Staff


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Sales

Molly Padovini
General Manager
586-203-2607

Molly brings a wealth of experience with her as General Manager of Jaguar Lakeside, having held many positions within the Elder Automotive Group throughout her career. A veteran of the automotive industry, she excels at providing the best possible experience within our dealership.

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Robert Richey
General Sales Manager
586-203-2630

Born and raised in Metro Detroit, Robert has dedicated the last 20 years to his career with the Elder Automotive Group and his passion for the Jaguar Land Rover brand. Over the last 2 decades Robert prides himself on doing business different and has built many wonderful relationships with clients based on a mutual respect and trust. When not working Robert spends time with his wife Tracy and daughter Gabriella usually boating where he spends most summer days.

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James Zelenak
Pre-Owned Sales Manager
586-203-2640

James has been in the highline/luxury car business for almost 30 years and is a true enthusiast, and "used car" guy.  When not at work, James enjoys spending time with his family, including his 16 year old triplets, and dog, Enzo.  


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Louis Gruevski
Business & Finance Manager
586-203-2597

Louis Gruevski is a car guy through and through. He always loved cars from a young age and took pride in every car he has ever owned. It was only natural that his career would end up in sharing his passion of cars with others. He has been with the Elder Auto Group for 12 years and was one of the longest serving Sales Consultants at Jaguar Land Rover Lakeside before becoming the Business Manager. He has extensive knowledge in the vehicle lineup and takes pride in his customer relations. Louis has customers he has been serving since the very beginning! Louis resides in Macomb with his wife of 7 years, two beautiful daughters and Yorkie, Dexter. In his free time he enjoys being out on the lake, riding his Harley Davidson, catching up on some of his favorite shows with his wife and traveling with his family. 

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Derek Alore
Sales Guide
586-203-2662

Derek is a sales consultant at Jaguar/Land Rover of Lakeside, with over 12 years experience. In the time he has spent here, he has traveled all over the country for extensive training with Jaguar and Land Rover, which has helped him to gain a vast knowledge of both brands and keeps him updated on the latest innovations. Derek's experience and expertise keeps his customers coming back car after car.  He is passionate about creating a great buying experience by making sure that his clients are well informed so he can pair them with a vehicle they will love. 


When he isn't working, you'll find Derek committed to family and friends. He enjoys the outdoors and is actively involved in sports.

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Mike Hinkley
Sales Guide
586-203-2605

As your personal Sales rep, I will promise you better customer service than anyone else in the business! I make the car shopping process fun, effortless, quick and most importantly an experience you will never forget! Being one of the largest Jaguar Land Rover dealers in the market, I am sure to have the Jaguar or Land Rover of your dreams. I promise to always respect your time, your decision and even more importantly, point you in the right direction that best fits your lifestyle. I always go the extra mile for my clients, striving to be the best in the business; I am always available to my clients any time of day, any day of the year.

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Erik Matthes
Sales Guide
586-203-2647

Erik Matthes has the passion for cars! From a very young age he was told he was going to be a great people person! Always in control of whenever the family needed cars, always doing the research and making sure everyone got what they wanted. Getting his first car gig at Chrysler learning the ins and outs of the car industry, Fast forward 5 years later he ended up with Jaguar Land Rover Lakeside selling the premium luxury brand he always dreamed of! Erik Knows the car market and will make sure all of your needs and questions are fulfilled! Working hard for his wife Ashley, 2 young boys, Kolton and Roman. When you're ready for the best and most seamless car buying experience Erik Matthes is your guy! 

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William Scandalis
Sales Guide
586-203-2645

William Scandalis, is truly your hard-working sales consultant. starting his sales career with elder auto group over 14 years ago. He always make sure every customer that walks through the doors of Jaguar land Rover Lakeside is treated with the upmost respect and receives a truly unique auto experience. William has had thousands of customers over the years, that have come back time and time again because they know he will always handles all their car needs and get them the very best deal! He is happily married to his beautiful wife and is very proud of her and their three children. when he is not working William has  a passion for physical fitness and spending quality time with his family. when you're ready to purchase your next new or pre-owned vehicle Ask for William.

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Mike Tomeica
Sales Guide
586-203-2632


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Robert Filthaut
Sales Guide
586-203-2658


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Johnathan Mashini
Sales Guide
586-203-2650


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Joe Roeder
Encore Specialist
586-203-2657

Hi, I've been here at Jaguar Land Rover for the last 22 years. I'm your product specialist and love to learn and know as much as possible about our products. In my spare time there is nothing better than sitting and relaxing on my porch over a bon fire with my wife of 9 years and my dog Jagger. If it's really nice out I love to get a quick round of golf in.

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Tyler Mengel
Internet Marketing Manager

Tyler has over a half decade of experience creating marketing for various brands across the Elder Automotive Group. A fan of art and music, he lives on the west side of metro-Detroit with his wife, and their beloved dog Daisy.

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Service

Jim Mudge
Service Manager
586-203-2615


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Justin Snow
Service Advisor
586-203-2635

Justin brings with him over 20 years of automotive dealership experience. From White Lake, he enjoys spending his free time with his wife and three kids. He also likes to spend as much time as he can out on the water, whether it's jet skiing, boating, or just relaxing.

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Tim Haverty
Service Advisor
586-203-2641


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Parts

Dave Shobe
Parts Manager
586-203-2634

Dave has 15 years of Jaguar Land Rover managerial experience, all with the Elder Automotive Group. In his free time he enjoys boating, fishing, and spending family time traveling within the great state of Michigan.

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Lee Schwanger
Parts Consultant
586-203-2628

Lee grew up in Metro Detroit and has been in the automotive industry for over 6 years. He's a certified parts professional through Jaguar Land Rover. During his free time he likes to spend time on his boat up north, watch movies, or just spend time with his family and friends.

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Bryan Murphy
Parts Consultant
586-203-2638

Bryan is born and raised in Metro Detroit. He's a certified Parts Professional through Jaguar Land Rover and has been in the automotive industry for over 13 years.

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