Meet Our Team


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Management

Howard Orloff
President
888-708-5281 ext. 306

After 55 years in the car business - I still love it. I love the interaction with all my employees and with customers. I have been fortunate to have made many good friends over the years and along the way of what I feel has been a great life experience. I thank you all for being a part of my life.

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David Orloff
Vice President
773-938-8020

Having worked here in our family business since 1977, I have enjoyed learning each department through working in them as I grew into my current position of Dealer Principle. I started in the Detail Department, then moved on to Parts, then worked as a Service Advisor, after several years in Service, I moved into the Sales Department and then on to Management. One of the most rewarding experiences for me is having been able to spend so much time with my father, Howard Orloff, and to watch, listen and learn from him first hand. Along with my partners and our staff, we are always here to serve our customers in a manner that will keep them a loyal Howard Orloff customer for years to come. Please don't hesitate to contact me if I can be of assistance in any way.

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Jeffrey Orloff
Secretary/Treasurer
773-938-8030

I have been working in my father's business since 1985. During my high school summers, I worked sorting nuts and bolts in the parts department. During my college years, I worked as a used car buyer visiting various automobile dealers in Illinois, purchasing previously owned cars to sell at our dealership. I graduated law school and practiced for 4 years, then I decided to join my brother and father and work full time at Howard Orloff Imports. I needed to learn each aspect of the car business, so I started as a service advisor and eventually joined the sales department. I enjoy working with my family in the automobile industry. As a car dealer, you are able to be involved with multiple levels of business, and it is very interesting to be working with global companies such as Jaguar, Volvo ,and Land Rover. We work together with our employees, and I am committed to providing them with a pleasant and enjoyable environment. Improving customer relations is a never-ending goal trying to satisfy each and every customer while also trying to exceed their expectations in both sales and service. We try to achieve this goal by working together to make every employee at our dealership responsible for every customer's experience. One of my favorite activities at our dealership is greeting customers as they enter our service department. I enjoy seeing people who have been customers for many years as well as meeting new customers. I feel as though this gives our customers confidence that ownership is personally involved in all areas from sales to service.

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Joseph Coletta
Vice President
773-938-8010

Having worked in the automobile industry for almost 25 years, all with Howard Orloff Imports, the last 15 years as a part owner, I have come to appreciate both our committed staff and our loyal and valued customers. Having the chance to work in a family business, has given me a rare opportunity to make a difference; both in working with such a fine staff, and also in serving our customers in a friendly, positive and enjoyable way. As a Dealer Principal, it is important that each of our employees have a safe and comfortable environment in which to come to work each day. And as the exclusive Jaguar, Land Rover and Volvo dealer in Chicago, it is equally important, that each of our customers share that comfortable environment where they are respected, appreciated and valued in every way doing business with us. Celebrating our 55th Anniversary in the auto industry, we have recommitted ourselves and our company to serving our customers in the very best way possible by defining our company philosophy that, "Every employee is responsible for every customer experience".

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Greg Leach
General Sales Manager
773-938-8070

I started my career in the automobile business 22 years ago, at a dealership where we became the top dealership in the nation for our brand. I learned early on that taking care of our customers was the only way we would prosper in the auto industry. As a result, I have spent my career insisting on the best for my customers, not only from me, but from my sales staff as well. I have been at Howard Orloff Imports since February of 2007, and in that time we have developed a conscientious group of sales professionals who really care about their customers, and as a result, provide great service. It is a staff and company with whom I am proud to be associated.

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Bill Grzesinski
General Sales Manager
773-938-8001

I started working in the car business at Howard Orloff in May of 2000 as a young pup of 22 years old. Since that time, I've gotten married, have had two beautiful daughters and a son, and have gone from being in the top 10% in the country in Volvo Sales, to being the Finance Director, the Pre-Owned Manager and now General Sales Manager.  I always strive for 110% customer satisfaction in all aspects of their sales or service experience.

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Chris Kowalik
Sales Manager
773-938-8004

I have been in the automotive business since May of 2000. I joined the Orloff team in 2003 as a member of the new Land Rover Chicago franchise. Over the past 10 years here; I worked in the Land Rover/Jaguar Sales Department and in September 2012,became Business Manager. In my new role as Sales Manager, my goal continues to be providing customers with quality service and to build lasting relationships. In my spare time I enjoy biking and spending time with my two sons.

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Greg Urban
Service Manager
773-938-8080

I am the Service Manager here at Howard Orloff Imports and I have been since July 2007. I have worked in the car business for more than 25 years and I have had the pleasure of meeting some really wonderful people along the way. I always put myself into the shoes of the customer and I think that has helped me to be successful over the years. The part that I love most about the Service Department, is the positive vibe and electricity that results from taking care of customers, interacting with employees, and fixing cars right the first time!

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Paul Walter
Assistant Service Manager
773-938-8090

I joined the Howard Orloff Jaguar/Land Rover service team in March of 2011 and became the Assistant Service Manager in October of 2012. I have been employed within the auto repair industry for the last 21 years and hope my experience will help to make your service visit a comfortable, as well as pleasant, experience. When I am not working I am spending time with my children, running in a 5K race to support Lukemia research, or working out at the health club.

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Pat Land
Parts Manager
773-938-8062

I started my career in the automobile business in November of 1998 at a Land Rover dealership in Barrington, IL as an employee in the parts department. I worked my way up to the position of parts director overseeing the parts operations for four dealerships.  I have worked primarily with the Land Rover brand my entire career and still truly enjoy the brand.  I started as the parts manager here at Howard Orloff in April of 2013. I have met some truly great people through my career in this industry and I look forward to the challenges and variety this job provides everyday.  In my free time I enjoy photography, sailing and scuba diving.

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Tom Melehan
Assistant Parts Manager
773-938-8063

I entered the automotive industry in 1998 as a performance enthusiast and entry level technician.  In my 11 years in the dealership environment, I have worked with multiple brands in 3 different states and taken on a variety of roles in the service department including, service writing, quality control, as well as parts sales and management.  These varied roles have allowed me a unique perspective into the industry which helps me to understand the needs of our clients and the generation of business overall.  My time outside of work is usually filled by spending time with my wife and our 3 year old son; enjoying the outdoors, listening to music and travelling.

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Robert McConico
Body Shop Manager
773-938-8003

I have been employed with Howard Orloff Imports since May of 1996. During those seventeen years, I have held many positions at the dealership including service advisor, service dispatcher and currently as the Body Shop Manager since 2006. My life outside of work typically consists of work-like related events where I spend most of my off time either repairing my own cars or cars for my family members.

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Randy Day
Warranty Manager
773-938-8060

I have been employed with Howard Orloff Imports since 1997 as the Warranty Manager and been in the automotive industry for 25 years. I started in 1985 as a service porter, then in 1987 became a service advisor and in 1990 the warranty administrator.

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Diane Parapetti
Human Resource Manager
773-938-8040

Diane has been the Human Resource Manager for Howard Orloff Imports since 2004. Diane is a graduate from the University of Iowa with a Bachelors of Science in Sociology and Masters in Business Administration from Keller Graduate School of Management. She has her Professional Human Resources (PHR) certificate. In her free time, she enjoys sailing and scuba diving with her husband.

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Maria Liston
Office Manager
773-938-8052

I was given the opportunity to join the Howard Orloff Imports family in 2007 as the Office Manager. I brought with me 28 years of auto dealership experience. I have always enjoyed the day-to-day operations of the general office, as well as managing the challenges that arise along the way. It is the responsibility of the general office staff to put the finishing touches on the customer transaction, and equally as important, to insure that any follow up to the customer's purchase or lease experience and their relationship with the dealership is a positive one. I take great pride in maintaining that relationship, and find it rewarding when a customer leaves the dealership satisfied with their new car. In my spare time, I enjoy sporting events and spending time with my son, who is a senior at the University of Illinois.

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Tim Byrnes
Business Manager
773-938-8024

I have been in automotive sales since 1998 and with Howard Orloff Imports since 2003. I live in Bucktown and enjoy working with the many wonderful people I have met through the years here at Orloff. My customers are very important to me and I always try to make them feel that. In my spare time I enjoy spending it with family and friends.

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David Segil
Business Manager
773-938-8056

I started my career in automotive sales in 2009 at a Nissan store in the suburbs, originally thinking it would be a short-term position before finding a job in the finance industry once the economy recovered from the Great Recession. However, I quickly found that I had a passion for the automotive industry and customer service. I then came to the rather egotistical conclusion that the car-buying process was not what it should be and I could help make it better. From there, I then honed my skills, built up my knowledge base, and worked my way up the ladder until I spent 2013-2015 as the Internet Sales Manager at a major Toyota dealer in the Chicago area. However, I missed the personal touch and the relationships that only comes with working with customers "one-on-one" in the store, so I was thrilled to take the opportunity to join Howard Orloff Imports as an Internet Sales Consultant. Here, I can use my experience to both initially help our customers electronically and then continue to guide them through the entire car-buying process when in the store. My goal is always to make the entire experience relaxed, enjoyable, and exciting; as it should be when you are going home with one of our amazing vehicles! When I am not in the store, I can be found sailing in the summers, out cavorting around the city with my wife, spending time with my family, and wishing I could play Quidditch.

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Sales Department

Matt Bonkovich
Sales Consultant
773-938-8016

I have been with Howard Orloff Imports since May 2012 and before this my experience in the car business was 2 summers after High School as a Porter/Detailer for a Nissan Volkswagen dealer in the Metro Detroit area. I bought an XC90 here in 2010, and when I was looking to change careers from Commercial Food Sales, I felt that after the way I was treated in our own car-buying experience, that this place was a good fit. I was treated very well and the overall family atmosphere made me feel very good about our choice to purcahse a vehicle at Howard Orloff Volvo, an now as a choice for me to work and as a change of careers.

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AJ Golding
Sales Consultant

After a decade in Los Angeles working in the Television business I returned to Chicago and am thrilled to be part of the family here at Howard Orloff Imports. My previous Automotive sales experience was with Lincoln/Mercury, Saab, and Hornburg Jaguar/Land Rover in Santa Monica, CA. For me nothing beats the combination of the unique and authentic design of British cars and their performance. Jaguar and Land Rovers sell themselves. My goal is to provide a transparent, efficient and friendly experience for each customer. 

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Alicia Houston
Sales Consultant
773-938-8002

I am new to the automobile industry and have only been with one dealer; Howard Orloff since May 2007. I have, however, been in sales for over 15 years in the Security and Telecommunications industry. At times, I find it can be a little more challenging for me, being a woman. However, I am very trustworthy, personable, dependable, and most of all very patient. I came to the car business for a career change and to change the old stereotype of car sales. And customers have responded by telling me that, "this has been the best car buying experience they have ever had". I pride myself in hearing those words on every sale and when I do, it reminds me of why I like working at Howard Orloff and assisting people with acquiring their dream cars.

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Mike Lotito
Sales Consultant
773-938-8014

My motto has always been "to treat others like I want to be treated", which is with honesty and most of all, with respect. In my 28 years in the car business, I have handled different tasks; Sales Manager in both new and pre-owned departments, Finance/Lease Manager, Appraiser/Reconditioning Manager, but my most gratifying time has been on the sales floor as a Sales guide. Helping a consumer make a very important decision with their next purchase of a automobile is a very rewarding feeling. Of the 28 years, I have been with Howard Orloff Imports since 1999 and it has given me that opportunity, and am grateful to them for that. I look forward to providing that service to you, your friends and family.

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James Pittman
Sales Consultant
773-938-8012

I started working in the car business at Howard Orloff in May 2001 as a porter. Since then, I have made the move to Land Rover/Jaguar sales where I strive to exceed customer sales experience. When I am not selling cars I am skating, stepping, and bowling. I always invite people in to buy a new or pre-owned vehicle from me because we have the best selection. How may I help you?

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Mark Vignaroli
Sales Consultant
773-938-8013

Like most who have found themselves in this field, I discovered long ago that I had a passion for automobiles. Some like the domestic brands or even prefer imports from Germany. I however, have always found myself drawn to the English manufacturers. Because of this passion for English automobiles, I found myself in the auto industry. Luckily, I was asked to join the fantastic staff here at Howard Orloff Imports. You will find me to be a person who is sincere and honest, and will help you purchase your new car, truck or SUV with little pressure. I feel you should be allowed to spend your money on the vehicle you want most, and within your own time frame. My job is to make your buying experience as smooth and easy as possible. My goals for you during your visit are simple: 1) Have a good time during your shopping experience. 2) Find a vehicle that you are going to love. 3) Make sure the budgeting makes sense for you. 4) And make it all EASY for you. If I can help you accomplish those simple objectives, well then I've done my job.

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Service Department

Ikram Alam
Service Consultant
773-938-8022

I started working at Howard Orloff Imports in August of 2007.  I started in the Business Development Center, where I scheduled appointments and interacted with service customers over the phone.  In November of 2017, I transitioned to a new position in the Service Department to become a Service Advisor.  I love helping people seek solutions to problems in their cars.  In my free time, I enjoy to read books on current events and love following capital markets all over the world.

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Tim Brewer
Service Support
773-938-8089

I joined Howard Orloff Imports in September 2014 and was hired into 3 job roles; pre-owned vehicle service advisor, Jaguar and Land Rover service support, and body shop assistant. I do come with 20 years of automotive experience, including over 15 years of management experience. Since coming to work for the Orloff team, I do not feel like I am being forced to wake up and come here. I truly enjoy my job roles and look forward to coming in every day. I enjoy the people I work with and the customer's that I serve. I do have a true love for life and sports. I am a HUGE and DIEHARD CUB FAN, though I love all Chicago sports. I also travel as much as I can and love exploring new places. I'm a very easy going and a down to earth person, so I look forward to helping anyone that I can. In fact, how may I help you?

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Internet Sales Department

Tom Eckardt
Internet Sales Consultant
773-938-8006

I started as a salesperson with Howard Orloff on June 6, 1983 when we were located at 4748 W. Fullerton in Chicago. When we moved to our present location in 1993, I moved into the Internet Sales Department having the vision that Internet Sales would be the future of the automobile business. I have always believed that customer satisfaction is job number one and to strive to go above and beyond in all facets of my job with Howard Orloff. Over the last 27 years, I have worked on and off at Howard Orloff on several occasions, always coming back home to the place I feel most comfortable and welcome.

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Shawn Stephens
Internet Sales Consultant
773-938-8015

I have been in automobile sales for over ten (10) years and still enjoy assisting customers in selecting their cars. No matter if it is a first car, a work car, a mini van, or a brand new red sports car, I realize all car purchases are big decisions for my customers and their families. I welcome the opportunity to assist in that purchase and giving customers a completely satisfied experience. When I am not working, I spend my time with friends going to concerts, sporting events, street festivals, mountain biking, traveling, beaches and I like to workout at Chicago Boxing Club.

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