Growing up, Liam’s attraction to mechanics was overshadowed only by his love for speed. As a child, he tore up the streets of London on his bicycle. When two-wheels were traded for four-wheels and an engine, Liam earned the nickname “The Driver” as he dashed around those same winding roads.
The lure towards auto mechanics was a natural progression. Liam’s apprenticeship began at Clarence Garages, a Vauxhaull/Opal dealership in Richmond-Upon-Thames, and finished up at Porsche. As Liam’s career evolved, so did his passion for Porsche. Prior to his arrival in Canada, Liam was a proud member of London’s leading Porsche specialist team, Charles Ivey Specialist Cars Ltd., who were responsible for three class winners of Porsche at Le Mans.
Managerial proficiencies aside, Hilda brings a unique skill-set to the table and as such, wears many hats in the organization. Her creative personality earns top points when it comes to all of our marketing endeavours and her positively friendly disposition helps everyone who visits Keltech, whether by phone, online or in person, feel welcome. Hilda’s unending quest for challenge lead her to volunteer with the Porsche Club of America - Upper Canada Region, where she assists by updating portions of the online version of Provinz, the club’s monthly publication.
Outside of her day job, Hilda’s time goes to the dogs. Quite literally. She is a professional dog trainer and has been involved in this industry for well over a decade. Proud to be part of Ontario’s top canine coaching team, Hilda promotes training with motivation and respect at Who’s Walking Who Dog Training Centres under the direction of Gillian Ridgeway, an icon in this community.
In addition to being an accomplished mother of two and an award-winning spouse of one, Hilda’s other interests include surrounding herself with family and friends, exploring on a great nature hike, curling up with a good book, watching corny movies, learning from documentaries and arguing conspiracies.
After working in various European-automotive based garages in Toronto, Liam toyed with the idea of opening his own place. The decision did not come lightly.
Opening a business while raising a young family with his wife, Hilda, took quite a bit of juggling but determination made it happen. Keltech steadily grew and eventually outgrew its west-end facility. This was the ideal opportunity to move the shop closer to home and in late 2012, Liam opened the doors to Keltech’s new location in Markham Village.
An upbeat attitude and a friendly disposition easily led Liam to become involved with his community. Past activities included coaching youth soccer for many, many years. First, with the Rexdale Soccer Club and then with the Whitchurch-Stouffville Soccer Club. Liam also lent a helping hand to his son’s Cub Scout Pack and even served a term as President on his children’s elementary school Parent Teacher Association.
When Liam is not wrenching, he enjoys relaxing and spending time with friends.