Victor Nogueira, a sales account manager and avid automotive enthusiast, is based out of the Toronto, Canada call center. Nogueira’s passion for the automotive aftermarket is contagious, an appreciation that ranges from Hemi power on the road and at the track to lifted rigs hitting the trails and lowered trucks on display. Vast knowledge and
restyler experience enables him to coach other teammates, as well as connect with jobbers both professionally and personally.
Victor Nogueira is no stranger to the automotive aftermarket. In fact, he comes from a long line of mechanics and automotive enthusiasts. “I grew up working on cars with my family. I got a job at the local Jiffy Lube as soon as I received my permit so that I could purchase my own car and start my own projects,” said Nogueira.
While partial to imports, Nogueira doesn’t discriminate. Half of his family pays allegiance to Chevy and the rest are hardcore Mopar. He values the upfitting of any vehicle regardless of year, make or model. Tune it. Lift it. Lower it. Paint it. Accessorize it. Customize it. To him, it’s always a piece of art upon completion. He’s humble and credits family and friends with true engine-building skills, but don’t let Nogueira fool you— he knows his way around a garage.
“After high school, I began working as an installer,” said Nogueira. Seven years later he joined the Keystone Canada inside sales team, a career path that embraces Nogueira’s enthusiasm for the automotive aftermarket and enables him to showcase a depth of comprehensive knowledge to assist jobbers through their own installs.
Growing a Unique Customer Base
“My favorite aspect of working at Keystone is mingling with other car enthusiasts every day, helping my customers grow their business and owning my accounts almost like it’s my own business,” said Nogueira, whose primary customer base consists of truck dealerships.
“I deal mainly with accessory departments within the dealership. I educate them about new lines, suppliers, marketing programs and promotional offers just as I would any other customer, but they typically don’t have showroom floor space so the use of displays is limited,” said Nogueira. “Also, many vendors are US based and due to the conversion rate, it’s been difficult for jobbers and consumers to really take part in all the aftermarket has to offer. Purchasing these accessories at the dealership becomes an excellent option for many Canadians because of financing at the point of purchase,” he added.
Nogueira remains actively involved in the lifestyle, always tinkering with new parts and planning another custom build. “I have my personal car club called Intense Kreationz, which we started back in 95’ but just relaunched a few years ago. We try and get out to as many car shows and car meets as we possibly can. While some of the guys are married with kids now, the car club is a great way to remain in touch and keep our pastime alive,” said Nogueira.
Although quiet and poised in demeanor, Nogueira is fervently passionate about coming to work each day, fully devoted to his accounts and wholeheartedly committed to the cause— connecting with Keystone customers and helping them achieve success.
Check out some of his custom builds!
2003 Honda Civic Si
• Full skirt package
• Tenzo 16” wheels
• Magnaflow catback exhaust
• AEM cold air intake
• Custom black housing headlights
• HSD Coilover suspension
• Type-R grille
• Yellow fog lights
1999 Dodge Dakota R/T
• Belltech lowering kit - 3” front and 5” rear
• Black Billet main and bumper grille
• Stillen ground effects (front bumper and rear roll pan)
• Magnaflow dual catback exhaust
• Centerline 20” wheels staggered front and rear
• Anzo LED taillights
• LED 3rd brake light
• Black housing headlights
• K&N cold air intake
• Airaid throttle body spacer
• Superchips tuner
• Shaved tailgate with tailgate handle relocation on inside of tailgate
• Fiberglass tonneau cover
1995 GMC Safari
• Full custom built air ride suspension setup
• American Eagle Boss 20” chrome wheels
• Custom black leather interior
• Xenon body kit
• PIAA fog lights
• Projector headlight conversion
• Altezza taillights
• Mustang spoiler rear
• Custom flip plate in rear door with shaved handle
• Magnaflow catback exhaust
• Custom candy red paint with metallic flake
• Custom hood scoop
• Custom stereo setup