Becoming a high volume vehicle importer didn’t happen overnight. RightDrive Inc. launched in October of 2007 with only 6 vehicles in inventory and a small, shared office in Scarborough, Ontario. What started as a passion for vehicles quickly grew into a multi-faceted RHD dealership that serves customers across North America. Currently located in Pickering, Ontario, RightDrive now hosts hundreds of vehicles at any given time as well as a RHD vehicle showroom, RHD vehicle service center and a JDM parts division.
The RightDrive Team
President and Chief Executive OfficerMichael’s endless passion for customer satisfaction shares a top spot on the podium with his love of all things automotive. His compassion for every client and every team member has ensured Right Drive’s success is built on taking care of clients and providing outstanding value and ongoing support with unparalleled integrity. Michael launched Right Drive Inc. in 2007 after serving as a Producer for several Speed Channel television productions and a short racing career in the Formula Drift US national and Drift Mania Canadian drifting series.
Manager of OperationsJeff brings with him a wealth of automotive experience dating back to 2004 and a trusted name which he earned in the automotive regulatory environment. He also has gained advanced knowledge in the sector with one of Canada’s largest F&I companies. Jeff is responsible for executing on the strategic priorities of our operation and is committed to growing the RHD footprint as we continue to scale across North America.
Chief Legal OfficerJeffrey was called to the Ontario Bar in October 2002 and shortly thereafter founded his successful general service law firm until 2017. Jeffrey is involved in the community serving with Communications for the Association of Chinese Canadian Entrepreneurs and the Canada Hong Kong Alliance (Toronto) and has recently started as a part-time professor at Seneca College. A true vehicle enthusiast, Jeffrey started as a RightDrive customer purchasing his first RHD vehicle.
Service & Parts ManagerWhen it comes to sourcing Japanese Domestic Market (JDM) parts, aftermarket or Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM), there is no one better than Daryl. Daryl is a former JDM parts business owner from Japan with extensive connections throughout the Japanese parts industry.
Assistant Sales ManagerDarko controls the lifeblood of our company – Vehicle Sales. A passion for delivering quality and never letting a customer down is what makes Darko so special and a key player in our family. From your first car to an RSMC Postal Vehicle, Darko is there to help.
Vehicle SalesKaveen is a vehicle enthusiast who recently left the banking sector. He has past experience with an auto body shop and is quickly becoming a RHD product specialist.
Shipping & Logistics CoordinatorThomas comes from the customs compliance and logistics industry with over 10 years of experience. He’s an avid automotive enthusiast and grew up fascinated by JDM cars from video games and Best Motoring videos. In his spare time, he likes to drive and work on his JDM classic Datsun 280z project car.
Photography & MarketingJay (JC) is a content creator with a vast knowledge and passion for the automotive field. By merging two things he enjoys, he found the perfect fit here at Right Drive. JC also runs his sole business called WolfSolo.Media which specializes in photography, video, and much more to come. Check out his IG: @wolfsolo.media!
Financial ControllerJason is our bookkeeper, responsible for keeping accurate financial records, processing payroll and completing various analyses to help RightDrive make prudent financial decisions.
Jason joins us from a direct marketing firm; he plays a mean bass for the group ‘Scratch’, and is an avid Burby and softball player.
DetailerIsaac has been working in the automotive business for three years, gaining experience at a variety of body shops and detailing spots: three stage polishing, tint installation, paint protection film and ceramic coatings. He has an imported GTi with a full carbon fibre front end, and is actively searching for his next euro ride.
Parts & Service AdvisorRamsay is a big automotive enthusiast who knows his way around the parts/service department well. In his spare time he enjoys working on his sweet Toyota GT86, and occasionally cruises with JC to car shows.
Parts AdvisorKent has been working in parts and service since 2009 at a variety of OEM dealers as well as aftermarket accessory shops. He has a passion for motorcycles and spicy burritos.
Body Shop ManagerAnand is a licensed Auto Body and Collision Damage Repairer (310) with experience dating back to 1998. He is a master problem solver and team leader who says “I don’t like to sleep until the jobs done!”.
Automotive Paint Team ManagerFarooq is a veteran automotive painter who has over 40 years of experience painting vehicles anywhere from Toronto to Saudi Arabia.
Automotive Body Shop TeamBio
Automotive Body Shop TeamJake is an automotive enthusiast who started by tinkering with his Mazda Speed 3 to learn more about the field. He’s fresh into the automotive body-shop sector and his willingness to learn proves a great addition to the RDI Team.
Chief Japanese MechanicRyusuke is a licensed Service technician who worked for Nissan Japan prior to working for Right Drive starting in 2009. Ryusuke is a perfectionist who can handle every single mechanical element with poise, grace and efficiency and is also a master fabricator. Extensive connections with Japanese experts allows “Ryu” to troubleshoot even the most challenging repairs.
Specialty and Diesel MechanicAndy is a licensed Service technician who hails from years of racing experience for several award-winning teams, and continues to Crew Chief a Honda Drag team. Andy is a skilled mechanic, welder and technician whose commitment to excellence is equaled only by his clever mechanical solutions.
Versatile Master MechanicRyan is a licensed service technician with past experience at both OEM and independents dating back to 2008. He is a master of the engine swap and embraces new technologies and designs. Ryan is a vehicle enthusiast consistently looking at various parts and vehicles, in his spare time can be found drifting on the track in his 240SX with LS Swap or acquiring a donor vehicle for his next build.
Versatile Master MechanicMelvin is a licensed service technician with experience dating back to 2007, and his passion for JDM vehicles really shows. His vehicle preference is solidified with Honda and he has owned quite a few in his time. Right now he’s focused on his project car, an Acura RSX (DC5) and we can’t wait to see the finished product.
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I.T. ManagerJoel handles all IT elements of Right Drive from storage, to databases to security. Joel brings years of experience as an I.T. professional to the Right Drive team and works harder than anyone else in the company’s off hours ensuring the thousands of daily hits and emails we send each day are delivered.
Bilingual Customer ServiceNathalie Bienvenu is our dedicated French correspondent in Quebec. Nathalie translates for our French clients through Emails or phone conversations and gives any French support required for vehicle sales, parts and administrative staff.
Operations AssistantGreg is a pivotal member of our operations, responsible for developing company protocols, customer data management, inventory management, and shipping/receiving. Greg also supports the sales team by constantly finding ways to improve our online marketplace presence.
The team at RightDrive Inc firmly believe that we will reach OEM level of sales and service. RightDrive plans to continue working with various government agencies, insurance companies and production companies to raise awareness and public interest in the RHD vehicle market.