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  • Jeff O'Daniel

    General Manager

    We have been a local, family owned dealership since 1979. Our goal is to provide an unsurpassed sales and service experience. We pride ourselves on building relationships for life!  Stop in so I can introduce myself! I really enjoy getting to know our customers.

    I spent my childhood in Evansville and moved to Ft Wayne in 1979. I graduated from Purdue University business school. I have a wife and four children. Megan and Joe attend IU; Elizabeth is at Bishop Dwenger H.S. and Amy attends St Vincent's grade school. We are parishioners at St Vincent's Catholic Church. I spend most of my time off with the family and attending the many sporting events the kids participate in. I also enjoy the outdoors and spending time at the lake in the summer.  In the fall you will find me in the woods or on the water with my kids hunting and fishing.

  • Mike Lothamer

    Service Manager

    My name is Mike, and I was born right here in Fort Wayne, Indiana and lived here my whole life. I graduated from Bishop Luers High School. I'm married to my wonderful wife Vicki, and we have three kids.  My kids are Karlie, Brooke, and Jeremy, and I have a grandson, my pride and joy, Noah! I love raising Lab dogs for hunting. In my spare time I love to hunt, fish, and train dogs for field trails. I take pride in my family and pets, they mean the world to me.

  • Ryan Keebler
    Used Car Manager

    Ryan was born and raised locally here in Fort Wayne, Indiana and has also been raised in a family owned car dealership where he started his career detailing cars. Ryan attended school locally at Carroll High School. Ryan and his wife, Ashley have three children. He likes to spend his free time playing golf, spending time outdoors and spending quality time with his family. Ryan says "I don't want to be an overnight salesman; I am in it for the long haul! I wanted to come into a dealership with a great name and a promising career."

  • Mike Everson

    Business Manager

    Hi my name is Mike Everson. I have lived in Fort Wayne for 53 years. I attended Carroll High School. My wife Janet and I have 2 great boys, Drake and Chandler. When I'm not at work I enjoy spending time watching my boys play baseball. I have worked for O'Daniels since 1997. I came to O'Daniels because I wanted to work for one of the best dealerships in the country.  I pride myself in my family and doing the best I can every day.

  • Dan Garman

    Body Shop Manager

    My name is Dan Garman. I was born in Fort Wayne, Indiana, but now live in Butler, Indiana. Finally, we got our dream log cabin on 30 acres of woods. I graduated from New Haven High School, and have been working here at O'Daniel's for thirteen and a half years. I came here to work because I knew the service manager from Allen County Ford. I am married to Beth, and we have two grown children, Adam and Heather as well as three wonderful grandchildren.  When I'm not at work I love to fish, hunt, camp, woodworking, carpentry, and playing pool. I'm a good listener and I am willing to help anyone I can.

  • Joe Ruden

    Parts Manager

    Hi, my name is Joe Ruden. I was born and raised in Green Bay, Wisconsin, but have lived in Fort Wayne, Indiana for nine years. I studied at the University of Memphis. I joined the O'Daniel Group because I wanted to work for a dealer again, and have worked here for about 6 years. I am married to my wonderful wife, Barbara and we have 9 kids. I love to do woodworking and wood-turning in my free time. I pride myself in being handy, I will try to fix/repair anything that can be repaired.

  • Brent Swartz

    New Car Manager

    I have been in the Automotive Business for over 30 yrs, and have performed many duties including Parts, Sales, Finance Director and General Manager. I have been fortunate to work for reputable organizations during my career. One thing I have learned over the years is that Customer Service is the key to success. That is why I'm excited to be working for O'Daniel Ford.  I graduated from Eastside High School and attended IPFW and Taylor University. I enjoy doing activities like hiking, running, boating, playing tennis and mountain biking.

  • Scott Oser

    Sales Associate

    Hello, My name is Scott Oser. I was born in Indianapolis Indiana but I was raised right here in Fort Wayne and I attended Snider High School and Purdue University. I have worked for the O'Daniel Group since March of 2002 and I am a member of The Chapel and USTA. My wife Tiffany and I have two wonderful children named Sofia and Nicholas. In my free time I love to spend time at the lake, traveling, and playing tennis. I pride myself in my professionalism, customer service and attention to detail.

  • Ron Coen
    Sales Professional

    Hi, I am Ron Coen.  I am originally from Marion, IN, but have lived in Fort Wayne for the last 30 years.  In my younger years I attended Indiana University.  I came to work for O'Daniel in May 2017.  With their great reputation in the community, I knew this was the place I needed to be.   My wife, Becky, and I have 2 cats, Cleatus and Sonny.  I pride myself on my attention to detail and I look forward to helping you with your automotive needs.


  • John Berghoff
    New Car Sales

    Hi!  My name is John Berghoff.  I am originally from Fort Wayne where I attended Bishop Luers High School. I just recently returned to the Fort after spending over 3 decades on the east coast.  I joined the O'Daniel team in December 2018.  I came to work here because of the reputation of being family owned and worked.  I have four children, David, Celia, Jonna, and Colin.  In my free time I enjoy spending time with family and friends.  I pride myself on my honestly and integrity.  While I was in the Army I was fortunate enough to work at the White House Communications agency.

  • Mike Pocci

    Sales Associate

    Hello, my name is Michael Pocci, and I have been a sales associate with O'Daniel Ford Mitsubishi since April 2009.  I am originally from the Chicago area, and moved to Fort Wayne in 2003 when I was in the restaurant field.  I enjoy reading, cooking, going to movies, and spending time with my kids. My "children" are my dogs, Foster, a dalmatian, Buddy, a beagle/lab mix, and Duke, a pitbull.  I love selling cars and taking care of my customers.

  • Phil Swaidner

    Sales Associate

    Hi, my name is Phil Swaidner. I was born and raised here in Fort Wayne Indiana. After being honorably discharged from the Marine Corps I remained in California working for a Fortune 100 company in a Top Secret Secured Enviroment. After moving home I was chosen as one of the original 14 Sales associates to help open a local Import store.I have worked at 2 other Dealerships in sales and new and used sales mgt.I am married to my wife Jane and also have a Daughter named Hayley. I try to live my life by the Golden Rule especially in dealing with customers.

  • Ryan Gustin
    Sales Professional

    Ryan was born in Fort Wayne, Indiana and grew up in New Haven where he also attended high school. He played soccer and wrestled as well. After high school he moved to Bloomington, Indiana and attended IU where he studied psychology. Ryan began as a sales associate in new cars for a store in Fort Wayne but wanted to come to a dealership with a great name and reputation which he plans to have a long career with. In his free time Ryan likes to lift weights and enjoys watching football, both college and professional.

  • Phoenix Nichols
    Sales Associate

    Phoenix was born in Fort Wayne, Indiana and grew up in New Haven, Indiana most his life. He attended New Haven High School until moving his Sophomore year to northeast Fort Wayne where he then attended Carroll High School. He began college at Ball State University studying for a Business Management degree and then transferred to Indiana University - Purdue University Fort Wayne his Junior year. Phoenix will be going into his senior year of college and hopes to finish with a Bachelors in Business Administration and Management with a minor in Communications. Phoenix grew up playing basketball and in his free time he likes to continue that along with lifting weights. Phoenix has always had an interest in cars but never a job involving them. O'daniel Ford is his first job that he plans to make a career out of.  

  • Kenny Miller

    Sales Associate


    My name is Kenny Miller. My friends call me 'Vegas'.  I was born in Churubusco, IN, but I've been living in Fort Wayne for 24 years.  I graduated from IPFW and IU. I joined O'Daniel in March 2015 because they have a great reputation in the community. This aligns with myself because I take pride on establishing a sincere rapport with customers. Purchasing a new or pre-owned vehicle should be a positive experience.

    In my spare time I love to spend time with my beautiful wife Elaine, going to the lake in the summer, riding the Jet Ski and pontoon, playing golf, and watching college basketball and football.

  • Shawn Zuber

    Commercial Sales Account Manager

    Hello, my name is Shawn Zuber.  I was born in Fort Wayne and have lived here most of my life.  I became part of the O'Daniel family in November of 1997 because of their great reputation and to start the O'Daniel Ford Commercial Sales Division.  I pride myself in being sincere, treating others with respect, maintaining a positive attitude, giving my best and doing things right the first time (ok, most of the time!).

    I am a member of Junior Achievement and St. Jude's Catholic Church.  In my spare time, I love spending it with my sons Kyle and Zachary, my granddaughter Ivyanna and the rest of my family.  I also enjoy music, movies, reading, watching and participating in various sporting events, attending concerts and hanging out with friends.

  • Glenn Campbell
    Ford Mitsubishi Service Team

  • Josh Loomis
    Ford Mitsubishi Service Team

  • Rebekah Rose
    Warranty Administrator

    Hi! My name is Rebekah Rose, though most people call me Becky.  I am originally from Auburn, Indiana where I graduated from DeKalb High School.  I moved to Fort Wayne about 20 years ago, and for 9 of those years I have been with the O'Daniel company.  I came here because I wanted to get back into the service work.
    In my spare time I enjoy sewing, working in the yard, riding my bike, and spending time with my family- my son Ben, daughter in-law Sarah, and my grandchildren.  I pride myself on always being early, doing the best that I can do at whatever job I am presented, and raising a great family! 

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