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Meet Our Staff


 General Manager Tom  Seely
Tom Seely
General Manager

Tom Seely is the General Manager of Thomas Kia the 1st and #1 Kia dealership in NW Ind. Seely's passion for the industry and his commitment to life long learning led him to hold many positions within a dealership including sales consultant, sales manager, assistant finance manager, general sales manager, and General Manager. Alongside the Thomas family, Seely continues the tradition set by the Thomas's in the management of Thomas Kia, the region's most successful Kia dealership. Thomas Kia has been recognized for industry-leading innovation in the fields of integrated marketing, used sales, and new vehicle sales in service. More recently, by continually improving their customer service Thomas Kia has been honored with the highest Customer Satisfaction scores in the region.

Sales Manager Chris Mccarty
Chris Mccarty
Sales Manager
Thomas KIA welcomes our newest Sales Mgr Chris McCarty! Highest honors for vehicle presentation and top Consumer Satisfaction awards. Chris is a local resident to NWI and has quickly become one of the family. An avid muscle car enthusiast, power boater and dog lover when not at the dealership Chris can be found down at one of the old fishin holes with his dog Opie.
Finance Mgr Matt  Summar
Matt Summar
Finance Mgr
Know as the "Smartest Purdue" guy here. Matt has 8 years of automotive industry experience encompassing sales, Internet technology and Customer service. Currently, Matt has taken on the role at Thomas KIA as Finance Manager. Certified in all aspects of customer service Matt has been awarded the highest honors from KIA 3 years straight.
Finance Mgr Bill Anderson
Bill Anderson
Finance Mgr
Straight out of Compton Billie brings a sense of style last seen in a Michael Bolton video on MTV. Stop in and see Bill at Thomas KIA!
 Sales Mike  Magee
Mike Magee
Mikey started from the ground up just out of school and worked his way up through the Consignment Department and onto the Sales Staff in 2011. Mike is consistently very highly rated by our customers for his warm, friendly, non-pushy personality. When not selling cars he is often found pumping iron at local gyms or helping seniors pick up groceries.
 Sales Mohamad  Youssef
Mohamad Youssef
Moe joined Thomas KIA fresh off leaving a career in improv. Best known for impersonating the likes of Harry Carry, Lady Gaga and Queen. Moe brings a wealth of knowledge of the KIA line up after working closely with his mentors Anthony, George and Persa for many years. Stop in and see first hand what Moe can do for you!
Sales Sam  Jacob
Sam Jacob
Sam came to us by way of the very far east (Highland). One of his favorite quotes is "Mistakes are always forgivable, if one has the courage to admit them". KIA Certified at the highest level Sam excels in honor and self control. Favorite movies are "Top Gun and "Cobra". Stop in to see Sam today and drive a new KIA.
KIA Sales Itxel  Carlos
Itxel Carlos
KIA Sales
Itxel (Pixtel without the P) Carlos took a huge leap into the car business from dishing yogurt from the young age of 12 and is not looking back. Fluent in Spanish, English, and Thai (Siamese). Avid marksman in Lawn Darts and loves any movie with Johney Depp especially Edward Sizzler Hands. Stop in today to see her!
Senior Sales Craig O'Hair
Craig O'Hair
Senior Sales
With over 80 years in the car world Craig brings Southern Indiana charm to NW Indiana. Stop in to see Craig and see what Southern charm is all about!
Salesman Nick Walker
Nick Walker
Nick Walker "Texas Ranger" as we refer to him is nothing but business. KIA Certified in record time Walker is here to "put rubber to the road" as he likes to say. Born and raised here in NWI but inspired by a 1993 TV series Walker is out to serve and sell. Stop by and say "Howdy" next time you see Nick.
Sales Gavin Gescheidler
Gavin Gescheidler
Long walks and German food are Gavin's mainstay.
Sales Manager Chris McCarty
Chris McCarty
Sales Manager
TV watching and pumping iron are Chris's favorite hobbies!

Service Mobile

 Service Manager  Neddie  Burks
Neddie Burks
Service Manager
  • Favorite Food: Pizza and Chicken
  • Favorite Vacation Spot: < Punta Cana, Las Vegas, Bahamas
  • Favorite Sport: Bocce Ball
  • Favorite Sports Team: The Bears/The Bulls Black Hawks
  • Favorite Kia Vehicle: All Kia's
  • What inspires you? My Family
  • What is your claim to fame? Hitting the Big Jackpot in the Indiana Lottery
  • Where would you most like to visit that you have never been to before? Greece
Senior Master Tech Jose Patino
Jose Patino
Senior Master Tech
  • Favorite Food: Mexican
  • Favorite Sport: All Sports
  • Favorite Sports Team: White Sox
  • Favorite Kia Vehicle: All Kia's
  • Where would you most like to visit that you have never been to before? Greece
 Head Porter Fred  Jones
Fred Jones
Head Porter
  • Favorite Food: Mexican Food
  • Favorite Sport: Basketball
  • Favorite Sports Team: Baltimore Ravens
  • Favorite Kia Vehicle: Optima
  • What inspires you? Neddy Burks
  • Where would you most like to visit that you have never been to before? Mid Evil Times
Cashier Sherri  Cohn
Sherri Cohn
  • Favorite Food: Crab Legs
  • Favorite Sports Team: The Bears
  • What is your guiltiest pleasure? Chocolate
  • Where would you most like to visit that you have never been to before? Paris

Parts Mobile

Parts Manager Nate Bizic
Nate Bizic
Parts Manager
Nate is the parts and accessories director of Thomas KIA. He is responsible for the strategic direction, technical execution and overall success of the automotive parts and accessories category at Thomas KIA. Nate takes pride in managing a clean and well operated department that provides all of our customers, wholesale accounts and staff members with the best service possible.
Parts Specialist Mike Wasson
Mike Wasson
Parts Specialist
Mike has grown into a great parts specialist in a short time. His kind and pleasant personality makes him a perfect fit in our parts department.