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  • Jordan Simpson
    Pre-Owned Sales Manager
    269-353-5260


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  • Tony McAdam
    Assistant Pre-Owned Sales Manager


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  • 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.

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    Ken Karakula Sr

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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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  • 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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  • 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.


    Tedd Shipp

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