Staff


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  • Bill McKinstry
    Dealer Principal/Owner
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    Literally growing up at McKinstry Chrysler, I have lived the Automotive Sales and Service business all of my life.

    I don't remember a time when I didn't know I would follow in my Father and Grandfather's footsteps. From these two men I have learned the true meaning of service, the value of our highly trained, loyal and quite frankly "long term" staff and a true love of our community.

    It makes me very proud when customers talk about buying they're vehicles from all three McKinstry generations, and in January of 2014 I was equally thrilled to welcome my son Austin to our team.

    My wife Randa and I have a combined family of two sons two daughters and two dogs. When not at McKinstry Chrysler I enjoy fishing, hunting, gardening and preparing the bounty these activities provide. (That's right, I like to cook.)

    I would personally like to thank-you for taking the time to visit our site, myself and the rest of the McKinstry Chrysler Team look forward to serving you.

    "The tradition of excellence continues"


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  • Clyde Palson
    Sales Manager
    807-223-4214

    Employed with McKinstry Chrysler: 10yrs

    Clyde is the father of 3 university attending students.  First introduced to the automotive industry through a school CO-OP program, he fell in love with this field and has been working in the business for 38yrs. He finds the Auto Industry ever changing, challenging and interesting.  He enjoys working with people and likes to make sure that staff and customers are happy with McKinstry Chrysler.

     

    He loves to golf, play cards, spending time with family, his partner Tammy and travel.

    His life motto is to be happy and content with work and home combined.


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  • Angie Temple
    Business Manager
    807-223-4214

    Employed with McKinstry's: 14 years

     

    Employed with us since 2001 as part of the sales team, Angie grew into her position as Business Manager. She provides customers with the best financial solutions to acquire vehicles that meet their budgets.  Whether a first time buyer or a returning one, she develops relationships with all of our Sales customers and she provides excellent customer service helping any way she can.

    Her motto in life:   "Everything Happens For A Reason!"


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  • Dave Berrey
    Sales Consultant
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  • Greg Dayman
    Sales Consultant
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    Employed with McKinstry Chrysler for 4 years

    Greg moved to Dryden with his family in 1988 from Marathon, Ontario, and has enjoyed growing up here, and now enjoys raising his triplet girls (5 years old) in the same community.

    For as long as he can remember, Greg has worked in the Retail/Sales industry.  The best part of what he does is witnessing the excitement and happiness his customers get when purchasing their vehicle.

    Greg says without the customers, we wouldn't be here.


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  • Don McCready
    Sales Consultant
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    Sales Consultant - Sir Sanford College: Horticulturist, Turf Specialist

    Employed with McKinstry's: 11 years

     

    Don is married with a daughter, son, a dog and cat. He is a born and raised Northwestern Ontarian who lived in Emo, Atikokan, Nestor Falls and Dryden; he understands the various needs of our community.

    He grew up developing knowledge and passion working on cars with his dad in their garage. In the 1990's & early 2000's he was known around the track for racing stock cars. He began his sales career in 2000.  As a sales person he finds pleasure in changing people's lives when they acquire a vehicle that's the right fit for them; necessity or pleasure.

    With his college education and love for ice sports, he became a professional "Ice Maker".  He assisted with the 1995 Scott Tournament of Hearts, the 1997 Olympic Curling Trials and the 1998 World Junior Curling Championships. He is also very passionate about hockey. Not only does he play the game, both his children do and he coaches.  He also enjoys camping, fishing and dirt car racing.

     

     

     

     

       


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  • Linda Alberts
    Accounting/Controller

    Employed with McKinstry Chrysler: 24 Years


    Linda is married with two daughters, their husbands and four grandchildren all of whom she loves spending time with. She also enjoys gardening, cooking and dabbling in floral design.

    After working many years in the accounting field, Linda was excited to join the family at McKinstry Chrysler and work with Luana in accounting.

    Compiling numbers, balancing reports and meeting deadlines is what gives Linda the satisfaction of a good day at work.  Linda enjoys every aspect of accounting and financial management.  She's committed to her job, always willing to take on new tasks and share her knowledge to help co-workers with their questions.


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  • George Krisko
    Controller
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  • Adria Penner
    Receptionist & IT Support

    Employment with McKinstry Chrysler: 4 years

    Adria is married with a son and daughter and moved from Winnipeg to the Dryden area in 2005.  Having a love for the Canadian Shield, she and her husband thought this was a great place to raise their family. 

    She has worked in sales since the age of 16 and from 19 worked in management roles while continuing with her education.  In 2006 Adria decided to start her work from home business providing virtual (via internet) business support services including accounting & tax prep. and continues to do so. Longing for more human interaction, she joined our team as receptionist and wears different hats when asked.  She loves being in a supportive role helping her co-workers experience success.

    She believes that excellent customer service includes being a positive part of someone's day.

    Various forms of art are life giving to her and she is a singer, songwriter, musician and performer.


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  • Larry Meadows
    Service Manager

    Employed with McKinstry's: 41 years

     

    Larry and his partner Dorothy live in Dryden.  He has two sons and a daughter, a daughter in-law, son-in-law and the joy of his life, granddaughter Emmerson. 

    Larry has been with us since he was a teen and worked with all three generations of McKinstry Leadership.  After grade twelve he successfully completed 4 years of trade school and has flourished in the automotive service industry. He has a passion for repairing vehicles and small engines. He loves meeting the needs of our customers and seeing the smiles on their faces when they are happy with their service.

    For fun, Larry is an avid golfer and fisherman. He also competes in fishing tournaments with winning results!

    In life his family is always first.  Smile and the world smiles with you is his motto and he does what he can to make people happy.


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  • Heather Connor
    Service Advisor

    Employed with McKinstry Chrysler: 13 years

     

    Heather is married with two children and one Grandson.

    As a service advisor, the key to her success has been to treat all customers equally with a smile and be approachable. "If you were the customer, how would you like to be treated".

    In her spare time she enjoys playing darts, crocheting and camping.


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  • Albert Marion
    Service Technician

    Employed with McKinstry Chrysler: 38 years

     

    Albert is a long standing employee who has experienced working with all three generations of McKinstrys.  Having employees like Albert is a testament to the quality and commitment of how we do business.

    He and his wife Debra have a son, daughter in-law, a granddaughter and grandson.  For fun, Albert enjoys hunting, fishing, camping, riding ATVs and wood working.


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  • Brad Wright
    Service Technician

    Employed with McKinstry Chrysler for 15 years

     

    Brad is married and has a son and another boy on the way.  He worked with us while he was a grade 12 CO-OP student and continued to work on his apprenticeship while employed with us.

    He enjoys spending time with his family, hunting fishing and camping.


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  • Logan Field
    Service Technician

    Employed with McKinstry Chrysler:  5 years

     

    Logan loves the work environment at McKinstry's and enjoys the relationships with his co-workers.

    He loves to hunt and fish.


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  • Rick Barboni
    Service Technician

    Employed with McKinstry Chrysler: 22 years

     

    Rick loves working with his hands and automotive repair is a great way to keep him busy.  He enjoys the challenges and problem solving involved with trade. As best friend with Russ McKinstry, joining the McKinstry team was a natural choice!

    Rick is happily married and in his words "with tons of kids (5)".  He enjoys life in Northwestern Ontario by spending time hunting, fishing, off-roading and spending time with his family!


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  • Chris Keating
    Service Technician

    Employed with McKinstry Chrysler: 13 years

     

    Chris is married and the proud father of a son and daughter.  He worked with us while he was a grade 12 CO-OP student and continued to work on his apprenticeship while employed with us.

    The company of his coworkers is one of the highlights of his job.

    He enjoys camping, hunting, fishing and spending time with family.


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  • Tom Hamilton
    Parts Manager

    Employed with McKinstry Chrylser: 14 years

     

    Tom came to us with two college diplomas, and has become an important part of our team helping customers find the right parts for their needs. He also likes to problem solve with our customers and turn a bad situation into a better one. 

    His motto in life is "Grab a mitt and get into the game." If you can help, then do so.


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  • Austin McKinstry
    Parts Advisor

    I officially joined the McKinstry Chrysler team January of this year, but have been an unofficial member all of my life.

    For me, the decision to enter the family business was very simple, having grown up watching my Father and Grandparents working here all of my life.

    I really enjoy being one of the first people you see when you walk in to McKinstry Chrysler. I hope to meet as many of our long time customers as possible while working to create many more new ones at the same time.

    In my spare time I enjoy the outdoors, fishing and hunting. One of my favorite pastimes is preparing good food.

    In the fall of 2015 I plan to attend the Automotive Business School of Canada at Georgian College in Barrie Ontario.


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  • Cam McDonald
    Service Support

    Employed with McKinstry Chrysler:  1year

     

    Cameron began working with us at McKinstry Chrysler as a High School CO-OP student. After trying different CO-OP environments, he's found his fit with our team. 

    Coming from a mechanically inclined family, he loves working in the garage and enjoys learning how vehicles work and aides the Service Technicians in fixing them. Although Cameron works in the Service Department, he all around likes to help where he can.  You can often find him in the Parts Department, plating vehicles for the Sales Department or welcoming customers from the reception desk. He is a real team player who loves to help his co-workers and customers.

    Cameron enjoys playing hard! Mudding in his truck, hunting, riding dirt bike, snow machining and spending time with friends are important to him.  Repairing his truck and sprucing it up keeps him busy in his spare time.

    He likes to live "Fast & Dangerous".


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