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General Manager

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

Hometown: Palos Park, IL
How Long Employed at Phillips Auto Group: 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 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 Auto Group team in 1997 as a Sales Manager, and like they say, hard work pays off. I am now the General Manager of Phillips Auto Group. 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 Auto Group: Since March 2011
Hobbies: Spending time with my family and golfing
Favorite Sports Teams: Chicago Bears, White Sox, & Blackhawks
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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Jackie Bell
SALES MANAGER
888-224-0114 ext 770

Hometown: Plainfield, IL
How Long Employed at Phillips Auto Group: Since July 2009
Hobbies: Shopping and working out at the gym.
Favorite Sports Team: Chicago Bears, White Sox & Blackhawks
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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Robin Beckner
SALES MANAGER
(888)-224-0114 EXT. 743

Hometown: Kankakee, IL
How Long Employed at Phillips Auto Group: 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 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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Tom Frachalla
USED CAR MANAGER
(888)-224-0114 EXT. 734

Hometown: Frankfort, IL
How Long Employed at Phillips Auto Group: Since January 2018
How Long in the Car Business: Since December 2010
Hobbies: Playing hockey, coaching kid's hockey
Favorite Sports Team: Black Hawks, White sox, Bears
Favorite Food: Mother's home-made Italian 
Favorite Song: "Black" by Pearl Jam
Favorite Movie: Braveheart/Tombstone
Favorite Vacation Spot: Florida with the family

I was born on the south side and went to Brother Rice HS.  I have played hockey since I was 6 and was captain of our hockey team for the championship run.  Now I enjoy watching and coaching my 3 kids on their teams.

Mission Statement: "Those who give respect, get respect"

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Adam Wilson
RV MANAGER
(888)-224-0114 EXT. 754

Hometown: Toledo, OH
How Long Employed at Phillips Auto Group: 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 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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Paul Bellisario
PRE-OWNED PURCHASE MANAGER
888-224-0114 EXT. 750

Hometown: Lemont, Illinois
How Long Employed at Phillips Auto Group: Since November 2015
Hobbies: Car events, working on cars, and fishing
Favorite Sports Team: Chicago Bears
Favorite Food: Sushi
Favorite Movie: Goodfellas
Favorite Vacation Spot: Mexico

I grew up in Lemont, IL and graduated from Lemont High School in 2013. I then earned my Associates degree at College of DuPage. Anything to do with cars is my life and passion. I truly enjoy what I do here. On the weekends I like hanging out with friends and taking my dog Finn on walks.

Personal Philosophy: Don't wait for the opportunity - create it.

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Finance

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

Hometown: Monee, IL
How Long Employed at Phillips Auto Group: Since October 2014
Hobbies: Playing Hockey, Disc Golf, Golf, and Spending time with Family
Favorite Sports Teams: Chicago Blackhawks and Chicago Cubs
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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Richard Garcia
ASSISTANT FINANCE MANAGER


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Non-Commission Sales Specialists

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

Hometown: Orland Park, IL
How Long Employed at Phillips Auto Group: Since January 2018
How Long in the Car Business: Since June 2015
Hobbies: Wrestling, UFC
Favorite Sports Team: Cubs
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 EXT 803


Hometown: Bourbonnais, IL
How Long Employed at Phillips Auto Group: Since August 2020
Hobbies: Golfing and Fishing
Favorite Sports Team: Chicago Cubs
Favorite Food: Pizza
Favorite Movie: Nothing to Lose
Favorite Song: "Revelation" by Aestral
Favorite Vacation Spot: Coco Beach, Florida

I studied business in college and I've worked retail for 24 years. I have two beautiful girls. I love to fish and play golf, and also to grill and hang out with friends.

Personal Philosphy: "If you quit once, it becomes a habit. Never Quit!"

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Austin Hernandez
NON-COMMISSION SALES SPECIALIST
(888) 224-0114 ext 721

Hometown: Momence, IL
How Long Employed at Phillips Auto Group: 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 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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Dominic DiFoggio
NON-COMMISSION SALES SPECIALIST
(888) 224-0114 EXT. 725

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Kenny Ballard
NON-COMMISSION SALES SPECIALIST
888-224-0114 ext 760


Hometown: Bradley, IL
How Long Employed at Phillips Auto Group: Since June 2018
Hobbies: Video games, golfing, sports
Favorite Sports Team: Bulls, Bears
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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Ryan Drahos
NON-COMMISSION SALES SPECIALIST
(888) 224-0114 EXT. 811

Hometown: Manteno, IL
How Long Employed at Phillips Chevrolet: Since August 2021
How Long in the Car Business: Since 2020
Hobbies: Video Games & Watching Sports
Favorite Sports Team: Los Angeles Clippers
Favorite Chevy: Chevrolet Nova SS
Favorite Food: Sushi
Favorite Song: "Sabotage" Beastie Boys
Favorite Movie: Step Brothers
Favorite Vacation Spot: Boston

I grew up in Matteson then moved to Manteno when I was 7 and have lived here ever since. I went to Olivet Nazarene University for a year to study Accounting and Finance, but decided school wasn't for me. I have always had an interest in cars growing up and decided this business was for me. 

Mission Statements: "Quality is not an act, it is a habit" -Aristotle

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Stefan Garbacz
NON-COMMISSION SALES SPECIALIST
888-224-0114 ext 801

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Internet Department

Chris Smith
INTERNET SALES DIRECTOR
888-224-0114 EXT 305

Hometown: Midlothian, IL
How Long Employed at Phillips Auto Group: Since August 2006
How Long in the Car Business: Since 1992
Hobbies: Photography, any outdoor activity; cars and bikes.
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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April Galloway
ASST. INTERNET SALES MANAGER
888-224-0114 ext 736

Hometown: Wilmington, IL
How Long Employed at Phillips Auto Group: Since December 2019
Hobbies: going to the shooting range
Favorite Sports Team: St. Louis Cardinals
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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Luis Cervantes
INTERNET SALES SPECIALIST
888-224-0114 ext 317


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Madison Cain
INTERNET SALES SPECIALIST
888-224-0114 ext 723

Hometown: Frankfort, IL
How Long Employed at Phillips Auto Group: Since March 2021
Hobbies: I enjoy volunteering at dog rescues, reading, spending time with family and spending time outdoors. 
Favorite Sports Team: Chicago Blackhawks
Favorite Food: Breakfast food
Favorite Song: "The House that Built Me" by Miranda Lambert
Favorite Movie: Thelma & Louise
Favorite Vacation Spot: South Carolina

I was born in Frankfort, moved around a lot then moved back to Frankfort in 2010. I then moved down to Bourbonnais in 2020. While I'm not working, I enjoy traveling and listening to music. 

Personal Philosophy: "I just live my everyday life."

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Joe Palkovitz
INTERNET SALES SPECIALIST
(815) 933-2251 EXT.733


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Service

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

Hometown: Chicago Ridge, IL
How Long Employed at Phillips Auto Group: Since February 2005
How Long in the Car Business: Since 1980
Hobbies: Boating, snowmobiling, motorsports
Favorite Sports Teams: Chicago sports fan
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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Christine Finch
SERVICE MANAGER
888-224-0114 ext 777

Hometown: Peotone, IL
How Long Employed at Phillips Auto Group: 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 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 Auto Group: 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 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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Stacy Davis
ASSISTANT SERVICE MANAGER
(888) 224-0114 EXT 797

Hometown: Braidwood, IL
How Long Employed at Phillips Auto Group: Since December 2018
How Long in the Car Business: Since May 2015
Hobbies: Painting, cooking
Favorite Sports Team: Bears, Blackhawks
Favorite Food: Prime rib
Favorite Song: "The Words I Would Say" by Sidewalk Prophets
Favorite Vacation Spot: Bahamas

I am married and have 4 beautiful children; 3 girls and 1 boy. I moved back to Illinois after living in South Carolina for 10 years. Glad to be back but not glad about the cold weather.

Mission Statements: "Our greatest fear should not be of failure, but of succeeding at things in life that don't really matter."


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Shawn Jarrett
SERVICE CONSULTANT
(888) 224-0114 EXT 729


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Antonio Viveros
SERVICE CONSULTANT
888-224-0114 ext 762


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Angie Vencill
SERVICE CONSULTANT


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Pierre Henderson
RV SERVICE SPECIALIST


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Amanda Berg
DIGITAL SERVICE COORDINATOR


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Technicians

Brandon
SERVICE TECHNICIAN


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Dominick
SERVICE TECHNICIAN


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Doug
SERVICE TECHNICIAN


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Doug
SERVICE TECHNICIAN


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Jake
SERVICE TECHNICIAN


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James
SERVICE TECHNICIAN


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Josh
SERVICE TECHNICIAN


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Joshua
SERVICE TECHNICIAN


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Kyle
SERVICE TECHNICIAN


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Nick
SERVICE TECHNICIAN


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Richard
SERVICE TECHNICIAN


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Kenyon
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

Lucas Lebran
PARTS SPECIALIST


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James Brickle
PARTS SPECIALIST


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Brian Castongia
PARTS SPECIALIST
888-224-0114 EXT 761


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Office

Christine Lawrence
OFFICE MANAGER
(888) 224-0114 EXT. 429


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


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Shelly Claypool
PAYROLL
(815) 469-2323 EXT 314


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Beckie Lance
LICENSE & TITLE


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Lisa Hecimovich
ACCOUNTS PAYABLE & RFECEIVABLE


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Jessica Skirtmont
ACCOUNTS PAYABLE & RECEIVABLE


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Stephanie Pickard
REBATE ADMIN


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Dimitra Zougras
PRE BILLER


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