Metro Toyota Used Car Sales Team | Kalamazoo MI

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  • Jordan Simpson
    Used Vehicle Sales Manager

  • Dave Gugle
    Sales Consultant
    (269) 353-5294

    Originally from Grand Blanc, Mi, Dave moved to Kalamazoo to attend Western Michigan University in 1982.  Soon after he met his wife, Dominique and has been happily married for the past 24 years and counting.  Dave has over 26 years in customer service and retail sales experience including the past ten years in motorcycle sales.

    On his day off, he can be found kayaking, wakeboarding, snowboarding or enjoying a long motorcycle ride with friends.

            Dave Gugle

  • Dan Taylor
    Sales Consultant
    (269) 353-5249

    Dan is a lifelong resident of Kalamazoo ( Portage) and has been in the car business for over 20 years. He and his beautiful wife, Beth, have been married for 22 years. They have three children; Max 19, Allison, 17 and Kendall, 11. Dan enjoys " Lake Living" in his spare time, with family and friends, and watching his children compete in sporting events.

    Dan Taylor

  • 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.  Ken began his auto sales career at Maple Hill Auto Group where he was Assistant Sales Manager and Salesperson of the Year 1999-2005.  He joined Metro Toyota in 2006 and has

    been Salesperson of the Year 11 years in a row from 2007-2017. Ken is ranked in the top 10 in TCUV Sales in the Cincinnati Region as a Platinum Level Certified consultant for 2015 & 2016. He is a member of Berean Baptist Church in Portage and a Soccer Coach and Athletic Booster Club Member at Heritage Christian Academy in Kalamazoo. Ken has been married to Carolyn Lambrix Karakula since 1976 and they have 8 children and 10 grandchildren who all reside in the Kalamazoo area. Ken's goal is to provide you "Smiles for Miles" :)

    Ken Karakula Sr

  • 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

  • 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

  • Ryan StClair
    Sales Consultant

    Ryan St. Clair

  • Aaron Pennock
    Sales Consultant

    Aaron is a lifelong resident of the Gull lake area. He has always been very involved in the Gull Lake community. Starting as a student at Gull Lake himself.  He coached youth sports with his children for many years. He is the former owner of the Harborview Bistro on Gull lake and also managed the kitchen at North 11 and Arcadia Brewing Company before leaving the restaurant business. His goal is to help people find the vehicle that best fits the customers needs.

    Aaron Pennock


Dealership Information

Metro Toyota

5850 Stadium Dr
Directions Kalamazoo, MI 49009

  • Sales: (269) 375-1000
  • Service: (269) 353-5222
  • Parts: 269-375-1000
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