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General Manager

Mike Maheras
GENERAL MANAGER
(866) 488-3943 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
(866) 488-3943 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
(866) 488-3943 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
(866) 488-3943 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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Barth Eastman
SALES MANAGER
(866) 488-3943 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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Tom Frachalla
USED CAR MANAGER
(866) 488-3943 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
(866) 488-3943 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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Oscar Mora-Hernandez
PRE-OWNED PURCHASE MANAGER
(888) 224-0114 EXT. 750

Hometown: Chicago, IL
How Long Employed at Phillips Auto Group: Since August 2018
Hobbies: Sports & Reading
Favorite Sports Team: Barcelona
Favorite Chevy: Silverado
Favorite Food: Deep Dish Pizza
Favorite Song: Anything Hip-Hop
Favorite Movie: Any Comedy
Favorite Vacation Spot: Mexico

I am an open minded individual who always strives for accuracy. I maintain a consistent positive attitude at all times. I'm always looking forward to improving myself and helping others. Living the present for a better future!

Mission Statement: "You're never "done", you're finished." - high school teacher & "If you don't fail, you won't succeed."

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Finance

Robert Noer
FINANCE MANAGER
(866) 488-3943 EXT 764

Hometown: Chicago, IL
How Long Employed at Phillips Chevrolet: Since August 1994
Hobbies: Cooking, gardening, playing cards
Favorite Sports Team: All teams Chicago
Favorite Chevy: 2014 Corvette Stingray
Favorite Food: Homemade baby back ribs (Memphis style)
Favorite Song: Anything by "Luther" will do
Favorite Movie: JFK
Favorite Vacation Spot: Wherever my family is

Born and raised on the south side of Chicago, I grew up in neighborhoods stretching from West Englewood to Archer Heights. After coming home from college in 1994, I was originally hired in that summer in new car sales. The rest is history. My background here is madeup of 7 years in sales, 6 years in finance, and my last 8 years as Commercial/Fleet Sales Manager.

Personal Philosophy: My goal is to provide our clients with the most accurate information available to help manage all of their business and personal vehicle needs.

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Ryan Drahos
ASSISTANT FINANCE MANAGER
(866) 488-3943 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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Non-Commission Sales Specialists

Alex Abu
NON-COMMISSION SALES SPECIALIST
(866) 488-3943 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
(866) 488-3943 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 Bush
NON-COMMISSION SALES SPECIALIST
(866) 488-3943 EXT. 724

Hometown: Kankakee, IL
How Long Employed at Phillips Chevrolet: Since January 2022
How Long in the Car Business: Since 2020
Hobbies: Music, Art, Video Games, Game Development
Favorite Sports Team: Chicago Cubs
Favorite Chevy: Corvette Stingray C8
Favorite Food: Pizza
Favorite Song: "Wish You Were Here" by Pink Floyd
Favorite Movie: Robin Hood: Men In Tights by Mel Brooks
Favorite Vacation Spot: Whispering Pine Lodge in St. Germain, WI

I was born in Kankakee, IL and went through the Herscher School District. During my time in high school, I was a part of their marching band, show choir, and practically anything music or arts related. I've always enjoyed learning cars and playing car games. When I'm not working, I spend my free time playing, modifying, and developing video games.

Mission Statement: Information is Power

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Austin Hernandez
NON-COMMISSION SALES SPECIALIST
(866) 488-3943 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
(866) 488-3943 EXT. 725

Hometown: Frankfort, IL
How Long Employed at Phillips Chevrolet: Since June 2021
How Long in the Car Business: Since June 2021
Hobbies: Playstation, being with family and friends
Favorite Sports Team: Chicago White Sox
Favorite Chevy: 1970 Chevelle
Favorite Food: Asian
Favorite Song: "Roadhouse Blues" by The Doors
Favorite Movie: Meet the Spartans
Favorite Vacation Spot: Cancun

I grew up in Frankfort and spent the summers of my childhood working for my family's plumbing company on the south side of Chicago. I decided that wasn't for me and wanted to give sales a shot. So far sales has been a pleasant experience for me. One of my favorite things about my job is meeting different people every day.

Personal Philosophy: "Where there's a will, there's a way"

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Kenny Ballard
NON-COMMISSION SALES SPECIALIST
(866) 488-3943 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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Stefan Garbacz
NON-COMMISSION SALES SPECIALIST
(866) 488-3943 EXT 801

Hometown: Frankfort, IL
How Long Employed at Phillips Chevrolet: Since July 2019
How Long in the Car Business: Since February 2017
Hobbies: Golfing, basketball, and watching Formula 1
Favorite Sports Team: Chicago Bears / Chicago White Sox
Favorite Chevy: Camaro ZL1
Favorite Food: Pasta
Favorite Song: "Heard Em Say" by Logic
Favorite Movie: Wolf of Wallstreet
Favorite Vacation Spot: Miami, FL 

I grew up in Frankfort, IL and graduated from Lincoln Way East High School. I've always liked cars ever since I was a kid and started in the automotive industry at 18 years old. I really enjoy talking about cars and helping people find their dream vehicle. When I'm not talking about cars, I like to play golf with my family and travel around as much as I can.

Favorite Quote: "Some people want it to happen, some people wish it would happen, others make it happen."

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Internet Department

Chris Smith
INTERNET SALES DIRECTOR
(866) 488-3943 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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Eli Calderon
ASST. INTERNET SALES MANAGER
(866) 488-3943 EXT. 736


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Service

Dan Kachinsky
FIXED OPERATIONS DIRECTOR
(866) 488-3943 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
(866) 488-3943 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
(866) 488-3943 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
(866) 488-3943 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
(866) 488-3943 EXT 729


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Antonio Viveros
SERVICE CONSULTANT
(866) 488-3943 EXT 762


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Bryce Riberdy
SERVICE CONSULTANT


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Pierre Henderson
RV SERVICE SPECIALIST


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Kirsten Peterson
DIGITAL SERVICE COORDINATOR


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Technicians

Bernardo
SERVICE TECHNICIAN


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Brandon
SERVICE TECHNICIAN


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Doug
SERVICE TECHNICIAN


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Doug
SERVICE TECHNICIAN


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Jaidin
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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Kenyon
SERVICE TECHNICIAN


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RV Technicians

Bob
SERVICE TECHNICIAN


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Nathan
RV TECHNICIAN


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John
RV TECHNICIAN


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Brandon
RV TECHNICIAN


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Parts

Brian Castongia
PARTS MANAGER
(866) 488-3943 EXT 761


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Lucas Lebran
PARTS SPECIALIST


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James Brickle
PARTS SPECIALIST


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Office

Christine Lawrence
OFFICE MANAGER
(866) 488-3943 EXT. 429


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Amanda Sprinkle
STAFFING COORDINATOR
(866) 488-3943 ext 326


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Shelly Claypool
PAYROLL
(866) 488-3943 EXT 314


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Beckie Lance
LICENSE & TITLE


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Jessica Skirmont
ACCOUNTS PAYABLE & RECEIVABLE


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Bre'Ana Williams
PRE-BILLER


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Stephanie Martinez
BILLER


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