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Meet the Byers Volkswagen Staff


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  • Kevin King
    General Manager
    614-864-5180

    I grew up in Newark, Ohio and attended The Ohio State University.  While at The Ohio State University I worked part time in the automotive industry and that is where my passion started.  I have been the General Manager of Byers Imports in Columbus Ohio since February 14th, 1997.  My Part time job in college has lead to a career spanning 4 decades in the automotive and customer satisfaction industry and I wouldn't have it any other way.

    I have been married to a wonderful woman, Becky Adkins King for many years with 3 successful children Shane, Deanna, and Adam.

    We are very blessed that our 7 grandchildren Bryce, Kevin, Cassie, Mishae, Sladen, Avery, Conley all live in the Columbus and Johnstown area. Becky and I stay very active in all of their lives and love to watch them grown up.

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  • Shane Fouch
    General Sales Manager
    614-864-5180


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  • Matt McIlvain
    Sales Manager
    614-864-5180

    I've been with Byers Volkswagen since October 2014 and I have been with the VW brand since June 2005. I love the VW line up of models. My favorite is the GTI because it's so much fun to drive! 

    I have held various positions in the dealership ranging from starting out in the wash bay, sales, Finance, and now Sales Management. I decided to come to the Byers family because of their reputation in the area and I couldn't be happier. They are a great company to work for and shop. Purchasing a vehicle should be a fun and painless experience and my goal is to make it that way. 

    I enjoy helping people purchase a new car whether it be their first new car or just an upgrade to what they have now.

    When I'm not at work I'm usually hanging out with my lovely wife Lora and our beautiful children Savanna and Landon and our German Shepherd Gia. I also enjoy spending time riding my mountain bike on the local trails.  

    If you're in the market for a new car you owe it to yourself to check out a Volkswagen and Byers Volkswagen "By the Airport" is the place to do it. The prices and customer service here are second to none.

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  • Tony Cooke
    Finance Manager
    614-864-5180


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  • JT Masters
    Finance Manager
    614-864-5180

    I love being in the automotive industry because it never gets old or repetitive. I get to meet new people everyday and be around fantastic vehicles (something that every American boy would like). I enjoy helping people achieve their wants and needs while making new friends along the way. I am a husband and proud father of 4 (two girls and two boys). Whether at work or at home, I have learned that it's always best to live by the Golden Rule and treat others as I would like them to treat me. Looking forward to working with you here at Byers Volkswagen!

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  • Eric Friend
    Service Director
    614-864-5180


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  • Steve Morris
    Service Manager
    614-552-5464

    I have been working for Byers since May of 2009. I enjoy working for Byers Volkswagen and love helping people with their automotive needs. I am married with two kids and also enjoy spending time with my family.

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  • Paul Gantt
    Parts Director
    614-864-5180


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  • Dawn Wells
    Internet Manager
    614-864-5180

    I started with the Byers Organization in 2004. Upon hiring, I was at the Downtown Columbus Chevy Store; as a switchboard operator, then moved in to the Internet Dept. Manager role in 2006. In 2010 I transitioned over to the Imports Store. I have been involved in many facets of the Internet/Marketing Departments. I am currently the Internet Manager of all 5 of our Brands (Volkswagen, Audi, Porsche, Jaguar, and Subaru); plus our 2 Pre-Owned Stores!

    I am very busy in an ever changing environment and have a huge passion for my work. I am honored to say that I work for the Byers Organization! I have enjoyed many new relationships, as well as lifelong friendships!

    I am a huge Ohio State fan! I have 3 little dogs; their names are Woody Hayes, Eddie George, and Kirk Herbstreit (aka Herbie). They are spoiled rotten!

    I was born and raised in Dover, Ohio; a small town NE of Columbus. Dover is near the Amish Communities of Sugarcreek and Walnut Creek. I moved to Columbus 20+ years ago and love being here! I live in Hilliard, Ohio. I bought a condo in 2006 and love spending time at the pool in the summer, and walking my 'boys' (dogs) on the walking paths in my community.  In my free time, I enjoy spending time with my family in the Hilliard/Plain City/Marysville/ and Dublin areas.

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  • Sean McKinney
    Brand Specialist
    614-552-5450

    I started with Byers Volkswagen in Dec of 2012, before then I was in big box retail Management for 13 years; I've never felt more welcomed and more at home than at Byers Imports.

    After my first year of learning the VW brand I have become the area's (as well as the region's) #1 consultant for the past two years and I have sold over 600 cars in this short time. I take pride in putting what I have learned in my previous years of retail and putting that towards a customer experience that is top notch as well as personable. I have learned that it is not always about the sale but the experience.

    I am a father of two, one son Bryson and my daughter Jayde. I try to be a positive influence and take each day for its best....there is something positive in everything!

    Stop by Byers Volkswagen and see me anytime for the Byers experience and feel free to add me on Facebook or drop a line via email or text. I am always available for my current customers as well as future customers.


    My Reviews

    "Worked with Sean McKinney there. He was very responsive, knowledgeable, helpful and was willing to negotiate price through email/phone." - Chris S. 4/4/15

    "My salesman Sean worked diligently to find the right car for me! He did everything short of getting down on his knees and begging to get the right financing for me. My unique situation with my current car and loan made it a very difficult task, but Sean persisted and succeeded! I finally got out from underneath my old car loan and am driving a beautiful 2015 VW Passat! My sincerest gratitude goes out to Sean and the whole Byers Import Team!!!" - Heather J. 4/20/15

    "A big "thank You" to Byers By The Airport VW and to Sean McKinney for a very positive buying experience." - Goodbye Lake Effect Snow 4/10/15

    "My search for a 2015 Golf R ended at Byer's Volkswagen. I received a reply about the availability of the car in less than an hour from Sean McKinney on a Thursday evening, after business hours. That was completely unexpected and he was the only one who replied so quickly out of all the dealerships I contacted. I called him the next morning to put a deposit down on the car so it could be held for me until I could make the drive up to Columbus from the Cincinnati area. The entire process was painless, and the entire staff at this location was great. Sean was quick to respond to any questions I had before I arrived to purchase the car."  - Mark 4/12/15


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  • Evan Meckstroth
    Brand Specialist
    614-864-5180

    I have been working at Byers for over 3 years and have extensive retail experience. As a Cincinnati native, my move to Columbus was made easier when I found a home at Byers.

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  • Lonnie Tibbs
    Brand Specialist
    614-552-9319


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  • Rachel Parman
    Finance
    614-864-5180

    I've been with Byers since 2007, and couldn't be happier.  This is my home away from home.  My favorite part of being in the automotive industry is working with new people everyday because it never gets old.  I enjoy creating new relationships, and building onto the existing friendships with customers and fellow coworkers. 

    When I'm not at work, I love spending time with my family.  I grew up in the small town of Kirkersville, Ohio, and am now raising my own family there.  I have a wonderfully charismatic son, Noah, and an ornery German Shepherd, Coco.  Be it family dinners, camping, hiking, kayaking, or even just cozying up inside, we are always together. 

    I hope to continue working with Byers for many years to come.  I really love it here, and look forward to meeting you soon! 

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  • Nate burton
    Service Advisor
    614-552-5458

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  • Scott Hatfield
    Service Advisor
    614-552-5459

    Being a service advisor at Byers Volkswagen is very rewarding. Getting to help customers on a daily basis is why I love my job.

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  • Jordan Thompson
    Service Advisor
    614-552-5458


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  • Rick Gilbert
    Parts Advisor
    (888) 739-7771


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  • Pepper Chapman
    Warranty Administrator
    614-864-5180


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  • Joe Irvin
    Parts Advisor
    (888) 739-7771


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  • Damon Martin
    Parts Advisor
    (888) 739-7771


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  • Jason Sparks
    Parts Advisor
    (888) 739-7771


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At Byers Volkswagen our staff is here and ready to help you find your dream car! Each of our departments are staffed with incredible and knowledgeable individuals who are happy to assist you. From the experts in our Volkswagen Finance Center to our certified technicians in our Volkswagen Service Center, we are sure you'll be impressed with our dealership staff. Make your way to our Volkswagen dealership near New Albany, OH to start the car-buying process today! Take a look through all of our new Volkswagen cars near Westerville and our used VW cars! We're looking forward to seeing you soon!
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