Hannu Ylanko Director of Ontario
Hannu Ylanko’s career affords him a unique insight of both the retail and OEM side of the automotive business. His experience is invaluable in assisting dealers desiring to realize the best value from their operations, or who look to expand their current business.
Hanno has over 40 years of automotive industry experience, starting his career with General Motors in the early 70s as the industry was about to undergo its first dramatic change resulting of the oil embargo. After seven years with GM in various sales and marketing roles, he joined Honda Canada's Acura division, becoming part of the team to set up this Japanese luxury brand in North America.
Hannu had a 30-year career with Mercedes-Benz Canada, both in its retail and wholesale divisions. During that time he served as regional manager, Toronto retail operation manager, vice president of sales, and vice president network development and training.