Staff

Dealership Contacts

  • Bruce Axelson

    Bruce Axelson

    Dealer

    Bruce Axelson

    Bruce Axelson

    Dealer

  • Tony Plett

    Tony Plett

    General Manager

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    Tony Plett

    Tony Plett

    General Manager

  • Wendy  Smereka

    Wendy Smereka

    Controller

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    Wendy  Smereka

    Wendy Smereka

    Controller

  • Matt Harms

    Matt Harms

    Sales Manager

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    Matt Harms

    Matt Harms

    Sales Manager

    Matt grew up in Grande Prairie AB and has been with Capital for 2 years.  When he’s not at work Matt enjoys camping and family time with his wife and son.

  • David Labindao

    David Labindao

    Used Car Sales Manager

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    David Labindao

    David Labindao

    Used Car Sales Manager

  • Robert Polley

    Robert Polley

    New Car Sales Manager

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    Robert Polley

    Robert Polley

    New Car Sales Manager

    Robert has been working for Capital for two years and has worked his way up through the ranks from Product Specialist to Digital Sales Manager. Previous to this, he was a Chef for ten years. Born and raised in Calgary, Robert loves country music. On his days off you can find him skiing in the winter, and golfing in the summer.

  • Bryan Hurson

    Bryan Hurson

    Digital Sales Manager

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    Bryan Hurson

    Bryan Hurson

    Digital Sales Manager

  • Chad Armstrong

    Chad Armstrong

    Digital Sales Manager

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    Chad Armstrong

    Chad Armstrong

    Digital Sales Manager

  • Dean O'Dell

    Dean O'Dell

    General Service Manager

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    Dean O'Dell

    Dean O'Dell

    General Service Manager

    Dean started with the Capital automotive group in 2007 at our Regina GMC Buick Cadillac location.  He joined the Capital Calgary team 2 years ago, and he and his family love living in Calgary.
  • Jim Patterson

    Jim Patterson

    Parts Manager

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    Jim Patterson

    Jim Patterson

    Parts Manager

    Jim has been with Capital Chevrolet coming up on 2 years and in the automotive industry for 31 years.  This year, Jim qualified for his 7th consecutive year as a Parts Master Manager with GM.  Jim says that the best part of Capital is how it feels like coming into work with family.  Please contact Jim with all of your parts and accessory needs.

  • Rick Knittle

    Rick Knittle

    Body Shop Manager

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    Rick Knittle

    Rick Knittle

    Body Shop Manager

    Rick joined the Capital Team in early 2019, bringing 35 plus years of experience, demonstrating strong operational, quality control programs and service financial management skills in the body shop industry. He and his team are dedicated to providing courteous, professional, high quality customer service and repairs. Leisure time will find Rick enjoying family, sports, cycling and hiking.

  • Makinna Teece

    Makinna Teece

    Human Resources Manager

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    Makinna Teece

    Makinna Teece

    Human Resources Manager

    Originally from Whistler, BC, Makinna moved to Alberta with her now Husband in 2015. Her HR career has led to experience in many industries; sports & entertainment working for the Oilers Entertainment Group, professional legal services working for Dentons Canada LLP, the World’s largest law firm, the Oil & Gas industry with a drilling company and now the auto industry working for Capital! In her spare time Makinna enjoys being with her Husband and golden retriever going on walks and travelling to the mountains, spending time with family and friends and thinking she’s a semi-pro golfer in the summer.

Sales

  • Cliff Albert

    Cliff Albert

    Fleet Manager

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    Cliff Albert

    Cliff Albert

    Fleet Manager

  • Clair Hojnocki

    Clair Hojnocki

    Product Specialist

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    Clair Hojnocki

    Clair Hojnocki

    Product Specialist

    Clair was born in Manitoba with an agriculture background and now resides in Okotoks, AB with his wife and two daughters. Clair brings us over 20 years of General Motors experience (all at this location) and takes pride in ensuring his customers are completely satisfied throughout the sales process and stays involved to assist in service as well. These practices help Clair to achieve the highest standard of customer satisfaction in the industry. Clair thanks his clients for their continued support and looks forward to helping new customers as well. Contact Clair Hojnocki and we assure you his knowledge and experience will help you chose the right vehicle for you.

  • Mark Desautels

    Mark Desautels

    Product Specialist

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    Mark Desautels

    Mark Desautels

    Product Specialist

    Mark is a long time resident of Calgary although he has lived in Manitoba, Ontario, Quebec and Pennsylvania. Fluent in French, although a bit rusty, due to attending bilingual schools and spending grade nine in a French high school in Sherbrooke QC. Graduate of SAIT (Telecom Electrician) and the University of Calgary (BA). Interested in all things mechanical – cars, trucks, tractors, switches, circuits, etc. to take them apart and see if he can get them back together. He enjoys doing mechanical work, on my own vehicles, as a hobby to keep my patience exercised. Mark’s worked on a ranch and at a sewage treatment plant; so he has seen our food from creation to disposal. Mark likes helping people buy transportation solutions that make them happy.

  • Craig Heuchert

    Craig Heuchert

    Product Specialist

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    Craig Heuchert

    Craig Heuchert

    Product Specialist

    Craig has been with Capital in Calgary since the beginning. Having started in auto sales back in 2003 it has been a dream job for him to help people find their dream vehicle. Known for his product knowledge and informed answers, he is the goto guy for those odd questions.

    When not at Capital, you can find him enjoying time at home with his two dogs and keeping busy fixing computers and other various projects.

  • Phil Buller

    Phil Buller

    Product Specialist

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    Phil Buller

    Phil Buller

    Product Specialist

    Phil started selling cars in Calgary in 1996 so he has a “little” experience in customer service. He has been with Capital since they came to Calgary! He can’t play sports anymore but does enjoy watching them with his wife Sherry. His favorite teams are the Minnesota Viking and yes, the Edmonton Oilers. Sherry is a Flames fan. A match made in heaven!
  • Alfie Mulderrig

    Alfie Mulderrig

    Product Specialist

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    Alfie Mulderrig

    Alfie Mulderrig

    Product Specialist

    Alfie is new to the car industry. He really enjoys meeting individuals seeking vehicles and giving the best customer service he can. He comes from a customer service background working in restaurants for the previous 5 years.  In just a short time here at Capital he can confidently say that this is the most fulfilling job he has ever had.
  • Nizar Lakhani

    Nizar Lakhani

    Product Specialist

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    Nizar Lakhani

    Nizar Lakhani

    Product Specialist

  • Emmanuel Lorot

    Emmanuel Lorot

    Product Specialist

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    Emmanuel Lorot

    Emmanuel Lorot

    Product Specialist

  • Keith Coates

    Keith Coates

    Product Specialist

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    Keith Coates

    Keith Coates

    Product Specialist

  • Alejandro Drynan

    Alejandro Drynan

    Product Specialist

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    Alejandro Drynan

    Alejandro Drynan

    Product Specialist

Finance

  • Alex  O'Connell

    Alex O'Connell

    Finance Manager

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    Alex  O'Connell

    Alex O'Connell

    Finance Manager

  • Gregory Cyr

    Gregory Cyr

    Finance Manager

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    Gregory Cyr

    Gregory Cyr

    Finance Manager

  • Jonathan  Jackson

    Jonathan Jackson

    Finance Manager

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    Jonathan  Jackson

    Jonathan Jackson

    Finance Manager

Service

  • Rick Prince

    Rick Prince

    Assistant Service Manager

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    Rick Prince

    Rick Prince

    Assistant Service Manager

    Born and raised in Calgary, Alberta.
    Graduated High School in Calgary.
    Played High School sports, Basketball, Volleyball, and Track.
    Married with 3 children and 8 Grandchildren
    Coached all 3 of my children in community Basketball.
    Was a Scout Leader for 15 years
    Completed Automotive Technician Apprenticeship at SAIT.
    Licensed Automotive Tech with Red Seal
    Have worked for General Motors for more than 30 years.
    Rick enjoys camping, hiking, and the beautiful outdoors.
  • Brian Ellis

    Brian Ellis

    Service Advisor

    Brian Ellis

    Brian Ellis

    Service Advisor

  • Peter Mitchell

    Peter Mitchell

    Service Advisor

    Peter Mitchell

    Peter Mitchell

    Service Advisor

  • Jim   McSorley

    Jim McSorley

    Service Advisor

    Jim   McSorley

    Jim McSorley

    Service Advisor

  • Caitlin  Charnetski

    Caitlin Charnetski

    Internal Service Advisor

    Caitlin  Charnetski

    Caitlin Charnetski

    Internal Service Advisor

  • Tommy Ton

    Tommy Ton

    Junior Service Advisor

    Tommy Ton

    Tommy Ton

    Junior Service Advisor

  • Alex Tooes

    Alex Tooes

    Technician

    Alex Tooes

    Alex Tooes

    Technician

  • Darren Ellis

    Darren Ellis

    Technician

    Darren Ellis

    Darren Ellis

    Technician

  • Ron Davis

    Ron Davis

    Technician

    Ron Davis

    Ron Davis

    Technician

  • Kyle Glydon

    Kyle Glydon

    Technician

    Kyle Glydon

    Kyle Glydon

    Technician

  • Will Wegener

    Will Wegener

    Technician

    Will Wegener

    Will Wegener

    Technician

  • Sam Benitez

    Sam Benitez

    Technician

    Sam Benitez

    Sam Benitez

    Technician

  • Joshua Thomas

    Joshua Thomas

    Technician

    Joshua Thomas

    Joshua Thomas

    Technician

  • Brent Nieman

    Brent Nieman

    Technician

    Brent Nieman

    Brent Nieman

    Technician

  • Jason Pratt

    Jason Pratt

    Technician

    Jason Pratt

    Jason Pratt

    Technician

  • Michael Brennan

    Michael Brennan

    Technician

    Michael Brennan

    Michael Brennan

    Technician

  • Tom Meier

    Tom Meier

    Technician

    Tom Meier

    Tom Meier

    Technician

  • Clint Thompson

    Clint Thompson

    Technician

    Clint Thompson

    Clint Thompson

    Technician

  • Cody Derkach

    Cody Derkach

    Technician

    Cody Derkach

    Cody Derkach

    Technician

  • Taeryn Johnson

    Taeryn Johnson

    Technician

    Taeryn Johnson

    Taeryn Johnson

    Technician

  • Kym Kragh

    Kym Kragh

    Detailer

    Kym Kragh

    Kym Kragh

    Detailer

  • Michael  Slowsky

    Michael Slowsky

    Detailer

    Michael  Slowsky

    Michael Slowsky

    Detailer

  • Amanda West

    Amanda West

    Tower Operator

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    Amanda West

    Amanda West

    Tower Operator

  • Celine Poissant

    Celine Poissant

    Service Concierge

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    Celine Poissant

    Celine Poissant

    Service Concierge

  • Stephen McMillan

    Stephen McMillan

    Service Concierge

    Stephen McMillan

    Stephen McMillan

    Service Concierge

  • Ken Argue

    Ken Argue

    Lot Attendant

    Ken Argue

    Ken Argue

    Lot Attendant

Admin

  • Kayla Albert

    Kayla Albert

    Junior Accountant

    Kayla Albert

    Kayla Albert

    Junior Accountant

  • Lonny Brown

    Lonny Brown

    Deal Desk Accounting Clerk

    Lonny Brown

    Lonny Brown

    Deal Desk Accounting Clerk

  • Tracey  Leonard

    Tracey Leonard

    Accounts Payable/Receivable

    Tracey  Leonard

    Tracey Leonard

    Accounts Payable/Receivable

  • Taylor Brooks

    Taylor Brooks

    Receptionist

    Taylor Brooks

    Taylor Brooks

    Receptionist

Parts

  • Boz Melvin

    Boz Melvin

    Wholesale Parts Consultant

    Boz Melvin

    Boz Melvin

    Wholesale Parts Consultant

  • Layne Frank

    Layne Frank

    Parts Consultant

    Layne Frank

    Layne Frank

    Parts Consultant

  • Jack Patterson

    Jack Patterson

    Parts Consultant

    Jack Patterson

    Jack Patterson

    Parts Consultant

  • Debra Lake

    Debra Lake

    Parts Consultant

    Debra Lake

    Debra Lake

    Parts Consultant

  • Kevin Hayes

    Kevin Hayes

    Parts Consultant

    Kevin Hayes

    Kevin Hayes

    Parts Consultant

All Makes Collision Centre

  • Erin Whelan

    Erin Whelan

    Customer Experience Coordinator

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    Erin Whelan

    Erin Whelan

    Customer Experience Coordinator

  • Becky Carriere

    Becky Carriere

    Body Shop Administrator

    Becky Carriere

    Becky Carriere

    Body Shop Administrator

  • Keith Dolny

    Keith Dolny

    Technician

    Keith Dolny

    Keith Dolny

    Technician

  • Rob Penttila

    Rob Penttila

    Body Shop Appraiser

    Rob Penttila

    Rob Penttila

    Body Shop Appraiser

  • David Popowich

    David Popowich

    Technician

    David Popowich

    David Popowich

    Technician

  • Tyler Spencer

    Tyler Spencer

    Technician

    Tyler Spencer

    Tyler Spencer

    Technician

  • Joan Arango

    Joan Arango

    Technician

    Joan Arango

    Joan Arango

    Technician

  • Brian Port

    Brian Port

    Technician

    Brian Port

    Brian Port

    Technician

  • Shane Schindel

    Shane Schindel

    Body Shop Parts Consultant

    Shane Schindel

    Shane Schindel

    Body Shop Parts Consultant

  • Dan McFadden

    Dan McFadden

    Paint Protection Technician

    Dan McFadden

    Dan McFadden

    Paint Protection Technician

  • Barry Gray

    Barry Gray

    Technician

    Barry Gray

    Barry Gray

    Technician

  • Brandon Giesbrecht

    Brandon Giesbrecht

    Detailer

    Brandon Giesbrecht

    Brandon Giesbrecht

    Detailer

Support

  • Matthew Pedersen

    Matthew Pedersen

    Lot Attendant

    Matthew Pedersen

    Matthew Pedersen

    Lot Attendant

  •  Thomas Higgins

    Thomas Higgins

    Photographer

     Thomas Higgins

    Thomas Higgins

    Photographer

  • Mingma Sherpa

    Mingma Sherpa

    Lot Attendant

    Mingma Sherpa

    Mingma Sherpa

    Lot Attendant

Capital Auto Team

  • Dan Broderick

    Dan Broderick

    Chief Executive Officer

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    Dan Broderick

    Dan Broderick

    Chief Executive Officer

  • Ethan Hunter

    Ethan Hunter

    Corporate Controller

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    Ethan Hunter

    Ethan Hunter

    Corporate Controller

  • Sean Harms

    Sean Harms

    Director of Variable Operations

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    Sean Harms

    Sean Harms

    Director of Variable Operations

  • Ivan Leibel

    Ivan Leibel

    Director of Fixed Operations

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    Ivan Leibel

    Ivan Leibel

    Director of Fixed Operations

    I have worked at Capital Ford, formally Percival Mercury, for 30 years now, and have a total of 35 years in the automotive industry. I started working as a automotive technician and received my training at Siast in Moose Jaw. I have had a few different positions during my time with Capital Ford. I have worked as a service advisor, assistant service manager, and heavy truck service manager. Currently, my responsibilities include overseeing the parts and service dept as the fixed operations manager. I am very fortunate to be working with an awesome staff in both parts and service. We have 35 technicians of which 14 are Ford Master Certified Technicians. This is the highest training designation for a Ford Tech. Our collective goal is to provide a great service experience for our customers focusing on a high quality repair and outstanding customer service. Our industry is constantly changing and advancing which creates a lot of excitement with our staff. I really enjoy working at Capital Ford.
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  • Faraz Haider

    Faraz Haider

    Finance & Lease Portfolio Manager

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    Faraz Haider

    Faraz Haider

    Finance & Lease Portfolio Manager

  • Bob Norminton

    Bob Norminton

    General Manager - Capital Finance

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    Bob Norminton

    Bob Norminton

    General Manager - Capital Finance

  • Cindy Pedersen

    Cindy Pedersen

    Advertising Manager

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    Cindy Pedersen

    Cindy Pedersen

    Advertising Manager

  • Sharon Larsen

    Sharon Larsen

    Digital Marketing Manager

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    Sharon Larsen

    Sharon Larsen

    Digital Marketing Manager

    Sharon has been with Capital GMC for over two decades now and has successfully fulfilled many different roles in that time. She grew up on a farm near Foam Lake, Sk & enjoys attending live music shows & live theatre. She has three kids & loves to vacation in Disneyland with her family.

  • Shelley Schiller

    Shelley Schiller

    Director of Human Resources

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    Shelley Schiller

    Shelley Schiller

    Director of Human Resources

  • Denise Gilders

    Denise Gilders

    Manager of Payroll

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    Denise Gilders

    Denise Gilders

    Manager of Payroll

  • Kristina Anitchkin

    Kristina Anitchkin

    Payroll Analyst

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    Kristina Anitchkin

    Kristina Anitchkin

    Payroll Analyst

  • Lee Chhuon

    Lee Chhuon

    IT Manager

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    Lee Chhuon

    Lee Chhuon

    IT Manager

  • Scott Vongkamchanh

    Scott Vongkamchanh

    IT System Administrator

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    Scott Vongkamchanh

    Scott Vongkamchanh

    IT System Administrator