3045 West U.S. 10-31
Directions Ludington, MI 49431

  • Local: (231) 845-5111
  • Sales: (888) 379-6046
  • Service: (877) 642-8904
  • Parts: (866) 414-3607

Meet Our Staff


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  • Chris Zeppenfeld,
    Owner
    (231) 845-5111

    Beginning as a Parts Truck Driver in 1981, Chris can't remember a time when he didn't work at a Ford dealership. Chris has worked nearly every aspect of the sales floor, going from a Sales Consultant to being a Finance Manager, and then moving up to both New and Used Car Manager, General Manager , and finally purchasing his own dealership. In 2002, Great Lakes Ford of Ludington was established, and has continued to grow everyday since then. Chris's favorite vehicle to come through the dealership was a 2012 Shelby GT Mustang. When Chris isn't at the dealership, he enjoys spending time with her wife and kids, usually boating or playing golf. A key piece of advice he is happy to share with you is as simple as this, "Attitude is everything."

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  • Sonny Munoz,
    Used Car Manager / Sales Consultant
    (231) 845-5111

    Sonny has been in sales for the past 20 years, and became a Sales Consultant at Great Lakes Ford of Ludington in 2011. Sonny has owned five Fords since beginning his career here, his favorite being his Magnetic colored F-150. When Sonny isn't at the dealership, he enjoys spending time with his wife and son. Being a man who loves a good pun, Sonny won't hesitate to tell you, "It's always Sonny at Great Lakes Ford of Ludington!"

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  • Pam Sniegowski,
    New Car Manager / Sales Consultant
    (231) 845-5111

    Pam began working as a Sales Consultant in 2000, before we became Great Lakes Ford of Ludington. Without missing a beat, Pam will tell you "I came with the furniture!" Trucks have always been Pam's favorite vehicle on the lot, she's owned several F-150's herself. When she is not at the dealership, Pam enjoys camping, hiking and snowmobiling. 

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  • Luke Nicholson,
    Sales Consultant
    (231) 845-5111

    Since 2011, Luke has been a Sales Consultant at Great Lakes Ford of Ludington. When asked what his favorite vehicle on the lot was, Luke was quick to answer the F-Series Super Duty truck. When Luke isn't at the dealership, he's out on the water, on his boat. 

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  • Cheryl Hitchingham,
    Sales Consultant
    (231) 845-5111

    Cheryl has been a Sales Consultant at Great Lakes Ford of Ludington since the summer of 2015. Before she moved to Ludington in 2002, Cheryl owned her own bakery and restaurant. Cheryl's favorite vehicle is the Ford Explorer. "There's just so much space in them!" In her spare time, Cheryl enjoys spending time with her friends and grandchildren, and of course baking!

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  • Lori Zeppenfeld,
    Internet Lead Manager
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    Lori has been a key team member at Great Lakes Ford of Ludington since becoming our Internet Lead Manager in the summer of 2012. Her skills are pulled from work as an office manager for 23 years before entering the automotive industry. Lori's favorite vehicle is her red F-150. As any mother knows, being a mom is a full time job, but Lori balances her time with her children and the dealership with finesse and ease. In her spare time, Lori spends as much time as she can with her children, and loves traveling with her husband.

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  • Michael Spalding,
    Finance Manager
    (231) 845-5111

    Mike has worked in sales for over 20 years, and began at Great Lakes Ford of Ludington as a Sales Consultant in 2011. After a little over 2 years in sales, Mike became our Finance Manager, and has been scoring amazing deals for customers ever since. In his spare time, Mike enjoys spending time with his family, being outdoors, and watching sports.

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  • Kristine Barnett,
    Office Manager
    (231) 845-5111

    Kristine hit the ground running at 12 years old, when her first job was babysitting. A factory, a restaurant, and a clothing store later, Kristine began working in the automotive industry in 1984, before we became Great Lakes Ford of Ludington. Her husband has worked by her side for the majority of her career with Ford, and she wouldn't change a moment of it! Kristine's favorite vehicle is her 2016 Ford Escape. Sporting events with her grandchildren is where you'll find Kristine when she isn't at the dealership, she treasures every minute with them.

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  • Tierney Johnson,
    Accounts Payable
    (231) 845-5111

    Starting in the office in 2014, Tierney has worked in almost every office position here at Great Lakes Ford of Ludington. She began working on car deals, and then moved to the position of Cashier, and finally settled into her current position in Accounts Payable. Tierney's favorite vehicle come through the dealership was a lifted white F-150. In her spare time, Tierney enjoys spending time with her husband, friends, and puppy, Penelope. 

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  • Terri Gwizdala,
    Title Clerk / Accounts Receivable
    (231) 845-5111

    Terri has been in the automotive industry for over 30 years, beginning her career in California. After moving to Michigan in 1989, Terri quickly adjusted to much colder winters. In 2011 Terri joined our team at Great Lakes Ford of Ludington in our office. Her favorite vehicle to come through our dealership was the 2016 F-150 Black Ops Edition. In her spare time, Terri enjoys riding her motorcycle and spending time with her two Yorkies. 

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  • Kal Barnett,
    Warranty Administrator
    (231) 845-5111

    Kal has been a part of the automotive industry since 1967, and has worked almost every job required for a dealership to function. Kal has worked in a wash rack, been a Cashier, been a Parts Truck Driver, been a Body Shop Manager, a Parts Manager, and a Service Manager. Beginning at Ford in 1982, Kal has been with us since before we became Great Lakes Ford of Ludington. Kal settled into doing warranty work in 2012. When he is not in the office, Kal enjoys hunting and spending time with his wife and grandchildren.

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  • Tori Lancour,
    Marketing Director
    (231) 845-5111

    Tori has been a part of our team at Great Lakes Ford of Ludington since the summer of 2016. She has been doing marketing and website management since 2013, and enjoys every minute of it. Tori's favorite part of her job is taking pictures of every vehicle that comes through the dealership, "By the time a customer gets a vehicle, I've already sat in every seat!" When Tori isn't at the dealership, she enjoys spending her time with friends, trying new recipes, and taking photographs. 

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  • Robert Werner,
    Parts Manager
    (231) 845-5111

    Robert first started working at Great Lakes Ford of Ludington in 2003, moved out west for a few years, and returned in March of 2013. Robert has been a Vehicle Technician, a Senior Master Technician, and in September of 2015 was promoted to Parts Manager. Currently Robert has two Ford Mustangs, and enjoys working on them in his free time. 

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  • Scott Fisher,
    Parts Associate
    (231) 845-5111

    Scott has been working in automotive dealerships since 1999, and has been working in the parts department since 2002. Scott has been at Great Lakes Ford of Ludington since September of 2015. He has four kids, and likes to spend his spare time hunting and fishing. 

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  • Jason Nellist,
    Service Manager
    (231) 845-5111

    Jason has been in the automotive industry since the early 2000's, and has been with Great Lakes Ford of Ludington since June of 2016 as our Service Manager. For seven years, Jason  owned his own video production company before he began working in dealerships. During his spare time, Jason enjoys spending time with his two teenage daughters.

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  • Brian Benyo,
    Service Advisor
    (231) 845-5111

    Brian has been in the automotive industry since 2001, and has been at Great Lakes Ford of Ludington since the spring of 2014. He began his career here as a Sales Consultant, and began working in the Service Department in early 2015, he has been a Service Advisor ever since. Brian's motto is simple, "Customer satisfaction is my priority."

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  • Jacob Odekirk,
    Oil Change Technician
    (231) 845-5111

    Jacob started working at Great Lakes Ford of Ludington as an Oil Change Technician in July of 2016. 

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  • Nathan Johnson,
    Oil Change Technician
    (231) 845-5111

    Nathan became a member of the Great Lakes Ford of Ludington team in September or 2016 as an Oil Change Technician.

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  • Ken Jensen,
    Vehicle Technician
    (231) 845-5111

    Ken has been in the automotive industry since 2003, and began as a Vehicle Technician at Great Lakes Ford of Ludington in the summer of 2013. Ken loves being outdoors in his spare time, and especially enjoys hunting and fishing.

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  • Roy Johnson,
    Vehicle Technician
    (231) 845-5111

    Roy has been working on his own vehicles for the past 25 years, and has been in the automotive industry since the early 1990's. He is a jack of all trades, having also worked in masonry and carpentry. Roy has been a Vehicle Technician at Great Lakes Ford of Ludington since the spring of 2011. Outside of the dealership, Roy enjoys hunting and fishing.

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  • Mike Peters,
    Vehicle Technician
    (231) 845-5111

    Mike has been working on his own vehicles since he was in high school, and has been in the automotive industry for over 40 years. Mike began working at Great Lakes Ford of Ludington in 1999 as a Vehicle Technician. His favorite vehicle to work on is his classic Ford Model T truck or any tractor. Camping and going out on his pontoon boat are just a few things Mike enjoys in his spare time.

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  • RJ Harrington,
    Vehicle Technician
    (231) 845-5111

    RJ has been in the automotive industry since 2008, and began as an Oil Change Technician. He has been with Great Lakes Ford of Ludington since 2011 as a Vehicle Technician, and his favorite thing to work on is gas engines. In his spare time, RJ enjoys any activity outdoors, especially fishing, hiking, and hunting. 

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  • Bill Merrill,
    Vehicle Technician
    (231) 845-5111

    Bill has been in the automotive industry since 1988, and has been working on vehicles all his life. Bill's favorite thing to work on in the shop is diesel engines and automatic gas engines. When Bill isn't at the shop, he spends every moment he can on his motorcycle. 

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  • Abram Sodders,
    Vehicle Technician
    (231) 845-5111

    Abram has been with Great Lakes Ford of Ludington since January of 2016. He has worked on vehicles since he was a little kids, and especially likes working on 4X4 trucks. Abram has two children and loves to hunt and fish in his spare time. 

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  • Brandon Priemer,
    Detail
    (231) 845-5111

    For Brandon, Ford runs in the family. Both his father and his sister have worked at Great Lakes Ford of Ludington. Since 2014, Brandon has been doing detail work on almost every vehicle on our lot. When asked what is his favorite vehicle that he's done detail work on, Brandon couldn't think of just one- we've had so many cool cars come through our dealership!

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