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  • Steve Brown
    Owner/Dealer Principal
    (231) 439-9619


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  • Erik Brown
    Owner/Parts
    (231) 439-9669


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  • Derrick Brown
    Ford Sales Manager
    (231) 439-9610


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  • Micah Brown
    Service Advisor
    (231) 439-9677


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  • Terry Campeau
    Sales Manager
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  • Jim Wendland
    Sales Consultant
    (231) 439-9672


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  • Kameron Williams
    Sales Consultant
    (231) 439-9668


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  • Mark Felski
    Sales Consultant
    (231) 439-9611


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  • Pat Bell
    Sales Consultant
    (231) 439-9609


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  • Ashley Colburn
    Sales Consultant
    (231) 439-9620


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  • Jon Fralick
    Sales Consultant
    (231) 439-9616


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  • Michael Ashbaugh
    Sales Professional
    (231) 439-9671


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  • Randy Scharfenberg
    Sales Consultant
    (231) 439-9608


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  • Willis Kiogima
    Sales Consultant
    (231) 439-9613


    Willis has been selling cars at Brown Motors since 1996.

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  • Eric Venturino
    Finance Manager
    (231) 439-9623


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  • Nick Tahtinen
    Used Car Manager - BDC
    (231) 439-9626


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  • Randy Hanson
    Parts Manager
    (231) 439-9624


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  • Tom Christensen
    Parts Sales
    (231) 439-9627


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  • Megan Simon
    Parts Sales
    (231) 439-9622


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  • Rick Kline
    Service Director
    (231) 439-9675


    Rick has 29 years experience working in service departments across northern Michigan.  He really grew up in a dealership since his dad was a dealer.  Rick graduated from Northwood University in Midland with a degree in Automotive Marketing.  He has been with Brown Motors since 2004.

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  • Steve Powers
    Service Dispatcher
    (231) 439-9680


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  • Joe Barker
    Service Advisor
    (231) 439-9676



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  • Joe Dzedzie
    Service Advisor
    (231) 439-9605


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  • Trevor Schmalzried
    Warranty Admin
    (231) 439-9625


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  • Jim Milbrandt
    State of Michigan Master Auto Mechanic

    Jim has earned the Factory Certified Senior Master Technician designation.  He has been a technician with Brown Motors since 1995.

    State of Michigan Master Auto Mechanic Certification with Repair Specialties:

    Engine Repair, Automatic Transmission, Manual Trans and Axles, Front End and Steering, Brakes and Braking Systems, Electrical Systems, Heating and Air Conditioning, Engine Tune-Up/Performance Pre-1973 Vehicles


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  • Joe Illes
    State of Michigan Master Auto Mechanic

    Joe has earned the Factory Certified Master Technician designation.  He joined Brown Motors in 1994 with 12 years experience.

    State of Michigan Master Auto Mechanic Certification with Repair Specialties:

    Engine Repair, Automatic Transmission, Manual Trans and Axles, Front End and Steering, Brakes and Braking Systems, Electrical Systems, Heating and Air Conditioning, Engine Tune-Up/Performance Pre-1973 Vehicles

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  • Scott Rose
    State of Michigan Master Auto Mechanic

    State of Michigan Master Auto Mechanic Certification with Repair Specialties:

    Engine Repair, Automatic Transmission, Manual Trans and Axles, Front End and Steering, Brakes and Braking Systems, Electrical Systems, Heating and Air Conditioning, Engine Tune-Up/Performance


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  • Russell Leonardi
    State of Michigan Master Auto Mechanic

    State of Michigan Master Auto Mechanic Certification with Repair Specialties:

    Engine Repair, Automatic Transmission, Manual Trans and Axles, Front End and Steering, Brakes and Braking Systems, Electrical Systems, Heating and Air Conditioning, Engine Tune-Up/Performance Pre-1973 Vehicles


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  • Brad Weld
    State of Michigan Master Auto Mechanic

    Brad joined Brown Motors in 1984.

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  • Chris Zimmerman
    State of Michigan Auto Mechanic


    Chris has has been with Brown Motors since 2008.


    State of Michigan Auto Mechanic Certification with Repair Specialties:

    Front End and Steering, Brakes and Braking Systems, Electrical Systems

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  • Andrew Beyer
    State of Michigan Auto Mechanic

    State of Michigan Auto Mechanic Certification with Repair Specialties:

    Front End and Steering, Brakes and Braking Systems, Electrical Systems


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  • Joe Winter
    State of Michigan Auto Mechanic

    State of Michigan Auto Mechanic Certification with Repair Specialties:

    Engine Repair, Front End and Steering, Brakes and Braking Systems, Engine Tune-Up/Performance


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  • Buck Colyer
    Quick Lube Tech


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  • Eric Rota
    Quick Lube Tech


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  • Joe Grooms
    Quick Lube Tech


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  • Max VanAvery
    Quick Lube Tech


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  • Chris Vieau
    Vehicle Detailer


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  • Paul Mammel
    Vehicle Detailer


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  • Heidi Kolinski
    Cashier
    (231) 439-9600


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  • Henry Hofbauer
    Shuttle & Custodian


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  • Carolyn Beach
    Office Manager
    (231) 439-9601


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  • Karla Stewart
    Office Administrator Accounts Payable
    (231) 439-9602


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  • Janine Wagner
    Deal Administrator
    (231) 439-9606


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  • Alan Dowell
    OPS Specialist
    (231) 439-9603


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  • Koyer Birkmeier
    Document Archive


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  • Cheryl Hooley
    Customer Relations Manager
    (231) 439-5977


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  • Holly Brown
    Digital Marketer
    (231) 439-9661


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