Staff


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  • Dave Shoots - Dealer Principal
    Dealer Principal


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  • Jeff Raymond - GM/Managing Partner
    GM/Managing Partner

    "When you love boating and you love hockey...where else would you live", says Jeff Raymond.  Recently relocating his family to Owen Sound, he's up to the challenge of taking Owen Sound Hyundai to the next level of customer care.  We want to be your car dealer!


    #Legendaryguestexperience

    With the true belief that the Sales Department sells the first car, but a dynamic Service Department will sell the rest is what this store thrives on.  Jeff and his team will stop at nothing to earn your business.

    As mentioned, being a die hard boater, a golfer and a huge fan of the sport of hockey, living in the Owen Sound area is dream come true for Jeff and his family.   

    Alongside Diana, his wife, at his side operating as the Controller for the dealership...they have three children.  Two of the older kids are following in their parents careers in the automotive business.   Their youngest can usually be found strapping on goalie pads and playing hockey for Shallow Lake Rep Lakers.

    4 words that best describe Jeff would be:
    -Honest
    -Caring
    -Driven
    -Human.....(makes mistakes and owns up to them).

    With the title of General Manager, Jeff's responsibilities on a day to day basis is very large, but his favourite thing to do is simply meet guests, get to know them and help them purchase their vehicle!  He still gets excited every time he gets a new demo, so he understands how guests feel when driving off in their new wheels.

    Nickname - Razor 

    Favourite Food:  Alaskan King Crab
    Favourite Hyundai:   Genesis Coupe

    Stop in and meet the New Team Owen Sound Hyundai.

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  • Diana Raymond - Controller
    Controller

    "It's a team approach, with a family atmosphere" says Diana Raymond.  She's been in automotive retail for the last 25 years and is excited to be team managing with her husband Jeff.


    With a nickname "Lady Di", she fits that description perfectly.  

    Being the proud mother of 3 children, her favourite thing in the world is just being their 'mom'.   With their oldest recently getting married to his high-school sweetheart, she looks forward to the next stage of parenting....she hears its even more fun being a grand-parent.
    She is busy planning the wedding of the 'middle child' in 2017, and keeps busy being a proud 'Hockey mom" to their youngest who plays netminder for the Shallow Lake Rep Lakers.

    Four words that best describe Diana:
    -Dedicated
    -Honest
    -Passionate
    -Caring

    Jeff will add one more and call her very shy.

    In Diana's spare time she loves to watch all levels of hockey, especially Junior hockey and her beloved Toronto Maple Leafs.  She loves to be surrounded by family and lots of friends...   Her perfect day is described as sitting on her boat at anchor sipping away a glass of wine.

    Favourite Food:  Pizza
    Favourite Hyundai: Tucson


    Please come meet Diana and the New Team Owen Sound Hyundai.

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  • Jenny Wilkie - Financial Service Manager
    Financial Service Manager

    Jenny studied Business and Marketing at Flemming College, then moved on to work in Sales at Bayshore Broadcasting and KC Distributing.

    Being married, with 3 children keeps her busy at either the hockey rink cheering on her little athletes, camping or simply hanging with friends outdoors. The family are huge Toronto Maple Leaf fans!

    Jenny was recently a guest of ours who purchased a beautiful new 2017 Santa Fe Sport Ltd 2.0L turbo. She loved it so much she joined our team.  After some time on our sales team, Jenny has transitioned to our our Financial Service Office. 


    Four words that would best describe Jenny:
    - Honest
    - Compassionate
    - Driven
    - Organized

    Favourite Food:   Bacon
    Favourite Hyundai:  Sante Fe Sport

    Whether you're purchasing or leasing Jenny will add to the experience and help you get all the details worked out so you can be secure in your beautiful new wheels!

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  • Dave Hamill - Sales Manager
    Sales Manager
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    Having grown up in Owen Sound, Dave has a unique perspective on the community.


    Having spent 20 years as a Pastor, Dave decided it was time for a change in career paths, and was excited about the challenge of selling automobiles, a passion he didn't know he had!

    Retiring from being a Pastor,  Dave feels that his background will make guests comfortable with decisions involving the second largest purchase in most households today!

    Dave has been married to his high school sweetheart Mindy for more than 17 years.   Together they have three children, two boys and a girl.  
    In their spare time you will find Dave camping with the family, going for walks, cheering his daughter on in the swimming pool, or rooting on his son as "The VOICE of the Lakers" in Shallow Lake arena, while he helps defends the net for the Shallow Lake Lakers.

    Four words that would best describe Dave:
    -honest
    -warm
    -friendly
    -fun (and creative....Dave can't count, that's 5 words).



    Favourite Food:   Sushi
    Favourite Hyundai:  Sante Fe XL

    If you want a truly enjoyable experience buying a vehicle, you need to look no further and pop in to meet Dave, a valuable part of the New Team Owen Sound Hyundai.  

    #davesellshyundai

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  • Kevin Muir - Sales Consultant
    Sales Consultant
    519-371-3978

    Kevin has lived in the area for almost 15 years and can't imagine a better place to be. With 3 children he understands very well that time is valuable and works hard to give you a friendly and focused experience. Kevin has always loved talking cars, and remembers well Hyundai's Pony and Stellar from the 1980's - Hyundai has come a very long way since then, just ask JD Power and Associates.

    In his 'spare time' Kevin can be found camping, hiking, kayaking, jogging or just chilling in a summer oasis with his friends and family. One regular is sitting with his wife and all 3 kids and watching football all Sunday, and cheering for the Packers of course!

    The four words that best describe Kevin are:

    Sincere

    Focused

    Honest

    Enthusiastic

    Favorite Food: Shawarma

    Favorite Hyundai: Tucson - especially with the 1.6 Turbo (but also loves the Sonata 2.0 Turbo)

    Kevin loves talking cars and to find out exactly what you are looking for in your next purchase or lease. With Kevin and the rest of the Sales, Service and Parts team involved there isn't much that Owen Sound can't deliver!

    #kevinofhyundai


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  • Stephen Melanson Sales Consultant
    Sales Consultant
    519.371.3978

    Steve joined our team in July 2018 and brings lots of car sales experience... and most of that here in our area!  He's excited to provide our guests with an honest, non pressure and pleasurable buying experience.  


    Steve enjoys Owen Sound harbour and bay, spending time fishing, all things outdoors, photography and boating... as well as winding down with a good dog walk.

    4 words that best describe Steve are:
    - Honest
    - Outgoing
    - Trustworthy
    - Humble

    Favourite Hyundai: Kona Ultimate
    Favourtie Food: Anything from the BBQ

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  • Lisa Hargest - Guest Relations
    Guest Relations

    Lisa is "the Voice of Owen Sound Hyundai"....when you call in, you will usually get Lisa's friendly, warm voice.   Being a local gal, growing up here in Owen Sound, and went to Westhill Secondary School.   


    In her spare time, Lisa loves to play fetch with her dog.... Duke!  She loves to garden, hang out with friends and when things are quiet, she will snuggle into a good book.   On Tuesday's you will usually find Lisa hanging out with her sister
    (Karen) at the Cineplex taking in the latest greatest movie!

    Four words that best describe Lisa:
    -Happy
    -Social
    -Outgoing
    -Genuine

    Favourite Food-  her mom's meatloaf and scallop potatoes
    Favourite Hyundai -  Genesis Coupe

    Lisa has opened up her home to 16 Owen Sound Attack players over the years as billets.   At one point, she had 4 players at the same time....and she's proud to have billeted current NHL Edmonton Oiler Andrej Sekera.

    "Thank you for calling Owen Sound Hyundai....Lisa speaking".

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  • Leigh Wilson - Administrative Assistant
    Administrative Assistant
    (519)371-3978

    Born in Oshawa but raised in Thornbury, Grey County will always be home for Leigh. A recent graduate from Georgian College's Owen Sound Campus, Leigh had been seeking a new, exciting opportunity to dive into... and that's how she landed here at Owen Sound Hyundai.

    In any spare time she's given Leigh will be out on some sort of adventure with her energetic pup, Zeus. Be sure to share your favourite hike in the area, it's her goal to get out and try them all!

     

    4 words that best describe Leigh:

    - Organized

    - Quiet

    - Caring

    - Happy!

     

    Favourite Food: Any and all fruit 

    Favourite Hyundai: Santa Fe XL, all that space is key!


    Leigh is wonderful with details and helps us keep this busy dealership working!  She brings a willingness to help and a smile that is infectious.  Make sure you say hello to Leigh!

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  • Jim Ring - Parts Manager
    Parts Manager
    519-371-3978

    Ahhhh "Jimmie"....what we call one of our valuable members of our Management team here at Owen Sound Hyundai.

     
    Jim's background is extensive ranging from twisting wrenches himself as a tech for more than 25 years, running a service dept as a Service Manager, and finally finds himself 'home' in the Parts dept as our Parts Manager.  Knowing where everything is, and helping make the tech's more efficient on our guests repair is what drives Jim.

    In Jim's spare time.....you will likely find him whipping up some amazing dishes to feast on in the kitchen with his bride of 25 years,  Beth.  Jim loves to cook, and on a quiet night, if you listen real close you can likely hear Jim and Beth arguing over who is the better cook!

    Beth and Jim have 2 children together, along with 2 cats and a dog.  

    Jim shares his passion of music with his son, and when he's got free time you will find him in the stable with their daughter caring for her horse, "Flyer".


    Four words that would best describe Jim:
    -Analytical
    -Intuitive
    -Pragmatic (gotta look that word up...lol)
    -Fun-loving (come on Jimmie...that's two words)

    Favourite Food - Arctic Dewberries and Labrador tea
    Favourite Hyundai - The New Kona!


    Jim's calm demeanor, focus to detail and pride in providing Legendary Guest Experience, make him a new valuable part of the New Team Owen Sound Hyundai.  

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  • Carrie Thompson - Customer Relations/Service Advisor
    Customer Relations/Service Advisor
    519-371-3978

    Carrie recently moved to Owen Sound and comes to join our team with some great administrative skills and gets lots of excitement from working with our guests.  

    She loves spending time with John, the great outdoors and enjoying some great cars!

    Four words that best describe Carrie are:
    - Driven
    - Bubbly
    - Full of Energy (not a word, but she asked me to put it here. ;)
    - Organized

    Favourite Food: Pizza
    Favourite Hyundai: Sonata

    Carrie has quickly become an integral part of our service team and is always happy to serve guests on the phone or in person.  If you call in to book an appointment in service, chances are you will be talking to Carrie.  Welcome to the team Carrie!

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  • Sherry Ruysseveldt - Service Manager
    Service Manager

    Sherry has recently moved to the Manager's desk after showing her attention to detail and wonderful guest relations.  

    Sherry has worked in the auto industry for more than 25 years. She first started in Manufacturing, then became a Service Advisor in 2006, and shortly thereafter moved over to our sister location, Brantford Hyundai in 2008.

    Having loved spending time touring with her husband Dave on motorcycles, all over the Georgian Bay area since 2003, it only made sense to look into moving here permanently.

    In her spare time she also loves to hike, explore and enjoy sunrises and sunsets.

    If you want an honest, friendly service experience, Sherry will go above and beyond to assist.



    Four words that best describe Sherry:
    - Fun
    - Honest
    - Enthusiastic
    - Caring

    Favourite food: Chicken Wings

    Favourite Hyundai:  Sonata

    Please, for all your service needs  stop in and meet Sherry.  You will be glad you did...

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  • Steve Mitchell
    Technician

    Steve is our longest serving staff member here at the dealership.   Not only has he worked here for more than 15 years, he has been in the trade for more than 30 years.

    We're not sure how he does it, but Steve (AKA the "Witch") drives in from Wasaga Beach every day, without fail.   Not snow, nor rain keeps Steve away!


    Hence, the four words that would best describe Steve would be:
    - Dedicated
    - Loyal
    - Passionate
    - Driven

    Favourite Food:   Venison Meatloaf
    Favourite Hyundai:  Ioniq

    Steve is married to his lovely wife Fran, and they have 2 children who have given them 2 grandchildren so far.   More to come?   We'll see....

    In his spare time, Steve loves anything related to hunting and fishing.  They also love to camp, and are avid Blue Jay fans!

    In more than 15 years of employment here, chances are if you have serviced your vehicle here, Steve likely has done most of the work on it over the years.   

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  • Bob McClean
    Technician


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  • Sajeev Villody
    Technician

    Sajeev has been a valuable part of our team since 2016.   He has a strong background in computers having worked at Staples in the past, and loves to tinker with cars even in his spare time.

    He is married to his lovely wife Saritha of 15 years, and they have two daughters.

    Sajeev strongly believes in staying motivated, and positive, and that you should NEVER give up.

    The most important thing to do when enjoying spare time off, is spending time with family and friends.

    Four words that would best describe Sajeev:
    - Honest
    - Hard worker
    - Quick learner
    - Open-minded

    Favourite Food:   Luvs all Canadian food!!!
    Favourite Hyundai:  tough one here, he loves the Sante Fe Sport, Elantra, Sonata and the Tucson

    If you want a trusted opinion with quality work, please come see us and "Saj" and the team will take great care of you!

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  • Lachlan McKee
    Detail & Parts Advisor


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  • Dan Kitto
    Detailer

    Dan adds the polish and shine to your new ride.  Whether you purchase a new or used vehicle Dan will have it Shining.


    Dan has previously framed houses prior to coming to Owen Sound Hyundai.  In his spare time he enjoys playing Hockey and Lacrosse.  

    Four words that best describe Dan:
    - Energetic
    - Precise
    - Motivated 
    - Kind

    Favourite Food-  Fettuccine Alfredo
    Favourite Hyundai - Sonata Sport

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  • Mackynzie Mayhew
    Apprentice

    Mackenzie is doing his apprenticeship with us, we are proud to be part of his journey in the automotive industry.  


    Mackenzie has a love for the older model vehicles, he is currently driving a 1981 Volkswagen Rabbit 1.6 Diesel. MacKenzie has recently competed in an Automotive skills competition and placed in the top 3 in all of Ontario.

    Four words that best describe MacKenzie:
    - Enthusastic
    - Dedicated
    - Independent 
    - Innovative

    Favourite Food-  Pizza
    Favourite Hyundai - Elantra Sport

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  • Chase Raymond
    GM in training

    As the youngest son of Jeff and Diana, Chase is the final piece of the puzzle.   With that, Jeff and Diana, along with their 3 kids are all active in the automotive field.


    Chase chips in when needed can often be found hanging out on busy Saturday's answering phones, or serving guests.

    In Chase's free time, his favourite thing to do is slap on goalie pads and stand in front of pucks that come flying at him while he guards the net for his boys, all part of the Owen Sound Jr Attack.

    He is also an avid You-tuber...and overall tech-geek.  If dad can't figure it out, Chase usually has to step in.

    Four words that best describe Chase:
    -Caring
    -Ambitious
    -Zealous
    -Expressive

    Favourite Food:  Pizza
    Favourite Hyundai:   Genesis Coupe (like his dad)

    While still trying to figure out if he will be an astronaut, an NHL Goalie, professional You-Tuber or all the above...Chase would love to show all our guests we simply believe in taking care of them.  Our guests are a valuable extension of the Owen Sound Hyundai family.

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