Meet our Team

Ilya  Pinassi
Ilya Pinassi
VP of Operations

I’ve been a mason’s apprentice, high school teacher and even held a corporate position Toyota Motors Sales USA. I joined my family’s business in 2004 and feel honoured to be a part of the lives of the families I work with every day and the clients I serve. My favorite part of my career is making the purchase or servicing of someone’s vehicle easy and more enjoyable. I live in Hamilton with my wife and son who love joining me at TiCats games or for Artcrawl. I occasionally find the time to play some basketball, although this is getting more difficult as I am active in the community through personal outreach and the corporate work we do. I believe in supporting the community which supports us. Thank you Hamilton. I’ve been a mason’s apprentice, high school teacher and even held a corporate position Toyota Motors Sales USA. I joined my family’s business in 2004 and feel honoured to be a part of the lives of the families I work with every day and the clients I serve. My favorite part of my career is making the purchase or servicing of someone’s vehicl...Read MoreRead Less

Tony  Palumbo
Tony Palumbo
Director of Business Development

My career in automotive sales began in 1978 when I was just 20 years old. I am proud to say that I have served the Hamilton community exclusively and that the majority of this time has been spent with the Parkway Motors Group. I have served in a range of roles, from Salesperson to General Manager, and now as the Director of Business Development. I was fortunate enough to study at the world class NADA Dealer Academy in the US and complete their General Dealership Management program. It strikes me in my time here that while technology has changed the way we do business today, people skills are still the key to continued success. After all these years, my favourite part of the job is still helping clients make the right vehicle purchase. I reside in Caledonia with my wife and daughter and have recently taken up golf (it seems to be safer than racing go karts!)My career in automotive sales began in 1978 when I was just 20 years old. I am proud to say that I have served the Hamilton community exclusively and that the majority of this time has been spent with the Parkway Motors Group. I have served in a range of roles, from Salesperson to General Manager, and now as the Director of Business Development. I...Read MoreRead Less

Grant   Thompson
Grant Thompson
General Manager

I have been with Parkway Nissan of Stoney Creek since the day we opened in May 2010. I love coming to work every day. I am fortunate to work with an team and I am proud to be able to assist clients in making that tough car buying decision. I grew up in Brampton and moved to Hamilton to attend McMaster University - and have never left the city. My three children were born and raised in here and we are excited to be involved with much of what the city has to offer. It is an honour to work and live in the City of Hamilton.I have been with Parkway Nissan of Stoney Creek since the day we opened in May 2010. I love coming to work every day. I am fortunate to work with an team and I am proud to be able to assist clients in making that tough car buying decision. I grew up in Brampton and moved to Hamilton to attend McMaster University - and have never left the city. My t...Read MoreRead Less

Mike McGuigan
Mike McGuigan
Sales Manager

Bob  Tregunno
Bob Tregunno
Pre-Owned Vehicle Sales Manager

Don   Desaulniers
Don Desaulniers
CFO

Languages Spoken English

Kaley    Wickman
Kaley Wickman
Fleet Manager

I have worked in many different aspects of the automotive industry for the past 15 years. After the completion of my Operations Management degree overseas, I joined the Parkway Motors team and have enjoyed working in our Leasing Department, Financial Services Department and most recently, the Fleet Department. I take pride in my work, the people I get to work with and the clients that I serve. In my down time, I enjoy spending time skiiing, swimming and staying active with my husband and 3 children.I have worked in many different aspects of the automotive industry for the past 15 years. After the completion of my Operations Management degree overseas, I joined the Parkway Motors team and have enjoyed working in our Leasing Department, Financial Services Department and most recently, the Fleet Department. I take pride in my work, the people I ...Read MoreRead Less

Taryn   Beaupre
Taryn Beaupre
Financial Services Manager

Jeremy  Hodkin
Jeremy Hodkin
Assistant Sales Manager

Besides providing every client and new custmer of mine the best service possible before and after their purchase, I also enjoy when I see them out and about enjoying their vehicle and saying hello every time. I am a dedicated family man, who loves my wife and daughter. Besides selling vehicles for a living, many people that know me best will tell you that I can fix just about anything around the house and that I often build things that just pop into my head. People come to me not only for car advice, but home improvement too. I'm originally from the Hamilton area and it is one of the most diverse communities around with lots to see and do. Thanks Hamilton!Besides providing every client and new custmer of mine the best service possible before and after their purchase, I also enjoy when I see them out and about enjoying their vehicle and saying hello every time. I am a dedicated family man, who loves my wife and daughter. Besides selling vehicles for a living, many people that know me best will tell y...Read MoreRead Less

Shawn   Warren
Shawn Warren
Fixed Operations Manager

I have been in the automotive industry since 1997. I began as an Automotive Technician Apprentice and was offered the position of Service Advisor a few years later with Parkway Motors Hamilton. I was very fortunate to stumble upon this opportunity, as I have since worked my way up from Service Advisor, to Assistant Service Manager and now as our Fixed Operations Manager with Parkway Nissan. I am so grateful to work for a family owned and operated organization such as this one, and I truly feel as though I'm a part of their family. I enjoy the challenge of ensuring that each client we work with recieves the highest level of service, each and every day. When I'm not working, I enjoy spending time with my family, friends and going camping.I have been in the automotive industry since 1997. I began as an Automotive Technician Apprentice and was offered the position of Service Advisor a few years later with Parkway Motors Hamilton. I was very fortunate to stumble upon this opportunity, as I have since worked my way up from Service Advisor, to Assistant Service Manager and now as our Fi...Read MoreRead Less

Gary  Walsh
Gary Walsh
Assistant Parts Manager

I began my career in the automotive industry in 1994 as an oil change technician. I received my automotive license in 2004, and decided to steer myself towards automotive parts specifically. This has proven to be both rewarding and challenging. I enjoy helping customers and technicians find the right parts they need for whatever job they're performing. When I'm not at work, I enjoy spending quality time with my wife and two daughters; swimming or watching a great movie. I also spend my time watching all types of sports, or playing baseball and tennis with my friends.I began my career in the automotive industry in 1994 as an oil change technician. I received my automotive license in 2004, and decided to steer myself towards automotive parts specifically. This has proven to be both rewarding and challenging. I enjoy helping customers and technicians find the right parts they need for whatever job they're perform...Read MoreRead Less

Lynne  Duff
Lynne Duff
Business Development Manager

Most of my career has been in customer service, and in 1999, I entered into the Automotive industry. I'm fortunate to have experienced different roles - Service Advisor, Sales Consultant and Manager, both with luxury and domestic brands. When the opportunity arose to work in the Business Development Centre for this well known, family owned business, I was excited to be able to utilize all the knowledge and skills I've gained over the years. I've settled in now, and i quickly realized this group is one big happy family; full of jokesters and camaraderie. I can't imagine a better place to work. During my time off, you can find me shopping with my daughter or cruising the back roads on my Harley.Most of my career has been in customer service, and in 1999, I entered into the Automotive industry. I'm fortunate to have experienced different roles - Service Advisor, Sales Consultant and Manager, both with luxury and domestic brands. When the opportunity arose to work in the Business Development Centre for this well known, family owned business...Read MoreRead Less

Mike DePodesta
Mike DePodesta
Special Finance Manager

Tony   Aceti
Tony Aceti
Sales and Leasing Consultant

Languages Spoken Italian I'm a born and raised Hamiltonian; serving our city in a number of ways: as a liquor salesman, a bartender and as a business owner. I owned Aceti's Bar and Restaurant, which became a popular Hamilton location. I've always loved to meet new people in my life, which is what drove me towards Parkway Nissan of Stoney Creek. I became ill and could no longer work the hours required to run a restaurant, but I still wanted to be a part of something where I could meet and interact with people everyday. That's how I became the Sales and Leasing Consultant with PNSC. I believe in supporting those who have supported me. Thank you, all.Languages Spoken Italian I'm a born and raised Hamiltonian; serving our city in a number of ways: as a liquor salesman, a bartender and as a business owner. I owned Aceti's Bar and Restaurant, which became a popular Hamilton location. I've always loved to meet new people in my life, which is what drove me towards Parkway Nissan of Stoney Creek....Read MoreRead Less

Sam Koonsakda
Sam Koonsakda
Sales and Leasing Consultant

Languages Spoken Thai Lao I am originally from Bangkok, Thailand, which is where I started selling cars. It's also where I married my beautiful wife, Sara and where we had our three sons Pete, Ben and Chris. Fun fact - I have only sold Nissan products. I worked for Nissan Motors in Thailand for 15 years before I came to Canada in 1997. I worked at Maple Leaf Foods in Burlington for 12 years, but that was only part of my life. I am very active in the community and work with Hamilton Lao Association, was a founder of the Thai Christian Church Canada, a member of the first Christian Reformed Church in Hamilton and I volunteer as worship leader at Grace Lao Mennonite Church. I've been working with Parkway Nissan of Stoney Creek since we opened May 30th, 2010. I take great pride in making sure our customers are happy when they drive their vehicles home and I love to catch up with them when they come into our service department. For me, our customers really always do come first. Maybe that’s why I’ve won the Hamilton Burlington Automobile Dealers Association Sales Award in 2012, 2013, 2014 and 2015. I look forward to serving you, your family and your friends in the near future.Languages Spoken Thai Lao I am originally from Bangkok, Thailand, which is where I started selling cars. It's also where I married my beautiful wife, Sara and where we had our three sons Pete, Ben and Chris. Fun fact - I have only sold Nissan products. I worked for Nissan Motors in Thailand for 15 years before I came to Canada in 1997. I worke...Read MoreRead Less

Roy   Kloppenburg
Roy Kloppenburg
Sales and Leasing Consultant

I grew up in the Ancaster area and have been a car fanatic for as long as I can remember. One of my best childhood memories was when my dad would let me sit on his lap and steer the wheel every Sunday on our way home from church. I spent many years in the restaurant business, but I would always have a car at home to fill my spare time. When I had the opportunity to get into car sales, I jumped at it. For me, there is no better way to spend my day than driving and talking about cars with anyone willing to listen. Everyday, I am thankful for the opportunity Parkway Nissan of Stoney Creek gives me to do this for a living. Pay me a visit and let's talk!I grew up in the Ancaster area and have been a car fanatic for as long as I can remember. One of my best childhood memories was when my dad would let me sit on his lap and steer the wheel every Sunday on our way home from church. I spent many years in the restaurant business, but I would always have a car at home to fill my spare time. When I had t...Read MoreRead Less

Jon Lymburner
Jon Lymburner
Sales and Leasing Consultant

Kalpit   Puri
Kalpit Puri
Sales and Leasing Consultant

Languages Spoken English Hindi Punjabi Urdu

Jason      Todd
Jason Todd
Sales and Leasing Consultant

Melinda  Jones
Melinda Jones
Business Development Representative

I have been in the Automotive Industry for 9 years now. Admittedly, I'm a perfectionist and I take my job quite seriously, but I also enjoy our fun work atmosphere and I enjoy being able to make my co-workers laugh. I'm fortunate enough to work with the kind of people who make coming to work every day exciting. I have just celebrated my four year anniversary with Parkway Motors Group and Parkway Nissan and I look forward to many more years with this dynamic team!I have been in the Automotive Industry for 9 years now. Admittedly, I'm a perfectionist and I take my job quite seriously, but I also enjoy our fun work atmosphere and I enjoy being able to make my co-workers laugh. I'm fortunate enough to work with the kind of people who make coming to work every day exciting. I have just celebrated my four year a...Read MoreRead Less

Karen  Modny
Karen Modny
Business Development Representative

I come from a long and rewarding work history of Customer Service. Many of these years have been within the Automotive Industry, which is how I found myself at Parkway Motors with the Parkway Nissan team. I feel fortunate to be able to work with such a great group of people, particularly my BDC team. Everyone is caring and they genuinely enjoy taking the time to get to know our clients and their unique needs.I come from a long and rewarding work history of Customer Service. Many of these years have been within the Automotive Industry, which is how I found myself at Parkway Motors with the Parkway Nissan team. I feel fortunate to be able to work with such a great group of people, particularly my BDC team. Everyone is caring and they genuinely enjoy t...Read MoreRead Less

Michelle     Beaudrie
Michelle Beaudrie
Nissan Authorized Service Advisor

As one of the most recent additions to the Parkway Nissan team, I am enjoying learning about this amazing brand and all that it has to offer. While I am new here, I have worked in the automotive industry for eight years. Getting to know the Parkway Nissan clients has been a pleasure and I look forward to building relationships with each and every client I meet. Outside of work, I enjoy taking my dog for walks and to run at the local dog park (Hamilton has amazing dog parks!). I also love travelling and always look forward to finding the next great destination. If you have any concerns or questions about the servicing of your Nissan, please do not hesitate to contact myself or one of my awesome colleagues – we’re here to help you.As one of the most recent additions to the Parkway Nissan team, I am enjoying learning about this amazing brand and all that it has to offer. While I am new here, I have worked in the automotive industry for eight years. Getting to know the Parkway Nissan clients has been a pleasure and I look forward to building relationships with each and every c...Read MoreRead Less

Rod  McKay
Rod McKay
Nissan Authorized Service Advisor

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Peter  Goodale
Peter Goodale
Automotive Shop Foreman

Tinkering with all types of vehicle (heavy equipment, farm equipment, transport trucks and passenger vehicles) is something I enjoyed doing alongside my dad as a kid. I turned "tinkering" into a full time job once I completed my apprenticeship in 2000 and passed my licensing exam. I grew up south of Hamilton and have been with the Parkway Motors team since 2014. I love the challenges a dealer ship provides compared to the small shops that I previously worked at. In my spare time, I enjoy snowmobiling and relaxing with my wife, three great kids and my Great Dane.Tinkering with all types of vehicle (heavy equipment, farm equipment, transport trucks and passenger vehicles) is something I enjoyed doing alongside my dad as a kid. I turned "tinkering" into a full time job once I completed my apprenticeship in 2000 and passed my licensing exam. I grew up south of Hamilton and have been with the Parkway Motors te...Read MoreRead Less

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Andreas  Christoforou
Andreas Christoforou
Nissan Authorized Service Technician

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Jesse  Doyle
Jesse Doyle
Nissan Authorized Service Technician

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Emma  Lytle
Emma Lytle
Nissan Authorized Service Technician Apprentice

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Craig  Jennings
Craig Jennings
Detailer

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Cameron   Snyder
Cameron Snyder
Detailer

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Diana   Reyes
Diana Reyes
Parts Representative

Languages Spoken Spanish Like so many of my colleagues, I have always had a passion for cars. This being said, it was an easy decision to turn my passion into a career. I am a graduate of Mohawk College's Automotive Technician Program, however, I decided against pursuing an apprenticeship as an automotive technician in favour of focusing on people. While I am still new to the automotive industry, I am enjoying the challenging career and opportunities it brings. When I am not at work, most of my time is spent with my dog at the park. I also enjoy playing pool, paintball and spending time with my friends & family.Languages Spoken Spanish Like so many of my colleagues, I have always had a passion for cars. This being said, it was an easy decision to turn my passion into a career. I am a graduate of Mohawk College's Automotive Technician Program, however, I decided against pursuing an apprenticeship as an automotive technician in favour of focusing on peo...Read MoreRead Less

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