Staff


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  • Matt Kratzer
    General Sales Manager
    863-491-4707

    Matt joined Desoto Ford-Mercury in 1988 as Sales Manager.  In 1993, he, Mark Schlundt and Charlie Christopherson purchased the Dealership from Mr. Wade Hartley, its previous owner.  They obtained the local Chrysler, Dodge and Jeep franchise in 1997, and combined all brands into the New Desoto Dodge Chrysler Ford and Jeep.  The Ownership Group feels fortunate to have met many new friends through their Dealership, and enjoys the everyday workings that are provided at one of Arcadia's most successful and well known businesses.

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  • Shawn Barney
    Service Manager
    863-491-4751


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  • Ken Williams
    Sales Director
    863-491-4769

    Ken has been a part of our Sales Department since 2005, and brings 30 years of automotive sales experience to our Dealership.

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  • Tim Kratzer
    Sales Manager
    863-491-4717

    Tim has been a vital part of our Sales Department since 1989, and there's not an area of our Dealership that hasn't benefited from his 30 years of experience in the Automobile Industry.

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  • Mark Schlundt
    General Manager
    863-491-4772

    Mark graduated from Indiana University-Bloomington School of Business in 1977. He worked for Ford Motor Company until 1984 and was a partner in Charlotte County Ford and Charlotte County Lincoln Mercury in Port Charlotte, Florida until 1990. He is currently a partner in Desoto Dodge Chrysler Ford Jeep. He has been married since 1977 to Pam and has two children, Annie Sifrit and Zach Schlundt, and two grandchildren, Corbin and Lily Sifrit.

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  • Owen Gray
    Collision Center Manager
    863-491-4721


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  • Bill Klein
    Parts Director
    863-491-4741


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  • Charlie Christopherson
    Parts and Service Director
    863-491-4780


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