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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  • Rodney Rosenbaum
    Sales Specialist

    Rod is a professional bowler turned car guy!  He has been with La Porte Chrysler for 35 years!

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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'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

    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 6 years

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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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  • Debbi Frahm
    Business Relations Manager

    My name is Debbi. 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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  • William Logothetis
    Accountant


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  • Anita Kraus
    Controller


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  • Pam Lindborg
    Office Manager

    Pam has been with La Porte Chrysler for 13 years

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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!

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  • Glenn Burgdorf
    Service Advisor


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  • Brandon Vodar
    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!

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  • Kim Piotrowicz
    MasterTechnician

    Born and raised in LaPorte. I'm married with two daughters and three grandchildren.  I've been a part of the Magnuson Chrysler family for 34 years. ASE Certified and 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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  • Andrew Boes
    Apprentice Tech


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  • Shane McLemore
    Express Lane Tech


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  • Andrew Holmes
    Express Lane Tech


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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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  • David Sickman
    Parts Advisor


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  • Alex Porter
    Porter


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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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