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Owners

Chuck VanderWaal
Dealer Principal
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Chuck started at Ulrich Motors in 1967. He became dealer principal in 1985 and ran the dealership until 2015, and that is when his son, Todd, took over. He is married to Marla, who works here in the office part time, and they have 3 kids and 11 grandkids! His hobbies include pickleball, golf, and he has been collecting sports memorabilia for over 40 years! 

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Todd VanderWaal
Dealer Principal
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Sales

Steve Akers
New Vehicle Sales Manager
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Zac Whitehead
Pre-Owned Vehicle Sales Manager
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Zac joined the Ulrich Motors staff as the Pre-Owned Sales Manager in June of 2017. He has 11 years of experience in the car business having worked in sales, finance, sub-prime, internet and rental. Zac attended Central college and William Penn University and graduated with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Business Administration-Management in 2007.  He grew up in New Sharon and now resides a few miles outisde of Pella with his wife, Teresa, and two kids. He spends most of his free time playing with his kids, is an avid Iowa Hawkeye wrestling fan, and enjoys watching movies and playing video games with his friends.

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Brian VanDeLune
Sales Consultant
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Brian joined the Ulrich Motors sales team in August of 2008. Prior to his starting at Ulrichs he was the owner of a photography studio here in Pella. He has also coached basketball at the local high school, taught classes at the local college, and is currently very involved with his church and Pella's Tulip Time. Brian is a life-long resident of Pella and has been married to his wife Lisa for 35 years. They have three adult children (two of which are married), and three "perfect" grandchildren. 

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Mike Klatt
Sales Consultant
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Hello, my name is Michael Klatt and I am a Sales Associate here at Ulrich Ford. I have been here almost 8 years, but have been in Automotive Industry for 28 years! I enjoy helping people with their Automotive needs and building lasting relationships. I enjoy Golfing, watching my Vikings, and just spending time with family and friends. I'm proud of our Dealership and the service we provide to the Community and surrounding area! Please look me up if you're in the market and I will do my best to meet your needs! Much Appreciated 🙂 Mike

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PJ Finn
Sales Consultant
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Pj is a dedicated sales professional with three years in the automotive industry.  Before working in the car business, P.J. worked in retail management with Wal-Mart for 14 years.  P.J. decided to make the career change after a management restructure at Wal-Mart.  P.J. enjoys the better work-life balance, and the opportunity to work with customers actively and developing relationships.  P.J. also works in the Fleet Department.   

P.J. grew up in Michigan, and moved to New Sharon at 16 years of age.  He is a graduate of Central College with a BA in Business Management.   

P.J. is a huge Detroit sports fan, and a Hawkeye Fan.  Transitioning from wolverines, to the hawks has taken several years!  Also enjoys spending time with his Wife, and 3 kids, and being involved with their sporting events and activities! 

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Jeff Powers
Sales Consultant
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Jeff joined Ulrich Motors as a sales consultant in September of 2020. His work experience has been in sales and construction. Jeff is happily married with 5 kids and a whole of dogs. His hobbies include hunting, fishing, and raising Labrador retrievers. 

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Finance

Kathy Goodwin
Finance Manager
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Shawna Fortune
Finance
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Shawna joined the Ulrich Motors team in June of 2013. She has been in the car business for 14 years. She is happily married with 2 kids, one grand kid, and another on the way! She enjoys spending time with her family, crafting, and camping. 

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Service

Matt Karnatz
Service & Parts Director
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Ken VanWoerkom
Service Advisor
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Mike Greiner
Service Advisor
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Michael Von Stein
Service Advisor
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Parts

Jim Johnson
Parts Manager
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Gunnar Ross
Parts Advisor
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Dave Klampe
Parts Driver
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Office

Marla VanderWaal
Payroll Administrator
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Margaret Smith
Title Clerk
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Alex Clark
Title Clerk
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