Our Canadian Technician of the Year judges faced a difficult choice, with 30 nominations coming in from all over Canada. Here are the finalists.
Franco Atanasovic Papineau Motors Powerview, Man. “He is very efficient and provides the utmost care and quality of workmanship.” — Armand Ducharme
Bruno Vicente Auto Illusions North York, Ont. “Bruno is a go-getter. He is always finding ways to make the garage more successful.” — Paula Vicente
Ryan Vandenbrink Newman’s Automotive St. Pauls, Ont. “If a job really needs to go out, you can count on Ryan to stay late till it is done.” — Dan Newman
Joseph Taylor Audrey’s Auto Repair Saskatoon, Sask. “We haven’t come across anything yet that he hasn’t been able to fix.” — Tanya Lavertu
Steve Stadnik The Auto Guys St. Thomas, Ont. “With Steve’s attention to detail, nothing gets missed.” — Bob Ward
Brad Shantz Leroy’s Auto Care Elmira, Ont. “Brad stands out through his ability to balance efficiency and accuracy.” — Mackenzie Martin
Tina Boisvert Boisvert Service Garage Girouxville, Alta. “Tina is fast, efficient, reliable and observant.” — Raymond & Lorraine Boisvert
Chelsey Hattum OK Tire Moosomin Moosomin, Sask. “She has a very positive attitude towards customers and enjoys building rapport.” — Lisa Charney
Dakota Plante Vinnie’s Mr. Fixit Guelph, Ont. “His willingness and openness to do whatever it takes sets him apart from others.” — Vinnie Klimkosz
Darren Roberts MacDonald KIA Sydney, N.S. “He is amazing at what he does and he takes pride in his job.” — Sam Theberge
Ray Ramey Pioneer Motors Agassiz, B.C. “His repair skills are second to none! He never ceases to amaze me.” — Don Hardy
Steve Oborne Oborne Service Val-Joli, Que. “He is well known in our area as the “go-to guy” for uncommon and difficult diagnostic tasks.” —Jennifer Gilbert
Lance Moggey Panda Tire & Auto Moose Jaw, Sask. “Lance is one of the most talented diagnosticians I’ve ever had the pleasure of working with.” — Curtis Moggey
Francis Lefebvre Mister Muffler Tire & Auto, Mercier, Que. “I take a lot of training because it is essential in this job.” — Francis Lefebvre
Richard Kloiber Tools in Motion Auto Service, Airdrie, Alta. “The most skilled technician we’ve ever met!” — J.C. Washbish
Christian Gauvreau Centre de Pneus Marion, Vars, Ont. “He is the best of the best! People just love him.” — Marie-Pier Marion
Ryan Garant West Coast Toyota Pitt Meadows, B.C. “Always on time, always smiling, always ready to help.” — Ammar Ahmed
Brandon Dumoulin Ed Learn Ford Lincoln St. Catharines, Ont. “Second to no one when it comes to pride in his work.” — Tim Dumoulin
I totally agree with your comment of BRUNO at Auto Illusion’s. After seeing him in the Cars magazine I decided to try his shop out. It is very difficult to find an Automotive facility that you can truly trust. He is definitely a person of detail. I looked up his shop on Google and his reviews are right on point. He’s made a big impact in our family, in repairing our vehicles right the first time.
As I was reading your Magazine at another repair facility. He came to my mind to try them out. Due to the frustration, that I was having with the shop I was currently at. We had been there three times for the same issue. With BRUNO , he took his time to diagnose the vehicle and explain the situation. Giving us options. My car has never ran this great. Thanks to your article. I was able to find a top-notch mechanic. I would also like to Comment that everyone at Auto Illusion’s is great. All the staff is very kind and helpful. The receptionist Paula, she’s such a kind sweet Gal. Thanks again, yours truly Gary.
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