Lally Ford Sales Staff


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  • Adam Lally
    General Manager

    Adam Lally has grown up in and around the car business and the Ford family. A few years after they took on the Ford Franchise the Lally's had added a 3rd generation and a future toilet scrubber. Adam was raised in the Tilbury/Comber area and enjoys the small community county lifestyle. He played Hockey for the Tilbury Thunder and was a lot attendant at nights after High School in Belle River.

    Cars and motorized vehicles have always been in Adam's blood, he enjoys boating, snowmobiling, motocross, and just plain goin fast in his spare time.

    He has always had a passion for customer service; when you grow up in the dealership environment it's easy to feel like you have one big extended family in the employees and customers at the dealership.

    After graduating in 2003 Adam came to work at Lally Ford full time as a Service Advisor and moved to Leamington when they opened the Southpoint Ford location. Since then Adam has made the transition to the Sales Department and moved back to Tilbury full time as Used Car Retail Manager.  He considers every day a challenge and an opportunity to sell more cars and make more people happy.

    adam@lallyford.com

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  • Lee Beckstead
    New Car Sales Manager

    Lee Beckstead was born and raised in the Merlin area and attended high school in Blenheim, Ontario. Lee's father was an employee at Ford Motor Company, so even as a youngster, he was passionate about Ford vehicles, especially Mustangs. After high school, Lee attended Fanshawe in London for accounting.  He spent 2 years as a furniture store manager in Chatham before switching over to car sales in 1993, where he belonged.

     

    In 2002 Lee joined the Lally Ford sales team and he fit right in. Lee's pursuit toward complete customer satisfaction and his dedication of the Lally way of doing business, earned him the position of new car manager in 2006.

     

    Lee shares 4 kids with his beautiful wife Suzanne. He enjoys spending summers boating with the family & friends, playing baseball and trying to golf. He also plays hockey in the winter. Lee is an avid Detroit sports fan and is convinced that the Detroit Lions will win the Super Bowl before the Toronto Maple Leafs win the Stanley Cup!

     

    Lee believes in building loyalty and trust through honest, good business. His goal is to make customers for life.

    lee@lallyford.com

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  • Ron Oglan
    Sales Manager

    ron@lallyford.com

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  • Chris Lanoue
    Sales Manager

    clanoue@lallyford.com

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  • Jamie Malott
    Finance & Insurance Manager

    jamie@lallyford.com

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  • Kim Latam
    Finance & Insurance Manager

    Kim Latam has been a lifelong resident of Romney Township. Growing up, she was a typical farmer's daughter. When she wasn't picking strawberries in her family's "pick your own patch" or hoeing beans in the field, you could find her taking care of the many farm animals from sheep to goats and from ducks to geese. You name it, she raised it! Kim has never been afraid of a little work, only scared of what might happen if she didn't complete it.

    Kim moved off the farm after she was all grown up, but she didn't move far. She is still a resident of Romney Township and lives just outside the village of Wheatley. Much of Kim's free time is spent with her wonderful husband Darcy and her 2 terrific daughters Alycia & Abbey. If it's not Darcy trying to drag her to the gym, it's her daughter Abbey needing a chauffeur to her hockey or baseball games.

    Kim started in the car business at the very young age of 16 as a night time receptionist. She quickly moved up to a full time position within the dealership as an office administrator. She has always been in the Ford family and has served as a Finance and Insurance manager for 11 years. She joined the Lally team in 2005 and has never looked back. Once you have experienced the Lally way, there is no other way.

    With Kim's experiences in the car business and the business office, she is able to provide a clear and thorough explanation of all financing and lease arrangements for your vehicle. She also able to provide a common sense approach to explaining the benefits of extended warranties and protection packages that will ensure worry-free driving and help your vehicle retain its highest possible resale value.

    kim@lallyford.com

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  • Ian Cartwright
    Internet Sales / Customer Relations Manager

    Joined Lally Ford in 2001.

    Tell us a little bit about you: "I married my high school sweetheart, Tara, in August 2013. We both live a very active lifestyle and we enjoy boating, entertaining guests and tackling all sorts of home renovation projects."
    Why I work here: "My first job was cleaning vehicles at Lally Ford when I was 15. I didn't like Ford vehicles at the time, but I instantly fell in love with them and driving the new vehicles around had me hooked. I have since worked in almost every department and love everything about the car business. From day one everyone in the Lally Ford family has treated me like family and coming into work every day just feels like home."
    What I love most about my job: "I love being a part of the team and working towards creating the ultimate customer experience each and every day. Striving for continuous improvement is something we all set our sights on regularly at the dealership."
    Why you should choose me as your (blank): "GO TO GUY! Having worked in Service, Parts and Sales has taught me a lot over the years. If you have any questions about Ford vehicles, Lally Ford or anything even remotely related to either, I'll have the answer for you in no time!"
    What's your favourite Ford and why: "I love the look and ride of the new Ford Explorer. If I could pick any vehicle for my wife to drive it would be a Limited AWD Explorer."
    The community of Tilbury and surrounding area is great because: "I have lived in the Tilbury area my entire life and enjoy everything about it. The people in the community are friendly, supportive, hard-working and resilient. I couldn't image living anywhere else."

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  • Bill Oleksik
    Sales Consultant

    Bill Oleksik grew up in Windsor and has never left the area. He has been in the sales industry for over 25 years and couldn't imagine doing anything else. He dropped out of school in grade 7 because they didn't have any student parking ;) Bill joined the Lally team in 2012 because of our commitment to treating customers with the utmost respect and fairness.

    Bill is married to his best friend, Connie. They have 3 children, Jodi, Eric and Tyler. Bill spent much of his younger days on an ice rink, dreaming of becoming an NHLer, but has been reduced to the beer leagues these days. Now he spends much of his time on a golf course, or sitting by the pool with his family and best buddy Toby, his dog.

    Bill's easy going personality and sense of humour will have you smiling the whole time you're here. His goal is to make sure all of your needs are met, while making sure you have a good time during the process.

    billyo@lallyford.com

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  • Blaine Rankin
    Sales and Leasing Consultant

    Tell us a little bit about you: I was born and raised in Windsor and have lived there my entire life. I'm married to my wonderful wife Susan, we have a child of our own Brent and 2 grandkids named Olivia and Cameron. I enjoy sports of all kinds but have a life long love of the Bostons Red Sox.
    Why I work here: I love to help people therefore being a consultant seems like a great profession for me. I look forward to a long and prosperous career helping people.

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  • Brent Wilken
    Sales Consultant

    brent@lallyford.com

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  • Don Makra
    Sales & Leasing Consultant

    Don Makra was born and raised in Wallaceburg, Ontario. He went to high school there where he was a sensational volleyball and basketball star, among other sports. He later attended Fanshawe College to study business and worked as a waiter during those years. Afterwards, Don went into car sales at a Ford dealership. He quickly made the move to Lally in 1999 and has built a strong reputation ever since.

     

    Don is married to his gorgeous wife, Angela, of 10 years and they share a wonderful son, Eric together. As a family, they enjoy biking, hiking and golfing. Don and his family like to travel; see and experience new places and take and exploratory approach to life in general. But mainly, they enjoy spending time outdoors.

     

    Don is an avid golfer who enjoys all aspects of the game. He likes to mix it up with both business and pleasure. He is a member of The Maple City Country Club and most would say that he's a pretty, and I mean pretty, good golfer. He also enjoys biking, cross country and road biking as well.

    Don takes an easy-going, relaxed approach to the sales profession. He is very accommodating to specific customer needs and loves talking to customers. And I mean Loves; we are often open later because of his socializing. Another thing Don loves is food. You can catch him in the lunch room creating intricate dishes for his meals at work; it always smells so good. He also has drawers of snacks and is always willing to trade, he's not picky.

    don@lallyford.com

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  • Gary McDonnell
    Sales & Leasing Consultant


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  • Joe Schmidt
    Sales & Leasing Consultant

    Joe Schmidt was born and raised in Essex, Ontario. Joe started working in the car business as a teenager and quickly made the switch to sales in 1989. He joined the Lally Ford sales team in 1995 when the store was re-located to Tilbury. Since working in Tilbury, Joe has been a Ford of Canada Peak Performer, Ford of Canada Summit Award Winner for Customer Satisfaction & Sales Leadership and maintains a high level of customer satisfaction.

    Joe is married to his lovely wife Paula of 17 years and they have 3 darling children together. They keep busy as a family playing hockey, baseball and soccer all year round. Joe is a retired coach of all of his 3 kids' sports teams. Now he considers himself an avid fan.

    Joe is committed to providing customers with a clear and thorough explanation of all of their vehicle needs; keeping in mind that the personal needs are the most important.

    joefly@lallyford.com

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  • Kathy Pluck
    Sales & Leasing Consultant

    Tell us a little bit about you: I have been with Lally Ford in sales for close to 17 years, and I love what I do. I Have three four-legged babies at home, that I adore. I am heavily involved in Triathlon, and just accomplished my biggest feat yet, I just conquered Ironman Florida.

    Why I work here: I work at Lally Ford because of our amazing service department, and their caring attitudes.

    What I Love Most About My Job: Everything!!!!

    kblonde@lallyford.com

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  • Rob Luby
    Sales & Leasing Consultant

    Rob Luby grew up in the Greater Toronto Area and moved down to Chatham-Kent as a teenager. Much of his early career was spent working in the family business. They had 2 convenience stores, one in Ridgetown and one in Blenheim. He also had other business ventures as an owner/operator for Dempsters and Becker's.

     

    Rob is a big music lover and after he sold his business, he spent a lot of time as a full time DJ. Over the years Rob has continued to serve as a DJ on his own time for various occasions. He is still known around the Chatham area for his DJ skills and loves to be on the mic.


    Rob is an avid participant in martial arts and Bruce Lee is a big inspiration to him; not only for his martial arts, but for his characteristics as a person as well. Rob trains specifically in Kenpo Karate and has been doing it since he was a teenager. He now teaches karate and still practices about 4 days a week. On top of martial arts and music, Rob enjoys reading whenever he gets the chance. His favourite authors include Zig Zigler, Napolean Hill and Joe Verde to name a few.

     

    Rob also loves to travel and would consider "anywhere warm" his favourite place to go. He enjoys spending time with his beautiful wife Shelley of 9 years, and the 4 kids they share together. He is an avid car fan and always has a "toy" car of his own; currently a 2003 Saleen Mustang.

     

    Rob started in the car business in 1995 as a salesperson. He had heard many good things about Lally Ford sales, so in 1996 he joined the Lally Ford Sales Team. Rob's goal is not necessarily to sell someone a car, but rather to help choose the vehicle that's right for them. He is there for support for his customers, their friends & families before, during and after the purchase.

    rob@lallyford.com

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  • Ally Dummer
    Receptionist

    Joined Lally Ford in 2004.

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  • Carla Reaume
    Receptionist


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  • Elena Brown
    Part-Time Receptionist


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  • Phil Rice
    Sales Lot Attendant


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  • Noah Morris
    Part-time lot staff


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  • Owen Montpetit
    Part-Time Lot Staff


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  • Ted Campbell
    Fixed Operations Manager

    tcampbell@lallyford.com

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  • Diane Jones
    Service Advisor

    diane@lallyford.com

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  • Rita Rivard
    Service Advisor

    Joined the Lally Ford team in 2003.

    rita@lallyford.com

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  • Tanya Deubel
    Service Advisor

    Joined the Lally Ford team in 2002.

    tanya@lallyford.com

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  • Ryan Campbell
    Service Dispatcher

    Started in the Ford service department in 1997. Joined the Lally Ford team in 2007.

    ryan@lallyford.com

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  • Shari Reaume
    Service Appointment Co-ordinator

    Joined the Lally Ford team in 2003.

    shari@lallyford.com

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  • Dennis Koomans
    Master Technician with Diesel Specialty

    23 years experience as a licensed technician. Joined Lally Ford in 1994.

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  • Chris Peters
    Class A Technician

    Joined Lally Ford in 2013.

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  • Jeff Lucier
    Class A Technician

    18 years experience as a licensed technician. Joined Lally Ford in 2009.

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  • Jim Knox
    Class A Technician

    35 years experience as a licensed technician. Joined Lally Ford in 2000.

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  • Mike Peters
    Class A Technician

    Tell us a little bit about you: Ever since I can remember cars have been a part of my life, always being around cars with the family business was unavoidable so it really developed a bigger interest, appreciation and hobby. During high school I completed my automotive apprenticeship leading to summer jobs with my placements and getting my Automotive license.
    Why I work here: Working on cars as a job and hobby are both something that have always been a part of my life. Frowm the very start working on cars has been my only job! It seems cars are a big part of the work and Ford a big majority of the part!
    What I love most about my job: Helping people keep their vehicle sunning smoothly is something I enjoy doing very much. Working here at Lally Ford is something I am proud to say I do, being able to work somewhere you like and something you enjoy help makes it not feel like work at all!

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  • Mike Tremblay
    Senior Technician with Diesel Specialty

    40 years experience as a licensed technician. Joined Lally Ford in 2010.

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  • Paul Jamieson
    Class A Techinician


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  • Tony Marentette
    Class A Technician

    15 years experience as a licensed technician. Joined Lally Ford in 2007.

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  • Andrew Carroll
    Apprentice Technician

    Joined Lally Ford in 2008.

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  • Kyle Richie
    Lube Technician

    Tell us a little bit about you: I enjoy riding my dirt bike, mudding, hanging with my friends and working on cars!
    What I love most about my job: Working on all the good looking cars that come into the dealership and being first to drive the newest models of Ford.
    What's your favourite Ford and why: The Ford Raptor because it is powerful, sits nice and high and just looks mean!
    The Community of Tilbury and/or surrounding area is great because: It's a great friendly community that is full of good people.

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  • Mike Gardiner
    Car Wash Attendant


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  • Nick Peters
    Shop Maintenance


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  • Eugene Caron
    Parts Manager

    eugene@lallyford.com

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  • Rob Freeman
    Parts Counterperson

    Tell us a little bit about you: I have been married for 27 years and have 1 daughter 24 and son 19.

    What I love most about my job: I love my job because of the interaction with people and everyday is different.

    Nickname, and how did you get it: My nickname is Sonny. My sister has called me this since birth.

    Why you should choose me for Parts: My 20 years experience in Ford dealership can be beneficial.

    What's your favourite Ford and why: I like all Ford products for the style and performance



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  • Ted Kniffen
    Parts Counterperson

    40 years experience in Ford parts. Joined Lally Ford in 2009.

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  • Denise Tofflemire
    Warranty Administrator/Parts Counterperson

    Joined Lally Ford in 1999.

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  • Issa El-Cheikh
    Controller/Secretary Treasurer

    Joined Lally Ford in 2002.

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  • Crystal Robert
    Office Manager

    Joined Lally Ford in 1998.

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  • Sandy Smyth
    Human Resource Manager/Executive Assistant

    Joined Lally Ford in 2001.

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  • Heather Heuston
    Accounting Clerk

    Joined Lally Ford in 2002.

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  • Patty Morlog
    Accounts Receivable

    Joined Lally Ford in 1997.

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  • Sandy Ponic
    Accounts Payable

    Joined Lally Ford in 1986.

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  • Vince Lally
    President

    In 1946 my parents opened a service station in Comber and immediately began working hard to establish a high standard for how customers would be treated. Over the course of the next 36 years, we continually worked toward building a reputation for customer satisfaction which extended beyond the confines of this tiny village.

    In the fall of 1982, we brought this customer-focused manner of doing business under the Ford logo. I became a licensed mechanic and purchased the Ford dealership from my parents three years later. Fortunate enough to have developed loyal customers who regularly referred their friends, family and co-workers; I decided to expand in 1995, moving the dealership to Tilbury.

    At Lally Ford, everyone strives toward building a relationship with our customers that will allow us to provide their transportation needs for life. From the people we recruit, to the vehicles we stock, and everything in between, our goal is to realize continuous improvement for our customers.

    Customer satisfaction is a journey, not a destination. We understand this well at Lally Ford, and when you put your trust in us, you'll quickly understand what good news that is for you.

    vince@lallyford.com

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