The Nova Scotia Automotive Human Resource Sector Council (ASC) is an independent non-profit organization responsible to a board of directors.

We work with:

  • businesses and employers
  • employees,
  • apprentices,
  • students,
  • industry associations,
  • our government and educational partners, and
  • the motive trades

We build relationships and collaboration among industry, federal and provincial Governments, the Nova Scotia Community College, community organizations, career practitioners, and the trades.

In 2019, in partnership with NSCC’s Film & Television program, the ASC Board of Directors shot this introductory video.

Board of Directors

Our Board of Directors is made up of 15 representatives from across Nova Scotia. The Board provides direction in addressing the automotive industry’s human resource and future work force development issues.

Beth McNeillDon McNeill's ShellElmsdale
Vice Chairperson
Craig QuaintanceNAPA AutopartsAtlantic Canada
Shirley MitchellCoast Tire & Auto ServiceAtlantic Canada
Shannon TritesExecutive Director of Automotive Sector CouncilNova Scotia
Judy DicksonCharting the Future Educational ServicesNova Scotia
Tailor SpearsDepartment of Transportation Mechanical BranchMillers Lake
Dennis BurkeCanavans Central AppraisalsAtlantic Canada
Leanne JefferiesAssured Performance Network & Skills Canada Collision Repair Program Canada
Gary QuiggCanadian Tire CorporateAtlantic Canada
Matt Hall Mazda Canada IncAtlantic Canada
Rob WardHealth & Safety Officer Steele Auto GroupAtlantic Canada
Kevin StuartCarquestAtlantic Canada
Mohja AliaImmigrant Services Association of Nova Scotia (ISANS)Nova Scotia
John SutherlandNS Automobile Dealers AssociationNova Scotia
Scott BlakeneyMotor Hub GroupNova Scotia
Robin HarrisCARSTAR Elmsdale & New MinasNova Scotia
Gord MacKenzie Academic Chair at NSCC AkerleyHalifax
Kevin GerriorApprenticeship Training Manager at NSCCHalifax
Automotive Sector Council Staff
Nikki BarnettOperations ManagerNova Scotia
Shannon HallManager of Youth & Industry Engagement Nova Scotia