Meet Our Staff


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  • Robert Magnuson
    Founder


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  • Matthew J Magnuson
    Dealer Principal
    219.608.9971

        Born and raised in La Porte, Indiana and a 1992 graduate of La Porte High School!  I started my automotive career at age 14.  My first job, sweeping the garage floor and emptying the trash.  Since then I have done nearly every job in the dealership from oil changes, detailing cars to selling and managing.  

        I love every aspect of the dealership and love the family atmosphere that my Father started and I continue at La Porte Chrysler.  We do not believe in high pressure or silly games that other dealers play.  I personally work every deal with my sales team and all prices are listed on our website, upfront, transparent and HONEST!  

        We have been a local La Porte business for 45 years for a reason, we WORK, PLAY, SUPPORT and LIVE in LA PORTE.  We pride ourselves on repeat customers and long term employees.  I am so proud and confident of my team that I have my personal cell phone listed here, feel free to call me anytime.  

        Thank you for taking time out of your day to visit our website and welcome to the La Porte family!

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  • Michael Mullen
    Senior Sales Specialist

    Mike has been with La Porte Chrysler for 43 years!  He is a success story for sure, starting out washing cars while attending La Porte High School and now is our Senior Sales Specialist. 


        Mike is a cornerstone of the dealership.

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  • Robert Wiles
    Sales Specialist
    219.575.3827

        My name is Bob Wiles, from La Porte, Indiana. Not only did I purchase my first car from Mr. Magnuson when I was 18, but also have been employed here for over 30 years and still counting. 


        I'm married with 8 grandchildren and 2 great-grandchildren and we love spending free time in my boat on the water. I

        I'm a Marine Corp Veteran and have a background in Martial Arts. Most folks say hello with a "Save a lot of miles, when you see Bob Wiles" greeting!

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  • Calvin Schoon
    Sales Specialist
    ext 208 (219) 326-6850

        I'm glad to be back at LaPorte Chrysler. With almost 30 years with the Magnuson family, it's definitely like family to me. 


        I truly appreciate our customers and without you we do not have a business. We do our best to make it a simple and enjoyable experience. 

        Feel free to stop in and see me.

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  • Gary Morefield
    Sales Specialist

        Gary is a lifelong La Porte supporter and local business owner.  We have been fortunate to have him at La Porte Chrysler for many years.

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  • Tim Smith
    Sales Specialist
    Ext 214 (219) 326-6850


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  • Debbi Frahm
    Business Relations Manager

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     My name is Debbi. and I am an Internet Junkie! I can do everything we need to do to complete a transaction via email or text. All the way up to the signature. Plus we can deliver or ship! It doesn't get easier. 

        I have two adult sons, am a grandmother to twins. My favorite pass times are cycling and art. I have several dogs that are rescues and try to find ways to give back to my community through volunteerism. 

        I love my position here because it allows me to treat our customers like I would want to be treated.

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  • Randy Perillo
    Finance Manager


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  • Dave Dutcher
    Special Financing
    219.326.6850

        We are delighted to welcome Dave Dutcher to our LaPorte Chrysler Family, Dave has been financing folks for many decades and has help countless people re-establish their credit!  With his expertise, he is able to find a great program for every situation.   


        LaPorte Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep & RAM has the right program and with Dave's extensive knowledge and experience we are able to cater to everyone!  

    We finance everyone!

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  • Elena Muñoz
    Sales Assistant
    219-326-6850

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    Hola, My name is Elena. I was born and raised in East Chicago, IN. I've called LaPorte home since 2007. 


        I have a loving husband, three awesome sons, and three cats. I'm a sweet & fun - loving person who loves to help people when I can. 

        Working here at LaPorte Chrysler has been terrific because we are all like family! We genuinely care about our customers. I look forward to helping and meeting you.


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  • Pam Lindborg
    Office Manager

        Pam has been a dedicated and valued family member with La Porte Chrysler for 13 years and counting

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  • Anita Kraus
    Controller


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  • Macie Kalb
    Title Clerk


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  • Corrine Garver
    Receptionist


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  • Scott Blake
    Service Director

        Scott is a lifelong La Porte resident and has owned several businesses in La Porte including a body and repair shop. 


        It's great to have his years of experience and community relations on board with us. 

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  • Glenn Burgdorf
    Service Advisor


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  • John Michiaels
    MasterTech

        John loves the MOPAR muscle car era, his nickname is MOPAR John.  We have been so lucky to have him as a Tech for over 35 years! He has since retired but still visits and offers his valued advice. 

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  • Kim Piotrowicz
    MasterTechnician

        Born and raised in LaPorte. I'm married with two daughters and three grandchildren and have been a part of the Magnuson Chrysler family for 34 years

     ASE & Chrysler Certified Technician. 

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  • David Pavnica
    MasterTech


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  • Michael Hogg
    Master Tech

        Mike brings over 20 years automotive experience and is Chrysler Certified.

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  • Clay Manering
    Parts Manager

    Throwing a shut out or shooting par on the golf course, Clay is a former La Porte Slicer Pitcher and a graduate of Ball State.

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  • Levi McVay
    Parts Advisor


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  • Shane McLemore
    Express Lane Tech


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  • David Sickman
    Parts Advisor


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  • Bobby Lee McMillion
    Detail Tech

    Bobby has been making our vehicles look better than new for 30 years here at La Porte Chrysler

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