The Shift Motors Story – Petrol beginnings to a Sun powered future




After spending most of his waking life working to fuel his passion for cars, particularly the BMW brand, Paul decided to finally flip that coin on it’s head and start to have his cars work for him. Thus, SHIFT Motors was born, incorporated in 2010, and operates as an OMVIC registered motor vehicle dealer focusing on the acquisition and sale of luxury passenger vehicles, particularly the BMW, MINI, LOTUS and TESLA brands.

To have Paul describe it would sound more as if he was a foster parent finding loving homes for his kids, first rescuing them from previous abandonment (off-lease), grooming them, nurturing them and placing them with carefully selected and screened fellow enthusiasts of a similar mind.

With an automotive and transportation career spanning over 25 years, Paul has held positions with Ford, Mercedes-Benz and most recently with BMW Canada in a corporate assistant sales manager position. He has also spent over 10 years in the field of global sales and export of commercial trucks with Volvo Trucks North America as well as through his privately held corporation, Prefit Global.

Over this time, a strong network has been created and close relationships developed with brands such as BMW, MINI, LOTUS and TESLA both on the corporate and dealer level, and now, with the assistance of his equally knowledgeable and passionate team of Robert Brunato, Dustin Brown and his sister Mandy Wright operating as General Manager, they are fully equipped, willing and able to help with all of your automotive needs. If you are looking to buy, sell, browse or just have an automotive related question, they’d love to hear from you.

Shift would also like to welcome Arshad Kazi to our team. Arshad arrives to us fresh from Tesla Motors, having spent over 4 years there blazing trails on the Electric Vehicle forefront and now at Shift Motors he will help to lead us into the EV revolution that has already started to change the landscape of our business, our environment and our lives (in a good way!) and will do so for all time to come!