Victory Ford Lincoln Staff


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  • Vince Lally
    President
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    The opportunity to expand into Chatham arose in 2010 and I was eager to take on the challenge. Victory Ford Lincoln joined the Lally Group on June 1st, 2010. We are now in our great new building with the best built cars in the world to choose from. Of all my years with Ford Motor Company, I've never been as proud of the vehicles on our lot as I am today. The addition of the Lincoln lineup to the Lally Ford family of vehicles has provided us with another opportunity to develop as a dealer. With all of the latest innovations and designs, we are ready to grow the business in the Chatham area.

    With all of the changes at Ford Motor Company, at Victory Ford Lincoln and in the Chatham area, I know that one thing will never change. At the end of the day, customers will go where they are treated the best and feel appreciated. At Victory Ford, we always put the customer first. It's the reason for our success. It has always been that way and will never change.

    vince@victoryford.ca

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  • Dr. Issa El-Cheikh
    Controller/Secretary Treasurer


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  • Don Leonard
    General Manager
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    Don Leonard started in the car business as a service advisor in 1979. In 1981, he became a sales consultant and worked for several years, building strong customer rapport through relationship based selling and treating customers right. Since then, Don has held various positions within the car business including financial services manager, general sales manager and general manager. In 1999-2000, Don achieved National Sales Leader status for Chrysler Corporation.

    Don is proud to have adopted the nickname SPARKY by his teammates many years ago (Named after Sparky Anderson, former Detroit Tigers manager.) Don is still an avid Tigers fan and enjoyed playing in a Tiger Fantasy Camp in 2008. His life long goal is to watch the captain of the Toronto Maple Leafs hoist the Stanley Cup for a second time in his life.

    After spending many successful years in a car dealership, Sparky moved on to become a national automotive trainer and traveled extensively across Canada and the United States. He assisted dealerships in process implementation in regards to sales, service and overall customer satisfaction.

    With these experiences and devotion to the car business and customer satisfaction, Sparky is the ideal General Manager.


    sparky@victoryford.ca

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  • Jeff Ameel
    Sales Manager

    When did you start working here? I've been at Victory since 2008.
    Tell us a little bit about you: I was born and raised in Ridgetown, and I currently live in Chatham, have a daughter, a son, and wonderful fiancé. I enjoy watching hockey and spending my free time with my family and friends. I am a 6 time Ford of Canada summit-award winning salesman and manager. 
    Why I work here: Vince is a great owner and I have awesome, supportive co-workers.
    What I Love Most About My Job: I love meeting new people and helping them get into the perfect vehicle which suits their needs.
    What's your favourite Ford and why: F-150. I love the quiet and smooth ride, and the amount of space and comfort.
    Something that people should know about Ford: Henry Ford invented the assembly line and took the car world by storm with the Model T - which is still the best selling automobile of all-time.
    The Community of Chatham-Kent is great because: Great schools and activities for kids, the entire community is very friendly no matter where you go. :)


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  • Justin Oliveira
    Sales Manager

    When did you start working here?

    I've been here since 2014. I've been with Ford since 2009.

    Can you tell us a little bit about you?

    I'm married and have a beautiful daughter and a golden lab. I'm big into baseball, I'm a big Blue Jays fan. I play baseball every other Friday - I also play in a good amount of golf tournaments. I was originally a licensed mechanic, and I've kept that up. It's pretty helpful being a salesman and having that background.

    What do you love most about your job?

    I love finding the right car, for the right person. I get enjoyment out of seeing a smile on a customer's face as they're driving away. 

    Why should people choose you as their Used Car Sales Manager: I'll take the time to find you the right car you're looking for, whether it's out make or not I'm here to make you happy. 

    Whats your favourite Ford and why?

    I'd have to say the 1994 Ford Probe GT, black on black, it was my first car. Manual transmission, I loved it - and had a couple more probes after that.

    The Community of Chatham and the surrounding area is great because:

    It's got a small town feel, with big city amenities, I wouldn't commute form London everyday if I didn't like Chatham-Kent!

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  • Tanya Walters
    Financial Services Manager
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    Tanya Walters was born and raised in Merlin and is currently residing in Chatham. She spent 14 years in the Finance Industry in the Chatham area. With her experience and network of contacts, she possesses the right assets as a Financial Services Manager.

     

    Tanya is happily married to her husband Jeff and they have 2 beautiful daughters, Lillee and Myah. They love spending time together as a family. Tanya also enjoys playing volleyball and traveling to warm destinations.

     

    Tanya is an authorized representative for Ford of Canada and most of the major banks in Canada. She is committed to making sure all of the details of each purchase are addressed, while ensuring that the specific needs of the customer are priority number one. In addition to financial expertise, she is versed in the benefits of extended warranties, maintenance plans and protection packages to maximize a vehicle's resale value.



    tanya@victoryford.ca

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  • Sa'id Hammoud
    Financial Services Manager
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    When did you start working here?

    I've been at Victory Ford since March 2011.

    Can you tell us a little bit about you?

    I'm married and have 2 beautiful daughters, I'm a Windsor native - born and raised. I go to the gym, I love playing soccer and I bike ride. 

    What do you love most about your job?

    I love meeting different people - by far. Dealing with all walks of life, and making peoples dream of a new vehicle a reality. 

    Whats your favourite Ford and why?

    At the moment the new lineup of 150s are great. It's an all in one package, I can fit my whole family in it with comfort, it's a smooth ride. And it allows me to haul and move stuff when needed, as we go camping a couple of times a year.

    The Community of Chatham and the surrounding area is great because:

    Most of my coworkers are from Chatham, and they're great people - that's gotta say something about the city. The surrounding area is also filled with lots of beautiful nature.


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  • Jay Kelly
    Sales Consultant
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    Tell us a little bit about yourself:  I reside in Blenheim with my wife Heather and our daughter Kaitlyn. I enjoy golfing and am a long time member and past employee of the Blenheim Golf Club.

    What I love most about my job:  Meeting new people everyday and helping make their new car purchase an enjoyable experience.

    What is my favorite Ford and why:  I really like the Ford Edge, with its roominess and versatility of an SUV but the comfort and handling of a car it suits all of the needs I like in a vehicle.

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  • Ryan Pierce
    Sales Consultant

    Tell us a little bit about you: I was born and raised in Chatham. I'm married with 3 kids, a boy and two girls. In my spare time I enjoy fishing and home renovations. Prior to coming on board at Victory Ford I worked in management in the car rental industry at several locations including Chatham, Tilbury, Leamington, Essex and Sarnia, where I gained hands on experience working with all the major automotive brands and their dealers. I also helped to launch the first corporate car-sharing program in Canada, based at the Union Gas campus in Chatham.
    Why I work here:
    Shared focus on customer service, excellent facilities and top notch product.
    What I Love Most About My Job:
    Helping people find the best car for them and building strong relationships with my customers throughout the community.
    Why you should choose me as your Sales Consultant:
      Coming from a hospitality based industry my focus remains on delivering an excellent customer experience. Based on my prior experience working with other auto brands, I chose Ford because I truly believe we have the best line-up of vehicles and the highest focus on customer service in the industry.
    What's your favorite Ford and why:
    It has to be the F150. With 50 years in a row as Canada's #1 truck it's hard to dispute. However, I really do believe in our full line-up of vehicles and the Fusion is a personal favourite for me to drive. It combines great looks, fuel economy and driving characteristics that strike the perfect balance between comfort and agility.
    Something that people should know about Ford:
      Ford Motor Company is the largest family-controlled company in the world, and has been in continuous family control for over 110 years.
    The Community of Chatham-Kent is great because:
    Chatham-Kent is a community of communities, full of hard working people that all bring something different to the table. Chatham-Kent is also a great place to play outdoors, with lots lakes, rivers, beaches and provincial parks that are great for camping, boating, hunting and fishing.

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  • Brandon Leonard
    Sales Consultant

    Tell us a little bit about you: I was born and raised in Windsor and have recently moved to Chatham with my fiancee after commuting to Victory Ford Lincoln for the better part of three years.
    Why I work here: I work at Victory Ford Lincoln because working in the automotive industry is a huge part of my family background, both building vehicles and selling them as well.
    What I love most about my job: The things I love most about my job are the people that I meet along the way. I worked in the restaurant industry for the better part of 7 years and it is very refreshing to be around people and not around my frying pans!
    What is your favourite Ford and why: Hands down the Ford Fusion. It has a perfect combination of style and performance. I absolutely cannot wait to see the all new 2.7L EcoBoost Fusion Sport; hello horsepower!!

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  • Mark Jackson
    Sales Consultant

    Tell us a little bit about you: I was born and raised in Chatham.  I have been married to my wife for over 15 years and am the proud father of Lauren and Adam.  My passion for motorsports has allowed me the opportunity to work with amateur and professional teams from go-karts to 10,000 lb monster trucks.  In my spare time I love to ride atv's with my kids. 
    What I love most about my job:
    I love the opportunity to meet new people and help them find the perfect vehicle.  I am proud to represent Victory Ford Lincoln in the many community and charity events the dealership supports. 
    What's your favourite Ford and why?:
    Without a doubt, the Explorer!  The Explorer is the SUV that started the craze - and after 25 years it is still a head turner and a leader in its class.
    Why you should choose me as your Sales Consultant:
    I truly believe in delivering excellent customer service, while being ethical, credible and sincere.  I treat people the way I would like to be treated, and strive to exceed my customer's expectations. 

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  • Mike Raspburg
    Sales & Leasing Consultant

    When did you start working here?
    I've been here since May 5th 2016.

    Can you tell us a little bit about you?

    I have 2 kids Isaballa and Lucas, and I'm with my loving girlfriend Christina. I'm really involved in the community, I coach travel hockey, the Chatham outlaws, the Chatham strikers, and I run an indoor soccer clinic called focus - indoor soccer. I do a lot of things with cancer research - I do the dragon boat races every year in Wallaceburg, I've been in sales for a while, but took a break to council young offenders for 10 years. I'm competitive but I love talking to people. I'm a board member of the Chatham Youth Soccer Association.

    What do you love most about your job?

    I love the competitive nature, meeting new people, interacting with families, talking to the kids making them a part of the sale. Every sale is a new experience and everyone has a story.

    Why should people choose you as their Salesman:
    I'm easy - going down to earth, i'll make you feel comfortable, no pressure sales approach. I like to establish a relationship with people. I interact well with customers kids, I'm diverse. I'm easy to talk to. I make the experience enjoyable.

    Whats your favourite Ford and why?
    I love the F-150, it's so practical and the amount of room in a super crew is amazing. The space for equipment, the space for kids and families, it's there when needed for power. It's got a great new style.

    The Community of Chatham and the surrounding area is great because:
    Everybody feels like they're working together to make Chatham great, there is a good amount of respect here. It's a perfect place to raise a family - there are enough resources here to make a great living. It's got that family feel.

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  • Alex Luyt
    Sales & Leasing Assistant

    When did you start working here?
    I've been here since April 2016.

    Can you tell us a little bit about you?
    I like to play video video games, watch movies, hangout with friends. I am a family person - I'm always with my family - I love them, I have a strong passion for cars.

    What do you love most about your job?
    I love meeting people, I've learned a lot about backing up vehicles, honing my driving skills.

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  • Larry Giordano
    Business Preferred Sales Rep
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    Larry Giordano has been in the car business for over 30 years. Each of those years has been spent with Ford. He has had several roles around the dealership including sales consultant, financial services manager and heavy truck sales/manager.

     

    He is married to Helen and has one daughter.

     

    Larry loves to spend his free time boating and especially enjoys fishing.

    Larry's message: "I am here to help you through every step of the purchasing process and make sure everything I can do meets and exceeds the customer's standards. It is my goal to make all of my customers for life."

    larry@victoryford.ca

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  • Nathan Malott
    Lot Attendant

    When did you start working here?

    I started working here on June 30th 2012.

    Can you tell us a little bit about you?

    I love to fish, Im an avid car guy. I'm a nursing student the University of Windsor. I love to play baseball and hockey, and I love to watch them too. I love me some Ottawa Senators. I love The Office (American version.) 

    What do you love most about your job?

    I like working with people,I enjoy working around cars. I love seeing the new cars that come out. I like interacting with people at drive events. 

    Whats your favourite Ford and why?

    The F-150, I love the drive of it. I want one as soon as I can get one.  I'd love it in magnetic. 

    The Community of Chatham and the surrounding area is great because:

    We're close to Windsor, close to London. It's a relatively close drive to the capital of Canada (8 hours but whatever.) You know a lot of people in Chatham, it's tight knit.

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  • Lisa Pickering
    Secretary/Treasurer
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    When did you start working here?

    I've been at Victory Ford since 1990.

    Can you tell us a little bit about you?

    I'm an avid sports fan of the Leafs and Jays, I also have an admiration for the Edmonton Oilers - spurred on from my interest in the Windsor Spitfires.

    What do you love most about your job?

    I just like what I do - honestly. I enjoy my line of work. 

    Whats your favourite Ford and why?

    I would love to have a Mustang convertible, but realistically I drive an Edge and I love that too!

    The Community of Chatham and the surrounding area is great because:

    The size of Chatham, it's not too too big, but not so small that you need to travel a distance to get what you need. I like how its not too far from Windsor and London. 

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  • MerriLee Robertson
    Accounts Administration
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    When did you start working here?

    I've been with Ford since I was 18, I've been at Victory since 2010, and was at the dealership for the previous owners. 

    What do you love most about your job?

    I love the people I work with, I love the fast paced environment, I love doing work all the time. 

    Whats your favourite Ford and why?

    I love my 2012 Ford Fusion, I would for sure upgrade to a newer model they're awesome.

    The Community of Chatham and the surrounding area is great because:

    I've been here almost my entire life, its just homey to me, it's not a really small community but it's not a bustling metropolis, that's what I like. 

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  • Shawna Dulong
    Accounting / Business Development Coordinator

    Shawna was born and raised in small town Thamesville, Ontario. She had been a part of the Victory Ford Lincoln family since 2012. Shawna enjoys the pleasurable experience of being able to work alongside upbeat co-workers making it a great environment to come to work every day. The thing she loves most about her job is that with every customer we come together to ensure they receive the best experience here with our Ford/Lincoln family.

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  • Lori Barwick
    Receptionist

    When did you start working here?

    I started at Victory Ford on November 30th 2015.

    Can you tell us a little bit about you?

    I've lived in Chatham since 2006, I'm married to my husband Bob and I've got 2 children, Alyssa who currently is doing an over seas adventure in Australia and Joel who studies at the University of Windsor. 

    What do you love most about your job?

    I like meeting new people all the time, I'm the first face customers see when they walk in the door!

    Whats your favourite Ford and why?

    I'd love a convertible mustang to drive to the beach on a beautiful summer day, I'd love one in black. 

    The Community of Chatham and the surrounding area is great because:

    It's a great community to raise your kids in, there is lots to do, local sports, specifically. 

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  • Alix Collison
    Part-Time Receptionist

    When did you start working here?

    I started to work at Victory Ford on June 6th, 2016.

    Can you tell us a little bit about you?

    I have a son Berkeley, with my wonderful boyfriend Tom, I enjoy spending time with my family and bringing Berkeley on new adventures. I am a passionate reader and usually have my nose in a book. I like to try new things and go to new places. I am very artistic, some of my hobbies include painting and drawing. I like to surround myself with funny, caring and down to earth people. 

    What do you love most about your job?

    I love many things about my job including the pleasant atmosphere, the helpful employees, and the duties of my job. I am going to school in the fall for Medical Office Administration and I find that this job will help in familiarizing me with office type work. I am also a naturally shy person and this job has helped me to step out of my comfort zone and be more outgoing.

    Whats your favourite Ford and why?

    My favourite Ford would have to be the 2016 Ford Fusion; I have loved the look of them since I first saw one.

    The Community of Chatham and the surrounding area is great because:

    The community of Chatham is an ideal place for families with young children, there are lots of programs and activities to get involved with. 

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  • Sam Sokolowski
    Part-time receptionist


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  • Eugene Caron
    Parts Manager
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    When did you start working here?

    I've been at Victory Ford since 2010. 

    Can you tell us a little bit about you?

    I love anything that's Detroit - Tigers, Pistons, Wings you name it. I've been in the parts business since '73, I've always been located in Chatham.

    What do you love most about your job?

    I love my staff, I love all the customer that I've built relationships with over the years.

    Why should people choose you as their Parts Manager:

    I'll give you my undivided attention, I've got many many years of experience, all to better service you. If people are looking for older products, customers know that I can get it done. Anything pre 1980, I'll dig into the books to find the right part for you - using the old microfiche. 

    Whats your favourite Ford and why?

    I love the F-150, it's been the number one truck for well over 50 years. You can't beat the king. 

    The Community of Chatham and the surrounding area is great because:

    My family all still lives here, 9 brothers & sisters, everyone is in the immediate and surrounding area, that's gotta say something!

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  • Matt Walker
    Front Parts Counterperson

    When did you start working here?

    I've been in the business since I was 18, and I've been at Victory since 2015. 

    Can you tell us a little bit about you?

    I've been with my fiancé for over 10 years, and we have a little boy together. I'm he on fishing, and I love off roading, I'm huge into sports: baseball, hockey, name it. I love to camp, I'm just an outdoorsman. I play baseball and hockey still. I'm born and raised in Blenheim. I'm honestly livin' the dream.

    What do you love most about your job?

    Great work environment, its an uplifting place to be. It's 100% excellence as the environment, and I've always been into parts. I love my co-workers.

    Whats your favourite Ford and why?

    I love the F-150, its always been a favourite - the style, look, usability of it. The Mustang as well, the power style… the body lines on the new ones are unbelievable. Both in black. 

    The Community of Chatham and the surrounding area is great because:

    Theres great spots to fish, lots to do. Tons of community event sin Chatham-Kent, car shows, tractor pulls, there is always something to do in Chatham-Kent.

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  • Monica Synard
    Back Parts Counter

    When did you start working here?

    I've been at Victory since November 20th 2015.

    Can you tell us a little bit about you?

    I'm a single mom of a young teenager, he keeps me busy. He's a great kid, he's really into sports, we're both big Red Sox fans. 

    What do you love most about your job?

    I love the hustle and bustle of the job, it keeps me moving. I love making customers happy, I like the family feel that we have as a unit of Victory Ford. Everyone is always good for a laugh. 

    Whats your favourite Ford and why?

    I like the 1998 STX 150 - short cab in white, with black tinted windows. 

    The Community of Chatham and the surrounding area is great because:

    I like the big city amenities of Chatham, I love to go to Mitchell's Bay - it's great for relaxing there in the summer, and very kid friendly.

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  • Sam Naegele
    Parts Counter

    When did you start working here?
    I've been here since May 18th 2016.

    Can you tell us a little bit about you?

    I love sports, I play soccer and volleyball. I play volleyball for fun, and I play in a local soccer league.

    What do you love most about your job?
    I like being able to look at a million different parts a day - thinking all the possibilities for my personal vehicle.

    Whats your favourite Ford and why?
    I like the Focus ST because you can get all of the sporting good with it, but it doesn't need to have as much power as a mustang to go as fast.

    The Community of Chatham and the surrounding area is great because:
    There is always a possibility for growth here, it's got room to expand into an even bigger and amazing city.

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  • Tammy McDowell
    Shipping & Receiving
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    When did you start working here?

    I started working for Victory Ford in November 2006. 

    Can you tell us a little bit about you?

    I've got a teenage boy at home he boxes compatibly. I'm a cake maker in my spare-time I do it for weddings, special occasions. I'm a dragon boater, once a year we have a big event in Wallaceburg and it's all for cancer research. 

    What do you love most about your job?

    The business, I like to keep busy and I have a slight bit of OCD, which is great for the parts business - keeping everything organized. 

    Whats your favourite Ford and why?

    I love the F-150, mostly newer ones, I also have appreciation for the mercury marauder. 

    The Community of Chatham and the surrounding area is great because:

    We're surrounded by water, get on a boat and go. We've got 2 boats, one for fishing and one for cruising. 

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  • Randy Bell
    Parts Driver

    When did you start working here?

    I've been with Victory Ford since 2010.

    Can you tell us a little bit about you?

    I've been married for over 40 years to my lovely wife named Diane, and my son Tom lives in in Georgia and he's the manager of ADM. We've got 2 grand-daughters. I do bird carving, I carve birds out of wood, realistic to a tee. It takes around 3 months to do one bird, but it's well worth it. 

    What do you love most about your job?

    I deliver parts to all the surrounding dealerships. I pretty much know everyone in the Ford dealerships in the surrounding and extended area. 

    Whats your favourite Ford and why?

    1939 ford pickup in black - stock, right as it comes off the line. The more original the better. 

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  • Mark Chappus
    Service Manager
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    Tell us a little bit about you: I am a husband, father, motorcyclist, golf hack, softball coach and Detroit Sports fan!
    What I love most about my job: I have been in the automotive industry for 15 years and the last 6 have been with Victory Ford and I am proud to be part of this amazing team. I am here for all your automotive service needs.

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  • Devin Cammaert
    Service Advisor
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    When did you start working here?

    I've been at Victory Ford since 2007.

    Can you tell us a little bit about you?

    I love horses, boating, outdoorsy stuff, I'm a really adventurous person. I have a great boyfriend who I've been with since 2010. I love country music, I was on the Canadian Cowgirls for 6 years. I joined Off-Kilter Equine Entertainment, I'm now with Encore Entertainment. I like to stay active and involved in my community. 

    What do you love most about your job?

    I love the atmosphere, the people I work with, it's fast paced - even though it drives you crazy sometimes, it's all worth it in the end. 

    Whats your favourite Ford and why?

    I love the F-150, because I actually use a truck like a truck. I own a 2002 150, but I'd love to get into a new one. 

    The Community of Chatham and the surrounding area is great because:

    Chatham is great because it's small enough to be comfortable, yet it has all of the conveniences of a big city. 

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  • Brian Williams
    Service Advisor

    When did you start working here?

    I've been here since 2013.

    Can you tell us a little bit about you?

    I have a fiancé and 3 younger kids. 

    What do you love most about your job?

    I love the interaction with customers, satisfying them is my number one goal.

    Whats your favourite Ford and why?

    I like the Mustang, simply for the pure power. 

    The Community of Chatham and the surrounding area is great because:

    It's close to major bodies of water, great for fishing. It's cheap cost of living down here, less hustle and bustle. 

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  • Brad McFadden
    Service Advisor

    When did you start working here?

    I've been here since November 2015. 

    Can you tell us a little bit about you?

    I'm married with 2 great kids. 

    What do you love most about your job?

    I like meeting new people and new customers everyone has an interesting story. 

    Whats your favourite Ford and why?

    The new 2016 Mustangs, GT package (and obviously manual transmission.)

    The Community of Chatham and the surrounding area is great because:

    There is still that small town feel, even though it's the biggest city in-between Windsor and London.

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  • Peggy Lee
    Warranty Administrator & Dispatcher
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    Summit Award winner in the Service Department with over 20 years experience.

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  • Courtney Stowe
    Service Appointment Coordinator

    When did you start working here?
    I've been at Victory Ford since February 2016!

    Can you tell us a little bit about you?
    My dad owned the Ford dealership in Chatham for years, so you could say Ford is in my blood!

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  • Paul Tate
    Service Technician

    When did you start working here?

    I started at Victory Ford in 2005.

    Can you tell us a little bit about you?

    I am an avid rail fan. I belong to the Chatham Model Railroad Club. I enjoy golf. I am certified in every aspect of training Ford Motor Co. has to offer and certified in the Drive Clean program. I have just over 16 years experience with Ford.

    What do you love most about your job?

    I have a great passion for the tough to fix vehicles. Even though they may keep me up at night.

    Whats your favourite Ford and why?

    My favourite Ford vehicle is the 1956 Lincoln Mark convertible. I believe this was a defining moment in the Lincoln brand history.

    The Community of Chatham and the surrounding area is great because:

    The Chatham Community and surrounding area is great because there is nothing like the people of this area. We have a passion for automobiles, art, culture, people and charity.

     

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  • Jason Walter
    Service Technician

    Senior Technician with over 15 years experience.

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  • Chris Collins
    Service Technician

    When did you start working here?

    I've been here since July 2013.

    Can you tell us a little bit about you?

    I like fishing during all seasons, I love riding my ATV I hangout with my family in my off time. I love to camp. I'm an outdoors guy for sure. 

    What do you love most about your job?

    I like fixing cars & trucks, I like it when its fixed right the first time. 

    Whats your favourite Ford and why?

    I really enjoy the flex, it rides nice, and lots of room for the family.

    The Community of Chatham and the surrounding area is great because:

    It's quiet, theres not too much business and traffic congestion. You can usually make it across town in 10 minutes… unless they close a bridge (haha.) 

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  • Matt LaMarsh
    Class A Technician


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  • Mike Verkaik
    Class A Technician

    When did you start working here?

    I've been here since 2012.

    Can you tell us a little bit about you?

    I love the outdoors, hunting, fishing motor spots, snowmobiling. 

    What do you love most about your job?

    There is something different to do everyday, always new challenges.

    Whats your favourite Ford and why?

    I like the 2016 GT 350, I'd love one in blue. 

    The Community of Chatham and the surrounding area is great because:

    Everybody knows everybody. Lots of great fishing in the area, lake St. Clair is great for it especially. 

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  • Johnathan Vethaak
    Class A Technician

    When did you start working here?

    I've been at Victory since May of 2014.

    What do you love most about your job?

    The group of people I work with - it's a great group of guys.

    Whats your favourite Ford and why?

    The Mustang 64 1/2 in race red. Convertible, the original.

    The Community of Chatham and the surrounding area is great because:

    It's a smaller community everyone just jells, and gets along.

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  • Nick Tremblett
    Service Technician

    When did you start working here?

    I've been here since March 23rd 2015. 

    Can you tell us a little bit about you?

    I've been married since 1999, I have 2 kids. Moving to Chatham has been great for our family, it's a nice atmosphere here compared to Bradford, where I came from.

    What do you love most about your job?

    I love the challenge of fixing something.

    Whats your favourite Ford and why?

    The 65 mustang, a blueish green is great. 

    The Community of Chatham and the surrounding area is great because:

    The cost of living is wayyyyyyyyyyyyyy cheaper down here, and it's great for the kids. 

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  • Josh Hills
    Class A Technician


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  • Chris Johns
    Service Technician


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  • Andrew Carroll
    Class A Technician

    When did you start working here?

    I've been here since 2009.

    What do you love most about your job?

    I like that my job is different everyday, in terms of new vehicles coming in with new problems. 

    Whats your favourite Ford and why?

    I'd have to go with the shelby cobra, since I was a kid I've always wanted one. 

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  • Jasen Wolf
    Lube Technician


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  • Corey Provost
    Apprentice Technician


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  • Derick Coffell
    Apprentice Technician

    When did you start working here?

    I've been with Victory Ford since November 2014.

    Can you tell us a little bit about you?

    I'm happily married, I play guitar, and I'm in a band actually. 

    What do you love most about your job?

    I've always loved working with cars.

    Whats your favourite Ford and why?

    I love the F-150, they can do heavy duty work with lots of room. 

    The Community of Chatham and the surrounding area is great because:

    It's not as busy as London, it's got everything you need. It's not too far from Windsor or London, so that's convenient for major concerts and events.

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  • Michael LaMarsh
    Car Wash Attendant


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  • Josh Blair
    Detailer

    When did you start working here?

    I've been here since July 2014.

    Can you tell us a little bit about you?

    I love baseball, and fishing during the summer. In the winter I like snowmobiling and ice fishing. It's safe to say that I'm an outdoorsy guy.

    What do you love most about your job?

    The people that are here, I get along great with lots of people. I love seeing a clean vehicle after I've detailed it, turning a filthy one into a presentable and beautiful ride is really satisfying

    Whats your favourite Ford and why?

    I love the 1969 Mustang fastback. 

    The Community of Chatham and the surrounding area is great because:

    It's got great local cuisine, theres always something good to get for lunch!

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  • Jordan Pateman
    Detailer

    When did you start working here?

    I started working here on June 6th 2014.

    Can you tell us a little bit about you?

    I like playing hockey, I spend my time with my girlfriend. I hangout with my friends, play baseball together I just generally enjoy life. 

    What do you love most about your job?

    I love the people that I work with - they're all awesome. I like doing what i do, I love detailing - its a pain in the butt but its very gratifying. I hangout with people outside of work, so that helps. 

    Whats your favourite Ford and why?

    I love the F-150, they can do heavy duty work with lots of room. 

    The Community of Chatham and the surrounding area is great because:

    I love Chatham because its got lots of family here, it's comfortable. 

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  • Ryan Morrison
    Part-time Detailer


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  • Brandon Williams
    Detailer


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  • Dick Koopmans
    Shuttle Driver

    When did you start working here?

    I've been at the Chatham Ford/Autobody dealership (through many owners) since February 1st 1955, and Victory Ford since 2010.

    Can you tell us a little bit about you?

    I've been married for over 50 years and love my wife just as much to this day. I've got 2 boys and 1 girls. 

    What do you love most about your job?

    I love doing what I do, I love driving the shuttle. I love seeing older customers, and reminiscing with them. It's a great cycle that keeps you going.

    Whats your favourite Ford and why?

    Right now I drive a focus, great little car. I loved my taurus' through the years. 

    The Community of Chatham and the surrounding area is great because:

    It's always been a great place to live, it;s been a great place to raise your kids. 

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  • Owen Stephenson
    Shuttle Driver


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  • David Cooper
    Shuttle Driver

    When did you start working here?
    I've been at Victory since August, 2011.

    Can you tell us a little bit about you?
    I'm a retired elementary teacher from Thamesville, I started in Hamilton. I'm happily married for almost 50 years, we own poodles together. I am an avid reader, I love autobiographies, historical non fiction and religious studies. I love Canadian and European and British History.

    What do you love most about your job
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    Meeting all the people that I meet, I can rekindle relationships with people that I haven't seen in years. I can strike up a conversation with anyone.

    Whats your favourite Ford and why?

    A 1972 Torino Sport, I owned one back in the day it was a beautiful car. It was powder blue, with a really dark blue stripe.

    The Community of Chatham and the surrounding area is great because:
    It's a slower pace of life, I find people are more friendly here than in the and the cost of real-estate is attractive.

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  • Peter Cobb
    Part-Time Shuttle Driver

    When did you start working here?
    I started at Victory Ford in January 2015.

    Can you tell us a little bit about you?

    Born in raised in Chatham, I've been married for over 30 years. I have 3 wonderful children, 2 son in laws and a beautiful grand daughter. I love to ride my bike around town, I'm a sports nut. I do all the home games for the University of Guelph Football games. I love baseball, hockey, you name it.

    What do you love most about your job?
    I love meeting all of the new people around town, I love carting people around.

    Whats your favourite Ford and why?
    My favourite Ford vehicle of all time is a 1968 ford mustang with a 428 in it, the bullitt mustang.

    The Community of Chatham and the surrounding area is great because:
    This community is great because we've been knocked around a little bit with businesses leaving, tho community wont quit and they're very supportive of each-other.

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