Our Staff

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  • Ric Barker
    General Manager
    (844) 465-7773

    My story begins like this...  After attending Oak Hills High School, I have spent most of my career (35 years) in the car business.  For the last 14 years, I've been with the Superior Automotive Group; the last two years as the General Manager of Superior Kia on Mitchell Avenue.

    I've been married for 44 years to my high school sweetheart, Joyce, and we have two children and three grandchildren.  My wife and I have lived on the West Side our entire lives. Outside of the car business, my other passion is Santa Claus Lane.  For the past 28 years, we have set up a massive Christmas display to bring joy for all to experience.

  • Gerald Greene
    New Car Sales Manager
    (513) 354-3213

    I'm a Senior Sales Consultant and Customer Service Specialist with over five years of experience. I've received the Gold and Silver Salesman awards for Kia.

    My belief is: "Each one should use whatever gift he has received to serve others; faithfully administering God's grace in its various forms."

  • Chris Linneman
    Used Car Sales Manager
    (513) 354-3207

    Hello!  My name is Chris Linneman.  I am the Used Car Sales Manager at Superior Kia.  I live on the West Side of Cincinnati where I started my automotive career as a Lot Technician and Parts Driver.  After some time in the business, I decided to "give sales a try" and have been building my experiences over the years.  I have been awarded with a "move up the ladder" to my current manager's position.  Although I have only been with the Superior Automotive Group since July 2015, I have 20 years in the automobile business and it has been a wonderful experience!  In my short time with this company, I feel like I have really found my home and feel like part of the family.  Superior Kia is very family oriented and business is done on a very personal level; unlike a lot of other companies in this day and age.

  • Keith Malone
    Business Manager
    (513) 354-3219

    Hello! I am Keith Malone and I've been with Superior Kia since it opened in 2009. I started as a salesman, until I was promoted to Business Manager.  I spend my free time with family and friends.  If it is a dry and warm day, you will find me on the golf course!

  • Brian Corry
    Special Finance Manager
    (513) 354-3231

    I have 35 years of experience helping people just like you!  I've been married to my wife, Patricia, for 20 years.  I was born and raised in Cincinnati, but now I reside in Northern Kentucky.  Let me help you with your New or Pre-Owned purchase, today!

  • Dave Paskow
    Sales Consultant Team Lead
    (513) 304-5678

    I grew up in Massachusetts and moved to Cincinnati in 2003. I have been in the automotive sales for 12 years and the last three years with Kia.  I believe you always put the customer first and take care of them as if they were you own Family.  When I am not at work,  I enjoy Soccer; coaching my kids and watching them compete at the collegiate level.

  • Jason Mersch
    Sales Consultant Team Lead
    (513) 354-3220

    I am an enthusiastic and respectful, service oriented, Sales Consultant with four years of experience, all with Superior Kia.  In those four years, I have attained a lot of experience in automotive Sales and Finance.  I have a diverse knowledge that will allow your car buying experience to be fun, fast and friendly.
    My wife and I have been married for the last 10 years with two children ages ten and nine.  Our kids keep us extremely busy with their love of sports that they inherited from me.  I am a sports fanatic with a passion and love in many areas.  I am an avid golfer and will take the time to go during any season as long as the weather permits.
    For any of your automotive needs, whether service related or the need to purchase a new vehicle, contact me directly.

  • Calvin Hall
    Sales Consultant
    (513) 541-3300

    I have three years of Kia Automotive sales experience and two consecutive years as a Kia Elite Certified Sales Professional.  I pride myself on providing every Superior Kia guest with a Five Star Service and Sales experience. My motto is "Experience More for Less".  My key points to success are more cars, outstanding service, quality and reliability. I strive to provide guests with less hassle, less headaches and, most importantly, the right price.  I'm Calvin Maximus.  Ask for me by name!

  • Marc Vallandingham
    Lot Tech Advisor
    (513) 541-3300

    I have 15 years of experience in customer service and sales with approximately one year in the car business.  I started with Superior Kia in the Service Department as a Service Advisor in March 2015, and later that year moved to the Car Sales.  I really enjoy seeing the smiles on people's faces when they get the car they want.  In my free time, I enjoy playing golf, camping at Red River Gorge and riding dirt bikes, as well as, going to concerts and taking road trips when possible.

  • Eddie Williams IV
    Sales Consultant
    (513) 354-3213

    My name is Eddie Williams. I am 28 years old and new to the car industry. I am determined and motivated to provide superior customer service to every one of my guests.  Let me help you on your quest to find your next affordable, comfortable and, of course, cool new car!

  • Jason DeSantis
    Sales Associate
    (513) 541-3300

    Born and raised in Southern New Jersey, I graduated with a degree in Civil Engineering from The Catholic University of America and moved to Orlando, FL to start my career. After three years in the workforce as a civil engineer, I chose to transition into the sales world where I found my passion. After 15 years in sales of payroll services and Human Resource Sales, I transitioned into automotive sales, where I fell in love instantly.

    My high energy, infectious personality and commitment to providing customers with an excellent experience seem to help me fit in with the amazing Superior Kia Team.

    Come visit me with any vehicle related questions.  Whether they're about our New, Used or Certified Used inventory, I guarantee an experience "to write home about!"

  • Joe Roth
    Sales Consultant
    (513) 541-3300

    Hi, I'm Joe Roth.  I'm 24 years old and grew up on the Westside of Cincinnati and a graduate of Oak Hills High School. I'm a fan of just about every type of sport.  Outside of work and sports, my other passion is taking care of my son. Overall, I am a people person and my main goal is to make my clients happy!

    I strive to make sure every customer and potential customer gets the help they need, and, in a business where comfort is key in decision making, I push myself to give each and every customer the attention they deserve in finding their dream car. Now that you know about me, I want to hear about you, so come on by the showroom and visit me! Remember, the customer will always come first here at Superior Kia.

  • Amos Hope
    Sales Associate
    (513) 541-3300

    I'm new to the car business but I've been in customer relations and the hospitality field for over 20 years. Outside of work I'm a huge family-man that believes in treating people with respect. I look forward to serving you and all your automotive needs, so come down and visit me at Superior Kia!

  • Anthony Ulmer
    Sales Associate
    (513) 263-0291

  • Eric Wallace
    Sales Associate
    (859) 803-9672