In the run-up to International Women’s Day taking place on March 8, we kick off our “Women of Fix Network” series once again by recognising the many women within our network who are leading, influencing, and thriving in the global automotive aftermarket business.
As part of this initiative, we will be regularly profiling women from the executive level to the counter pro to the shop owner who make a difference through innovation, business acumen or serving as a role model in the automotive aftermarket.
This week, we showcase Andrea Ghaney, a familiar face in Newfoundland’s thriving aftermarket industry for the past 25 years who has inspired many women keen to pursue a career in the collision repair business. At the wheel of Fix Auto St. John’s Avalon as its Collision Centre Manager, she interacts daily with the shop’s large customer base, while ensuring that her team of technicians and office staff are at the top of their game through regular training and certifications.
Andrea is known to be a trailblazer, shattering perceptions about women in what historically has been a male-dominated field. “I believe the perception about women in the industry is changing and that there is a large number of women across the globe who actually do work on vehicles every day and enjoy it,” says Andrea. “Women are continuously making a difference at all levels of the business – whether in the workshop or adjusting claims or excelling in customer service.”