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  • Nicole Ernst
    General Manager

    I have been working at Friendly Ford for 24 years. I love everyone that I work with, and I love building relationships with customers. I am very passionate about my faith and helping others. During my spare time, I love to spend time with my family!

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  • Neil Helfrich
    New Vehicle Sales Manager
    734-240-4942

    I have been working at Friendly for the past 34 years. I love my job because it is so much different than my last, I am able to watch customers smile and be happy because they are purchasing their brand-new car. I am passionate about my kids. My kids and I spend a lot of our weekend's camping and enjoying the time we get to spend together.

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  • James Stasek
    Pre-Owned Sales Manager
    734-240-4952

    I have worked at Friendly Ford Lincoln for 7 years. I love the car business because it is something that is always changing, and I enjoy getting to meet new people. During my spare time, I spend time with my family and coach basketball.

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  • Phil Smith
    Service Department Manager

    I have been at Friendly for six years. I love being able to satisfy my customers. I am very passionate about my family and love spending time with my two kids.

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  • Dan Ortiz
    Assistant Service Department Manager
    734-243-6000

    I have been at Friendly for 15 years. I enjoy helping the customers and love the people that I work with. During my free time I referee soccer, I referee all ages. When I am not at work or refereeing, I love to spend time with my family.

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  • Dennis Bixler
    Parts Department Manager
    734 240 4948

    I have been at Friendly since 1995. I love my job because of the wonderful people I get to spend my days with. During my free time I like to golf and scuba dive.

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  • Don Herkimer
    Collison Center Manager
    734-243-5524

    I started working at Friendly back in 1981. I love my job because there is a sense of belonging to the company and I love the people that I work with. When I am not working, I enjoy riding my Harley and going golfing.

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  • Carol Smock
    BDC Mangager

    I have been at Friendly since 2000. I love my job because of the people. My coworkers are wonderful, and the customers are just as great. My ultimate favorite thing to do is garden. I love all the vegetables, except peas! When I am not in my garden, I enjoy reading and making crafts.

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  • Kim Wilson
    Business Manager

    I have been working at Friendly for two years. I love the people I work with and my customers. I enjoy being able to help the customers make a happy purchase. During my free time, I love to spend time with my family, go fishing, and golf. I have two dachshund dogs; their names are Daphne and Rudy.

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  • Jodi Lesinszki
    Controller/Office Manager
    734-240-4946

    I have worked at Friendly for 21 years. I love my job because I am constantly learning something new every day. When I am not golfing or riding my motorcycle in my spare time, I love to travel. My favorite place to travel to is Upper Michigan.

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  • Kristie Harris
    Business Manager
    734-243-6000

    I have been working at Friendly Ford since 2010! I love working in the car business because I enjoy meeting all the new people and the recurring people, as they come back you get to know them better. In my free time, I enjoy playing softball and spending time with my family.

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  • Corey Bogedain
    Network Administrator
    734-243-6000


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