Staff


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Management

Warner Peacock
Owner & CEO

Warner Peacock is the Chairman and CEO of Peacock Automotive, a group of 24 dealerships representing 31 brands located in Brunswick and Savannah, Ga., Orlando, Fla., and Hilton Head and Columbia, S.C. 

Warner and his companies are actively involved in a wide variety of charitable community-based organizations. Most recently, he was named an Ambassador at the Congaree Club, a unique national philanthropic organization located in Jasper County, S.C.

He was nominated by former South Carolina Governor Nikki Haley and then confirmed by the South Carolina Senate to the Board of Directors of the South Carolina Jobs and Economic Development Authority. He is also a Board Member of the Southern Economic Alliance and has served as an Economic Ambassador for Jasper County, S.C. 

In addition to his expanding dealerships holdings, Warner has invested in and developed properties for both himself and others all over the Southeast including car and motorcycle dealerships, causal dining restaurants, bank branches, residential communities, shopping centers and lifestyle properties. 

A native of Tallahassee, Fla., Warner earned a degree in business with a major in accounting from Florida State University's College of Business. Warner resides in Palmetto Bluff, S.C., with his wife, Mary Kaye. They have two children who live and work in New York City, and three white labs who live at home. 

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Mary Kaye Peacock
CCO
843.208.3300

Imagine that you had hundreds of guests every day. Sound a little overwhelming? Maybe even a little scary? Not to Mary Kaye Peacock. If anything, she finds the flow into our showrooms and service centers exciting--even exhilarating.

Because Mary Kaye views every visit as a chance to delight someone. And every day is a new opportunity to make 1,000-plus people feel good.

What Mary Kaye does every day. Officially, Mary Kaye is our Director of Facilities Planning and Design--a fitting title considering her 38-year interior design background.

But some of us call her "Chief Culture Office", because, like art and music, what she does tends to touch and uplift people.

"What can we make better?" Besides designing and planning our award-winning showrooms and "green" facilities, Mary Kaye inspects and investigates every space tirelessly, asking herself things like, "Are the building gleaming? The flowers fresh? The interiors welcoming? The seating clean and comfy?"

In our onsite cafe, which she runs, she makes sure the food's fresh, the flavored waters refreshing, and the service is friendly and fast.

And if the answer's ever anything less than "yes!" she finds ways to make things better - from rearranging to more frequent cleaning.

Happy to help. Besides making customers comfortable, Mary Kaye makes life easier for all of us who work here. She makes our spaces easy to work in--well-lit, well-equipped and well-organized, with plenty of storage space.

She even makes sure that service technicians have comfortable uniforms. They're made of performance fabrics, similar to athletic wear. (After all, it's easier to tune a performance engine when your shirt's not scratchy or stiff.)

"Our organization is really a living organism," she says. "What I do is nurture and care for it, so we can care for our customers better."

All told, Mary Kaye looks at facilities as places that should help people (both employees and customers) feel- and - be their best.

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Jim Thayer
Chief Operating Officer, COO

Jim Thayer has spent 30 years working in the retail automotive car business. Prior to joining Peacock Automotive, he was the regional operations manager for 34 dealerships in Texas and Missouri with Berkshire Hathaway Automotive, formerly Van Tuyl Group. 

His goal every day is to help associates grow and do better, and through that have success. A native of Michigan, he is married with three grown children and three grandchildren. He enjoys golfing and spending time with his family.

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Mark Ventrillo
Fixed Operations Director


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Ronald W Palmer
General Manager
843.208.3300

Ron Palmer has held senior management positions at dealerships throughout the Southeast and was a senior performance coach with The Cardone Group. He has trained employees at dealerships all over the United States and Canada, consistently causing an improvement in the number of units sold, gross profits earned, customer satisfaction and overall morale.

 

Before his career in the automotive industry, he set a goal at 12 years old to play percussion in one of the "Special Bands" in Washington, D.C. Through the audition process at 18 years old, he became the youngest member to ever be brought into The United States Army Band, "Pershing's Own."

 

His hobbies include inspirational and motivational speaking, music, drums, restoration, carpentry, and antique boat repair.

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Kevin Jones
Sales Manager
843.208.3300

Kevin has been working in the automotive industry for 12 years. When he is not enjoying work at Porsche of Hilton Head, he loves to golf, hanging out with his dogs, having family time, traveling and motor sports.

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Michael Lane
Service Manager
843.208.3300

Mike started working with Porsche of Hilton Head in 2011.  He is a Certified Brand Ambassador Service Manager for Porsche of Hilton Head.  Mike has great experience not only in the service department of the dealership, but also with customer service.  He enjoys seeing his customers and doing his job everyday.

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Randy House
Parts Manager
843.208.3300

Randy House is a 10 year veteran of the luxury automobile industry and has 20+ years total in the industry and has both Parts and Service Management experience.  Randy is a Porsche Certified Manager and has been certified in previous years with luxury brands  Jaguar, Infiniti and Volvo.  "I have always had a passion for speed and performance with cars and motorcycles going back to my teenage years in Greenville, S.C., and I still love it."  Randy lives in Bluffton and enjoys running, biking, and hitting the beach.

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Amanda Stewart
Business Development Director
843.208.1258


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Sales

Roy Stine
Porsche Certified Sales Professional
843.208.3300

Roy is a Porsche Certified Brand Ambassador. Roy has been working at Porsche of Hilton Head for 11 years. Roy enjoys golfing, water skiing, and spending time with his family. Roy has call the Lowcountry home since 1999. Porsche has been his passion since he was very young.

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Gregor Belka
Porsche Certified Sales Professional
843.208.3300

Gregor Belka has worked in the automotive industry for more than 10 years. When he is not at Porsche of Hilton Head working with clients, he loves to hunt, race cars, and travel. He also has a passion for motorcycles and wildlife.

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Erika Franz Miller
Customer Experience Manager
843.208.3300

Erika Franz-Miller joined the auto industry after a 15-year career with an insurance agency. She has three adult sons and lives in Hilton Head with her husband Kim. Erika enjoys walking on the beach, riding her bike, going to the gym, dancing, and of course, driving her Porsche. When asked about her move from Ohio, Erika responded, "I never thought I would wind up working at such an amazing place, in an amazing area, with so many amazing people."

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Parts & Service

Summer Presley
Warranty Administrator / Service Consultant
843.208.3300

Summer has been working in the automotive industry for more than six years. She has been working for Porsche of Hilton Head since 2012. In her free time, she enjoys spending time with her family, gardening, working out, hunting, fishing, four-wheeler riding and horseback riding. She also is a wonderful singer and mother of three children.

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James O'Connor
Technician

James has been working in the automotive industry and on cars for six years. When he is not at Porsche of Hilton Head, he likes to work out, hunt and participate in motor sports.  He also loves his job.

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Reggie Williams
Service Porter

Reggie has been living in the South for more of his life. When he is not at Porsche of Hilton Head, he enjoys playing basketball, playing with his dogs and hanging out with family and friends.

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Patrick Edgerton
Porsche Certified Gold Technician
843.208.3300

Patrick has been working at Porsche of Hilton Head since 2011.  He has a great sense of humor and his coworkers say "He is fun to work with." He also loves to race cars, and to work on cars and boats.

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Bryan Comer
Porsche Gold Medal Technician
843.208.3300

Bryan Comer is an 11-year veteran of the automobile industry, finding his passion for Porsche in 2008. Bryan is certified by Porsche North America, BMW as well as Nissan. He states, "I believe Porsche is a good brand and I believe in the product they produce." Originally from North Carolina, Bryan lives in the Okatie area and in his free time enjoys racing RC Cars, playing PC games, and researching new PC components.

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Anthony Jimenes
Porsche Bronze Technician
843.208.3300

Anthony has been working at Porsche of Hilton Head for four years.  He fell in love with the Lowcountry lifestyle when he moved here and has also fallen in love with his job.  When he is not at Porsche of Hilton Head, he loves to race cars.

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Tomas Clarke
Technician
843.208.3300

Originally from Ohio, Tom moved to Bluffton to be closer to his family and to have warmer weather.  While living in Northeast Ohio, he worked at an independent air-cooled Porsche shop and this is where he began his career.  He transferred to Porsche of Hilton Head late fall 2016 and has enjoyed every minute. His favorite part about working at Porsche of Hilton Head is the people. He says, "I don't think it's possible to find a better group of individuals to spend the days working with." When he does have time off, he enjoys riding his motorcycle, enjoying the outdoors, and playing video games when the weather doesn't play nice.

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Kashif Grant
Service Porter


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Kevin Cannon
Service Porter


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Hebe Slivka
Service Advisor


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