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Management

Patrick Trevisanutto , General Manager / Partner
807-345-2327

Patrick started with the Half-Way Motors group back in 1983 (unofficially) and then officially in 2012. He has played a major role at some point or another within each of our dealers: Nissan, Mazda, BRP and CARSTAR.
He is a graduate of Western Sydney University and spends his summers at Shebandewan with his family.

Favourite movie quote: "Great men are not born great, they grow great." 
-Don Vito Corleone, The Godfather

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Daniel Trevisanutto, Partner
807-344-6300

In and out of the dealership since the day he was born, Daniel officially started employment at Half-Way Motor CARSTAR in 2012. He is also a long-time volunteer with Camp Quality, where he met his wife. The two of them can easily be found at a table playing a board game when they aren't at work or finding time to spend with their family.

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Sep Cadorin, General Sales Manager
807-343-5488

Sep has been with our company since 2014 and has an extensive background in automotive sales. He is a proud father of three and can be found unwinding by the campfire or catching walleye on the lake!

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Paul Moore, Parts Manager
807-343-5515

Paul started with the Half-Way Motors Group in the summer of 2017 and has been on our management team ever since. He has a history of working in the automotive industry in management roles, is extremely organized and delivers exceptional customer service every time. We love is high-energy, get-it-done attitude and so do our guests!

Q: What made you choose to work for Halfway Motors?
A: The opportunity to work for premium brands. Also, Patrick wouldn't take no for an answer.

Q: What do you consider your greatest achievement in life?
A: Definitely my 4 amazing kids. Taryn, Hayden, Adelyn and James make every day interesting.

Q: Tell us about 1 thing on your bucket list.
A: Seeing a Manchester United game at Old Trafford.

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Jacob Galon, Pre-Owned Vehicle Sales Manager
807-343-5527

Jacob is a proud graduate of the Advanced Marketing Program at Confederation College and was working in the automotive industry before joining us early in 2018. He is a "techie" at heart as he enjoys building computers and playing with the latest gadgets. Jacob has recently broke into the camping scene and looks forward to tenting with his girlfriend in the summers to come!

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Rob Glena, Controller
807-343-5501

Rob has been with us since 2004 and is a graduate of the Accounting and Finance Program at Confederation College. He's married with one daughter and has a pup named Lola. He's passionate about fitness and spends his free time biking, running, golfing, skiing and cooking healthy food from his garden.

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Bob Edwards, Manager - Carstar Collision Centre
807-343-5530


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Brad Folino, Commercial Sales Manager
807-343-5528

Brad rejoined our team at Half-Way Motors in 2012 after taking a break to run his family's store, Folino's Superette. He has Brad has a fierce passion for auto racing which continues today with his involvement in the local sports car clubs. 

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Vehicle Sales

Ty Alderdice, Sales & Leasing Consultant
807-343-5509

Ty has been ruling our sales floor since 2008 and was also one of the top 10 Nissan Titan sales consultants in Canada in 2017. Born and raised in Thunder Bay/Kakabeka Falls, Ty enjoys running marathons and taking a trip to Disney World each year with his two sons and his high school sweetheart, his wife. He is a valued leader on our sales team and has been a Nissan Club Excellence award winner each year since 2014.

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Harry Ely, Sales & Leasing Consultant
807-343-5525


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Adeeb Afshar, Sales & Leasing Consultant
807-343-5504

Adeeb started with Half-Way Motors as a Sales & Leasing Consultant in 2020. He has a background in sales from his previous position as Sales Manager at a local electronics store, and quickly and easily connects with everyone he meets. He has a kind demeanour that makes him an approachable and friendly source for help for any vehicle shopper! Here's our Q&A with Adeeb Afshar:

 

Q: If you could tell your customers 1 piece of advice what would it be?

A: Buying a car doesn't have to be painful or uncomfortable. It can actually be really fun and enjoyable experience! And you're not just only buying a vehicle, you're also buying the service department, the management team, and the salesperson. We're all here to support you and be there for anything you need!

 

Q: What was your childhood (or adult) nickname and what's the story behind how you got it?

A: Oh so many! Adweeb, Aladdin, Deebster, Deeby.....my guess the reason why I have so many is because people couldn't pronounce my name, so they went with what they thought it sounded like.  

 

Q: What's a quirk of yours that your customers wouldn't know about?

A: I love doing voice impressions. So far I can do Elmo, Stitch, Gollum, and Scooby-Doo...If you ever want me to sell you a car with either one of those characters, just let me know! I'm happy to accommodate!

 

Q: What's your favourite TV series & why?

A: My absolute favourite TV series would be Smallville. I'm a bit of a superhero nerd and I've always loved Superman. I grew up on that show and probably watched the whole 10 seasons (217 episodes) around 13

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Jordan Manahan, Sales & Leasing Consultant
807-343-5526

Jordan Manahan came to us with a background in the automotive industry and a Bachelor of Arts in Communication from the University of Minnesota Crookston. Jordan knows one of our Sales Managers and kept hearing about the fantastic atmosphere and how great it is to work here. In 2020, he jumped aboard and he is loving his career here and enjoys working with all of our wonderful customers.

 

Q: Tell us about a place you travelled to and your favourite part about your trip.

A: A couple of years ago my fiancé, Danielle, and I travelled to Chicago. It was an amazing trip that we will never forget. My favourite part was taking a architectural boat tour along the river. We got to see all the amazing buildings that were built along it and hear the history behind it.

 

Q: What do you love about living in NW Ontario?

A: All the amazing things to do outdoors. Whether it is hiking the trails in the warmer weather or snowboarding at Mount Baldy in the winter there is always something fun to do.

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Michael Pedri, Financial Services Manager
807-343-5482

Michael has graced us with his sassy sense of humour since 2016. He is a loving father of one son and has another bun in the oven. After 5pm, Michael enjoys outdoor adventures with his family and taking them to community events.

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Alana Jacobsen, Financial Services Manager
807-343-5481


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Nadia Trevisanutto, Financial Services Manager
807-345-2327

As part of the Trevisanutto family, Nadia has worked with us on and off since 1980. She loves being apart of the family business and looks forward to continue growing the business and its initiatives within our community.

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Jacob Smeltzer, Lot Porter


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Gene Boshkaykin, Lot Porter


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Service

Shady Portelance, Service Advisor
807-345-4163


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Lauren Corner, Service Advisor
807-345-4163

Lauren Corner started with Half-Way Motors in 2018 and brings 15 years of experience in the service industry and a great smile. She loves cooking for her big ol' family and is looking forward to playing in the snow with their new sled!

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Marian Janik, Master Service Technician
807-345-4163

Marion is one of our most experienced techs and he's been with us since 1990. Back in his hay day, Marion enjoyed skiing in the winter and golfing in the summer. With his changing lifestyle, he now focuses on relaxing and enjoying hanging out with his wife and son.

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Nello Vacchiano, Master Service Technician
807-345-4163


Nello has been apart of the crew since 2003 and enjoys fishing and camping with his family. He has one daughter and one son who recently joined the team as a Nello in Training!



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Nick Henry, Master Service Technician
807-345-4163

Nick has been with us since 2002! He has three kids and spends his spare time with them camping, volunteering and coaching their hockey teams!



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Brian Godecki, Service Technician
807-345-4163

Brian's been with us since 2008! He loves cars and definitely has a need for speed. Outside the garage, Brian likes drag racing, quadding, ripping on his dirt bike and hanging out with his wife.

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Lucas Hartley, Apprentice - Technician
807-345-4163

Lucas began at Half-Way Motors in 2013 because he had an interest in cars and being able to repair his own. After quitting time, Lucas can be spotted at the hill snowboarding or with his buddies playing video games.
 

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Jim Clarke, Shuttle Driver
807-626-4468


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Shawn Whitehurst, Lot Porter
807-345-4163

Shawn has been with us since 2013. He's a super athlete who will be competing in snowshoeing and powerlifting in the Special Olympics Ontario Winer Games! In his spare time, he volunteers for his sister's dance community initiatives and fundraisers. We're lucky to have his positive spirit around the shop!

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Antonio Vacchiano , Technician - Express Service
807-345-4163

Antonio loves playing hockey and hanging out with friends. He began his career with us in 2017 and is looking forward to following in his father's foot steps.

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Michael Pucci, Apprentice Technician
807-345-4163


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Carstar Collision Centre

Matt McCourt, Carstar Collision Centre
807-344-6300




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Willy Gallo, Carstar Collision Centre
807-344-6300


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Terry Shewchuck, Body Technician

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Rob Arella, Carstar Collision Centre


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Laura Bruno, Carstar Collision Centre


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Administration

Sally Bascello,
807-345-2327


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Sara Spina, Warranty & Accounting Clerk
807-343-5486


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Mackenzie Menard, Accounting Clerk
807-343-5502


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