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Dealer PrincipalDealer Principal - Jeff Polovick

Jeff Polovick has been in the automotive industry for over thirty years. In 1996 he opened Hino Central, an affiliate to his hugely successful DRIVING FORCE Vehicle Rentals, Sales and Leasing company.  

Polovick was born in Saskatoon and raised in rural Saskatchewan. After a stint in the mining industry, Polovick moved to Alberta. A short time later, he began what was to become a long and successful career in the automotive industry. He loves that each day he has the opportunity to learn and grow to meet new challenges. 

Since 1996, Polovick has watched Hino Central Edmonton grow to become the number one Hino dealer in Canada and become recognized as one of Canada’s 50 Best Managed Companies. He looks forward to Hino Central’s continued success in British Columbia.


General ManagerDirector Of Hino Operations - Greg Tilley
greg.tilley@hinocentral.com

Greg has played a pivotal role in building the most successful Hino dealership group in Canada, with stores having achieved top national rankings under his management. He brings more than 30 years automotive experience to bear on operations, planning and forecasting, with particular emphasis on expense control. Greg has demonstrated exceptional strengths as a coach and team-builder since joining Hino Central to open the first dealership, in 1996. He now leads teams in Edmonton, Calgary, Langley and Fort McMurray, as well as heading up the development of new locations as we continue to grow the Hino Central brand. Greg is especially proud of Hino Central’s growing reputation for exceptional service, and is happy to offer customers the security of a trustworthy brand, experienced sales staff and exceptional service technicians.


ControllerController - Joanne Aune
Direct: 780-641-1077
joanne.aune@hinocentral.com

A member of the team since 1986, Joanne has seen the company grow from a single location in Spruce Grove, Alberta, to a national company with a complete range of products and services. Now, as controller for HINO Central, Joanne is responsible for the day-to-day financial operations of the company’s two HINO locations, and is an important part of the management team.

A native of Australia, Joanne and her family try to return “down under” as often as possible.


Parts and Service ManagerParts & Service Manager - Steve Pettifer
Phone: (403) 273 - 4466
Steve.Pettifer@hinocentral.com

Steve has worked for a quarter of a century in parts and service management. He has been an “automotive guy” since first starting in a parts department at age 15. Steve went on to graduate from Northwood University in Cedar Hill, Texas, with a degree in Automotive Management and International Business. He has put both aspects of his education to good use, working his way north from the southern US all the way to Whitehorse, where he worked with Hino Central’s sister company, Klondike Motors, before being drafted by Hino Central Calgary to lead our parts and service department.

Asked what his hobby is, Steve answers, “Work is my hobby. I love what I do. I never feel like I need to get away from it.” His constant, positive attitude is a definite plus in our busy Calgary location.

Even though he fills much of his days with Hino Central, Steve still finds time for the occasional rec hockey game, and enjoys spending time with his wife, Stacy, and his lab-hound cross, Samson. “He’s our four-legged child", says Steve.


Sales ConsultantSales Consultant - Steve Harlow
Phone: (403) 273 - 4466
Steve.Harlow@hinocentral.com

Steve Harlow has an extensive background in retail vehicle sales, transitioning to the world of commercial sales with Hino Central in 2013. “The future is bright here in Calgary. The economy is strong. There’s so much commercial activity going on, and we have the best product on the market to meet our customers’ needs,” says Steve.

Steve was born in Calgary, but spent his youth in Saskatoon before returning to the city of his birth. He says his is a, “hockey and lacrosse family through and through.” Steve’s three sons are all into the sports, and he still enjoys playing in a men’s league.


Sales ConsultantSales Consultant - Scott Gardner
Phone: (403) 273 - 4466
Scott.Gardner@hinocentral.com

After graduating from the U of C with a degree in Business Administration, Scott was responsible for a large retail territory before moving to vehicle sales in 2011. The move from retail to commercial sales is a great fit, and his enthusiasm for the Hino brand is obvious. “I’m really excited to represent Hino in the area. We have the best product on the market, especially when it comes to cost of ownership,” says Scott. “These trucks make sense to savvy business owners, and that’s the customer that I love to work with.”

When not at the dealership, Scott enjoys time with his young family and tries to find a little time for fly-fishing. “I haven’t found that Shangri-La fishing spot yet, but I’m determined. It’s going to happen this year, for sure!”


Truck Body ManagerTruck Body Manager - Kevin Akins
Phone: (403) 273 - 4466
Kevin.Akins@hinocentral.com

Kevin has turned his passion for fabrication and automotives into a successful career that spans more than 30 years. Starting in van body fabrication at age 18, he has held positions as a front-line fabricator, shop foreman, and service manager. Kevin joined our team in 2013 to lead our new van body service department, and has played a key role in quickly making Hino Central Calgary a leading source for van and truck body service and repairs.

Even in his fourth decade in the industry, Kevin’s enthusiasm for his job is evident. Customers will tell you that his dedication and attention to detail are a big part of the Hino Central customer experience.

Kevin is an active outdoorsman whose passion for quad-ing, camping, and the occasional fishing trip take him to the mountains on a regular basis. He is also a competitive billiards player, playing in two 8-ball leagues, and enjoys golf and baseball. Kevin is married and the proud father of three children, including a set of twins.

Calgary Hino:
3660 - 50th Avenue SE, Calgary, Alberta, T2B 3N9

Hours of Operation:
Sales
Monday - Friday 8:00am - 5:00pm
Closed Saturday & Sunday

Parts and Service
Monday - Friday 7:00am - 7:00pm
Closed Saturday & Sunday

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Website:
403-273-4466
1-800-295-3317
403-273-4450
403-273-4466
403-273-4466
www.hinocalgary.com

 


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