Staff


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  • Jason Perry
    General Manager

    Being a self-starter, I started washing cars at Vin Devers August of 1989. My first day on the job became a passion that will always be with me. Here I am on day 1, 18 years old with not a clue what to do with the rest of my life when I was assigned to wash this 'Brand New" 1989 300 SEL. I remember that day like it was yesterday...The color was Smoke Silver with Dark Red Leather. WOW, the car was beautiful...AND its leather smell is something that will be with me forever. Every once in a while, I catch that smell, and it brings me right back to day 1...Unbelievable! Anyway, January of 1990 I moved up to being a Service Advisor. What an eye opening experience. Being in the customer service industry is truly an experience I think everyone should do at some point in their life...This makes you appreciate when someone goes out of ones way to help. By the middle to end of 1995, I am wanting to move up to sales but the only problem is...They have a full staff of Audi sales consultants. Well, as luck would have it, one of our senior sales reps (30 Years) up and retires. Giving me the opportunity I've always wanted so January of 1996 my Journey continues...I am now selling Audi...YES! Fast forward 15 years and I am now the General Manager for Vin Devers Autohaus of Sylvania. We sell and service the greatest cars on the planet. It makes me proud every day to look back and see where I have come from, but it makes me even more proud to know where I am going!

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  • Mikel Maras Sr
    Finance Director

    I've been in the automotive industry since 1987 and I've worked in Service, Parts, Body Shop, Finance and Sales.  I love working with people to help them finance their new vehicle. I enjoy camping, spending time with my children, riding dirt bikes, motorcycles and ­ATV's.  In my spare time I like to race and camp. If I could invite anyone into the department in which I work it would be to look at the future of the automotive industry, from our cutting edge product lines to our state of the art facility to the consumer experience they'll enjoy. 

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  • Kurt Morin
    New Vehicle Sales Director

    Having been in the automotive industry since 2011 I have worn many hats. I started out in sales and worked my way into management. While my previous position was General Sales Manager, I felt that it was more important to work for a company that always does the right thing which lead me to Vin Devers in February of 2018. I was welcomed with open arms by everyone.  The family style atmosphere here, where strong morals are a top priority, make me feel right at home. At the end of the day I take pride in seeing customers take delivery of their perfect car, especially the rare and hard to find ones. 

    My biggest pride is my family, I married my beautiful wife in November of 2018 and together we raise my amazing son.  We currently reside in Ann Arbor Michigan coming from my hometown of Saline Michigan. A little something interesting about me is I am an avid tequila connoisseur and I enjoy all types of food. During football season you will see me rooting for my teams The New Orleans Saints and Michigan Wolverines. 


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  • Brian Lavoy
    Pre-Owned Vehicle Sales Director

    I've spent my entire automotive industry work experience here at Vin Devers selling cars. I am currently working on my 25th year. Although I enjoy vacations, being a part of outdoor activities and spending time with my family, I am boundless at selling all makes and models of high line vehicles. I like to show potential customers the rigorous inspection & recondition process we put our cars through so we can offer the greatest pre-wned vehicles for the most competitive price. I have been married for 10 years and I am a proud father of 2 beautiful girls.


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  • Matthew Brotzki
    Business Controller

                    I stated with Vin Devers in January of 2016, having never been in the automotive industry before, I hit the ground running. I was a public accountant for eight years before coming here. You might catch me with my hand in the candy dish, but that's only a work thing or so I say.  I am pretty well known around here for a quick one liner or two that will catch you off guard, other than that I'm all business. Having never driven an Audi or Mercedes Benz before working here I had no idea what I was missing.

                    I was raised in Bowling Green Ohio and I currently live just over the river now in Maumee Ohio. I have the sweetest little girl and 3 bonus kids. People love seeing my daughter on Saturdays more than me. When I am not at work I enjoy officiating sports. I love Basketball, baseball, Football and Hockey. My favorite movie is Strange Brew.    On the off chance you see me outside of my office, say "HI" if I don't say it first.


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  • Keith Solomon
    Service Director

    I've been in the automotive industry for 31 years and worked at Vin Devers for 19 months. Working as the Service Director is not my job it is my passion! Although I enjoy hunting, fishing, dog training, cycling and gardening on a daily basis I truly get a rush out of helping people. It gives me great satisfaction providing a service experience that is truly second to none. I am proud to be part of a winning team. I would invite anyone just starting in the business. I feel they would experience how "True Exceptional Service" should be provided to a client. This would give them a huge advantage in the automotive/service business. Automobiles have been my lifelong passion and the focus of my career for the past 31 years. A sincere dedication to excellence is an overriding priority.

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  • Clark Blackford
    Parts Director

    I started in the automotive industry in 1989 and came to work for Vin Devers in October of 1982. The Devers personally welcomed me into the dealership and I enjoy working with all of my co-workers as they have become my extended family. I am quite the jokester around here just ask any of my unsuspecting victims.  I started here as a parts driver, then went into shipping and receiving, from there a part advisor and now I am the Parts Manager.   

                    I grew up in Sylvania Ohio and went to Sylvania Northview. I currently live in Temperance Michigan where I look forward to my evening campfires. I have 3 great kids and 3 amazing grandchildren.  My love for cars goes as far as Dirt Car Racing. I travel with the team in search of the big purse. I am a former Pro Bowler, as well as hockey player and coach. I love to watch football and hockey. There is a good chance you will see me at a Toledo Walleye game cheering them on.


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  • Bob Wozniak
    Body Shop Director


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  • Dakota Litton
    Professional Detail Manager

    I started with Vin Devers in July of 2015. My love for cars brought me here. I started in our Detail Department as a detailer but my attention to the detail and the care I put into every car didn't go unnoticed, I was promoted to Assistant Manager.  I became the Detail Manager in September of 2018. The best part of my job is getting every vehicle showroom ready to be presented to our customer. I ensure every vehicle is absolutely phenomenal so you are taken aback by the craftsmanship and raw beauty of your car.

    I was raised in San Diego California and moved to Toledo Ohio in 2006. I am Sergeant in the Ohio Army National Guard and have been in since 2015. I am a huge Basketball and Football fan! I enjoy a good comedy and trying new foods and cuisines.

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  • Erin McCarthy
    Customer Care Director


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  • Heather Russell
    Assistant to Finance Director


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  • Rick Zerner
    New Vehicle Sales Consultant

    I started working at Vin Devers in 2000. Having never been in the automotive industry before, it was a small adjustment to my life spent practicing law. Fast forward to present day, it only seems like yesterday when I walked through the door for the first time. I have a love for both our brands and it grows stronger each day, just like their reputations. What I have enjoyed most these years is forming lasting relationships and meeting so many new people.

                    I have lived in Toledo Ohio most of my life and even attend college at University of Toledo College of Law. I married my wife Nancy in April of 1971. She gets credit for my well-stocked candy dish. We have 2 amazing children, Loryn and Robb and 2 perfect grandchildren, Alexander and Ellie. We look forward to traveling, to spend time with our family. I also enjoy good food and spending time with my wife.  In my free time I love golfing, tennis and platform tennis.


    Spoken Languages: English and Spanish



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  • Carlton Carter
    New Vehicle Sales Consultant

                    I started with Vin Devers in 2013 as an Intern while studying at The University of Toledo. My love for cars has only intensified as I work around the best brands in the world. My passion for the brands and helping our customers led me to the role of Delivery Coordinator. I was so pleased to be working one on one with customers and showing them all the amazing things their new vehicles can do as well as how to unleash the raw power of performance in the brands. Here I am present day, still amazed by our brands and how forward thinking and progressive they are, now getting to sell them as part of the new car sales department.

                   I was raised in Royal Oak Michigan before moving to my current hometown of Temperance Michigan. I have a love for writing and I also enjoy singing. My favorite sport is boxing. I have big goals and one day I would hope to be an entrepreneur. 

    Spoken Languages: English, Dutch and Spanish


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  • Chris Stang
    New Vehicle Sales Consultant


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  • Steve Lynam
    New Vehicle Sales Consultant

    I have been in the automotive industry for a total of 9 years, prior to coming back to Vin Devers in January of 2018. I was welcomed back with open arms, picking up right where I left off. Once a car guy always a car guy. My love for automobiles and people lead me to the "car biz".  I started working as a detailer in the detail department and then became a porter. My drive to always better myself and be the best at what I do lead me to be a service advisor. The love for our brands soon took over and I wanted to sell the best brands in the world. Here I am present day with top salesman just in my reach. My passion for Audi and Mercedes-Benz has me always wanting to be the best, just like them. Advancing into management is my ultimate professional goal.

                    My hometown is Jackson Michigan but I currently reside in beautiful Sylvania Ohio with my wife and 2 children (one boy and one girl).  I married my wife in September of 1997. I enjoy watching my kids play soccer and lacrosse. In the summer I can't wait to be on the water boating or in my Jeep off-roading.


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  • Bsher Alnemeeh
    New Vehicle Porter


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  • Ramon Perez
    Pre-Owned Vehicle Sales Consultant

    I got my start at Vin Devers in a very unique way.  I won a grading contest at Waite High school in Auto Body and Mechanics Shop Class, for of all things for a summer job.  I washed cars for the summer and fell in love with the brands. While I have worked at other dealership in many roles both sales and sales management, Vin Devers is holds a place in my heart and you don't leave home for long. I am now a Sales Manager here for the best brands in the world. I am motivated by our customer success stories.

    My favorite role ever is husband and father to 4 amazing children. I married my wife July of 2005. We currently reside in Lambertville, MI. My hometown is Los Angeles CA, where I became a long time Raiders fan. USC Trojans are my college team to root for going against the grain in a sea of OSU and U of M fans.  When it comes to baseball it's got be the Dodgers all the way. I enjoying drawing and hitting the range in my free time. My favorite time is spent with family whether they are near or farther away. I enjoy traveling to Mexico to spend time with whenever time allows. While someday I aspire to travel to Kenya for an African safari. Because I am a car guy, my dream car would be a yellow 1964 convertible Chevy Impala with white leather seats man what a beautiful car.

    Spoken Languages: English and Spanish


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  • Harry Shah
    Pre-Owned Vehicle Sales Consultant

    I came to Vin Devers in June of 2011 after being in the automotive industry since 2005. I have worked in both Sales and as a Finance Manager. I have a passion for selling which lead me to the industry.  I came to Vin Devers because I want to make a switch to luxury vehicles. I love to have fun and meet new people while selling the best brands in the world.

    At the age of 18, I moved from Vadodara India to the US where I attend college at the University of Toledo. I currently reside in Sylvania Ohio with my amazing wife.  We were married in December of 2009. We enjoy traveling to new places and exploring new foods. My favorite cuisines are Indian and Mexican. I am an avid Scotch aficionado some of my favorites are Johnny Walker Black or Blue label and Glenlivet. I am a self-proclaimed football guru when it comes to my fantasy leagues, but I will always root for my Detroit Lions (Go Lions!). I have always had a love for Cricket and you might just check me watching a game.

    Spoken Languages: English, Hindi and Gujarati  


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  • Ziad Fakhoury
    Pre-Owned Vehicle Sales Consultant

    I started with Vin Devers in August of 2011. I have been in automotive sales since 2007. Most everyone around here calls me Zack.  I was encouraged to come to work here by one of my co-workers Harry Shah. We are a very tight knit group and we have become a family of sorts.

    I came to the US from Beirut Lebanon when I was only 16 yrs. old. I currently reside in Maumee, Ohio. In my free time I like to watch soccer and cheer for Manchester United. My favorite cuisine is Italian and my favorite movie is the Godfather, the two go well together. I enjoy a good scotch on the weekend and like to think of myself as an enthusiast when it comes to trying new ones, but my favorite is Johnny Walker Black label.

    Spoken Languages: Arabic and English


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  • Dick Mingione
    Pre-Owned Vehicle Sales Consultant

    I've been in the automotive industry for 42 years and worked for Vin Devers for 8 years. Although I enjoy playing golf, gardening and traveling I love working in a very friendly atmosphere. I've been married 46 years and have 8 wonderful grandchildren. I am very proud and confident of my dealership because I have enjoyed 8 wonderful years working here. 42 years of committed service with honesty and integrity for my customers and proud of it!

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  • Bill Herring
    Pre-Owned Inventory Specialist


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  • Kevin Piel
    Product Specialist

                    I started with Vin Devers in 2015 working in our Detail department. I soon went on to work as a Pre-owned sales assistant. Upon my return to Vin Devers in September of 2017, I started working in our Service Department as a Porter. I love helping and interacting with our customers and was looking to broaden my knowledge of Audi and Mercedes-Benz. This led me to become our Product Concierge. I love helping customers get to know their amazing new car or SUV, and most importantly I love getting to know them.   

                    I have grown up here in Toledo Ohio. I went to Saint Francis DeSales High school and then went on to attend Bowling Green State University.  In my spare time I love to watch sports, play video games, cards and board games. I am also an avid bowler. In addition to my love for sports, I am a sports broadcaster. I call games for BGSU, WBGU-FM and also assist on the BGSU Men's basketball and football broadcast. I have been doing this since high school traveling all over the country do so.


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  • Autumn Hillabrand
    Warranty Administrator

    I've been in the automotive industry for 8 years and started working for Vin Devers just over a year ago. Although I enjoy cooking, traveling and spending time with my kids, I love to read and relax. If I could invite anyone into the department in which I work it would be to introduce the rest of our loving and caring service department members and explain the importance of our customer satisfaction. I have a diverse dealership background and enjoy the positive atmosphere at Vin Devers. 

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  • Jessie Nida
    Service Advisor


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  • Scott Bayer
    Service Advisor

    I stated with Vin Devers in August of 2018. While I was new to the auto industry, customer service and helping people comes natural, that's why I am a great fit here at Vin Devers. I have a background in Sales and Customer Service. I like being able to make my customers happy and make their vehicles run like the day they got it.

    I am from this area, I grew up in Toledo Ohio and went to Roy C. Start and later went on to college at the University of Toledo. Maumee is home now with my beautiful wife and child. I married my wife in July of 2016. I enjoy spending time with my family. In my free time I like to play PS4, go fishing and watch movies. I enjoy listening to both Rock and Country music and I am also a gun collector.

    Spoke Languages: English and French


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  • Chris Micheaux
    Service Advisor


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  • Kristie Rolinski
    Parts Advisor


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  • Blake Barish
    Parts Advisor


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  • Beth Huffman
    Parts Advisor


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  • Nancy Lorigan
    Body Shop Assistant

    I started here at Vin Devers in August of 2015 after being in the industry for over 20 years. I enjoy working in the auto industry because I have a love of cars. My favorite car is a 1968 Ford Mustang.  I currently work in our Body Shop and I love seeing car brought back to pristine condition. I have also worked in accounting but enjoy working more closely with customers.

    I grew up in Toledo Ohio where I attended Start High School and then later went on to Lourdes College. I married my husband in January of 1981. We have 3 wonderful children and 4 amazing grandchildren. I currently live in Sylvania Ohio where I love to garden and spend time with my grandchildren around the pool. We vacation often to Myrtle Beach and I just enjoying reading books on the back porch and enjoying the warmth. Back home we enjoy going out to dinner with family and friends.  


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  • Jamee Riehle
    Office Manager


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  • Laurie Prala
    Human Resources Director

    Being in the industry since 2000, I have done a little bit of everything from Accounts Receivable, Account Payable to Human Resource Manager. I came to work at Vin Devers in December of 2003. I work in a small department where we all get along, although you might catch me with my door closed and my music crank.

    Toledo Ohio is my hometown but I currently reside in Holland Ohio with my husband and son. I married my husband in May of 2003. I am much more than a wife and mom though, I am also an Election Official, nursing home volunteer and I coach a men's inline hockey team (Go Paladins!) My favorite team is the Detroit Red Wings. Something pretty special about me is I like to travel across the country. I am trying to get to all 50 states just like my Dad and I only have 13 to go.


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  • Ashley McKenzie
    Title Clerk


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  • Layal Alnemeeh
    Title Clerk

    I started with Vin Devers in November of 2018. I came to know Vin Devers because of my brother who also works here. The family atmosphere around here is so very welcoming. Having never been in the automotive industry before I was all very new to me but I am finding my way as our Title Clerk.

    I live in Sylvania Ohio and graduated Cum Laude from The University of Toledo in 2018. I spend my time at home with my dog Callie who is a Lab/Retriever mix. I have been a Michigan Fan from day 1. I love to work out and I find myself to be a craft beer enthusiast.


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  • Jessica Holmes
    Customer Care Representative

    I moved to Toledo in June of 2016 from Memphis TN. I am the middle child of 5 with 2 brothers and two sisters.  While in Memphis I attend L'Ecole Culinaire for culinary school. I have a love for cooking. While I just got my start in the automotive industry in June of 2018 here at Vin Devers, I have many years of Customer Service in my background. I love the companies moral and my fellow co-workers. One of my favorite things about working here is Town hall where we gather once a month for lunch and motivation.  

    In my spare time I like to watch the NBA and NFL while I don't have a favorite team, I do love a good game. When time allows I have been known to binge watch my favorite movies and TV shows.  My favorite movie is The Avengers. I love to cook but my favorite cuisine is Mexican and Pizza is my true love with Moe's Southwest Grill a close second.


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  • Jackie Cress
    Customer Care Representative

    I started with Vin Devers in August of 2018 after being in the automotive industry for 2 ½ years. I wanted to work for a company that shares my beliefs. I work with a great group of people and having fun is never scarce.

    I currently reside in Petersburg Michigan with my husband and our 3 "fur babies".  I married my husband in Oct of 2015 and we love to travel. I have two Border Collies Max and Tucker. My hobbies include doing dog shows with Tucker and riding horses. I have a polydactyl Siamese (Yep you are going to need to look that up) named Yeti.  My favorite charitable organization is The Nest in Lexington Kentucky. You will always see me in the summer rooting for the St. Louis Cardinals.


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  • Kaela Pratt
    Receptionist/Greeter

    I started at Vin Devers in April of 2018, but I have never worked at a car dealership before. I love being in customer service and helping people. I enjoy talking and meeting with so many of our customers. I soon aspire to do more with Vin Devers so you never know where you might see me next.

    My hometown is Toledo Ohio and I currently live in Rossford Ohio. I love to travel, go to concerts and cooking. My favorite team is The Ohio State (Go Bucks!).   


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  • Allyson Bennett
    Receptionist/Greeter


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  • Erica Foster
    Receptionist/Greeter


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