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Tom Seely
General Manager
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Tom Seely is the General Manager of Thomas Kia the 1st and #1 Kia dealership in NW Ind. Seelys passion for the industry and his commitment to life long learning led him to hold many positions within a dealership including sales consultant, sales manager, assistant finance manager, general sales manager, and General Manager. Alongside the Thomas family, Seely continues the tradition set by the Thomas's in the management of Thomas Kia, the region's most successful Kia dealership. Thomas Kia has been recognized for industry-leading innovation in the fields of integrated marketing, used sales, and new vehicle sales in service. More recently, by continually improving their customer service Thomas Kia has been honored with the highest Customer Satisfaction scores in the region.

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Daenen Bedie
Sales Manager
Daenen came to Thomas KIA after graduating from the University of Western Ontario as a Business Finance Major. He is as passionate about customer service as he is about cars. "If we provide our customers with the highest level of service for all their automotive needs, they will be our customers for life." An avid White Sox fan finds "Big D" roaming the Club Box area at most home games.
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Matt Summar
Finance Mgr
219-934-2266 Matt has 6 years of automotive industry experience encompassing sales, Internet technology and Customer service. Currently, Matt has taken on the role at Thomas KIA as Finance Manager. Certified in all aspects of customer service Matt has been awarded the highest honors from KIA 3 years straight.
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Jim Knizek
Finance
Jim, started in automotive sales in 2004 after a 10 year career in the entertainment industry. Predictably, he’s now a finance manager and he now puts his decades of experience to work for the many clients... jim is a big fan of oil of olay!! his favorite saying is "its ok!!"
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Mike Magee
Sales
Mikey started from the ground up just out of school and worked his way up through the Consignment Department and onto the Sales Staff in 2011. Mike is consistently very highly rated by our customers for his warm, friendly, non-pushy personality. When not selling cars he is often found pumping iron at local gyms or helping seniors pick up groceries.
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John Roney
Salesperson
John was one of our favorite repeat customers of Thomas KIA customer before coming to work here. Johns dedication to superior customer service and professionalism are part of what makes him so successful. John wants to go the extra mile to help you get your car sold and achieve the best results possible. Besides long walks, John coaches youth softball.
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Jose Martinez
Sales
Jose is a graduate of Indiana University Bloomington bringing over 5 years of customer service and marketing experience from various industries. Jose has extensive knowledge of the KIA Model Line. Anything you need, he is there for you!
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Moe Youssef
Sales
Moe joined Thomas KIA fresh off leaving a career in improv. Best known for impersonating the likes of Harry Carry, Lady Gaga and Queen. Moe brings a wealth of knowledge of the KIA line up after working closely with his mentors Anthony, George and Persa for many years. Stop in and see first hand what Moe can do for you!
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Sam Jacob
Sales
Sam came to us by way of the very far east (Highland). One of his favorite quotes is "Mistakes are always forgivable, if one has the courage to admit them". KIA Certified at the highest level Sam excels in honor and self control. Favorite movies are "Fist a Unicorn and "Cobra". Stop in to see Sam today and drive a new KIA.
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Louis Dirienzo
Sales
From the classic cars to concept cars Lou knows them! With 18 years of selling and customer service Lou is like a kid eating birthday cake, he loves it! Stop in today to let Lois help find you that great new KIA!
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Sandy Culbertson
Sales
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Itxel Carlos
KIA Sales
Itxel (Pixtel without the P) Carlos took a huge leap into the car business and is not looking back. Fluent in Spanish, English, and Thai (Siamese. Stop in today to see her!

Service

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Neddie Burks
Service Manager
  • Favorite Food: Pizza and Chicken
  • Favorite Vacation Spot: < Punta Cana ,LAS,VEGAS, Bahamas
  • Favorite Sport: Bocce Ball
  • Favorite Sports Team: The Bears/The Bulls Black Hawks
  • Favorite Kia Vehicle: All Kia's
  • What inspires you My Family
  • What is your claim to fame? Hitting the Big Jackpot in the Indiana Lottery
  • Where would you most like to visit that you have never been to before? Greece
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Kim Degoey
Service Advisor
219-934-2266 Hello, I'm Kim, Service Adviser for Thomas KIA. I have over 30 years in the automotive service business, and enjoy helping customers keep their cars maintained for a longer vehicle life. In my spare time I enjoy restoring old cars, boating and traveling with my friend. I'am always available to help you address your vehicle's service needs, and look forward to serving you at Thomas KIA.
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Allen Kilbury
Service Advisior
Allen motto is "Another Day in Paradise" besides long walks in his full blown Cubs outfit to playing with his 2 kids Allen is living the dream.
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Eric Ranfranz
Master Certified Tech
Eric joined the Thomas KIA Team and has since taken the role as head recon tech. Taking a non-conformist approach to servicing your car Eric quick to offer a helping hand. Going on 8 years as a top tech in the region Eric will keep you on the road!Best of all is the positive attitude Eric displays!
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Jose Patino
Senior Master Tech
  • Favorite Food: Mexican
  • Favorite Sport: All Sports
  • Favorite Sports Team: White Sox
  • Favorite Kia Vehicle: All Kia's
  • Where would you most like to visit that you have never been to before? Greece
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Fred Jones
Head Porter
  • Favorite Food: Mexican Food
  • Favorite Sport: Basketball
  • Favorite Sports Team: Baltimore Ravens
  • Favorite Kia Vehicle: Optima
  • What inspires you? Neddy Burks
  • Where would you most like to visit that you have never been to before? Mid Evil Times
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Sherri Cohn
Cashier
  • Favorite Food: Crab Legs
  • Favorite Sports Team: The Bears
  • What is your guiltiest pleasure? Chocolate
  • Where would you most like to visit that you have never been to before? Paris
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Tom Rekau
Certified Mechanic
Tom has been involved with auto dealerships for 15 years and has worked with almost every aspect of the service department, including auto repair, warranty procedure and coding of warranty claims. He has trained technical personnel and taught proper procedure for repair of automobiles. Dedicated to taking his time to properly repair your car, stop in and ask for Tom!
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Justin Gasper
Service Tech
Justin also spent 2 years in a new car dealership as a Certified Technician with KIA. We are extremely fortunate to have had Justin with us at Thomas KIA since day one as he brings an immense amount of knowledge and experience to our team. Aside from his passion for automobiles, Justin enjoys spending time painting, 4 wheeling and playing card games.
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Alex Flemming
Service Tech
Alex, plenty experience as an automotive technician. His initial 2 years were spent with our KIA new car dealership while working to obtain his Certified training. Since then, Alex has enjoyed working in the automotive center and has done so for the past 2 years. Alex is an outstanding member of our team. Outside of work, Alex enjoys camping and spending time with his animals in their cabin in the foot hills In addition, Alex is an avid history buff and also gives back to the local community

Parts

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Nate Bizic
Parts Manager
Famous Nate is the parts & accessories director of Thomas KIA, Nate is responsible for the strategic direction, technical execution and overall success of the automotive parts & accessories category at Thomas KIA. His father, Butch Dirt, was a "famous" dirt track racer in the 1970s, thus his name. Rhodes did not follow in his father's footsteps professionally, but continues, when he has time, to fix up race cars with his friends. His other automotive passion is the great American muscle car, in particular Corvettes. Nates current dream cars he watches on eBay Motors include a 2007 Ford GT-40, a 2008 Chevrolet Corvette, a 1975 Ford Mustang and an Acura NSX.
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Mike Wasson
Parts Specialist
Mike has grown into a great parts specialist in the short time. Stop in to see him in action!

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Louis Dirienzo
Sales
From the classic cars to concept cars Lou knows them! With 18 years of selling and customer service Lou is like a kid eating birthday cake, he loves it! Stop in today to let Lois help find you that great new KIA!

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Sam Jacob
Sales
Sam came to us by way of the very far east (Highland). One of his favorite quotes is "Mistakes are always forgivable, if one has the courage to admit them". KIA Certified at the highest level Sam excels in honor and self control. Favorite movies are "Fist a Unicorn and "Cobra". Stop in to see Sam today and drive a new KIA.
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Louis Dirienzo
Sales
From the classic cars to concept cars Lou knows them! With 18 years of selling and customer service Lou is like a kid eating birthday cake, he loves it! Stop in today to let Lois help find you that great new KIA!
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Sandy Culbertson
Sales

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Allen Kilbury
Service Advisior
Allen motto is "Another Day in Paradise" besides long walks in his full blown Cubs outfit to playing with his 2 kids Allen is living the dream.
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Itxel Carlos
KIA Sales
Itxel (Pixtel without the P) Carlos took a huge leap into the car business and is not looking back. Fluent in Spanish, English, and Thai (Siamese. Stop in today to see her!