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18 Falmouth Back Road
Directions Falmouth, NS B0P1L0

  • Sales: 1 (877) 286-0154
  • Service: 1 (866) 824-7055
  • Parts: 1 (866) 746-3664
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  • 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
    798-7995


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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
    9023068546


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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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  • Chris Schofield
    Lot Manager
    790-0348


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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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  • Andrew Cymbalisty
    Service Manager
    1-902-792-8332

    Andrew Cymbalisty is the Service Manager of Pothier Motors. Originally an educator from Saskatchewan, Andrew moved to Nova Scotia with his wife Jeannine in 2011. Andrew joined the Pothier Motors Service Department team in May of 2014 as a Service Advisor. In February of 2015 Andrew was promoted to the role of Service Manager. Dependable and devoted to providing an exceptional service experience, Andrew encourages anyone that needs assistance to reach out at any time.

    When away from work, Andrew can most often be found outdoors, spending time with his kids. He enjoys working on small engines, and is an avid camper and fisherman.

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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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  • Matt Noiles
    Technician

    Credentials:

    Red Seal Certified Automotive Service Technician
    Motor Vehicle Inspector Licensed for PLC and HGB

    Years In the Trade:
    7 Years

    Years at Pothier Motors:
    3-4 Years

    Chrysler Certification Level:
    Level 2 Certified

    Specialty:
    Antique Cars

    What I Drive:
    1994 Cadillac Fleetwood
    1987 Chevrolet Custom Deluxe 10
    Other Miscellaneous, Multiple Antique Cars

    One Vehicle I'd Love to Work On:
    One That Doesn't Cause Me or the Customer Much Stress!

    Matt is an antique car enthusiast with a particular interest in music-- both listening and playing. Matt was a finalist in the Master Tech Competition through FCA Canada in 2014 and qualified again in 2015.

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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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