Sales Managers


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  • Sal Salinas
    Dealer Principal
    (704) 824-8844

    Sal is originally from outside of Mexico City, but has lived in Gastonia for more than 40 years. After selling cars for a few years, he started a small used car operation that is still in operation today. In the 1990's he brought the Mitsubishi franchise to Gastonia, and then followed Honda. In his spare time, you will find him spending time with family and grandchildren and riding motorcycles all around the states.

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  • Lauren Salinas Layne
    Dealer Operations
    (704) 824-8844

    Lauren is originally from Gastonia and started working at the dealership part time in high school. A few years after graduating from NC State , she came back to the dealerships to work in the internet department and is now in dealer operations. She is passionate about providing an excellent purchasing experience for customers. In her spare time she enjoys playing tennis, photography and spending time with her husband and two children. She also loves dogs and has two Dachshunds that make frequent visits to our store. Lauren is also a huge Carolina Panther's fan.

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  • Marvin Mathis
    General Sales Manager
    (704) 824-8844

    Marvin is originally from Gastonia and joined the sales team at our store in September of 2002. He was promoted to Sales Manager in March of 2005 and to General Sales Manager in November of 2008. He is passionate about providing the best purchase experience possible! In his spare time he enjoys spending time with his family, playing golf, reading and listening to music.

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  • Jonathan Zirbel
    Sales Manager
    (704) 824-8844

    Jonathan is originally from Desmoines, IA but has been in NC for the past ten years. He has been in automotive sales for the past seven years at our stores. Jonathan enjoys meeting new people and giving his customers an excellent car buying experience geared toward the new way of car buying which is giving outstanding customer service and less gimmicks and less pressure. Jonathan has been married for ten years and has four children. In his off time he loves being involved in the community and coaches baseball and football.

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  • Bobby Ford
    Sales Manager
    (704) 824-8844

    Bobby is a Gaston County native and current resides in Belmont. He has been with our store for eight years and is now a sales manager for our Honda team. He is passionate about working with and meeting new people everyday. Bobby is married with four children and is the proud grandfather to eight grandchildren. In his spare time you can finding watching sports and playing golf.

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  • Roger Hoyle
    Sales Manager
    (704) 824-8844

    Roger has been in the automotive industry for more than 20 years. From sales, to finance and management he brings a wealth of experience and knowledge to our store. He enjoys working with customers everyday and providing the best customer service possible. In his spare time, he enjoys spending time with his wife and four sons.

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  • Mark Bridges
    Sales Manager
    (704) 824-8844

    Mark is a native of Charlotte, NC and has been in the automotive industry for 20 years and still enjoys it as much as when he started. He enjoys meeting new people and helping the wants and needs of our customers become a reality. In his spare time, he enjoys spending time with his two wonderful boys. He is looking forward to a long career at McKenney-Salinas Honda and building many new relationships with our customers and team.

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  • Chris Pressley
    Finance Manager
    (704) 824-8844

    Chris is originally from Gastonia and currently lives in Charlotte, NC. He has been in the automotive industry for over 17 years and has been a part of our team since 1998 starting in sales and is currently our Finance Manager. Chris's favorite part of his job is getting to meet a variety of new people everyday.  He has been married for seven years and has a teenage son. In his spare time he enjoys playing golf and spending time with his family.

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  • Dean Welch
    Finance Manager
    704-824-8844

    Dean has been in Gaston County for more than 25 years and is a graduate from Gardner-Webb University. He has sold Honda's for more than 10 years and in the past managed several manufacturing facilities and even owned his own kitchen design company but is happy to be back with Honda. In his spare time he enjoys playing guitar and doing volunteer work.

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