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Sales

Ed Simunich
Ford Certified Sales Professional
618-344-5105


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Nick Karateew
Ford Certified Sales Professional


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Alex Garcia
Ford Certified Sales Professional
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Chris "New York" Belesi
Ford Certified Sales Professional
618-344-5105

Chris  has been living in Edwardsville since mid-2020.  He is originally from Long Island and has been selling Fords' for almost 20 years.  If you cut him he will bleed Ford Blue!  You'll love his high energy and thick NY accent.  Just one of his famous catch-phrases: "How's the gravy paisan?"

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John Ortiz
Ford Certified Sales Professional
618-344-5105


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Alexander Godley
Ford Certified Sales Professional
618-344-5105


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David "DJ" Thurmond
Ford Certified Sales Professional
618-344-5105


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Finance

Gary Miener
Finance and Insurance Director
618-344-5105

Gary began his career in the car business in sales back in 1997.  In 2000 he moved into Finance and has been doing that ever since. He enjoys his job and helping customers get into the vehicle they want.


Gary is a Marine Corps veteran with a wife and three daughters, the youngest of which he says keeps him on his toes and working.

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Management

Andy Carr
General Manager
(618) 344-5105

Andy is an O'Fallon, IL resident and grew up in Cahokia, IL. He and his wife have two daughters and a Yorkie puppy named "Daisy". Andy has been in the retail automotive space since 2006 and joined the Jack Schmitt Ford team in 2009 where he has been GM since 2013. When he isn't working, Andy enjoys spending time with his family, riding bikes and scooters with his girls, swimming, and travel. He is a WWE fan, enjoys off-roading, and plays the drums in an area rock band as a hobby. 

Andy participates in several local charities and events each year and enjoys working to strengthen Jack Schmitt Ford's ties to the Collinsville community through partnering with area causes and schools.

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John "J.R." Reilly
General Sales Manager
618-344-5105

Meet our General Sales Manager John Reilly, known to most as "JR"

He has been in the Automobile Business for over 34 years , all with Ford he is proud to say! JR has been a part of the Jack Schmitt Ford team for the last 6 years. He takes pride in assisting our customers not only in sales but service as well. JR always says you will find a friendly face in every department!

He has been married for 32 years. He and his wife have 2 daughters who are married and 2 grandchildren that he loves to spend time with.  

JR also enjoys working with the sales team. JR coaches the team to earn your business in an honest transparent way because our customers expect and we deliver!

When you are in next, ask for JR , he would love to meet you and show you why we have been trusted in Collinsville for over 39 years!

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Chris Wheeler
Ford New Car Sales Manager
618-344-5105


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Laurie Osborne
Customer Care Center Manager
618-344-5105


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Brad Warnecke
Service Department Manager
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Ken Pence
Parts Department Manager
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Mary Rehmer
Office Manager
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Service

Mike Paule
Service Advisor
618-344-5105


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Dan Nunn
Service Advisor
618-344-5105


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Jennifer McCullough
Service Advisor
618-344-5105


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Blair Tisdale
Remote Experience Coordinator
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Mike Mugele
Service Technician
618-344-5105


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Justin Mugele
Service Technician
(618) 344-5105


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Rowdy Hausman
Service Technician
618-344-5105


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Shawn Henry
Service Technician
618-344-5105


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John O'Farrell


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Eric Roeckenhaus
Service Technician
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Kenny Newsom
Service Technician
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Kirk Weilmuenster
Service Technician
618-344-5105


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Alex Grimes
Service Technician
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Steve Barbeau
Service Technician
618-344-5105


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Sonny Flieger
Service Technician
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Parts

Tom Stutz
Parts Sales
618-344-5105


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Bud Cook
Parts Delivery
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Chris Gunn
Parts Sales
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Kenny Henson
Parts Sales
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Office

Tanja Croak
Billing and Titling
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Amber Williams
Accounting
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Heather Poole
Accounts Payable and Receivable
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Rina Garner
Showroom Receptionist and Director of Happiness
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Britain Garner
Showroom Greeter and Director of Happiness
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Porters and Concierge

Scott Stroup
Sales Ambassador


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Chase Siegel
Sales Ambassador


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Eric Garcia
Facility Ambassador
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