MOST INFLUENTIAL FOREIGNER
Ed MacDonald, Maritime Auto Parts, Nova Scotia
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Ed MacDonald gives until it hurts, literally. He is a founding board member of Automotive Recyclers of Canada (ARC) and chairman since 2003. He is an ARA regional director and participated in the International Round Table in Australia in 2008.
"Ed provides a global understanding of auto recycling," said Ginny Whelan, ARA University president. "Ed can share a joke and make an important industry comment in almost the same instant."
"At the ARA conventions, everyone knows when the Canadians are present when they hear Fast Eddie MacDonald with another quip, biting insight or encouraging word," noted Steve Fletcher, ARC executive director, "often delivered with a thick Scottish brogue, lilting Parisian accent or with interesting feminine charm."