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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.

  • 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. 

  • 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.

  • 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 for twelve 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.  When I'm not at work I love to fish, hunt, camp, woodworking, carpentry, and playing pool.

  • 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 Sophia 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. 

  • Austin Bohlinger
    Sales Professional

    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.

  • 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 honesty 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 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.

  • Phoenix Nichols
    Sales Associate

    Hello! I am Phoenix. I was born in Fort Wayne, Indiana and grew up in New Haven, Indiana most my life. I attended New Haven High School until moving my Sophomore year to Northeast Fort Wayne where I then attended Carroll High School. I attended college at Ball State University studying for a Business Management degree and then transferred to Purdue University-Fort Wayne my Junior year where I studied Mechanical Engineering. I grew up playing basketball and in my free time I like to continue that along with general fitness and weight lifting. O'Daniel Ford was the first employer I set out to make a career with and have been here now three years and can't wait for the many more to come!

  • 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!