Staff


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  • Chris Smale
    General Manager

    Chris has more than 20 years experience in the car business and more than 16 years with the Murray Auto Group. 

    Chris was born and raised in Southern Manitoba and has lived in Brandon since 1998 with his wife and two daughters. They love to spend time at their cottage in Killarney, as well as travelling to many of their daughter's sporting events.

    Chris looks forward to meeting your automotive sales and service needs.

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  • Glen Tait
    Sales Manager

    Glen has over 16 years Chrysler Sales Operations experience. His proven track record of satisfied customers has attributed to his thorough knowledge of Chrysler products, listening skills, and dedication to providing an outstanding purchasing experience.  He always puts the customer first.  Feel free to give Glen a call or stop in for a visit!

    When Glen isn't working at the dealership, he can be found spending time with his children and grandchildren, as well as helping with home renovations and yard projects.

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  • Cody Van As
    Sales Manager
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    Cody Van As has recently joined our team as a Sales Manager after being a part of the Murray Chevrolet Cadillac Buick GMC sales team for over 6 years.

    Growing up on the farm has made him a hard working and dedicated individual, who strives in providing the best possible service to every single customer. Cody has previous experience as a mechanic in the automotive industry, providing him with great product knowledge and experience.

    Some of Cody's interests include hockey, soccer, rollerblading, camping, and traveling.

    Cody looks forward to a long standing career with the Murray Auto Group and has ambitions of one day owning his own dealership.  

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  • Darcy Snider
    Business Manager

    Darcy started with Murray Chrysler in April of 2011 after spending 14 years in the RV industry and 10 years in the restaurant business. Darcy is committed to providing exceptional customer service, making sure that you take advantage of the best possible rates and terms, and ensuring that your purchase is an enjoyable experience

    Darcy has been married for 29 years to his wife, Patty, and has two children, Tristan and Courtney; both of whom have finished their post secondary education and are in careers of their own.

    Away from work, Darcy can be found on a golf course or visiting with friends or family, enjoying life.

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  • Patrick Gagnon
    Financial Services Manager

    Patrick joined our Sales Team in the summer of 2014 and comes to the business with a number of years sales experience. In 2016 Patrick left the sales floor to take on a new roll as Finance Manager.  He lives in Brandon with his wife, young daughter and the recent addition of a son. He was raised in a military family and lived in a number of provinces before settling down in Brandon. He is also fluent in French.

    When he is not busy with customers, Patrick is a hockey referee and worked with a number of leagues, including the WHL, CIS, and MJHL. Prior to becoming a referee, he was a keen hockey player.

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  • Brent McKerlie
    Sales Consultant

    Born in Winnipeg, Brent moved to Brandon full time in 1984 and has been in sales for over 28 years, selling Dodge, Chrysler, and Jeeps for over 9 years now. He listens to his customers wants and needs and will give you 100% of his attention so that your vehicle shopping experience will be not only be knowledgeable, but an enjoyable one.

    Away from the dealership, Brent enjoys his time at Pelican Lake - one of the best kept secrets in Western Manitoba. Brent loves to golf, bowl, and throw the odd dart. He loves most sports, and is even thinking about jumping on the Winnipeg Jets band wagon again. Brent also enjoys spending his free time with family and friends.

    Take the "Journey", come on in.

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  • Scott Blake
    Sales Consultant

    Scott was born and raised in Ontario until the age of 9, when he then moved to northern Manitoba. He has spent much of his life enjoying automobiles and power sports. His love of automobiles came from watching his father with his own cars, as well as being with him while he raced.

    Scott has spent much of his career in the customer service and hospitality industry, before landing here at Murray Chrysler Westman. "I felt that with my passion for automobiles and customer service, there was no better place for me than right here at Murray Chrysler Westman."

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  • Mike Waddell
    Sales Consultant

    Mike, aged 44, recently joined the Murray Chrysler sales team. Having grown up on a beef and dairy farm in the Neepawa/Arden area, he initially worked in the family auction business. Over the years he's had a number of different sales and business roles, while always maintaining a strong involvement in his community too.

    He currently lives on an acreage outside of Brandon with his wife and three of his four children. He enjoys attending his family's activities, including hockey, volleyball, football, music and drama.

    Mike is also the Chaplain to the Brandon Wheat Kings. He is well known throughout Westman from his background in community activities and non-profit sector, and currently serves as a councilor in the RM of Cornwallis.

    As a salesperson, he believes in listening to his customers to best identify their needs, and he looks forward to helping customers in any way he can.


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  • Thomas Boyd
    Sales Consultant
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    Thomas joined our sales team in March 2016 and brings with him years of experience in the automotive industry. Throughout high school he studied mechanics and went on from there to work a variety of automotive jobs. For the past 4 years Thomas was the manager at Enterprise Rent-a-Car in Brandon.
    Thomas was born and raised in Minnedosa  and when not at work enjoys fishing, camping, playing sports and traveling.
    Thomas believes that customers want their sales consultants to really listen and to work tirelessly to satisfy their needs. Thomas is a great listener and looks forward to helping his clients find the perfect vehicle.  




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  • Rob Pope
    Sales Consultant
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  • Keith Harpelle
    Sales Consultant
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  • Shannon Enns
    Customer Relations Manager
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  • Steve Chopek
    Office Accountant/Manager

    Steve is a Chartered Accountant and has worked in the automotive industry for 20 plus years as an office manager and controller.

    Steve enjoys travelling, football, and is fan of the Winnipeg Blue Bombers!!

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  • April Cullen
    Accounts Payable and Receivable


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  • Richard McDonald
    Service Manager
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  • Dave Wells
    Parts Manager (Wholesale)

    Dave has been in the Chrysler business working in wholesale and retail sales for over 34 years. In 1997, he took on the role as Parts Manager.

    When not at work, Dave enjoys sports along with spending time with his grandchildren, teaching them sports.

    Providing excellent customer service, Dave would like every customer to know that his door is always open for questions and solutions, as he strives to meet every customer's need.

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  • Ken Munro
    Parts Manager (Retail)


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  • Jonathan Goertzen
    Accessories Department Manager


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