During the recent launch of version 11 of their revolutionary shop management software on January 24th   which took place simultaneously in Toronto, Vancouver and Drummondville, GEM-CAR, repair shop management software provider, honored  several great shop owners.

Gerry Rand Gerry Rand, owner of Rand Automotive was presented with the prestigious GEM-CAR shop of the year for 2017 award. The launch was conducted at their regional Vancouver office complex.  Mr. Rand operates a state of the art repair & maintenance facility in Victoria, BC.

He is running GEM-CAR since seven years and has been instrumental in the continuing development of the software. His business represents the template for how an independent service facility should be operated and we’re proud to be an IT partner with him”, said Mathieu Brunel, President, GEM-CAR ; V2V Technologies Inc.
Rob Ingram, owner of Eldon Ingram in Stratford, Ontario was also presented with the prestigious  GEM-CAR shop of the year for 2017 award at the Toronto launch.  Mr. Ingram runs his shop with passion: they have won the Gold excellence award every year since 2014 (4 years) and have been selected as the Napa “Autopro” of the year in 2015.

He has used GEM-CAR for over five years and has been a key player in all the improvements made to our software during this period. He inspires young independent service facility operators across Ontario as a leader, and a gentleman. We are proud to partner with him and be part of his success”, said Bob Worts, Vice-president of sales,  GEM-CAR; V2V Technologies Inc.
Rob Ingram- Eldon Ingram

Finally, Christian Laberge, owner of Chemiakïn Auto in Quebec, was also awarded  GEM-CAR shop of the year for 2017. He runs a shop that increased its number of bays from 2 to 16 in less than five years while maintaining profitability.
He as been with GEM-CAR for over seven years and is an example, and an inspiration for other shops. His business represents a trend in independent service facilities, offering multiple services related to the car including tire, glass, mechanical, body and antirust services”, said Mathieu Brunel, President,  GEM-CAR; V2V Technologies Inc.