Staff


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

  • JR Tomkinson
    General Manager
    260-436-9000


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  • Scott Brooks
    BMW Sales Manager

    I have been a part of the Tomkinson family for years.  I started selling cars for Tomkinson as a summer job right after attending Manchester College.  I decided to stay with the company and make it a career at our Chrysler store.  I sold BMWs for about 5 years.  I came back in as a new Sales Manager. I am happy I made the decision to join Tomkinson once again!  On my days off from work, I enjoy spending time with my family.  I have been happily married for about 16 years to Kristie, and we have two children Madison and Tyler.
     

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  • Scott High
    Service Manager
    260--407-4262

    Hi, my name is Scott High.  I'm the Service Manager here at Tomkinson's.  I've been with Tomkinson's since 1998 and I have been in the automotive business since 1981.  I have been happily married to my wife Debbie since August 8, 1981 and we have a beautiful daughter, Sarah.  I am an avid golfer with a 5 handicap and a member at Cedar Creek Golf Club.  I enjoy working in my yard when I'm not golfing or fishing. I would like to take this opportunity to thank all of our customers past and present for allowing us to service their vehicles and for being great friends.  We look forward to serving you in the future and we welcome all of those who have not experienced the Tomkinson advantage.                                             

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  • Mike Mertens
    Parts Manager
    260-436-5101

    Hello, may name is Mike Mertens.  I am the Parts Manager here at Tomkinson BMW.  I have been in the parts and accessories business since 1993.  I have also been an ASE certified parts specialist since 1996.
    My team of parts advisors and I are here to help you with all of your parts, accessories, and lifestyle items.  We can also order from one of our Genuine BMW lifestyle and accessory catalogues.
    Please feel free to contact us today with your parts, accessory, or lifestyle needs.

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  • Sarah Garvin
    Internet Sales/Marketing/Customer Relations Manager
    260-407-4256

    Hi, my name is Sarah Garvin.  I am the Internet Director at Tomkinson Automotive.  I have been in the auto industry since 2005.  I feel very fortunate to have found a home with a company who cares about customer service as a number one priority.  The employees here make Tomkinson BMW a wonderful place to work.  Outside of work, I like to spend my extra time with my beautiful daughter, Raeanne.

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  • Doug Bontrager
    Service Advisor
    260-436-6200

    Hi, my name is Doug Bontrager.  I have been in the automotive service business for over 25 years.  I started here with Tomkinson BMW in February 2000.  I have been married to my wife Dawn for over 25 years and we have three awesome children Taylor, Tori, and Blake.  We enjoy watching our children play in their many sporting events, going to the lake, fishing, and just being with friends.  I would like to say Thank You to all of our past and current customers for allowing us to serve you, and we look forward to meeting and serving many new customers in the future and providing the "BMW Ultimate service experience".  One of the great experiences here at Tomkinson BMW has been watching a lot of you start with one BMW and then grow into a 2-3 or even more  BMW car family.  Thank you again for your continued business.

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  • Don Cahill
    Buyer
    260-436-9000

    I have over 30 years experience with the Tomkinson Automotive Group.  I have held various positions over the years.  The family atmosphere and the way they run their business  is the reason this is the only owner I have worked for.  Our goal is that you have the ultimate experience in purchasing a BMW  from us as you have in driving your BMW.  My wife Sherrie and I have two sons, Chad and Sean, who graduated from Ball State University.  Stop in and say hello.  We would love to earn your business. 

     

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  • Rob Miller
    BMW Genius
    260-436-9000

    Hi, my name is Rob Miller.  I'm the BMW Genius here at Tomkinson BMW.  I've been a BMW fanatic for decades.  When the opportunity arose to put my passion for BMW to work for a proven community partner like Tomkinson BMW, I jumped at the chance.    When I'm not wrenching on 'Adler', my e46 sedan, I enjoy the back-country.  But most of all, I enjoy spending time with my family, especially my nieces and nephews.

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  • Jason Keefer
    Service Writer
    260-436-9000

    Hello I'm Jason Keefer. I have been with Tomkinson BMW now for a collective 8 years. I would describe myself as an avid BMW enthusiast. I believe that BMW is not only a brand but a lifestyle. I have experience with other luxury vehicle manufactures but have proof that BMW is the best. In 2014 I achieved my highest ranking for BMW Profiles In Achievement placing 7th out of 185 service advisors throughout the nation! Thank you for taking the time to complete the BMW survey. I couldn't have achieved the ranking without all my favorite clients!
    In my free time away from the Service Center, I enjoy all things racing. I participate in local SCCA events, attend trackdays at area road courses on my sport bike, visit Indianapolis Motor Speedway each year for the MotoGP race and I am currently a BMW Car Club of America member. "If it goes fast and has wheels, I will try it!"
    I am married to Jenny and we have 2 dogs named Dingo and Sausage. We regularly travel to the Caribbean at different all inclusive resorts. I feel fortunate to have these experiences and this lifestyle BMW has created for my family.
     

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  • Craig Darling
    Parts Advisor
    260-436-9000


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  • Casey Jones
    Client Advisor
    260-436-9000

    I was born in Oakland California, but pretty much a Hoosier. I am married with 4 children and 4 grand children! I have been in the automotive retail business for over 30 years wearing all different hats. Customer service is the most important thing for me. I'm looking for my next life long customer.

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  • Duke Lloyd
    Technician
    260-436-9000

    Hello, my name is Duke Lloyd.  I've been a BMW level 1 technician since 2003.  I attended Universal Technical Institute in Glendale Heights, IL and was accepted to the BMW STEP program in Upper Saddle River, NJ.  Prior to joining the team at Tomkinson BMW, I spent 11 years as a BMW master technician in Indianapolis, IN.  My wife, two sons, and I moved to Fort Wayne to be close to family, and we couldn't be happier with our decision!  I look forward to helping keep your BMW the Ultimate Driving Machine.

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  • Dan Scher
    Technician
    260-436-9000

    Hello, my name is Daniel Scher.  I attended Ohio Technical College for two years and graduated from BMW STEP in August of 2012.  I then worked in Lexington, Kentucky for two years and moved back to Huntington to be with my family.  I have worked at Tomkinson BMW since 2014.  I look forward to servicing your BMW.

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  • Kim Till
    Client Advisor
    260-436-9000


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  • Greg Papadakis
    BMW Technician
    260-436-9000

    Hi, my name is Greg Papadakis.  I have worked at Tomkinson Automotive for about 20 years.  I am a BMW Certified Master Technician.  I enjoy working here because of the great individuals that I have the opportunity to work with everyday.  I have been happily married for over 20 years.  I have three beautiful children whom I enjoy spending time doing activities with.  I also enjoy fishing and spending time outdoors.  We wouldn't be here without you, come see us!

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  • Jason Verduce
    Warranty Administrator
    260-436-6200

    Hi, my name is Jason Verduce.  I have worked with Tomkinson Automotive Group for over ten years.  Our goal is to WOW you with our exceptional service and friendly staff.  We strive to make you feel like you are our only customer.  I would like to thank you for your continued and future business here at Tomkinson BMW. 

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  • Gary Smith
    Master Technician
    260-436-9000

    Hi, my name is Gary Smith.  I graduated from Lincoln Technical Institute in May 2000, with honors.  I joined Tomkinson BMW in April of 2000 and attended and graduated from BMW's STEP program in January 2001.  I have worked continuously for BMW since that time.  Thank you for choosing us here at Tomkinson Automotive for your vehicle's service needs.

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  • Jimmy Amaro
    Master Technician
    260-436-9000

    Hi, my name is Jimmy Amaro.  I graduated from the University of Northwestern Ohio with an Associates Degree in Automotive Technology.  I was accepted into the BMW STEP program and attended the training center in Cleveland, OH for seven months.  After graduating from the BMW STEP program I started working at a BMW center in Indianapolis, IN where I stayed for five years before moving to Fort Wayne, IN.  I've been working at Tomkinson Automotive for quite a few years now and really enjoy the work environment as well as the great people I have the opportunity to work with.  Thank you for choosing Tomkinson Automotive for your vehicle's service needs.

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  • Andrew Sloop
    Parts Specialist
    260-436-9000

    Hi, my name is Andrew Sloop. I am an ASE certified parts specialist that has been working in the industry since 1994. I am happy to be a part of the Tomkinson team and look forward to serving your needs.

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  • Clayton Marks
    Technician

    Hi, my name is Clayton Marks.  I am a factory trained service technician here at Tomkinson Automotive.  I come from a family of auto technicians that dates back to the 1940s.  I joined the team because we're part of a company who puts people first. I am happy to be part of a team where we are the best hands to have on your vehicle!  Out goal is to give you the driving experience you should expect from BMW.  My free time is focused mostly on enjoying life with my wife and two little girls.  When we're not on a fun adventure, I concentrate on health and fitness.

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  • Monte Miller
    Technician
    260-436-9000

    I have spent quite a few years working with Tomkinson BMW.  I most enjoy the family atmosphere in the workplace.  I have been married to my wife since 1994 and we have two kids.  Whenever I have free time I like spending it with my family and watching racing.

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  • Terry Johnson
    BMW Technician
    260-436-9000

    Hello, my name is Terry Johnson.  I have been a technician here at Tomkinson Automotive for over 20 years and have enjoyed being a part of this wonderful team.  I am happily married to my wife Judy, and  I also have two wonderful children, Casey and Ben.  I enjoy spending time with my family doing activities with the kids and going on trips!  I look forward to helping you and your vehicle in any way I can.

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  • Gary Edmondson
    Detailer/Porter
    260-436-9000

    Hi, my name is Gary Edmondson.  I am the Detail Manager here at Tomkinson Automotive.  I have been with Tomkinson since September of 1998.   In my spare time I enjoy spending time with my friends and family.  Both are important and precious to me and I cherish the time I spend with them.  I take pride in my job with a dearlership that has earned high respect in the area community.

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