Meet Our Service Team

Our Mercedes-Benz Service team at Mercedes-Benz of Chicago is ready to assist with all your Mercedes-Benz Service and Parts needs. Meet the team and conveniently schedule your service appointment online today or call us at (312) 628-4444 today and we will be happy to assist you.

Service Management

  • Vince Sweeney

    Vince Sweeney

    Director of Fixed Operations

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    Vince Sweeney

    Vince Sweeney

    Director of Fixed Operations

    Hometown: Libertyville, IL

    Interests/Hobbies: Avid golfer and cyclist 

    About Me: I have 32 years of experience in the automotive industry, and I have been with Mercedes-Benz of Chicago for 15 of those years. My favorite part of being here is the people I see everyday and seeing how they learn, evolve, and succeed! 

    Favorite Restaurant: Gibsons Bar & Steakhouse in Chicago, IL

    Service Tip: Understand your vehicle’s capabilities and all it has to offer! Also, stay on track with maintenance and repairs as putting off such items will only lead to more cost as time goes on. 

    Favorite Mercedes-Benz: Mercedes-AMG® GT 4-door Coupe

  • Geoff Hult

    Geoff Hult

    Service Director

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    Geoff Hult

    Geoff Hult

    Service Director

    Hometown: Hawthorn Woods, IL

    Interests/Hobbies: I enjoy Chicago sporting events, motorcycle riding, golf, hitting the gym and staying in shape.

    About Me: I joined the Mercedes-Benz of Chicago team in 1997. I am fortunate enough to work with such a great team and meet so many amazing people in our community. I enjoy hearing our guests stories and why they are passionate about owning a Mercedes-Benz. And as a bonus, I get to drive the hottest vehicles on the street!

    Favorite Restaurant: Too many great restaurants in Chicago for me to pick just one!

    Favorite Mercedes-Benz: Mercedes-Benz AMG® GT R Coupe

  • Max Nodelman

    Max Nodelman

    Service Drive Manager

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    Max Nodelman

    Max Nodelman

    Service Drive Manager

    Hometown: Lockport, IL

    Interests/Hobbies: Food & sampling craft beers

    About Me: I have been part of the automotive industry for 16 years and part of the Mercedes-Benz of Chicago team for 6 years. It feels like family here. 

    Favorite Restaurant: etta in Chicago, IL

    Service Tip: An annual alignment is important in preventing premature wear and keeping the ride quiet. 

    Favorite Mercedes-Benz: Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG®

Service

  • Anayeli Rodriguez

    Anayeli Rodriguez

    Service Assistant

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    Anayeli Rodriguez

    Anayeli Rodriguez

    Service Assistant

    Hometown: Chicago, IL

    About Me: I am kicking off my career in the automotive industry with Mercedes-Benz of Chicago! As a Chicago native, I am beyond thrilled to be working within the community I call home.

    Interests/Hobbies: Traveling, music and going out

  • Desiree Zamudio

    Desiree Zamudio

    Service Assistant

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    Desiree Zamudio

    Desiree Zamudio

    Service Assistant

    Hometown: Franklin Park, IL

    About Me: I am starting my career in the automotive industry right here at Mercedes-Benz of Chicago.

    Interests/Hobbies: Painting, astrology and volleyball

    Favorite Mercedes-Benz: Mercedes-Benz AMG® GT

  • Jamelyn Murphy

    Jamelyn Murphy

    Service Assistant

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    Jamelyn Murphy

    Jamelyn Murphy

    Service Assistant

  • Karina Arteaga

    Karina Arteaga

    Service Assistant

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    Karina Arteaga

    Karina Arteaga

    Service Assistant

    Hometown: Franklin Park, IL

    Interests/Hobbies: Traveling

    About Me: This is my first year in the automotive industry! I recently joined the Mercedes-Benz of Chicago Service Team, and my favorite part so far is how the team works together to provide our guests with the Fletcher Jones Experience.

    Favorite Restaurant: Maple & Ash in Chicago, IL

  • Karolina Cabaj

    Karolina Cabaj

    Internal Service Consultant

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    Karolina Cabaj

    Karolina Cabaj

    Internal Service Consultant

    Hometown: Elmwood Park, IL

    About Me: I have 8 years of experience in the automotive industry, and I have been a Mercedes-Benz of Chicago Team Member for 5 of those years! The best part of my job is the opportunity to stay up-to-date with the newest technology in Mercedes-Benz vehicles.

    Interest/Hobbies: Avid shopper and traveler

    Favorite Restaurant: Maple & Ash in Chicago, IL

    Favorite Mercedes-Benz: Mercedes-AMG® GT 63 S 4-door Coupe

    Service Tip: Don’t settle for cheap tires! Tires are more important than you think.

  • Salvador Padilla

    Salvador Padilla

    Loaner Fleet Coordinator

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    Salvador Padilla

    Salvador Padilla

    Loaner Fleet Coordinator

    Hometown: Chicago, IL

    About Me: I started my career in the automotive industry four years ago right here at Mercedes-Benz of Chicago.

    Interests/Hobbies: Sports, fitness, gaming and technology

  • Trisha Mattocks

    Trisha Mattocks

    Office Manager

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    Trisha Mattocks

    Trisha Mattocks

    Office Manager

Service Advisors

  • Chuck Benson

    Chuck Benson

    Service Consultant

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    Chuck Benson

    Chuck Benson

    Service Consultant

    Hometown: Jackson, TN

    Interests/Hobbies: Bowling & Pool

    About Me: My career in the automotive industry began in 1972. I joined the Mercedes-Benz of Chicago team 15 years ago and my favorite part about being here is interacting with our guests. 

    Favorite Restaurant: Cracker Barrel Restaurant in Chicago, IL

  • Erick McGregor

    Erick McGregor

    Service Consultant

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    Erick McGregor

    Erick McGregor

    Service Consultant

    Hometown: Minnesota 

    Interests/Hobbies: Spending time with my family

    About Me: 18 years in the automotive industry. 18 years at Mercedes-Benz of Chicago.

  • Jacob Avila

    Jacob Avila

    Service Consultant

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    Jacob Avila

    Jacob Avila

    Service Consultant

    Hometown: Chicago, IL

    Interests/Hobbies: Playing sports (basketball & golf)

    About Me: I joined the automotive industry 7 years ago when I accepted a position with Mercedes-Benz of Chicago. I like being part of the family atmosphere here. 

    Favorite Restaurant: Ricobene’s in Chicago, IL

    Favorite Mercedes-Benz: Mercedes-Benz AMG® S 63

  • Jesus Roman

    Jesus Roman

    Service Consultant

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    Jesus Roman

    Jesus Roman

    Service Consultant

    Hometown: Chicago, IL

    Interests/Hobbies: Sports & the outdoors

    About Me: I have been at Mercedes-Benz of Chicago for 2 ½ years, but have been in the automotive industry for 20 years. I greatly enjoy the working environment. 

    Favorite Restaurant: Guerrerense Restaurant in Chicago, IL

    Favorite Mercedes-Benz: Mercedes-Benz E-Class Convertible

  • Joy Hayek

    Joy Hayek

    Service Consultant

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    Joy Hayek

    Joy Hayek

    Service Consultant

    Hometown: Georgia

    About Me: I have 5 years of experience in the automotive industry.

    Interests/Hobbies: Building cars & traveling

  • Juan Vargas

    Juan Vargas

    Service Consultant

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    Juan Vargas

    Juan Vargas

    Service Consultant

    Hometown: Chicago, IL

    About Me: I have 6 years of experience in the automotive industry, and I have been a Mercedes-Benz of Chicago Team Member for all those years!

    Interest/Hobbies: Video games and sports

    Favorite Mercedes-Benz: Mercedes-AMG® E 63 Sedan

    Service Tip: Please never skip your maintenance.

  • Kelly  Smith

    Kelly Smith

    Service Consultant

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    Kelly  Smith

    Kelly Smith

    Service Consultant

    Hometown: Chicago, IL

    About Me: I have 16 years of experience in the automotive industry.

    Interests/Hobbies: Traveling, running & trying new foods

    Favorite Restaurant: Carmine’s in Chicago, IL

  • Kyle Hunter

    Kyle Hunter

    Service Consultant

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    Kyle Hunter

    Kyle Hunter

    Service Consultant

    Hometown: Mokena, IL 

    Interests/Hobbies: Competitive paintball, disc golf, and traveling 

    About Me: I have 8 years of experience in the automotive industry, and I just joined the Mercedes-Benz of Chicago Service Team. It has already been a great experience, specifically learning the capabilities of our service center and seeing how management cares about doing what is best for our guests. My Team Members are also extremely helpful and encouraging. 

    Favorite Restaurant: Aurelio’s Pizza in Homewood, IL

    Favorite Mercedes-Benz: Mercedes-Maybach S 560

  • Lynne Olson

    Lynne Olson

    Service Consultant

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    Lynne Olson

    Lynne Olson

    Service Consultant

    Hometown: Chicago, IL 

    Interests/Hobbies: Health

    About Me: I have 15 years of experience in the automotive industry, and I have been a Mercedes-Benz of Chicago Service Team Member for 13 of those years.

  • Melvin Peoples

    Melvin Peoples

    Service Consultant

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    Melvin Peoples

    Melvin Peoples

    Service Consultant

    Hometown: Chicago, IL

    Interests/Hobbies: Basketball

    About Me: I have 42 years of experience in the automotive industry, which have all happened here at Mercedes-Benz of Chicago. The best part of my position is the people – my colleagues & our guests!

    Favorite Restaurant: Gibsons Bar & Steakhouse Chicago, IL

    Service Tip: To maintain your vehicle, change your oil once a year or 10,000 miles at an authorized Mercedes-Benz dealership.

  • Tony Jaramillo

    Tony Jaramillo

    Service Consultant

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    Tony Jaramillo

    Tony Jaramillo

    Service Consultant

    Hometown: Chicago, IL

    Interests/Hobbies: Drawing

    About Me: I have over ten years of experience in the automotive industry. I joined the Mercedes-Benz of Chicago team 8 months ago and I am working with a great group of professionals in a beautiful, state-of-the-art facility. 

    Favorite Restaurant: Taqueria El Asadero in the Ravenswood neighborhood. They have the best tacos!

    Service Tip: Always keep up with your routine maintenance

    Favorite Mercedes-Benz: Mercedes-Benz G-Class

  • Nick Cardoza

    Nick Cardoza

    Sprinter Service Consultant

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    Nick Cardoza

    Nick Cardoza

    Sprinter Service Consultant

    Hometown: Chicago, IL

    About Me: I have 22 years of experience in the automotive industry, and my favorite part of being a Mercedes-Benz of Chicago Team Member is the people I work with.

    Interests/Hobbies: Vinyl music collection, cars, cigars, movies and baseball. Go White Sox!

    Favorite Restaurant: Boka in Chicago, IL

    Favorite Mercedes-Benz: Mercedes-Benz G-Class SUV

Parts

  • Brendan Butts

    Brendan Butts

    Parts Manager

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    Brendan Butts

    Brendan Butts

    Parts Manager

    Hometown: Chicago, IL

    About Me: I have 18 years of experience in the automotive industry, and I have been with Mercedes-Benz of Chicago for all of those years! The best part of my job is the opportunity to see the business and my Team change & grow.

    Interest/Hobbies: Gardening and football (Go Bears!)

    Favorite Restaurant: Art’s Drive In in Chicago, IL

    Favorite Mercedes-Benz: Mercedes-Benz GLK! This was the first crossover I ever drove. It was so fast, responsive and fun; I felt like it was a sports car with a hatchback.

    Additional Note: Bear Down!

  • Nick McBride

    Nick McBride

    Parts Consultant

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    Nick McBride

    Parts Consultant

  • Oscar Aguilar

    Oscar Aguilar

    Assistant Parts Manager

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    Oscar Aguilar

    Oscar Aguilar

    Assistant Parts Manager

    Originally from Puebla City, Mexico, Oscar began his career with Mercedes-Benz 9 years ago in Houston before moving to Chicago in 2003 to join Mercedes-Benz of Chicago. Oscar has had a passion for cars ever since he was a kid and truly enjoys his job.

    Favorite Model: C-Class
    Favorite upgrade or accessory: Wheels, wheels, and wheels. Nothing dresses a car better like a brand new set of wheels.
    Best tip to tell our clients: When you customize your car, always use original Mercedes-Benz Accessories.

  • Rip Garcia

    Rip Garcia

    Parts Consultant

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    Rip Garcia

    Rip Garcia

    Parts Consultant

    A Chicago native, Rip was introduced to the auto industry by his uncle who has been in the business for many years. Rip has now been in the auto industry for 5 years and enjoys dealing with people and assisting them with any type of issue they may have with their vehicle.

    Favorite Model: S-Class
    Favorite upgrade or accessory: The iPod integration.
    Best tip to tell our clients: Keeping up with the maintenance is critical for your vehicle.

Service Shop Foreman

  • Mark Sirota

    Mark Sirota

    Diagnostic Foreman

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    Mark Sirota

    Mark Sirota

    Diagnostic Foreman

    Hometown: Chicago, IL

    Interests/Hobbies: Cars

    About Me: I have over 20 years of experience in the automotive industry, and I have been a Mercedes-Benz of Chicago Service Team Member for 17 years.