Staff

OWNER

Phil Engs

President & Owner

Phil was born in Montreal but grew up in St. Catharines and attended Sir Winston Churchill S.S. He graduated from Queen’s University with a degree in Mechanical Engineering in 1980 and went on to work in the petroleum industry in Brazil & Iran. Phil started CMH Sales & Leasing in 1993 after returning to Canada. He is happily married to Annie Fortier from Candiac, QC and they have 3 children born in 1998, 1999 & 2002. Phil enjoys travel, boating, skiing, and reading. Phil can speak some Portuguese, French and a bit of Spanish.

SALES

Doug Post

Sales Manager

Doug has been happily married to Elisabeth for 34 fabulous years. They have 2 wonderful daughters & 2 terrific son-in-laws. Doug & Elisabeth moved to the Niagara Region from Windsor in 2012 to be close to their first granddaughter Kennedy. As they reflect back, the move turned out to be a very wise decision as 4 more grandchildren Elijah, Summer, Joshua & Maxwell have been added. All 5 adorable grandchildren reside within 55 minutes of Grandpa & Nana. Doug has been in the Car Business since 1987. Doug has held Used Vehicle Sales Management positions with Ken Knapp Ford Sales in Essex & Mike Knapp Ford Sales in Welland.

Doug moved into the Sales Manager position at “Team CMH” in Feb 2016 & appreciates Phil’s “CUSTOMER MATTERS HERE” philosophy here at the dealership!

Ray Edwards

Sales Consultant

We moved to the beautiful Niagara Region in 2007, at which time I started to work for Phil at CMH.

Since then we have grown to be one of the largest and most highly reviewed Used Car Dealerships in the Niagara Region.

I am happily married and have a daughter, they also love the Niagara Region.

I have been employed in the automotive business since 1985, holding various positions with dealers in the Golden Horseshoe (Lexus, Toyota & Honda).

The car business has changed over the years for the better, the public is now more educated than ever.

I enjoy meeting and helping people, everyday is different.

My family and I are very avid Blue Jay fans. GO JAYS GO!!! This is our year.

Michael Holder

Sales Consultant

Mike is happily married to Julia for 15 years. We have 2 wonderful children, Cole and Ella. I have been in the car business for over 20 years, going back to owning several dealerships with my family. I am now happy working for Phil here at CMH. Knowing we have the same objective in giving a great customer experience.

Bruce Saalmans

Sales Consultant

Bruce Saalmans has always been a “Car Guy” and has been in the automotive industry in a variety of positions for over 35 years. He has been in automotive sales since 2008. He is also an actor appearing in TV shows, movies, music videos, and stage. Bruce is also a writer who has written several articles about restoring cars, among other topics.

He started out as an apprentice mechanic but fell in love with body work and painting, later owning his own shop specializing in restoring classic and custom cars. Bruce currently has a small collection of classic cars, including the General Lee (of Dukes of Hazzard fame). Bruce has a very understanding wife and three grandchildren.

Bruce’s appreciation of cars and vast knowledge of their inner components allows him to give his customers valuable information regarding whatever make or model they desire. Bruce wants to help ensure the vehicle you purchase will fit your needs and lifestyle regardless if your budget is $2,000 or $40,000.

Bruce is there for you during and after the sale because he believes in making your experience a special one. Customers say he makes the car buying experience fun.

Matt Boisclair

Sales Consultant

Matt is a busy, young and ambitious sales consultant that also studies business at Brock University. He is the middle child between older sister Claudia & younger sister Annabelle. Matt was born in Quebec and speaks French fluently which is a great asset when assisting the large French Community in the Niagara Region. In his limited spare time Matt likes to play guitar, read & also write. He may only be 18 years old however he has been employed at CMH Sales & Leasing in the Clean Up Department since 2012. Matt is excited about his new promotion to the sales position as he will be able to help his parents out with the large expense of his education. Matt is fully committed to giving all clients 5 Star service.

Laureen Lowden

Inventory Coordinator

Laureen has been with her partner Dave for over 15 years. Together they have 3 children, 2 grandchildren and another on the way. Laureen has been in the Automotive industry for a better part of 25 years. She enjoys getting out there and meeting new people on a daily basis.

FINANCIAL SERVICES

Leonie Ardell

Finance Manager

Leonie has been with CMH Sales & Leasing for 6 years and in the industry for over 20 years. She is married with one daughter Heidi, “A CHIP OFF OF THE OLD BLOCK”, who also works at CMH. Leonie is also an avid reader.

Heidi Dickinson

Finance Manager

Heidi has been employed with CMH for 2 years, she is happily married to Greg and is apparently “A CHIP OFF OF THE OLD BLOCK”. Heidi has previously held positions in the Corporate World as well as having 20 years’ experience in hospitality

ADMINISTRATION

Kathie Blais

Account Manager

Kathie is married to Mike. Together they have 4 children who have blessed them with 8 grandkids & 2 great grandkids. Four and half years ago they rescued a black german shepherd named Sadie. Sadie is their camping buddy and makes friends wherever they go. Kathie started in the automotive business at the age of 12 helping her dad in his repair and mechanical shop. She grew up with a love for cars and still enjoys going to car shows and gazing at the oldies.

Lindsey Benincasa

Accounts Payable

Lindsey has been married for 12 wonderful years to her husband Domenic, who owns and operates Rob’s Transmission & Auto Service Inc. They have an amazing son Gabriel, who is their world! Lindsey had worked in the Tourism Industry and made the move to the Automotive/Accounting field 7 years ago, without looking back. When she’s not at work, she helps coach Gabriel’s soccer team and she is his #1 cheerleader at all his baseball games.

Paula Vanderlaan

Receptionist

Paula has been happily married to Raymond for 27 years, they have two beautiful children, Ben & Chelsea. Paula was born in Portugal and came to Canada in 1974, grew up in Toronto and moved to St. Catharines in 1992. She worked in the Real Estate industry for 25 years and has been working in the car business for the past 1 ½ years. She speaks fluent Portuguese

SERVICE

Dave Turner

Licensed Mechanic

Dave has been with his partner Laureen for over 15 years. Together they have 3 children, 2 grandchildren and another on the way. Dave has been an Automotive Technician for over 25 years. He has worked at various dealerships and takes much pride in his work.

Jason Ratkovsky

Licensed Mechanic

Profile: Jason has been in the Automotive Industry for 13 years of which the last 5 years has been as a Licensed Mechanic. He has been employed at CMH for 3 years, in Jason’s spare time you will find him on the local golf courses in the summer or out skiing on the slopes in the winter

Robert “Junior” Taylor

Apprentice Mechanic

Junior is 21 years of age and has been a Registered Apprentice for 2 years. Junior has been employed at CMH for 8 months and has become a valued team player.

CLEAN UP

Scott Booth

Professional Detailer

Scott is happily married to Kathleen for 25 years. Together they have 2 wonderful daughters, Julie & Rebbeca and a precious granddaughter, Avery. Scott has been in the automotive business for 25 years. Scott brings a vast knowledge of automotive detailing to CMH and has mentored many successful young professionals with his experience.

Kelvin Fortier Engs

Detailer & Lot Maintenance

Kelvin was born in 1998 and attended French High School at Jean Vanier in Welland. Kelvin began studying at Goodman School of Business at Brock University in 2016. He has been working part time at his dad’s dealership since 2012 and continues to work to help finance his university studies. Kelvin helps with driving, and assists the manager with lot organization. Kelvin enjoys skiing, video games and working out. He is fluent in French & English.

Alex Fortier Engs

Detailer & Lot Maintenance

Alex was born in 1999 and is in his final year at Jean Vanier (French High School) in Welland before heading to University in 2017. Alex works part time for his dad’s dealership helping with lot maintenance & detailing of vehicles. Alex is actively involved in Sports including travel soccer with Niagara United, as well as volleyball & other High School sports. Alex enjoys sports, hunting and making videos. Alex is fluent in French & English.