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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.

  • Dan Ringenberg
    Finance Director

    My name is Dan Ringenberg. I was born and raised in Fort Wayne, IN. I attended Concordia Lutheran High School and I joined the O'Daniel team on September 2, 2014. The O'Daniel auto group presents a refreshing atmosphere in which I can help facilitate a truly customer focused buying experience. I wanted to work for a family oriented dealership so I knew O'Daniel's was the place for me. My wife, Marcia, and I have 3 children; Landyn, Lea, and Mariah. We also have 4 cats, 1 dog, and we are members of the Chapel Church. I enjoy spending time with my family, golfing, and working on projects. I pride myself I taking care of my customer's right the first time.

  • Lauren O'Daniel
    Finance Manager

    Hello! I am Lauren O'Daniel and I was born right here in Fort Wayne. I have lived here until I attended college and then I moved back here in February 2019. I attended the University of Colorado. I have been helping with the business since I was young. After Colorado, I came back to pursue my passion of the car business and raise my son, Paxton, closer to my family. I also have a dog, Lucy! I enjoy spending time with Paxton, skydiving, and I have been missing the mountain life. I pride myself in being the best mom I can possibly be!

  • Brent Swartz
    Sales 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.

  • Nick Rusk
    Sales Manager

    Hi, my name is Nick Rusk. I was born in Royal Center, Indiana and have lived in the Fort Wayne area for about 18 Years. I attended Pioneer High School and IPFW.  I have been employed at O'Daniel's for about 15 years. In my free time I like to relax with my lovely wife Jen and our 2 children. I love playing golf, watching basketball, and football. I pride myself on being a good person and being good at what I do. 

  • Austin Bohlinger
    Sales Consultant

    Hello, my name is Austin Bohlinger. I was born here in Fort Wayne and I have lived here my whole life. I attended Snider High School and I came to work for O'Daniel in May of 2020 because I wanted to be part of a dealership who took great pride in customer satisfaction and who valued their employees. I am married to my wife Lexi and we have one dog named Kobe. In my free time I enjoy fishing, golfing and working out and I pride myself in being true to myself, honesty and customer satisfaction.

  • Cam Burnette
    Sales Consultant

    Hello, my name is Cameron Burnette but I go by Cam. I was born right here in Fort Wayne, IN and have lived here for 24 years. I attended Carroll High School and I came to work for O'Daniel in December 2020 because I had heard great things about the company. I also have a few friends working here too! I have a girlfriend, Morgan, and 2 pets. In my free time I enjoy going to the lake and golfing and I pride myself in always keeping a positive attitude!

  • Mike Pocci
    Sales Consultant

    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 Consultant

    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 Environment. 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 management. 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.

  • Jennifer Hull
    Sales Consultant

    Hello! I am Jennifer Hull and I am a Fort Wayne native, born and raised. I am the youngest of 7 and I am very family-oriented. My husband and I have two children; our son is 22 and our daughter is 10.  We also have 2 rescue pups that we absolutely adore.

    I have been in Higher Education for over a decade and along with front-end sales experience, I also have a large amount of financial aid experience as I was a Director of Financial Aid for the majority of my higher ed experience.

    I love community events and taking part in different volunteer work when I can. I've become friends through many networking groups. I am super excited to go through this career change experience and am ready to be a part of the O'Daniel family and start meeting even more people within our community and helping to serve their needs.

  • Kenny Miller
    Sales Consultant


    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 Consultant

    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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Bobby Abbott
    Service Advisor

  • 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! 

  • Dale Ehlerding
    Parts Advisor

    Good day, my name is Dale Ehlerding.  I am originally from Decatur, but have lived in Fort Wayne for the last 30 years. I attended Bellmont High School and Harley Davidson University for Business Management.  I came to O'Daniel in August 2018.  I respect the company; they mirror how I want to do business.  My wife, Joyce, and I have two children, Alex and Aaron.  We belong to Praise Lutheran Church, where I sing and play guitar in praise group.  In my free time I enjoy doing home projects, bicycling, playing guitar and motorcycling (less now than before). I have always strived to provide exceptional customer service and treat customers very well in my time in the motorcycle business - and I look forward to continuing that effort here.