Our People

Our People

Get to know who you’re working with—meet our teams!

DARTMOUTH

Sales

Luke Thompson : Western Star Truck Sales

Luke Thompson

Western Star Truck Sales

O: 902.468.3904 | C: 902.471.7751   |   lthompson@novatrucks.ca

Luke is one of our Western Star sales expert, working out of our Dartmouth location. His background comes with over 17 years in the automotive industry dealing both domestically and internationally as well as 10 years’ experience in the heavy truck sales business.
He is a 5 time STAR Performer—Western Stars Sales Achievement Program that recognizes the top-selling sales professionals in the U.S. and Canada.
When not selling custom-built trucks, you can find him at the local hockey rink, motocross track or ball field with one of his boys, Chase and Cruz.

Garry Neves : Freightliner - New Truck Sales

Garry Neves

Freightliner – New Truck Sales

C: 902.817.2388   |   gneves@novatrucks.ca

Garry is your Freightliner Sales guru in the metro area and is located out of our Dartmouth location in Burnside. Being an Owner and Operator, he understands the needs and wants of his customers and through his involvement in truck show and shines, he appreciates the attention to detail.
He was raised in the trucking industry and started his career path by completing a Heavy Equipment Operating course, then worked in the construction side of the industry and was also an Owner Operator for 10 years. He currently has 5 years’ experience under his belt on the sales side of the industry.
In his spare time he enjoys four wheeling, camping, and is a volunteer firefighter.

Ryan Covin : Sales Coordinator

Ryan Covin

Sales Coordinator

O: 902.468.3657 | C: 902.266.3876   |   rcovin@novatrucks.ca

Ryan joined our Western Star sales team back in 2013. Although Ryan was in restoration before joining Nova’s sales team, he grew up around trucks and has brought knowledge from his auto body and mechanics courses in high school.
He loves the job for the people—helping to make sure they love their new (or used) Western Star.
When he’s not at the shop you can find him on the Eastern Shore surfing the waves.

Dave Boymook : Outside Parts Sales

Dave Boymook

Outside Parts Sales

O: 902.877.9593   |   dboymook@novatrucks.ca

Dave is our new Outside Parts Rep for the Halifax-Dartmouth area.
Dave has been in the industry since 1985 and has pretty much done it all when it comes to parts from parts delivery, parts counter to parts manager. He brings with him his product and customer knowledge, so you can know you’re getting the best product and price with your delivery.

Jocelyn Sheehy : Financial Services Manager

Jocelyn Sheehy

Financial Services Manager

O: 902.468.5243 | C: 902.403.3035   |   jsheehy@novatrucks.ca

Jocelyn comes with over 18 years’ experience in financing with her background in banking, car dealers and truck dealers. She made the switch to truck dealers to get experience in commercial lending and saw Nova as a good fit. She works primarily out of the Dartmouth office but manages financial services across all locations for Freightliner, Western Star, Fuso, and trailer brands.
In December 2016, she received her 5 year service award with Nova for her outstanding performance with Daimler Truck Financial.
“In the trucking industry as a Financial Services Manager, you’re able to build long term relationships and really become invested with your customer. As they continue to build their businesses, I enjoy being able to offer easy financial solutions to meet those needs.”

Rick MacKay : Outside Parts Sales

Rick MacKay

Outside Parts Sales

O: 902.468.7738 | C: 902.209.4896   |   rickmackay@novatrucks.ca

Rick started working summers with us in 1982 while in school and then joined full time in 1985. He started out driving the parts truck and then moved into service, warranty, leasing, used parts and body shop. He’s worked in the Dartmouth Freightliner, Truro Heights, Brookside body shop locations and now resides at our Dartmouth Western Star location as our outside parts sales guy; It’s safe to say he’s pretty much been everywhere and tried his hands in a bit of everything!
Some career highlights includes driving a 3 truck combination across Canada with his brother Rod [our VP and General Manager] in 1986 and helped open our Dartmouth Freightliner [formerly Nova Enterprises Dartmouth] in 1999.
Little known facts about rick: still enjoys playing soccer and currently on same team with 2 much more mobile nephew and he has a strange addiction to model airplanes.

Service

Rudi Foster : Business Development Manager

Rudi Foster

Business Development Manager

O: 902.468.5900 | C: 902.456.9306   |   rfoster@novatrucks.ca


Randy McRoberts : Dealer Trainer

Randy McRoberts

Dealer Trainer

O: 902.468.6799 | C: 902.292.2254   |   rmcroberts@novatrucks.ca


Paul Beauchamp : Service Manager

Paul Beauchamp

Service Manager

O: 902.468.3905 | C: 902.240.8900   |   pbeauchamp@novatrucks.ca

Paul Beauchamp brings his 26 year career with Halifax Regional Municipality as the General Manager Corporate Fleet & Equipment and he also brings his skills as a licensed Journeyman Mechanic. He’s looking forward to focusing on the customer experience.
Paul is a Dartmouth native who is an avid half marathon runner and lover of his antique motorcycles and sailboat.

Parts

Rick MacKay : Outside Parts Sales

Rick MacKay

Outside Parts Sales

O: 902.468.7738 | C: 902.209.4896   |   rickmackay@novatrucks.ca

Rick started working summers with us in 1982 while in school and then joined full time in 1985. He started out driving the parts truck and then moved into service, warranty, leasing, used parts and body shop. He’s worked in the Dartmouth Freightliner, Truro Heights, Brookside body shop locations and now resides at our Dartmouth Western Star location as our outside parts sales guy; It’s safe to say he’s pretty much been everywhere and tried his hands in a bit of everything!
Some career highlights includes driving a 3 truck combination across Canada with his brother Rod [our VP and General Manager] in 1986 and helped open our Dartmouth Freightliner [formerly Nova Enterprises Dartmouth] in 1999.
Little known facts about rick: still enjoys playing soccer and currently on same team with 2 much more mobile nephew and he has a strange addiction to model airplanes.

Dave Harris : Parts Director

Dave Harris

Parts Director

O: 902.468.3513 | C: 902.497.1175   |   dharris@novatrucks.ca


Dave Boymook : Outside Parts Sales

Dave Boymook

Outside Parts Sales

O: 902.877.9593   |   dboymook@novatrucks.ca

Dave is our new Outside Parts Rep for the Halifax-Dartmouth area.
Dave has been in the industry since 1985 and has pretty much done it all when it comes to parts from parts delivery, parts counter to parts manager. He brings with him his product and customer knowledge, so you can know you’re getting the best product and price with your delivery.

Ron Squires : Parts Manager

Ron Squires

Parts Manager

O: 902.468.3357 | C: 902.430.0494   |   rsquires@novatrucks.ca


Administration

Athea Costello : Marketing Manager

Athea Costello

Marketing Manager

C: 902.449.8086   |   acostello@novatrucks.ca


Peter Macgillivray : President & CEO

Peter Macgillivray

President & CEO

Truro: 902.896.5873 | Dartmouth: 902.568.8383 | C: 902.497.8900   |   pmacgillivray@novatrucks.ca

Peter got his start in the industry in Ottawa where he received his degree in Mechanical Engineering Technology at Algonquin College. He spent 26 years within truck OEM and was also involved in truck leasing, heavy equipment and ran bulk equipment.
From 1996-1998 he went back to school, where he earned his MBA at Western University. Then in 2007, he joined the Lockhart Truck Center team as a partner and moved on to become the President & CEO of the newly branded Nova Truck Centres.

Janet Handyside : Controller

Janet Handyside

Controller

O: 902.468.3576   |   jhandyside@novatrucks.ca


Jocelyn Sheehy : Financial Services Manager

Jocelyn Sheehy

Financial Services Manager

O: 902.468.5243 | C: 902.403.3035   |   jsheehy@novatrucks.ca

Jocelyn comes with over 18 years’ experience in financing with her background in banking, car dealers and truck dealers. She made the switch to truck dealers to get experience in commercial lending and saw Nova as a good fit. She works primarily out of the Dartmouth office but manages financial services across all locations for Freightliner, Western Star, Fuso, and trailer brands.
In December 2016, she received her 5 year service award with Nova for her outstanding performance with Daimler Truck Financial.
“In the trucking industry as a Financial Services Manager, you’re able to build long term relationships and really become invested with your customer. As they continue to build their businesses, I enjoy being able to offer easy financial solutions to meet those needs.”

Marlene Keith : Human Resource Manager

Marlene Keith

Human Resource Manager

902.210.1744   |   mkeith@novatrucks.ca

Marlene has been in the Human Resource Industry since 2000, where she build her portfolio and experience by challenging herself in different industries such as oil & gas, software development to telecommunications.
She comes to us from Moncton New Brunswick, where she’ll take on her new role with us is as Human Resource Manager Her focus will be on bridging the gap between employees and managers to help streamline processes and empower employees.

Randy McRoberts : Dealer Trainer

Randy McRoberts

Dealer Trainer

O: 902.468.6799 | C: 902.292.2254   |   rmcroberts@novatrucks.ca



WESTVILLE

Sales

Brad Peverill : Western Star Sales

Brad Peverill

Western Star Sales

O: 902.396.2040 | C: 902.301.4605   |   bpeverill@novatrucks.ca

Brad is our Western Star sales expert for the Amherst to Sydney territory and is based out of our Westville location. Brad has over 10 years’ experience as a truck driver prior to joining Nova’s Service team as Service Advisor in 2015. He has just transitioned from a Service to sales to pursue his true passion selling Western Star trucks.
“The thing I love most about my job is helping my customers and being able to relate to their problems.”
Brad enjoys outdoor activities in his spare time including sledding, camping, fishing and snowboarding.

Service

Cyndi Hessian : Service Advisor

Cyndi Hessian

Service Advisor

O: 902.396.2040   |   chessian@novatrucks.ca | servicewestville@novatrucks.ca


Jonathan Franks : Foreman | CIC Coordinator

Jonathan Franks

Foreman | CIC Coordinator

O: 902.396.2040   |   jfranks@novatrucks.ca | servicewestville@novatrucks.ca

Jonathan started with Nova Truck Centres as a shop hand at our Dartmouth location, quickly moving up to a Parts Specialist. After years in the industry gaining valuable work experience and training, Jonathan decided this career was meant for him. He then went back to school for my technician certification. After becoming certified, Nova Truck Centres helped transition him to full-time at our newest location in Westville as a Technician. He’s currently in his 15th year with the company as the Westville Shop Foreman and has recently taken on the role of the Continuous Improvement Coordinator as part of Daimler’s Elite Support program.

Parts

Phil Tibbel : Parts Specialist

Phil Tibbel

Parts Specialist

O: 902.396.2042   |   ptibbel@novatrucks.ca | partswestville@novatrucks.ca


Administration

Jim Delaney : Westville Branch Manager

Jim Delaney

Westville Branch Manager

O: 902.396.2041 | C: 902.921.3033   |   jdelaney@novatrucks.ca

Jim served 12 years with Canadian Armed Forces (Regular Force and Reserve) as a Vehicle Technician. After returning home from Petawawa Ontario, he started working as a technician, where he advanced to Service Manager and then to Fixed Operations Manager. It wasn’t until June of 2013 that he joined the Nova team and was a big part of the transition of opening our new location in Westville as the Branch Manager.
The part of his job that he enjoys the most is the fact that every day is different and challenging—never a dull moment. As the Branch Manager he works to ensure that every customer has a pleasant experience every time they have dealings with us. Jim oversees the day to day operations of the Westville Branch.
In his spare time he enjoys archery and hunting.

Jean MacIvor : Accounting Manager

Jean MacIvor

Accounting Manager

O: 902.396.5109   |   jmacivor@novatrucks.ca

Jean is a St Francis Xavier University graduate where she earned her Bachelor of Business Administration. While in university, she worked as a summer student with Scotia Oxygen and was later brought on full-time after graduation in their accounts payable department.
After looking for a new opportunity to pursue as her career, Jean decided to join our team in February 2012 and help to open our new Westville location. She’s enjoyed watching the branch grow and transition from Lockhart Truck Center Westville to Nova Truck Centres Westville.
This lady is a loyal Habs fans, so beleafer [obsessive fan of the Toronto Maple Leaf team] fans watch out!


TRURO

Sales

Bill Tait : Trailer Sales Manager

Bill Tait

Trailer Sales Manager

O: 902.896.5868 | C: 902.698.3993   |   btait@novatrucks.ca

Bill has been involved in the trucking industry since 1981, where he started as an independent owner-operator, working from his hometown of Mulgrave—He was even a Nova customer in those early years. He has a long background in truck sales across Nova Scotia. After taking a break from sales for driving again, Bill has decided to take on the new challenge of selling new and used trailers for Nova Truck Centres.
Bill is your go to guy for everything trailers. We carry some of the best brands out there including Landoll, Great Dane, Custom, PJ, Paron, Larochelle, and Rhodes.

Ron Lynds : Used Truck Sales Manager

Ron Lynds

Used Truck Sales Manager

O: 902.896.5866 | C: 902.897.3702   |   rlynds@novatrucks.ca

Ron has over 35 years’ experience in selling both new and used trucks. He was initially offered a job in sales and worked his way up and through all his certifications during his sales role. He made the switch to Nova Truck Centres [Nova Enterprises then] because he was offered a job and saw the major opportunities to grow the used sales department within the company. May marks Ron’s 19th year with the company.
“I love waking up in the morning and coming to a job I really enjoy. It’s always challenging and it’s great to meet so many different people in my line of work.”
In his spare time, Ron loves to watch motorcross racing and travels around to all the big events. He even used to help out with mechanics on some of the bikes.

Susan Brown : Sales Coordinator

Susan Brown

Sales Coordinator

O: 902.896.5875   |   sbrown@novatrucks.ca

Sue, as well like to call her, has been with our company for 29 years! Fresh out of Business College, Sue had applied to Nova and had landed her first job with us as the Switchboard Operator. She has moved around from Accounts Receivable to Accounts Payable and now into her current role as the Sales Coordinator for the Freightliner Sales team.
Pretty much her whole life has been at Nova—from meeting her husband at Nova to having her kids while working at Nova.

Dana Gorman : Truck Sales

Dana Gorman

Truck Sales

O: 902.896.5861 | C: 902.956.2594   |   dgorman@novatrucks.ca

In high school, Dana started working at the Truro Heights Irving next door to Nova Truck Centres [formerly Nova Enterprises Limited], which used to be owned by the same family. In the summer he started working part-time at Nova doing odd jobs. He eventually started working with us as a Body Technician at the Brookside Body Shop and moved up to the Body Shop Manager. This August will mark 5 years in his current role as Freightliner Truck Sales Rep.
“I chose Nova because it feels like family working here and they have always been there for me. I find selling in this industry very rewarding because I have developed relationships with customers that I can also say there are my friends not just another customer.” -Dana
His hobbies include anything that is powered by an engine.

John Mackay : Leasing Manager

John Mackay

Leasing Manager

902.896.5888 | C: 902.899.5216   |   jmackay@novatrucks.ca

John works in sales as the Leasing Manager and has been with Nova for 38 years [and counting]. He grew up in a Family Business that served the trucking industry for over 60 years—“It’s in my blood, my father & two uncles passed it on to me.”
He started working part-time when he was 16 years old in the Used Parts Department junking trucks and helping techs repair trucks before moving to truck sales and leasing. John prides himself on understanding the business and always delivering what the customer needs.

Dan Morrison : Freightliner Sales

Dan Morrison

Freightliner Sales

O: 902.897.8103 | C: 902.306.0318   |   dmorrison@novatrucks.ca

Dan manages Class 8 and Highway heavy-duty freightliner trucks from the Truro to Sydney area.


Service

Rob Eichenberg : Truck & Trailer Service Manager

Rob Eichenberg

Truck & Trailer Service Manager

O: 902.896.5892 | C: 902.896.4711   |   reichenberg@novatrucks.ca


David Rossiter : Service Operations Manager

David Rossiter

Service Operations Manager

O: 902.896.5890 | C: 902.890.7414   |   drossiter@novatrucks.ca


Parts

Reg Furmidge : Outside Parts Sales

Reg Furmidge

Outside Parts Sales

O: 902.896.5898 | C: 902.897.7852   |   rfurmidge@novatrucks.ca


Steve Wilcox : Parts Manager

Steve Wilcox

Parts Manager

O: 902.896.5863 | C: 902.897.5646   |   swilcox@novatrucks.ca


Jamie Wilcox : Outside Parts Sales

Jamie Wilcox

Outside Parts Sales

O: 902.896.5881 | C: 902.899.5041   |   jwilcox@novatrucks.ca


Jeff Bickerton : Outside Parts Sales

Jeff Bickerton

Outside Parts Sales

O: 902.896.5885 | C: 902.305.5321   |   jbickerton@novatrucks.ca


Administration

Peter Macgillivray : President & CEO

Peter Macgillivray

President & CEO

Truro: 902.896.5873 | Dartmouth: 902.568.8383 | C: 902.497.8900   |   pmacgillivray@novatrucks.ca

Peter got his start in the industry in Ottawa where he received his degree in Mechanical Engineering Technology at Algonquin College. He spent 26 years within truck OEM and was also involved in truck leasing, heavy equipment and ran bulk equipment.
From 1996-1998 he went back to school, where he earned his MBA at Western University. Then in 2007, he joined the Lockhart Truck Center team as a partner and moved on to become the President & CEO of the newly branded Nova Truck Centres.

Rod MacKay : Vice President & General Manager

Rod MacKay

Vice President & General Manager

O: 905.896.5872 | C: 902.897.7678   |   rodmackay@novatrucks.ca

Rod first joined Nova back in 1985, working in the Sales Department. He then moved next door and spent 15 plus years managing the Irving Big Stop. In 2007, he returned back to Nova, again working in the Sales Department. Rod has worked his way up through the company and now holds the position of Vice President and General Manager, based out of our Truro location.
Rod has grown up in a truck family—his dad, Jim MacKay was one of the 3 founding brothers of Nova Enterprises and still remains part-owner. He still has a Class 1 driver’s license and has put it to good use on the long haul across Canada.

Alan Walker : Credit & Finance Manager

Alan Walker

Credit & Finance Manager

O: 902.896.5870    |   awalker@novatrucks.ca

Alan or as we like to call Al, is a Saint Mary’s University graduate and paid his way as a bartender. His first real job was as a production manager trainee from McCain’s in New Brunswick. He’s done everything from managing a company to payroll and taxes.
He started with Nova in our Truro location in 98’ as our Credit Manager and has recently taken on the role of our Air Miles Manager in addition to his credit & finance role. Nova Truck Centres is the first and only heavy truck dealership in Nova Scotia to offer you AIR MILES®.

Darlene Muise : Inventory Control

Darlene Muise

Inventory Control

O: 902.896.5862 | C: 902.895.6430   |   dmuise@novatrucks.ca



BODY SHOP

Body Shop

Rick Marsters : Parts Manager

Rick Marsters

Parts Manager

O: 902.895.6001 | C: 902.956.2684 | F: 902.897.1013   |   rmarsters@novatrucks.ca


Tyler Craib : Used Parts Sales

Tyler Craib

Used Parts Sales

O: 902.895.6001   |   tcraib@novatrucks.ca


Gary Loughead : Used Parts Manager

Gary Loughead

Used Parts Manager

O: 895.6001 | C: 902.956.3997 | F: 902.897.1013   |   gloughead@novatrucks.ca


Darren Crowell : Shop Foreman

Darren Crowell

Shop Foreman

O: 902.895.6001 ext 202 | C: 902.305.2384 | F: 902.897.1013    |   dcrowell@novatrucks.ca


Mike LeGresley : Body Shop Manager

Mike LeGresley

Body Shop Manager

O: 902.895.6001 Ext 204 | C: 902.897.8284   |   mlegresley@novatrucks.ca

Mike comes from Ontario, where he worked with another Western Star dealership as a Foreman.
In 1994 Mike moved to Truro and became a Technician at our shop. Since then, he’s had a 21-year career with Nova Truck Centres. He’s worked in many positions including Foreman, Service Manager, Truck Sales, Trailer Shop Manager and now his current role as the Body Shop Manager.
Been in an accident? Need some body work? Get in touch with Mike…he’s also pretty entertaining as well.


TRAILER SHOP

Trailer Shop

Bill Tait : Trailer Sales Manager

Bill Tait

Trailer Sales Manager

O: 902.896.5868 | C: 902.698.3993   |   btait@novatrucks.ca

Bill has been involved in the trucking industry since 1981, where he started as an independent owner-operator, working from his hometown of Mulgrave—He was even a Nova customer in those early years. He has a long background in truck sales across Nova Scotia. After taking a break from sales for driving again, Bill has decided to take on the new challenge of selling new and used trailers for Nova Truck Centres.
Bill is your go to guy for everything trailers. We carry some of the best brands out there including Landoll, Great Dane, Custom, PJ, Paron, Larochelle, and Rhodes.

Rick Weatherill : Trailer Parts

Rick Weatherill

Trailer Parts

O: 902.896.5889   |   rweatherill@novatrucks.ca


Rob Eichenberg : Truck & Trailer Service Manager

Rob Eichenberg

Truck & Trailer Service Manager

O: 902.896.5892 | C: 902.896.4711   |   reichenberg@novatrucks.ca