Meet our Team

Kevin  Hurdis
Kevin Hurdis
General Manager

Jay  Jacobsen
Jay Jacobsen
General Sales Manager

Jay started with Hyundai back in 2001 and over the years has moved up the ranks to General Sales Manager. When Jay is not working, he enjoys fishing, going to his friends camp or watching Packers football.

Jay enjoys going on vacation with his wife Sheri and son Zackary. Sometimes even going to Las Vegas.

“ I am very proud and fortunate for all the relationships we have made with our customers over all these years. There is no better feeling when a repeat client feels completely comfortable, we catch up on life and chat about anything and everything. It’s simply a professional feeling I can’t put into words or describe.” ~ Jay Jacobsen
Jay started with Hyundai back in 2001 and over the years has moved up the ranks to General Sales Manager. When Jay is not working, he enjoys fishing, going to his friends camp or watching Packers football.

Jay enjoys going on vacation with his wife Sheri and son Zackary. Sometimes even going to Las Vegas.

“ I am very proud a
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Wade  Mair
Wade Mair
Sales Manager

Before moving to Thunder Bay Wade grew up in small Northern Ontario town (Kapuskasing). He moved to Thunder Bay to play Junior hockey where he met his wife Kristen. He is bilingual being fluent in both English and French. In his spare time he loves spending time with his wife (Kristen), their two girls (Avery and Scarlett) as well as their 2 Chihuahuas (Gus and Pablo). Wade's hobbies include: Hockey, Crossfit and Tattoos.Before moving to Thunder Bay Wade grew up in small Northern Ontario town (Kapuskasing). He moved to Thunder Bay to play Junior hockey where he met his wife Kristen. He is bilingual being fluent in both English and French. In his spare time he loves spending time with his wife (Kristen), their two girls (Avery and Scarlett) as well as their 2 Chih...Read More Read Less

Vince  Riccio
Vince Riccio
Fixed Operations Manager

Born and raised in Thunder Bay, Vince has over 5 years of experience at Superior Hyundai and in the automotive industry.

Even before working at Superior Hyundai, Vince was a fan of the Hyundai brand and drove a Santa Fe.

As a graduate of Lakehead University and a Masters in Leadership from Norwich University, he has worked with countless teams in different industries in both the public and private realm.

His focus is always on customer service and building awareness of the Hyundai brand.

Vince enjoys all four seasons with his wife Vanessa and two children.

Born and raised in Thunder Bay, Vince has over 5 years of experience at Superior Hyundai and in the automotive industry.

Even before working at Superior Hyundai, Vince was a fan of the Hyundai brand and drove a Santa Fe.

As a graduate of Lakehead University and a Masters in Leadership from Norwich University, he has worked wi
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Lauralee  Beaulieu
Lauralee Beaulieu
Office Manager

Ryan  Stachow
Ryan Stachow
Sales Associate and Fleet

Born and raised in Thunder Bay, Ryan is a married father of 3 kids.

Following graduation from the Confederation College International Business program he decided he wanted to stay in Thunder Bay and chose to enter the sales profession.

Ryan has been selling Hyundai vehicles now with Superior Hyundai (Marostica Hyundai) since 2008.

When not selling cars, you will find Ryan enjoying the outdoors with his family.

In the summer months he enjoys camping, hiking, canoeing and running.

You can also find him on the field coaching his son’s baseball team or outside with his scouting troop.

During the winter he enjoys taking in the cross-country ski trails and snowshoeing.

Ryan has also been a recipient of Hyundai’s Top Gun sales award for Sales and customer service.

Born and raised in Thunder Bay, Ryan is a married father of 3 kids.

Following graduation from the Confederation College International Business program he decided he wanted to stay in Thunder Bay and chose to enter the sales profession.

Ryan has been selling Hyundai vehicles now with Superior Hyundai (Marostica Hyundai) sin
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Ihor  Klusa
Ihor Klusa
Sales Associate

- Ihor Klusa comes with years of customer service experience, having originally worked at future shop (now Best Buy) in the home theater department for 8 years prior to car sales.

- Ihor is a proud Father of an 11 year old son.

- Ihor was Born in the Ukraine and moved to Thunder Bay when I was only 8 years old.

- In his free time Ihor loves to fish, hunt, and go on camping trips with his son.

- Ihor is fascinated with cars, having proudly purchased his very first car at the age of 17.

- Ihor Klusa comes with years of customer service experience, having originally worked at future shop (now Best Buy) in the home theater department for 8 years prior to car sales.

- Ihor is a proud Father of an 11 year old son.

- Ihor was Born in the Ukraine and moved to Thunder Bay when I was only 8 years old.

- In
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Alvis  Plavins
Alvis Plavins
Sales Associate

Alvis Plavins loves people. His wife says he talks to anyone and everyone, possessing an innate ability to find a common denominator in each connection he makes.

Born and raised in Sudbury, “Alvi” has spent the last 16 years in Thunder Bay running a successful photography company from home, giving him the freedom to help raise his two young daughters.

He’s passionate about travel, skiing, creating Asian cuisine and, conveniently, cars!

Superior Hyundai welcomed him to the team in 2018 and he’s been helping clients find their perfect-fit vehicle ever since.

Alvi understands the importance of safety, reliability AND the desire to enjoy what we ride in.

Chances are good you’ve seen him zipping around town in his Elantra GT.

His “other job” is unpaid Uber driving to his very busy girls, one of whom is thankfully almost licensed.

Alvis Plavins loves people. His wife says he talks to anyone and everyone, possessing an innate ability to find a common denominator in each connection he makes.

Born and raised in Sudbury, “Alvi” has spent the last 16 years in Thunder Bay running a successful photography company from home, giving him the freedom to help raise his
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Sara  Wrigley
Sara Wrigley
Sales Associate

Born and raised in Thunder Bay Ontario;

Sara enjoy sledding in the winter and spending time during the summer at her cabin in Atikokan.

Having been in the Sales industry for 4 years and with Superior Hyundai for over a year, Sara looks at sales as an exciting way to meet amazing people and a way to grow every single day.

Born and raised in Thunder Bay Ontario;

Sara enjoy sledding in the winter and spending time during the summer at her cabin in Atikokan.

Having been in the Sales industry for 4 years and with Superior Hyundai for over a year, Sara looks at sales as an exciting way to meet amazing people and a way to grow every single day
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Munesh  Chowdary
Munesh Chowdary
Sales Associate

Munesh came to Thunder Bay to pursue his higher studies. He is certified in automotive law and ethics and holds \a degree in Mechanical Engineering as well as being a graduating of the business & safety management program from Confederation College. Currently he is working as a sales consultant here at Superior Hyundai.

His Hobbies include; working out, volleyball and enjoying outdoor activities.
Munesh came to Thunder Bay to pursue his higher studies. He is certified in automotive law and ethics and holds \a degree in Mechanical Engineering as well as being a graduating of the business & safety management program from Confederation College. Currently he is working as a sales consultant here at Superior Hyundai.

His Hobbies i
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Ryan  Yamashita
Ryan Yamashita
Finance

Taki Vlotaros
Taki Vlotaros
Finance and Insurance Specialist

Megan Mcleod
Megan Mcleod
Finance and Insurance Specialist

Bob  Chornoboy
Bob Chornoboy
Delivery Specialist

Bob has been with us for over 12 years, and is committed to the Hyundai Brand.

He has a lot of pride and great knowledge of the product which he has learned over the years!

His favorite part of being the delivery specialist is showing the customer their new vehicle. Here he gets to go over all the features with them, while sharing in all the excitement and happiness they experience with their new Hyundai.

When Bob is not at work he enjoys spending time with his teenage son and his girlfriend doing different activities, such as hiking / adventuring and attending concerts and festivals.

Bob also enjoys wathcing football, playing poker, and golf with his family and friends.

Bob has been with us for over 12 years, and is committed to the Hyundai Brand.

He has a lot of pride and great knowledge of the product which he has learned over the years!

His favorite part of being the delivery specialist is showing the customer their new vehicle. Here he gets to go over all the features with them, whi
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Christou  Francis
Christou Francis
Service Advisor

Nithin  Sunny
Nithin Sunny
Assistant Service Manager

Jeff  Tiboni
Jeff Tiboni
Class A Technician

Lucian  Sousa
Lucian Sousa
Class A Technician

Shawn  Albert
Shawn Albert
Class A Technician

Robin  Delmorandiere
Robin Delmorandiere
Class A Technician

Tyler  Deschamps
Tyler Deschamps
Service Technician

Jared  Kollataj
Jared Kollataj
Service Technician

Benton  Lozinski
Benton Lozinski
Service Technician

Rhys  Copman
Rhys Copman
Service Technician

Frank  Benincasa
Frank Benincasa
Service Technician

Basil  Hill
Basil Hill
Courtesy Driver

Cam  Mackey
Cam Mackey
Lot Manager

Kirsten Wawia
Kirsten Wawia
Service Advisor

Andrew  Mendes
Andrew Mendes
Marketing and IT Support