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.

  • Adam Richey

    Adam Richey

    General Sales Manager

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    Adam Richey

    Adam Richey

    General Sales Manager

    Since 2010, I have worked in sales and finance management at a Lexington, Kentucky KIA dealership. I am excited to join the Kia Country team.  I played college football at the University of Kentucky and Kent State University. I am a big Kentucky football and basketball fan.  My pro team is the Cincinnati Bengals. My wife Lindsey, daughter Everlee and I are delighted to move to Charleston and look forward to being a part of this community.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Frank Classen

    Frank Classen

    Internet Sales Associate

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    Frank Classen

    Frank Classen

    Internet Sales Associate

    I worked at Kia Country from 2007-2012 and am happy to be back. I’m a people person. I really enjoy them so this business is a perfect fit for me. I’m happily married with nine grandchildren. I’ve lived in Charleston since 1965.

  • Megan Demaree

    Megan Demaree

    Internet Sales Associate

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    Megan Demaree

    Megan Demaree

    Internet Sales Associate

    My family has been in Charleston for many generations and I’m very close to my brother and sister. I have a background in sales, marketing, management and have worked in the automotive industry since 2014.  I enjoy the outdoors, beach, hiking, traveling, and meeting new people. I have worked in the automotive industry since 2014. Buying a car is a huge financial decision and I look forward to helping people feel confident in making a choice that is best for them. Go, Clemson!

     

     

  • 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.

  • Charlie Holmes

    Charlie Holmes

    Product & Technology Consultant

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    Charlie Holmes

    Charlie Holmes

    Product & Technology Consultant

    Charlie has relocated from Dallas, Texas where he worked as an automotive sales consultant since 2013. Charlie loves the job because he enjoys new meeting people every day. He enjoys going to the beach with Rosie, his four-legged best friend and watching movies.

  • 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.

  • Steve Mellish

    Steve Mellish

    Product & Technology Consultant

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    Steve Mellish

    Steve Mellish

    Product & Technology Consultant

    I’m originally from Charleston, SC, but the Air Force has taken me around the world. I served in Operation Desert Storm and Operation Iraqi Freedom. I started in the automotive business in 2008 as a Finance Manager and also have sales management experience. I have recently relocated to Charleston. I am the proud father of three and grandfather of five. In my off time, I enjoy the outdoors including fishing, hunting, and golf and spending time with my girlfriend.

  • 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.

  • Allison Mills

    Allison Mills

    Assistant Service Manager

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    Allison Mills

    Allison Mills

    Assistant Service Manager

    I’ve worked as a Service Advisor for 5 years and I’m happy to join Country. I recently moved to Charleston from Cary, North Carolina. I’ve always admired Charleston so this is an exciting move for me professionally and personally. I really enjoy creating relationships with people. Your car is important and it’s nice to be able to help people. In my spare time, I enjoy reading and writing.

  • 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 & Parts Coordinator

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    Meghan Dolan

    Meghan Dolan

    Service & Parts 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.”

  • 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.

  • Quinton Brown

    Quinton Brown

    Service Technician

    Quinton Brown

    Quinton Brown

    Service Technician

  • Chris Counasse

    Chris Counasse

    Service Technician

    Chris Counasse

    Chris Counasse

    Service Technician

  • Ty Pettus

    Ty Pettus

    Service Technician

    Ty Pettus

    Ty Pettus

    Service Technician

  • Tim Pilgrim

    Tim Pilgrim

    Service Technician

    Tim Pilgrim

    Tim Pilgrim

    Service Technician

Parts

  • Josh Poissant

    Josh Poissant

    Assistant Parts Manager

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    Josh Poissant

    Josh Poissant

    Assistant Parts Manager

    Josh hails from Syracuse and like many migrated South to escape the cold. He has been working in automotive parts for seven years, but his father was a General Manager, for a dealership and he grew up “running around the showroom”. He’s also worked in detailing and Internet Sales. He enjoys the parts business because it’s so fast moving. In his spare time, he enjoys cornhole and video games.

  • Lee Badger

    Lee Badger

    Jack of All Trades

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    Lee Badger

    Lee Badger

    Jack of All Trades

    We are delighted to introduce Lee Badger, the newest member of our Parts & Service team. Delivering wholesale orders are among Lee’s responsibilities, so he will become a familiar face to you. 
    In just a short time, Lee has proven himself to be a valuable team member. He seems to have an endless smile and boundless energy for work. In fact, he has proven himself adept and ready for so many tasks, we made his job title, Jack of All Trades.
    Lee worked for the Hoover Automotive family of dealerships for 30 years where he worked in numerous capacities including Lot Porter, Delivery Driver, and Detailer among others. 
    Lee said, “I’m so excited to be a member of Kia Country and look forward to meeting each and every one of our wholesale customers.”
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2361 Savannah Highway • Charleston, SC 29414

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Kia Country of Charleston

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