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Meet Our People

Meet the team members serving you at Grand Ledge Ford Lincoln. We look forward to working with you! If you have any questions, please contact us at (517) 627-8100.

Management Team

BARRY MERRILL
GENERAL MANAGER
(517) 627-8100

MARIANNE COX
ASSISTANT GENERAL MANAGER
(517) 627-8100

BEVERLY WRIGHT
CONTROLLER
(517) 627-8100

MIKE CARR
NEW VEHICLE SALES MANAGER
517-627-8100

TOM GILLIES
PRE-OWNED VEHICLE SALES MANAGER
517-627-8100

JOSHUA PRESTON
SALES MANAGER
517-627-8100

JAMES MILLS
DIGITAL MARKETING MANAGER
517-627-8100

BRIAN KORPI
SERVICE MANAGER
517-627-8100

TIM FENSKA
COLLISION CENTER MANAGER
517-627-8100

CHAD JANDERWSKI
PARTS MANAGER
517-627-8100

Sales Team

MIKE CARR
NEW VEHICLE SALES MANAGER
517-627-8100

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Where did you grow up?
Gulf Coast of Florida

Family?
Married to my very loving bride Lorraine for 32 years. We have two adult sons (Mike, and Nicholas), one grandson (Jaxon), and one grand-dog (Cali)

Hobbies?
Spending as much time with my local & out-of-state family as I can.

Favorite Ford/Lincoln past or present?
Ford Flex

How long have you worked in the auto/dealership industry?
24 years

How long have you worked at Grand Ledge Ford?
Since December 2007

What customer service means to you?
Assisting our sales staff in the process of adding the right vehicle to their customer’s lifestyle and shaking the customer’s hand to thank them for allowing Grand Ledge Ford Lincoln to earn (or re-earn) their business.

TOM GILLIES
PRE-OWNED VEHICLE SALES MANAGER
517-627-8100

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Where did you grow up?
Flint, MI

Family?
I’m married (Jody), with a daughter (Morgan). We have a dog (Cinnamon), and a cat (Echo)

Hobbies?
I’m a huge NASCAR fan, and my favorite driver is any one that drives a Ford!

How long have you worked at Grand Ledge Ford?
Since November 4, 2004

JOSHUA PRESTON
SALES MANAGER
517-627-8100

JIM HIMEBAUGH
BUSINESS MANAGER
517-627-8100

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Where did you grow up?
Greater Grand Ledge, MI

Family?
Married with 3 children.

Hobbies?
During the warm/summer months, I enjoy road cycling (bicycle), and I like it when the Detroit Lions win.

Favorite Ford/Lincoln past or present?
From a business viewpoint, the 1986 first gen Ford Taurus was way ahead of the industry from both a styling, and handling perspective. It was the mid-sized sedan other manufacturers looked to emulate.

How long have you worked in the auto/dealership industry?
Since 2008

How long have you worked at Grand Ledge Ford?
Since February 2012

What customer service means to you?
For most people, buying a vehicle is stressful. I do all I can to make the signing and financing process informative, and stress-free by working in such a way that the customer can see I am there to help.

LAURA JORDAN
BUSINESS MANAGER
517-627-8100

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Where did you grow up?
Eaton Rapids, MI

Family?
Married to my husband of 10 years (Matt). We have a son named Connor.

Favorite Ford/Lincoln past or present?
2002 F-150 Lightning

How long have you worked in the auto/dealership industry?
13 years

How long have you worked at Grand Ledge Ford?
Since April 2004

What customer service means to you?
Exceeding customer expectations, and delivering a great purchase experience.

NICK VOLLMAN
SALES CONSULTANT
517-627-8100

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Where did you grow up?
Dearborn MI, Philadelphia, PA (lived there on 3 separate occasions), Louisiana, and New Jersey

Family?
Married for 6 years to my wife Amanda. We have 4 kids (Caroline (6), Blaise (4), Sophia (2), & Lucy (1 month)).

Hobbies?
I’ve been working out since I was 13.

Favorite Ford/Lincoln past or present?
2006 Lincoln LS V8

How long have you worked in the auto/dealership industry?
17 years. My family owned Vollman Ford for 12 years.

How long have you worked at Grand Ledge Ford?
Since October 29, 2012

What customer service means to you?
I deeply care about my customer’s needs. I have consistently been one of the top salespeople in our company because I listen to the customer.

BEN CROZE
SALES CONSULTANT
517-627-8100

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Where did you grow up?
Grayling, MI

Family?
Married for 15 years to my wife Mari. We have 2 children (6 & 8 years old) and one cat.

Hobbies?
Mostly outdoor activities, as well as basketball and my kids sports.

Favorite Ford/Lincoln past or present?
Suicide door Continental

How long have you worked in the auto/dealership industry?
Since April 2006

How long have you worked at Grand Ledge Ford?
Since December 2007

What customer service means to you?
Effortless

ROB BECKWITH
SALES CONSULTANT
517-627-8100

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Where did you grow up?
DeWitt, MI

Family?
Married since December 16, 2011. We have 3 children, 21-year old Ryan, 12-year old Makenzie, and 9-year old Malisa. We have 2 dogs (a Golden Retriever/Pitbull mix, and a Bichon Frisé), and 2 guinea pigs.

Hobbies?
I’ve been playing basketball, golf, and riding my 2007 HD Electra Glide Ultra Classic for years.

Favorite Ford/Lincoln past or present?
The current Ford GT

How long have you worked in the auto/dealership industry?
14 years

How long have you worked at Grand Ledge Ford?
Since July 2012

What customer service means to you?
Making buying a car effortless, satisfying, and enjoyable throughout the sales process.

MITCH WOJTACHA
SALES CONSULTANT
517-627-8100

NATE DEHAAN
SALES CONSULTANT
517-627-8100

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Where did you grow up?
Grand Rapids, MI

Family?
Married to my wife Aubrey for 3 years.

Hobbies?
Spending time with my wife, skateboarding, playing basketball, MSU football & basketball (MSU class of 2014, 2015) and outdoor activities.

Favorite Ford/Lincoln past or present?
The 1965 Shelby Mustang GT350 as well as the new one.

How long have you worked in the auto/dealership industry?
I’m new to working in the industry, but it’s in my blood as my grandfather ran a Chevrolet dealership in Minnesota.

How long have you worked at Grand Ledge Ford?
Since October 2017

What customer service means to you?
To me, excellent customer service means doing everything I can to make sure that the customer has the greatest experience possible, and finds the vehicle that is perfect for them for years to come.

CRAIG ERVIN
SALES CONSULTANT
517-627-8100

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Where did you grow up?
Mayville, MI

Family?
Married to my wife Courtney since June of 2017. Together we have a cat (Twix) that is 6 years old.

Hobbies?
I’ve golfed for 13 years.

Favorite Ford/Lincoln past or present?
1967-68 Ford Mustang

How long have you worked in the auto/dealership industry?
Since April 2015.

How long have you worked at Grand Ledge Ford?
Since April 2015. Prior to coming to the dealership, and the industry, I worked in retail management for Best Buy.

What customer service means to you?
Customer service means putting the customers interests first! Fighting the paradigm of the car salesman. When the customer leaves, they want to come back and tell all of their friends, and family how great the car buying experience was.

LUKE EJAK
SALES CONSULTANT
517-627-8100

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Where did you grow up?
White Lake, MI

Family?
Girlfriend of 4 years, and have a cat named Leo

Hobbies?
I’ve been golfing for 12 year, and raced dirt bikes when I was younger.

Favorite Ford/Lincoln past or present?
1970 Boss 302 Mustang

How long have you worked in the auto/dealership industry?
3 years

How long have you worked at Grand Ledge Ford?
Since December 2017

What customer service means to you?
Providing an exceptional sales experience that makes the customer feel at home, and a part of the Grand Ledge Ford Lincoln family. A positive feeling they have during the sale and for years to come!

ERIC GUNN
SALES CONSULTANT
517-627-8100

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Where did you grow up?
Lansing, MI

Family?
I’ve been with my partner Angie for over 3 years, and I have three children ranging from 8 – 17 years old.

Hobbies?
Golf and cooking since I was a teen. I’ve been hunting over 2 years, and I thought it would be fun to do a tri-athlon.

Favorite Ford/Lincoln past or present?
I owned a candy apple red 1996 Mustang

How long have you worked in the auto/dealership industry?Since 2013
.

How long have you worked at Grand Ledge Ford?
Since July 2018

What customer service means to you?
Treating everyone how I would want to be treated. It’s about the whole experience, and making the purchase of a new vehicle an enjoyable, easy, and exciting time.

FRANK STAPLETON
SALES CONSULTANT
517-627-8100

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Where did you grow up?
Gagetown, MI

Family?
One daughter, and one grand-daughter

Hobbies?
Running, hunting, Michigan State University activities, as well as alumni events (MSU Class of 80)

Favorite Ford/Lincoln past or present?
1971 Ford Mustang

How long have you worked in the auto/dealership industry?
36 years

How long have you worked at Grand Ledge Ford?
Since January 2016

What customer service means to you?
Customer service involves having basic empathy, because one is helping people under different circumstances. Truly showing respect for all, even under difficult settings.

COSMO
SALES CONSULTANT/MASCOT
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Office Team

BEVERLY WRIGHT
CONTROLLER
517-627-8100

ANGELA CUSENZA
RECEPTIONIST
517-627-8100

Collision Team

TIM FENSKA
COLLISION CENTER MANAGER
517-627-8100

DAN GUGGEMOS
COLLISION CENTER PRODUCTION MANAGER
517-627-8100

Parts Team

CHAD JANDERWSKI
PARTS MANAGER
517-627-8100

DAN ANDREWS
PARTS COUNTER
517-627-8100

DAN PRICE
ASSISTANT PARTS MANAGER
517-627-8100

LADD DAYTON
PARTS COUNTER
517-627-8100

Service Team

BRIAN KORPI
SERVICE MANAGER
517-627-8100

JARED LUXTON
ASSISTANT SERVICE MANAGER
517-627-8100

JASON BROWN
SERVICE ADVISOR
517-627-8100

KRISTA DAYTON
SERVICE ADVISOR
517-627-8100

MITCH DORIN
SERVICE ADVISOR
517-627-8100

ROBERT LUKAVSKY
SERVICE ADVISOR
517-627-8100

Brad Lansdale

BRAD LANSDALE
SERVICE ADVISOR
517-627-8100