Staff


Click on one of the people below to find out more information.

Tom Pothier
Founder

Tom Pothier is a bodyman by trade, and opened Pothier Motors in 1957 as a body shop. He grew the business to include a Volkswagen franchise, then switched to the Chrysler/Dodge/Jeep franchise that is here today. At 90 years old Tom is still hard to slow down. Tom enjoys working with a backhoe and is still an important part of the snow removal team. If you stop by the dealership you can still see him coming in nearly every single day!

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Jackie Pothier
Founder

Jackie is founder Tom Pothier's wife and business partner. Right by his side through the good times and bad, Jackie was instrumental in the success of the company. They founded the dealership right beside their home, and Jackie will tell stories of using their house for everything from sales to supper for customers and visiting businessmen. Jackie is still known to invite customers over for a cup of tea to this day! 

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John Pothier
President/ Dealer Principal
902-799-0099

John Pothier is the President and Dealer Principal of Pothier Motors. John took ownership of the business from his father Tom in 1986, and has grown it with a customer-focused approach that has gained customers from around (and outside) the province. He is an avid motorcycle fan, and can often be seen cruising the country on his Harley-Davidson.

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Chad Pothier
General Manager/ Vice President
1-902-799-0088

Chad Pothier is the General Manager and Vice-President of Pothier Motors. Chad  joined the Pothier Motors team full time after graduating from St. Francis Xavier University in 2009. He is dedicated to ensuring customers receive a five-star experience, and is always available to take your call. In his off time he enjoys spending time in the outdoors, and can often be seen with his wife Yolan and dog Harley.

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Philip Pothier
Advisor Manager
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Jamie Pothier
Finance Coordinator
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Jamie has rejoined Pothier Motor's in 2017 as a Finance Specialist. He has had a long managerial career at Scotiabank, and brings with him a wealth of financial expertise. Jamie is the youngest of Tom and Jackie's sons, and we are proud to have another family member join the team!

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Brett Lane
Fleet & Advisor Manager
(902) 790-0965

Credentials:

High School Graduate-- Windsor Regional
Katimavik Program
NSCC-- Automotive Repair

**ONE OF THE TOP TEN FLEET MANAGERS IN CANADA FOR 2014**

Years at Pothier Motors:
11.5 Years

Position I Started In:
Parts and Service

What I Drive:
2015 Grand Cherokee Limited

Hobbies/Activities:
Firearm Enthusiast
Fishing
Gold Panning

Quote That Describes Me/The Way I Do My Job:
Always Give the Best Price Up Front and Provide the Best Service in the Province


Brett is a salesman that truly lives by his promises. Completely dedicated to both Pothier Motors and his many customers, Brett is known for going above and beyond to provide excellent service and never disappoints. A straight shooting professional doing everything he can to meet his customers needs, it came as no surprise to anyone when Brett was awarded with being one of the Top Ten Fleet Managers in Canada. 

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Federico Cisneros
Product Advisor
(902) 790-3440

Credentials:

Bachelor in Actuarial Sciences
    Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico (National University)

Years at Pothier Motors:
3.5 Years

Position I Started In:
Sales Consultant

What I Drive:
Jeep Liberty (Limited)

Hobbies/Activities:
Baseball
Watching Rugby games-- mainly the ones where my son plays!

Quote That Describes Me/The Way I Do My Job:
I am customer service oriented. Based on my belief, 'whatever you do, do it with passion...and always do it right the first time. Do your best!'



A dedicated and charismatic individual with a sterling reputation for fantastic customer service, Federico is an extremely important part of the Pothier Motors Sales Team. Extremely knowledgeable and approachable, Federico embodies the famous Lou Gerstner quote: "EVERYTHING STARTS WITH THE CUSTOMER". 

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Stan Allen
Product Advisor
791-2790


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Dylan Routledge
Product Advisor
1-902-799-0185

Years at Pothier Motors:
1 Year

Position I Started In:
Sales Consultant

What I Drive:
2007 Chrysler Sebring

Hobbies/Activities:
Spending Time with my Family
Playing Games (online and otherwise)

Quote That Describes Me/The Way I Do My Job:
"When You Are Fitted in a Racing Car and You Race to Win, Second or Third Place is Not Enough"
- Ayrton Senna


New to the sales game, Dylan has proved himself to be a confident, talented salesman absolutely dedicated to meeting his customers vehicle needs. Dylan aspires to someday reach Brett Lane's level of achievement, in becoming one of the top 10 fleet managers in Canada.

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Timothy Bowman
Product Advisor
1-902-292-7847


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Tim McPhee
Product Advisor
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Holly Manders
Finance and Insurance Manager

Credentials:

Successfully Graduated From College-- Studied to be a Paralegal

Years at Pothier Motors:
21 Years

Position I Started In:
Business Manager

What I Drive:
Harley :)

Hobbies/Activities:
I Love to Run! Currently Registered in the Majority of the Maritime Races! 
I Love to Spend My Free Time Boating in the Chester Basin
I Love to Garden

Quote That Describes Me/The Way I Do My Job:
"She's the Queen of Financing"


A long time employee of Pothier Motors and another bright smiling face in the sales department, Holly always does her best to ensure that everyone is treated equal. She will go to extra lengths to make sure that each and every customer feels welcome and appreciated. 

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Julie Taylor
Finance and Insurance Manager

Credentials:

Graduate of WRHS
Graduate of NSCC Kingstec
Finance and Insurance Training

Years at Pothiers:
24 Years

Position I Started In:
Business Manager

What I Drive:
Jeep Wrangler

Hobbies/Activities:
Repurposing Old Furniture with Fat Paint
Boating
Running
Spending Quality Time With Family and Friends

Quote That Describes Me/The Way I Do My Job:
Life is Too Deep For Words, So Don't Try To Describe It; Just Live It.
- C.S. Lewis

A talented member of the Pothier Motors team, Julie prides herself  on providing the highest level of customer satisfaction. Extremely knowledgeable in F&I and always willing to rise to a challenge, Julie is an indispensable member of the dealership and a bright, smiling face in the sales department.

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Katie Cudmore
Controller

Credentials:

Bachelor of Business Administration- Acadia University
Chartered Accountant

Years at Pothier Motors:
1 Year

Position I Started In:
Controller

What I Drive:
Jeep Grand Cherokee

Hobbies/Activities:
Camping
I'm a Hockey Mom!

Quote That Describes Me/The Way I Do My Job:
"We can't direct the wind, but we can adjust the sails."
- Dolly Parton

 Katie is absolutely dedicated to the success of the dealership and the departments therein. With many years experience in the car industry and a passion for numbers, she is an indispensable member of the Pothier Motors Dealership Family.

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Cheryl Taylor
Accounting Clerk

Credentials:

Grade 12- Cole Harbour District High School

Years at Pothier Motors:
1 Year

Position I Started In:
Accounting Clerk

What I Drive:
Jeep Compass

Hobbies/Activities:
4 Wheeling
Going on Side by Side (Touring)
Fishing

Quote That Describes Me/The Way I Do My Job:
Focus Cheryl, F.O.C.U.S.!
- Katie

A dependable, hard working member of the pothier motors team with over 16 years in the automotive business, Cheryl is a fantastic asset to the accounting department. 

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Lynn Strong
Accounting

Credentials:

WRHS- '84
Dartmouth Community College- '85
"Mind Reading 101- John Pothier College Course"

Years at Pothier Motors:
29 Years

Position I Started In:
Receptionist

What I Drive:
2014 Jeep Wrangler

Hobbies/Activities:
Camping

Quote That Describes Me/The Way I Do My Job:
I Like to be Efficient, and Help Staff and Customers to the Best of My Ability!


With over 29 years in the business, Lynn is a well of knowledge and an incredible asset to the Pothier Motors Dealership Family. Always professional and pleasant to deal with, Lynn might be the first graduate of the Mind Reading 101 course to date (with a sense of humor to match...)

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Doug Strong
Parts Manager
799-0066

Credentials:

High School Graduate

Parts Management College Course (Edwards and Associates)

Service Consultant Advanced Skills (Edwards and Associates)


Years at Pothier Motors:

26 Years


Position I Started In:

Parts Advisor


What I Drive:

2014 Jeep Wrangler


Hobbies/Activities:

Camping and Snowmobiling


Having worked at Pothier Motors for over 26 Years, Doug is a staple member of the Service Department team. Well trained, extremely knowledgeable and known for his friendly demeanor, Doug is currently a working parts manager.

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Kim Smith
Parts Advisor

Credentials:

High School Diploma

Years at Pothier Motors:
12 Years

Position I Started In:
Service Advisor

What I Drive:
2011 Dodge Avenger

Hobbies/Activities:
Curling
Walking
Exercise

Quote That Describes Me/The Way I Do My Job:
I Look After My Customers Properly and Correctly!

Having been with Pothier Motors for over 12 years, Kim is an extremely effective and pivotal member of the parts department team. Knowledgeable and passionate about his work, Kim can always be found looking up parts for a customer or a technician and servicing them properly, the first time. 

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Craig Shay
Shop Foreman

Credentials:

26 Years Working in Chrysler Dealerships


Years at Pothier Motors:

23 Years


Position I Started In:

Service Advisor


What I Drive:

2007 PT Cruiser


Hobbies/Activities:

Motorcycling

Spending Time with Grandkids


With a background in both Parts and Service, Craig is the Shop Foreman, Warranty Administrator and Internal Specialist for Pothier Motors. He's known for his boisterous personality and sense of humor.



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Mitchell Veinot
Service Advisor

Credentials:

NSCC Auto Repair

Service Advisor Advanced Course (Edwards and Assoc)

Walter Cutting Wheel Course

Avon View High School


Years at Pothier Motors:

7 Years


Position I Started In:

The Wash Bay-- Moved to Service Advisor Role in December of 2008


What I Drive:

2014 Ram 1500 HEMI

2000 Mustang GT


Hobbies/Activities:

Hockey

ATVing

Farming


Quote That Describes Me/The Way I Do My Job:

"One Can Not Have Too Many Cars, Said Every Petrolhead"

- Jeremy Clarkson


Mitch is a motivated, talented Service Advisor with a passion for helping people with all of their automotive needs. An indispensable member of the Pothier Motors Service Team, Mitch enjoys helping customers build their 'dream' trucks and jeeps and prides himself on his product knowledge.

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Shannon Bouchie
Service Appointment Coordinator
(902) 798-9584

Credentials:


Registered Massage Therapist
Continuing Care Assistant
Real Estate Sales Person


Years at Pothier Motors:

3 Months


Position I Started In:

Service Coordinator


What I Drive:

2012 Kia Optima (AKA Mom-mobile)


Hobbies/Activities:

Spending time with my family, baking up lots of sweet treats, digging in the dirt in my garden, home renovation projects and spending time by the ocean in my home town of Canso!


Quote That Describes Me/The Way I Do My Job:

"I've learned people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but they will never forget how you made them feel"

- Maya Angelou

New to the Pothier Motors Service Department family, Shannon has proven herself to be an energetic, positive influence even in the cloudiest of conditions. A former member of the Victorian Order of Nurses, Shannon is absolutely passionate about people-- customers can look forward to her sunny attitude every time they call in.

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Robin Taylor
Technician

Credentials:

Red Seal Certified Technician
A/C Department of Environment Certification
Chrysler Level 3 Trained (All Categories)
WHMIS Trained
Graduate from NSCC and HWRH

Years in the Trade:
25 Years

Years at Pothier Motors:
23 Years

Chrysler Certification Level:
Level 3 All Categories

Specialty:
Air Conditioning
Driveability Diagnosis

What I Drive:
RAM 3500

One Vehicle I'd Love to Work On:
Dodge Viper

Robin particularly enjoys trying to solve challenging problems with vehicles and loves to dive into the new and evolving technology in this trade. Robin was a finalist in the Master Tech Competition through FCA Canada in 2014 and qualified again in 2015. 

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Barney Herbert
Technician

Credentials:

Interprovincial/Red Seal Certification in Motor Vehicle Repair Mechanical
Air Conditioning and Wheel Alignment Certification
Levels 1, 2 and 3 in Chrysler Training Academy Courses
MVI Inspection-- Automotive and Trailer

Years in the Trade:
28+ Years

Years at Pothier Motors:
25 Years

Chrysler Certification Level:
FCA Level 3

Specialty:
I enjoy most aspects of automotive diagnosis and repair, but I especially enjoy working on passenger cars. The less complicated the better.

What I Drive:
Dodge Dakota, Jeep TJ and 2.0 SX (Yes, all Chrysler Products)

One Vehicle I'd Love to Work On:
Maybe Classic Car Restoration...anything interesting (at my leisure!)


When asked if there was anything else he wanted a customer to know about him, Barney responded jokingly "I wish to remain anonymous". With over 28 years in the trade, Barney is a master technician, always willing to help and an invaluable asset to the service department.


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Danny Patterson
Technician

Credentials:

Every Chrysler Course I Can Take


Years in the Trade:

Over 20 Years


Years at Pothier Motors:

19 Years


Chrysler Certification Level:

FCA Certified Level 3


Specialty:

No Specialty


What I Drive:

Old Cars


One Vehicle I'd Love to Work On:

No Preference


Eager to learn and motivated to be the best at what he does, Danny is an FCA Level 3 trained technician who is always looking for training and any new certification that might be available. He is often the go-to for difficult diagnosis and drivability issues. Danny was a finalist for the 2014 Master Tech Challenge through FCA Canada, and has qualified again in 2015.

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Jaime Dykens
Technician

Credentials:

Nova Scotia Automotive Service Technician Certificate


Years in the Trade:

38 Years


Years at Pothier Motors:

15 Years


Chrysler Certification Level:

FCA Certification Level 2


Specialty:

Brakes


What I Drive:

1999 Dodge Dakota


One Vehicle I'd Love to Work On:

1995 Dodge Neon


Jaime is a talented automotive technician that specializes in suspension, maintenance and brake repairs.

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Kevin Veinot
Technician

Credentials:

Provincial License
Motor Vehicle Inspector

Years in the Trade:
30 Years

Years at Pothier Motors:
15 +Years

Chrysler Certification Level:
Level 1

Specialty/Something You Particularly Like to Work On:
Bowling Handicap!

What I Drive:
2013 Crew Cab 1500 4X4 (yes it's got a HEMI!)

Kevin is a perfectionist as a technician- he prides himself on the quality of his work. A self described "wrench turner", he is particularly talented in regular scheduled maintenance and is a pivotal part of the Pothier Motors Service Team.

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Jason Ward
Apprentice Technician

Credentials:

Nova Scotia Apprenticeship Program (beginning school in November)
FCA Online Certification Level 0 and Level 1

Years in the Trade:
13 Years

Years at Pothiers:
9 Months

Chrysler Certification Level:
Between FCA Certification Level 0 and Level 1

Specialty:
Upgrades, Anything Mechanical

What I Drive:
2002 Chevrolet Cavalier
2000 Jeep Cherokee

One Vehicle I'd Love to Work On:
Dodge Challenger Hellcat


A humorous employee with a ton of experience in aftermarket shops, Jason is a new but valuable addition to the service department. Jason is currently building hours to go to school in November to start his apprenticeship in Journeyman Technician. 

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Matt Moore
Technician

Credentials:


Red Seal Certified Technician


Years in the Trade:

8 Years


Years at Pothier Motors:

Over 1 Year


Chrysler Certification Level:

FCA Certified Level 2


Specialty:

I Like to Work on A Little Bit of Every Thing


What I Drive:

2016 Dodge Grand Caravan


One Vehicle I'd Like to Work On:

Any Different or Rare Vehicle That You Don't See Everyday


Quiet, determined and dedicated to his job, Matt is a fantastic addition to the Pothier Motors Service Team. Coupling his years of experience working on different makes and models to his passion for learning has made him a very valuable addition to the shop. 

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Lyndon Cleveland
Jack of All Trades

Credentials:

Grade 12 Education Windsor Regional High School
NSCC Kingstec-- Graduated 2005 with Automotive Collision Repair and Refinishing

Years at Pothier Motors:
9 Years

Position I Started In:
Wash Bay/Detailer

What I Drive:
2005 Dodge SRT-4
2002 Neon R/T
1998 Neon 2 Door Coupe

Hobbies/Activities:
Driving
Working on my Cars
Socializing/Friends
Eating (I LOVE FOOD)

Quote That Describes Me/The Way I Do My Job:
It always seems impossible until it's done!

Lyndon is a driver, a detailer, a snow removal specialist and is always quick to volunteer when any job needs completed. He is a pivotal member of the Pothier Motors Service Team and a huge asset to the dealership and all who have the pleasure of working next to him.

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