Meet our Team

Gilles  Boucher
Gilles Boucher

Oui, je parle français. When I left my home town of Fort Coulonge at the age of 18, I had the whole world in my back pocket. Whenever I think back to 1988 and that first day working for the Donnelly family I can still smell the fresh brewed coffee in the service department that made it feel like a welcoming place, and I soon realized my calling was in the car business. The service department was where all the action was, many customers coming in and out, all kind of problems to solve, I loved it! I learned quickly that the customer was the first thing we had to fix and the car was second, and this experience taught me that my goal should always be to satisfy the customer. Often my loyal customers would ask me for help and advice when they were buying another car, so after 12 years I decided to try out a new challenge and I moved into car sales. This was a very easy transition for me, Maureen Donnelly gave me exciting advice and all the support I needed, and before long I was selling 10 to 20 cars a month. I was always excited to come to work! The next challenge came when after 5 years of selling cars I moved into the position of Finance Manager. With my experience in sales and service I strongly believed the products being offered to customers ensured trouble free driving, so this position gave me all the tools necessary for being professional and committed to helping customers protect their investments. When I'm away from the dealership I enjoy spending time with my family and friends.Oui, je parle français. When I left my home town of Fort Coulonge at the age of 18, I had the whole world in my back pocket. Whenever I think back to 1988 and that first day working for the Donnelly family I can still smell the fresh brewed coffee in the service department that made it feel like a welcoming place, and I soon realized my calling wa...Read MoreRead Less

Grant  Schubert
Grant Schubert

After spending my entire childhood in Ottawa and graduating from Hillcrest High School in 2008, I moved to Hamilton to attend McMaster University. I thoroughly enjoyed studying Sociology for two years, but I had to put the degree on hold and I plan to finish it at a later date. When I moved back to Ottawa and was looking online for a full time job the posting at Donnelly's caught my eye. Working on the lot outside all the time, and with a large group of people in a selling environment seemed like a lot of fun, and I have found it very rewarding. Not only has it taught me to manage my time better and become very organized, but I have driven some very nice vehicles! In late 2011 I was promoted and asked to launch the Donnelly accessories department which includes assisting customers with managing the technology on their vehicles. This interaction with customers is wonderful and I really enjoy watching them leave happy. When I am not at work you can find me involved in sports, hanging out with my buddies, or down in the market.After spending my entire childhood in Ottawa and graduating from Hillcrest High School in 2008, I moved to Hamilton to attend McMaster University. I thoroughly enjoyed studying Sociology for two years, but I had to put the degree on hold and I plan to finish it at a later date. When I moved back to Ottawa and was looking online for a full time job ...Read MoreRead Less

Diane  Hogue
Diane Hogue

After relocating to Ottawa in 2003 I took advantage of seeking a new career change and found myself in the automotive industry. I soon discovered that I enjoyed it immensely. I've been with the Donnelly Automotive Group or "Donnelly Family" as I like to call them, since 2007 after leaving car sales to join them as a Financial Services Manager. With my background as an Office Manager in the financial planning industry it was an easy transition for me. I now take full advantage of my previous finance experience to help my customers protect their most recent investment, that new or used car or truck. Because next to buying a home it may just be the biggest financial purchase they make. I look forward to showing you the many ways you can protect your new investment too.After relocating to Ottawa in 2003 I took advantage of seeking a new career change and found myself in the automotive industry. I soon discovered that I enjoyed it immensely. I've been with the Donnelly Automotive Group or "Donnelly Family" as I like to call them, since 2007 after leaving car sales to join them as a Financial Services Manager. With...Read MoreRead Less

Marc  Desjardins
Marc Desjardins

I feel very fortunate to have been part of the Donnelly family for the last 11 years. I'm a true motor-head with a passion for the automotive business. Of course I also love working with people, and as an employee of Donnelly's I'm lucky to be able to take part in both! I sincerely appreciate seeing a satisfied customer leave our lot in a new vehicle and it is my wish that everyone - both employees and customers alike - have a positive experience when they visit our dealership. When I'm not at Donnelly's, you'll find me at the cottage with my wife and my two boys. You might also catch me out at a hockey rink somewhere. I'm my sons' biggest fan! Il me fera plaisir de vous servir en Francais aussi. I feel very fortunate to have been part of the Donnelly family for the last 11 years. I'm a true motor-head with a passion for the automotive business. Of course I also love working with people, and as an employee of Donnelly's I'm lucky to be able to take part in both! I sincerely appreciate seeing a satisfied customer leave our lot in a new vehic...Read MoreRead Less

Mark P  Choquette
Mark P Choquette

Originally from Montreal my family moved to Ottawa when I was very young. At 18 years old I started in the automotive industry and did many different jobs including apprentice mechanic, service advisor, salesperson and sales manager. My approach with customers has always been calm and laid back, and I joined Donnelly in 2010 when I heard about the Donnelly Auto Credit program. The opportunity to work with customers who never thought they could get a car loan represented a challenge that I thought my years of experience could solve. Being a Credit Manager is a perfect fit for me, and the best part of my job is hearing my customers say I've made a positive change in their life. Getting them approved can sometimes be against the odds, but seeing them drive away with their needs met is all the reward I need, day in and day out. When I'm not in the office you can find me spending time with my family or enjoying the outdoors.Originally from Montreal my family moved to Ottawa when I was very young. At 18 years old I started in the automotive industry and did many different jobs including apprentice mechanic, service advisor, salesperson and sales manager. My approach with customers has always been calm and laid back, and I joined Donnelly in 2010 when I heard about the ...Read MoreRead Less

Martir  Nolasco
Martir Nolasco

Born in El Salvador I emigrated to Canada at a young age and was raised in Ottawa South. I started at Donnellys in 2006 and initially worked in a variety of jobs, including IT and dispatch. But after speaking to sales people and learning about the profession I approached the General Sales Manager about a sales opportunity. What I like about sales is learning about the technology in the new vehicles, and engaging with customers who are unique and come from all walks of life. When I'm not at work you'll find me hiking, taking the dog out for walks with my wife, or traveling.Born in El Salvador I emigrated to Canada at a young age and was raised in Ottawa South. I started at Donnellys in 2006 and initially worked in a variety of jobs, including IT and dispatch. But after speaking to sales people and learning about the profession I approached the General Sales Manager about a sales opportunity. What I like about sales i...Read MoreRead Less

Naeim  Kamali
Naeim Kamali

Khoshhal mesham dar khedmate hamvatnan aziz basham. In 2000 I moved to Canada after having been born and raised in Iran and Turkey. Being new to Canada I worked in various fields until I started in 2005 at Donnelly's as a member of the parts department. My brother was working in sales and he eventually convinced me to give it a try in May of 2010. I have never looked back, and enjoy meeting different people every day. It is important to me that customers are provided the most up to date information on the products they want to buy, so I focus a lot of my time training with the Ford and Lincoln product information. Being a certified Black Sash in Partoa Kung-fu and awarded a DANA 5 from I.K.P.F. (Martial Arts Federation) I spend a lot of my spare time coaching.Khoshhal mesham dar khedmate hamvatnan aziz basham. In 2000 I moved to Canada after having been born and raised in Iran and Turkey. Being new to Canada I worked in various fields until I started in 2005 at Donnelly's as a member of the parts department. My brother was working in sales and he eventually convinced me to give it a try in May of 2010. ...Read MoreRead Less

Saman  Rahsepar
Saman Rahsepar

I was born and raised in the Kurdish part of Iran. After finishing the first year of electrical engineering in The University of Tehran, I moved to this beautiful country of Canada in 2003. I started studying business administration at Algonquin College here in Ottawa and finished the program online in 2007. From there I became involved in sales with RBC (Royal Bank of Canada) and after four years I am finally where I have always liked to be - the car business. I have always been interested in cars and automobiles as a whole. I enjoy dealing with people; after all, your satisfaction is my motivation to work harder toward helping you find the right vehicle, which best suits your needs, wants and budget.I was born and raised in the Kurdish part of Iran. After finishing the first year of electrical engineering in The University of Tehran, I moved to this beautiful country of Canada in 2003. I started studying business administration at Algonquin College here in Ottawa and finished the program online in 2007. From there I became involved in sales wi...Read MoreRead Less

Steve  Hamelin
Steve Hamelin
Sales Manager

In 1996 my first job out of school was selling door to door. After a year I decided to try my hand at car sales, and I realized that by having an office and an inventory of cars to sell from, I could treat my customers professionally. Now I reflect back and realize that switching jobs was the best thing I ever did! What I like most about car sales is that every day is different; you don't know day to day, or month to month, what to expect. You are always meeting new people, and it is a challenge finding them the right car at the right payment to make them happy. But there's no better reward than helping out a customer and winning them over with professionalism. As Used Car Manager, I pride myself on selecting only the best of the best pre owned vehicles in the market. At Donnellys, because of our huge volume, in most cases, I can offer them under current market value. When I'm not at the office I enjoy golfing, boating and spending time with my family.In 1996 my first job out of school was selling door to door. After a year I decided to try my hand at car sales, and I realized that by having an office and an inventory of cars to sell from, I could treat my customers professionally. Now I reflect back and realize that switching jobs was the best thing I ever did! What I like most about car sales ...Read MoreRead Less

Todd Cassidy
Todd Cassidy

Fresh out of school in 1991, I joined Donnellys selling cars, not expecting the job to last too long. What a surprise when within 4 weeks I realized this was the job for me! I loved the fast paced environment of the showroom, meeting new people every day, and the fact that no two days were the same. Over the years I've held many management positions, but I realized that I prefer to work closely with customers one on one, so I started our Donnelly Auto Credit department. I wanted to specialize in car loan credit counseling, to help good people who have had some unfortunate credit problems, get their life back on track. It may take a little more work securing a car loan for these customers, but I really enjoy the complexity involved in getting them driving the right vehicle. Nothing gives me a better feeling than watching one of my customers drive away with a big smile on their face!Fresh out of school in 1991, I joined Donnellys selling cars, not expecting the job to last too long. What a surprise when within 4 weeks I realized this was the job for me! I loved the fast paced environment of the showroom, meeting new people every day, and the fact that no two days were the same. Over the years I've held many management position...Read MoreRead Less

Tony  Amaral
Tony Amaral

Oui, je parle français Sim, falo Português Born on the island of Sao Miguel in the Azores my family immigrated to Canada when I was 9 years old. We settled in Montreal and over the years I worked in the restaurant business. That led to a job with Multi Restaurants where I worked my way up to District Manager and looked after the Southern Ontario and Ottawa territories. In 2002 my wife Kathy and I moved to Kamloops but we eventually returned in 2011 to be near our children and four grandchildren. In April 2012 I joined Donnelly's after seeing an ad online which made me consider selling cars. I wanted a position that was active and allowed me to interact with interesting people every day, and this position is an excellent fit. When I'm not at the dealership I like to keep up with current affairs and spend time with my grandchildren.Oui, je parle français Sim, falo Português Born on the island of Sao Miguel in the Azores my family immigrated to Canada when I was 9 years old. We settled in Montreal and over the years I worked in the restaurant business. That led to a job with Multi Restaurants where I worked my way up to District Manager and looked after the Southern Ontario ...Read MoreRead Less

Phil  Torrinha
Phil Torrinha

A day without laughter is a day wasted! This sums up how I feel about many things, including my automotive career. Prior to joining the Donnelly's in 1989 I owned a restaurant in Quebec and learned I loved working with the public. Who knew when I responded to a salesperson ad in the newspaper I would end up being here this long, and work my way up to the position of General Sales Manager? I've worked with all the franchises the Donnelly's own, groomed many staff, but most importantly I’ve realized we don’t sell cars, the reality of our business is that we establish relationships for life. Whenever I’m in any of the dealerships, I find myself greeting customers that I've known for nearly 20 years. My love for soccer must come from my home city of Lisbon, Portugal where my favorite team, Benfica, plays. When I’m not at work and not watching soccer, my passion is skiing and snowboarding with my family. I am happy to serve you in English, French, Portuguese, Italian, and SpanishA day without laughter is a day wasted! This sums up how I feel about many things, including my automotive career. Prior to joining the Donnelly's in 1989 I owned a restaurant in Quebec and learned I loved working with the public. Who knew when I responded to a salesperson ad in the newspaper I would end up being here this long, and work my way up ...Read MoreRead Less

Maher  Al-Karkhi
Maher Al-Karkhi

Coming to Canada in 2008 was the best decision I ever made. I have been grateful for the opportunities that this country has provided for me and my family. Living in Orleans with my wife and two young daughters we enjoy what Ottawa has to offer with the green spaces, parks and festivals. With a background in Sales and Finance, I knew that the automotive industry would be a good fit for me. Donnelly Ford Lincoln is the first dealership I applied with and I am so glad that this is the team that I get to come to work with every day. I feel that Car Sales gives me a chance to apply my genuine love of people and the skills I learned earning my Business Degree. I have travelled extensively, and always enjoy meeting new people. It is my biggest pleasure to help a driver into the car that fits their lifestyle. My ultimate goal is the handshake at the end of a good deal, knowing that my customer has reached their goal with a new vehicle. I also speak fluent Arabic and I learn something new from every customer I get the chance to chat with. Coming to Canada in 2008 was the best decision I ever made. I have been grateful for the opportunities that this country has provided for me and my family. Living in Orleans with my wife and two young daughters we enjoy what Ottawa has to offer with the green spaces, parks and festivals. With a background in Sales and Finance, I knew that the autom...Read MoreRead Less

Tim  Boileau
Tim Boileau

Born and raised in Ottawa, I can not imagine living anywhere else. Having a background in the banking world and being an outgoing person with a genuine interest in people, automotive sales was the perfect fit when I first started in the industry back in 1998. Through the years, as my career developed, I have had the privilege to hold several different positions, including Sales Consultant, Financial Manager and Sales Manager. When asked what I love most about my job, the answer is always the same - the people. I've been able to meet, help and form relationships with people from all walks of life. When I see customers leave the dealership happy with their purchase, comfortable with their decision and satisfied with the service they received, I feel like I have done my job. When I am not in my office, you can usually find me in my boat fishing in the sunshine with my family. Born and raised in Ottawa, I can not imagine living anywhere else. Having a background in the banking world and being an outgoing person with a genuine interest in people, automotive sales was the perfect fit when I first started in the industry back in 1998. Through the years, as my career developed, I have had the privilege to hold several differ...Read MoreRead Less

John Puddicombe
John Puddicombe
Sales Representative

Ottawa born and raised! I attended St. Pius high school and Carleton University before making my way into the world of sales -- The Bay, Futureshop, Bell Mobility and Sensus Communications are all on my resume. An opportunity to work in the auto industry was perfect for someone who has always loved cars and has owned twelve different vehicles in his driving life! Outside of work I am an avid sports fan, frequenting Ottawa Senators games and of course the Ottawa RedBlacks too. You might also find me at my family cottage on the big Rideau Lake swimming, canoeing or even sailing!Ottawa born and raised! I attended St. Pius high school and Carleton University before making my way into the world of sales -- The Bay, Futureshop, Bell Mobility and Sensus Communications are all on my resume. An opportunity to work in the auto industry was perfect for someone who has always loved cars and has owned twelve different vehicles in hi...Read MoreRead Less

Alain  Fortin
Alain Fortin

Oui, je parle français My youth was spent growing up in Val d'Or, Quebec, Elliott Lake in Northern Ontario and as of 1975 Gatineau, Quebec. I had family members in automotive related businesses, and one summer I worked in a body shop repairing cars, and I loved it. In 1987, when I left the Air Force, I remembered that summer job and decided to return to that environment as my next career. I quickly learned that having a collision can be a traumatic event for customers and that a successful shop makes the repair experience as worry free as possible. Part of the challenge is reinstating a damaged vehicle to a new condition, but my real goal is to have each customer that leaves our shop completely happy. Since my name is on the work I feel the repairs have to be 100%, a philosophy I learned in my forces job as an aero engine technician. When I'm not working on cars I am in the bush camping with my family.Oui, je parle français My youth was spent growing up in Val d'Or, Quebec, Elliott Lake in Northern Ontario and as of 1975 Gatineau, Quebec. I had family members in automotive related businesses, and one summer I worked in a body shop repairing cars, and I loved it. In 1987, when I left the Air Force, I remembered that summer job and decided to ret...Read MoreRead Less

Allen  Christophersen
Allen Christophersen

Right out of school I joined the car business as a lot jockey and over the years I worked my way through many positions. In 1990 when Donnelly opened their General Motors dealership they needed someone cross trained to grow the business. I was asked to take on the challenge because my versatility enabled me to do three jobs for the fledgling dealership, Parts Counter Representative, Service Advisor and Warranty Clerk. Who knew I would continue working my way up to my current position of Director of Parts Operations supervising everything? What I love most about the car business is the fast pace and the challenge of creating happy customers. When not at work you will find me busy with my four children at various sporting activities and music performances.Right out of school I joined the car business as a lot jockey and over the years I worked my way through many positions. In 1990 when Donnelly opened their General Motors dealership they needed someone cross trained to grow the business. I was asked to take on the challenge because my versatility enabled me to do three jobs for the fledgling dealer...Read MoreRead Less

Caroline  Leclerc
Caroline Leclerc

Born and raised in Ottawa, I’ve been with the Donnelly Automotive Group for four years. I came to the group after working for a competitor. A close friend referred me the group and I have stayed because of the fine people in the organization and the personal rapport I get to build with the many returning customers I’ve got to know over the years. In my spare time I’m an easy-going home body, who enjoys spending time with friends, technology/gadgets and cooking. Admittedly, my favourite dish is my Mom’s pasta which I’m still trying to master.Born and raised in Ottawa, I’ve been with the Donnelly Automotive Group for four years. I came to the group after working for a competitor. A close friend referred me the group and I have stayed because of the fine people in the organization and the personal rapport I get to build with the many returning customers I’ve got to know over the year...Read MoreRead Less

Marc  Levesque
Marc Levesque
Service Manager

For over 8 years I worked in the fast food industry, serving customers and opening new stores. It was fast paced, and working with the public was a lot of fun, however I realized how much Ottawa meant to me when I turned down the promotion A&W offered me in Toronto. Instead, I found a career working with the public at Donnelly's, another fast paced business. There is no better feeling than helping a good customer with their car, and making their day a good one. When I'm out of the dealership you can find me working out at the gym, eating at one of the great Italian restaurants around town, or cheering GO SENS GO. My other great passion is my grandchildren; I can't believe I'm old enough to have them, but they make me smile every day.For over 8 years I worked in the fast food industry, serving customers and opening new stores. It was fast paced, and working with the public was a lot of fun, however I realized how much Ottawa meant to me when I turned down the promotion A&W offered me in Toronto. Instead, I found a career working with the public at Donnelly's, another fast paced...Read MoreRead Less

Mike  Blahout
Mike Blahout

When I moved from Toronto in 1992 and started with Donnelly's as a mechanic I loved solving difficult problems especially diagnostic ones. Over the years I have worked in many positions and currently hold the title of Fleet Center Service Manager. But moving away from fixing the cars meant I had to keep my hands busy elsewhere so I have many hobbies. I am a dedicated amateur musician who loves playing guitar and singing with my son and my friends. As well, I enjoy the competitive nature of golf when I'm out on the links with my buddies. Cabinetry and woodworking not only relax me, but I find it very rewarding seeing the transformation that hard work and good materials can bring to any project. The common thread in these hobbies and my work is that I am a strong believer in working towards perfection, and am a huge detail person when it comes to getting a job done right.When I moved from Toronto in 1992 and started with Donnelly's as a mechanic I loved solving difficult problems especially diagnostic ones. Over the years I have worked in many positions and currently hold the title of Fleet Center Service Manager. But moving away from fixing the cars meant I had to keep my hands busy elsewhere so I have many hobbie...Read MoreRead Less

Steve  Williams
Steve Williams
Parts Manager

Right out of school and working odd jobs, I always loved cars. My passion for a 1968 Mustang that I was rebuilding meant I was always buying parts and had been to every dealership. In 1985 while I was buying parts at Donnelly I asked if they were hiring. I wasn't a parts expert, but I knew just enough to be dangerous, and I was able to secure a position in the parts department. My craze over cars went on until my late 20's, and by that time I realized that the structure of the parts department was engrained in me and I've stayed with it ever since. The constant challenge is to have the right part, at the right time, for the right price, and I thoroughly enjoy the logistics involved in making this happen. My passion for adventure finds me mountain bike racing and riding my bike to work most days in the summer and XC skiing in Gatineau Park in the winter. I have recently attained my "Shodan" 1st degree black belt in Karate.Right out of school and working odd jobs, I always loved cars. My passion for a 1968 Mustang that I was rebuilding meant I was always buying parts and had been to every dealership. In 1985 while I was buying parts at Donnelly I asked if they were hiring. I wasn't a parts expert, but I knew just enough to be dangerous, and I was able to secure a pos...Read MoreRead Less

Jeff  Forsyth
Jeff Forsyth

In 1991 I moved from Peterborough to Ottawa to study Fire Protection and Safety. When I graduated in 1994 the jobs were scarce, so I decided to try my luck at door to door sales. I quickly realized that I enjoyed the selling aspects, but wouldn't it make more sense to have the customer come to you? At the time my brother was selling cars and he urged me to apply at local dealerships. There were several openings, but I chose Ford because I loved the product, and after only a few years I was hooked. Wow, look at that, it's become a career! I've worked in a number of management positions and have found my niche as Commercial Sales & Leasing Manager. I'm not a die hard car buff, what I love is the fact that I meet people from all walks of life and the challenge of finding customers the right car for them. The product we sell is very important but at the end of the day I hope my personal service has made a difference. When not at work I enjoy snowmobiling with the family, fishing with the boys and golf when time permits.In 1991 I moved from Peterborough to Ottawa to study Fire Protection and Safety. When I graduated in 1994 the jobs were scarce, so I decided to try my luck at door to door sales. I quickly realized that I enjoyed the selling aspects, but wouldn't it make more sense to have the customer come to you? At the time my brother was selling cars and he urg...Read MoreRead Less

Lincoln  Holbrook
Lincoln Holbrook

Originally from Toronto I made my way to Ottawa in 1969. During high school I started working summer jobs at the local car dealership, and with my given name "Lincoln" it was natural that this was the business for me. After graduating with degrees in Business & Finance and a post graduate major in Accounting I realized after a few years behind a desk that I needed more interaction with people. My father and brothers were in sales and spoke highly of how fun it was to meet new people every day, so in 1993 I joined Donnelly as a Sales Consultant. Within a short time I was promoted to Fleet & Commercial Sales where my primary role is to sell to entrepreneurs, local companies and fleet accounts. I still love to work with individual customers and referrals, and I refer to these clients as my fleets with 1 vehicle! My motto is "its customer service that sells the car" because I believe my job is to advise customers on the best way to get the car they want. My multi brand product knowledge, truck expertise and the fact we can lease all makes and models, puts me in a unique position in this industry. In my spare time I like to golf, travel, and spend time with my family and friends. Originally from Toronto I made my way to Ottawa in 1969. During high school I started working summer jobs at the local car dealership, and with my given name "Lincoln" it was natural that this was the business for me. After graduating with degrees in Business & Finance and a post graduate major in Accounting I realized after a few years behind a ...Read MoreRead Less

Dan  McKenna
Dan McKenna

There is a great expression, “find a job you like and you will never have to work a day in your life.” For me, I found that job in the car industry. I joined the Donnelly Automotive Group over 29-years-ago and was welcomed by the Donnelly’s as a business partner in 1997. Donnelly Ford Lincoln prides itself as one of the top retailers of Fords and Lincolns in Ottawa and leaders in Customer Satisfaction. I am very proud of the professional teams at all of our dealerships. They live by our Vision Statement: “Donnelly Ford Lincoln is a fully engaged team of professionals working together to create a truly exceptional Customer Experience.” I look forward to “working” the next 20 years. Outside of my job, I enjoy watching my four adult children grow up. I love to run, play squash, ski (both downhill and Nordic), and attempt to play golf.There is a great expression, “find a job you like and you will never have to work a day in your life.” For me, I found that job in the car industry. I joined the Donnelly Automotive Group over 29-years-ago and was welcomed by the Donnelly’s as a business partner in 1997. Donnelly Ford Lincoln prides itself as one of the top retailers of Fords...Read MoreRead Less

Wendy  Dugas
Wendy Dugas

Born in Nova Scotia and raised in Ottawa, I received my degree in Psychology at the University of Ottawa. During this time I discovered my love of working with people and helping them succeed; and with that, began a 28 year career in retail management and human resources. Over the years I have worked with Shoppers Drug Mart, Sobeys, and some not for profit organizations, but as a car lover there's no better match than when I joined Donnelly's in 2009. My proudest moments are when I'm introduced to friends and family as someone's mentor; the person who helps them get where they want to go. In my spare time, you'll find me cruising around with my family in my '68 Camaro, participating in classic car shows, and "boutique hopping". Call me if you want more information on the automotive industry, I am happy to answer any questions.Born in Nova Scotia and raised in Ottawa, I received my degree in Psychology at the University of Ottawa. During this time I discovered my love of working with people and helping them succeed; and with that, began a 28 year career in retail management and human resources. Over the years I have worked with Shoppers Drug Mart, Sobeys, and some not fo...Read MoreRead Less

Dave  Proulx
Dave Proulx
Custom Vehicle Specialist

In July 2011 after more than 10 years in sales and leasing I joined Donnelly as a Lube Lane Supervisor. Within a year I realized I missed the one-on-one customer interaction and when a position opened up to run the Custom Vehicle Department, I jumped at it. I take pride in showing customers the range of possibilities we offer to make their vehicle stand out from the crowd, and answering technology questions is fun. Customers can be overwhelmed with the features of a vehicle and it is very satisfying helping them grasp the technology to ensure it will enhance their ownership experience. When I am not at work you can find me camping with my wife and three children, working around the house and just enjoying life. In July 2011 after more than 10 years in sales and leasing I joined Donnelly as a Lube Lane Supervisor. Within a year I realized I missed the one-on-one customer interaction and when a position opened up to run the Custom Vehicle Department, I jumped at it. I take pride in showing customers the range of possibilities we offer to make their vehi...Read MoreRead Less

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Steve  Hamelin
Steve Hamelin
Sales Manager

In 1996 my first job out of school was selling door to door. After a year I decided to try my hand at car sales, and I realized that by having an office and an inventory of cars to sell from, I could treat my customers professionally. Now I reflect back and realize that switching jobs was the best thing I ever did! What I like most about car sales is that every day is different; you don't know day to day, or month to month, what to expect. You are always meeting new people, and it is a challenge finding them the right car at the right payment to make them happy. But there's no better reward than helping out a customer and winning them over with professionalism. As Used Car Manager, I pride myself on selecting only the best of the best pre owned vehicles in the market. At Donnellys, because of our huge volume, in most cases, I can offer them under current market value. When I'm not at the office I enjoy golfing, boating and spending time with my family.In 1996 my first job out of school was selling door to door. After a year I decided to try my hand at car sales, and I realized that by having an office and an inventory of cars to sell from, I could treat my customers professionally. Now I reflect back and realize that switching jobs was the best thing I ever did! What I like most about car sales ...Read MoreRead Less

Ezio  Antinarella
Ezio Antinarella
Technician/Suspension Specialist

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Marc  Levesque
Marc Levesque
Service Manager

For over 8 years I worked in the fast food industry, serving customers and opening new stores. It was fast paced, and working with the public was a lot of fun, however I realized how much Ottawa meant to me when I turned down the promotion A&W offered me in Toronto. Instead, I found a career working with the public at Donnelly's, another fast paced business. There is no better feeling than helping a good customer with their car, and making their day a good one. When I'm out of the dealership you can find me working out at the gym, eating at one of the great Italian restaurants around town, or cheering GO SENS GO. My other great passion is my grandchildren; I can't believe I'm old enough to have them, but they make me smile every day.For over 8 years I worked in the fast food industry, serving customers and opening new stores. It was fast paced, and working with the public was a lot of fun, however I realized how much Ottawa meant to me when I turned down the promotion A&W offered me in Toronto. Instead, I found a career working with the public at Donnelly's, another fast paced...Read MoreRead Less

Steve  Williams
Steve Williams
Parts Manager

Right out of school and working odd jobs, I always loved cars. My passion for a 1968 Mustang that I was rebuilding meant I was always buying parts and had been to every dealership. In 1985 while I was buying parts at Donnelly I asked if they were hiring. I wasn't a parts expert, but I knew just enough to be dangerous, and I was able to secure a position in the parts department. My craze over cars went on until my late 20's, and by that time I realized that the structure of the parts department was engrained in me and I've stayed with it ever since. The constant challenge is to have the right part, at the right time, for the right price, and I thoroughly enjoy the logistics involved in making this happen. My passion for adventure finds me mountain bike racing and riding my bike to work most days in the summer and XC skiing in Gatineau Park in the winter. I have recently attained my "Shodan" 1st degree black belt in Karate.Right out of school and working odd jobs, I always loved cars. My passion for a 1968 Mustang that I was rebuilding meant I was always buying parts and had been to every dealership. In 1985 while I was buying parts at Donnelly I asked if they were hiring. I wasn't a parts expert, but I knew just enough to be dangerous, and I was able to secure a pos...Read MoreRead Less