Flavio Volpe is a champion of Canada’s globally relevant automotive sector and is dedicated to the growth of Canada’s automotive innovation, the development of new markets and the leveraging of its international leadership. Representing the interests of suppliers at home and abroad, he proudly leads the Automotive Parts Manufacturers’ Association (APMA) – Canada’s national association representing OEM producers of parts, equipment, tools, supplies and services for the worldwide automotive industry.
Flavio speaks regularly on behalf of industry interests, opportunities and challenges in Canada and abroad and has been covered by the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Washington Post, Globe and Mail, CTV, CBC/Radio Canada, BBC News, Detroit Free Press, Politico, Canadian Press, Postmedia, Global, Torstar, BloombergTV, BNN, Le Devoir, iPolitics, Automotive News, Inside US Trade and other international publications.
Previous to APMA, as Managing Director of WIRSOL Solar he oversaw the Canadian operations for the EU’s largest privately-held solar photovoltaic energy developer, leading efforts to secure new opportunities in both public and private energy markets. He has also served as Chief of Staff to the Minister of Economic Development and Trade in the Province of Ontario. He lead an inter-Ministry strategy team tasked with leading the Province’s effort to secure new global automotive mandates and providing OEM interim support during the global economic crisis. Prior to that, he managed the rebranding of SmartCentres, Canada’s largest retail developer and of ResREIT, one of Canada’s largest residential REIT’s.
Flavio holds a Master’s in Business Administration from the Schulich School of Business at York University and a Bachelor’s degree in International Relations from the University of Toronto.
- Company:Automotive Parts Manufacturers Association
- Short Bio:President
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