I have been in the automotive industry for the last 15 years and I can honestly say there is no other industry I would prefer to work in! I have been with the Dilawri Automotive Group for the last 8 years and this is my second opportunity to work with the amazing people of Crown Mazda and it has been an incredibly rewarding experience. I’ve been married for 10 years, and have 2 great kids, Gavin who is 3 years old and Zachary who is 17. I enjoy spending any and all free time with my family. When I’m not working you can find me playing street hockey, taking walks and playing soccer with Gavin. When we get the chance we love going to Lac Du Bonnet where our family has had a cottage for the last 30 years. I would like to personally invite you to come and see why the staff at Crown Mazda treat each and every customer as if they were an honoured guest in our own homes. Come and experience the Crown Mazda Difference.
I am the Sales Manager here at Crown Mazda. I have been in the business and with the Dilawri Group since 2009. I am very excited to be working with such a great team and top notch product. When I am not in the office, I can be found at the hockey rink, playing baseball, or hanging with friends. I look forward to meeting you and making your experience here at Crown Mazda one to remember.
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Melissa has been in the automotive industry since 2007 and the Dilawri Group since 2009. In her spare time Melissa likes to go shopping, spend time with her husband Dylan and travel around the world.
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Brian Buckmaster has been in the automotive industry for 29 years, 18 of which for The Dilawri Group. After working many years in sales management, Brian has worked financial services for the last 7 years. Ensuring that your experience is enjoyable and completely satisfying is my goal. I look forward to meeting you and wish to thank all my previous customers for their business and invite all to drop in for a visit anytime.
Brendon has been with the Dilawri group since February 2010. He always had a passion for anything with wheels and an engine. Since he received his driver’s license when he was 16, he was always “the driver” among friends and family. If you wanted to go anywhere he would be happy to take you there. He had many experiences from off-road vehicles, motorcycles, dirt bikes, sea-doos and snowmobiles. When he was looking to get into the automobile industry it was very important that he found a place that shares that same passion. Brendon found that in Mazda. A company that “puts the emotion in motion” and believes “if it’s not worth driving, it’s not worth building”. If you share that same joy of driving Brendon would be happy to show you all of what Mazda has to offer.
“COACH WES” My time here at Crown Mazda has truly been a rewarding experience both personally and professionally for me. Having had customers become friends after investing in a quality Mazda product gives me joy knowing that they have made the right choice in their vehicle selection.
I believe that it is important that you know a little about who you are dealing with before making your appointment with me. I am the proud dad of three boys, Adam who is married to Lindsay and he is with the RCMP in British Columbia as well as Parker and Spencer who are here in Winnipeg. Upon graduating from High School I wanted to be a home builder so I entered the Carpentry Apprenticeship Program at Red River. After completing this program I entered university to learn more about running a business and graduated in 1974 with a Major in Administrative Studies.
Life will take you on a journey if you keep putting one foot in front of the other as upon graduating from university I joined the Royal Bank and worked mostly in District Systems and Real Estate Resources were I got interested in the Office Furniture business and left the bank and joined Business Furnishings were I dealt mostly with large national companies. I also started another company called Officeways which I ran successfully for many years.
After several years of retirement I had the opportunity to join Crown Mazda in May of 2006. In 2007 I joined the Mazda Master Sales Club, Mazda Peak Performer in 2009 and Currently belong to the Mazda Elite Club. I have been Mazda Canada’s number one Salesperson in our Region for the last number of years by basically treating you my customer the way that I would like to be treated.
I have coached hockey for 31 years and love fishing and playing golf. If you want to be treated with respect, fairness, honesty and with a little ZOOM ZOOM then call “Coach Wes”.
Clive started his career in the automotive industry in 2004 and has been with the Dilawri Group since then. He likes hunting and fishing. He also likes Latin music and his favourite food is Spanish Paella. His hobbies include Dog training, stamp collecting and ballroom dancing.
I am the new addition to the Crown Mazda team. I started August of 2013 and am fluent in both English and Tagalog. Away from my professional life, you can find me spending time with my family or playing basketball. I look forward to sharing your next Mazda experience with you.
Hi, my name is Aron Heide. Cars have always been my passion. I have worked for Crown Mazda and the Dilawri Automotive Group for nearly 3 years. My life in the Automotive Industry started when I was in High School. I was enrolled in and graduated from the Automotive Program at my High School in Winkler. As soon as I graduated from High School I began to work as a technician in an automotive dealership while studying at Red River College where I became an Interprovincial Licensed Technician. I have worked hard as a technician for many years and I have continued to work even harder as a Service Manager.
My wife Barb and I have been happily married for nearly 30 years, together we have 3 daughters, Stacey, Christine, and Michelle. Somehow all five of us still manage to live happily under the same roof. Barb and the girls have been heavily involved in Girl Guides of Canada. While the girls have found other things to get involved in, Barb still manages to find time to stay in Girl Guides as well as volunteer with various charities. Before we had kids, my wife and I purchased a cottage. We continue to build and make improvements on the cottage so we can keep enjoying it for many years to come. In the earlier days, the girls would spend the entire summer up at the lake while I came to visit on weekends and holidays. I have always had a passion for Classic Cars and Trucks. I currently own two Classic Convertibles and one Truck. In my spare time I enjoy restoring these cars back to their original beauty.
Working in the Automotive Industry has helped me to grow in many ways. I am constantly meeting new people, making friends, and keeping up with the ever changing technology. I strive to be the best person that I can be. The Dilawri Group has encouraged me to keep growing, and to never be satisfied with average.
Leslie (aka Mom) is one of our top Service Advisors at Crown Mazda. She has been with Mazda for 3 years, and enjoys meeting customers’ needs and satisfaction on a daily basis. In her spare time, Leslie can be found gardening, cooking, spending time with her kids/grandkids and her 4 furry pets!
Hi my name is Ryan and I am one of the dedicated Service Advisors here at Crown Mazda. When I’m not in our Service department assisting customers with all of their service needs, I can be found on the golf course, playing hockey, or spending time with friends and family. I recently graduated from the U of W with a degree in Criminal Justice. I’m a die hard Toronto Maple Leafs fan and am always open to talk hockey. Come on down to Crown Mazda for all of your service needs, where you will be sure to be treated like an honoured guest in our home!
I am 36 years old, I’ve been married for 10 years to my lovely wife Christina and have two children named Brandon and Kobie. Brandon has been a hardball player since he was 8 years old and he enjoys PS3 and X-Box 360. Kobie has played soccer since he was 4 years old and enjoys basketball, hockey, baseball, skateboarding and remote controlled cars.
I have been with Mazda since 1995 when I was hired as a lot attendant. I was later hired as a technician in 1998. I cam to Crown Mazda when they opened in 2001.
I received my Auto Technician License in 2002 and my Mazda Master Tech status in 2004. I have received Mazda’s “Fix it Right the First Time” award 6 times in my career.
My personal likes are movies, sponge hockey, ice hockey and softball.
Good day, I am pleased to have been taking care of your Mazdas since May of 2008. I moved to Winnipeg from Altona in 2006 after marrying my wonderful wife Nikki and we have since been blessed with a beautiful daughter in November of 2010 that we named Leilani after our love of Hawaii, most notably Maui.
Any time I find outside of work and family I enjoy running and riding motocross and further developing my knowledge of the Mazda products and technology and improving my diagnostic skills. I have really enjoyed my time with the Crown Mazda family and am looking forward to the future products from Mazda.
My name is Dennis Flack, the parts manager at Crown Mazda. I first started with the Dilawri Group on October 28th, 2002, as a parts advisor for both Crown Acura and Sunshine Toyota. I really enjoy interacting with people and it’s a great feeling to be able to help. I understand peoples’ needs and I treat people with respect, the way I would want to be treated. This has gotten me to where I am today. I really enjoy working at Crown Mazda. It’s like a small family, we all get along and everyone knows everyone very well. We have a lot of fun at work and that makes for a good environment to be in. We are a great dealership and it is great to be a part of that.
Cory has been working at Crown Mazda since September 2008 and he has been in the parts department since August 2010. He enjoys working at Mazda. In his spare time he enjoys playing hockey and darts. He has also been a Winnipeg Blue Bomber season ticket holder since 2005.