Staff


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Ownership

J.D. Roberts
Owner/Partner

I've had the pleasure of working for Bob Poynter in Seymour since 1997 and recently took the opportunity to invest as Owner and Partner of the Bob Poynter Columbus dealership. It is our goal to set ourselves apart from all other dealers with our service, inventory, pricing and relationships.  One of my greatest talents and joys is the ability to get to know our customers. I know the value of hard work having graduated from the University of Indianapolis with a double major in business and accounting while playing football all four years. I'm married to Stephanee and have four boys, Jack, Jake, Joe, and Jude. Jack will be attending Indiana State University. Jake will be a senior in high school.  Joe is entering 6thgrade, and our youngest Jude is in 4-year-old preschool. 

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JB Hackman
Owner/Partner

I have been in the car business since the age 15. Mr Poynter has created an awesome place to work, which in turn is an awesome place to conduct business. After graduating from IU, I got lucky enough to land a sales position with Bob Poynter. Since then I have been fortunate enough to become GM/Partner. I'm married to my best friend/beautiful wife. We have three wonderful children. I enjoy work, hiking, travel and just hanging out with the family. I invite anyone to call, email, or simply stop in and see me anytime. We always strive to ensure customer satisfaction and always go the extra step to make your experience a great one. Thanks to all of our existing customers and I invite any new folks to give us a try. As always we appreciate your business.

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Sales Department

Les Soloman
General Sales Manager

I am a Columbus native - born and raised.  I have been in the car business for 14 years and have been fortunate enough to work for the Bob Poynter family of Dealership for almost 11 years.  I look forward to meeting you and am excited to help you join the Bob Poynter Family.  In my free time, I enjoy spending time with my beautiful wife and our 2 dogs.  I look forward to assisting you in any way possible.

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Brad Sanders
Sales Associate

I was born and raised in Franklin, IN. and have lived in Columbus for the last 10 years with my wife, Shaundra, our two daughters, our two rescue puppies, and four cats, and no... my house is not yet classified as a Zoo.  I've been with Bob Poynter since 2016 and I truly enjoy what I do.  Please feel free to call, text, or email me day or night - or just stop in and see me at the dealership anytime, even if it's just to help you connect your Bluetooth.  Hope to see you soon.

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Dewayne Fillmore
Sales Associate

I've taken care of this community for 20 years. I'm hoping to be able to help for another 20. I've been lucky enough to work for a dealership that takes care of their customers like I like to. I aim to improve our status here in Columbus with the aid of every one here. The training we go through here at Bob Poynter puts us above our competitors. Becoming a Car Sales Guy was a hard decision because I've been to dealerships before. I remember how I felt at the dealerships and swore I did not want to become one of those individuals. Now I have the chance to treat our customers with the respect and honesty I've always wanted. If you need service, a vehicle, or just another crash course on how your vehicle functions I'll be happy to help. Thank you for letting us take care of you and welcome to our family.

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Waylon Beatty
Sales Associate

I was born in Columbus, In. I have three children Connor, Jordyn, and Josephine. I have been in sales over 15 years. I started Bob Poynter almost 2 years ago, and my passion is helping people find the right vehicle for them. My hobbies are golfing and building cars and spending time with my children and spoiling my princess. Also have a pet cat named Meow Meow yes that's his name. Me and my family love traveling every year to the Virgin Islands. I would love to earn the opportunity to help you with your next vehicle purchase. 

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Larry Janikoski
Sales Associate

I am originally from Minnesota but have lived in Columbus for the last 24 years.  My wife Carla and I have 2 grown children, Courtnie and Mike and a rather large Newfoundland dog named Winston. I am a member of East Columbus Christian Church and enjoy flea marketing, gardening, woodworking and golfing. I like living in Columbus and the diverse cultures that we have represented here.
My goal is to treat every customer like family and build long term business relationships with all my clients. I really enjoy when a previous customer brings in a family member, friend or co-worker that they referred to me. My philosophy is :Where you buy is just as important as what you buy! 
I love being a part of the Bob Poynter Family and hope that you will come see me for a great vehicle buying experience.

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Randy Smith
Sales Associate

I was born in Columbus and graduate of Columbus North High School in 1985,  I was a active member in the US Air Force and have been with the Bob Poynter organization for 8 years. As an fan of Oakland Raiders, I understand that hard work pays off and you never give up, so I will do the same for all of my client's. I enjoy working with the community from local sporting events to the Mill Race Marathon. I work hard for our community and my customers and appreciate the opportunity the earn your business. 

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Office

Kim Shane
Cashier

I was born in Elwood, Indiana and was raised in a little town called Sweetser, Indiana. I met my best friend and married Jeff in 1987. We have three children and four granddaughters. When I'm not working I love playing with our granddaughters. I have been at Bob Poynter's for three years and counting as a Service Advisor for the Lube Rack/ working in the Cash Office. It has been a great honor to be working here and being a part of this team. I look forward to scheduling your next oil change and making your experience a better one. 

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Valarie Houpey
Office Manager

I have been in the business since I was 19. I started out  in the Service Dept doing filing and warranties. I moved my way up to the accounting office where I am today.

I am married to my wonderful husband, Matthew. We have 2 children, Cheyenne and Thomas. 

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Service Department

Rob Worthy
Service Manager

I have been in the car service business my whole life.  I started working for Guaranty Auto in 1979 in the parts department. I spent 2 years working for them as a tech, and went to my first dealership in 1988, Hubler Chevrolet. I spent 10 years as a service writer, then went to work as a shop foreman at Hubler Dodge in 1998. I got my first Service Manager position at Hubler Nissan in 2000. I stayed there until 2003 and left for a position at Dellen a Fixed Operations Manager for GM - Dodge, Jeep, Ram parts and service. I had a chance to move home and work for Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram in my home town of Franklin as Service Director and speaking with Bob Poynter and having the chance to work in Columbus IN, home of Cummins, I decided it was to big of opportunity to pass up. I have been here since 2012. I enjoy classic cars, Jeeps, trucks and anything outdoors hunting, fishing, and family.

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Angie Rea
Service Advisor

I was born and raised in Columbus Indiana, I graduated from Columbus East in 1991, I have been with the Bob Poynter family since 2013, when I started with the Poynter family I ran the Express lane for 60 day's then was moved into the service department and have been writing service for Hyundai since and have enjoyed helping Chrysler customer's as well, over the years I have been honored meeting new customer's and them becoming friends, when I am not at work I enjoy spending time with my 4 grandchildren, my dog's and all my family including the all the four legged ones. Come see me at Bob Poynter Service department or feel free to call with any concerns or question about you're vehicle. 

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Kinsey Debord
Service Advisor

I was born and raised in Columbus, Indiana. I graduated from Columbus North High School in 2013. I have been working with the Bob Poynter family for a year and a half. In my free time I spend time with my family and my cat Maui. I look forward to assisting you while servicing your vehicle!

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Parts Department

Eric Simmons
Parts Manager

I'm married to my wife Faith since 1992, we have a son Jake who is 15 years old. I have been working at Bob Poynter for almost 15 years now, 9 years in the service dept & the rest of that time in the parts dept in Seymour. I have been given the opportunity to come to the Columbus store to be the Parts dept manager. Call or stop by for any parts that you might need for your Hyundai, Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep & Ram vehicles.

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Jon Cain
Parts Associate

I have been in the car business since the age of 17. I was born and raised in Seymour and still live there. I'm married to my wife Rachel and we have a son Waylon. I graduated from IUPUC with a degree in marketing. In my 10 years at Bob Poynter's I've had the privilege of working in three different departments. In my spare time I love being on a golf course or fishing. I look forward to meeting you and helping with all of your parts and accessory needs.

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Collision Center

Brent Wethington
Collision Center Manager

I'm the proud father of 4 grown children, 3 boys and 1 girl and currently raising 200 lbs of fur babies (Roxy & Carl). I'm married to a beautiful wife Robin that has worked with an insurance company (NOT to be named) for over 32 years. Personally, I've been in the Automotive industry all of my life. My dad had used car lots all over the Southside of Indy when I was growing up. I started in the Collision Industry when I was 20 years old sweeping floors and have held every position in the Collision Center up to and including currently the Collision Center manager.   In my down time, I enjoy spending time outdoors either with my wife and family, fishing, golfing or just getting in the Jeep OR on the bike for a cruise in the county.  

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Kolt Hoagenson
Assistant Manager

My high school sweetheart "Valerie" and I are from Midwest Wisconsin she is a holistic health and wellness consultant and I have over 10 years in the collision industry  On the week days you can find me 5 o'clock in the morning at the gym and of course 8 to 5 here at Bob Poynter collision and the weekends working on my honey to-do list or one of my many projects in the garage with my furry companion Roxy. 

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