Gerald Kia Staff


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  • Anthony Triner
    General Manager
    630-445-2542

    Anthony has been in the automotive industry since 2006, all with the Gerald Auto Group. He prides himself on his ability to create an exceptional experience for customers from purchasing to maintaining their vehicles. His enthusiasm for the automotive business and thinking outside the box is infectious. In his free time you can find Anthony exploring unique culinary adventures or in the backyard playing sports with his wife and 4 beautiful children.

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  • Gino Tairi
    Sales Manager
    630-445-2542

    Gino has been with the Gerald Auto Group since 2009. He prides himself on being consistently dependable for our customers. In his free time he enjoys traveling and making memories with his wife and two boys.  Gino takes advantage of the amazing city of Chicago but at heart he will always be a Brooklyn native.

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  • Susan Gonnerman
    Sales Manager
    630-445-2542

    Suzie had been with the Gerald Auto Group since 2012. She was raised here in Naperville and used to be a Middle School Teacher. Much like her love of being a teacher, she prides herself on consulting and educating Gerald Kia's customers on purchasing a vehicle that will give them the best value for their dollar. Her optimism and sincerity bring a unique dynamic to Kia's customer and staff experiences.  In her free time she likes to travel, go fishing and explore the unique activities that Chicagoland has to offer.

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  • Sam Katz
    Used Car Manager
    630-445-2542

    Sam has been with the Gerald Auto Group since 2011 and has grown from a vehicle specialist to a member of the management team. His enthusiasm for the car business and zest for life creates an uplifting environment every day at the dealership. In his free time Sam, his wife and their 3 beautiful children love to spend time together doing all types of activities from boating to bouncy houses! He is a family man devoted to working hard and playing even harder.

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  • Kelly White
    Finance Manager
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    Kelly has been with the Gerald Auto Group since 2011. She brings integrity and honesty to the car buying process. She is truly interested in presenting customers with customized plans to protect themselves and their vehicles. She strives to assure her customers expectations are exceeded as they leave her office. In her free time you can find her spending time with friends and family, singing karaoke and sampling various wines at exciting local establishments.

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  • Yasser Ibrahim
    Finance Manager
    888-409-0125


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  • Melissa Laxton
    Internet Director
    630.445.2542

    Melissa has been in the automotive industry since 2012. Her attention to detail and commitment to internet based consumer shopping has shined in her current position. She is an amazing asset to Gerald Kia's mission. In her free time Melissa loves making memories with her two children and huge extended family.

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  • Jon Mock
    Kia Internet Manager
    630-445-2542

    Jon entered the car business in 2015 as a Kia Specialist at Gerald Kia. As someone who never saw themselves in the auto industry, Jon feels his time at Gerald has been so rewarding and successful due to the great people he works with and encounters on a daily basis. In his humble opinion, "It's truly nothing like I imagined the car business would be. I work with awesome people that want to do well and do right! I've been fortunate enough to sell a few cars and meet some great people, providing me with experiences I never thought possible." In his free time Jon can be found freeze dancing and playing dress up with his wife and 3 beautiful daughters.

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  • Quentin Stanley
    Kia Specialist
    630-445-2542

    Quentin has been an exceptional member of Gerald Kia since 2014. His warm approach to helping his customers has created quite a following and he is currently the highest rated Kia Specialist in Illinois on Dealerrater.com! Read some of his reviews and once you buy your car from him please write one to share with others. In his free time Quentin can be found with his wife on the sidelines cheering on their children's traveling soccer teams and exploring various local events with his family. Go Cubs!

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  • John Smith
    Kia Specialist
    630-445-2542

    John has been with Gerald for 6 years and looks forward to many more. In his free time he enjoys spending time with his family and friends. His hobbies are playing pool, collecting vintage toys and science. John is a huge hockey and football fan and is grateful to have moved to Illinois and see some Stanley Cups earned. John would love to see the Buffalo Bills win a championship.

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  • Adrijan Tairi
    Kia Specialist
    630-445-2542

    Adrijan has been with Gerald Kia since March of 2015 and takes pride in assisting and educating his customers on Kia products. His dedication to focusing on his customers needs, wants and what puts a smile on their faces is unparallelled. He is extremely active in his free time and loves to play basketball, football, go swimming and working out. When relaxing he can be found cooking up a storm with his family. Although native to New York, Adrijan is proud to call Chicago home!

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  • Michael Smith
    Kia Specialist
    630-445-2542


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  • Mohamed Mohamed
    Kia Specialist
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  • Edward Mangan
    Sales Consultant
    630-445-2542


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  • Tyler Kennedy
    Kia Specialist
    888-409-0125


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  • Eric Price
    Sales Consultant
    888-849-3140


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  • Raul Ochoa
    Kia Specialist
    888-849-3140


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  • Baher Boules
    Kia Specialist
    877-849-3140


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  • David Chastain
    Service Manager
    630-445-2542

    Dave has been the Service Manager at Gerald Kia of Naperville since 2014. He found Gerald Kia through a friend on Facebook. He prides himself on staffing an amazing team to thoroughly maintain and repair our customers vehicles. In his off time Dave likes to ride his motorcycle. He and his son, Andrew, also train 5 days a week and are competitive power lifters.

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  • Steve Hammerquist
    Service Advisor
    630-445-2542

    Steve has been at Gerald Kia since 2014 and in the automotive business for over 10 years. He prides himself on being detail oriented by keeping his customers well informed of repair expectations as well as routine and suggested maintenance schedules. Steve loves spending time with his wife, son and daughter; unless it's Sunday… on Sunday's he is tailgating at the Bears Game!

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  • Taylor Gillen
    Service Writer
    630-445-2542

      Taylor has been with Gerald Kia since 2016. She used to service her car here and found the Gerald Kia culture very intriguing. Taylor is a very outgoing and friendly addition to the Gerald Team! In her off time she likes to hang out with her Bulldog and find new adventures.

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  • Teresa Kotch
    Service Advisor
    888-409-0125


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  • Randy Goralewski
    Parts Manager
    630-445-2542

    Randy started working for the Gerald Auto Group in 1998 as an apprentice painter in our body shop. From there he transitioned into the Parts Department in shipping and receiving, moved up to the parts counter and eventually became a Parts Manager. In his off time he likes to go fishing, bowling, ride his motorcycle and showing off the "Metal Monster" (his Chevelle).

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  • Adam Maldanado
    Parts Specialist
    630-445-2542

      Adam has been with Gerald Kia since 2015 and in the car business for since 2008. Adam can be found working on cars and bikes, watching sports and playing catch with his son in his free time.

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  • Tommy Data
    Kia Auto Technician
    630-445-2542

      Tommy has been with Gerald Kia since 2010.  His passion for cars mirrors into his personal life. When not at work he loves working on and detailing his personal cars and Harley. Most importantly, Tommy loves making memories with his family.

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  • Alex Nagy
    Kia Auto Technician
    630-445-2542

      Alex passion for cars brought him to the automotive field. He has been a valuable member of the Gerald Team for a couple years now. Alex has an eye for photography and loves to take photos while doing competitive drifting at the track in his free time.

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  • Greg Dubs
    Kia Auto Technician
    630-445-2542

      Greg has been an auto technician since 2003 and with Gerald Kia since 2007. He has been able to witness, first hand, the Kia brand grow into what it is today. In 2016 Greg competed in the Kia Skills World Cup. After making it to the finals, he competed in Korea against technicians from 41 countries and brought home the Gold Medal. In his free time, he and his family enjoy camping, fishing and being outdoors.

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  • Daniel Lindsey
    Kia Auto Technician
    630-445-2542

      Daniel started with Gerald Kia in 2017. He started at a young age taking apart his toys, figuring out how they work and putting them back together. This is where he knew his love for repairing things came from and is currently attending UTI hoping to be certified in electrical, brake inspection and engines. In his free time Daniel loves to teach and master Tae Kwon Do.

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  • Eddy Delatorre
    Kia Auto Technician


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  • Wayne Mochel
    Kia Auto Technician


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  • Wojciech Skowronski
    Kia Auto Technician


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  • Noe Solis
    Kia Auto Technician


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  • Edgar Meraz-Ibarra
    Porter


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  • Brandon Gibson
    Kia Auto Technician


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  • Richard Rodriguez
    Kia Auto Technician


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  • Eric Stradley
    Kia Auto Technician


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  • David Hernandez
    Kia Auto Technician
    630-445-2542


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  • Ade Martahan
    Porter


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  • Cesar Barajas
    Porter


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  • Matthew Perry
    Porter


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  • Andrew Chastain
    Service Porter
    630-445-2542


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  • Fraz Andani
    Service Writer
    630-445-2542

     Fraz has worked for Gerald Kia for the last few years. What originally brought him to work here was the dynamic of the team and management. Fraz is studying Engineering at Northern Illinois University and hopes to graduate in 2019. In his free time you can find Fraz road tripping with his family and doing volunteer work with his mosque.

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  • Diana Gonzalez
    Receptionist
    630-445-2542

      Diana has been with the Gerald Auto Group since 2015. She loves helping her coworkers behind the scenes to achieve their goals. Her positive demeanor and willingness to conquer any task is a huge asset to Gerald Kia! Diana loves to spend time with her family as well as reading at the local library.

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