Staff


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General Management

Mike Fullmer
General Manager
Ext 103

Hometown: Bloomingdale, IL

How Long Employed at Gary Lang Auto Group: Since September 2015
How Long in the Car Business: Since February 10, 1986
Hobbies: Going to my kids' activities such as karate, baseball, and football games. I enjoy taking the family to professional sporting games such as the White Sox, Bulls, and Hawks.
Favorite Vehicle: Kia Telluride
Favorite Food: Macaroni and Cheese
Favorite Song: "One on One" by Daryl Hall & John Oates
Favorite Movie: Star Wars
Favorite Vacation Spot: Florida with my family when I can get away. 

My name is Mike Fullmer and I grew up in Panama City Beach, Florida, where I met and married my high school sweetheart Pamela. We have been married for over 33 years. I've been in the car business since 1986 and have enjoyed every aspect of serving the customer. I joined Gary Lang Auto Group in September 2015 as the General Manager. I have 2 wonderful adult sons and 2 grandchildren. My favorite pastime, other than spending it with my family, is to visit Lake Geneva and having fun on the boat. When you get a chance, stop by and say hello.

Mission Statements:  
  • See failure as beginning, not the end
  • If you don't go after it, you won't have it
  • Always do more than is expected of you
  • Teach others what you know

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Jeff Lang
Floor Manager
Ext 213

Hometown: McHenry, IL

How Long Employed at Gary Lang Auto Group:  30 Years
How Long in the Car Business: 30 Years
Hobbies: Going to concerts and spending time with friends
Favorite Vehicle: Chevy Camaro 
Favorite Food: Prime Rib with Garlic Butter Herb Sauce
Favorite Song: Rear-View Mirror by Pearl Jam
Favorite Movie: Scarface 
Favorite Vacation Spot: Roadtrips

I was born and raised in the automotive business and I absolutely love it. 

Mission Statement: Be someone else's sunshine. 

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Cody Hamel
General Sales Manager
Ext 302

Hometown: Lake Villa, IL

How Long Employed at Gary Lang Auto Group:  2 years
How Long in the Car Business: 9 years
Hobbies: Golfing, boating, and remodeling my house. I love spending time with my daughter, Scarlett.
Favorite Vehicle: Kia Telluride
Favorite Food: Lasagna and Crab Legs
Favorite Song: Eye Of The Tiger
Favorite Movie: Equalizer and Southpaw
Favorite Vacation Spot: Florida

My name is Cody Hamel and I have been working for Gary Lang Imports for two years. I started in the automotive industry 9 years ago, and I love it. I love meeting new customers every day and interacting with my team. In my free time, I enjoy spending time with my daughter and going out on my boat.

Mission Statement:   My focus is to provide superior customer service. 

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Jerry Spanier
General Sales Manager
Ext 202

Hometown: Streamwood, IL

How Long Employed at Gary Lang Auto Group: 2 years
How Long in the Car Business: 15 years
Hobbies: Going to my daughters' activities such Basketball, track, gymnastics. I also enjoy playing basketball, running and going to the gym. Going to Bulls and Bucks games.
Favorite Vehicle: Kia Stinger and Chevy Silverado Trailboss
Favorite Food: Sushi and Tacos
Favorite Song: Ric Flair Drip
Favorite Movie: White Men Can't Jump
Favorite Vacation Spot: Las Vegas

My name is Jerry Spanier and I have been the General Sales Manager of Gary Lang Imports since January of 2017. I was born in Poland and came to Illinois when I was 6-years-old. I have two awesome daughters. I've been in the car business since 2003, and I have always enjoyed serving my customers. My priority is always giving every customer their best car buying experience. 

Mission Statement:   Find a way, not an excuse


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Rick Diamond
Subaru Manager
Ext 301

Hometown: Algona, Iowa

How Long Employed at Gary Lang Auto Group: 15 years
How Long in the Car Business: 31 years
Hobbies: Going to community and car events, playing with my grandkids, playing Texas Hold'em, and planning cruises with my wife
Favorite Vehicle: GMC Acadia Denali
Favorite Food: Ribeye Steak
Favorite Song: "American Pie" by Don McLean
Favorite Movie: Godfather
Favorite Vacation Spot: Anywhere a cruise ship takes me and my wife

My name is Rick Diamond, and I have been with Gary Lang Auto Group for 15 years. I enjoy building relationships with customers and making the car buying experience fun. I spend most of my time coordinating charitable events with the Mooseheart Organization. What they do to benefit the lives of children in need is dear to my heart, and I feel it is important to spend my time with as many of their organizational efforts as I can.  

Mission Statements:   Treat people with respect and friendship and it will come back to you

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Dino Kokotas
Sales Manager
Ext 130

Hometown: Lake In The Hills, IL

How Long Employed at Gary Lang Auto Group: 3 Months
How Long in the Car Business: 18 Years
Hobbies: Bodybuilding, gardening, and reading
Favorite Vehicle: Cadillac CT6-V
Favorite Food: Chipotle Burrito Bowl
Favorite Song: Till I Collapse by Eminem
Favorite Movie: It's a Wonderful Life
Favorite Vacation Spot: Somewhere with clear blue water 

I have 2 sons, I am a volunteer firefighter, and I coach hockey. 

Mission Statements:  Just do it, never give up, face your fears, know your purpose. 

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Georgeann Kostecki
BDC Manager
Ext 325

Hometown: Mchenry, IL

How Long Employed at Gary Lang Auto Group: 6 years
How Long in the Car Business: 10 years
Hobbies: Poetry, I won poet of the year from 2005-2015. 
Favorite Vehicle: 1957 Chevy
Favorite Food: Pineapple
Favorite Song: Hotel California by the Eagles 
Favorite Movie: Godfather 
Favorite Vacation Spot: Gary Lang

Single mom with 4 beautiful grandkids. My cat Hungry is my best buddy.

Mission Statements:  To treat every customer who walks through the door like they are family and give them a one of a kind experience. 

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Ryan Miller
Domestic Used Sales Manager
Ext 203

Hometown: McHenry, IL

How Long Employed at Gary Lang Auto Group: 27 years
How Long in the Car Business: 27 years
Hobbies: Spending time with my family and friends. I enjoy riding my Harley and playing pool. 
Favorite Vehicle: Chevrolet Tahoe
Favorite Food: Steak
Favorite Song: "Riser" by Dierks Bentley
Favorite Movie: Animal House
Favorite Vacation Spot: The Bahamas with my family.

My name is Ryan Miller and I am from McHenry, IL. I got my start in automotive 27 years ago with Gary Lang Auto Group. I love it here because we just take care of people. We get to know every customer from sales to service, and our team is like family. I believe in loyalty and honesty with everyone and during every customer experience. In my free time, other than spending time with my family, I like to play pool with my friends, ride my Harley, and attend Bears and Blackhawks games.

Mission Statement:   Take care of business

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Andrew Weitzner
Sales Manager
Ext 210

Hometown: Chicago, IL

How Long Employed at Gary Lang Auto Group: 8 years
How Long in the Car Business: 18 years
Hobbies: Spending time with my family and friends. I enjoy golfing, and much of my spare time is spent in the gym.
Favorite Vehicle: Chevrolet Corvette
Favorite Food: Cake
Favorite Song: "Real American" by Rick Derringer
Favorite Movie: Terminator
Favorite Vacation Spot: Stay-cations with my family.

My name is Andrew Weitzner, and I have been a Finance Manager at Gary Lang Auto Group for 8 years. I am goal-driven with my work and with my fitness regimen. In my free time I enjoy relaxing with my family, playing golf, and watching sports.

Mission Statement:    "The road to success and greatness is always paved with consistent hard work. Outwork your competitors, be authentic and above all else... Chase your greatness"

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Calvin Knutsen
Inventory Manager
Ext 129

Hometown: Antioch, IL

How Long Employed at Gary Lang Auto Group: 4 Years
How Long in the Car Business: 27 Years
Hobbies: Golf, fishing, hanging out with the wife and kids, and charity work
Favorite Vehicle: A Free One
Favorite Food: Pizza
Favorite Song: Amazing Grace
Favorite Movie:  Shaw Shank Redemption and Rudy
Favorite Vacation Spot: Hawaii

I grew up in Small Town America, believe in Christ, Family, and Country, in that order. Believe true joy is found in loving and helping others. 

Mission Statements: Don't take life to seriously because you never know what fate has planned for you later that day, but always be the best husband, father, friend, employee, and neighbor that you can be.

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Kevin Curtis
Sales Manager
Ext 309

Hometown: Lincolnshire, IL

How Long Employed at Gary Lang Auto Group: 6 Months
How Long in the Car Business: 6 years
Hobbies: Date Night with my wife, teaching my kids new things, working out, and playing sports. 
Favorite Vehicle: Kia Stinger GT2
Favorite Food: Crab Legs and Sushi
Favorite Song: You're Welcome from Moana
Favorite Movie: Moana with my kids
Favorite Vacation Spot: Puerto Vallarta 

I played 7 years of semi-pro football, I am family oriented, and an avid sports fan. 

Mission Statements: To not only meet our guests expectations but exceed them! 

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Steve Paslawsky
Commercial Sales Manager
Ext 204

Hometown: McHenry, IL

How Long Employed at Gary Lang Auto Group:  7 Years
How Long in the Car Business: 15 Years
Hobbies: Riding my motorcycle to the barbers
Favorite Vehicle: Silverado
Favorite Food: Sushi and veggies
Favorite Song: Highway to Hell by ACDC
Favorite Movie: Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants
Favorite Vacation Spot: Iowa

I enjoy spending time with my family and out on the open road.

Mission Statement: To provide the best customer service in the truck industry 

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Sales

Noah Cherry
Sales Professional
Ext 138

Hometown: Cary, IL

How Long Employed at Gary Lang Auto Group: 2 Years
How Long in the Car Business: 2 Years
Hobbies: Listening to music, going to sporting events such as the Black Hawks and Bulls. 
Favorite Vehicle: 2019 Chevy Corvette ZR1
Favorite Food: Chicken Marsala
Favorite Song: The Man Who Sold The World by Nirvana
Favorite Movie: A Bronx Tale
Favorite Vacation Spot: Myrtle Beach, SC 

My favorite part of this job is seeing the excitement of peoples faces when they leave with their new vehicle.

Mission Statements: Transparency equals success

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Manny Cernas
Sales Professional
Ext 136

Hometown: Mexico

How Long Employed at Gary Lang Auto Group: 1 year
How Long in the Car Business: 4 years
Hobbies: Sports, cards, and trying different foods
Favorite Vehicle: Cadillac CTS
Favorite Food: Peruvian Food
Favorite Song: Despasito by Luis Fonsi
Favorite Movie: The Wolf of Wall Street
Favorite Vacation Spot: Mexico 

I was born in Mexico and came to Illinois in 2002. I love to spend time with my family, they mean everything to me.

Mission Statements: Everyday is a beginning and full of new opportunities

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Victor Ramos
Sales Professional
Ext 134

Hometown: McHenry, IL

How Long Employed at Gary Lang Auto Group: 2 years
How Long in the Car Business: 2 years
Hobbies: Dogs, cars, going to the gym and listening to music
Favorite Vehicle: GMC Sierra
Favorite Food: Sea Food
Favorite Song: The Moana Sound Track
Favorite Movie: Harry Potter Series
Favorite Vacation Spot: Cabo

I moved to Illinois when I was 10 years old and I have loved cars my whole life. 

Mission Statements: To exceed all expectations 

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John Wennerstrom
Sales Professional
Ext 310

Hometown: Lake Villa, IL

How Long Employed at Gary Lang Auto Group: 3 Months
How Long in the Car Business: 4 Years
Hobbies: Rollerblading, hockey, or anything that involves being with my son
Favorite Vehicle: 2019 Subaru Legacy
Favorite Food: Pizza
Favorite Song: Hurt Feelings by Mac Miller
Favorite Movie: Goodfellas
Favorite Vacation Spot: LA California 

I am very laid back, I love life and staying positive. 

Mission Statements: Make sure that everyone of my customers is happy and that I provide them with the best service possible. 

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Reilly Huber
Sales Professional
Ext 306

Hometown: McHenry, IL

How Long Employed at Gary Lang Auto Group: 9 Months
How Long in the Car Business: 9 Months
Hobbies: Reading, volleyball, and pick up sports games
Favorite Vehicle: 1964 Aston Martin DB5
Favorite Food: Chicken Pot Pie
Favorite Song: Savior by Rise Against 
Favorite Movie: Star Wars Empire Strikes Back
Favorite Vacation Spot: Colorado 

I am laid back, happy, always smiling, and a fan of cloudy days.

Mission Statements: Just do it

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Wayne Moran
Sales Professional
Ext 308

Hometown: Johnsburg, IL

How Long Employed at Gary Lang Auto Group: 3 Months
How Long in the Car Business: 3 Months
Hobbies: Baseball, Djing, and piano
Favorite Vehicle: Audi R8
Favorite Food: Sushi
Favorite Song: Where the Streets Have No Name by U2
Favorite Movie: Star Wars
Favorite Vacation Spot: Iceland 

I grew up in the area and still live here with my fiance and daughter. I love sports and spending time with my family. 

Mission Statements: The more I study science the more I believe in God

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Jeffrey Galanty
Sales Professionl
Ext 312

Hometown: Barrington, IL

How Long Employed at Gary Lang Auto Group: 6 months
How Long in the Car Business: 6 months
Hobbies: Playing with my dog, home improvements, and working on my car
Favorite Vehicle: Porsche GT3
Favorite Food: Pizza
Favorite Song: Always Changing
Favorite Movie: Jurassic Park
Favorite Vacation Spot: West Palm Beach, FL 

I am an honest, hardworking person who enjoys spending time with my family and working on home improvement projects. 

Mission Statements: I believe in being honest and straight forward with everyone

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Dave Schultz
Sales Professional
Ext 313

Hometown: Wheeling, IL

How Long Employed at Gary Lang Auto Group: 2 years
How Long in the Car Business: 20 years
Hobbies: Fishing local lakes and ponds, golfing, and softball.
Favorite Vehicle: Anything with heated seats
Favorite Food: Golden Shrimp
Favorite Song: Superman
Favorite Movie: Rudy
Favorite Vacation Spot: Puerto Vallarta, Mexico

I do business with a positive attitude and good sense of humor. I enjoy joking around with everyone. I am married with 2 teenage boys, and I enjoy my free time with them. 

Mission Statement:    Listening to what people are saying is more important than just selling. If I can hear what is said correctly, I can always make the best decision for their situation.

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Jake Lee
Technology Expert & Delivery Specialist
(815) 385-2100

Hometown: Grantsburg, WI

How Long Employed at Gary Lang Auto Group: 6 years
How Long in the Car Business: 7 years
Hobbies: I like working on cars, fishing, hiking, and listening to music in my free time.
Favorite Vehicle: 2009 Pontiac G8 GXP
Favorite Food: Italian
Favorite Song: "Alive" by Pearl Jam
Favorite Movie: Jurassic Park
Favorite Vacation Spot: I enjoy stay-cations at home and visiting my family in Wisconsin.

My name is Jake and I have been with the Gary Lang team for 6 years. I'm from a small town in northern Wisconsin. I love being able to unplug connect with the outdoors. Cars have been a big part of my life. I've always wanted to connect my love of cars with helping people understand the technology that drives them.

Mission Statement:   I want to ensure that every guest I interact with leaves here with more knowledge than they arrived with, and that they feel they have made the most informed decision in trusting us.

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Jesse Matos
Sales Professional
Ext 206

Hometown: Humboldt Park, Chicago

How Long Employed at Gary Lang Auto Group: 2 year
How Long in the Car Business: 2 year
Hobbies: Fishing, playing sports, flying RC airplanes, puzzles, and boating.
Favorite Vehicle: Chevy Silverado
Favorite Food: Puerto Rican Rice and Pizza
Favorite Song: Dead or Alive by Bon Jovi
Favorite Movie: Scarface
Favorite Vacation Spot: Anywhere with a beach

My name is Jesse Matos and I joined the team at Gary Lang last year. I am 34-years-old and I have 3 sons. I graduated with a Marine Technician's degree. I enjoy being outdoors and I love boats. I am a huge Cubbies, Bears, and Bulls fan. Before I got into the car business, I spent two years in Kentucky building mansions. One of my bucket list items is to sing the national anthem at a sporting event.

Mission Statements:  Make skeptical customers happy by providing them with the best service and best car for their needs. Have everyone who knows me drive a car I sold them.

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Edward Chambers
Sales Professional
Ext 323

Hometown: Lake in the Hills, IL

How Long Employed at Gary Lang Auto Group: Since June, 2017
How Long in the Car Business: Since June, 2017
Hobbies: Dating my wife, writing books, studying and teaching the Bible, exercising, being a good grandpa.
Favorite Vehicle: The new Kia Stinger GT2
Favorite Food: Wife's homemade chicken dinner
Favorite Song: It's always changing.
Favorite Movie: Saving Private Ryan and Braveheart
Favorite Vacation Spot: Smokie Mountain

I believe in honest, positive, and respectful car business. I love working with customers and providing them with their best car buying experiences. I live my life with God first, others next, and then me. I married my best friend and we are doing life together.

Mission Statements:   
  • Excellence in everything at all times!
  • My attitude will determine my altitude, so I keep it excellent and positive
  • Treat people with the same respect I would like to receive
  • Always give my best effort
  • Willing to do what others are not to achieve what others will not

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Carlos Landaverde
Sales Professional
Ext 212

Hometown: Carpentersville, IL

How Long Employed at Gary Lang Auto Group: 5 Years
How Long in the Car Business: 10 Years
Hobbies: I like to travel and go to my Church's activities
Favorite Vehicle: Corvette
Favorite Food: I love all food
Favorite Song: Hotel California by the Eagles
Favorite Movie: Casa Blanca
Favorite Vacation Spot: Florida 

My family, church, and work are my passions. 

Mission Statements:  To help as many people as I can. 

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Jordan Suchowski
Sales Professional
Ext 322

Hometown: Grasylake, IL

How Long Employed at Gary Lang Auto Group: 2 years
How Long in the Car Business: 2 years
Hobbies: Volleyball, working out, video games, football, and basketball
Favorite Vehicle: Kia Stinger
Favorite Food: Italian Beef
Favorite Song: Show Goes On
Favorite Movie: Number 3
Favorite Vacation Spot: Michigan 

I have 3 dogs and consider them my fur babies. I am very outgoing and adventurous. 

Mission Statements: Live life to the fullest.

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Garrett Jarnebro
Sales Professional
Ext 319

Hometown: Fox River Grove, IL

How Long Employed at Gary Lang Auto Group: 1 year
How Long in the Car Business: 1 year
Hobbies: Going to the gym, camping, traveling, and family
Favorite Vehicle: Aston Martin DBS Super Leggera Coupe 
Favorite Food: Tortellini with Alfredo Sauce
Favorite Song: Ooh La La by the Faces 
Favorite Movie: The Motorcycle Diaries
Favorite Vacation Spot: Punta Cana 

I served in the United States Army and I am just great.

Mission Statements: I live my life a quarter mile at a time

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Elijah Eli
Sales Professional
Ext 314

Hometown: Chicago, IL

How Long Employed at Gary Lang Auto Group: 1 Year
How Long in the Car Business: 1 Year
Hobbies: Going to the gym, playing video games, fishing, and family time.
Favorite Vehicle: Kia Telluride
Favorite Food: Puerto Rican food
Favorite Song: Bohemian Rhapsody
Favorite Movie: Friday
Favorite Vacation Spot: South Beach, Florida.

I am an easy going and laid back person, but also very ambitious with my time and career goals. I served in the U.S.M.C. I like fitness and am a social person. I just like having a good time.

Mission Statement:   The mission always comes first

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Zakariah Eichmann
Sales Professional
Ext 209

Hometown: Crystal Lake, IL

How Long Employed at Gary Lang Auto Group: 2 Years
How Long in the Car Business: 3 Years
Hobbies: I play drums and spend a lot of time at the gym. I enjoy movies, music, and trying different food. Hanging out with my girlfriend and cats.
Favorite Vehicle: 1987 Buick Grand National
Favorite Food: Steak and Quinoa
Favorite Song: Fool In The Rain by Led Zeppelin
Favorite Movie: Pulp Fiction
Favorite Vacation Spot: I love to visit Colorado and Florida

I grew up in Florida and moved to the area in 2004. I am a long-time musician and come from a family of musicians. I am a proud Eagle Scout and avid sports fan. I love the Bears, Cubs, Bulls, and Blackhawks. I'm also a big MMA fan, Conor McGregor all the way. 

Mission Statements: All of our dreams can come true, if we have the courage to pursue them.
                                   

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Ricardo Espinosa
Sales Professional
Ext 205

Hometown: Lake Geneva, WI

How Long Employed at Gary Lang Auto Group: 3 years
How Long in the Car Business: 3 years
Hobbies: Spending time with my family, friends, and my dog Roscoe. I enjoy art, music, and going to the gym.
Favorite Vehicle: 2018 Chevrolet Tahoe
Favorite Food: Sushi
Favorite Song: "God's Plan" by Drake
Favorite Movie: Scarface
Favorite Vacation Spot:  Anywhere with my girlfriend and my dog

My name is Ricardo Espinosa, I am 27-years-old, and I have been a Sales Professional at Gary Lang Auto Group for 3 years. Personalizing the car buying experience is very important to me and I love to make people laugh. In my free time I enjoy relaxing with my friends and family, going to the gym, visiting the dog park with Roscoe, and cooking. 

Mission Statement:   Better three hours too soon, than one minute too late.
                                   

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Brandon Waller
Sales Professional
Ext 317

Hometown: Round Lake Beach, IL

How Long Employed at Gary Lang Auto Group: Since September 2017
How Long in the Car Business: 4 years
Hobbies: Video games and Magic: The Gathering
Favorite Vehicle: Kia Forte5 1.6T
Favorite Food: Stuffed Shells
Favorite Song: "Simple Man" by Lynyrd Skynyrd
Favorite Movie: The Big Lebowski
Favorite Vacation Spot: The big island of Hawaii

My name is Brandon Waller and I have been with the Kia sales team since September 2017. I have earned the Platinum status with Kia Motors by providing my customers with positive car buying experiences. I have been married to my beautiful wife for 11 years, and we started dating as high school sweethearts. Together we have three boys named Brody, Greysen, and Elliot. Our family also adopted a boxer named Bella. I enjoy quality family time as often as I can.

Mission Statement:   To maintain Platinum status with Kia Motors by serving the community with the best possible experience and to fulfill their car buying expectations.

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Joe Dicks
Sales Professional
Ext 307

Hometown: Crystal Lake, IL

How Long Employed at Gary Lang Auto Group: 17 years
How Long in the Car Business: 17 years
Hobbies: Spending time with my family and coin collecting
Favorite Vehicle: Chevrolet Corvette and Subaru Outback
Favorite Food: Italian
Favorite Song: "Blue Moon" by Lorenz Hart
Favorite Movie: Goldfinger
Favorite Vacation Spot: I love to visit Clearwater Beach, Florida.

My name is Joseph Dicks and I have been selling cars at Gary Lang Auto Group for 17 years. I like to make the car buying experience fun and friendly. My favorite part of my job is the relationships I have built with my customers and their families throughout the years. When I am not working, I enjoy relaxing with my loved ones and coin collecting. 

Mission Statements:   There is no substitute for hard work

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Bill Ciszon
Sales Professional
Ext 207

Hometown: Chicago, IL

How Long Employed at Gary Lang Auto Group: 22 years
How Long in the Car Business: 22 years
Hobbies: Relaxing with my family, planning vacations, and spending time by the pool
Favorite Vehicle: Jeep Wrangler
Favorite Food: Red Snapper Fish
Favorite Song: Free Byrd
Favorite Movie: Lord of the Rings
Favorite Vacation Spot: Aruba and the Caribbean Islands

My name is William Ciszon, and I have been selling cars at Gary Lang Auto Group for 22 years. I am a very outgoing and friendly person. I enjoy making the car buying experience fun, honest, and easy. My favorite part of my job is the relationships I build with my customers. To me, family comes first and I enjoy my time off with them. I like to spend my free time at concerts experiencing good, live bands and relaxing by the pool in the summertime.

Mission Statement:   Stay positive, work hard, make it happen.

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Service

JR Arnold
Service Director
Ext 113

Hometown: Schaumburg, IL

How Long Employed at Gary Lang Auto Group: 17 years
How Long in the Car Business: 35 years
Hobbies: Coaching my kid's sports including football, soccer, and softball. I enjoy boating, exercising, and activities with my family.
Favorite Vehicle: All Cadillac vehicles
Favorite Food: Spaghetti
Favorite Song: "Don't take the Girl" by Tim McGraw
Favorite Movie: Armageddon
Favorite Vacation Spot: The Caribbean

My name is JR, and I have been with the service team at Gary Lang for 17 years. My wife and I have five children, four boys and one girl. They are 22-years-old, 19-years-old, 12-years-old, 10-years-old, and 2-years-old. I also have 5 brothers and sisters. I love spending time with my family. I love the car business and interacting with new customers daily. Every day is full of new challenges and problems to solve, and I enjoy making my customers happy.

Mission Statement:   Provide the customer with the best experience in sales, service, and parts

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Trisha Ramel
BDC Manager
Ext 239

Hometown: Wood Dale, IL

How Long Employed at Gary Lang Auto Group: 6 months

How Long in the Car Business: 6 months

Hobbies: Always listening to music. I love cooking, blogging, gardening and enjoying any summertime sports such as biking the trails, running,  and boating with my parents.

Favorite Vehicle: Cadillac XT4

Favorite Food: Freshly baked chocolate chip cookies with walnuts

Favorite Song: Too many to name, love Dave Matthews

Favorite Movie: Say Anything

Favorite Vacation Spot: Anywhere the beautiful ocean is and its above 70 degrees. Dream vacation is Fiji & Bora Bora

 

My name is Trisha and I am the Business Development Manager for service here at Gary Lang. In our department we strive to bring service to the ultimate experience.  Working as a team with our Imports and Domestic side of business we strive to create a flawless service experience starting from the appointment and following through until our customer leaves the bay. In my free time I spend it with my two children and my husband and our dog. I enjoy being with them as much as I can either at home with some down time, or out doing things together. I love watching my son play sports and my daughter compete in dance. 

Mission Statements:  Work hard, hustle and always stay humble


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Ashley Schuld
Loaner Vehicle Representative
Ext 121

Hometown: Johnsburg, IL

How Long Employed at Gary Lang Auto Group: 6 months
How Long in the Car Business: 6 months
Hobbies: Basketball, listening to music, and going to the gym
Favorite Vehicle: Cadillac CT6
Favorite Food: Pasta
Favorite Song: Power Trip by J Cole
Favorite Movie: Forrest Gump
Favorite Vacation Spot: Miami, FL

They say I have the best smile at Gary Lang

Mission Statements: Kindness will always be free, so give as much as you can

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Brian Housworth
Assistant Service Manager
Ext 334

Hometown: Denver, CO

How Long Employed at Gary Lang Auto Group: Since July 2015
How Long in the Car Business: 4 years
Hobbies: Movies, music, cars, trivia, backyard games, and outdoor activities
Favorite Vehicle: Hennessey Venom GT
Favorite Food: Italian
Favorite Song: This Is How We Do It by Montell Jordan
Favorite Movie: Tommy Boy
Favorite Vacation Spot: Denver, CO

I love to spend time outdoors playing games. I enjoy being competitive but see the fun in playing. 

Mission Statements: To try my best all the time

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Chris Marulli
Service Adviser
Ext 116

Hometown: McHenry, Il

How Long Employed at Gary Lang Auto Group: 8 months
How Long in the Car Business: 13 years
Hobbies: Spending time with my wife and 3 sons. Brazilian Jiu Jit Su, and riding my Harley
Favorite Vehicle: 2010 Harley Street Glide
Favorite Food: Tacos
Favorite Song: All Time by Logan Mize 
Favorite Movie: The Sand Lot
Favorite Vacation Spot: A cruise  

I love what I do because of the people I get to help. I love to spend time with my 3 little boys and 2 dogs. My wonderful wife is my biggest supporter. When I am not at the dealership I can be found on my Harley or helping my boys ride their dirt bikes.

Mission Statements: The path to greatness is along with others

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Lloyd Tanner
Service Adviser
Ext 118

Hometown: Grayslake, IL

How Long Employed at Gary Lang Auto Group: 2 Years
How Long in the Car Business: 14 Years
Hobbies: Motorsports and Motorcycle riding
Favorite Vehicle: Chevy
Favorite Food: Steak and Shrimp
Favorite Song: Anything by Led Zeppelin
Favorite Movie: American Graffiti 
Favorite Vacation Spot: Southern California

I enjoy helping people, love summer hate winter, love spending time with my family and friends.

Mission Statements: Just do it

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David Longhurst
Service Adviser
Ext 332

Hometown: Palatine, IL

How Long Employed at Gary Lang Auto Group: 6 months
How Long in the Car Business: 8 years
Hobbies: Biking
Favorite Vehicle: Subaru WRX STI
Favorite Food: tacos
Favorite Song: We are the Champions
Favorite Movie: Talladega Nights
Favorite Vacation Spot:  Florida

I am really into biking, whether it be of roading or on.

Mission Statements: Just keep rolling

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Chris Scholer
GM Service Advisor
Ext 117

Hometown: Lake in the Hills, IL

How Long Employed at Gary Lang Auto Group: 14 years
How Long in the Car Business: 21 years
Hobbies: Playing and coaching soccer
Favorite Vehicle: Corvette
Favorite Food: Mexican
Favorite Song: "Some Nights" by Fun 
Favorite Movie: Shawshank Redemption
Favorite Vacation Spot: Myrtle Beach, South Carolina

My name is Chris Scholer and I have been a Service Advisor at Gary Lang for 14 years. I have been happily married for 18 years, and together me and my wife have six children, five girls and one boy. With any free time, I coach soccer for my kids at both the rec level and club soccer. I also enjoy woodworking.

Mission Statement:   Good Service is Good Business

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Shane Ryder
Subaru Express Service Advisor
Ext 114

Hometown: Bensalem, PN

How Long Employed at Gary Lang Auto Group: Since May 2017
How Long in the Car Business: Since March 2015
Hobbies: Strategic games, watching the Philadelphia Eagles, tinkering with my farm equipment, and watching World Wresting Entertainment. 
Favorite Vehicle: 1968 Chevrolet Camaro and any classic muscle car
Favorite Food: BBQ and anything grilled
Favorite Song: "Bohemian Rhapsody" by Queen and "Why Worry" by Set It Off
Favorite Movie: The Great Gatsby
Favorite Vacation Spot: Lake Geneva, WI

My name is Shane Ryder and I have been with the service team at Gary Lang Auto Group for 2 years. I am a man of the people. My drive is to help customers have the best dealership experience.

Mission Statement:   My mission is to not only serve, but to inform and create a new type of service environment for my customers.

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Mark Hagen
Parts Director
Ext 231

Hometown: Chicago, IL

How Long Employed at Gary Lang Auto Group: 2 years
How Long in the Car Business: 36 years
Hobbies: Collecting anything old, muscle cars, and collecting vinyl albums.
Favorite Vehicle: Chevrolet anything
Favorite Food: Pizza
Favorite Song: "I'm In Love With My Car" by Queen
Favorite Movie: American Graffitti
Favorite Vacation Spot: The Bahamas with my family.

My name is Mark Hagen and I joined the parts team at Gary Lang Auto Group 2 years ago. I love collecting old items of value and history. I enjoy attending car shows in the summer time; I love classic muscle cars. I am a devoted husband and father of two boys and one girl. 

Mission Statement:   Provide the customer with the best experience in sales, service, and parts

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Mary Kay Pokorny
Aftermarket Specialist and Service Assistant
Ext 124

Hometown: Chicago, IL

How Long Employed at Gary Lang Auto Group: 3 years
How Long in the Car Business: 3 years
Hobbies: Gardening, reading, socializing, chauffeuring my daughter around to practices! I like watching HGTV and NFL football.
Favorite Vehicle: Cadillac CTS-V
Favorite Food: A good steak, anything Italian.
Favorite Song: I can't pick just one! All genres. 
Favorite Movie: 29th Street, Goodfellas, Castaway, Pride & Prejudice
Favorite Vacation Spot: Anywhere with a beach and Rome, Italy

My name is Mary Kay and I have been serving the Gary Lang customers for 3 years. I love to work hard in my garden and get my hands dirty. Watching my daughter practice trumpet and cheer makes me proud and brings me joy. I enjoy reading historical time travel romance novels and autobiographies. I spend each and every day enjoying myself with my family and friends.

Mission Statement:
  • Good Service is Good Business
  • Treat the Customer As You Would Want to Be Treated

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Jeff Simonelli
Service Dispatcher
(815) 322-0416


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Joe Scanlan
Service Advisor
Ext 119

Hometown: Sterling, IL

How Long Employed at Gary Lang Auto Group: 2 year
How Long in the Car Business: 2 year
Hobbies: I love hanging out with my friends, family, and dogs. They mean the world to me. I also enjoy working out, cooking, and doing anything outdoors.
Favorite Vehicle: Cutlass Supreme
Favorite Food: Tacos De Lomo
Favorite Song: "Still Dre" by Dr. Dre
Favorite Movie: Shawshank Redemption
Favorite Vacation Spot: I love to visit Colorado. I would hike those mountains everyday of my life if I could.

My name is Joe Scanlan and I am a Brand Advocate with the team at Gary Lang. I grew up in Sterling, IL and moved to McHenry in August of 2015. I started my sales career in the boating industry and then moved on to car sales at Gary Lang a year ago. I have loved every second of it. I can see myself working here for the rest of my life. I look forward to selling you a car in the future!

Mission Statements:
  • It's easier to do a job right than to explain why you didn't
  • Whatever you are, be a good one
                                   

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Steve Gerambia
Import Service Manager
Ext 330

Hometown: Village of Lakewood

How Long Employed at Gary Lang Auto Group: 1 Year
How Long in the Car Business: 15 years
Hobbies: Playing and watching sports, listening to music
Favorite Vehicle: 1976 Cadillac Eldorado Convertible
Favorite Food: Nachos
Favorite Song: "Runaround Sue" by Dion
Favorite Movie: Shawshank Redemption
Favorite Vacation Spot: Anywhere with a beach

My name is Steve and I have been with the import service team for almost a year. I focus on making the vehicle maintenance and service experience as easy, positive, and informative as possible. I have been married for 10 years, and my wife and I have three children. I enjoy quality time with them as much as I can.

Mission Statements:   "They may forget your name, but they will never forget how you made them feel." - Maya Angelou

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Marketing

Gemma Wegner
Gary Lang Greeter
Ext 140

Hometown: Milwaukee, WI

How Long Employed at Gary Lang Auto Group: 6 months
How Long in the Car Business: 6 months
Hobbies: Greeting Gary Lang Guests, frolicking at the dog park, going to Camp Bow Wow, feasting on bones, napping, and antagonizing cats.
Favorite Vehicle: 1957 Corvette 
Favorite Food: Bacon
Favorite Song: Who Let the Dogs Out
Favorite Movie: Secret Life of Pets
Favorite Vacation Spot: Camp Bow Wow 

I am a 7 month old American Stafforshire Mix rescued by my mom from k9s4u. I spend my days working with my mom and enjoy relaxing on the weekends. 

Mission Statement:  To help Gary Lang's Employees find homes for other dogs just like me! 

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Finance Management

Joshua Koch
Finance Manager
Ext 125

Hometown: McHenry, IL

How Long Employed at Gary Lang Auto Group: 1 Year
How Long in the Car Business: 4 Years
Hobbies: Playing with my kids, being outdoors, target practicing, and working on cars.
Favorite Vehicle: Corvette ZR1
Favorite Food: Royal Red Shrimp
Favorite Song: Van Halen Eruption
Favorite Movie: Aladdin
Favorite Vacation Spot: Tropical Islands

I am a combat veteran, I was active duty army from 2005-2009.

Mission Statements: Our passion is to listen to our customers and deliver a vehicle that allows the customer to eel the pride, respect, and trust of everyone at Gary Lang. 

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Nick Ludford
Finance Manager
Ext 128

Hometown: Lake Zurich, IL

How Long Employed at Gary Lang Auto Group: Since June 2018
How Long in the Car Business: 10 Years
Hobbies: Sleeping, riding, boating, and hanging out with my kids
Favorite Vehicle: 1996 Collectors Edition Corvette 
Favorite Food: Anything 
Favorite Song: Turn the Page by Bob Seagar
Favorite Movie: Great Outdoors
Favorite Vacation Spot: The Ocean or Nashville

I like long walk off short piers and rollerblading through dark alleys in the middle of the night. 

Mission Statements: Be the solution not the problem.

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Jason Emery
Finance Manager
Ext 305

Hometown: Crystal Lake, IL

How Long Employed at Gary Lang Auto Group: Since Feb 20017
How Long in the Car Business: 20 Years
Hobbies: Escape rooms, softball, and sport memorabilia 
Favorite Vehicle: My Lexus ES350
Favorite Food: Any condiments
Favorite Song: Anything country
Favorite Movie: Unforgivin
Favorite Vacation Spot: Anywhere with a beach or Nashville

I aspire to be "Kind of a big deal"

Mission Statements: I try to impact someones life in a positive way everyday! 

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Sebastian Quercia
Finance Manager
Ext 126

Hometown: Burr Ridge, IL

How Long Employed at Gary Lang Auto Group: 6 Months
How Long in the Car Business: 19 Years
Hobbies: Golf and Antique Cars
Favorite Vehicle: Porsche 911 Turbos
Favorite Food: Sushi
Favorite Song: Hey Hey What Can I Do by Led Zeppelin
Favorite Movie: The Great Outdoors
Favorite Vacation Spot: Ana Maria Island Florida

I am a finance manager at Gary Lang and I love helping my customers.

Mission Statements:  To be a rainbow in someone else's cloud. 

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