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Staff


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General Manager

Mike Maheras
GENERAL MANAGER
(888)-224-0114 ext. 752

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

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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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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Antonio Tyson
PRODUCT SPECIALIST
(888)-224-0114 EXT. 803


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Austin Hernandez
PRODUCT SPECIALIST
(888) 224-0114 ext 726


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Cody Knapczyk
PRODUCT SPECIALIST
(888)-224-0114 ext 751


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


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Gage McClure
PRODUCT SPECIALIST
(888)-224-0114 EXT. 760

Hometown: New Lenox, Illinois
How Long Employed at Phillips Chevrolet: Since October 2015
Hobbies: Fishing, hunting, and playing football
Favorite Sports Team: Chicago Blackhawks
Favorite Chevy: Chevy Silverado 2500 HD
Favorite Food: Sushi
Favorite Movie: Top Gun
Favorite Vacation Spot: Park Falls, Wisconsin

When I'm not at work I like to be outdoors. I love to go
muskie fishing whenever I can. Around winter time
you can find me in a field hunting.



Personal Philosophy: Nothing is as contagious as enthusiasm.

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Jacob Porterfield
PRODUCT SPECIALIST
(888)-224-0114 ext 722


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Joe Maguire
PRODUCT SPECIALIST
(888)-224-0114 EXT. 742

Hometown: Bourbonnais, IL
How Long Employed at Phillips Chevrolet: Since May 2017
How Long in the Car Business: Since May 2005
Hobbies: Spending time with family, weight training,mountain biking, hanging out with my dogs, and watching movies.
Favorite Sports Team:Detroit Lions
Favorite Chevy:  Chevy Camaro
Favorite Food: Ribs/Ribeye steak
Favorite Song: "I Got the Life" - Korn
Favorite Movie: Rocky
Favorite Vacation Spot: Bahamas

I have lived in this area my entire life, which is 35 years. I've been in the car business since 2005. I always go the extram mile for my customers. At the end of the day it's all about the customer. I truly enjoy what I do.

Personal Philosophy:Wisdom is knowing the right path, Integrity is taking it.

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Larry Chouinard
PRODUCT SPECIALIST
(888)-224-0114 EXT. 750

Hometown: Kankakee, IL
How Long Employed at Phillips Chevrolet: Since May 2017
How Long in the Car Business: Since September 1973
Hobbies: Art, writing, music
Favorite Sports Team:Chicago Bears and Bishop McNamara H.S
Favorite Chevy:  Chevy Corvette
Favorite Food: Picnic Food
Favorite Song: "Sound of Silence" - Simon and Garfunkel
Favorite Movie: Cinderella Man
Favorite Vacation Spot: Home with the family

I have lived in Kankekee my whole life. I married my high school sweet heart, Diane, 42 years ago. She raised two fantastic sons, Mitchell and Jeffrey, and if you ask her she will say she raised me as well.

Personal Philosophy:"Sometimes it is the people no one imagines anything of who do things that no one can imagine"

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RV Specialists

Tim Rath
RV SALES MANAGER
(888)-224-0114 EXT. 754

Hometown: Beecher, Illinois
How Long Employed at Phillips Chevrolet: Since September 2013
How Long in the Car Business: Since 2013
Hobbies: Softball, camping, bonfires
Favorite Sports Teams: Chicago Blackhawks, Whitesox, Raiders
Favorite Chevy: Chevy Silverado
Favorite Food: Mexican
Favorite Song: Classic Rock and Today's Country
Favorite Movie: Goodfellas, Stand By Me, Shawshank Redemption
Favorite Vacation Spot: Anywhere warm

I was born in Chicago and lived in the South Suburbs all my life. I'm married with 4 kids. Two girls, ages 26 and 19, and two boys who are 16 and 14. Also have a dog and cat. I won national title in Extreme Competitive Softball, and enjoy spending time with my kids.

Favorite Quote: "Pay it forward."

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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 APPOINTMENT SPECIALIST
(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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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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Nate Tate
SERVICE SPECIALIST
(888)-224-0114


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Dan Bikar
SERVICE SPECIALIST
(888)-224-0114 EXT. 774


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Mark Melchor
SERVICE SPECIALIST
(888)-224-0114 EXT. 762


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Lloyd Klopp
SERVICE SPECIALIST
(866) 224-0114


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Phillip Wragg
PORTER SUPERVISOR


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Kenny Ballard
PORTER SUPERVISOR


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Technicians

Bob Board
SERVICE TECHNICIAN


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Doug Clements
SERVICE TECHNICIAN


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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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Nick Beane
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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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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Chris Greinke
PARTS SPECIALIST
(815) 933-2251


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Office

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


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