Wright Automotive
Sales: 217-532-3921
Service: 217-532-3921
Parts: 217-532-3921

Meet Our Staff


Andrew Wright
Dealer Principal
Jon Shepherd
General Sales Manager
Chad Plenske
New Car Sales Manager
Jim Hicks
Sales Manager
Joshua Warren
Finance Manager
Steve Lewey
Internet Sales and Marketing
I was born and raised in Litchfield, IL, and graduated high school in 2004. I joined the army as an 11B (Infantryman) right out of high school and served 4 years out of Ft. Lewis, WA. I did one 18-month tour in Iraq from 2006 to 2007. I started my sales career here at Wright Automotive in December of 2010, and have enjoyed serving the local people of the community for many years, and look forward to many more years to come. I'm a family man and father to my beautiful 7 year old daughter. I'm a gamer at heart, tech-nut, and a musician. Look for my videos on our Facebook channel or on my YouTube channel. Take care and drive safe.
Dalton Renfro
Internet Sales Consultant
Kevin Thompson
Sales Consultant
Trevor Young
Sales Consultant
I'm originally from the big ole town of Benld, and now reside in Hillsboro. I've been happily married for 14 years and am a father of 4. Graduated high school from Gillespie in 1999 and worked as a welder for many years. Joined the coalminers out of Hillsboro in 2010, and eventually started my sales career here in 2016.
Cory Carter
Sales Consultant
Rick Cruse
Fleet Manager
Jeremy Rocha
Fleet Sales
Tony Crainick
Sales Consultant
I live in White City with my wife and three kids. I am the Scoutmaster of the Mt Olive Boy Scout Troop. I graduated from Staunton High School in 1990, and after graduating I served in the U.S. Navy out of Long Beach, CA. and San Diego, CA.
Tyler Binney
Sales Consultant
I'm a resident and firefighter in small town Mt Olive. I'm a stepfather to an 8 year old and father to a 7 month old, and also engaged to my beautiful fiancé Kayla. I'm an avid camper, fisherman, and an everyday family man. I'm a car and truck enthusiast at heart.


Steve Ernst
Service Manager
Kyle Bishop
Assistant Service Manager
Dave Laurent
Service Advisor


Rick Tolle
Parts Manager

Body Shop

Bill Carlyle
Body Shop Manager


Kirbee Womble
HR Rep