Pete Stack This is a new career direction and industry for Pete. Prior to joining the Sales Consultant staff here at Schmelz Countryside in the Fall of 2012 Pete has been fortunate to have a career as a member of the Professional Golfers Association as well as an Honorable Military tour of duty for the United States Coast Guard. Combining his passion for teaching golf and the open sea he joined a 5 star cruise ship and extensively journeyed the globe, coaching teaching and playing golf in over 70 countries. Golf was a common thread that introduced him to his wife Jen now of 13 years. Jen and Pete have one daughter Emma and they have enjoyed living abroad in Switzerland returning to the United States in 2005. People are Pete's passion and he likes to call himself a selection specialist, hobbies and passions includes the arts, music, photography, reading, history, theological studies with a passion for serving, learning and living the dream. When asked of Pete "What impressed him most about joining the Schmelz Countryside staff? ? It is the family and the passion for precision sales and service with a genuine concern for the needs of all clients.? Just like the German quality and just like what Volkswagen means "the people?s car" the Schmelz family atmosphere encompasses the Volkswagen vow of building lasting relationships for generations to come." Fahrvergnügen! Pure driving pleasure! Enjoy the ride! Fairways and Greens!
Mike has been with Schmelz Countryside for over 3 years after a brief stint with Dodge. Mike has excellent people skills and is loved by all.
Chris Nadig has been with Schmelz Countryside for over 6 years and has extensive Volkswagen as well as Saab experience. Chris excells in customer satisfaction and has been certified in both brands.
Hello, my name is Ralph Ludden and I have been at Schmelz since April 2009. I love meeting new people and my favorite thing to hear is that my customer loves their new car. Cars are too expensive to drive something you do not love. I live three minutes from the dealership and I have the world's greatest commute. I married my wife Sue in October 1996 and we now have two girls who both want Beetles when they turn 16. When I am not working I enjoying spending time with my family and I am a golf nut.
Tim "T.K." Kullman has been with Schmelz Countryside for over 14 years. Tim has extensive experience with Volkswagen ( over 30 years ) and also Saab. Whenever someone on the staff has a question they look to Tim!
Trevor is a Sales and Leasing Consultant at Schmelz Countryside VW/Saab. He has been working here since late January of 2012. Due to his personable demeanor and great attitude and work ethic, he has excelled at his position and continues to enjoy being dubbed the ?Selection Specialist? of the sales staff. He found his love for German Engineering while serving as a diesel mechanic in the U.S. Army, based in Baumholder, Germany. He purchased his first Volkswagen during his time there. It was a 1984 Beetle which now he would say is a little too new for his taste. He now prefers pre-1970?s, air-cooled Volkswagens with the 1965, Type 3 Fastback as his favorite. He continues to pair his enjoyment of selling new Volkswagens with his passion for working on old ones
I was born in Minneapolis in 1989 and grew up in Plymouth, MN. I attended the University of Minnesota, where I graduated in the Spring of 2012 with a Bachelors in Psychology and a minor in Spanish. My family has been in sales for my entire life and then some. I always knew that it was something I wanted to do as well. Aside from a sales consultant, I am a musician, traveler, charades enthusiast, and foodie. I stand firmly behind the Volkswagen name and am the proud owner of a 2013 Jetta TDI. I enjoy working at Schmelz Countryside Volkswagen and am happy to be a part of the team!
My name is Greg O?Neill I have been in the automotive business since I joined the Schmelz Countryside Team in 2008. I am very proud to be a part of the oldest family owned dealership in Minnesota. We have a commitment of excellence from the whole team. That means employees in all departments, sales, finance, parts and service, all working as a team to make the buying and ownership experience second to none. It is a great environment to work in and this is passed on to the customer, which is one of the main reasons a large portion of our business is repeat and referral. If you are in the market for a new or pre-owned vehicle come in and see us, no dealership has a better inventory of both new and used. You will have a great experience, and if you have previously purchased from us, stop in for a visit. We always love to see old friends. I love working here and I'm focused on not just selling you a car but developing a mutually beneficial relationship where you always feel comfortable with us handling all your automotive needs. If you are in the market for a new or pre-owned vehicle come in and see us, no dealership has a better inventory of both new and used. You will have a great experience, and if you have previously purchased from us, stop in for a visit. We always love to see old friends. I love working here and I'm focused on not just selling you a car but developing a mutually beneficial relationship where you always feel comfortable with us handling all your automotive needs.
My name is Peter Wienke, and I have been with Schmelz Countryside for the last 4 years. I began selling Genuine Volkswagen Parts in June of 1999 and have loved the brand ever since because of the energy and enthusiasm that it delivers. When not at the dealership I enjoy spending time with my wife and kids, and playing music with a few friends in the local music scene. I believe that Schmelz Countryside is the perfect place for all your automotive needs.....World Class Service in a Family Friendly Environment.