Who We Are
Automotive Driving Solutions (ADS) is an automotive event management and production company specializing in executing local and national scale events across North America.
ADS has positioned itself as a leader in the development, production and management of product launches, training curriculum and customer experience events with a turnkey approach.
Claude has developed and honed his racing talent over the last 30 years. His rich racing history includes experience in many different types of vehicles and series including open-wheel single-seaters, F 1600, Formula 2000, Formula Mazda and a historic McLaren Formula 5000 car.
Through his extensive racing history, Claude worked closely with many racing schools gradually working alongside Automotive Manufacturers in product testing and driver training. Working with most automotive manufacturers, Claude has the ability to assess vehicle characteristics highlighting and demonstrating their capabilities. Fluent in both English and French, Claude has traveled the country representing manufacturers as the automotive driving specialist.
Claude’s sense of humour, calmness and confidence is transferable to the program design and execution. His history behind the wheel has led him to help mold ADS as one of the leading automotive event companies in the country.
Tom brings a variety of skills and experiences to the ADS team. Coming from operating an event management business for over a decade, his logistical knowledge enables him to quickly assess situations and develop strategies to deal with problems quickly.
Through his many years in the industry, Tom has produced OEM programs from traditional dealer Ride & Drives to one-on-one consumer testing and evaluation. He is a knowledgeable observer and applies his concepts to create interesting and challenging programs for ADS clients.
His humour, quick observations and ability to communicate vital information are key ingredients for the calm and professional delivery of programs.
Pro Driver & Facilitor
Max’s development in the automotive racing environment began as a child. As the son of a race car driver, Max gained his race knowledge from spending time on the track. Following in his father’s footsteps, Max would compete in various series developing his talents and transitioning them to instructing fellow drivers.
His passion for racing led him to explore the industry and graduate from Automotive School of Business at Georgian College making him a key ingredient to the ADS team. Through 13 years with ADS, Max has filled every onsite position and now represents manufacturers as a National trainer
His youthful and organic approach to delivering complex automotive content has enabled Max to apply his teachings to a large demographic in the industry.
Program Management & Event Logistics
Ryan possesses a fundamental skill set that is adaptable to any and all ADS events. His versatility is an asset as his capabilities have been fine-tuned with over 12 years of Account, Program and Project management. As a licensed transport driver, Ryan is able to take charge of equipment and transport logistics venturing to any program location.
Ryan brings a strong automotive mechanical background combined with a sound understanding of the automotive landscape. As a graduate of Georgian College Automotive Marketing, Ryan integrates his learnings elevating ADS and their clients. Ryan’s competitive nature makes him no stranger to the podium. As a key driver for team ADS, his dedication to winning makes him a progressive driver on the racetrack and in the field.
Program Management & Business Development
Shiva has an unfaltering passion for cars and business. With over 12 years’ experience on the ADS team, Shiva has worked on the launch, deployment and delivery of large automotive marketing and training initiatives. Through his experiences in working at senior levels in client organizations, Shiva has proven to be a key asset in providing efficiencies for client programs.
After graduating from Georgian College with a degree in Automotive Management, Shiva used his academic learnings and applied them to assist the team with everyday business ventures. Getting his start through a co-op program, Shiva has grown from being an onsite support staff member to supervising multiple ADS accounts. Shiva’s ability to see all expressed and unexpressed requests of our clients through to fruition makes him an asset to our team and our clients.
Shiva’s ability to fulfill the requests of our clients, while anticipating their unidentified needs for each program, makes him an asset to the ADS team.
Kendrick joined the ADS team and brought with him a history of motorsports knowledge in the automotive industry. As a member of Castrol Drift Mania Canadian Championship, Kendrick helped bring the sport of drifting from Japan to Canada turning a club series into a sanctioned National sport.
Through managing and growing the series, Kendrick gained industry knowledge that he applies to the ADS team. His relentless attention to detail makes him a logistical asset in identifying objectives and deliverables prior to event deployment.
Program Management & IT
Vi has a passion for cars and technology. His unique skill set grows as we integrate new technologies to our event production. Specializing in event IT/AV, Vi ensures all digital material is aesthetically pleasing while delivering comprehensive event data to our clients. For event lead management, Vi has the ability to design, implement and/or integrate client requests on a variety of digital platforms. Vi oversees round-the-clock data transfer that has gone through rigorous audits ensuring we meet all National standards.
…seamless part of our organization…
The people of ADS are partners – in the finest sense of the term. Over the years they have played a key role in turning the training objectives of Mazda Canada into reality and in the process have become a seamless part of our organization in the eyes of our dealers. The ADS team is instrumental in our ability to bring our future product to life for our dealerships and their customers.
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We welcome unsolicited applications.
Email us your resume with a cover letter explaining how you want to contribute to ADS.