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General Manager

Mike Maheras
GENERAL MANAGER
(888)-224-0114 EXT. 323

Hometown: Palos Park, IL
How Long Employed at Phillips Chevrolet: Since February 1997
How Long in the Car Business: Since September 1991
Hobbies: Going to my kids' activities such as karate, baseball,and
football games.I enjoy taking the family to professional
sporting games such as the White Sox, Bulls, and Hawks.
Favorite Sports Team: Bulls, Sox, Bears, Blackhawks and Cubs
Favorite Chevy: Chevrolet Camaro ZL1
Favorite Food: Lou Malnati's pizza and Michelle's homemade lasagna
Favorite Song: "Eye of the Tiger" by Survivor
Favorite Movie: Risky Business
Favorite Vacation Spot: Florida with the family

I was born and raised in Palos Park. I am a graduate of Sandburg High School.
I've been in the car business since 1991. I joined the Phillips Chevy team in 1997
as a Sales Manager, and like they say, hard work pays off.
I am now the General Manager of Phillips Chevrolet. I am married
with 3 wonderful kids. My favorite pastime, other than spending it with my family,
is to visit the Augusta National, hanging out by the Amen Corner.

Mission Statements: "Doing the basics brilliantly" and "It's up to me."

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Managers

Eric Sieloff
GENERAL SALES MANAGER
(888)-224-0114 EXT. 759

Hometown: Manhattan, IL
How Long Employed at Phillips Chevrolet: Since March 2011
Hobbies: Spending time with my family and golfing
Favorite Sports Teams: Chicago Bears, White Sox, & Blackhawks
Favorite Chevy: Chevrolet Corvette Z06
Favorite Movie: Saving Private Ryan
Favorite Vacation Spot: Florida

I grew up in Manhattan, Illinois and graduated from Lincoln-Way Central. I earned a
degree in criminal justice from Southern Illinois University before coming to work at
Phillips. I am married to my beautiful wife, we have two children, a boy and a girl,
and currently live in Minooka. I enjoy working as an aftermarket manager because I love
cars, and I like making every car unique for our customers.

Personal Philosphy: "Count on me."

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Eric Varaneckas
USED CAR MANAGER
(888)-224-0114 EXT. 734


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Jackie Bell
SALES MANAGER
888-224-0114 ext 770

Hometown: Plainfield, IL
How Long Employed at Phillips Chevrolet: Since July 2009
Hobbies: Shopping and working out at the gym.
Favorite Sports Team: Chicago Bears, White Sox & Blackhawks
Favorite Chevy: 2014 Chevrolet Impala
Favorite Food: Pizza
Favorite Movie: Euro Trip
Favorite Vacation Spot: Anywhere warm

I am the oldest and only girl of five. I grew up in various
parts of Illinois. I am an 2008 Graduate of PCHS(Plainfield
Central High School - Wildcats). I played soccer for 12 years
and was a cheerleader for 3. I also played the flute in the band
for 9 years. I now live in Joliet. I'm an optimistic, out-spoken
and I am always up for a challenge. I spend most of my time
either here at Phillips or doing whatever else keeps me smiling.

Personal Philosphy: "Life's too short to have regrets, so live everyday like it's your last."

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Ryan Swindle
SALES MANAGER
(888)-224-0114 EXT. 764

Hometown: New Smyrna Beach, FL
How Long Employed at Phillips Chevrolet: Since October 2012
Hobbies: Sports, hunting, off roading
Favorite Sports Team: Bears, Bulls, Blackhawks, White Sox
Favorite Chevy: 1969 Chevy Camaro
Favorite Food: Pizza
Favorite Song: "Simple Man" by Lynyrd Skynyrd
Favorite Movie: Days of Thunder
Favorite Vacation Spot: Puerto Rico

I was born and raised in New Smyrna Beach, Florida and served in the military for six years, entering the Coast Guard when I was 19 years old. I studied recording engineering at Daytona State University before moving to the Chicago area two years ago to be closer to the family I have up here. I went into the car business because I love helping people.

Personal Philosophy: "If you're not first, you're last."

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Finance

Barth Eastman
FINANCE MANAGER
(888) 224-0114 EXT.789

Hometown: Monee, IL
How Long Employed at Phillips Chevrolet: Since October 2014
Hobbies: Playing Hockey, Disc Golf, Golf, and Spending time with Family
Favorite Sports Teams: Chicago Blackhawks and Chicago Cubs
Favorite Chevy: Chevrolet SS Sedan
Favorite Food: Sushi
Favorite Song: Freebird
Favorite Movie: Slap Shot & Caddy Shack
Favorite Vacation Spot: Eagle River, WI

Enjoy life to the fullest because no one is promised tomorrow. So I enjoy being with family and friends, lacing up my hockey skates for a pick up game and I love going to sporting events.

Personal Philosphy: "Always give 100% and don't be afraid to make a mistake."

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Robin Beckner
ASST FINANCE MANAGER
(888)-224-0114 EXT. 743

Hometown: Kankakee, IL
How Long Employed at Phillips Chevrolet: Since May 2017
How Long in the Car Business: Since May 2015
Hobbies: Going on adventures, longboarding, going to the gym, and hanging out with friends.
Favorite Sports Team:Chicago White Sox and Washington Wizards
Favorite Chevy:  Chevy Colorado
Favorite Food: Italian
Favorite Song: "Go Flex" - Post Malone
Favorite Movie: Wolf of Wall Street
Favorite Vacation Spot: Arizona

I have lived in the Kankakee County my entire life. I grew up in the car business and love the automotive scene all together. I love meeting new people and helping them any way I can.

Personal Philosophy:Wealth is in the mind, not the pocket

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Non-Commission Sales Specialists

Adam Wilson
NON COMMISSION SALES SPECIALIST
(888)-224-0114 EXT. 724

Hometown: Toledo, OH
How Long Employed at Phillips Chevrolet: Since January 2017
How Long in the Car Business: Since January 2017
Hobbies: My family, Running, Football
Favorite Sports Team: Cleveland Browns, Auburn Tigers
Favorite Chevy: Redline Traverse
Favorite Food: Jambalaya
Favorite Song: "Your Hand in Mine" by Explosions in the Sky
Favorite Movie: The Social Network
Favorite Vacation Spot: Any Beach

I grew up in a small town in Northwest Ohio. After college I lived in New York City for 8 years; where I met my wife. We moved back to the Midwest in 2014 to start a family. I have been very fortunate to work at Phillips since 2017 and absolutely love the car industry.

Mission Statements: "Once a man is determined, nothing will stop him from success."- Vince Lombardi


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Alex Abu
NON-COMMISSION SALES SPECIALIST
(888)-224-0114 EXT. 721

Hometown: Orland Park, IL
How Long Employed at Phillips Chevrolet: Since January 2018
How Long in the Car Business: Since June 2015
Hobbies: Wrestling, UFC
Favorite Sports Team: Cubs
Favorite Chevy: Camaro ZL1
Favorite Food: Steak
Favorite Song: "All Of Me" by John Legend
Favorite Movie: Man On Fire
Favorite Vacation Spot: Hawaii

I love what i do, I enjoy meeting and helping people, I always try to put 100% in everything I do.

Mission Statements: "My pleasure."


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Ash Shomaly
NON-COMMISSION SALES SPECIALIST
(888)-224-0114


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Austin Hernandez
NON-COMMISSION SALES SPECIALIST
(888) 224-0114 ext 750

Hometown: Momence, IL
How Long Employed at Phillips Chevrolet: Since July 2018
How Long in the Car Business: Since February 2018
Hobbies: Filming, longboarding, kayaking, cars, Fortnite
Favorite Sports Team: San Jose Sharks
Favorite Chevy: Chevy SS
Favorite Food: Fish tacos
Favorite Song: "Flex" by Post Malone
Favorite Movie: The Interview
Favorite Vacation Spot: Naples, Florida

I grew up in Momence, then moved to Bourbonnais for 12 years until I moved back, I stuck to working in Bourbonnais at Phillips because I love the nice open environment and meeting new people everyday. I continue to build up my sales knowledge.


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Cory Keller
NON-COMMISSION SALES SPECIALIST
888-224-0114


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Kenny Ballard
NON-COMMISSION SALES SPECIALIST
888-224-0114 ext 742


Hometown: Bradley, IL
How Long Employed at Phillips Chevrolet: Since June 2018
Hobbies: Video games, golfing, sports
Favorite Sports Team: Bulls, Bears
Favorite Chevy: Tahoe
Favorite Food: Steak
Favorite Song: "Spaceboss" by Space Jesus
Favorite Movie: Fast Times at Ridgemont High
Favorite Vacation Spot: Anywhere with a beach

I was born and raised in Evergreen Park, IL. I am a graduate from Bradley high school. I've been working with and cleaning cars for a long time so I decided to go to the sales side of the business.

Mission Statements: "Anyone who has never made a mistake has never tried anything new."


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Raul Prieto
NON-COMMISSION SALES SPECIALIST
888-224-0114 ext.725

Hometown: Kankakee, IL
How Long Employed at Phillips Chevrolet: Since April 2019
Hobbies: Traveling, Pokemon-Go
Favorite Chevy: Chevrolet Camaro ZL1
Favorite Food: Tacos
Favorite Song: "Faucet Failure" 
Favorite Movie: Avengers
Favorite Vacation Spot: Hawaii


I grew up in a small town with no experience. Moved two thousand miles away from home to find a new life. After two years, living and learning by myself, learning who I am and find a better future.

Mission Statements: "Whatever happens, happens. Don't let life bring you down.."


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Stephanie Smith
NON-COMMISSION SALES SPECIALIST
888-224-0114


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Zach Warren
NON-COMMISSION SALES SPECIALIST
(888)-224-0114 EXT. 735

Hometown: Bradley, IL
How Long Employed at Phillips Chevrolet: Since May 2017
How Long in the Car Business: Since April 2011
Hobbies: Playing guitar, going to the movies, going to concerts, and cooking
Favorite Sports Team:St. Louis Cardinals
Favorite Chevy:  Chevy Tahoe
Favorite Food: Steak and Potatoes
Favorite Song: "Layla" - Eric Clapton
Favorite Movie: Saving Private Ryan
Favorite Vacation Spot: New Orleans

I am a veteran of the U.S Army, and was an infantry man in Operation Iraqi Freedom. I play guitar in a band called The Unlawful. I am an avid volunteer for the homeless. I have been married to my beautiful wife, Melissa, for four years and looking forward to having children soon. I love going to the movies. I pride myself with having honor, respect and integrity.

Personal Philosophy:"Ability is what you're capable of doing. Motivation determines what you do. Attitude determines how well you do it."

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Internet Department

Chris Smith
INTERNET SALES DIRECTOR
888-224-0114

Hometown: Midlothian, IL
How Long Employed at Phillips Chevrolet: Since August 2006
How Long in the Car Business: Since 1992
Hobbies: Photography, any outdoor activity; cars and bikes.
Favorite Chevy: Z06 Corvette
Favorite Food: Chinese
Favorite Song: Anything that triggers a fun memory
Favorite Movie: The Goonies
Favorite Vacation Spot: California 

I'm always up for a challenge, I always look after friends and family, I always help someone in need.

Mission Statements: "Nothing's impossible"

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Ryleigh Hunte
INTERNET SALES MANAGER
(888) 224-0114 ext 736

Hometown: Momence, IL
How Long Employed at Phillips Chevrolet: Since June 2018
Hobbies: Reading, Writing, Cooking, Walking My Pup
Favorite Sports Team: Cardinals
Favorite Chevy: Chevrolet Corvette
Favorite Food: Anything Italian
Favorite Song: Miss Primetime, Big Gigantic
Favorite Movie: Beetlejuice
Favorite Vacation Spot: Orlando, Florida

I'm a super friendly person who loves to be around people and animals. I graduated from MHS and have been striving to be in sales since! So happy I have the opportunity to do what I love here at Phillips!

Mission Statements: "Anything is possible with hard work and determination!"

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Vanessa Olvera
SERVICE APPT SPECIALIST - Hablo español
(888)-224-0114 ext 811

Hometown:Chicago, IL
How Long Employed at Phillips Chevrolet: Since May 2018
Hobbies:Bowling
Favorite Sports Team:Golden State Warriors
Favorite Chevy: Chevy Impala
Favorite Food:Italian
Favorite Song:"W.A.Y.S" - Jhene Aiko
Favorite Movie: I'm in Love with a Church Girl
Favorite Vacation Spot: Thailand, Puerto Rico

I am a young lady from the South side of Chicago. I speak three languages as far as Spanish and Arabic. Most but not least I am always eager on learning new things. 

Personal Philosophy:"You can't get much done in life if you only work on days when you feel good."

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April Galloway
INTERNET SALES SPECIALIST
888-224-0114 ext 723

Hometown: Wilmington, IL
How Long Employed at Phillips Chevrolet: Since December 2019
Hobbies: going to the shooting range
Favorite Sports Team: St. Louis Cardinals
Favorite Chevy: Chevy Silverado
Favorite Food: Steak
Favorite Song: "God bless the broken road" by Rascal Flatts
Favorite Movie: Public Enemy
Favorite Vacation Spot: anywhere in Kentucky

I grew up in Wilmington. May 2019 I graduated from Wilmington high school. Ever since I was younger I've always wanted to work in the automotive industry., I was always working on cars with my father.

Mission Statements: "You can do anything you want as long as you put your mind to it."

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Service

Dan Kachinsky
FIXED OPERATIONS DIRECTOR
(866) 469-9000 EXT. 395

Hometown: Chicago Ridge, IL
How Long Employed at Phillips Chevrolet: Since February 2005
How Long in the Car Business: Since 1980
Hobbies: Boating, snowmobiling, motorsports
Favorite Sports Teams: Chicago sports fan
Favorite Chevy: Chevy Silverado
Favorite Food: Cheeseburgers
Favorite Song: Thunderstruck by AC/DC
Favorite Movie: Lethal Weapon series
Favorite Vacation Spot: Lake of the Ozarks

I grew up in Chicago Ridge and attended Richards High School. I have been in the automotive industry since I was 10 years old. Spending time with my wife and two kids is a favorite past time. I started at Phillips in 2005 as a service advisor. I really enjoy my job and take pride in assisting all our guests, which helped me work my way up to service director. My goals are to make certain our guests' vehicles are fixed right and in a timely manner.

Personal Philosophy: "It can be done."

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Art Avalos
SERVICE MANAGER
(888) 224-0114 ext 777


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Christine Finch
ASSISTANT SERVICE MANAGER
888-224-0114 ext 762


Hometown: Peotone, IL
How Long Employed at Phillips Chevrolet: Since August 1992
How Long in the Car Business: Since 1986
Hobbies: Painting, drawing, scrapbooking
Favorite Sports Team: Green Bay Packers, Chicago White Sox
Favorite Chevy: Chevrolet Malibu
Favorite Food: Pizza
Favorite Vacation Spot: Rhinelander, WI

I grew up in Hazelcrest, Illinois and moved to Wisconsin when I was in high school. That's when I started following the Packers. I moved back to Illinois in 1992 and started at Phillips in August of the same year. I have a 14-year-old son, Arik, who keeps me busy with baseball and basketball, and a "Morkie" (Maltese and Yorkie mix) named Fergie. I am recently married to my husband Mike.

Favorite Quote: "To thine own self be true."

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Jeff Workman
RV SERVICE MANAGER
(888)-224-0114 EXT. 779

Hometown: Manteno, IL
How Long Employed at Phillips Chevrolet: Since July 2017
How Long in the Car Business: Since November 1999
Hobbies: Basketball, (Water Sports such as jet skis, boating) Fishing, Participating in Manteno Oktoberfest Parade
Favorite Sports Team: Blackhawks, Bears
Favorite Chevy: Tahoe
Favorite Food: Steak and Potatoes
Favorite Song: "Boys Round Here" by Blake Shelton
Favorite Movie: Top Gun
Favorite Vacation Spot: Anywhere with a lake/water

I graduated in 2000 from Lincoln-Way Central. I have an associate's degree in Automotive Technology and Bachelor's Degree in Business Management. I am married and have 2 children.

Mission Statement: "Nothing is promised today, that can not be achieved today!"

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Brian Allen
SERVICE SPECIALIST
888-224-0114 ext 774


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Technicians

Doug
SERVICE TECHNICIAN


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Doug
SERVICE TECHNICIAN


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James
SERVICE TECHNICIAN


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Jeremy
SERVICE TECHNICIAN


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Joshua
SERVICE TECHNICIAN


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Kody
Service Technician


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Kyle
SERVICE TECHNICIAN


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Lance
Service Technician


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Scott
SERVICE TECHNICIAN


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Stephen
SERVICE TECHNICIAN


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RV Technicians

Alex
RV TECHNICIAN


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Nathan
RV TECHNICIAN


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Bob
SERVICE TECHNICIAN


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Parts

Jim Potter
PARTS SPECIALIST
(888)-224-0114 EXT. 793


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Ryan Potter
PARTS SPECIALIST
(888)-224-0114 EXT. 794


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Michael Tripodi
Parts Driver
888-224-0114 ext 792


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Office

Lesley Wilson
OFFICE MANAGER


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Amanda Sprinkle
STAFFING COORDINATOR
(815) 933-2251 ext 326


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Shelly Claypool
PAYROLL


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ACCOUNTS PAYABLE & RFECEIVABLE


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Maria Morin
LICENSE & TITLE


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Stephanie Pickard
BILLER


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Angelle Vanderwarf
PRE BILLER


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Kourtney Oldenburg
REBATE ADMINISTRATOR


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Emily Volum
ASSISTANT WARRANTY ADMINISTRATOR


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