Meet Our Staff

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  • Travis NeSmith
    Honda Sales Manager
    269-762-3418 (Cell)

    Loyally serving Zeigler Auto Group as our Honda sales manager, Travis joined the Auto Group seven years ago and has been working with the Honda brand since 1995, bringing over twenty years of extensive product knowledge, sales experience and leadership experience. However, Travis brings much more than just that to the table. Whether it comes to leading weekly, campus wide training sessions for our three Kalamazoo stores to assisting his staff in any way he can, Travis strives to make every single day a great day not just for his staff, but for every customer that walks through the door. When not busy working Travis enjoys spending time with his wife and 2 sons, as well as hunting and fishing.

  • Brian Torpey
    Assistant Sales Manager/Sales Consultant
    269-716-7119 (Cell)

    A vital part of the team as our assistant sales manager and sales consultant, Brian has been a part of Zeigler Honda for the past five years. A true leader, Brian is always stepping up to the plate for his customers, his co-workers and his family. When not busy working his own deals or assisting others on his staff, Brian enjoys spending time with his wife and young son, as well as breaking out his snowboard and enjoying the famous Michigan weather and landscape as often as he can each winter.

  • Alan R. Awe
    Sales Consultant
    269-998-4273 (Cell)

    With over twenty three years of Honda sales experience, Alan joined Zeigler Auto Group in 2012. A certified member of the Council of Sales Leadership, Alan provides enthusiasm, determination and experience to each of his customers. Known for running to (and through) building to building on our campus, Alan is always looking to go the extra mile in any situation. When not working, Alan enjoys spending time with his three daughters as well as spending a quiet afternoon on the golf course or fishing.

  • Adil "A.K." Khan
    Sales Consultant
    269-488-2235 (Office)

    Adil, affectionately known as "A.K." has been selling Hondas since 1997, bringing his wealth of knowledge and experience to Zeigler Auto Group since 2010. A.K. is proud of his longevity with the brand and the car business itself, with roughly 95% of his business coming from repeats and referrals! When not busy working or spending time with his wife of twenty three years and teenage son, A.K. enjoys travelling and fishing every chance he can get!

  • Rick Gregg
    Sales Consultant
    269-330-3885 (Cell)

    A valued member of Zeigler Auto Group since 2007, Rick joined the Honda team in 2010. In addition to being certified in Honda, Rick brings his professional, friendly demeanor and excellent customer first approach to our BMW and Lincoln inventory as well. Before coming to Zeigler, Rick spent twenty-six years in the nonprofit sector and before that, spent time as a music teacher. He is a graduate of Western Michigan University.  Knowledgeable, friendly and courteous, Rick has been a contestant in our company wide walk around contest, representing his Honda team against a representative from each of our other stores! When not busy, Rick enjoys spending his free time with his wife of twenty-nine years, going to the gym, and singing.  

  • Eric Bahm
    Sales Consultant
    239-248-3236 (Cell)

    With over Fifteen years of Honda selling experience, Eric joined our team in January of 2015, bringing with him a vast knowledge of the Honda brand, as well as an easy going approach that is appreciated by all of his customers. When not busy working, Eric enjoys spending time with his wife and two children, as well as grilling outside whenever the weather allows! 

  • Brian Sanderson
    Sales Consultant
    269-720-4758 (Cell)

    A thirty year veteran of the local radio industry, working in radio sales as well as serving as an on air personality, Brian brought his unique and extensive sales background to Zeigler Auto Group in September of 2015. Always cheerful and friendly, Brian has been a welcomed and admired addition to the team. When not busy spending time with his two teenage daughters, Brian enjoys cooking and cheering on Michigan State Athletics every chance he can!

  • Ben Coopes
    Sales Consultant
    269-655-4322 (Cell)

    A car fanatic, Ben joined Zeigler Honda in October of 2015. Ben comes to us after spending time playing Junior A hockey in the Toronto, Canada area. In addition to being certified in Honda, Ben is also certified to sell our Lincoln inventory as well! In addition to hockey, when Ben is not busy he enjoys spending time with his girlfriend, taking his car onto any (and all) local racetracks as well as singing and playing guitar. A jack of all trades, we are happy to have Ben and his fun, calm demeanor on the team!

  • Ken Karakula Jr
    Sales Consultant
    269-903-6234 (Cell)

    With sales experience going back to the age of 16, Ken brought his twenty years of sales experience to the car industry here to Zeigler Auto Group in October of 2015. In addition to being Honda certified, Ken also has the certification to sell in our Lincoln portfolio as well! When not busy with his wife and four young children, Ken keeps himself busy by being active in his community youth sports, whether it be as a coach, a cheering parent, or serving on boards to ensure local children have the best experience in youth athletics that they can! We are happy to have Kens positive attitude, enthusiasm and work ethic on our team!