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Mr. Dereck Foster

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Executive Chairman

Local Address: Barbados
Company Description: Automotive Art is a one-stop superstore and service centre offering a wide choice of quality brands including accessories, batteries, car care products, paint and...   more
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Company News | Automotive Art
www.automotiveart.com, 30 Mar 2014 [cached]
Executive Chairman and Co-founder, Dereck Foster commented that, "We are always proud to say that whether you're an individual, a custom refinisher, a small body shop or a large collision repair centre, Automotive Art can provide you with a reliable, affordable, easy to use paint system that gives you extraordinary colour matching, faster job times and a more lasting finish - and this is no exception in the US"
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Foster raved on closing the show.
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According to Dereck Foster, Executive Chairman and Co-Founder of Automotive Art, "This year, we sought partners in order to build even more incentive into the competition, bringing our total prizes to over $30,000!
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Mr. Foster ended by stressing that, "Whether you are a University Student, or an independent Barbadian entrepreneur, this competition will give individuals and/or teams the opportunity to work in turning innovative ideas into real businesses, and win some valuable cash prizes that could be put towards turning their entrepreneurial dreams into reality."
The competition, which was launched on Aug 19th will allow competitors to be judged by some of the top entrepreneurs in Barbados, including Martin Ince, CEO of Foster & Ince, Peter Downes , Managing Director of Profiles International, Joe Ward, Partner BDO, Katrina Sam, Human Resource Management Specialist, as well as Doug Armstrong, CEO of Automotive Art, and Dereck Foster, Automotive Art's Executive Chairman.
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Executive Chairman for Automotive Art, Dereck Foster, is extremely optimistic about the new collaboration between the organizations. "The opportunity to buy-in and collaborate with a company like Multichem is a once in a lifetime opportunity; we are over the moon with the prospects we now have before us, and the synergies we will realize between the two companies in the short term. He went onto say that the new collaboration had already resulted in some new product development, and that this would enhance Automotive Art's footprint in the US.
Mr. Foster was also very complementary about the team at Multichem. He found them to be very professional in their respective roles, and they have embraced the new partnership with great enthusiasm and a view to building a stronger company in the future.
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"I would also like to congratulate Chris Maloney, our Group CFO, Glenn Camacho, our President of US Operations, and our Executive Chairman, Dereck Foster for their tireless efforts in these negotiations, and for their contribution in securing what will turn out to be the cornerstone of our future global organization," Mr. Armstrong closed by saying.
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Dereck Foster, Chairman and Co-Founder of Automotive Art, was also thoroughly impressed with the groups progress over the course of the week. He said what amazed him was how kids who never even knew one another prior to this program, and who came from a variety of different schools, could come together in five days and deliver workable solutions to a large organization using the skill sets they were taught. "These kids have gone on a journey," said Foster.
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Dereck Foster, Chairman of Art Holdings Inc (parent company for Automotive Art), said he was extremely pleased with how well the new retail format had come together, and praised his collaborators on the project, namely Rotherly Construction who constructed the facility, and Total Project Services who provided consulting services. "The design concept really showcases how cutting edge design and new state-of-art finishes can come together to deliver a truly unique and differential retail experience," Foster went onto say.
Foster also said he was proud that the company could make an investment of this nature at a time when the country needed it most, and looked forward to the prospect of rolling out this new format to in both current and new retail operations throughout the Caribbean.
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Dereck Foster, Executive Chairman for the group, says the decision to build the new Welches store is significant in many respects. "First and foremost, as next year is our 20th anniversary, the new store will come to represent a crowning achievement for the company, and symbolize the success we have achieved through the hard work and dedication of all of our team throughout the years. Additionally, its state-of-the-art design will be representative of our commitment to innovation, and reinforce our positioning as the leading supplier of automotive products and services in Barbados, and beyond."
Mr. Foster went onto say that he was also proud that the company could make an investment of this nature at a time when the country needed it most, and that he hoped the initiative would inspire other companies to re-look at opportunities in their business, and perhaps dust off any projects they had on hold on account of the recession. He said his Board felt that with the prices of many building commodities at all time lows, and contractors more flexible and competitive in the tight marketplace, now was the right time to build. With the global recession starting to show signs of abatement, he felt confident that if other companies could bring their projects on-line, this would go a long way in kick starting the economy, and assist in ushering in a new period of prosperity in Barbados.
Goddard Enterprises Limited - Barbados
www.goddardenterprisesltd.com, 5 Jan 2014 [cached]
Mr. Dereck Foster
Tel: (246) 430-5700 Fax: (246) 436-8934
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Mr. Dereck Foster - Non-Executive Director
Mr. Dereck Foster is a Co-Founder of Automotive Art, which is the Caribbeans largest automotive after-market retailer. He served as its CEO between 1990 and 2008, and is currently the Executive Chairman of the Art Holdings Group. Over the years, he has gro...
Derek Foster, chief ...
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Derek Foster, chief executive officer of Art Holdings, the parent company of Automotive Art, says the multi-million dollar deal was completed on December 1. ...
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www.goddardenterprisesltd.com, 5 Jan 2014 [cached]
Mr. Dereck Foster | Read More Goddard Enterprises Limited - Barbados
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Mr. Dereck Foster
Tel: (246) 430-5700 Fax: (246) 436-8934
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Mr. Dereck Foster
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Mr. Dereck Foster
Non-Executive Director
Mr. Dereck Foster is a Co-Founder of Automotive Art, which is the Caribbeans largest automotive after-market retailer. He served as its CEO between 1990 and 2008, and is currently the Executive Chairman of the Art Holdings Group. Over the years, he has grown the company from a staff of six [6] to a multi-national organisation operating in over thirty [30] countries. his includes three [3] Automotive Art stores in Barbados, two [2] in St. Lucia and Franchisee operated stores in seven [7] other Caribbean countries.
In 2002 Automotive Art opened a sales & distribution arm in the USA which supplies over thirty [30] markets in the Caribbean and Latin America. n 2006 the Art Holdings Group acquired Marshall Trading; a twenty-five [25] year old lumber and building supplies company in Barbados.
Between 2008 and 2011 Mr. Foster partnered with Terra Caribbean in the acquisition and restructuring of Bajan Services Ltd.; a thirty [30] year old real estate services company specialising in sales, management and rental of luxury holiday homes. n 2012 he concluded a joint venture acquisition of an automotive paint manufacturer in Poland, which will produce Automotive Arts private label paints, allowing unrestricted global access.
Mr. Foster was educated in Guyana and has won several awards, including the 1996 Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year Award for Retail & Distribution.
Automotive Art, The Caribbean's largest Auto-Care retailer - Contact
www.automotiveart.com, 10 Nov 2010 [cached]
Dereck Foster Executive Chairman 246 430 7050
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