Meet our Team

Matt  Herder
Matt Herder
General Manager

Mike  Dawson
Mike Dawson
General Sales Manager

Steve  Stawarz
Steve Stawarz
Financial Services Manager

Corinne  Ellis
Corinne Ellis
Fixed Operations Manager

When did you start working here?

I was privileged enough to open the doors with the Lally Group at Lally Kia in October of 2012.

Tell us one fun fact about Corinne:

I love family time ?

What is your favorite Kia vehicle?

It has always been the Sportage for me!

What is your favorite thing about Chatham – Kent?

The amazing people that live and work here!
When did you start working here?

I was privileged enough to open the doors with the Lally Group at Lally Kia in October of 2012.

Tell us one fun fact about Corinne:

I love family time ?

What is your favorite Kia vehicle?

It has always been the Sportage for me!

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Kate  Bardoel
Kate Bardoel
Office Manager

When did you start working here?

I’ve been here since the beginning, October 2012. Before then I worked in the same building under different management (since the 80’s!)

Tell us one fun fact about Kate:

I love the outdoors. The more I get to be outdoors, the better.

What is your favorite Kia vehicle?

The Kia Sportage because it’s very comfortable to drive and handles well…. also have to love the heated seats!

If you were an ice cream flavor what flavor would you be?

It’d have to be chocolate.

What is your favorite thing about Chatham – Kent?

I would have to say the 4 seasons, we are lucky to live in a place where there is a variety of weather, and each season has something uniquely beautiful about it.
When did you start working here?

I’ve been here since the beginning, October 2012. Before then I worked in the same building under different management (since the 80’s!)

Tell us one fun fact about Kate:

I love the outdoors. The more I get to be outdoors, the better.

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Sandy  Smyth
Sandy Smyth
Human Resource Manager

Adam  Lally
Adam Lally
Operations Manager

He puts the Lally in LALLY KIA! Adam Lally has grown up in and around the car business. Adam was raised in the Tilbury/Comber area and enjoys the small community county lifestyle. He played Hockey for the Tilbury Thunder and was a lot attendant at nights after High School in Belle River.

Cars and motorized vehicles have always been in Adam’s blood, he enjoys boating, snowmobiling, motocross, and just plain going fast in his spare time.

He has always had a passion for customer service; when you grow up in the dealership environment it’s easy to feel like you have one big extended family in the employees and customers at the dealership.
He puts the Lally in LALLY KIA! Adam Lally has grown up in and around the car business. Adam was raised in the Tilbury/Comber area and enjoys the small community county lifestyle. He played Hockey for the Tilbury Thunder and was a lot attendant at nights after High School in Belle River.

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Vince  Lally
Vince Lally
President

Mike  Dawson
Mike Dawson
General Sales Manager

Steve  Stawarz
Steve Stawarz
Financial Services Manager

Rob  Reaume
Rob Reaume
Sales Consultant

When did you start working here?

I started working for Lally Kia at the beginning of February 2017.

Can you tell us a little bit about you?

I am passionate about cars. I have been an enthusiast since I was very young. In fact when I was a toddler I used to sleep cuddled up to a die-cast model of a Ferrari Testarossa every night! Cars always find their way into my life, whether it be working on them with friends, driving them as a hobby or helping others find their perfect vehicle.

What do you love most about your job?

I love being able to meet new faces, chat about vehicles and help others find a vehicle that best suits their needs and desires! I also love being in an environment filled with cars! I would have to say my favouite Kia vehicle would be

I would have to say my favourite Kia vehicle would be the 1962 Kia K360, just because it is such an interesting design. It’s like a truck that can’t decide whether it wants to be a truck or a motorcycle! Although, if I was to pick a current Kia model, I would have to go with the Optima Turbo, just because it is so fun to drive!

The Community of Chatham and the surrounding area is great because:

Chatham is an awesome community because it is small and tight knit. Chatham is home to me, because I was born and raised here. No matter where I go, I am always able to find pieces of Chatham in other communities, always drawing me back home.
When did you start working here?

I started working for Lally Kia at the beginning of February 2017.

Can you tell us a little bit about you?

I am passionate about cars. I have been an enthusiast since I was very young. In fact when I was a toddler I used to sleep cuddled up to a die-cast model of a Ferrari Testarossa
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Scott  Burke
Scott Burke
Sales Consultant

Jordan  Robertson
Jordan Robertson
Sales & Leasing Professional

Corinne  Ellis
Corinne Ellis
Fixed Operations Manager

When did you start working here?

I was privileged enough to open the doors with the Lally Group at Lally Kia in October of 2012.

Tell us one fun fact about Corinne:

I love family time ?

What is your favorite Kia vehicle?

It has always been the Sportage for me!

What is your favorite thing about Chatham – Kent?

The amazing people that live and work here!
When did you start working here?

I was privileged enough to open the doors with the Lally Group at Lally Kia in October of 2012.

Tell us one fun fact about Corinne:

I love family time ?

What is your favorite Kia vehicle?

It has always been the Sportage for me!

What is your favorite t
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Kyle  Driedger
Kyle Driedger
Service Advisor

When did you start working here?

I’ve been here since February 1st, 2016.

Tell us one fun fact about Kyle:

I have a passion for cars, so I’m in the right place.

What is your favorite Kia vehicle?

The Kia Optima Turbo, soon to be the Kia GT when it is released.

If you were an ice cream flavor what flavor would you be?

Strawberry Cheesecake.

What is your favorite thing about Chatham – Kent?

The many outdoor activities available like fishing, boating, hiking and biking trails.
When did you start working here?

I’ve been here since February 1st, 2016.

Tell us one fun fact about Kyle:

I have a passion for cars, so I’m in the right place.

What is your favorite Kia vehicle?

The Kia Optima Turbo, soon to be the Kia GT when it is released.

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Nicole Batayeh
Nicole Batayeh
Service Advisor

Brian  Koomans
Brian Koomans
Lead Technician

Tell us a little bit about you: I am married with four children and am active with the youth group at church. I have been a licensed mechanic since 1997.

Why I work here: I work at Lally Kia where it is a family atmosphere. People know the Kia way of working with and for others.

What’s your nickname and how did you get it? Woody. From the old Dutch saying, ‘Wooden head, wooden shoes, wouldn’t listen.’

What’s your favourite Kia and why: My favourite Kia’s are the Sorento and the Turbo Optima.
Tell us a little bit about you: I am married with four children and am active with the youth group at church. I have been a licensed mechanic since 1997.

Why I work here: I work at Lally Kia where it is a family atmosphere. People know the Kia way of working with and for others.

What’s your nickname and how did you get it? W
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Trevor  Thorpe
Trevor Thorpe
Technician

Jordan  Van Hal
Jordan Van Hal
Apprentice Technician

Andrea  Cartier
Andrea Cartier
Detailer

Mike  Fehr
Mike Fehr
Detailer

Len  Gore
Len Gore
Shuttle Driver

Bob  Bromley
Bob Bromley
Driver

Kate  Bardoel
Kate Bardoel
Office Manager

When did you start working here?

I’ve been here since the beginning, October 2012. Before then I worked in the same building under different management (since the 80’s!)

Tell us one fun fact about Kate:

I love the outdoors. The more I get to be outdoors, the better.

What is your favorite Kia vehicle?

The Kia Sportage because it’s very comfortable to drive and handles well…. also have to love the heated seats!

If you were an ice cream flavor what flavor would you be?

It’d have to be chocolate.

What is your favorite thing about Chatham – Kent?

I would have to say the 4 seasons, we are lucky to live in a place where there is a variety of weather, and each season has something uniquely beautiful about it.
When did you start working here?

I’ve been here since the beginning, October 2012. Before then I worked in the same building under different management (since the 80’s!)

Tell us one fun fact about Kate:

I love the outdoors. The more I get to be outdoors, the better.

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Laurie  Matthews
Laurie Matthews
Administrative Assistant

Adam  Lally
Adam Lally
Operations Manager

He puts the Lally in LALLY KIA! Adam Lally has grown up in and around the car business. Adam was raised in the Tilbury/Comber area and enjoys the small community county lifestyle. He played Hockey for the Tilbury Thunder and was a lot attendant at nights after High School in Belle River.

Cars and motorized vehicles have always been in Adam’s blood, he enjoys boating, snowmobiling, motocross, and just plain going fast in his spare time.

He has always had a passion for customer service; when you grow up in the dealership environment it’s easy to feel like you have one big extended family in the employees and customers at the dealership.
He puts the Lally in LALLY KIA! Adam Lally has grown up in and around the car business. Adam was raised in the Tilbury/Comber area and enjoys the small community county lifestyle. He played Hockey for the Tilbury Thunder and was a lot attendant at nights after High School in Belle River.

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Vince  Lally
Vince Lally
President

Sandy  Smyth
Sandy Smyth
Human Resource Manager