Gerry Wood is the principle and founder of Wood Automotive Group. He started his legacy as a pioneer automotive dealer in Calgary’s automotive industry in 1983 when he acquired Southridge Lincoln Mercury, and renamed it Woodridge Ford Lincoln. Approximately 10 years after its acquisition by Gerry Wood, Woodridge Ford Lincoln expanded to form a group – the Wood Automotive Group – that now encompasses five automotive dealerships including Advantage Ford, and a separate All-Makes Collision Centre facility, for auto body repair and maintenance. Since 1983, Gerry’s businesses have been providing Calgary and area with exceptional products and services.His attention to quality has been recognized through numerous awards. His success can be attributed to his vision and dedication to Wood Automotive Group’s three leading principles; Constant attention to customer satisfaction, professional staff and well-planned facilities.
Travis has been part of the Wood Automotive Group for over 20 years. He has spent time in all aspects of the auto industry, from pre-owned sales to new sales management, and now general management. He grew up in Saskatchewan and attended Saskatchewan Polytechnic for Business. Travis prides himself on his no nonsense sales process, and his ability to build a strong team of sales personnel and managers and helping them succeed.
Dave has been with Woodridge Ford for 27 years and is an integral part of the sales team. He decided to join the auto industry after he had a great experience buying his first Ford F-150. In his spare time he enjoys spending time with his wife and daughter, as well as snowmobiling, ATVing and fishing. Listen for Dave in most of our radio spots in Calgary!
Tian is from China originally, but decided to come to Canada 15 years ago to study economics. He got into the automotive industry about six years ago, and has been with Woodridge for the past seven. He remembers that the first vehicle he sold was a 2006 Ford Freestyle. He has a wife and two kids, and in his spare time he enjoys spending time outdoors, especially hiking, and travelling the world.
Blair is a long time member of the Woodridge team. He joined the team as a sales consultant before joining the management team as a New Sales Manager. In his spare time, Blair enjoys spending time with his wife and daughters and playing on the Woodridge Mustangs hockey team!
Dean has been with Woodridge for 6 years, crossing over to the auto industry after working in retail for 13 years. He started at our dealership as a sales consultant before moving into the role of Pre-owned Sales Manager. Dean is a born and raised Calgarian, and lives in south Calgary with his wife and daughter.
Ken has been a member of the Woodridge Ford team for over 20 years! He started out in our fleet sales department and eventually took over as Fleet Sales Manager! In his spare time he enjoys spending time with his wife and daughter. Come in and see him for all of your custom limo and Ford Transit needs!
Dimitri has been with Woodridge for seven years. He is from Greece originally, but has been in Canada for 32 years. He was previously in the hospitality industry, but decided to switch over to automotive, saying he needed a challenge and something new. He remembers selling his first vehicle, a Ford F-150! Outside of work, Dimitri loves spending time with his family, woodworking and photography.
Allister has been with Woodridge for two years. His love for cars drove him to seek a career in the automotive industry. He remembers selling his first vehicle, a Ford Fusion Hybrid. He is a born and raised Albertan, originally from Grande Prairie. In his spare time he enjoys sports, especially basketball and golf, and just keeping fit and active!
Bill has been a Sales Consultant in the automotive industry for 12 years, and has been at Woodridge for four. He decided to get into automotive sales because he enjoys working with people and helping them find the best vehicle to suit them! Bill is from Ontario originally, but decided to move west to discover new opportunities. In his spare time he enjoys spending time with his wife and daughter, as well as camping, fishing, hiking and skiing.
Mark has been with Woodridge for five years, coming over to the auto industry after seven years in electronic sales. He is a member of our Lease Renewal Team and is Lincoln Certified. Outside of work, Mark plays for the Woodridge Mustangs hockey team and is an avid Flames fan.
Zabi has been a member of the Woodidge team for seven years. Previously, he had his own courier business, but his love of cars and working with people drove him to get into the automotive industry. Zabi knows all things trucks, and is also a Lincoln Specialist...in fact, the first vehicle he ever sold was a Lincoln MKX! He is a winner of the Summit Salesperson of the Year Award! Outside of work, he loves playing golf, watching hockey, and spending time with his wife and kids.
Thomas has been with the Woodridge team since 2011, and he is known as our Lift Truck and Roush specialist! If you're looking to build yourself your dream custom truck, this is your guy! If you can dream it, he can build it.
Jason has been a Commercial Sales Representative with the Fleet Department at Woodridge Ford for the past 13 years. Over the years, he has been responsible for structuring and executing large vehicle acquisitions to some of Canada's largest companies with many deals in excess of $1-million. Whether you're just starting to build your Fleet of vehicles or just looking to update your current inventory, Jason has the resources and experience to make it happen!
James has been at Woodridge for 8 years, but has been a Ford sales consultant for over a decade. He decided to get into the automotive industry because of his love for trucks, and remembers selling his first F-150. In his spare time, he enjoys hockey, 4X4ing and travel. He's a born and raised Calgarian, one of the few! He also has many years of Lincoln expertise and prides himself in his consistently high sales score of over 90% for 11 years running.
Dennis is a member of the Fleet Department at Woodridge Ford. He has been in the automobile/truck business for over 30 years. In that time he has gained unmatched experience in heavy trucks, medium trucks, and light duty trucks. Want to know all about payload capacities, proper wheelbase lengths, and engine / transmission combinations with the right rear axle ratio’s? Dennis can help. He will provide the truck that is right for your unique application. Dennis is a Ford Summit Award recipient and would be happy to assist you with your vehicle needs. Stop in and see him today!
Robert has been a member of the Woodridge team for almost 2 years! He is Lincoln Certified, and he brought 4 previous years of Ford sales experience with him. He remembers selling his first vehicle: a 2011 Ford F-150! Before coming to Calgary, Robert lived in Whistler, BC where he spent almost 70 days a year on the slopes. He still enjoys skiing and ski touring as often as he can!
Josh in a newer member of the Woodridge team, although he has been in the auto industry since 2008. He crossed over to automotive from real estate, and also has experience working in health and safety and in oil and gas. He went to school for music production and still enjoys that in his spare time. Josh is a big time hockey fan, especially the Flames!
Jon is originally from Cornwall, Ontario, but moved to Alberta a few years ago to explore new opportunities in the automotive industry! He has six years of experience, 3 years in sales and 3 years in management. In his spare time he enjoys catching the latest movies and playing music. If you inquire about a vehicle on our website, Jon will be the voice behind the chat! Send him any questions you might have!
Finance and Insurance
Bridget has been in the automotive industry for 17 years, holding positions in management, sales and now finance! She has experience in many domestic vehicle brands but has a total of 14 total years in the Ford world! She has a business degree in marketing and is originally from Ontario! Bridget has four kids, loves to travel, and enjoys helping people with vehicles and credit education!
Andy has been part of the Woodridge team for two years, however he has been in the automotive industry for a number of years, and remembers that the first vehicle he sold was a Nissan Rogue. He is from Hong Kong originally, but has been in Canada for 24 years. In his spare time he enjoys bowling and spending time on the golf course!
Jacky has been a Finance Manager for Woodridge Ford Lincoln for two years. He brings four years of automotive finance experience from other manufacturers, and three additional years of finance background from the banking industry. Jacky is originally from Hong Kong and is fluent in Cantonese. He enjoys wine, golf, bowling, and is an avid Flames fan!
Kasem has been with Woodridge for almost 3 years, and has been in the automotive industry for over 10 years! He is originally from Singapore and is fluent in both Mandarin and Cantonese. In his spare time, he enjoys playing and hockey (his favourite NHL team is the Detroit Red Wings!) and spending time with his family.
Ali has been Finance Manager with Woodridge Ford for 3 years. She has 14 years of of experience as a Finance Manager in total (10 years with Ford, 4 years other brands!) She also has 9 years financial experience in banking, last being branch manager. Ali is a born and raised Albertan and enjoys travelling, art and art history, photography, and antiques!
Ron has been a member of the Wood Automotive Group for 32 years. He held various roles in the Parts Department before becoming the Parts Manager, a position he has held for the past 17 years! In 1991 he went to Okotoks to help open what is now Okotoks Ford Linlcon, and during that time he decided to make Okotoks his home! Stop in and see Ron for all of your parts needs.
Todd has been with the Wood Automotive Group since arriving in Calgary 3 years ago. He came out west from Ontario, where he spent more than 25 years doing automotive parts for both Toyota and Volkswagen. Come by and see Todd and the team for all of your parts needs!