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
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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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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:
Started in 2004

Position I Started In:
Parts and Service


Hobbies/Activities:
Firearm Enthusiast
Fishing
Boating

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:
Started in 2012

Position I Started In:
Sales Consultant


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

Credentials: 

Over 42 years sales experience, 33 years of sales for Allen Beverages and Pepsi-Cola Canada.

Years at Pothier's:

Started in 2009

Position I Started In:

Sale Representative

Hobbies/Activities:

Gardening, Toronto Maple Leafs and spending time with my family and grandchildren. 

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

Treat your customers as you would want to be treated.  Respect goes a long way in achieving you ultimate goal in life. 


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Dylan Routledge
Product Advisor
1-902-799-0185

Years at Pothier Motors:
Started in 2014

Position I Started In:
Sales Consultant


Hobbies/Activities:
Spending Time with my Family




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Timothy Bowman
Product Advisor
1-902-292-7847

Years at Pothier Motors:

Started in 2015

Position I started In: 

Product Adviser

Credentials: 

Bachelor of Arts

Double Major in Psychology and English

Hobbies/Activities:

Spending time with my wife and three children is my highest priority. We participate in lots of activities such as; golf, snowboarding, basketball, soccer, hiking, camping and playing guitar.

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

I am honest, sincere and concerned with gaining an accurate understanding of customer needs to facilitate the best vehicle selection.  I provide detailed information on the product and transparency on details of the deal.

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Tim McPhee
Product Advisor
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Credentials: 

 20 Years in Sales.

Years At Pothier's:

Started in 2016

Hobbies: 

Sports, Hockey, Cars and Trucks.


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Julie Taylor
Finance and Insurance Manager

Credentials:

Finance and Insurance Training

Years at Pothiers:
Started in 1992

Position I Started In:
Finance and Insurance Manager


Hobbies/Activities:
Hunting
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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Heather Peterson
Administrative Assistant
902-798-9584

Credentials:

Over 25 years experience in the Financial, Legal and Retail Industry.

Position:

Administrative Assistant

Years At Pothier's:

Started in 2015

Position I Started In:

Administrative Assistant






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Krista Boyd
Administrative Assistant

Title:  Administrative Assistant

Years at Pothiers:

Started in 2011

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Katie Cudmore
Controller

Credentials:

Bachelor of Business Administration- Acadia University
Chartered Accountant

Years at Pothier Motors:
Started in 2014

Position I Started In:
Controller


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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Lynn Strong
Accounting

Credentials:

WRHS- '84
Dartmouth Community College- '85


Years at Pothier Motors:
Started in 1986

Position I Started In:
Receptionist


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 32 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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Cheryl Taylor
Accounting Clerk

Credentials:

Grade 12- Cole Harbour District High School

Years at Pothier Motors:
Started in 2014 

Position I Started In:
Accounting Clerk


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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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:

Started in 1989


Position I Started In:

Parts Advisor


Having worked at Pothier Motors for over 29 Years, Doug is a staple member of the Pothier team. Well trained, extremely knowledgeable and known for his friendly demeanor.

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Kim Smith
Parts Advisor

Credentials:

High School Diploma

Years at Pothier Motors:
Started in 2003

Position I Started In:
Service Advisor


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 15 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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Justin Dorman
Parts Advisor| It Specialist
902-798-9584

Title:  Parts Advisor/It Specialist

Years at Pothiers:

Started in 2017

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Michelle Veinot
Service Manager
902-792-8332

Title:  Service Manager

Years At Pothiers:  Started in 2017

Position I Started In:  Service Manager

Credentials:

Over a decade of experience as a Service Advisor.

Service Management College Course

Business Management Diploma _ SAIT Polytecnic ( Present)

Chrysler Courses/Certification

Hobbies:

Spending time with family, crafting, refinishing furniture and gardening.

May you be proud of the work you do, the person you are, and the difference you make.

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Kevin Dares
Service Advisor
902-798-9584

Years at Pothiers:   Started in 2018

Position I Started In:  Service Adviser

Credentials: 

NSCC Auto Repair

Automotive Technician

Chrysler Courses

Hobbies:

Hockey, Drumming, Music, Spending time with family.

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Mitchell Veinot
Service Advisor

Credentials:

NSCC Auto Repair

Chrysler Courses/Certification

Service Advisor Advanced Course (Edwards and Assoc)

Walter Cutting Wheel Course

Avon View High School


Years at Pothier Motors:

Started in 2008


Position I Started In:

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


Hobbies/Activities:

Hockey

Side By Side Buggy Runs


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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Tamara Hudgins
Service Coordinator
902-798-9584

Position:

Service Coordinator

Years at Pothier's:  Started in 2018

Hobbies:

Spending time with my family camping and walking.

Quote:

Live each and everyday like it's your last.

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Yolan Pothier
902-798-9584

Title:  Service Coordinator

Years at Pothiers:  Started in January 2019

Credentials:

Yolan has worked for over 20 years in the customer service industry.  A master hairstylist, she is used to making her customers feel great! She has owned and operated two separate hair salon/spa businesses and brings a wealth of business management experience. She is also our VP's wife!

Hobbies: 

Painting, gardening, yoga and spending time with family and friends.

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Paul Bergeron
Service Attendant
902-798-9584

Title:  Service Attendant

Years At Pothiers:  Started in 2018

Position I Started In:  Service Attendant

Credentials:

Approx. 10 years Automotive Experience

2nd year Apprentice

Auto Detailer

Auto Glass Replacement

Hobbies: 

Fishing and camping.

Paul is always eager to give a helping hand to anyone.  He has become a great asset to out team!

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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:
30 Years


Years at Pothier Motors:
Started in 1993


Chrysler Certification Level:
Level 3 All Categories


Specialty:
Air Conditioning
Driveability Diagnosis




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

 

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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:
30 years +

Years at Pothier Motors:
Started in 1990

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.


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




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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:

Started in 1996


Chrysler Certification Level:

FCA Certified Level 3

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:

40 Years


Years at Pothier Motors:

Started in 1998


Chrysler Certification Level:

FCA Certification Level 2


Specialty:

Brakes

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:
Started in 1999

Chrysler Certification Level:
Level 1

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


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
FCA Online Certification Level 2

Years in the Trade:
20 Years

Years at Pothiers:
Started in 2014


Specialty:
Upgrades, Anything Mechanical


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 valuable addition to the service department.

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David Benjamin
902-798-9584

Title:   Technician

Years at Pothiers : Started in 2018

Position I Started in:  Technician

Credentials:

NSCC Kingstec Automotive Service & Repair

FCA Training Level 1

Trailer MVI License

Air Conditioning Certification

Hobbies:

Working on Cars

Spending time with friends and family.

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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:
Started in 2005

Position I Started In:
Wash Bay/Detailer


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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Patrick Caldwell
Detailer
902-798-9584

Position:

Detailer

Years at Pothier's:  

Started in 2013


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Gavin Hughes
Detailer
902-798-9584

Title:  Detailer

Years at Pothiers:

Started in 2019

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Philip Pothier- RIP
Advisor Manager/Brother/Uncle/Son

After A Hard Fought Battle With Stomach Cancer Philip Passed Away Peacefully Sunday May 20th Surrounded By His Family. Philip Will Forever Live In Our Hearts And Minds And Will Be Dearly Missed By All Those Who Knew Him.

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