Briggs Auto Brings Growth and Experience into 2012

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New management changes stem from growth of the Briggs Auto Group

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As the best auto dealership in Kansas, Briggs Auto experienced a great 2011 and is making some changes to ensure an even better year for 2012. While Briggs has already established itself as one of the leaders in auto sales in the state, they are constantly working towards bettering their business in all of their locations. The Briggs Subaru store in Lawrence is now fully open and many longtime Briggs employees have been promoted.

The Briggs Auto group employees have built thousands of positive customer relationships over the years and the individuals who received promotions exemplified that quality. Now these individuals are turning over some of their customers to new hands that will be just as qualified.

Jay Deans, who started working at Briggs GMC in 2004 has been promoted to General Sales Manager of Briggs Kia. Jay worked in finance for a year and also was a sales manager for five years as well. He is very excited to be the new general sales manager and looks forward to extending the Briggs culture.

Kallan LaForge began working in sales at Briggs Nissan and was promoted to finance manager at the Briggs Manhattan store. Recently Kallan was promoted again to the sales manager position at Briggs Supercenter where he is at today.

ā€œIā€™m looking forward to the challenges that come my way and helping every customer have a good experience,ā€ said LaForge.

Mitch Boller started at Briggs Motor Co. and worked his way through the ranks to now becoming the sales manager at Briggs Supercenter. Mitch says that he is looking forward to the opportunity to grow the Supercenter sales department.

Pat Costello has been with Briggs for over a decade and started out as a lube tech. He was recently promoted as the new service manager at the GM store. Pat is looking forward to seeing familiar faces at this store.

CJ Kadavy recently moved from Nissan sales to Manhattan, KS and is the new general sales manager of Nissan Manhattan. He is excited to be at Briggs and looks forward to assisting old and new customers.

Scott Teenor has been with Briggs for over 20 years. He recently moved to Lawrence, KS and is now the general manager of the Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep, Ram, Subaru and Nissan Lawrence stores. Scott strives for 100 percent customer satisfaction and is looking forward to another 20 plus years at Briggs.

Briggs Auto is proud to have such a fine group of individuals working for the company. Briggs is an exceptional place to work and likes to promote within. Those interested in a new car in Kansas or a used car in Kansas should visit one of their fine dealerships or go to


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