Tom Westerman has over 25 years of experience with all models of Mercedes Benz. He was formerly the shop foreman at the Toronto, Ontario location of Mercedes Benz Canada, first at their old location in Yorkville and then at the location on Steeles Avenue.
While working at Mercedes, Tom's achievements were acknowledged with the presentation of a number of technical awards, referred to as Star Technician Awards. Even today, Tom continues to provide assistance to mechanics and independent dealers.
After leaving Mercedes Benz, Tom started his own restoration shop in Zephyr, Ontario (a small hamlet north of Toronto). Several projects were completed for a large corporation with offices in Toronto, Montreal and Winnipeg. These projects included a Rolls Royce Silver Cloud, Rolls Royce Phantom VI, Mercedes Benz 450SL and 560SEC.
Upon completion, the Phantom was sold to a dealer from California and then delivered to their buyer in Europe. You can imagine the curiosity and excitement of the neighbourhood in the hamlet of Zephyr!