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Staff Directory

Management

Aric Swanger

Aric Swanger

Team Member since 2016
About Aric
With 19 ½ years in the car business, Aric Swanger leads the team as the General Manager at University Kia. Originally from Milton, Pennsylvania, Aric prides himself on creating a fun team environment for both the employees and customers. When he isn’t at work, he can be found spending time with his family, cheering on the Carolina Panthers, enjoying motorcycles, or boating.
General Manager

Work : 919-572-1700

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Joe Billingsley

Joe Billingsley

Team Member since 2014
About Joe
A veteran in the car business, Joe started in the industry in 1988. Since then, he has made it his goal to encourage and motivate his sales teams and to help every customer that he meets. He is originally from Raleigh, North Carolina and is passionate about his family and creating a strong team environment.
Sales Manager

Work : 919-572-1700

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Michael "MJ" Cooke

Michael "MJ" Cooke

Team Member since 2012

Sales Manager

Work : 919-572-1700

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Rod Davis

Rod Davis

Team Member since 2018

Sales Manager

Work : 919-572-1700

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Chris Clark

Chris Clark

Team Member since 2010

Used Car Director

Work : 919-929-3115


Terrence Joseph

Terrence Joseph

Team Member since 2014
About Terrence
Terrence is our Finance Manager who is from Durham, NC. He has worked in all departments in the car industry from Sales to the Business Development Center to now the Finance department. The best part of his job is building relationships with the new customers that come in every day. When he isn’t at work, Terrence can be found playing soccer, spending time with his family, and taking care of his 5 dogs.
Finance Manager

Work : 919-572-1700

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Bhobie Belmonte

Bhobie Belmonte

Team Member since 2019

Finance Manager

Work : 919-572-1700

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Receptionist

Taylor Hunt

Taylor Hunt

Team Member since 2019

Receptionist

Work : 919-572-1700


Romesa  Ibnaout

Romesa Ibnaout

Team Member since 2019

Receptionist

Work : 919-572-1700


Internet Department

Chris Hill


Business Development Center Manager

Work : 919-572-1700

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Malinda Walters

Malinda Walters

Team Member since 2019

Business Development Representative

Work : 919-572-1700

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J.C. Chahin

J.C. Chahin

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About J.C.
Juan Carlos Chahin is a member of The University Kia sales team. He has a bachelor’s degree in business and a Master of Business Administration with a minor in finance. He thoroughly enjoys all aspects of the car business but enjoys the customer interaction the most. In his spare time, he enjoys fitness, jiu-jitsu, and mountain biking (he made a 300-mile bicycle ride tour!). He is also a Jacksonville Jaguars and Manchester United fan.
Sales Representative Hablo Español

Work : 919-572-1700
Cell : 305-508-0078

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Adrian Mcdaniel

Adrian Mcdaniel

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Sales Representative

Work : 919-572-1700
Cell : 910-728-3634

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Exchange program

Wayne Saylor

Wayne Saylor

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About Wayne
Wayne Saylor is a member of our Sales Team who grew up in Detroit, Michigan. After a successful advertising career, Wayne decided to try his skills in the car business. His favorite part of his job is finding the perfect vehicle for his customers. Wayne enjoys following all the local college and professional sport teams, watching movies, reading and drawing.
Exchange Specialist

Work : 919-572-1700
Cell : 919-593-6343

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Sales Department

Mario Dawson

Mario Dawson

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About Mario
Mario Dawson is a member of the sales team who is from right here in Durham. Since getting into the car business, Mario’s favorite part of his job has been working with the customers and helping people get into a car they love. When he isn’t at work, Mario is usually with his family or watching the Carolina Tarheels.
Sales Representative

Work : 919-572-1700

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Sandra Ethridge

Sandra Ethridge

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Sales Representative

Work : 919-572-1700
Cell : 984-364-7931

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Jordan Harris

Jordan Harris

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Sales Representative

Work : 919-572-1700
Cell : 919-534-5124

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Shaleace  Hayes

Shaleace Hayes

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Sales Representative

Work : 919-572-1700
Cell : 919-332-6358

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Pa Sanneh

Pa Sanneh

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About Pa
Originally from Louisburg, NC, Pa is a member of the Sales Team. With a B.A in Public Administration, Pa joined the team in 2015. He is passionate about his job and really enjoys meeting new people and helping them get the vehicle they want. Some of his hobbies include soccer, trail biking, and traveling. He also enjoys spending time with his family and his German Shepherd, Gus.
Sales Representative

Work : 919-572-1700
Cell : 919-232-1436

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Anthony  Sims

Anthony Sims

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Sales Representative

Work : 919-572-1700
Cell : 252-955-5006

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Spanish Speaking Sales Representatives

Jose Ruben Sandoval

Jose Ruben Sandoval

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Sales Representative Hablo Español

Work : 919-572-1700
Cell : 336-491-1262

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Jose Torres

Jose Torres

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Sales Representative Hablo Español

Work : 919-572-1700
Cell : 939-642-7999

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Fleet Sales

Larry Clark

Larry Clark


Commercial & Fleet Manager

Work : 919-682-9171 x 236


Service Department

Jonathan Fisher

Jonathan Fisher


Fixed Operations Manager

Work : 919-682-9171 x 258


Chris Mink

Chris Mink


Parts and Service Manager

Work : 919-572-1700


Eric Noggle

Eric Noggle


Assistant Service adviser

Work : 919-572-1700

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Cliff Dexheimer

Cliff Dexheimer

Team Member since 2017
About Cliff
Cliff Dexheimer is a member of the BDC department. After retiring, his wife encouraged him to find a new career and Cliff happily landed at University Kia. Cliff’s favorite part about his job is the people that he works with. When he isn’t at work, Cliff enjoys spending time with his family, watching sports, and woodworking.
Customer Service Manager

Work : 919-572-1700

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Savannah Wilson

Savannah Wilson

Team Member since 2019

Assistant Service Advisor

Work : 919-572-1700

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Technicians

Walter Bobbitt

Walter Bobbitt


Technician

Work : 919-572-1700


ZhanZhao Chen

ZhanZhao Chen


Technician

Work : 919-572-1700


Jonas Coley

Jonas Coley


Technician

Work : 919-572-1700


Chris Kohler


Technician

Work : 919-572-1700


Parts Department

Cynthia Gornto

Cynthia Gornto

Team Member since 2019

Parts Representative

Work : 919-572-1700

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Dan Nerl

Dan Nerl


Parts Representative

Work : 919-572-1700


Mike Wilson

Mike Wilson


Parts Representative

Work : 919-572-1700


Meet the team behind our outstanding client service! Our staff is committed to prioritizing the requirements of the customer and ensuring a fast, smooth and simple purchasing process. Stop today and meet our team at our showroom in Durham, NC and then shop for your next buy! Our team is made up of professionals with a lot of information and skills about the automotive industry and a passion for the sector as a whole. Trust us when we say that in the automotive industry you won't find a better team. Stop today in Durham, NC by University Kia of Durham and let's get this process going!