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6019 West Central Avenue
Directions Toledo, OH 43615

  • Sales: (877) 826-5716
  • Service: (866) 529-5790
  • Parts: (888) 331-0765
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Meet Our Team


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Sales

Joe Papalexis, Gen. Sales Manager
419-842-7896

Joe has worked at Yark Automotive Group for 14 years. Outside of work, he enjoys spending time with family and going to sporting events. Joe's favorite place to be is home with his family. 

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Dave Thomas, Sales Manager
419-842-7716

Dave has worked at Yark for 12 years. He is married and has 2 boys, Aiden and Alex. Outside of work, he enjoys hanging out with his kids, playing golf, and doing yard work. Dave says he cannot live without food, especially steak, pizza, and anything Italian. His favorite place to be is home in his basement watching a movie, or at the lake. The weirdest job he has ever had is working at Applebees. Dave's favorite car is a 1969 Camaro convertible. 

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Ryan Ritzler, Sales Manager
419-842-7624

Ryan has worked at Yark Automotive for 12 years. He is married and has two sons that are 4 and 8. Outside of work, he enjoys golfing and playing with his kids. Ryan says that he cannot live without food and water, of course, but he also cannot live without his family. His favorite place to be is anywhere with a beach. The weirdest job he has ever had was doing landscaping for a graveyard. Ryan's favorite car is a Jeep Wrangler.

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Jake Mallett, Sales Manager
419-842-7895

Jake has been with Yark Automotive Group for 5 years. He has two brothers (one works at Yark), and he recently got engaged. He has a boxer and a boxer hound pit bull mix, and their names are Dallas and Cali. Outside of work, Jake enjoys golfing, hanging out with family, going to sporting events, snowboarding, and anything sports related. One thing he cannot live without is quality time with his pups. His favorite place to be is anywhere where there is a sandy beach, most recently Cabo. The weirdest job Jake has ever had was working at a driving range and batting cage where he had to drive around and pick up golf balls. He says people would always try to tee off at him! Jake's favorite car is his car, a 2017 BMW 540.

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Scott Thompson, Sales Manager
419-842-7785

Scott has worked at Yark since November of 2003. He is married and has a 13 year old step daughter and twins that were born in February. Outside of work, Scott plays a lot of golf. One thing he cannot live without is vacation and having time away to relax. His favorite places to be are St. Pete Beach and Hawaii. The weirdest job he has ever had is working at Chuck E. Cheese when he was 17. Scott's favorite car is a Tesla.

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Anthony Clark, New Sales Advisor
419-842-7851


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Dave Sgro, New Sales Advisor
419-842-7756

Dave (otherwise known as "The Guy in Camo") has worked at Yark for 6 years. He has a 14 year old son, Caleb, an 8 year old daughter, Ellianna, and a 3 year old daughter, Atleigh. He has been married to his wife, Emily, for 9 years. He has 2 dogs, Harry Potter and Dobby, and a cat named Bella Swan (from Twilight). He doesn't have a say in the pets' names. He also has 30 quail, 13 ducks, and 2 geese. He spends a lot of time hunting, fishing, farming, watching movies, and raising his ducks and quail. The one thing Dave cannot live without is TV. His favorite place to be is in the woods, of course. The weirdest job he has ever had is being an ostrich farmer. His favorite car is a green 1968 Chevelle 396 with a racing stripe.

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Corey Morris, New Sales Advisor
419-842-7991

Corey has worked at Yark Automotive for 6 years. He has 3 kids, 2 girls and a boy. His oldest daughter is a sophomore at Baylor, and his younger 2 kids are extremely active in sports and extra-curriculars. Outside of work, Corey enjoys golfing, cooking, and chasing his kids around. The one thing he cannot live without is his kids. Corey's favorite place to be is Montreal. The weirdest job he has ever had was working as a Mortgage Banker in Easter Market. His favorite car is the first car he had, an '88 Cadillac which he named Clyde.

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Dave Lauder, New Sales Advisor
419-842-7717

Dave has worked at Yark Automotive for 19 years. He and his wife, Julia, have two kids, Jacob and Lexi. His favorite things to do outside of work are reading, scouts, watching movies, spending time with his family, and going to church. One thing that he can't live without is his family, of course. If Dave could be anywhere, he would be somewhere warm or on a high-adventure trip. The weirdest job he has ever had was working at a cemetery. His favorite car is a 1965 Chevy Corvette convertible.

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Sean Riley, New Sales Advisor
419-842-7453

Sean has worked at Yark Automotive since October of 2016. He has one son named Grant who lives with him, and he is three years old. Outside of work, his favorite things to do are spending time with his son and going golfing. One thing Sean cannot live without is his family. His favorite place to be is anywhere on the water. The weirdest job he has ever had is spraying pesticides into trees for a landscaping company. Sean's favorite car is a 1967 SS Chevy Impala.

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Jerry Mehling, New Sales Advisor
419-842-7761

Jerry has worked at Yark Automotive for 11 years. He has 5 siblings and has been married for 23 years. He and his wife recently adopted a dog; they think she is a lab/shepherd mix, and her name is Stella. Outside of work, Jerry enjoys hiking trips, scuba diving and jet skiing, and has recently taken up golf again after a decade. He also enjoys music. His favorite place to be is anywhere near the ocean. The weirdest job Jerry has ever had is counting magazines at Buckeye News during the summer before he went to college. His favorite car is a '65 Mustang.

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Brandon Osborn, New Sales Advisor
419-842-7969

Brandon has worked at Yark for 4 years. He is married and has 3 young boys and 2 pit bulls. Outside of work, his favorite things to do are working out, swimming, and sleeping. Brandon says that he can't live without his phone because he likes being connected. If he could be anywhere, he would be somewhere warm, and his favorite place to travel to is Jamaica. The weirdest job he ever had was being a lifeguard. His favorite car is a Hellcat.

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Brett Forster, New Sales Advisor
419-842-7836

Brett has worked at Yark Automotive for 6 years. He is the youngest in his family and has 3 siblings. His dad also works at Yark! Brett says his family loves animals and they have a couple dogs and a cat. They are also huge Ohio State fans and enjoy going to football games. Outside of work, Brett enjoys hanging out with his friends, boating, trying new restaurants, and traveling to new places. He says he cannot live without the relationships he has with his family and friends. His favorite place to be is on a beach somewhere, relaxing and not doing anything. Brett says that he hasn't really had any weird jobs. He says he has only ever worked at Yark and has had many positions, some more desirable than others like painting buildings, but is appreciative of his experiences. Brett's favorite car is a 2016 McLaren P1.

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Steve Myers, New Sales Advisor
419-842-7797

Steve has worked at Yark for 3 and a half years. He is from Ottawa Lake, Michigan and lives in Toledo now, and most of his family lives close by. Steve has 3 sisters, a brother that passed away, and parents that have been married 57 years. He has a girlfriend, Hannah, of 1 year. Outside of work, he enjoys golfing and traveling to Vegas or any golf destination. One thing he cannot live without is steak and seafood. Steve's favorite place to be is the first tee of any golf course, but his favorite is Arcadia Bluffs. The weirdest job he has ever had is working for Midwest Products. Steve's favorite car is a BMW 5 series.

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Ernie Perez, New Sales Advisor
419-842-7741

Ernie has worked at Yark Automotive for a year and a half. He has 4 brothers, one of which also works at Yark, and 1 sister. He and his wife are expecting their first child within the next few days. Ernie says he is very close with his family. Outside of work, Ernie enjoys going to sporting events and traveling. One thing he cannot live without is his family which is the reason he says he has not moved out west. His favorite place to be is at his home in Mexico. The weirdest job he has ever had is doing outside sales, and he says that on the first day he was robbed and the company car was stolen in Detroit. Ernie's favorite car is his truck or a Mercedes G-Wagon. 

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Jacob Willey, New Sales Advisor
419-842-7406

Jake has been with Yark Automotive Group for 6 months. He is engaged and getting married in August of 2018. He is also a twin! He loves sailing on Lake Hamilton, skiing, and water skiing, and his favorite place to be is at the lake. One thing Jake cannot live without is his twin brother, John, and his family. The weirdest job he has had is doing tornado cleanup up north. His favorite car is a Chevy Silverado.

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Lynn Zeitler, New Sales Advisor
419-842-7951

Lynn has been with Yark Automotive Group for 15 years. She's married and has a very large family. She has 5 kids and 17 grandkids, and babysitting her grandkids is her favorite thing to do outside of work. One thing Lynn can't live without is her family. Her favorite place to be is at home or on the beach. She says the weirdest job she's ever had is working at a car dealership, and her favorite car is a sky blue Oldsmobile Cutlass Supreme 442.

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Desiree Trevino, New Sales Advisor
419-842-7778

Desiree has worked at Yark for almost 4 years. She is very close with her family, especially her mom. Desiree spends a lot of time relaxing and watching Netflix when she isn't working; her favorite place to be is in her bed watching Netflix. One thing she cannot live without is chapstick. The weirdest job she has ever had is working in sales because every day is different. Desiree's favorite car is a Jeep Wrangler

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Brian Alexander, New Sales Advisor
419-842-7965

Brian has worked at Yark Automotive for almost 10 years. He has 9 siblings, 7 sisters and 2 brothers, and was raised by his awesome grandparents. He is married and has a 10 year old son, Cameron, that he calls "Champ". Outside of work, Brian enjoys working in his lawn, playing Madden, and playing basketball with Champ. One thing that he cannot live without is his family; he has lots of them! He says they are so important to him, and they keep him grounded and busy. His favorite place to be is his man cave or his grandma's house, but he loves his house and being home. The weirdest job he has ever had is working at Food Town. It was the first job he ever had and he had a lot of fun with his friends at work. He said he would always get tipped for carrying in groceries, even if it was only one bag! Brian's favorite car is a 2015 Dodge Charger.

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Tom Duff, New Sales Advisor
419-842-7703

Tom has worked at Yark Automotive for 18 years. He has 2 sons that live on Devil's Lake and a son and granddaughter that live in Tampa. Outside of work, Tom enjoys golfing, boating, spending time up at the lake, and teaching classes at Westgate Chapel for adults. One thing that cannot live without is his faith in Christ. Tom's favorite place to be is at home or in Tampa visiting his family. He says he hasn't had any weird jobs, but the most interesting job he had was working for 23 years in ministry, serving others. Tom's favorite car is a Porsche 911.

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Dave Duncan, New Sales Advisor
419-842-7459


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Miguel Perez, New Sales Advisor
419-842-7646

Miguel has worked at Yark for a year and 2 months. He says that his family is everything to him, and he has 4 brothers and a sister. He is married and has two kids; one is 20 months old and one is 7 months old. Outside of work, Miguel spends a lot of time hanging out with his family and doing yard work. One thing he cannot live without is sports, football in particular. He is a huge Raiders fan. Miguel's favorite place to be is at his vacation home in Mexico where he goes once a year. The weirdest job he has ever had is working at a carryout when he was 15. His favorite car is a Dodge Charger.

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KC Snyder, New Sales Advisor
419-842-7490

KC has worked at Yark Automotive for 10 years. He has a girlfriend, a 9 year old son, and a golden retriever. His favorite things to do outside of work are fishing and playing softball. He says that he can't live without food, especially tacos. KC's favorite place to be is at home, just relaxing. The weirdest job KC has ever had was working underneath a house.

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Jeff Straub, New Sales Advisor
419-842-7726

Jeff has worked at Yark for over 10 years. He is married and has a 2 year old and an 11 year old, and he also has 3 dogs. Outside of work he enjoys playing sports and being active. Jeff says there isn't anything he cannot live without, besides his family, and his favorite place to be is anywhere with his wife and kids. The weirdest job he has ever had is volunteering at the library when he was younger. Jeff's favorite car is whatever one he is selling! 

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Used Sales

Tim Duncan, Used Sales Manager
419-842-7758

Tim has worked at Yark Automotive for 10 years. He has 3 daughters, a stepson, and recently got married. His favorite thing to do is spend time with his kids. They love to fish, swim, and go to the park. One thing he cannot live without is his kids. Tim's favorite car is his '68 Cadillac Deville Southside.

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John Young, Used Sales Manager
419-842-7986

John has worked at Yark for just over 5 years. He is married and has 3 kids and 1 grandchild. His favorite things to do outside of work are cooking and hanging out with his family. One thing he cannot live without is time with his family, and his favorite place to be is his backyard. The weirdest job that John has ever had is being the mouse at Chuck E. Cheese when he was 16. His favorite car is a '77 Volkswagen Beetle.

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Jason Miller, Used Sales Manager
419-842-7732


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Bob Lutz, Inventory Manager
419-842-7901


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Jeremy Bonnough, Used Sales Advisor
419-842-7684

Jeremy Bonnough has been an employee of Yark Automotive for 17 years. He enjoys white-water kayaking in Maryland, Pennsylvania, and West Virginia, with West Virginia being his favorite spot. He also enjoys fly fishing and making his own flies. The most important thing to Jeremy is his family, consisting of his wife, Helen, and his 3 children, Elliott, Abigail, and Eric. Jeremy also has an identical twin brother. 

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Greg Early, Used Sales Advisor
419-842-7940

Greg has been with Yark for 19 years. He is married and has 4 kids, 2 girls and 2 boys, and 6 grandkids. His favorite things to do outside of work are going to church, giving back to the community, exercising, sports, and spending time with his family. One thing Greg cannot live without is his health. His favorite place to be is anywhere on vacation, but he loves Houston, Texas. The weirdest job he has ever had was working at the morgue in the old Riverside Hospital. He does not have one favorite car, but he loves all classic cars.

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Rob Rohrs, Used Sales Advisor
419-842-7432

Rob has worked at Yark for 5 years. He and his wife, Josie, have 2 daughters and a son. His favorite things to do outside of work are playing baseball and softball and watching sports. One thing Rob cannot live without is his family. His favorite place to be is the Outer Banks. The weirdest job he has ever had is working at a landfill. Rob's favorite car is a 1993 Ford Lightning.

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Tyler Rayford, Used Sales Advisor
419-842-7674

Tyler has worked at Yark Automotive for 4 years. He has 2 sisters, 4 nieces, and 2 nephews that he enjoys spending time with, and his dad lives in Florida. Outside of work, his favorite things to do are boating, fishing, and anything outdoors. One thing Tyler cannot live without is boating on Lake Erie, and his favorite place to be is on the beach. The weirdest job he ever had was cleaning grain elevators. Tyler's favorite car is a Dodge Challenger.

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Matt Ernest, Used Sales Advisor
419-842-7791

Matt has been with Yark since March 2003. He has 2 children that mean the absolute world to him. His "hulk of a son" Kale is 7, and Matt says he has the best sense of humor with a contagious laugh. Matt's 4 year old daughter Adelle is his little firecracker and she doesn't take no for an answer. He says that his children complete him. Outside of work Matt likes to swim, go fishing, watch movies, and cook. He started smoking meats and making homemade sauces. One thing he cannot live without is Christ and his family. Though Matt loves the beach, his favorite place to be is the Horseshoe in Columbus because nothing beats the atmosphere on gameday. The weirdest job he has ever had was working on the farm he grew up on, but he is grateful for his upbringing and the work ethic he gained from that experience. Matt's favorite car is whatever car you want to buy from him!

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Josh Lawrence, Used Sales Advisor
419-842-7499

Josh worked at Yark Automotive from 1995-1998 and came back 2 and a half years ago. He has 4 gorgeous daughters that are 20, 6, 4, and 1. Outside of work, he enjoys spending time golfing, fishing, and hanging out with his kids. One thing that he cannot live without is his pen; he always has to have one on him. Josh's favorite place to be is on the water. His favorite car is a Yukon Denali.

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Dan Dannenberger, Used Sales Advisor
419-842-7904


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Mel Knapich, Used Sales Advisor
419-842-7769

Mel has worked at Yark Automotive for 27 years. He is married to his wife, Sonya, and has 2 daughters, Crystal and Ashley. He also has 3 grandkids. Outside of work, Mel spends time building hot rods, specifically '67-'69 Camaros, drag racing, and helping people maintain their homes. He considers himself a handyman. One thing he cannot live without is his dog, Carley, and his toothbrush. Mel's favorite place to be is in St. Pete Beach, Florida or in his shop/garage. The weirdest job he has ever had was being a paper carrier for the Toledo Times when he was 11. He said he would be chased by dogs in the neighborhood. Mel's favorite car is a '69 Camaro.

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Dan Leyland, Used Sales Advisor
419-842-7426

Dan has worked at Yark for a little over 5 years. He has a son and two grandchildren that are 6 and 12. His favorite thing to do outside of work is go to baseball games. One thing he cannot live without is Faygo strawberry soda. Dan's favorite place to be is at his brother's house with his family, usually on Sundays and Tuesdays. The weirdest job he has ever had was when he would travel for 3 weeks every month. He says it wasn't too weird, just very strenuous. His favorite car is a Buick Boattail. 

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Dennis Robinson, Dealer Trade
419-842-7961

Dennis has worked at Yark for 3 years. He is the only boy in his family and he has 3 sisters. Outside of work, Dennis enjoys watching football (he is a huge Panthers fan), hanging out with his family, and traveling. One thing he cannot live without is electronics. His favorite place to be is Charlotte, North Carolina. The weirdest job Dennis has ever had was working at Chuck E. Cheese for 4 years, but he loved it and enjoyed visiting different schools while working. His favorite car is a Jeep Wrangler.

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Service

Tom Davies, Fixed Ops Director
419-842-7881


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Mike Hehl, Service Manager
419-842-7845


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Mike Parks, Service Advisor
419-842-7842


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Zach Stokes, Service Advisor
419-842-7920


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Joe Cannon, Service Advisor
419-842-7671


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Andy Lange, Service Advisor
419-842-7838


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Angie Osborne, Service Advisor
419-842-7841


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Doug Ritz, Warranty Advisor
419-842-7827


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Sue Emery, Service Secretary
419-842-7831


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Ali Napolski, Service Secretary
419-842-7892


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Joe Cerveny, Express Manager
419-842-7462


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Wayne Haley, Express Advisor
419-842-7462


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Brad Wolfe, Express Advisor
419-842-7462


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Parts

Don Espen, Parts Manager
419-842-7868


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Rusty Carr, Parts Counter Advisor
419-842-7560


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Nick Weiss, Parts Counter Advisor
419-842-7879


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Traci McMillen, Parts Counter Advisor
419-842-7865


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Sales & Service Support

Tim Eltschlager, Internet Manager
419-842-7720


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Ellie Selders, Main Operator
419-842-7606


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Angie Cruz, Sales Support Advisor
419-842-7818


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Rachel Myler, Sales Support Advisor
419-842-7725


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Shiretta Grier, Sales Support Advisor
419-842-7412


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Chuck Gast, Sales Support Advisor
419-842-7747


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Brittany Joseph, Sales Support Advisor
419-842-7677


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Megan Singer, Sales Support Advisor
419-842-7410


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