Employee Spotlight: Ellery Moore

This Employee Spotlight we sit down with Kia salesman Ellery Moore! He has been with the VanDevere Bunch for 3 years! Thank you for your time and dedication, Ellery!

VanDevere: So Ellery, what is the best thing about your job?

Ellery: I enjoy the relationships I get to build with my co-workers and my customers.

VanDevere: We hear that a lot when we do these spotlights. What is the best thing about VanDevere?

Ellery: The family atmosphere!

VanDevere: It really is like its own family. What 3 words would you use to describe VanDevere?

Ellery: Integrity, family and peaceful

VanDevere: That is great! Ok so when you aren’t at work, what do you like to do?

Ellery: I enjoy spending my free time with my family and friends!

VanDevere: What inspires you the most?

Ellery: The people that come into my life!

VanDevere: If you could pick one superpower, what would it be?

Ellery: I would want to be about to read minds!

VanDevere: That would help a lot in relationships! What is your favorite travel spot?

Ellery: That would have to be the beach!

VanDevere: We agree, the beach is a great place! What is your favorite place to eat or visit in Akron?

Ellery: The Akron Family Restaurant right up the street.

VanDevere: We heard it is pretty good! Ok last one, it’s an easy one. What is your dream car?

Ellery: I would love to have a Bugatti!

VanDevere: Wow, good choice. Thank you for taking the time to chat! Congrats on 3 years.

Is There Going To Be A New Kia Borrego?

From: https://www.motorauthority.com/news/1124550_kia-reveals-new-mohave-is-a-borrego-coming-too

Kia on Wednesday revealed a redesigned Mohave, a mid-size SUV whose predecessor was briefly sold in the United States late last decade as the Borrego.

There isn’t any indication that the redesigned Mohave is destined for local sale, but given the consumer trend toward crossovers and SUVs we wouldn’t be surprised if the vehicle ends up here as a little brother to the Telluride.

The six-lug wheel design suggests more ruggedness and off-road capability than your typical Kia, something which could set this SUV apart from the family-oriented Telluride. There are also chunky fog lights and fixed running boards, which once again suggest a vehicle for active lifestyles.

Underpinning the redesigned Mohave is thought to be an updated version of the body-on-frame platform found in the outgoing model. It enables rear- and four-wheel-drive configurations.

A “V6 3.0” badge on the tailgate suggests the vehicle will be offered with the 3.0-liter diesel fitted to the outgoing model. The outgoing model’s 3.8-liter V-6 will also likely be offered, though don’t count on its 4.6-liter V-8 being offered too.

Unfortunately, Kia hasn’t released any information on its redesigned Mohave. We’ll bring you an update as soon as more is known.

Employee Spotlight: Mike Santimarino – Kia Service Advisor

Mike is a Service Advisor at our Kia location and he has been part of the team for 6 years! In honor of Mike’s 6th year with VanDevere, we sat down and got to know a little more about him.

VanDevere: Hi Mike, thank you for taking the time to sit down with us.  Congrats on the 6 years at VanDevere! Being a service advisor, what is the best thing about your job?

Mike: The people I work with and the diversity of people that come through the service drive.

VDV: What is the best thing about VanDevere?

Mike: The people and the culture we work in

VDV: What 3 words would you use to describe VanDevere?

Mike: Family, Fun and Energetic

VDV: Enough about work, let’s get to the fun stuff.  What do you like to do when not at work?

Mike: I have 4 kids and 6 grand kids and I like to spend time with them.  My wife and I do a lot of camping and traveling.  Just like enjoying the outdoors.

VDV:  That’s awesome.   What inspires you?

Mike: My wife.  She is a strong-willed person.  She has an autoimmune disease and deals with a lot of pain but still keeps on going.   I also get inspiration from both my fathers. I was adopted but they both had strong work ethics that they instilled in me.

VDV: Wow your wife does sound like a strong woman.  We send our blessings.   You mentioned your love of travel, what is your favorite place to go with your wife?

Mike: We love Aruba and the Smokey Mountains.

VDV: Both sound like lovely places.   If you could pick one superpower, what would it be?

Mike: Teleportation Even for small things like to go to lunch at the beach.

VDV: We like the way you think.  Speaking of lunch or any meal for that matter, what are your favorite local places to eat?

Mike: Brimfield Family Steakhouse, Dos Coronas and La Terraza.

VDV: So you like Mexican food? LOL Ok last question, what is your dream car?

Mike: 1965 Chevy Camaro

VDV: Awesome!  Thank you for taking the time to tell us some about you.  Congrats again on 6 years and happy traveling!