" "
" "

Gerald Kia of Naperville

Meet Our Team

 


 

General Manager

  • Anthony Triner Jr.

    Anthony Triner Jr.

    General Manager

    630.445.2542
    atriner@geraldauto.com More Info
    Anthony Triner Jr.

    Anthony Triner Jr.

    General Manager

    I was lucky enough to find the Gerald group in 2006. It was my first “real job” after graduation from St. Norbert College. Like many college graduates I was unsure of what I would or could do with my degree. The Gerald family and management staff helped me find my way in a business I never expected to fall into. I was afforded opportunities to take my strengths and grow from a salesman, through multiple management roles to ultimately securing my position as General Manager of our Kia location in Naperville.

    I take pride in allowing our team to enjoy coming to work while providing top notch customer service. There is never a dull day at Gerald Kia in Naperville as the employee experience is equally as important to me as the customer experience. I love doing things like our customer appreciation BBQ’s on Saturdays in the summer to set us apart from our competitors. Come see me May through September to grab a hotdog or burger when you are nearby!

    In my free time you will find me making memories with my wife, 4 children and our dog Zeke.

Sales Management

  • Gino Tairi

    Gino Tairi

    General Sales Manager

    630-445-2542
    gtairi@geraldauto.com More Info
    Gino Tairi

    Gino Tairi

    General Sales Manager

    I’m Gino Tairi, Sales Manager at Gerald Kia of Naperville. I started selling cars with the Gerald Auto Group in 2009 at one of our Nissan locations. Through values of the Gerald Company and mentoring on the job, I very quickly realized that I had found my new career! We opened this Kia location in 2015 and I began my new role as Sales Manager. I was amazed at the technology, standard features and overall value for your dollar that the Kia vehicles offer!  I have a great team of Kia Specialists that will work diligently to find you the best vehicle to meet your needs. We provide for you a family atmosphere, straight forward answers and a place that you can trust for all your vehicle needs.

    When not at work, I am simply a family man. I love to travel with my beautiful wife and our two handsome young boys. We love to visit beaches and waterparks!

    Please bring your family and come visit us here at Gerald Kia, I look forward to meeting you very soon!

  • Yasser  Ibrahim

    Yasser Ibrahim

    Finance Manager

    630-445-2542
    yibrahim@geraldauto.com
    Yasser  Ibrahim

    Yasser Ibrahim

    Finance Manager

  • John Smith

    John Smith

    Sales Manager

    630-445-2542
    jsmith@geraldauto.com More Info
    John Smith

    John Smith

    Sales Manager

    Hello, my name is John Smith (I promise it’s real). I have been with the Gerald Auto Group since 2010 and thoroughly enjoy the Kia brand. I have witnessed some really nice vehicles with exceptional technology roll into the auto world and disrupt the industry. So when you come here plan to be surprised as you take home your new land mobile.

    I really enjoy working for the Gerald family as well. They take care of all of us and expect us to pass that on to all of our customers new and old. In the 10 years I have been here I can honestly tell you it feels like family and I welcome you all to come and see for yourself. I am a father of three children (two girls and one boy), avid Star Wars, GI Joe and Lego fan. I can fully testify that I might be considered to most as a man child, which I gladly and proudly accept.

    Spending your hard earned money on a new of pre-owned vehicle with me will be one of the most memorable and enjoyable experiences in your life. Guaranteed!

  • Lyle Caputo

    Lyle Caputo

    Finance Manager

    630-445-2542
    lcaputo@geraldauto.com
    Lyle Caputo

    Lyle Caputo

    Finance Manager

  • Roger Ramirez

    Roger Ramirez

    Sales Manager

    630.445.2542
    rramirez@geraldauto.com
    Roger Ramirez

    Roger Ramirez

    Sales Manager

Kia Specialists

  • Quentin Stanley

    Quentin Stanley

    Sales Consultant

    630-445-2542
    qstanley@geraldauto.com More Info
    Quentin Stanley

    Quentin Stanley

    Sales Consultant

    I first started my employment with the Gerald Auto Group in January of 2014, 5 years later I can truly say it was one of the best decisions I have ever made! I love working for the Gerald Auto Group because they let me be me. I’m appreciated for my uniqueness and encouraged to use it every day. Another big reason is my co-workers; they are absolutely amazing! We are truly one big dysfunctional family. The collection of personalities is literally the stuff sitcoms are made of.

    I’ve been in the automotive sales industry for 13 years and have sold a few different brands (i.e. Honda, Toyota and Ford). Kia is by far my favorite because the value to the customer is unbelievable! Manufacturer’s warranty, standard features, safety, reliability, no matter what category you choose Kia is rated among the top! I can sell to friends, family, neighbors, etc with no worries at all.

    When I’m not busy selling cars I enjoy spending time with my family. My wife Kimberly, son Zachary, daughter Chloe and my Golden Doodle Beckham are without a doubt my pride and joy! The Stanley kids keep us quite busy with various activities such as soccer, swimming, volleyball, girl scouts and refereeing local little league soccer games just to name a few.

    Purchasing a vehicle from me is like dealing with an old friend. I’m a people person. I’ve been here at Gerald Kia of Naperville for a long time and it’s largely because of the relationships I’ve built with my customers. They enjoy their buying experience and then refer friends, family, neighbors, coworkers etc. Please feel free to read my reviews at Dealerrater.com. The proof is in the pudding!

  • Adrijan  Tairi

    Adrijan Tairi

    Sales Consultant

    630-445-2542
    atairi@geraldauto.com More Info
    Adrijan  Tairi

    Adrijan Tairi

    Sales Consultant

    My name is Adrijan Tairi and I have been a Kia Specialist at Gerald Kia since early 2015. I take my job very seriously; I have trained in over 80 Kia vehicle product tests along with being awarded 3 and 5 year honors with Kia. I do all this so I have all the knowledge I need to focus on my customers’ needs, wants and what puts a smile on their faces. In my free time you can find me playing sports, at the gym or traveling with my friends and family.

    I love to help people find a vehicle that fits in their budget, they feel good in and that they can’t wait to show off to their friends and family.  I have been awarded salesman of the month six times because I am the best, and I know you want to work with the best! I hope to meet you soon, just ask for Ace!

  • Mohamed Mohamed

    Mohamed Mohamed

    Sales Consultant

    630-445-2542
    mmohamed@geraldauto.com More Info
    Mohamed Mohamed

    Mohamed Mohamed

    Sales Consultant

    Hello future customer, my name is Mohamed Mohamed but you can call me “Mo”.  I was raised in Cairo, Egypt and lived there all through college. I have a degree in Computer Engineering and Law. I shifted my career to work in sales and advertising spending years selling air time for TV channels. What a great choice, sales fit my personality and skill set very well. In 2017 my wife and I moved back to her home country, the United States of America. I began working in automotive sales at Gerald Kia in 2018.  I knew I had found my perfect path when I earned salesman of the month three times in my first year! Gerald Kia is a place where you can come looking for a vehicle and know that you will be treated with the utmost respect by well-informed Kia Specialists. I have learned so much working here and continue to every day. My wife and I welcomed our first child, a little girl, shortly after I started working at the dealership. We both now drive Kia’s and when you meet with me I will show you all the reasons that Kia, and Gerald Kia in particular will be your car place for life.  Just ask for Mo, I can’t wait to meet you…

  • Johnny Cook

    Johnny Cook

    Sales Consultant

    630-445-2542
    jcook@geraldauto.com More Info
    Johnny Cook

    Johnny Cook

    Sales Consultant

    Greetings everyone, I’m Johnny Cook, your new Kia Specialist. I have been with Gerald Kia of Naperville since April of 2019. I have experienced some great people in this business; from my awesome coworkers teaching me how to best help you to my kind and loving customers who have helped me just as much!

    In my free time I enjoy spending time with my wonderful family and cherishing every moment that I am blessed to be here. I also love playing basketball. If you are ever in the area I am always available and look forward to providing you with an unforgettable Gerald experience!

  • Michael Rivas

    Michael Rivas

    Sales Consultant

    630-445-2542
    mrivas@geraldauto.com More Info
    Michael Rivas

    Michael Rivas

    Sales Consultant

    Hello, I’m Michael and I started working with the Gerald Auto Group in 2018. I’ve worked in sales at three previous jobs and Gerald Kia is by far the best position that I’ve had because the environment here is always on the positive side. I graduated from Aurora Central Catholic in May of 2018 where I played four years of varsity baseball. I was also on a traveling team which enabled me to travel all over the country for tournaments. I enjoy spending my free time with family and friends. Come on in to Gerald Kia and let me tell you all about our exclusive Lifetime Warranty!

  • Brian Murphy

    Brian Murphy

    Sales Consultant

    630-445-2542
    bmurphy@geraldauto.com More Info
    Brian Murphy

    Brian Murphy

    Sales Consultant

    Hello my name is Brian, I have been in the auto industry since 2013 and with Gerald Kia of Naperville since January of 2016. I was born and raised in Naperville, graduating Naperville North High School in 2008. I love educating my customers about the Kia lineup and how they compare with other competitors in the market. My main concern is to make sure you are on the right vehicle the first time! My positivity and humor has always kept my customers laughing throughout the car buying process! I spend most of my time outside of work with my wife and daughter. I am also a very avid fisherman, golfer, and play volleyball. Don’t even think about it any longer… start your car and head over to meet me! 

  • Michael Smith

    Michael Smith

    Sales Consultant

    630-445-2542
    msmith@geraldauto.com More Info
    Michael Smith

    Michael Smith

    Sales Consultant

    Hey future customer! My name is Michael Smith and I started with the Gerald Family in 2017.  Before I worked as a salesman I worked in a factory 6 days a week, 12 hours a night for the better part of ten years. In August of 2017 I was in a car accident, for lack of better words it rendered my back useless and made my job at the box plant impossible. I had no idea what I would do for work. On a whim I printed up my resume and drove up and down Aurora Avenue hoping for a chance as a salesman. “I know that I am charismatic and full of life” I kept telling myself as I handed my resume out. Finally I got to Gerald Kia, when I walked in the door I was promptly greeted and told about the Lifetime Warranty. I told my soon to be manager, Suzie, about my situation and asked for a chance. Within 10 minutes I was giving my interview and signing paperwork for my start date. Amazed, I went home and told everyone I knew about my new career choice, from there I have never looked back. One thing is for sure, if you work with me or any other salesperson at Gerald Kia of Naperville and don’t leave with a new car you will at least leave with a new friend!

     

  • Connor Cavins

    Connor Cavins

    Sales Consultant

    630-445-2542
    ccavins@geraldauto.com
    Connor Cavins

    Connor Cavins

    Sales Consultant

  • Sergio Jimenez

    Sergio Jimenez

    Sales Consultant

    630.445.2542
    sjimenez@geraldauto.com
    Sergio Jimenez

    Sergio Jimenez

    Sales Consultant

  • Jaylin Davis

    Jaylin Davis

    Sales Consultant

    630-445-2542
    jdavis@geraldauto.com
    Jaylin Davis

    Jaylin Davis

    Sales Consultant

  • Greg Brown

    Greg Brown

    Sales Consultant

    630.445.2542
    gbrown@geraldauto.com
    Greg Brown

    Greg Brown

    Sales Consultant

Internet Department

  • Melissa Laxton

    Melissa Laxton

    Internet Director

    630-445-2542
    mlaxton@geraldauto.com More Info
    Melissa Laxton

    Melissa Laxton

    Internet Director

    I have been with the Gerald Auto Group since 2015. I love working for Gerald because unlike other dealerships I’ve known and worked for, they actually care about their customers AND employees. They work hard to set themselves apart from other dealers; not only in the Naperville area, but the Chicagoland area.

    Before being introduced to the Kia lineup, I knew nothing about them and was not sure I wanted to. However, after learning about Kia and everything they have to offer, my mind was quickly changed. They truly are a great product, at a great price! I am now the proud owner of my own Kia!

    Working with myself and Gerald Kia, I can assure you that you’ll receive the best experience you’ve had while shopping for a vehicle! I am here to address all of your questions, comments, concerns and connect you with one of my amazing Kia Specialists.

  • Reyna Vega

    Reyna Vega

    Internet Sales

    630-445-2542
    rvega@geraldauto.com More Info
    Reyna Vega

    Reyna Vega

    Internet Sales

    Hello, my name is Reyna with Gerald Kia of Naperville. I am an Internet Sales Specialist; I handle all of the online traffic. Customers usually have unanswered questions so they find me by putting a request online through our website. I came into the automotive business with Kia in 2018 and I have to say it has been a great experience so far. My coworkers are great and the environment is so welcoming here.

    When I’m not at work I am at college working on becoming a nurse. I find myself studying often or taking a break to play with my puppy.

    Kia is a great place to start when looking for a new vehicle if you have any questions or concerns please reach out to me directly, I’ll be happy to answer any of your questions. I look forward to working with you!

Service Manager

  • Dave Chastain

    Dave Chastain

    Service Manager

    630.445.2542
    dchastain@geraldauto.com
    Dave Chastain

    Dave Chastain

    Service Manager

Service Advisors

  • Teresa  Kotch

    Teresa Kotch

    Service Advisor

    630-445-2542
    tkotch@geraldauto.com More Info
    Teresa  Kotch

    Teresa Kotch

    Service Advisor

    I have been in the automotive industry for 40 years, starting in a family business at a very young age. I bring with me knowledge that I have acquired over a lifetime. Vehicles have changed over the years and I have the background to help explain, suggest and facilitate any needs your vehicle may have. I have been with Gerald Kia since 2017 and am impressed that the old school values of my mentors still exist today. This is a family owned dealership and they enable our entire team to care for you the way your car place should. Give us a call, ask for Teresa and let me help you with your automobile; I look forward to hearing from you!

  • Marissa  Frank

    Marissa Frank

    Service Advisor

    630-445-2542
    mfrank@geraldauto.com
    Marissa  Frank

    Marissa Frank

    Service Advisor

  • Steve Hammerquist

    Steve Hammerquist

    Service Advisor

    630.445.2542
    shammerquist@geraldauto.com
    Steve Hammerquist

    Steve Hammerquist

    Service Advisor

Service Technicians

  • Alex  Nagy

    Alex Nagy

    Kia Automotive Technician

    630-445-2542
    anagy@geraldauto.com More Info
    Alex  Nagy

    Alex Nagy

    Kia Automotive Technician

    I have had the pleasure of being a Master Auto Technician at Gerald Kia since 2015. I get to work with a fantastic team of people who make Gerald Kia the wonderful dealership that it is. My free time is spent on photographing automotive races and events for my website and taking my cars to the track. I look forward to getting to put my years of Kia training to use to help keep your vehicles running strong for years to come!

  • Brandon Gibson

    Brandon Gibson

    Kia Automotive Technician

    630-445-2542
    bgibson@geraldauto.com More Info
    Brandon Gibson

    Brandon Gibson

    Kia Automotive Technician

    Thank you for coming to check out my page. I have been working as an Auto Technician at Gerald Kia since early 2017. I really like that we are like a family here! We all get along and work great together. In my free time I enjoy hunting, fishing and being outdoors. Come see me at Gerald Kia and I will take care of any maintenance or repairs your vehicle may need!

  • Greg Dubs

    Greg Dubs

    Kia Automotive Technician

    630-445-2542
    gdubs@geraldauto.com More Info
    Greg Dubs

    Greg Dubs

    Kia Automotive Technician

    I have been an Automotive Technician since 2003 and Master Tech with Gerald Kia since 2007. I have been able to witness, first hand, the Kia brand grow into what it is today. In 2016 I competed in the Kia Skills World Cup. After making it to the finals, I competed against technicians from 41 countries and brought home the Gold Medal! That deemed me #1 auto technician in the world for the Kia brand! In my free time my family and I enjoy camping, fishing and being outdoors.

    You can expect world class service from all of us at Gerald Kia of Naperville!

  • Wayne Mochel

    Wayne Mochel

    Kia Automotive Technician

    630-445-2542
    wmochel@geraldauto.com More Info
    Wayne Mochel

    Wayne Mochel

    Kia Automotive Technician

    Thanks for stopping by, my name is Wayne Mochel and I am a Master Auto Technician here at Gerald Kia of Naperville. I started in the business over 40 years ago pumping gas at a gas station and have times changed!  I have witnessed amazing innovations in technology, design and overall quality of vehicles on the road. I have been with Gerald Kia since 2012 and am fortunate to have found a place that still has old school core values of what the service industry should be. My team and I are constantly training and perfecting our skills to make sure you and your vehicle are in the best hands. Whether for an oil change or more intricate service needs, I am here for you and look forward to being your honorable Kia Master Technician!

  • Tommy Data

    Tommy Data

    Kia Automotive Technician

    630-445-2542
    tdata@geraldauto.com More Info
    Tommy Data

    Tommy Data

    Kia Automotive Technician

    My name is Tommy and I have been a Master Automotive Technician at Gerald Kia since 2010. I have learned a tremendous amount and continually train to assure that I am up to date with all the amazing advances in technology and mechanics of one of the fastest growing brands in the United States. My passion for cars mirrors into my personal life where I love to work on and detail our family vehicles and my recreational vehicle, my Harley Davidson motorcycle.  My appointments are filling up so call and make your vehicle’s appointment to come see me today!

  • Jose Ramirez

    Jose Ramirez

    Kia Automotive Technician

    630-445-2542
    jramirez@geraldauto.com More Info
    Jose Ramirez

    Jose Ramirez

    Kia Automotive Technician

    Hi! I’m Jose Ramirez and I have been an auto technician for the past 13 years. I started with the Gerald Auto Group in April of 2019 and am loving working for a customer and family oriented business. As an auto technician, I am a part of the success of the company, because I am committed to giving a high quality of service to each vehicle. When away from work I am found spending time with my three kids and wife. As a family oriented person, myself, I can tell you that the Gerald Auto Group has your family in mind. You can trust me, and the rest of the team, to service your vehicle to help keep you safe on the road.

  • Nick Rodriguez

    Nick Rodriguez

    Kia Automotive Technician

    630-445-2542
    nrodriguez@geraldauto.com
    Nick Rodriguez

    Nick Rodriguez

    Kia Automotive Technician

  • Richard  Rodriguez

    Richard Rodriguez

    Kia Automotive Technician

    630-445-2542
    rrodriguez@geraldauto.com More Info
    Richard  Rodriguez

    Richard Rodriguez

    Kia Automotive Technician

    Hi! My name is Dick, I started with Gerald Kia in 2017. I love the friendly atmosphere here at Gerald Kia, it feels like working with family! In the shop we all work well together and are happy to give each other a helping hand whenever a tough issue arises. Everyone on the service writing team are great to work with and do their best to make sure all our customers’ needs are relayed to us back in the shop. In my free time I enjoy target shooting, woodworking and playing D&D. I take pride in my history of automotive service; I have worked as a sales consultant, a manager and a technician. Having the experience helps me understand the customers visit start to finish and how to help make sure the experience is a great one! Come on in and allow our skilled team to show you what we’re made of!

  • Caitlin Patti

    Caitlin Patti

    Kia Automotive Technician

    630-445-2542
    cpatti@geraldauto.com
    Caitlin Patti

    Caitlin Patti

    Kia Automotive Technician

  • Zachary Naser

    Zachary Naser

    Lube Technician

    Zachary Naser

    Zachary Naser

    Lube Technician

Parts Manager

  • Randy Goralewski

    Randy Goralewski

    Parts Manager

    630-445-2542
    rgoralewksi@geraldauto.com More Info
    Randy Goralewski

    Randy Goralewski

    Parts Manager

    I started working for the Gerald Auto Group in 1998. I enjoy working here because of great people around me. I like working for Kia because it has given me many opportunities to better myself and my department. In my free time I enjoy bowling, riding my motorcycle, driving my Chevelle to the local cruise nights and fishing. Come in to the parts department and feel free to ask any questions regarding parts and accessories!

Parts Advisors

  • Curtis  Nelson

    Curtis Nelson

    Parts Counter Support

    630.445.2542
    cnelson@geraldauto.com
    Curtis  Nelson

    Curtis Nelson

    Parts Counter Support

  • Jay Jensen

    Jay Jensen

    Parts Counter Support

    630.445.2542
    jjensen@geraldauto.com
    Jay Jensen

    Jay Jensen

    Parts Counter Support

Receptionist

  • Diana Gonzalez

    Diana Gonzalez

    Receptionist

    630-445-2542
    dgonzalez@geraldauto.com More Info
    Diana Gonzalez

    Diana Gonzalez

    Receptionist

    Hi, my name is Diana and I have been part of the Gerald Auto Group since early 2015. Gerald Kia is an amazing place to work that has enabled me to grow professionally in a very comfortable and supportive environment. I am fortunate every day to support a staff that genuinely cares about their customers and goes through great lengths to make sure they find a vehicle that their customers not just like, but love. I spend my free time working on my house, visiting with friends  or spending time with my one and only nephew.  I look forward to meeting you during your next visit with us!

Saved Vehicles

SAVED VEHICLES

You don't have any saved vehicles!

Look for this link on your favorites:

Save

Once you've saved some vehicles, you can view them here at any time.

Contact Us

630-445-2542

Call Now

1661 Aurora Ave • Naperville, IL 60540

Get Directions

Today's Hours:

Open Today! Sales: 9am-9pm

Open Today! Service: 7am-6pm

Open Today! Parts: 7am-6pm

Gerald Kia of Naperville 41.7652472, -88.1900288.