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  • Richard LaLonde

    Richard LaLonde

    President

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    Richard LaLonde

    Richard LaLonde

    President

  • Jack Quinn

    Jack Quinn

    General Manager

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    Jack Quinn

    Jack Quinn

    General Manager

Sales

  • Adam Hayford

    Adam Hayford

    General Sales Manager

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    Adam Hayford

    Adam Hayford

    General Sales Manager

  • Patric Hansen

    Patric Hansen

    Sales Manager

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    Patric Hansen

    Patric Hansen

    Sales Manager

    Patric was with Summit Place Kia West in Grand Rapids the first day we opened in February of 2015. He has been in the car industry for 12 years now and has been in a variety of positions including: sales, finance, BDC manager, Sales Manager, and Floor manager. Patric loves helping people achieve their goals whatever they may be. Patric goes home to his wife of 8 years and his son who is 6 months old. His family is his world! If Patric gets any free time, he can probably be found playing a round of golf! When asked if he could be any one for a day, he chose any NFL starting quarterback.

  • Gareth Dymock

    Gareth Dymock

    Product Specialist

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    Gareth Dymock

    Gareth Dymock

    Product Specialist

    Along with being new to the auto industry, Gareth arrived in the United States in April of 2016 and joined us here at Summit Place Kia West in Grand Rapids in September of the same year. Gareth was born and raised in the UK. When not at work Gareth likes to spend time with his family; wife, two step-daughters and a grand son. Gareth is looking forward to settling in to the massive changes he has taken under the last few months and enjoying his new lifestyle.

  • Danny Vilayseng

    Danny Vilayseng

    Product Specialist

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    Danny Vilayseng

    Danny Vilayseng

    Product Specialist

  • Igor Avanesyan

    Igor Avanesyan

    Product Specialist

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    Igor Avanesyan

    Igor Avanesyan

    Product Specialist

    We welcomed Igor to Summit Place Kia West in Grand Rapids in September of 2016. Never working in the car business before he is looking forward to what he can learn. He wants to help customers find the perfect vehicle. Igor secretly wants to learn Spanish. Outside of work Igor loves spending time with his baby girl Alivia.

  • Melvin Mejia

    Melvin Mejia

    Product Specialist

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    Melvin Mejia

    Melvin Mejia

    Product Specialist

    We welcomed Melvin into the Kia family in March of 2016. Melvin prides himself on being able to provide customers with an easy buying experience. When not at work, Melvin enjoys spending time with his friends and family. His favorite food is Sushi.

  • Mike Burke

    Mike Burke

    Product Specialist

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    Mike Burke

    Mike Burke

    Product Specialist

    Mike joined the Kia family in March of 2016 giving him his first opportunity in the car business. He loves his job because of the different people he gets to meet and learning their stories. When not at work, Mike is out coaching, swimming, or running with his dog Brooklyn in the woods. If Mike could be anyone for a day he would choose to be his dad at his age so he could experience the differences and similarities between them.

  • Mike Snowden

    Mike Snowden

    Product Specialist

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    Mike Snowden

    Mike Snowden

    Product Specialist

  • Vince Huguley

    Vince Huguley

    Product Specialist

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    Vince Huguley

    Vince Huguley

    Product Specialist

    Vince came to Kia in September of 2016. He enjoys being part of a customer’s major decision and making connections with so many people. When not working, Vince is with his family, cooking, bowling or watching a good movie. Vince grew up as the only son with three sisters.

Finance Department

  • Adam Martin

    Adam Martin

    Finance Manager

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    Adam Martin

    Adam Martin

    Finance Manager

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  • Ronald Lockyear

    Ronald Lockyear

    Finance Manager

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    Ronald Lockyear

    Ronald Lockyear

    Finance Manager

    Skip joined the Summit Place Kia West in Grand Rapids family in February of 2016. He started in the car business in 1986 and has held positions as Financial Service Manager, Sales Manger, and Sales consultant. When not at Summit Place Kia West in Grand Rapids, Skip is out with his family, at sporting events, boating, or just having a relaxing “pizza and a movie” night. Skip enjoys fulfilling a customer’s vehicle wants and needs and providing affordable transportation. Skip and his wife have three beautiful children and three grandkids.

Administrative

  • Alena Layton

    Alena Layton

    Receptionist

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    Alena Layton

    Alena Layton

    Receptionist

    Alena joined the Summit Place Kia West in Grand Rapids family in February of 2015. Being new to the auto industry she loves seeing how happy people are when they get their new car! When she is not at work she is either shopping with her friends, running, or spending time with her dog Jesse Layton. She listens to todays hits on the radio. Her favorite foods are pizza and pickles.

  • Cory Bleeker

    Cory Bleeker

    IT and Software Manager

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    Cory Bleeker

    Cory Bleeker

    IT and Software Manager

    Cory joined the Kia Family in early March of 2015. His favorite thing about his job is that even though it’s the same job every day, every day is a little different. Outside of work Cory likes to go out with his friends and can usually be found on a motorcycle. He has been in the auto industry for about six years now and loves it. His favorite food is home made lasagna. If you jump in his car or turn on his radio at any point in time, there is a 99% chance country music is playing!

Service

  • Bryan Cady

    Bryan Cady

    Fixed Operations Manager

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    Bryan Cady

    Bryan Cady

    Fixed Operations Manager

    Bryan started with Summit Place Kia West in Grand Rapids in January of 2015 after 30 years of being in the business. Over the years Bryan has had many positions in a dealership which included helping manage different fixed operations. Bryan’s favorite thing about his job is the problems he faces and trying to solve them. Outside of Kia he enjoys hanging out with his wife and two daughters who are both in college. When asked if he could be anyone for one day, he chose John Bonham “the best drummer ever.”

  • Chris Jasperse

    Chris Jasperse

    Service Advisor

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    Chris Jasperse

    Chris Jasperse

    Service Advisor

    We welcomed Chris to our Kia family in February of 2016. He has been in the business for over 10 years now and has held many different positions, both in service and sales. He loves working with cars and helping solve problems that he is faced with. Chris is accompanied at home with his wife and two kids. When at home, Chris loves to spend time with his family and grilling!

  • Mike Klooster

    Mike Klooster

    Service Advisor

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    Mike Klooster

    Mike Klooster

    Service Advisor

    Mike joined the Summit Place Kia West in Grand Rapids service department in April of 2016. He has been in the business for 10 years between sales, technician, and service advisor. When Mike is not at work, he enjoys being out on his boat or spending time with wife. Mike is a newly wed and is looking forward to kids in the future.

  • Chris Marshall

    Chris Marshall

    Express Lube Tech

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    Chris Marshall

    Chris Marshall

    Express Lube Tech

    Chris joined Kia in September of 2016 and has never been in to this business. He is looking forward to the new experiences and getting to know so many new people. When not at work, Chris is working on his car or his motorcycle. His favorite food is pizza.

  • Dave Kasper

    Dave Kasper

    Service Tech

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    Dave Kasper

    Dave Kasper

    Service Tech

    Dave joined Summit Place Kia West in Grand Rapids in February of 2016. With him he brings his 36 years of experience in automotive repair. He enjoys the satisfaction that comes from fixing a broken vehicle. When not at work, Dave enjoys hiking, fishing, and spending time with his family. Dave and his wife, Barb, have been married for 30 years and have three kids; Johnathan, Kathrine, and Christine. Dave spends some of his time serving at the Renucci Hospitality House and Bridge of Hope Ministries.

  • Jeremy Stefanits

    Jeremy Stefanits

    Service Tech - Kia Professional Elite Plus Certified

    Jeremy Stefanits

    Jeremy Stefanits

    Service Tech - Kia Professional Elite Plus Certified

  • Steve Stefanits

    Steve Stefanits

    Service Tech - Kia Master Elite Plus Certified

    Steve Stefanits

    Steve Stefanits

    Service Tech - Kia Master Elite Plus Certified

  • Graham Berkenpas

    Graham Berkenpas

    Porter

    Graham Berkenpas

    Graham Berkenpas

    Porter

Parts

  • Rob Ward

    Rob Ward

    Parts

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    Rob Ward

    Rob Ward

    Parts

    Rob joined Summit Place Kia West in Grand Rapids in February of 2016. He has been working in the industry for roughly 12 years now. His favorite food is biscuits and gravy. He also enjoys rock, classic rock, and the older country from the 1980’s – 1990’s.

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