Our Team at Hino Central Langley
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.
Director of Fixed Operations, Hino Central Group - Craig Buchanan
Craig’s 30+ years of experience in the trucking industry, including National Service Manager with Hino Canada, is proving invaluable in this new position with a vision to help the Hino Central team not only grow but to create more synergy between locations, ensuring that resources, training and best practices are shared across all of our locations.
Craig’s focus is on dealer safety, customer service and working with the Hino Central group to ensure consistency in our fixed operational practices across the dealer network.
Parts & Service Manager - Jeff Nicholson
Jeff brings a broad range of experience to his new role as Parts & Service Manager, including 10 years in the oil patch and another 5 years in the heavy duty transport industry. Prior to that he worked in the automotive industry. He holds trade certificates in both automotive and heavy duty off and on road. Furthermore he has Service Management experience in various OEM dealerships.
Jeff is proving to be a valuable addition to the staff.
General Sales Manager - Lucky Badesha
If you ask Lucky, he will say he’s in exactly the right job. “I like the industry. I love to talk about trucking. I drove trucks for ten years and really liked being on the road. Now, being in sales means I get to talk to all kinds of people about trucks and driving, so I really enjoy what I do.”
It seems a long way to come, from law school in India to selling trucks on Canada’s west coast, but Lucky says it was the right move for him and his family. “I left my studies to come to Canada in 1995. I believed this would be a better place to raise a family and give my kids a better future. It has certainly turned out that way.” 15 years later, Lucky, his wife and two children have come to call Vancouver home.
Sales and Leasing Consultant - Satinder Grewal
Satinder is our newest member for the sales team and he has been in the car rental industry for few years. Satinder loves customer service and selling trucks is his passion. He always gives great advice to his clients!
Sales and Leasing Consultant - Tim Stiksma
Tim has 10+ years experience in the commercial truck business and been on the Hino Central Sales team for 5+ years. He will help build the right spec truck you need!
He loves spending time with his family, Tim Hortons coffee and playing/coaching hockey.
Sales and Leasing Consultant - Wes Schulz
Wes truly loves what he does. His passion is to help people. His 12+ years of trucking knowledge and experience helps build the best product for his customers.
Married and a father of 10 kids, he enjoys spending time with his family, going to the gym, hiking and riding his bike.