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Bob Tallman

Bob Tallman

Chief Executive Officer
Princess Auto Ltd.
The Princess Auto Foundation

Bob became sole owner and CEO of Princess Auto in 1989. Over the past twenty years Bob has worked with all aspects of the company. At all times our goal is to serve our customers with the utmost respect. In 1989 Princess Auto adopted the name "Royal Service" and Bob has been a leader in this area. His passion was to start a Princess Auto Foundation and in 2007 this took flight. Bob enjoys spending time with his family and all sporting activities.

David Shnider

David Shnider

Senior Vice-President, Strategic Planning
Princess Auto Ltd

David began with Princess Auto Ltd. in 1978 in the Personnel Department. Progressing as a Buyer, Retail Operations Manager, and with several years as the Marketing Manager for Shurlift Industries, David has seen the company grow from many perspectives.

Prior to his role as Senior Vice-President of Strategic Planning, David was responsible for Information Services with Princess Auto Ltd.

Upon the Princess Auto Foundation's inception, David became a Director and has been a part of its expansion over the past five years.

In his spare time, David enjoys running, skiing, and golfing.

Harold Romanychyn

Harold Romanychyn

Chief Operating Officer
Princess Auto Ltd.

Harold began his career at Princess Auto Ltd. as the company’s Controller. Harold currently holds the position of Chief Operating Officer.

Prior to joining Princess Auto, Harold worked at a National public accounting firm. He is Chartered Accountant and also has a Bachelor of Commerce (Honours) degree from the University of Manitoba. In his spare time Harold enjoys golf, hockey, fishing and travel.

Dave Matthes

Dave Matthes

Director of E-Commerce
Princess Auto Ltd.

Dave joined the Princess Auto Foundation Team in 2009. Bringing experience in online presence and marketing Dave joins a talented group of dedicated individuals, all contributing to the growth of this foundation.

Dave enjoys spending time at the lake with his wife and two children, playing golf, racquetball, snowboarding, water sports, football and hockey.

Sandy Zahajko

Sandy Zahajko

Executive Assistant 
Princess Auto Ltd

Sandy started with Princess Auto Ltd. as the Retail Administrative Coordinator at the Panet Road store, Winnipeg, Manitoba. In 2010 she became a Team Leader Trainee on the Panet Road sales floor and in November 2010 was awarded the position of Executive/Personal Assistant to Bob Tallman.

Prior to working at Princess Auto she was in the Airline Industry for 10 years and prior to that was part of the Management team with Eatons Downtown Winnipeg for 5 years.

Sandy has a Business Administration Diploma from Red River College and has attained her Human Resource Management course while working for Princess Auto. Sandy loves to travel, camp, and spend time with her family and friends.

Ken Kumar

Ken Kumar

Senior Vice President, Information Services & Technology
Princess Auto Ltd

Ken began his career at Princess Auto Ltd. in June 2010 and is currently the Sr VP of Information Services and Technology. Prior to joining Princess Auto, Ken worked in most of the major sectors of the economy including retail, financial services, corporate investments, retail banking and trucking & logistics.

Ken attained a Bachelor's degree in Computer Science and completed his Masters of Business Administration (MBA) at the Asper School of Business, University of Manitoba. He enjoys working out, playing basketball, golf and travel.

Ken Larson

Ken Larson

Director of Retail Services
Princess Auto Ltd.

Ken began his career with Princess Auto Ltd. 10 years ago, originally hired as a part-time Team Member. Upon finishing his degree at the University of Manitoba, Ken became the Store Leader of Princess Auto's Brandon, Manitoba location. From there, Ken also held the position of Store Leader in Princess Auto's two Winnipeg, Manitoba locations. Ken has held the position of Regional Leader for Princess Auto locations in British Columbia and Alberta.  Today Ken is the Director of Retail Services and enjoys facing the daily challenges of a coast to coast retail environment.

In his spare time, Ken enjoys golf, travel, and spending time with his two nieces and his nephew.