Meet The Team



JOHN CHILTON
Business Owner
John has been in the tire and automotive industry for the past 36 years obtaining his licence in 1982. He is aircare certified, a provincial vehicle inspector, and a SEMA certified Tire & Custom wheel specialist. John along with Wendy Chilton, his wife of 28 years, are the owners of Route 99 Tire & Auto Centre LTD and have owned Grandview Tire & Auto Centre LTD (Vancouver) for 24 years.

My interests are..
John enjoys his 1988 Camaro IROC-Z (Former Players GM Series) and a frame restoration/modifing 1981 Malibu with his son Ryan Chilton.

My favorite things are..
John loves to travel, mostly cruising.

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<WENDY CHILTON
Business Owner
Wendy has spend the past 25 years working along side with her husband, John Chilton, at Grandview Tire & Auto Centre LTD (Vancouver) as the “CFO”. Wendy’s skills are in marketing and enjoys chatting with some of our long-time customers.

My interests are..
Wendy enjoys relaxing and travelling.

My favorite things are..
Wendy loves arranging travel plans for her family & friends.
(Where are we off to now?)

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ED WONG
Store Manager
Ed has worked at Grandview Tire & Auto for 15+ years. Ed graduated from Vancouver Tech High School in 1979 and attended Langara College in 1981. He is a SEMA Certified Tire & Custom Wheel Specialist as well as an ASE Certified Automotive Service Consultant. Ed is married to his wife Gerri and they have a son Jordan.

My interests are..
Ed has a passion for fixing and hot rodding cars, music, playing guitar & saxophone, and animals.

My favorite things are..
Ed enjoys playing hockey & coaching minor hockey in Aldergrove, autocrossing, and practical jokes (April Fool’s Day is his favourite day).

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CHELSEA HANNA
Sales Associate
Chelsea joined Grandview Tire & Auto in November 2007 after many years at Wades Auto Works of Courtney B.C. Chelsea has completed all levels of Bridgestone’s Pro-Cert Tire Training (95%).

My interests are..
Chelsea enjoys music especially “The Backstreet Boys” and learning about cars.

My favorite things are..
Chelsea enjoys travelling and watching movies with new husband Colin (July 2009).

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CHRIS GAUDREAU
Sales Associate
Chris recently graduated from Killarney High School (Top marks in automotive.) Chris is eager to learn about cars and the tire business.

My interests are..

Chris loves cars; especially his 5.0 Litre Mustang.

My favorite things are..
Chris enjoys fishing, hockey (GO LEAFS GO!), videogames, and cars.

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DAVE THEISSEN
Senior Service Technician
Dave Started in the automotive industry at a young age at his father’s Shell Gas Station on South Grandville Street. Dave obtained his Automotive Technician Training at BCIT in 1984 and most recently completed training on hybrid vehicles. Dave also attends an advanced diagnostics and drivability focus group on a monthly basis.

My interests are..
Dave enjoys mountain biking (riding to work weather permitted), snowboarding, and coaching kids soccer.

My favorite things are..
Dave enjoys spending time with wife Ruby, children Max & Mia, and friends.

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HECTOR ARELLAND
Service Technician
Hector joined Grandview Tire & Auto after many years at Midas Auto Service. Hector graduated with a management major from BSBA of the Philippines and obtained his Automotive Service Technician training at Steinberg College of Surrey B.C. Hector is happily married with two daughters.

My interests are..
Hector enjoys playing basketball and playing poker.

My favorite things are..
Hector enjoys camping, crabbing, and fishing. He loves going out for family picnics, watching car races & drifting, and fixing cars.

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SHAFI MOHAMMAD
Service Technician
Shafi attended John Oliver Secondary High School. He obtained his Automotive Service Technician training at Vancouver Community College. He has a passion for life and looks forward to everyday challenges within the automotive field.

My interests are..
Shafi enjoys travelling, outdoor activities, and women.

My favorite things are..
After women, Shafi enjoys snowboarding, working out, hiking, fixing his boat… and did we mention women?

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ANDRE SUICO
Service Technician
Andre has worked for Grandview Tire & Auto for 4 years now as an apprentice. He went to Centre for Trades and Technology for his pre-apprenticeship and was hired a month after graduation in October of 2005. He has finished his 1st and 2nd year of apprentice training in BCIT and will be going back for his 3rd year next year. Andre lives with his wife, Mary, and their son, Jabob.

My interests are..
Andre is into fixing and tinkering with cars, electronics, and things that can be taken apart. He also sings in the shop to annoy his co-mechanics. He auditioned for Canadian Idol, but he never made it on.

My favorite things are..
Paintball, video games, fishing and other outdoor activities (when the weather is right), karaoke, and backstreet boys.