Meet Our Team - The Jim Pattison Auto Group

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  • Bill Harbottle
    President
    (604) 583-8886

    Bill Harbottle joined The Jim Pattison Auto Group in 1997 and leads the company with the drive of a true entrepreneur. Bill began his career in the recreational vehicle sales business in 1972, and subsequently owned a number of businesses including Hilltop Toyota Ltd. in Salmon Arm, BC. Prior to advancing to the position of President in 2008, Bill made significant contributions to the growth of the company as Business Development Manager and Executive Vice-President.

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  • Dan Hackett
    Vice President, Finance & Administration
    (250) 386-3516

    Prior to joining The Jim Pattison Auto Group, Dan Hackett learned the ropes of the automotive industry through a variety of positions in service, parts and administration. In 1987 Dan became part of our Company as an Office Manager at Metro Toyota Victoria. He had recently graduated from the Certified General Accountant program and his industry knowledge and accounting skills quickly led to career opportunities with the Auto Group.  Dan was promoted to the position of Dealership Comptroller, Regional Comptroller, and in 1999 to his current role as Vice-President, Finance and Administration.

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  • Linda Wigg
    Executive Assistant
    (604) 495-4121


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  • Teresa Foster
    Regional Manager, Administration
    (604) 495-4160

    Teresa started working with The Jim Pattison Auto Group as a part-time receptionist in 1988. The Jim Pattison Auto Group encourages promoting from within, and Teresa has successfully worked her way through the accounting positions, and became the Office Manager of the very first Jim Pattison Hyundai dealership in 2000.  As Regional Manager, Administration, Teresa now takes on the role of providing mentorship for our new administration staff across the Auto Group.

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  • Monica Broughton
    Director, Facilities and Project Management
    604-495-4137

    Prior to joining our company, Monica performed a variety of Facilities and Project Management roles and has been closely involved in the construction and development industry. She has 20 years of experience in this field.  Monica has a diploma in Business Management from BCIT and has completed the Project Management Fundamentals Program.

    Within her role as Director, Facilities and Project Management, Monica assists the dealerships with their facility needs and works closely with dealership management to ensure all facilities and building systems are properly maintained.  Monica is also directly involved in the management of all of our development and construction projects as we continue to grow the group. 

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  • Elaine Forrest
    Senior Accountant
    (250) 386-8996

    Elaine Forrest began her journey with the Jim Pattison Auto Group in April 1987.  Elaine grew up in the car business as her father was a part owner of Metro Toyota Ltd.  The Jim Pattison Auto Group has provided her with training, mentorship and opportunity to progress from reception through management at Metro Toyota Duncan. In 1998 Elaine then became the Office Manager for Metro Lexus Toyota-Victoria and Senior Accountant for the Auto Group. She has enjoyed the unique opportunities that have been presented to her, the people that she works with and the philosophies that we all believe in, and that can be summarized in the word "Kaizen", continuous improvement.

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  • David Bremsak
    Manager, Dealership Support
    (604) 495-4108

    David joined The Jim Pattison Auto Group in 2012. David manages the Professional Development and NADA Academy programs, whose aim is to develop the skill level at all levels of management. He conducts KPI and Finex report reviews, as well as our Quarterly Performance reviews. David acquired his automotive experience through a variety of positions in Canada and abroad. He started his career as a Deloitte auditor in Europe and then helped to establish the Toyota Distributorship for the former Yugoslavia. After completing an MBA at McGill University, he held retail and wholesale positions at Hyundai Auto Canada and General Motors. Prior to joining The Jim Pattison Auto Group, he worked as a District Sales Manager with our four Jim Pattison Hyundai dealerships. 

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  • Barry Chyzowski
    Manager, Business Development
    604-495-4154

    Barry recently joined The Jim Pattison Auto Group in June 2017. He started his career in the automobile business as a controller of an import dealership nearly 20 years ago and quickly advanced to become General Manager. He moved to Vancouver 14 years ago to manage a corporate BMW dealership & was most recently GM of a Toyota and Hyundai dealership with another auto group. Barry will play an important role at The Jim Pattison Auto Group as we navigate through an extremely fast changing market into the future of automotive retail. Barry has 2 teenage boys that play baseball & hockey, which takes up his spare time, although he still tries to find time to play some men's hockey.

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  • Cherie Cooper
    CRM Manager
    (604) 495-4147

    Cherie joined the Jim Pattison Auto Group in 2013 and brought with her over 10 years of experience in both sales, administration and operations with two of the leading automobile manufacturers in Canada and in dealership operations. In her current role, Cherie prepares and guides our dealerships through the implementation of new customer relationship processes to assist with the management of guest interactions.

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  • Ben Latham
    CRM Coordinator
    (604) 495-4161


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  • Reba Broadhurst
    CRM Administrator
    604-495-4159


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  • Pamela Reddy
    CEC Manager
    604-249-7892

    Pamela joined The Jim Pattison Auto Group as a Five Star Coordinator at Jim Pattison Chrysler Jeep Dodge Surrey in 2007 for the Sales and Service departments. During that time, she also coordinated the dealership's relocation. Pamela then moved to the Sales Department and quickly became the top performing salesperson each and every month. She was then promoted to Sales Manager at Jim Pattison Hyundai Coquitlam. In 2015, Pamela took on a new challenge as the Auto Group's CEC Manager. With the new development of the Customer Experience Centre, Pamela with the support and efforts of her Call Agents, has been able to provide clients optimal customer service. 

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  • Surj Uppal
    Director, Marketing
    604-495-4152

    Surj recently joined The Jim Pattison Auto Group in 2017.  As the Director, Marketing, Surj supports the individual dealerships and the Auto Group as a whole with all areas of Marketing.  Before joining the team, Surj started his career with another Jim Pattison Group company, the Overwaitea Food Group / Save-On-Foods, and then moved to the BC Lottery Corporation and later joined McDonald's Canada.    All these experiences have helped Surj not only grow his marketing skill set but also the importance of working in a collaborative manner to get the best results.

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  • Wesley Wong
    Manager, Marketing Services
    604-495-4117

    Wesley Wong started his career in the automotive industry in 2007. Since then, he has held various marketing positions in both OEM and retail group environments, working with a variety of brands, including GM, BMW, MINI, and Infiniti. He is always open to ideas and enjoys finding new ways to effectively and efficiently promote a brand. Wesley is determined to contribute to the continual growth of The Jim Pattison Auto Group.

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  • Morgan Davies
    Marketing Coordinator


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  • Hamish McDonald
    Digital Marketing Specialist
    604-495-4136


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  • Casey Dale
    Marketing Specialist
    604 579-0347


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  • Beatrice Lui
    Digital Marketing Specialist
    604-495-4151


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  • Lincoln Lam
    Digital Coordinator


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  • Jim Wang
    Internal/Operational Auditor
    604-579-0349

    Prior to joining The Jim Pattison Auto Group, Jim worked in automotive insurance and service sectors. Jim had years of experiences in internal and external audit. As a Chartered Professional Accountant and Certified Internal Auditor, Jim is working to support and contribute to the Auto Group's continuous improvement of governance, risk management and control processes.

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  • Krista Sinclair
    Manager, Human Resources
    (604) 579-0348

    Krista Sinclair began her journey with The Jim Pattison Auto Group in May of 2002.  She earned the opportunity to progress through various accounting positions and was promoted to Office Manager of Jim Pattison Toyota and Lexus Northshore in 2005.  In 2016 as Manager, Human Resources, Krista is taking on the role of planning, implementing, and evaluating employee relations and human resources programs, practices and policies.  Her continued growth reflects her drive to succeed as well as the training and mentorship she has received from the Auto Group.

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  • Niti Ranka
    Recruitment Specialist


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