David Adams has more than 30 years of experience in the Canadian automotive industry. He brings a unique perspective to the industry being the only individual to have served in executive roles with both of Canada’s leading automotive industry associations.
David was appointed President of the Association of International Automobile Manufacturers of Canada – now the Global Automakers of Canada, in March 2005.
David has a Bachelor of Arts degree with majors in economics and psychology, from Wilfrid Laurier University in Waterloo, Ontario.
He has been at the forefront of the association’s thought leadership on automated and connected vehicles and both the ecosystem and regulatory environment for the advancement of these vehicles and currently sits on the Federal government’s “Car of the Future” Advisory Group, tasked with apprising the government of the issues and concerns automated and connected vehicles pose now and the future.
Additionally, David is a past Chair of the Canadian Motor Vehicle Arbitration Plan (CAMVAP) , a national consumer dispute resolution program, and was involved in the creation of the National Automobile Dealer Arbitration Program (NADAP) for disputes arising between dealers and manufacturers.
Mr. Adams also serves as a director of the Automotive Business School of Canada, at Georgian College in Barrie, Ontario, and as a director of the Foundation for the Study of Processes of Government in Canada and their key program – Forum for Young Canadians, which endeavors to teach young people from across the country about Canada’s democratic history and the parliamentary process to encourage leaders for the future.
Additionally, David is a regular columnist in Canadian Auto Dealer and past contributor to Canadian Autoworld, both monthly trade magazines for the Canadian automotive industry.
He is an avid cyclist and resides in Toronto with his wife Julie.
- Company:president & CEO, Global Automakers of Canada
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