Our Team at Hino Central Edmonton
Dealer 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 grow to become the number one Hino dealer in Canada and become recognized as one of Canada’s Best Managed Companies.
Vice President, Hino Operations - Greg Tilley
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.
Controller - Joanne Aune
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 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 & Service Manager - Ken Thiemann
Ken Thiemann has been in the industry since 1975, started out as an automotive technician and moving up into management with a prominant Leasing company. Ken is moving the Service and Parts department towards expanding the capabilities of both and making the dealership appealing to all makes and model owners.
General Sales Manager - Garry Pysyk
Garry Pysyk has over 20 years of experience in the automotive industry, including eight years of management experience. He has been with Hino Central since 2000 and has the distinguished honour of being named the #1 Hino salesperson in Canada. Pysyk’s outstanding performance has helped make Hino Central the number one Hino dealer in Canada!
He enjoys golf, family and music and regards Hino medium-duty trucks as the best in the world.
Sales and Leasing Consultant - Blair Pysyk
Blair joined Hino Central Edmonton after working in the construction industry for three years as a Heavy Equipment Coordinator. He believes that his attention to providing quality customer service is a perfect fit for Hino Central, considering he believes Hino trucks are the best in the world. Blair should know, having grown up around the Hino brand as his father, Gary, has repeatedly been the number one Hino salesman in Canada. Blair’s interests include music, golf, and spending quality time with family and friends.
Sales and Leasing Consultant - Stephen Tidd
Stephen Tidd has been with Hino Central since April 2011. Originally from Nova Scotia, Stephen spent 22 years in the Canadian Armed Forces, retiring in 2000. Since then, he dabbled in car sales at a few dealerships, managed a billiard’s store, and has now found his niche in the truck industry.
Stephen enjoys working for Hino Central as he finds the truck industry to be a lot of fun with something new happening every day.
His hobbies include sledding and snowmobiling in the winter and biking and golfing in the summer.