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Company Directors

Jerry Pfeil
President
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Jerry has been in the Automotive Business since he was 19. He put himself through the McMaster University Commerce Program while selling cars in the summer. After graduating from the Commerce program, he began his automotive career as an Assistant Sales Manager at a large GM dealership in Pickering Ontario and has never looked back. After several promotions and years of learning the business, he had the opportunity to purchase his own dealership, Grey Motors Pontiac Buick GMC, in Owen Sound, at the age of 32.   So, Jerry moved to Owen Sound with his wife and son and began his journey as a business owner.  After successfully running the GM dealership until the end of December of 2009, Jerry switched to Mazda in January 2010.  Now after successfully continuing to own and operate the Mazda store for 10+ years, Jerry is looking forward to the next chapter in his Automotive Career; helping to grow and manage the Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram dealership here in New Hamburg.  While there have been many changes over the years, one thing has remained; Jerry's commitment to providing his clients with honest, and trustworthy advice in their search for their automotive needs. It has served him and his family well for over 20 years in Owen Sound, and he is confident it will serve his clients well in New Hamburg also, for many years to come. 

Jerry, with his wife Mohana and their 2 sons, enjoy hockey, soccer and relaxing in his backyard on Sundays.  Jerry is a Super Proud Dad.  His oldest boy Jacob is a recent Graduate of McMaster University's Actuarial Science and Financial Math program and has recently accepted a position with Intact Insurance in Toronto.  His youngest son Lucas is chasing his hockey dreams as he plays for the Kitchener Rangers of the OHL.  Jerry is proud to say "my motivation in life comes from the example I want to set for my boys, they mean the world to me". 

When asked what the former customers of Haffner Motors can expect from Jerry Pfeil Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram, Jerry responds...
 
"We will always value our customers time and business.  While some of the faces may be new, all of my staff are looking forward to taking care of your Automotive needs in a fair and straight forward approach that past customers have always been accustomed to with Haffner Motors. Our staff are just the same as you...good natured, honest, hard working Canadians, trying to provide for their families. Give us a try, you'll be glad you did."

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Paula McGuinness
Secretary Treasurer

Paula, our Secretary Treasurer, is the longest standing employee of Grey Motors Mazda, our sister store in Owen Sound. She has been Jerry's "right hand person" since he purchased Grey Motors in 1999. She was actually there before Jerry, having worked for the previous owners of Grey Motors in administration. Now she is excited to share her years of experience with Jerry's new venture, Jerry Pfeil Chrysler in New Hamburg Ontario.  

She's even keeled, hard working, a strong silent type, Paula is a truly dedicated and loyal employee of Jerry Pfeil's and we are lucky to have her. She supports everyone in their role at the dealership. Born and raised in Meaford Ontario herself, she wanted to raise her 3 beautiful children (Bruce, Janessa and Angela) in the area so they could experience all that Grey and Bruce Counties have to offer. For the last 15 years, she fondly calls Sam her "Partner in Crime" and enjoys spending time with him and her family & friends while away from work. Her interests include Kayaking, camping , reading and going on long road trips in her Mazda demo that she loves. "It brings me great satisfaction to see so many customers happy with their purchase and service experience. I'm proud of all of our staff and the great job they do everyday for our customers."

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Sales and Leasing Department

Andrea Douglas
Financial Services Manager

Andrea was born and raised in Kitchener Ontario and is currently living in New Hamburg with her 3 children, Jacob, Carter and Nikala.


Andrea has been in the Automotive business since 2007 and she has earned a reputation of providing great Financial Advise to our clients looking to take advantage of our very competitive lease and finance rates on their new and used vehicle purchases.  She has shown many customers how to protect their purchases with smart decisions around Extended Warranty and other valuable protection packages.  She is also our in house expert on our Life and Disability products on our customers lease and finance contracts as well.  Sometimes life throws you a curve, we want to make sure you are well prepared to take them on, should they come.

Andrea also juggles her busy schedule at the dealership as our Financial Services Manager, with running to local hockey rinks for her kids.  

She also enjoys her time with the family pets, two English Bulldogs Baxter and Clyde.

Interests / Hobbies outside of work: Kids Hockey

Favorite Food : Steak
  
Favorite FCA Vehicle : Challenger Hellcat 

Pets: Baxter and Clyde English Bulldogs mix

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Chris Spotswood
Product Advisor


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Ben Laxton
Product Advisor

Ben was born in New Brunswick and raised in Ingersoll Ontario.  He moved to Ontario in 1976 and started selling vehicles in 1977.  Over his 42 year career selling vehicles, he has enjoyed meeting literally thousands of people, and loves helping them find that perfect vehicle.   

Ben has 3 sons and 3 Grand Daughters and he also enjoys riding motorcycles, playing golf and listening to motivational speakers.  His golf friends claim that he plays "Whack and Go", not golf, but he enjoys it nevertheless.

INTERESTS OR HOBBIES: Motorcycles , Golf, and Motivational speakers

FAVORITE FCA VEHICLE: Challenger

FAVORITE FOOD: Anything Asian

FUN FACT OR CLAIM TO FAME: Humorous Charity Auctioneer


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Service Department

Chris McKee
Mopar Technician

Chris was born in Toronto and currently lives with his wife Janet in Baden Ontario.  They are the proud parents of two, Lukas and Samm.  Chris and his wife enjoy spending summer vacation time away at a cottage "unplugged" from the fast pace here at the Garage.  Chris's interests and hobbies include drinking and yelling at the kids to get off his lawn.  

All kidding aside, we are very lucky to have Chris here at Jerry Pfeil Chrysler, as a Master Technician.  Chris has been a Chrysler Licensed Tech for over 35 years.  People come here just because of Chris's expertise. 

FAVORITE FCA VEHICLE: Ram Truck with a Hemi V8

FAVORITE FOOD:  Steak

FUN FACT :  Chris likes to Bake when he drinks and our staff are the beneficiaries of his baking expertise !


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Markus Lutes
Apprentice technician

Markus was born in London Ontario and currently lives in Woodstock.  He loves spending time away from the dealership riding his Motorcycle and Fishing.  He is the proud father of a little girl named Jasmine and he has a rescue German Sheppard named Iris.

Markus is a hard working family man with a passion for mechanics and has been in the Service Garage business for over 6 years  and is currently in his 1st year Apprenticeship here at Jerry Pfeil Chrysler.

 

FAVORITE FCA VEHICLE : HELLCAT CHALLENGER

FAVORITE FOOD :  Everything, variety is the spice of life!

PET : German Sheppard named Iris

FUN FACT: Once caught a 12lb Bass on a piece of corn


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Jon Woods
Apprentice Tech

Jon was born in Stratford Ontario and currently lives in Shakespeare.  His love of Classic Cars and the passion to work on them came from his close relationship with his Dad growing up.  He enjoys  listening to Classic Rock Music to go with the Classic cars he works on.  Those vehicles include a 69' Pontiac GTO he inherited from his Dad, his 79' Pontiac Trans Am and a 91' S10 pickup.

Jon was hired recently as an Aprentice Technician. 

FAVORITE FCA VEHICLE : HELLCAT CHALLENGER

FAVORITE FOOD :  Pita Sandwiches

PET :  Pug named Tobey

INTERESTING FUN FACT:  He is the nephew of Rob Haffner, one of the previous owners of this dealership when it was called Haffner Motors.


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Mopar Parts Department

Darlene Jansen
Parts Manager


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