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OWNERS

RICK KERN
Owner Operator
tel:+1125

Richard D Kern Jr (Rick) is the owner/operator of Kern Motor Co. Rick has spent the last 46 years at Kern! He is very proud to have helped continue his family's tradition of service to the Winchester area. Born and raised in Winchester, Rick attended Handley High School where he was voted into the Hunter Maddox Hall of Fame for football. He then graduated from Virginia Tech with a degree in Business Management and started his career at Kern. His children, Trey and Liz, joined him in the family business, and he has 6 awesome grandchildren! Rick is married to Melessia (Biz) Kern and has 2 stepsons, Canon and Corey Cochran. He is extremely proud to have helped Kern Motor Co. sell and service vehicles in Winchester, which all started in 1946! A record that speaks for itself few car dealerships can match!

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TREY KERN
Owner Operator
tel:+1117

Richard D. Kern III, or widely known as Trey is General Manager/ Sales Manager at Kern Motor Company, started his career full time in 2001. Born and raised in Winchester, Trey attended Handley High School where he was recently inducted in the Hunter Maddox Hall of Fame. Following an outstanding football career at Shepherd University and Hampden Sydney, Trey graduated in Business from Shenandoah University where he was 2000-2001 Outstanding Male Athlete. He was also inducted into the Shenandoah Chapter of Beta Gamma Sigma Business Honors society. Trey is a multiple year winner of GM's highest sales manager achievement: Mark of Excellence! He is married to Shawna and they have 3 children: Samantha, Mia, and Richard D. Kern IV. There is no question Trey plans to carry on the Kern Family's proud tradition of sales and service to the Winchester Area!

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SALES

BRIAN NEALIS
General Manager


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KEVIN GUTSHALL
Sales Manager
tel:+1131

From Woodstock, VA, Kevin graduated from LFCC with a Business Management Degree. He worked at Grubbs Chevrolet for 30 years and has continued to be active with his community through the Rotary Club.

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MICHAEL WHITACRE
Business Director
tel:+1116

Michael has multiple years of finance experience and a total of 16 years with GM. He is a 1995 graduate of James wood High School and resides in Frederick County.

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RHONDA SMITH-CARNES
Sales Consultant
tel:+1119

A Jefferson High School graduate in 1989, Rhonda has gone on to acquire many years of GM sales experience. She has even achieved the Top 20 Sales Performer Award in the Northeast Region for GM. Rhonda lives in Charlestown, WV with her husband John Carnes and has 4 children.

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MICHAEL SULLIVAN
Sales Consultant
tel:+1123

Michael is a 2004 graduate from Fauquier High School, where he was a standout basketball player. He has been in the car business for 7 years, the last 3 with Kern Motor Company. Michael has 3 children and lives in Inwood, WV.

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PHIL FOSTER
Sales Consultant
tel:+1126

Phil Foster is a long time member of the community having owned a business for almost 30 years He is 1978 graduate of Ashbrook High School in Gastonia, NC but was born in the beautiful Shenandoah Valley and has called it home for the last 30+ years! Phil has been in the GM car business for almost 10 years, and is proud to be a part of the Kern Motor Co. team! Phil lives in Front Royal, VA with his wife Ginger and has 2 beautiful daughters, 1 son-in-love and 2 amazing grandchildren.

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BRIAN RATHMAN
Sales Consultant
tel:+1124


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AUSTIN MARKS
Sales Consultant
tel:+1122

A Hampshire High School graduate in 2016, Austin has gained many accolades in his selling career. Austin lives in his hometown of Augusta, WV.

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JON SILVER
Technology Specialist

Helping customers with any questions they have about in-vehicle technology, Jon has been with GM for 3 years. He graduated from Berkeley Springs High School in 2016.

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SERVICE DEPARTMENT

SCOTT ARMEL
Service Manager
tel:+1112

Scott has been working with Kern Motor Company for 16 years, through the service department and sales. For the past 7 years, Scott has been the Service Manager, helping our Kern Motor Company customers with all of their service needs.

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MARK FAUVER
Service Advisor
tel:+1114

Mark was born and raised in Winchester, VA and graduated from Handley High School in 1977. He is the past owner of the Furniture Nook in Charlestown, WV. Mark is married to Cindy Champion Fauver with two sons, Matthew and Jason, and his nephew John. For 14 years, Mark has been a loyal employee to Kern Motor Company.

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DAVID HOTTLE
Service Advisor
tel:+1113

Dave was born and raised in Winchester, VA and graduated from James Wood High School. He has over 45 years of automotive service experience. The original owner of Kern Motor Company, Dick Kern, hired Dave and he has worked his entire career with our organization.

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ARMANDO GONZALES
Service Advisor
tel:+1111

Armando is a 2014 graduate of Handley High School. He has acquired sales, service, and parts experience during his with Kern Motor Company.

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DANA WHITE
Receptionist
tel:+1101

Dana was born and raised in Winchester, VA and graduated from Sherando High School. She has years of customer service experience, and has been with Kern Motor Company for two years.

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PARTS DEPARTMENT

STAN MAYNARD
Parts Manager
tel:+1108

From Weston, WV, Stan has 43 years of parts experience. He is happily married with 3 children and now lives in Shenandoah County.

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FRED STROSNIDER
Parts Advisor
tel:+1110


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KEITH PLASTERS
Parts Advisor
tel:+1109

Graduating from the James Wood class of 1993, Keith has been a loyal employee for Kern Motor Company, acquiring over 26 years of experience.

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PRESTON WHITACRE
Parts Advisor
tel:+1110


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BODY SHOP

SHANE SCHULZE
Body Shop Manager
tel:+1130

Shane has been in the body shop business since he was 12 years old. He graduated from Sherando High School and continued working in his grandfather's body shop. Since 2000, he has been a body shop manager. Shane's entire family has a background in the body shop business, so you might say it is in his blood.

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MICHELLE SCHULZE
Body Shop Advisor
tel:+1128


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JUSTIN WENDT
Estimator
tel:+1129


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BUD SHAW
Body Shop Parts
tel:+1127

With 34 years in the auto body industry, Bud has accomplished many things, ranging from years of excellent customer service, fine tuning his craft with an I-CAR Certification, and even obtaining his green and white belt in MVP Business Solutions classes. Bud has been in Winchester since 2004, and enjoys spending his time hunting and fishing. While fan of classic hot rods, he has always been a GM owner by heart.

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OFFICE

DORRIE KRIPPNER
Office Manager
tel:+1105


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MELISSA BAKER
Accounts Receivable
tel:+1103


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KATHRYN DRAKE
Title Clerk
tel:+1104


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