Staff


Click on one of the people below to find out more information.

Ownership

John Guido
Dealer Operator/Owner
847-870-1300

John started at Goodyear turning wrenches as a teenager and started selling cars in his early twenties.  He worked for Celozzi-Ettelson Chevrolet and Al Piemonte Ford as a manager before opening the store with his brother Tony and Al Piemonte in 1984.

John is currently the Chairman of the Ford Dealer Advertising Board and has had positions with the Chicago Automobile Trade Association and the National Automobile Dealers Association.

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Tony Guido
Dealer Operator/Owner
847-481-0481

Tony started by selling cars at Al Piemonte Ford in the mid 1970s where he became a manager before he joined his brother John brokering cars and ultimately opening the dealership in 1984.

Tony is currently on the Board of Directors for the Chicago Automobile Trade Association.

Tony once bowled a 299 at a tournament and loves to play practical jokes!  Ask him about the purple M&M.

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John Guido Jr
General Manager
847-481-0473

Hometown: Addison, Illinois

Resides in: Bartlett, Illinois

John started as a porter in 1998 at age 15.


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Management

Sam Vasco
New Car Sales Manager
847-481-0464

Hometown: Arlington Heights

Resides in: Lake Zurich

Sam has been with the family here at Arlington Heights Ford since 1992.  He also wears a lot of hats here.  He is a Sales Manager, Aftermarket Manager, and does dealer trades.

Sam is extremely organized....some might say OCD.  He vacuums his way out of his house every morning.

Sam's favorite word is Buddy!

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Jon Franklin
Used Car Manager
847-481-0469


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Arnie Kosovski
Aftermarket Manager
847-481-0476

Hometown: Chicago

Resides in: Arlington Heights

Arnie started by selling cars with the AH Ford family January 1, 1999.

Arnie wears a lot of hats here at Arlington Heights Ford.  He is one of our Sales Managers, Aftermarket Managers, and handles Dealer Trades with other dealerships.

Arnie owned a dry cleaner in Maywood for 25 years before getting into the car business.

His wife Delphine is an amazing cook and "calls all the shots" in his household!

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John Rodriguez
General Sales Manager
847-481-0465

Hometown: Elgin 

Resides: Elgin

John "Kiko" Rodriguez has been with the Arlington Heights Ford family since he was 21.  He started by selling cars here, then defected to Toyota for a while and became a sales and finance manager.  John has been back with us since 2011.

John is an avid Fantasy Football guy.

Loves to "Sir?"  people....just walk by his office.

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Office

Dave Tomczyk
Comptroller
847-481-0454

Hometown: Addison

Resides in: Bartlett

Dave started working with the family in April and has worked for companies like Dean Foods, ConAgra Foods, and Orval Kent after graduating from Elmhurst College.

Dave was voted Best Dressed in high school and is one of those golfers that won't play for two years then shoot 3 over par!

The girls in the office LOVE Dave.

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Finance

Joe Baez
Business Manager
847-481-0458

Hometown: Glen Ellyn

Resides in: Arlington Heights

Joe started with the AH Ford family October 2016.

Joe is one of our Finance Director.

He started in the car business in 1979 as a Sales Pro. He worked his way up to Used Car manager and moved onto finance from there. He was also a real estate agent... a true jack of all trades. He moved up to Ford from Chrysler.

Welcome Joe!

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Anthony Soto
847-481-0458


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Fleet

Cindee Manaves
Fleet Manager
847-481-0478

Hometown: Chicago

Resides in: Palatine

Cindee started by selling cars with the AH Ford family 1995 and has

been our Fleet/Commercial Truck Manager since 1999.

Cindee is a past President of the Arlington Heights Chamber of Commerce and the Founder of the Health and Wellness Initiative in Arlington Heights.  She continues to participate in business building events in the community.

Cindee's passion for teaching healthy living has led her to become a Sales Coordinator with the Juice Plus Company and an educator with District 214 's continuing education program.

She loves gardening and creating healthy recipes and is the proud mom of 2 sons, John and Mathew.

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Sales

Elliott Reichel
Product Specialist
847-481-0461


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George Sarkisian
Product Specialist
847-481-0461


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Jeff Reckards
Product Specialist
847-481-0472

Hometown: Wood Dale

Resides in: St. Charles

Jeff started selling cars in December of 2013, but has been in sales since 1986.

Jeff was in the printing business for most of his life and coached football for his two sons.

In fact, Jeff and his wife Kerie breed athletes.  All three of his children play have played or will play next year at the college level with athletic scholarships!

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Jim Fletcher
Product Specialist
847-481-0480


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Jesus Sanchez
Product Specialist
847-481-0462

Hometown: Palatine

Jesus started working here in 1994 as a car porter and started selling cars in 2003.

Jesus and his family enjoy horse riding on their horse Goofy.


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Justin Silva
Product Specialist
847-481-0463

Hometown: Chicago

Resides in: McHenry, IL

Justin has been in Sales for just over 2 years. He loves performance vehicles... and can talk for hours about trees! Before he was in the car business he worked  in the tree business.  

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Lonnie Catanese
Product Specialist
847-481-0474

Lonnie has been with the AH Ford family for over 20 years. 

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Manny Guerrero
Product Specialist
847-481-0468

Manny has been with our dealership for 5 years and has been a Sales Pro for over 17 years!

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Rich Jacobsen
Product Specialist
847-481-0475

Richie is #1...just ask him!

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Ryan Livingston
Product Specialist
847-481-0463


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Sean Lane
Product Specialist
847-481-0461

Hometown: Wilmette

Resides in:  Arlington Heights

Sean has been with the AH Ford family in May of 2014, but has been selling cars for 27 years.

Sean graduated from St. John's Military Academy and is the resident expert on the Ford Transit!

Sean was often mistaken for Dr. Richard Kimball from the Fugitive.  He still has not seen the movie!

Sean somehow knows everyone from every dealer...its true!

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Neal Snyder
Product Specialist
847-481-0477

Neal has been with the company for just over 15 years. He swims every morning. He is the master of riding a unicycle!

Neal is also one of our product specialists. He is definitely the guy to see if you are an avid Mustang or F-Series truck lover!

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Steve Ursin
Product Specialist
847-481-0466

Steve is a HUGE Blackhawks fan and has a tattoo signed by Bobby Hull on his arm.  Steve also loves to fish and is neighbors with everyone from LZ.

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Victor Martinez
Product Specialist
847-481-0470

Victor has been a sales pro with us for 7 years. He has been in the automotive industry for 13 years. His current goal is finishing the add-on to his house.

If you touch his hair you might ruin his whole day. Victor is typically confused for Pauly D.

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Eric Johnson
Product Specialist
847-870-1300


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Jonathan Silencieux
Product Specialist
847-870-1300


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Benjamin McCarty
Product Specialist
847-870-1300


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Marco Saldana
Product Specialist
847-870-1300


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Sydney Beidleman
Product Specialist
847-870-1300


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Service

Jerry Hood
Service Director
847-870-1300

Jerry has been with the AH Ford family since 1987.  He started as a parts driver, then became an advisor, manager, and has been our Service Director since 2005. 

Jerry's passion for customer satisfaction has not only made him lead our Service Department to an unprecedented amount of awards, but that is how he met his wife.  She was a disgruntled customer until Jerry resolved the issue and asked him to marry her 8 weeks later.  They have been married now for over 15 years. 

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Steve VerHagen
Service Manager
847-481-0494

Steve is one of the GO-TOs in the store to get just about anything done.

Steve has a vast knowledge of 80s and 90s party music and loves to DJ parties for fun. 

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Wade Mikosz
Service Advisor
847-870-1300


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Evans Marinakis
Service Writer
847-481-0497


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Mike Waddle
Service Advisor
847-481-0495


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Alex Cortez
Service Writer
847-870-1300

Alex Cortez grew up in the northwest side of Chicago, currently residing in Elmwood Park IL. He graduated from Westwood College in 2009 with a vocational degree in Medical Assisting. 

He worked for a doctor for 6 months and he realized that wasn't the career for him, so then  he switched to sales and fell in love. Coming from Verizon Wireless, with an interest in numbers and finance he made another move and got into the automotive business. 
Alex is a very family oriented individual, and he's recently engaged. His hobbies include riding his motorcycle, softball, basketball, and attending festivals for rock cover bands. He is also a professional Disc Jockey on the weekends. (Fun Fact he's mixed for the MSNBC's The Profit star Marcus Lemonis).

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Quick Lane

Victor Villanueva
Quick Lane Advisor
847-870-1300


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Casandra Arcos
Quick Lane Advisor
847-481-0530


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Customer Care

Cassie Smith
Customer Care Manager
847-481-0520

Hometown: Palatine

Resides in: McHenry

Cassie started here at age 16.  She has worked in our office as a cashier and receptionist,  been a coordinator in our Business Development Center, and now manages that department.

Cassie is also the personal assistant for all the managers...she gets handed all the things no one else is willing to do.

Cassie has a great singing voice and once tried out for American Idol!


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Mayra Del Real
Customer Care Assistant Manager
847-481-0520

Mayra started as a cashier at 17 and became a BDC representative shortly after.  She "rocked it" in the Customer Care Center and became a manager in August of 2014.

Mayra loves taking selfies...If I looked like her I would too!

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Maria Patino
Customer Care Representative
847-481-0521

Maria has been part of our team for almost five years! She is our only employee that has an identical twin! She is down to earth and our customers love her!

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Melissa Cazares
Customer Care Representative
847-481-0521

Melissa has so many names it is hard to keep track of all of them. She is mostly known as Molly at the store. She grew up in Palatine and is the oldest of three sisters.

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Janet Trujillo
Customer Care Representative
847-481-0522

Janet was previously an assistant sales manager at a phone store. She is a proud vegan! She is one of our future Sales Pros.

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Micaela Hughes
Customer Care Representative
847-481-0533


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Bernardo Camacho
Customer Care Coordinator
847-481-0533


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