Fleet Sales Team

Gilles  Boucher
Gilles Boucher
F&I Manager

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
Sales Consultant / Donnelly Custom Specialist

After spending my entire childhood in Ottawa and graduating from Hillcrest High School in 2008, I moved to Hamilton to attend McMaster University, where I thoroughly enjoyed studying Sociology. When I moved back to Ottawa I heard Donnelly’s was looking for a lot attendant. Working on the lot outside all the time, with a large group of people in a selling environment was a lot of fun, and I found it very rewarding. Not only did it teach me to manage my time better and become very organized, but I got to drive some very nice vehicles! In late 2011 I was promoted and asked to launch the Donnelly accessories department as I love customizing trucks and cars! It also included assisting customers with managing the technology on their vehicles. This interaction with customers was wonderful and I really enjoyed watching them leave happy. In 2012 I moved into the sales department and have been enjoying myself ever since. I have maintained my love of customization and am now the Custom Brand and Accessory Champion. I also have a Youtube page where I showcase those custom vehicles, online test drives and other weekly specials. When I am not at work you can find me travelling the world, mountain biking, playing hockey, or just hanging out with family and friends.After spending my entire childhood in Ottawa and graduating from Hillcrest High School in 2008, I moved to Hamilton to attend McMaster University, where I thoroughly enjoyed studying Sociology. When I moved back to Ottawa I heard Donnelly’s was looking for a lot attendant. Working on the lot outside all the time, with a large group of people in a...Read MoreRead Less

Martir  Nolasco
Martir Nolasco
Fleet Sales Consultant

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
Sales Consultant

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

Steve  Hamelin
Steve Hamelin
Used Car 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
Donnelly Auto Credit Manager

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
Sales Consultant

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
General Sales Manager

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

Laura  Lee Hogan
Laura Lee Hogan
Loyalty Manager

After running my own small business, I entered the corporate world with a bit of trepidation. Career change at midlife can be disconcerting at best, but what a great decision I made to join the Donnelly Family! Since Day One this has been a supportive environment in which to learn something new. While I started off in Sales, I bring a lot of diverse experience to the role I have now as Customer Loyalty Specialist here at Donnelly Auto Group. Luckily, the best things about selling cars still apply. Meeting great people, and working with great people, make this a great place to work, and a great place to buy a car! I’ve always thought that selling is about helping people find the right thing to fulfill their needs, and that applies whether it is apples ice cream or automobiles. It all starts with building a relationship of trust and taking a genuine interest in people. Raised in the countryside north of Ottawa, I remember hearing the Donnelly jingle on the radio, never thinking I would someday end up working here! Now my kids chime in every time we hear it in the car. And, with three kids and soccer, volleyball and equitation on the go, we all spend a lot of time together on the road. We watch for the Donnelly name on other vehicles, and we all feel proud to be part of this organization.After running my own small business, I entered the corporate world with a bit of trepidation. Career change at midlife can be disconcerting at best, but what a great decision I made to join the Donnelly Family! Since Day One this has been a supportive environment in which to learn something new. While I started off in Sales, I bring a lot of ...Read MoreRead Less

John Puddicombe
John Puddicombe
Sales Consultant

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

Eli Boustany
Eli Boustany
Sales Consultant

Hello! Thanks for taking the time to get to know a little more about me - I am Eli, a sales consultant here at Donnelly Ford Lincoln. I was born and raised in Beirut, Lebanon, and before coming to Canada in August 2019 I have lived throughout the Middle East in Qatar, Dubai and Beirut. After my post-secondary education in public administration, I have worked many marketing positions from Regional Marketing Manager of Swiss watches to various positions in the fragrance and honey industries, but my passion has always laid with cars. I was hired by the Donnelly Group a month after I arrived in Canada – it was the only place I applied, and I am so happy to be in an industry I love. My favourite part of working here at Donnelly Ford Lincoln is sharing my passion for cars, the new technologies emerging in the industry, and meeting new people every day. I am fluent in English, French and Arabic, as well as being certified in First Aid/CPR training. In my spare time I love spending time with my two-year-old daughter, playing the ukulele and volunteering with the Red Cross. Thanks for reading, and feel free to get in contact so I can help serve your automotive needs! Hello! Thanks for taking the time to get to know a little more about me - I am Eli, a sales consultant here at Donnelly Ford Lincoln. I was born and raised in Beirut, Lebanon, and before coming to Canada in August 2019 I have lived throughout the Middle East in Qatar, Dubai and Beirut. After my post-secondary education in public administration, I h...Read MoreRead Less

Rabih Mamlouk
Rabih Mamlouk
Sales Consultant

Born in Lebanon, I have lived there and in Dubai throughout most of my life. My post-secondary studies include business and science, and my past work experience includes accounting in Lebanon, as well as a financial controller and holding various sales positions in Dubai with high-end luxury brands such as Giorgio Armani. After living in Dubai for 6 years I moved to Canada where I was a store manager at Aldo Group – however I have always had a passion for cars and that I should have a new challenge. I was hired with Donnelly Ford Lincoln in July 2019 after a referral by a friend and I love my experience working here. Whether it is challenging myself, meeting and talking to customers, or sharing my passion for cars – this job is perfect for me. I am fluent in both Arabic and English, and when I’m not at the dealership you can find me spending time with my two children – 6 and 10 years old where we ski in the winter and do lots of swimming in the summer! Thanks for reading, be sure to contact me with any of your automotive needs!Born in Lebanon, I have lived there and in Dubai throughout most of my life. My post-secondary studies include business and science, and my past work experience includes accounting in Lebanon, as well as a financial controller and holding various sales positions in Dubai with high-end luxury brands such as Giorgio Armani. After living in Dubai for ...Read MoreRead Less

Marc Desjardins
Marc Desjardins
New Car Sales Manager

I was raised in Hammond, Ontario, a small village 30 minutes east of Ottawa. I spent a lot of my childhood at my uncle’s dairy farm where my love for machinery and motors probably started. I then completed by B.A. in Geography at the University of Ottawa, and then went to Teacher’s College and starting teaching shortly after. Although I enjoyed my experience in schools, my passion for vehicles was not fulfilled until I went into car sales. However, my teaching experience has helped me in my management role. I have been in the automobile industry for 22 years. I have been a Sales Manager at Donnelly Ford Lincoln since 2006. Prior to that, I was a sales consultant for 7 years. Despite my years of experience, I am still excited to go to work every single day as there is always a new challenge. I also love being surrounded by quality products and I enjoy meeting new people. When I am not at work I love spending time with my wife and boys at the cottage. During the winter, you will find the Desjardins family at a rink or spending time outdoors. I was raised in Hammond, Ontario, a small village 30 minutes east of Ottawa. I spent a lot of my childhood at my uncle’s dairy farm where my love for machinery and motors probably started. I then completed by B.A. in Geography at the University of Ottawa, and then went to Teacher’s College and starting teaching shortly after. Although I enjoyed...Read MoreRead Less

Tarik El Ghousin
Tarik El Ghousin
Finance Manager

Hello everybody, I’m Tarik and I’m one of the Finance Managers here at Donnelly Ford Lincoln. I was born in Kuwait, and then was raised in Dubai until I moved to Canada in 1998. Before I started here in October 2021, I’ve worked in the financial and insurance industries where I built my skills and experience providing exceptional customer service and understanding their everchanging needs. I joined Donnelly after following their social media channels, where I’ve seen the positive attitude, growth opportunities, and celebration of long-term employees which then motivated me to join the organization. My favourite part of my job has always been the engagement with the customers and providing the raving fans attitude. I also love the collaboration between the sales team and finance department to truly make an exceptional customer experience. I’m fluent in Arabic and English, and in my spare time you can find me spending it with my 15-month-old daughter. Feel free to contact with for any of your needs. Hello everybody, I’m Tarik and I’m one of the Finance Managers here at Donnelly Ford Lincoln. I was born in Kuwait, and then was raised in Dubai until I moved to Canada in 1998. Before I started here in October 2021, I’ve worked in the financial and insurance industries where I built my skills and experience providing exceptional customer ser...Read MoreRead Less

James Ghobril
James Ghobril
Sales Manager

Alain  Fortin
Alain Fortin
Body Shop Manager

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 re...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

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

Mike  Cosenzo
Mike Cosenzo
Fleet Service Manager

From my humble beginnings running around on Rochester Street to becoming a prominent citizen in Barrhaven, I’ve always loved to call Ottawa my hometown. I began my career with Donnelly's in 1998 in our GM store as a car washer. I then drove our shuttle bus for a little while before moving to our lube pit. From there I was moved into the shop to begin working as a technician. I was sent to Algonquin College for the GM automotive program and graduated in 2002. Working in the shop I always tried to keep the atmosphere light and enjoyed my time as a technician. From there I made the leap from the technicians bench to work behind the front counter in our Ford store. For eight years I worked as a service advisor helping our customers with any problems that came up with their Ford and Lincoln vehicles. . In 2020 I became manager of our Commercial Fleet shop and have never been happier. Since becoming manager ,I’ve enjoyed the challenges it brings and I like to see success in my team by coaching and communication. In my spare time I like to spend time with my family doing a variety of activities like biking, fishing, swimming, sports, and playing games. I also enjoy keeping fit by going to the gym and playing hockey. (Still waiting on the call up from the Sens in case they need of a goaltender.) From my humble beginnings running around on Rochester Street to becoming a prominent citizen in Barrhaven, I’ve always loved to call Ottawa my hometown. I began my career with Donnelly's in 1998 in our GM store as a car washer. I then drove our shuttle bus for a little while before moving to our lube pit. From there I was moved into the shop to b...Read MoreRead Less

Chris Kingsley
Chris Kingsley
Assistant Service Manager

Born and raised in Ottawa, Barrhaven more specifically, I graduated from Mother Theresa High school. I now raise my family in the same community. I completed the General Motors Automotive Service Program at Algonquin College and worked as a mechanic for 12 years, including several years with Donnelly’s’ GM store, followed by a few more years at the Ford store. A few years ago, an opportunity presented itself in the service department as an advisor at our Ford store, and I found I really enjoyed the interaction with customers. Recently, I was promoted to Assistant Service Manager here. As of 2021 I have been with Donnelly’s for 13 years in total. I love interacting with our staff and customers daily and pride myself on creating a positive experience for all. In my spare time, I love to golf, workout and spend time with my two girls.Born and raised in Ottawa, Barrhaven more specifically, I graduated from Mother Theresa High school. I now raise my family in the same community. I completed the General Motors Automotive Service Program at Algonquin College and worked as a mechanic for 12 years, including several years with Donnelly’s’ GM store, followed by a few more years at...Read MoreRead Less

Jeff  Forsyth
Jeff Forsyth
Commercial Sales & Leasing Manager

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
Commercial Sales Consultant

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

Martir Nolasco
Martir Nolasco
Fleet Sales Consultant

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

Dan  McKenna
Dan McKenna
Dealer Principal

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 30-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 and employee 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 30-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
Human Resources Manager

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

Peter O'Leary
Peter O'Leary
General Manager

Born and raised in Ottawa and it only took me 30 years to find the job I love. I joined Donnelly Ford Lincoln in February 2017 and feel like I found a home. Our team is focused on delivering the best customer experience and creating Donnelly fans for life. We understand nothing happens until we sell or service a vehicle and those customers are our business. I am very proud of the team I work with and lucky to work for ownership that lives by our Vision Statement: “Donnelly Ford Lincoln is a fully engaged team of professionals working together to create a truly exceptional customer and employee experience.” I look forward to having the opportunity to serve our customers and please call me direct with any questions or feedback as nothing is more important than our customer’s voice. I bring 30 years of senior management and marketing (traditional and digital) experience in both Ottawa and Toronto, including the NHL / Ottawa Senators, daily newspapers, community newspapers, shoppers and a national newspaper. I am passionate about the community I live in and I am proud to serve as Chair to the Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario Foundation Board along with several other volunteer roles. I have been married to my high school sweet heart for 30 years and have two great kids / adults, Alexandra and Curtis. We enjoy outdoors activities in our spare time including skiing, golfing, cycling and walking our dog Alfie!Born and raised in Ottawa and it only took me 30 years to find the job I love. I joined Donnelly Ford Lincoln in February 2017 and feel like I found a home. Our team is focused on delivering the best customer experience and creating Donnelly fans for life. We understand nothing happens until we sell or service a vehicle and those customers are our ...Read MoreRead Less

Zac Webster
Zac Webster
Training and Business Development Manager

I was born and raised in Toronto and yes, I’m a Maple Leafs fan… please don’t hold that against me! I graduated from the University of Waterloo in 2005 and have enjoyed an excellent career in the finance world. I have always been a fan of the automotive business and more recently, this group for one main reason. Our vision at Donnelly’s is, “The Donnelly Automotive Group is a fully engaged team of professionals working together to create a truly exceptional customer and employee experience”. This team has a clear focus on the customer and employee experience. From my knowledge gained in the banking world, I know that customer and employee experience mean everything! That said, my family and I have moved to Ottawa to join the Donnelly team! We could not be happier to raise our three children in Ottawa and plant our roots. Outside of the office you can find me spending time with my family and cycling in the summer / snowboarding in the winter! I was born and raised in Toronto and yes, I’m a Maple Leafs fan… please don’t hold that against me! I graduated from the University of Waterloo in 2005 and have enjoyed an excellent career in the finance world. I have always been a fan of the automotive business and more recently, this group for one main reason. Our vision at Donnelly’s is...Read MoreRead Less

Steve  Hamelin
Steve Hamelin
Used Car 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

My family immigrated to Canada from Central Italy in 1967. I am proud to serve Donnelly Ford customers in both English and Italian. I started my automotive apprenticeship here in Ottawa (my hometown) in 1985. I moved to Edmonton Alberta, the truck capital of Canada, where I finished my apprenticeship. After 4 great years of working on trucks out west I grew homesick and missed my family so I moved back to Ottawa. In 1998 I lucked out and landed a technician's position with Donnelly Sunrise Pontiac Buick GMC. It was the best move of my life. I earned the designation of GM Grand Master Technician and purchased a home with my family, and laid down permanent roots in Ottawa. With General Motors transition, the GM dealership closed but Donnelly's also had a Ford dealership where I moved to and never looked back. I quickly attained the designation of Ford Senior Master Technician. When Donnelly Ford Custom was launched I had a choice to join and make a difference. With a lot of hard work and some mistakes along the way, we grew into the Custom giant we are today in Ottawa with what I believe to be the nicest Custom lineup in Eastern Ontario. I have a huge passion for custom vehicles and believe I make a difference in my workplace. I take pride in what I build and take the finished product very personally. I feel good when our clients pick up their custom vehicle, knowing they drive away happy and smiling... it's all I need to feel satisfied in my work. I am very proud to be part of the Donnelly team and will be here for many years to come. In my spare time I enjoy maintaining and upgrading my home and spending time with my wife and sons. When the kids are not around I enjoy playing Call of Duty. I am always looking for a challenge and the chance to "wow" our customers.My family immigrated to Canada from Central Italy in 1967. I am proud to serve Donnelly Ford customers in both English and Italian. I started my automotive apprenticeship here in Ottawa (my hometown) in 1985. I moved to Edmonton Alberta, the truck capital of Canada, where I finished my apprenticeship. After 4 great years of working on trucks out...Read MoreRead Less

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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

Grant  Schubert
Grant Schubert
Sales Consultant / Donnelly Custom Specialist

After spending my entire childhood in Ottawa and graduating from Hillcrest High School in 2008, I moved to Hamilton to attend McMaster University, where I thoroughly enjoyed studying Sociology. When I moved back to Ottawa I heard Donnelly’s was looking for a lot attendant. Working on the lot outside all the time, with a large group of people in a selling environment was a lot of fun, and I found it very rewarding. Not only did it teach me to manage my time better and become very organized, but I got to drive some very nice vehicles! In late 2011 I was promoted and asked to launch the Donnelly accessories department as I love customizing trucks and cars! It also included assisting customers with managing the technology on their vehicles. This interaction with customers was wonderful and I really enjoyed watching them leave happy. In 2012 I moved into the sales department and have been enjoying myself ever since. I have maintained my love of customization and am now the Custom Brand and Accessory Champion. I also have a Youtube page where I showcase those custom vehicles, online test drives and other weekly specials. When I am not at work you can find me travelling the world, mountain biking, playing hockey, or just hanging out with family and friends.After spending my entire childhood in Ottawa and graduating from Hillcrest High School in 2008, I moved to Hamilton to attend McMaster University, where I thoroughly enjoyed studying Sociology. When I moved back to Ottawa I heard Donnelly’s was looking for a lot attendant. Working on the lot outside all the time, with a large group of people in a...Read MoreRead Less