Wright Automotive Family


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Sales

Kevin Thompson
Sales Consultant
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Born and raised in Litchfield, Il. I graduated in 1994 and joined the United States Navy. After the navy I decided I was going to sell cars for the summer, and 16 years later... I am still here. If you would like a seasoned experience, give me a call.

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Dalton Renfro
Sales Consultant
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I am from Hilsboro originally, born and raised. I started selling cars in 2015. I am a father to my beautiful daughter. My favorite part about the car business is the customer interaction. In my free time I like to spend a lot time with my family and my friends.

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Trevor Young
Sales Consultant
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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.

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Tony Crainick
Sales Consultant

I am a U.S. Navy veteran and a father of 2 boys and 1 little girl. My boys are in Boy Scout Troop 52 out of Mt. Olive, IL and my oldest boy is the current president of Venturing Crew 2039. My little angel is looking forward to joining the scouts in 2018, and I serve as a Troop Leader. I am married to the love of my life, and we currently reside in White City, IL. 

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Jason Darte
217-532-3921


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Steve Lewey
Sales Consultant
217-608-2213

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.

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Alex Griffin
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I am originally from St. Louis, MO. I played sports all through high school. Immediately after high school I enlisted in the United States Army for 4 years. I worked in construction for some time before getting into the Automotive industry. I used to compete in MMA, boxing, and Jiu Jitsu. I now live in Urbana and I am proud to be part of the team here at Wright Automotive.

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Jake Marshky
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I was raised in Monticello, Illinois. I graduated from there in 2011 where I was a two sport athlete, including being on the All-State football team as a right tackle. After I graduated I became a county corrections officer in my home county of Piatt. I did that for 5 years before I resigned and got into car sales. In my free time I like to watch hockey, football, and play video games. I always try to insure that my customers have the best car buying experience possible.

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Management

Andrew Wright
Dealer Principle


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Jon Shepherd
General Sales Manager
217-532-3921

I was born and raised in Decatur, IL. I live there with my wife, Stephanie, and three children. I am a graduate of Millikin University. I have been in the car business for 13 years. I look forward to helping you with all your vehicle needs.  

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Chad Plenske
New Car Sales Manager
217-532-3921

I am life long member of Staunton, IL, and a member of the city council and the Masons lodge number 177. I have two daughters, a lovely life, and a grandson. When I am not at work I spend a large majority of my time enjoying family.

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Jim Hicks
Pre Owned Sales Manager
217-532-3921

I live in Butler, IL and grew up in it's surrounding area. Started selling cars here at Wright Automotive in 2011. I enjoy working deals and helping customers get the vehicle they are looking for. In my free time I enjoy hunting, fishing, and pretty much anything outdoors. 

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Joshua Warren
Business & Finance Manager
217-532-3921

I am originally from the Hilsboro area and its a pleasure working in this great community I grew up in. I have a beautiful wife and daughter. When I am not at work, I enjoy spending time with my family and friends. 

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Brandon Davis
Internet Marketing and Sales Director
217-259-2160

I was raised in Sullivan, IL and graduated there in 2006. I was enlisted in the US Army before I graduated high school. In 2008 I went to Afghanistan in support of Operation Enduring Freedom as an infantryman. I started as a car salesman in 2011 and have had the opportunity to work for many brands across the board. In my free time I like to hunt, fish, and spend as much time with my children as possible.

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Fleet Sales

Rick Cruse
Fleet Manager

I've been at Wright Automotive for 14 years. I've been in the car business for 34 years. I started as a salesman and worked my way up holding the positions, Sales Manager, F&I Manager, and currently holding the Fleet Manager Position. I mainly bid state contracts to be able to sell to all counties within the state of Illinois. During my down time I enjoy doing landscaping and yard work at my house. I also enjoy, in the the warmer weather, taking my wife (Deb) and my dog (Snuggles) out on our low speed vehicle around town. 

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Parts

Rick Tolle
Parts Manager


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Dave Laurent
Service Advisor


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Service

Steve Ernst
Service Manager


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Kyle Bishop
Assistant Service Manager


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Brad Bunn
Service Advisor


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Body Shop

Bill Carlyle
Body Shop Manager


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Office/HR

Kirbee Womble
HR Rep


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Brittany Shelhamer
Office


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Wanda Kendall
Office


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