Meet Metro Toyota's Dealer Principal | Kalamazoo MI


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Management

Jeff DeNooyer
President


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Will Krueger
General Manager
(269) 375-1000


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Keith DeBoer
Service and Parts Director


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Cory Wohlford
New Car Sales Manager


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Jordan Simpson
Pre-Owned Sales Manager
(269) 353-5260


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Tony McAdam
Asst. Pre-Owned Sales Manager
(269) 252-5201

I am a lifelong resident of the Kalamazoo area and now reside in Plainwell. In 1994, I married Lori, my partner and best friend. Her strong Christian background and faith have played a significant role in developing who I am today. I have been in the Automobile business since 1985 and with Toyota since 1995. I don't believe in the games and gimmicks that some play in our business and I always strive to do the right thing.


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Finance

Zeb Olsen
Finance Director
269-353-5209

Zeb is passionate about providing the ultimate customer experience in all aspects of the vehicle purchase experience and is here to guide potential buyers on making an informed and educated purchasing decision that they can feel great about. Zeb prides himself on honesty, integrity and reliability, and has his customers best interests at heart.

Zeb Olsen

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Jon Griffith
Business Manager
(269) 353-5256

Jon Griffith has been the Financial Services Manager since joining Metro Toyota in 2006. Having lived in the area his entire life, he's made a home in Mattawan with his wife Leslie, and two wonderful children. Jon enjoys fishing, hunting and coaching his children in their various sporting activities as well as spending time with his family. Jon has many years of experience in Financial Services and he is extremely dedicated to making your next purchase as smooth as possible.

Jon Griffith

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Kurtis Swinehart
269-353-5217


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New Sales Team

Terry Baker
New Vehicle Sales Consultant
269-353-5208

Hello, and thank you for taking time to check me out.

I am 100%  Michigan born & raised and have lived in Kalamazoo since 1986, raising 2 children. I'm passionate about the outdoors and health & fitness. I love to travel and even lived in Mexico for a year. My favorite activities are bicycling, hiking and camping. My creative outlet is in the kitchen. I love making a meal, then watching folks enjoy! A little known fact about me is that I was once hired to cater a private party for the Governor.

My professional history has always involved serving others. I've spent over 20 years in business-to-business sales and service. My career in the car business began, and will end with Toyota. I've said before, I'll never sell another brand and I'll never work under another dealer banner. And never is a pretty long time… I hope. I have a great team of associates and THE BEST vehicles in the industry. 

It would be an honor to serve you on your next vehicle purchase.

Terry  Baker

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Julia Bussing
Sales Consultant


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Bob Kearns
Sales Consultant
(269) 353-5236

Bob is a lifelong resident of Southwestern Michigan. He is a Western Michigan University graduate and has been in sales for over 25 years. In his free time he enjoys spending time with his two boys, golfing, fishing and the outdoors. Bob believes in treating people with respect, dignity and is customer service driven. Bob Kearns

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Dean Kepol
Sales Consultant
(269) 353-5244

I have a Bachelor's in Business Administration from Western Michigan University and a Masters in Arts: Training and Development. 


My experience includes 10 years in automotive sales and marketing including New Vehicle Salesperson of the Year Awards from 2010-2014 and Toyota Sales Society for Superior Sales Performance and Customer Satisfaction. I enjoy being a part-time tennis coach and representing WMU in Tennis. I reside with my wife and child in Portage.

Dean Kepol

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Connor Moss
Sales Consultant


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Tim Robertson
Sales Consultant
269-353-5261

Tim comes to Metro Toyota from the world of technology. A professional writer, author, podcaster, and presenter, Tim wanted to work with customers to showcase the amazing new things cars can do today. He is married with four kids, grew up in Battle Creek, MI., and is a life-long learner.

         Tim  Robertson

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Pre-Owned Sales

Andy Elkantar
Pre-Owned Sales Consultant
269-353-2329


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Ken Karakula
Sales Consultant
(269) 353-5271

A graduate of Ferris State University and Wayne State University,  he was a Funeral Director and Managing Partner of RDMG Funeral Homes in Portage, MI before retiring in 1998. He joined Metro Toyota in 2006 and has been Salesperson of the Year 15 years in a row from 2007-2021. He is a member of Berean Baptist Church. Ken is a former Soccer Coach and Athletic Booster Club Member at Heritage Christian Academy. Ken has been married to Carolyn Lambrix Karakula since 1976 and they have 8 children and 13 grandchildren who all reside in the Kalamazoo area.

Ken Karakula
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Don Leitow
Sales Consultant
(269) 353-5206

Don was born in Bridgman, MI. and moved to the Kalamazoo area in 2008 when he married his lovely wife, Rebecca.  They have three young children and enjoy biking, running, camping and an active lifestyle. Don has been with Toyota for over 13 years, the last 4 serving the Kalamazoo community working at Metro Toyota.



Don Leitow

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Blane Kurzmann
269-353-5297

Blane has always applied the "Golden Rule" to life. His background includes owning a small business in Plainwell, MI for nearly 2 decades. He is new to Automotive Sales but keeps a reputation based on honesty and integrity. He and his beautiful wife Asha have 2 children and 2 dogs. He enjoys being a Cub Scout leader, boating, gardening, and enjoying nature.


Blane Kurzmann

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Liem Nguyen
Sales Consultant
269-353-5249


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Dale Pominville
Sales Consultant
(269) 353-5245

Dale is a Toyota Master certified salesperson and has been in the automobile business for over 25 years. He has had the pleasure of selling and servicing 2nd and 3rd generations of satisfied customers. He is happily married for over 26 years and is the proud father of two sons.  You will be amazed at the level of professionalism you receive from Dale and Metro Toyota.


Dale Pominville

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Tedd Shipp
Sales Consultant
(269) 353-5254

Tedd is a 20 year resident of the Greater Kalamazoo area. He has been married to his wife Marie for over 25 years and they have 2 boys Justin and James.  Tedd's education includes a Bachelor of Science in Nuclear Cardiology and a minor in Entomology. Prior to Metro Toyota, he worked in both Nuclear Cardiology and PET scanning. His experience in patient care has taught Tedd to be extremely patient and compassionate.  He takes great pride in determining what his customers are looking for and working hard to help them achieve their goals. Tedd enjoys sports and has been coaching high school football for 15 years and previously officiating high school athletics for nearly 10 years. His diverse hobbies include cooking, playing guitar, golf and participating in the Northstar chapter of BNI.


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Service

Keith DeBoer
Service and Parts Director


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Elliott Heiney
Assistant Service Manager


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Tyler Tufts


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Mary Peterson


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Ricki Brown


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Tyler West


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Brian Brown


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Chris Hickmott


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