Staff


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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

Adam Wilson
OPERATIONS MANAGER
(888)-224-0114 EXT. 752


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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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Robin Beckner
AFTERMARKET MANAGER
(888)-224-0114 EXT. 801


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Finance

Wayne Licka
FINANCE MANAGER
(888)-224-0114 EXT. 743


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


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Product Specialists

Alex Abu
PRODUCT SPECIALIST
(888)-224-0114 EXT. 721


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Austin Hernandez
PRODUCT SPECIALIST
(888) 224-0114 ext 750


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Ben Haut
PRODUCT SPECIALIST
888-224-0114


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Caitlin Webb
PRODUCT SPECIALIST
888-224-0114 ext.803


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Cody Knapczyk
PRODUCT SPECIALIST
(888)-224-0114 ext 760


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Ernie Hampton
PRODUCT SPECIALIST
(888)-224-0114 EXT. 724


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Jacob Tutt
PRODUCT SPECIALIST
888-224-0121


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Kenny Ballard
PRODUCT SPECIALIST
(888)-224-0114 ext.742


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Kenny Brown
PRODUCT SPECIALIST
(888)-224-0114 ext.726


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Meredith Nietfeldt
PRODUCT SPECIALIST
888-224-0114


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Raul Prieto
PRODUCT SPECIALIST
888-224-0114 ext.722


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RV Specialists

Zach Warren
RV PRODUCT 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 Sales

Danielle Williams
INTERNET SALES DIRECTOR
(888)-224-0114 EXT. 736

Hometown: Kankakee, IL
How Long Employed at Phillips Chevrolet: Since May 2017
How Long in the Car Business: Since August 2016
Hobbies: Drawing, singing, and playing video games
Favorite Sports Team:Chicago Cubs
Favorite Chevy: Chevy Colorado
Favorite Food: All pasta
Favorite Song: All of them
Favorite Movie: Fifth Element
Favorite Vacation Spot: Devil's Kettle, Minnesota

I was born in Arizona and moved to Illinois after traveling for a few years with my military family and I found myself back in Illinois. Kankakee has become my home, when my boyfriend and I purchased our house. I've gone to school for accounting and art, but found out I was happier in the automotive industry.

Personal Philosophy:"What is normal to the spider is chaos to the fly."

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Ryleigh Hunte
INTERNET SALES SPECIALIST
(888) 224-0114


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Ashlyn Villarreal
INTERNET SALES SPECIALIST
(888) 224-0114


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

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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Michaela Dudek
SERVICE APPT SPECIALIST
815-933-2251


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Service

Art Avalos
SERVICE MANAGER
(888) 224-0114


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Jeff Workman
RV SERVICE MANAGER
(888)-224-0114 EXT. 739


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Lloyd Klopp
SERVICE SPECIALIST
(866) 224-0114


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Nate Tate
SERVICE SPECIALIST
(888)-224-0114


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Brian Allen
SERVICE SPECIALIST
888-224-0114


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Adam LaCost
SERVICE SPECIALIST
888-224-0114


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Technicians

Doug Clements
SERVICE TECHNICIAN


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Joshua Kamp
SERVICE TECHNICIAN


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Joe Michaels
SERVICE TECHNICIANS


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Doug Salm
SERVICE TECHNICIAN


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James Tausch
SERVICE TECHNICIAN


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Kyle Vinardi
SERVICE TECHNICIAN


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Peter Wright
SERVICE TECHNICIAN


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Scott Zimmer
SERVICE TECHNICIAN


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RV Technicians

Alex Ulitzsch
RV TECHNICIAN


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Nathan Kleinert
RV TECHNICIAN


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Bob Board
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


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Office

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


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Courtnie Russell
WARRANTY ADMINISTRATOR
(888)-224-0114 EXT. 788


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