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Dennis DesRosiers steps back from DAC, shifts to new role

After nearly 52 years of researching and writing about the automotive industry, Dennis DesRosiers, President of DesRosiers Automotive Consultants (DAC), is stepping back from the company to take on a consulting role.

DesRosiers sold his remaining shares to his business partner, Andrew King, who has jointly owned DAC and will continue running the business, as he has done for the past decade. However, DesRosiers said he is only “about 90 per cent-plus retiring,” since he will remain onboard as a consultant working exclusively for the company doing “special project work.”

“Over the years I’ve done a lot of expert witness work for the courts and I will continue in that role as well as the other odd assignment,” said DesRosiers in his latest DAC update. “This has been a long time in the making. About 10 years ago I turned day-to-day operations over to Andrew and the company has thrived under his direction. I expect the same in the future.”

DesRosiers and King have been working together since 1985, and DesRosiers has been working part time over the past decade after winding down his involvement in the company. With the arrival of the pandemic, he has further reduced his workload. 

“I can’t imagine a better industry to spend a career in and will miss analyzing and commenting on the issues the sector faces, but more than anything the many friends and clients who came to respect my expertise,” said DesRosiers. “I thank you all from the bottom of my heart.”

DesRosiers said he will focus more of his time on woodworking and gardening, two of his favourite hobbies.

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