ABOUT

Autoquip is Canada's premier automotive equipment supplier .  At Autoquip Canada we strive to provide exceptional quality equipment that will build the business of its users. We will do so by building partnerships through education and sales, professional installation and commitment to service. We have been in the industry for over 18 years and have built an experienced team to best service our customers. We not only build equipment for the automotive industry but also for movie and television production companies. See our projects page for a glimpse into the work we are proud of.

 

It is our mission to provide the best quality equipment and services possible with a constant desire to improve.  We are proud to only use North American made equipment from the most reputable suppliers in the industry. Please contact us to see how we can provide the equipment and services to build your business.

Roger Turmel
President

Roger began his career in the Automotive Collision Industry more than 20 years ago as a Regional Sales Manager for Spraybake. Roger originally created Autoquip as a distribution channel for Spraybake products. The company grew as Roger recognized the opportunity to install and design more sophisticated, quality collision centre products. In the year 2002, Autoquip brought the Garmat line to Canada to satisfy a need in the marketplace. This is a partnership that continues to drive our business and customer satisfaction.

 

Rogers background in sales and collision center design have been the driving factor behind Autoquip's success. As a long-time partner with Wedge Clamp and Garmat, Autoquip continues to be an exclusive distributor in many markets. Roger's ability to customize equipment to best suit your business needs is what sets Autoquip apart from the competition. With an extensive history in the Automotive business, Roger understands the importance of cost effective solutions and exceptional quality equipment. 

Wayne James 
Director of Operations

Wayne James began his work on cars when he was 13 years old. Although he sometimes refers to himself as an old painter, officially, he is Autoquip Canada's Director of Operations.

With over 39 years of project management experience in the Collision & Auto Refinish business, in his current role Wayne coordinates all aspects of equipment installation, including sub trades, and general contractors.

 

Before joining AutoQuip Canada in March of 2015, Wayne worked for Maaco Canada for over 30 years. He had many roles including Operations, R&D, Inventory Control and Installations. As the Operations Manager & Director of Operations for the Canadian Franchisor he was responsible for design and equipment installation for new Franchisees.

Respected as a credible voice in the automotive industry, Wayne sits on several committees including the Ontario College of Trades and the Auto Body and Collision Repairer Board.  


Auto Body and Collision Repairer, Board Vice-chairman 
Trade Code 274L, 310B, 310Q & 410N 

Advisor to Pre-apprenticeship Training Program
AYCE Employment Services - a division of Tropicana Community Services 

WORKPLACE SAFETY & PREVENTION SERVICES 
Vice Chair - Vehicle, Sales & Service Advisory Committee (VSSAC)

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