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Jay Lockwood

January 1, 2019

President J. Lockwood Plymouth Chrysler, Ltd. – Oakville, Ontario Canada

Jay Lockwood is a third generation auto dealer. For over 70 years, the Lockwood family has been in the automotive business in Canada. In 1971, Jay started his first “Used Car” business in Hamilton, Ontario. In 1983 he purchased his present dealership in Oakville, Ontario, and less than two years later constructed the first building – the foundation of his present-day facility, which houses a state-of-the-art 18 car showroom, 20 service bays including Ontario Drive Clean testing, an auto salon automatic car wash and many more quality services and features. He is part owner of several other dealerships throughout Canada and the U.S., and through his many partnerships, has assisted other entrepreneurs in the start-up of their own thriving dealerships. Lockwood’s business acumen reaches beyond the automotive industry. In 2000 he was part of the deep water exploration project that located the USS Maine, a U.S. warship which sunk in 1898 in Havana Harbor, Cuba. He also owned the boat which first located the S.S. Republic, a steamship which sank off the coast of Savannah, Georgia while carrying gold to New Orleans in 1865. Through the years, Mr. Lockwood has been recognized for his business excellence and community service. As well as serving on several boards, he has been honored with many awards including: two-time recipient of The Paul Harris Award, the highest award from Rotary International; the Chamber of Commerce Businessperson of the Year award, and Northwood University’s Dealer Education Award. Both of Jay’s son’s attended Northwood University. In 1999, due to a tragic car accident Jay lost his youngest son, Chris. In his memory and honor, Jay established The Christopher Lockwood Scholarship Foundation, and to date, has provided more than 20 scholarships to students attending Northwood. Jay and his wife Mary reside in Oakville, Ontario, where they are active supporters in their community in every respect.