Meet Our Staff

Please meet all of the Jim Keay Ford staff! Everyone here lives by one simple rule - our customers deserve to have a stress free and informative experience at our dealership, right from purchasing a new or used vehicle all the way to service, parts and collision.

If you can't find who you were looking for using our department links below, please refer to our Contact Us page and one of our staff will be in contact with you shortly.


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Jim Keay
Dealer Principal

Originally from Toronto Jim and his wife Johnette moved to Ottawa 52 years ago.Jim has over 50 years of selling experience. He founded Jim Keay Ford Lincoln in 1982.

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Jason Keay
Dealer Principal


Jason is a graduate of Northwood Univeristy and Georgian College. An avid sports fan, Jason still straps on the pads to play goalie once a week. In his spare time he enjoys spending time with his three daughters in the great outdoors.

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Lori Keay-Needham
Vice President


Lori is a graduate of Northwood University and Georgian College. She keeps busy with her young daughter and pup Ripley. With over 23 years of experience Lori has worked in almost every department of the dealership.

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Brian Anderson
General Manager


Brian came to us from a prestigious accounting firm in Ottawa 25 years ago working his way from Controller to General Manager. Brian enjoys great food and entertaining friends and family. Spending time with his two kids and two pups is how Brian unwinds at the end of the day.


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Mike Johnson
General Sales Manager


Born in Ottawa, but raised in Pembroke. Is second generation in the automotive industry and has been working in sales for 17 years. Loves all sports, coaching minor hockey and is father to 4 amazing kids.

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Chris Dugal
Sales Manager


Chris has been selling Fords for the past 20 years, taking a 5 month break to sell photocopiers before coming back to us. Chris enjoys travelling and spending time with his two kids and pup Charlie.

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Brian Needham
Sales Manager


From the Ottawa Valley (The Prior), has 7 Years of experience in automotive sales. Loves to golf, camp, fish and spend time with family especially at the ice shack.

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Geoff Johnson
Sales Manager


Ext: 314

Born in the Maritimes Geoff also spent many years in the Ottawa Valley until making the move to Ottawa 7 years ago. Geoff has been in the automotive industry for over 33 years. When not selling vehicles Geoff loves spending time with his 4 grandkids.

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Husni Haifa
Finance Manager


Was born in Palestine – raised in Ottawa West. Speaks Arabic and English. Has spent 14 Years with Ford. Loves 4 wheeling, camping, BBQ with friends and family.

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Tarik El-Ghousin
Finance Manager


Originally from Palestine, moved to Ottawa in 1998. Has been in the automotive industry for 4 years. Speaks English and Arabic. Likes to go for long walks, read, and swim. Has just welcomed a baby girl.

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Dave Charter
Product Specialist


Dave has over 34 years experience with Ford of Canada. He's a leasing expert as well as a product specialist. In his spare time he spending time with his son cooking and entertaining guests and may break into a song or two.

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Carmelo Vita
Product Specialist


From Ottawa, speaks English, French and Italian. Has been in the automotive industry for 13 years. Loves soccer, golf, tennis, cooking on the BBQ and watching a good action or horror movie.

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Michael Roff
Product Specialist


Has lived all over due to his father’s Military career. Has been in automotive sales for 3 years since leaving the fashion and modelling industry. Loves playing with his pup and Call of Duty.

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Chris Rodgers
Product Specialist


From Ottawa and after spending over 10 years in the construction industry as a dual pipefitter has been very successful in transitioning to the automotive sales industry. Enjoys time with his family, pup Ben, playing golf and hockey.

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Jason Deslaurier
Product Specialist


From Orleans with 2 years of automotive sales experience. Previously a business owner in the restaurant industry. Speaks French and English Enjoys time with his 8 year old son Jaxon as well as football, hockey, golf, boating and social gatherings at the cottage.

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Alex Philippe
Product Specialist


Born and raised here in Orleans Alex spent 14 working in the restaurant industry. In his spare time Alex enjoys going to the cottage, camping and hiking and spending his time with his wife, son and husky.

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Eric Witzel
Product Specialist


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Eric has lived in Orleans for over 23 years. He played hockey professionally throughout North America for various minor professional teams. Eric is fluently bi-lingual and lives a very active lifestyle. When not working Eric enjoys the outdoors, camping, hunting, fishing and sports.


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Sylvain Menard
Service Manager


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Jim McCann
Service Fleet Advisor


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Craig Freer
Service Advisor


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Brian Johnson
Service Advisor


Matt's Photo
Lead Technician
Alex's Photo
Electrical Technician
Adam's Photo
Engine Technician
William's Photo
Heavy Truck Technician
Gilles's Photo
Senior Technician
Walter's Photo
Doug's Photo
Chris Needham's Photo
Chris Needham
Parts Manager


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Sam Jones
Parts Specialist


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Tom Hill
Parts Specialist


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John Carty
Parts Specialist


Ron's Photo
Parts Driver
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Bob Boisvert
Collision Centre Manager


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Justin Scott
Collision Centre Appraiser


Ray's Photo
Richard's Photo
Eric's Photo