APMA Announces election of Global Industry 4.0 Leaders to its Board of Directors

Toronto – July 18, 2019

The Automotive Parts Manufacturers’ Association announced today that Humera Malik, CEO of Canvass Analytics and Derek Kuhn, President of Sciemetric have joined its Board of Directors for the upcoming year. Their election to

the Board at the Annual General Meeting in June signals the expanding influence of Canadian technology in advancing Industry 4.0 in the global automotive sector.

Humera-MalikCanvass Analytics is a leader in automating intelligent industrial operations through its AI-powered predictive analytics platform. It was recognized as a 2018 Network World Top 10 Hot AI IoT Startups to Watch. Ms. Malik is a recipient of the RBC Women of Influence Entrepreneur of the Year award and Women of IoT/M2M award.

Derek-KuhnSciemetric is a leader in instrumentation, data management and analytics in the Industrial Internet of Things. It was recognized as the 2018 Assembly Magazine’s ASSEMBLY Show New Product of the Year Award winner. Mr. Kuhn is a recipient of the Alcatel-Lucent CEO Award and a Top 40 Under 40 from the Ottawa Business Journal as well as being a past APMA board member from 2012 to 2015.

APMA is Canada’s national association representing OEM producers of parts, equipment, tools, supplies, advanced technology, and services for the worldwide automotive industry. The Association was founded in 1952 and its members account for 90% of independent parts production in Canada. In 2018, automotive parts shipments were over $35 Billion and the industry employment level was over 100,000 people.


“Disruptive technologies, such as AI, are bringing exciting opportunities for the auto manufacturing industry to reinvent itself. By joining the APMA Board of Directors, I look forward to fostering greater collaboration between the industry and disruptive technology partners, such as Canvass Analytics, to propel the Canadian auto parts industry to the forefront of innovation and strengthen its position in the global automotive industry,” commented Humera Malik, CEO of Canvass Analytics.

“Automakers and their suppliers have long been at the forefront of those technologies which today are fundamental to the Industrial Internet of Things and Industry 4.0. The power of data continues to reshape the production line and create a compelling vision for the future. As part of the APMA Board of Directors, it is my goal to support this vision and work with the APMA membership to ensure Canada’s automotive industry remains a decisive player on the world stage”, Derek Kuhn, President of Sciemetric

“Ms. Malik and Mr. Kuhn are global leaders in Industry 4.0 and the breadth of knowledge and industry experience they bring to the APMA board will materially raise our ability to promote and advocate for Canada’s supplier industry”, said Flavio Volpe, President of APMA.

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Ashley Young – Ashleigh.young@canvass.io

Leo Valiquette – leo@leovaliquette.com

Flavio Volpe – fvolpe@apma.ca