About Us

Jim Peplinski Leasing was founded in Calgary in 1990 based on the core values of a Stanley Cup Champion – teamwork, focus, and passion. After over 25 years in the vehicle-leasing business across Canada, Jim Peplinski Leasing continues to deliver on its promise: One Goal. A Thousand Assists.

Jim Peplinski Leasing is a Canadian vehicle leasing company with offices in Calgary, Edmonton, Toronto & Ottawa. Our core business is serving your business, commercial vehicle fleets.

We support you by handling everything from assisting you in vehicle decisions, procurement, up fitting, road ready delivery, billing and eventual replacement of the old unit and resale of same.

We manage over 5,000 vehicles across the country for quality businesses and professional people like you. Every vehicle we have on the road today is purchased though a conventional automotive dealership. We deal with hundreds of dealerships across the country, acting on your behalf to get the best product, pricing, and best service to meet your requirements.


Leadership Team

Greg Campbell
CEO

Jamie Barbour
Director Operations & Human Resources

Jasin Azzopardi
President

Jim Peplinski
Founder
Calgary

Roddie Davidson
Vice President Sales & Western Region


Sales Team

Blake Karasiuk
Commercial Lease Manager – Vehicles & Equipment
Edmonton

Bob Cameron
Commercial Lease Manager – Vehicles & Equipment
Calgary

Chris Browne
Regional Lease Manager – Vehicles & Equipment
Ottawa

Christian Whitmore
Commercial Lease Manager, Vehicles and Equipment
Toronto

Dave Mercy
Commercial Lease Manager – Vehicles & Equipment
Toronto

David Slevin
Commercial Lease Manager – Vehicles & Equipment
Toronto

Don Henry
Commercial Lease Manager – Vehicles & Equipment
Edmonton

Jeff Walters
Commercial Lease Manager – Vehicles & Equipment
Calgary

Jonathan Shapiro
Director of Sales & Client Services – Eastern Region
Toronto

Lindsay Lessor
Commercial Lease Manager – Vehicles & Equipment
Toronto

Robert Greek
Commercial Lease Manager – Vehicles & Equipment
Edmonton

Tyler Alberts
Director of Sales & Client Services – Western Region
Calgary

Tyler Campbell
Commercial Lease Manager – Vehicles & Equipment
Toronto


Jim's History

I would retire from hockey if we won the Stanley Cup. That decision, leading up to the spring of 1989, came as I began to consider what my next career would look like. After we won, I was happy to follow through on that promise to myself. I began to develop all sorts of ideas for a business that would be fulfilling. In the fall after the Cup, my father-in-law Stew Esplen called to suggest I look at an ad he saw in the Globe and Mail. Peters and Co., an Alberta based company, was selling “noncore assets” that turned out to be a small leasing company called “Hartfield Chieftain Leasing.”

I had no experience leading a business but was convinced it was an opportunity to test the lessons I had learned in professional sport. Fleet leasing came unexpectedly. While I’d always had an interest in vehicles – and finance had a certain appeal – neither discipline could be called my passion. Nonetheless, I was excited about working on something new and I believed deeply that bringing a group together to deliver an exceptional product could be fulfilling and rewarding.

We started with 565 units between Calgary and Edmonton and the business was barely breaking even. In 1998, the Western company (Jim Peplinski’s Leasing) was thriving and we merged with my father-in-law’s leasing company in the East (Leasemaster), creating a national leasing firm.
This business journey has been a rewarding experience, and one I look fondly on as we continue to live the mantra I brought with me from my time in the NHL. This business has always been about: One Goal. A Thousand Assists.’