Advantage is part of the Wood Automotive Group.  The company includes five new vehicle dealerships, two pre-owned specialty stores and an auto body repair shop.  Gerry Wood, founder and president build the state of the art dealership on a bald stretch of land in Calgary’s deep south.  Now, Advantage is part of the vibrant mixed use community that has grown up around us.

In 2017 Advantage Ford completed a major renovation expanding our showroom, and adding more service bays and a service drive through.  Now we offer you the flexibility of no-appointment oil changes.

Advantage Ford has a proud record of success in sales and service.  We are a multiple winner of the Ford President’s Award and Ford President’s Award Diamond Club.  These prestigious awards recognize top sales and top customer satisfaction.

Gerry Wood
Gerry Wood
Dealer Principal

You might say that Gerry Wood has gasoline in his veins. A second generation automotive dealer, Gerry started selling vehicles in Calgary not long after arriving from Scotland. A “natural” in the business, Gerry was a top salesman and sales manager before opening his first successful dealership in Vulcan Alberta. Gerry’s big move to Calgary came in 1983 when he bought Southridge Lincoln Mercury on McLeod Trail and renamed the store to Woodridge. Since then the group has expanded to include five new vehicle dealerships, two pre-owned specialty stores and a major collision repair centre. The Wood Automotive Group now has almost 600 employees. A noted philanthropist, Gerry has supported hundreds of community organizations over the years most notably the Woodridge PREP Centre, the Salvation Army, The Sheep River Health Trust and the Foothills Country Hospice. For his business success and community contributions, in 2017 Gerry was inducted into the prestigious Calgary Business Hall of Fame. You might say that Gerry Wood has gasoline in his veins. A second generation automotive dealer, Gerry started selling vehicles in Calgary not long after arriving from Scotland. A “natural” in the business, Gerry was a top salesman and sales manager before opening his first successful dealership in Vulcan Alberta. Gerry’s big move to Calg...Read MoreRead Less

Cailean  Wood
Cailean Wood
General Manager

Cailean grew up in the car industry. He started out washing cars and pulling weeds at Okotoks Ford. After graduating with a marketing degree from St. Francis Xavier University in Nova Scotia, Cailean managed All Makes Collision Centre and then oversaw and managed the opening of Driverz Auto, our pre-owned car store. Before joining the Advantage team Cailean was a sales manager at Big 4 Motors our Jeep/Chrysler store. Cailean grew up in the car industry. He started out washing cars and pulling weeds at Okotoks Ford. After graduating with a marketing degree from St. Francis Xavier University in Nova Scotia, Cailean managed All Makes Collision Centre and then oversaw and managed the opening of Driverz Auto, our pre-owned car store. Before joining the Advantage t...Read MoreRead Less

Greg Eagleson
Greg Eagleson
General Sales Manager

Sid  Hussain
Sid Hussain
Renewal & Retention Manager

Sid has more than 30 years of experience in the automotive industry including 14 years working with Ford. He joined the Advantage sales team in 2016. Sid is a new vehicle sales and leasing specialist.

Blair   Jarvis
Blair Jarvis
New Sales Manager

Blair has almost 20 years of experience in the automotive industry. He started his career as a lot attendant and worked his way up through the company. He served as a sales consultant and sales manager at our sister store Woodridge Ford before joining the Advantage team in 2018 as our New Car Sales Manager.

Nick  Markin
Nick Markin
Pre-Owned Sales Manager

Nick brings almost 10 years of auto industry experience to Advantage Ford. He worked at our sister store Woodridge Ford for 8 years before joining Advantage in 2016. Nick is our Pre-Owned Sales Manager and he is also a high performance vehicle specialist with extensive knowledge about Mustangs and F-150 Raptors.

Justin   Swinton
Justin Swinton
Service Manager

Justin started working at Advantage Ford in November 2015, having previously worked at Woodridge Ford since 2011. He has vast experience in service advising and team leader positions. He is enjoying working with a new and skilled team here and with our loyal clientele. He believes the renovations/expansion of our dealership will make for a very exciting growth and customer service opportunity. Having been raised by a car enthusiast, Justin is heavily involved with other vehicles and automotive-related events in his spare time.Justin started working at Advantage Ford in November 2015, having previously worked at Woodridge Ford since 2011. He has vast experience in service advising and team leader positions. He is enjoying working with a new and skilled team here and with our loyal clientele. He believes the renovations/expansion of our dealership will make for a very exc...Read MoreRead Less

Evan  Deveau
Evan Deveau
Parts Manager

Evan has been with Advantage Ford since 2011 working as a technician, service advisor and sales consultant. As our Parts Manager and a Red Seal Parts person, Evan has particular expertise about suspension systems, wheels, and tires for trucks and performance cars.

Eric  Adams
Eric Adams
Fleet Manager

Eric has more than 20 years of experience working for Ford, and has been our Fleet Manager since 2011. Eric specializes in finding the right vehicles for companies, whether it’s a single truck or a large corporate fleet.

Lisa MacCrimmon
Lisa MacCrimmon
Lease & Finance Administrator

Lisa is a veteran at Advantage Ford having joined the team in 2000 as a Vehicle Inventory Controller. She moved into the finance department as a Finance Manager for six years and now works as an administrator in our leasing and finance departments.

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Chiharu  Uchigasaki
Chiharu Uchigasaki
Dealership Administrator

Chiharu joined the Advantage Ford team in 2017, after spending 8 years in the healthcare field. Her ambition and eagerness to learn has lead her to take the next step in her career in the automotive industry. She is passionate about helping others and ensuring every day runs as smoothly as possible.

Sandy  Andrews
Sandy Andrews
Reception

Sandy started here with us in January 2018. She has always had an interest in vehicle repairs and restoration so is a great addition to the team!

Jordan Dyck
Jordan Dyck
Sales Consultant

Jordan has almost 20 years of experience in the automotive industry. A veteran of the Advantage sales team since 2012, Jordan specializes in new and pre-owned sales and leasing.

Gazmend (Gaz) Morina
Gazmend (Gaz) Morina
Sales Consultant

Gaz is a senior member of the Advantage Ford sales team having joined the company in 2011. Fluent in English, Albanian and Serbo-Croatian, he is able to assist buyers in all three languages. Gaz specializes in new and pre-owned sales and leasing. He has won multiple sales awards throughout his career at Advantage.

Patrick  Todd
Patrick Todd
Sales Consultant

Patrick joined the Advantage Ford sales team in 2007 after graduating with a Bachelor of Automotive Management and Diploma in Automotive Marketing from the Canadian Automotive School of Business in Barrie, Ontario. He specializes in new and pre-owned vehicle sales and leasing.

Warren  Hart
Warren Hart
Sales Consultant

Warren is one of the newest members of the Advantage sales team. Before joining Advantage he operated his own business for more than twenty years and also worked as a business consultant and sales trainer. Warren specializes in new and pre-owned vehicle sales and leasing.

Zach  Barr
Zach Barr
Sales Consultant

Zach joined our Advantage sales team in 2016 after starting and running his own division of a nation-wide company for four years with a focus on customer service. Zach is a new and pre-owned sales and leasing specialist and has experience restoring utility and performance off-road vehicles.

Tony  Dixon
Tony Dixon
Sales Consultant

Tony started at Advantage Ford in 2016 after working as a pipefitter in the oil and gas industry. Tony is a new and pre-owned sales and leasing specialist.

Dan  Stevenson
Dan Stevenson
Sales Consultant

Dan joined our Advantage Ford family in 2017 after many years working in the oil and gas industry. Dan is a new and pre-owned sales and leasing specialist.

Dan   Mathison
Dan Mathison
Sales Consultant

Dan studied automotive management at the Southern Alberta Institute of Technology. He has more than 10 years experience in the automotive industry and joined our Advantage team in 2017 as a new and pre-owned sales and leasing specialist.

Drew  Ostenberg
Drew Ostenberg
Accessories Specialist

Drew started at Advantage Ford in 2017 after studying Automotive Service Technology at the Southern Alberta Institute of Technology. He worked as a technician before becoming our accessories specialist.

Colton  Ostare
Colton Ostare
Sales Consultant

Colton joined our team in March 2018. He worked in the oil and gas industry for over 5 years. Colton particularly enjoys working with customers looking for a truck and thrives on finding the right one with all the features that are specific to that customers needs.

Scott Rogozinski
Scott Rogozinski
Sales Consultant

Josh McNeil
Josh McNeil
Internet Leads Specialist

Josh joined our team in May 2018. He worked with the Wood Automotive Group previously but moved back to Nova Scotia for a year. He has over 5 years experience in the automotive retail industry.

Greg Kozokowsky
Greg Kozokowsky
Sales Consultant

Ahmed  Dawud
Ahmed Dawud
Sales Consultant

Mandy Getz
Mandy Getz
Finance Manager

Mandy began working at Advantage Ford in 2016. She has over eight years of experience in the automotive industry, with just over seven years of that time working for Ford.

Brenda  Monz
Brenda Monz
Finance Manager

Brenda joined the Advantage Ford in 2016. She started her automotive career in 2006 as a sales consultant and in 2008 and then became a finance manager in 2008.

Thomas  Lee
Thomas Lee
Financial Services Manager

Calgarian Thomas Lee has more than 10 years experience in the automotive industry, including 5 years as a finance specialist. He joined the Advantage Ford team in 2016.

Francis Nair
Francis Nair
Financial Services Manager

Theresa Kelman
Theresa Kelman
Financial Services Manager

Theresa joined the Finance team in March 2018. She has several years experience in Financial Services and loves helping people find affordable solutions!

Vanessa Pederson
Vanessa Pederson
Lead Service Advisor

Vanessa started working with Advantage Ford in 2010 as a part-time evening service advisor, eventually becoming a full-time service advisor in 2015. In December 2017 Vanessa became Lead Service Advisor here. Before committing to our team full-time, she worked at a credit union for a few summers. Traveling is a passion of hers and she is always excited to plan her next trip.Vanessa started working with Advantage Ford in 2010 as a part-time evening service advisor, eventually becoming a full-time service advisor in 2015. In December 2017 Vanessa became Lead Service Advisor here. Before committing to our team full-time, she worked at a credit union for a few summers. Traveling is a passion of hers and she is always exci...Read MoreRead Less

Dione  Steinhauer
Dione Steinhauer
Service Advisor

Dione has been in the automotive industry since 1993, starting out as a receptionist at a Ford dealership, and then moving into a service advisor role a couple of years later. Since then she has worked for Mercedes Benz and Nissan before coming full circle to work at our Ford dealership in 2015.

Austin   Peinhaupt
Austin Peinhaupt
Service Advisor

After working at our sister dealership, Okotoks Ford, for three years, Austin made the move to Advantage Ford in 2016. With his experience in detailing and as a service advisor, he has been a great addition to our team.

Nicole  Cormier
Nicole Cormier
Internal Coordinator

Darren Beagle
Darren Beagle
CSR

Darren has been with Advantage Ford for the past 2 1/2 years in both Sales and Service. He is currently studying Business Admin & Automotive Management.

Denis  Shala
Denis Shala
Service Advisor

Kendall Suderman
Kendall Suderman
Service Advisor

Sharon McLellan
Sharon McLellan
Service Advisor

Rick Raddatz
Rick Raddatz
Business Development

Rick has been in the automotive industry since 1988 and joined the Advantage team in 2012. Rick studied automotive at SAIT and is a certified Journeyman Parts person.

Mike   Townson
Mike Townson
Assistant Parts Manager

Mike has more than 20 years of experience as a parts and service specialist. He joined the Advantage team in 2015 and brings extensive knowledge about Ford parts to his position.

Marshall  Groenen
Marshall Groenen
Parts Sales

Marshall has been in the automotive industry for over five years. He started his career as a lot attendant before being promoted to the Parts Department. Marshall has a passion for everything Ford.

Lisa  Carroll
Lisa Carroll
Parts Sales

Lisa stared in the automotive industry in 2012 and jointed the Advantage parts team in 2014. Lisa is a specialist at finding the right part for almost any Ford vehicle.

Drew  Ostenberg
Drew Ostenberg
Accessories Specialist

Drew started at Advantage Ford in 2017 after graduating from the Automotive Service Technology program at the Southern Alberta Institute of Technology. Drew grew up in a small town Ford dealership in Milk River Alberta which sparked his love for automobiles. Drew is a Ford parts and accessories expert.

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