Staff

Sales

  • Steve Appelbaum

    Steve Appelbaum

    General Manager

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    Steve Appelbaum

    Steve Appelbaum

    General Manager

    Yes, I’m the guy on the radio. And no, I really don’t have a Factory Connection. My connections are to the customers we serve, the products we sell and the people we employ. Every day is an adventure. I love meeting new people. Most importantly, I love changing people’s perceptions of buying a car. Yes, it’s a big decision but also an exciting one. My staff and I work hard to put our customers in a car they will love at a price they can afford. Most people in the automobile industry didn’t plan on it for a career choice but it’s a great industry to be in.

  • Brian Smith

    Brian Smith

    Sales Manager

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    Brian Smith

    Brian Smith

    Sales Manager

    As Sales Manager, I draw on 10 years of industry experience to help our customers. Prior to that, I worked as a professional chef and now contribute food-related content to our newsletter,  KiaDrive.  I’ve devoted my professional life to customer service. When not at work, you can find me fishing on Shem Creek for trout and flounder or dropping into some gnarly waves at Folly Beach.

  • Jason Leming

    Jason Leming

    Assistant Business Manager

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    Jason Leming

    Jason Leming

    Assistant Business Manager

    I have worked in the automotive industry since 2005 as a Product Specialist, Sales Manager and Finance Manager. What I enjoy most is meeting new people every day and helping them secure a loan that makes good financial sense for them. I am Charleston born and bred. When I’m not working I enjoy spending time with my wife and daughter,  golf, boating, and traveling.

  • Jeremy Wilson

    Jeremy Wilson

    Business Manager

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    Jeremy Wilson

    Jeremy Wilson

    Business Manager

    I started selling Kias in 2002 and was promoted to Business Manager in 2009. With over thirty different lenders, I enjoy the challenge of finding the best program for each of our customers. I’m originally from Wisconsin and enjoy my off time with my wife and three children.

  • Norm L'Heureux

    Norm L'Heureux

    Senior Product & Technology Consultant

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    Norm L'Heureux

    Norm L'Heureux

    Senior Product & Technology Consultant

    Since 2004, Norm has been helping customers find the car that fits that meets their needs and their budget as well. When not at the dealership, I enjoying spending time with my wife Leah and my dog. I am a college and professional football fan and enjoy fishing and boating.

  • Elijah Tucker

    Elijah Tucker

    Senior Product & Technology Consultant

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    Elijah Tucker

    Elijah Tucker

    Senior Product & Technology Consultant

    I have spent my entire nine years career in the car business at Kia Country. As one of the top 50 salespersons in the country, I am Kia Elite Platinum Certified.I have helped more people in the Lowcountry find new vehicles than anyone else. My drive and determination stem from 10 years of military service and I use that to get you the best deal in the easiest and most convenient way possible. When not working, I enjoy spending time with my wife and four kids. Dealer Rater Certified Employee.

  • Lance Williams

    Lance Williams

    Senior Product & Technology Consultant

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    Lance Williams

    Lance Williams

    Senior Product & Technology Consultant

    I was born in Aiken, SC and have lived in across the southeast ranging from Tampa, Florida to Tuscaloosa, Alabama. I finally moved back to the beautiful city of Charleston, SC and have worked as an electrician for the past 5 years where I even won the Charleston Electrical Competition 3 years in a row. I enjoy fishing, cooking, and bowling. I enjoy talking to people and love cars which is what initially brought me to work at Kia Country of Charleston. I honestly couldn’t have picked a better dealership to start my career. I look forward to many years in this business and helping YOU find the perfect vehicle!

  • Mike Brand

    Mike Brand

    Online Product Manager

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    Mike Brand

    Mike Brand

    Online Product Manager

    Although I am new to the car business, I have over 5 years experience in sales and customer service. I believe purchasing a new vehicle should be an exciting experience and I enjoy nothing more than to be a part of it. With my background, I strive to provide the utmost in customer service by being attainable whenever they may need my assistance. I will always be accessible by cell phone and/or email. I recently just made the big move to the Charleston area from New York. I enjoy days out on the golf course and watching my favorite sports teams, the New York Giants and Syracuse college basketball.

  • Andy Bittner

    Andy Bittner

    Product & Technology Consultant

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    Andy Bittner

    Andy Bittner

    Product & Technology Consultant

    I’m originally from Minnesota. I’m new to Charleston and new to sales, but very excited about joining the Kia team. I’ve always loved cars and people so it is the ideal fit for me. I’m a huge Vikings fan, love going to the beach and watching movies.

  • Todd Carson

    Todd Carson

    Product & Technology Consultant

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    Todd Carson

    Todd Carson

    Product & Technology Consultant

    I am originally from Richmond, Virginia and have been living in Charleston since 1996.  I have been selling cars for twelve years and take pride in helping my customers find affordable, quality automobiles. I live in West Ashley and enjoy golf, tennis and the outdoors.

  • Charles Davis

    Charles Davis

    Product & Technology Consultant

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    Charles Davis

    Charles Davis

    Product & Technology Consultant

    I was born in Charleston and graduated from  Newberry College. I’ve been in sales since 2004, but this is my first time selling cars. I enjoy meeting people and like the idea of helping someone find the perfect car. I’m by nature a gearhead and can bury myself in automotive shows and publications.  My hobbies include: hiking, camping and kayaking,

  • Dave Knight

    Dave Knight

    Product & Technology Consultant

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    Dave Knight

    Dave Knight

    Product & Technology Consultant

    I started selling Kia’s in 1999. I like the brand so much that I’ve owned three of them. The warranty and quality finish are excellent. I’m a big Gamecocks fan.  I enjoy fishing, boating and spending time with my two daughters.

  • Timothy LeRay

    Timothy LeRay

    Product & Technology Consultant

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    Timothy LeRay

    Timothy LeRay

    Product & Technology Consultant

    I relocated to Charleston from Massachusetts, but I am a native of Bennington, Vermont. I worked as a silversmith for 38 years. After I retired, I started working in car sales because I actually like working with customers. I also enjoy woodworking, skiing, and spending time with two children and four grandchildren.

  • Tony Washington

    Tony Washington

    Product & Technology Consultant

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    Tony Washington

    Tony Washington

    Product & Technology Consultant

    I was born and raised in Charleston. I enjoy connecting with my customers and meeting new people. When I’m not at work, i like to spend time with friends and family, cook, listen to music and sightsee.

  • Aaron Stover

    Aaron Stover

    Lot Guru

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    Aaron Stover

    Aaron Stover

    Lot Guru

    I’ve been in retail for over 20 years with about five of them in automotive. My life and interests revolve around cars, working on cars, driving cars, anything to do with cars. I moved to Charleston in June with my family and we enjoy the beach.

Service

  • Mitch Jones

    Mitch Jones

    Service & Parts Director

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    Mitch Jones

    Mitch Jones

    Service & Parts Director

    I have over 30 years experience in the car business and have been with Kia for almost ten. I’ve worn many different hats from body shop to parts and service. These experiences have provided me with the knowledge that help to make our customers’ visits smooth and informative. I get a great deal of satisfaction helping resolve a problem for a customer. My staff and I share common goals. When not at work you’ll find me rooting for my favorite NASCAR driver or riding Harley Davidsons with my wife of 32 years. We have two sons.

  • Tim Cooley

    Tim Cooley

    Assistant Service Manager

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    Tim Cooley

    Tim Cooley

    Assistant Service Manager

    I have worked in the automotive business for 25 years as a service advisor, service manager and parts manager. I enjoy helping people and that’s what I get to do each day. In my spare time I like dirt track racing and traveling.

  • Chelsea Rowlands

    Chelsea Rowlands

    Assistant Service Manager

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    Chelsea Rowlands

    Chelsea Rowlands

    Assistant Service Manager

    I have worked in the automotive industry for over 10 years and have been with Kia since 2006. I enjoy helping customers and seeing them leave the dealership happy and with a smile. In my free time, I enjoy spending time with my pets, going to the beach, and traveling.

  • Meghan Dolan

    Meghan Dolan

    Service Coordinator

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    Meghan Dolan

    Meghan Dolan

    Service Coordinator

    Meghan, has worked in automotive customer service for two years.  “I absolutely love it here. It’s like family. I am impressed at how well the staff knows our customers and their cars.”

  • Quinton Brown

    Quinton Brown

    Service Technician

    Quinton Brown

    Quinton Brown

    Service Technician

  • Chris Goodyear

    Chris Goodyear

    Certified Master Tech

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    Chris Goodyear

    Chris Goodyear

    Certified Master Tech

    I’ve been a technician for 7 years now. I guess I really like it, because in my spare time I work on race cars. I also enjoy fishing with my two children.

  • Aaron Kimmel

    Aaron Kimmel

    Certified Master Tech

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    Aaron Kimmel

    Aaron Kimmel

    Certified Master Tech

    I’ve worked for Kia for eleven years. I enjoy the work because it’s so different day to day and I never know what I’m going to do. In my spare time, I am currently working on my new house, and spending time with my wife and son. If I find down time, I enjoy Legos.

  • Jon Krafsig

    Jon Krafsig

    Certified Master Tech

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    Jon Krafsig

    Jon Krafsig

    Certified Master Tech

    I’ve worked as a technician for the last 13  years and I like the different challenges I face every day. I also love the outdoors especially fishing, surfing, boating and motorcycles.

  • Tim Pilgrim

    Tim Pilgrim

    Service Technician

    Tim Pilgrim

    Tim Pilgrim

    Service Technician

Parts

  • Mike Ward

    Mike Ward

    Parts Inventory & Delivery

    Mike Ward

    Mike Ward

    Parts Inventory & Delivery

  • Tyler McIntyre

    Tyler McIntyre

    Parts Manager

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    Tyler McIntyre

    Tyler McIntyre

    Parts Manager

    I’ve worked in automotive parts since 2000. I enjoy helping people get their cars back on the road. My beautiful wife, Amanda and I have four children and we just welcomed my first granddaughter. I’m a diehard, season ticket holder Gamecocks fan.

  • Stuart Kirkland

    Stuart Kirkland

    Parts Specialist

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    Stuart Kirkland

    Stuart Kirkland

    Parts Specialist

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Kia Country of Charleston

2361 Savannah Highway Charleston, SC
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