MEET THE TEAM

JUD BUCHANAN
PRESIDENT & DRIVE PROGRAM DIRECTOR

Jud started VDG in 2000 combining his experience and insight gained from a career in automotive marketing, including 12 years as the National Director of Marketing Communications for Yokohama Tire Canada, and a serious passion for all things automotive. He has been an organizer and fierce competitor in autocross, road racing and rallying, winning numerous championships along with six overall podium finishes at Targa Newfoundland. Combined with eight years as Lead Instructor with the Porsche Canada Advanced Driving School, and four years as Lead Instructor with the Audi Canada Precision Driving Program, Jud brings a unique perspective to any drive program.
 

LEN WELIN
DRIVE EVENT COORDINATOR

Len brings a combination of motorsports enthusiasm and management skills to VDG. As a life-long motorsports participant, Len has several national and regional autocross championships. Professionally, he spent 5 years as Director of Pro Racing for the Canadian ASN. From business, Len brings his experience as a manufacturing and automotive plant engineer and general manager to the detailed planning and execution of VDG events.

 

ROBIN LYNN BUCHANAN
PROGRAM SUPPORT

Robin Lynn brings years of experience as an educator and facilitator to the planning and running of events, particularly in the areas of logistics, organization and accounting.
 

JOE CAMILLERI
CREATIVE SERVICES

A life long amateur racer, Joe is a facilitator and driving instructor at automotive manufacturer dealer training, press introductions and consumer drive events. Combining this automotive enthusiasm with an advertising creative background, he designs event graphics, writes, directs and produces automotive videos and dealer training material among other creative endeavours.

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EVENT FACILITATORS

 

The VDG Team of professional facilitators have very diverse backgrounds – sales, marketing, engineering, education and motorsports. They are skilled professionals with widespread experience in event management and are committed to the flawless execution of every event element. The majority of our team is bilingual.