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

    Prior to joining Kia Country, I worked in sales and finance management at a Kentucky KIA dealership for eight years.  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. In my spare time, I enjoy spending time with my wife Lindsey and my son and daughter. Dealer Rater Certified Employee.

  • 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 Kia vehicles 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 four children. Dealer Rater Certified Employee.

  • 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 started in the car business at Kia Country in 2008. 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.

  • Justin Bimonte

    Justin Bimonte

    Product & Technology Consultant

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    Justin Bimonte

    Justin Bimonte

    Product & Technology Consultant

    I’m from New York and have been selling cars for fours years. I enjoy helping customers and like cars so it’s a good fit for me. I play basketball and softball in local leagues. Look for me on Facebook, promoting our Pre-owned Pick of the Week. Dealer Rater Certified Employee.

  • 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.

  • Frank Classen

    Frank Classen

    Product & Technology Consultant

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    Frank Classen

    Frank Classen

    Product & Technology Consultant

    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. Dealer Rater Certified Employee.

  • Bill Dockendorf

    Bill Dockendorf

    Product & Technology Consultant

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    Bill Dockendorf

    Bill Dockendorf

    Product & Technology Consultant

    My wife is a native a Charlestonian. We moved here 17 years ago and I’ve been selling cars ever since. I like people and like to see people get a good deal. Car salesmen sometimes have a horrid reputation and it’s my goal to change that. I have served many local families and multiple generations within the same family by building trust. Dealer Rater Certified Employee.

  • Tyler Jones

    Tyler Jones

    Product & Technology Consultant

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    Tyler Jones

    Tyler Jones

    Product & Technology Consultant

     

     

  • 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. Dealer Rater Certified Employee.

  • 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.

  • Cody Struthers

    Cody Struthers

    Product & Technology Consultant

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    Cody Struthers

    Cody Struthers

    Product & Technology Consultant

    I lived my entire life in Georgia and moved to Charleston two years ago. I sell cars with integrity and want to dispel the perception of the “sleazy car salesman.” When a customer leaves happy with the car that they purchased and the service they received, then I am satisfied. I enjoy sports and play video games in my spare time.

     

  • 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 enjoy spending time with friends and family, cooking, music and sightseeing. 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.

  • Colby Kephart

    Colby Kephart

    Online Product Associate

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    Colby Kephart

    Colby Kephart

    Online Product Associate

    I’m originally from upstate New York and went to Queens University in Charlotte. I’m die-hard sports fan and have worked in video production for several sports teams. I play soccer for fun. I have a wonderful fiance and a great dog. I’m here to help customers in any way possible.

     

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.

  • Chris Goodyear

    Chris Goodyear

    Certified Master Tech

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    Chris Goodyear

    Chris Goodyear

    Certified Master Tech

    Chris is a native Charlestonian who loves fishing and car racing. He joined Kia Country in 2013. I enjoy working on cars, diagnosing a problem and fixing it.

  • 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.

  • Mackenzie Capitan

    Mackenzie Capitan

    Certified Technician

    Mackenzie Capitan

    Mackenzie Capitan

    Certified Technician

  • Audrey Lloyd

    Audrey Lloyd

    Certified Master Tech

    Audrey Lloyd

    Audrey Lloyd

    Certified Master Tech

  • Chris Counasse

    Chris Counasse

    Service Technician

    Chris Counasse

    Chris Counasse

    Service Technician

  • Shawn Gordon

    Shawn Gordon

    Lube & Tire Technician

    Shawn Gordon

    Shawn Gordon

    Lube & Tire Technician

  • Jack Keller

    Jack Keller

    Maintenance Technician

    Jack Keller

    Jack Keller

    Maintenance Technician

  • JJ Bergeron

    JJ Bergeron

    Maintenance Technician

    JJ Bergeron

    JJ Bergeron

    Maintenance Technician

  • Tim Pilgrim

    Tim Pilgrim

    Service Technician

    Tim Pilgrim

    Tim Pilgrim

    Service Technician

Parts

  • Josh Poissant

    Josh Poissant

    Parts Manager

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    Josh Poissant

    Josh Poissant

    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.

  • Richard Bramlett

    Richard Bramlett

    Inventory Clerk & Driver

    Richard Bramlett

    Richard Bramlett

    Inventory Clerk & Driver

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