Employee Profile: Richard Kloiber

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We’ve got quite a crew working in the shop these days. We’ve grown from the original three team members (Chris, Tim and Eric) back in 2013, to 8 great people today. Since you might know some of guys better than others, we’d like to properly introduce you to everyone! We’ll profile one member of the team each week over the next couple months.


For no reason in particular, we are starting with Richard Kloiber.

Richard came to us in 2014 and has become a very valuable part of our team. He works in what we’ve started calling the “spoiled brat bay”; right beside the bathroom, tools and supplies room, fluids rack and technician clean-up area. Intelligent, cheerful and never without an opinion, Richard is always part of some great shop discussions with topics ranging from politics to the TV shows – and everything in between. Richard is also very passionate about our trade; which contributes to both his high level of skill, and his superb quality of work. He’s a bit loud, too, and it always feels like something is missing when Richard is not in the shop.

Here are Richard’s vital statistics!

Position: Journeyman Automotive Service Technician

Shop nickname: “Princess”

Years in the trade: 13

Previous employment: Fountain Tire, Brasso Nissan

Currently lives in: Calgary

Born in: Calgary (one of the rare few “original Calgarians!”)

Specialty/favourite automotive work: Electrical trouble-shooting and diagnostics of complicated problems. Today’s best technicians do more work with their brains than their hands, and Richard is a great example of this.

Least favourite automotive work: Removal and installation of major driveline components like transmissions.

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What attracted him to Tools in Motion: A combination of no longer being challenged at his previous employer, plus the desire to work for an independent shop interested in staying on the leading edge with regards to technology. Richard said certain little things, like how the shop only uses OEM fluids and premium filters, were also important to him.

Favourite part of working at Tools in Motion: A steady supply of complex problems to diagnose and repair. Our reputation for “being able to figure out the tricky ones” has allowed us to provide Richard with more diagnostics work than he would expect to see in most shops.

Least favourite part of working at Tools in Motion: The long commute from south Calgary every day!

Favourite automotive brand: BMW

Favourite colour: Blue

Hobbies: Long distance precision shooting, and home renovation/woodworking.

(We need to ask!) Cats or dogs: Dogs!

We consider ourselves very lucky to have Richard as part of the team, and we’re proud to be running the type of business that can attract top level technicians like him. Stay tuned for another profile next week!

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