Staff

Management

  • Dennis  Rathjen

    Dennis Rathjen

    Owner - President

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    Dennis  Rathjen

    Dennis Rathjen

    Owner - President

  • Brian  Black

    Brian Black

    Owner - Vice President

    Brian  Black

    Brian Black

    Owner - Vice President

  • John Rathjen

    John Rathjen

    General Manager

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    John Rathjen

    John Rathjen

    General Manager

Sales

  • Bill Manis

    Bill Manis

    Sales Representative

    618-924-4009
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    Bill Manis

    Bill Manis

    Sales Representative

    Bill has a passion for selling the right cars to the right people. Beginning in 1990, Bill has spent his entire career working with Vogler Ford. He also has a passion for classic rock, home improvement, and baking, the last of which his coworkers greatly appreciate.

  • Joe Steimle

    Joe Steimle

    Sales Representative

    618-534-8557
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    Joe Steimle

    Joe Steimle

    Sales Representative

    At over 30 years, Joe’s been in the car business longer than some dealerships, and he’s still going strong. When he’s forced to take a day off, he spends it woodworking, following the St. Louis Cardinals, and wondering why there’s all this fuss about retirement.

  • Greg Wilson

    Greg Wilson

    Sales Representative

    (618) 318-5544
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    Greg Wilson

    Greg Wilson

    Sales Representative

    A resident of Du Quoin, Greg entered the car business at Vogler Ford in 2014. He spends his nights rooting for the Pittsburgh Steelers, eating too much pizza, and probably doing something that embarrasses his grandkids.

  • Antwon Willis

    Antwon Willis

    Sales Consultant

    618-694-8332
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    Antwon Willis

    Antwon Willis

    Sales Consultant

    Born and raised in St. Louis, Antwon started his automotive career at Vogler Ford in 2018, his only regret being that he didn’t start sooner. When he’s not busy with his new career, you can find him shooting pool, fishing, and staying in touch with his eight siblings.

  • Scott Milhous

    Scott Milhous

    Sales Representative/Fleet Sales Rep

    (636) 373-0238
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    Scott Milhous

    Scott Milhous

    Sales Representative/Fleet Sales Rep

    Hailing from Indianapolis, Scott worked in the automotive industry for over 25 years before joining Vogler in 2018. Thanks to a few college semesters in Missouri, he’s now a Cardinals fan, and enjoys woodworking, golfing with his kids, and planning his next trip to the Caribbean.

  • Lawrence Nolan

    Lawrence Nolan

    Sales Representative

    618-521-5643
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    Lawrence Nolan

    Lawrence Nolan

    Sales Representative

    Born and raised in Murphysboro, Lawrence entered the car business at Vogler in 2018. He spends his time off checking out new music,  fishing,  and shooting hoops like his role model, LeBron James.

  • Dan Hansen

    Dan Hansen

    Sales Representative

    618-309-0016
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    Dan Hansen

    Dan Hansen

    Sales Representative

    A Carbondale native and John A. Logan graduate, Dan dabbled in marketing before joining Vogler in 2018. He spends his free time raising his two kids, Oliver and Elaina, their various cats and dogs, and cheering the Chicago Bears.

  • Aziel Morales-Rojo

    Aziel Morales-Rojo

    Sales Representative

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    Aziel Morales-Rojo

    Aziel Morales-Rojo

    Sales Representative

    A native of Marion, Azzy (pronounced “Ozzie”) started his automotive career at Vogler in 2019. When he’s not selling cars, he’s playing soccer, spending time with his wife, Lysette, and planning their dream vacation to Aruba.

  • Taylor Simmerman

    Taylor Simmerman

    Internet Sales

    618-967-0001
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    Taylor Simmerman

    Taylor Simmerman

    Internet Sales

    A former hotel manager, Taylor returned home from Nashville to sign on with Vogler in 2019. On the weekends, you’ll find her riding dirt bikes, enjoying “red dirt” country music concerts, and spending too much time with her cats.

  • Rachel Suits

    Rachel Suits

    Internet Sales

    618-967-4951
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    Rachel Suits

    Rachel Suits

    Internet Sales

    A Carterville resident and SIUE alum, Rachel worked a variety of jobs before joining Vogler in 2019. When she’s not busy with her new career, she spends time with her three dogs and two cats (all rescues), goes boating with her fiancée, and cheers on the St. Louis Cardinals.

  • Ed  Claunch

    Ed Claunch

    Floor Manager

    (618) 457-8135
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    Ed  Claunch

    Ed Claunch

    Floor Manager

    A Carterville native, Ed has been in the car business for over two decades. In his free time, the former fireman cheers the Dallas Cowboys, visits unique restaurants, and pampers Piper Ann, his terrier-poodle mix who’s so spoiled she thinks she’s a person.

  • Tim Hirsch

    Tim Hirsch

    New Car Sales Manager

    618-319-6001
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    Tim Hirsch

    Tim Hirsch

    New Car Sales Manager

    Raised on Du Quoin farmland, Tim entered the car business in 1991 and joined Vogler Ford in 1997. When he’s not selling cars, he’s out golfing, cooking for his kids, and passionately following the St. Louis Blues. His dog Edee has his own Facebook page.

  • Kern  Weshinskey

    Kern Weshinskey

    Used Car Sales Manager

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    Kern  Weshinskey

    Kern Weshinskey

    Used Car Sales Manager

Finance

  • Jeanette  Glenn

    Jeanette Glenn

    Finance Manager

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    Jeanette  Glenn

    Jeanette Glenn

    Finance Manager

  • Cody  Isaacs

    Cody Isaacs

    Sales & Finance Manager

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    Cody  Isaacs

    Cody Isaacs

    Sales & Finance Manager

Service

  • Alan  Kremer

    Alan Kremer

    Service Technician

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    Alan  Kremer

    Alan Kremer

    Service Technician

    A Du Quoin native and SIU graduate, Alan joined Vogler Ford in 2016 with three decades of automotive experience. The former cook spends his free time eating seafood, enjoying the great outdoors with his kids, and planning his next fishing trip to Canada.

  • Bob  Brewer

    Bob Brewer

    Service Technician

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    Bob  Brewer

    Bob Brewer

    Service Technician

    Bob joined Vogler Ford in 2013, but the John A. Logan alum has been fixing cars since 1979. He spends his weekends motorcycling down the highway, boating on the lake, and searching for the best ribeye in the state.

  • Norm  Childers

    Norm Childers

    Service Technician

    Norm  Childers

    Norm Childers

    Service Technician

  • Sammy  Pleasants

    Sammy Pleasants

    Service Technician

    Sammy  Pleasants

    Sammy Pleasants

    Service Technician

  • Rick  Henson

    Rick Henson

    Service Technician

    Rick  Henson

    Rick Henson

    Service Technician

  • Tom  Smith

    Tom Smith

    Service Technician

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    Tom  Smith

    Tom Smith

    Service Technician

    Born and raised in Du Quoin, Tom joined Vogler Ford in 2017 with 40 years of experience under his belt. When he’s not working, you can find him fishing with his grandkids, training his five dogs, riding motorcycles, and cheering on the St. Louis Cardinals.

  • Dylan  Dearman

    Dylan Dearman

    Maintenance Technician

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    Dylan  Dearman

    Dylan Dearman

    Maintenance Technician

    A native of the Lone Star State, Dylan joined Vogler in 2017. His personal life involves playing too many video games, following the Baltimore Ravens, idolizing the Ford Mustang, and an unhealthy addiction to chicken nuggets.

  • Justin Adams

    Justin Adams

    Service Dispatcher

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    Justin Adams

    Justin Adams

    Service Dispatcher

    A graduate of Shawnee, Justin entered the car industry in 2006 and joined Vogler in 2013. He spends his free time cheering the St. Louis Cardinals, chowing down on barbeque, and working on his own automotive projects.

  • Jeremy  Thompson

    Jeremy Thompson

    Courtesy Van Driver

    Jeremy  Thompson

    Jeremy Thompson

    Courtesy Van Driver

  • Steve  Lay

    Steve Lay

    Warranty Administrator

    Steve  Lay

    Steve Lay

    Warranty Administrator

  • Josh  Blessing

    Josh Blessing

    Cashier

    Josh  Blessing

    Josh Blessing

    Cashier

  • Jerry  Heidlebaugh

    Jerry Heidlebaugh

    Service Technician

    Jerry  Heidlebaugh

    Jerry Heidlebaugh

    Service Technician

  • Tim  Nelson

    Tim Nelson

    Service Advisor

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    Tim  Nelson

    Tim Nelson

    Service Advisor

    A graduate of SIU, Tim entered the car business in 1995 and joined Vogler in 2008. His hobbies include photography, cheering on the Green Bay Packers, and trying to get his hands on his dream car: a 1970 Plymouth Barracuda.

  • Greg  Dunn

    Greg Dunn

    Service Advisor

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    Greg  Dunn

    Greg Dunn

    Service Advisor

    A Marion native, Greg entered the car business in 1988 and has worked with Vogler since 1999. His hobbies include home improvement projects, training his four horses, and driving anything with a turbocharger.

  • Dave Trost

    Dave Trost

    Service Advisor

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    Dave Trost

    Dave Trost

    Service Advisor

    With over 45 years of automotive experience, Dave can fix any car because he’s seen nearly every car. His hobbies include golfing, fishing, and risking his life by being a Cubs fan in Cardinals country.

  • Brian  Gibbs

    Brian Gibbs

    Service Manager

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    Brian  Gibbs

    Brian Gibbs

    Service Manager

    With three decades of experience, Brian knows a thing or two about fixing cars. When he’s not overseeing our service department, he’s hunting, fishing, and flirting with an addiction to Harley motorcycles.

  • Josh Stroud

    Josh Stroud

    NAPA/Parts General Manager

    Josh Stroud

    Josh Stroud

    NAPA/Parts General Manager

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1170 East Main St.
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