Our Team

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Mark Hieb
General Manager

With an automotive career in sales, finance and customer service that started in 2001, Mark joined Mills in July 2015. He was previously with dealerships in St. Cloud and Monticello. Mark is originally from Medina, ND., a graduate of Medina High School, was a student in  computer and business programs at Union College, Lincoln, Neb., and holds Google Analytics Certification. In addition to his automotive background, Mark was with Fargo-based Tharaldson Enterprises as manager of operations for 13 hotels. He and his wife, Patricia, have three children and live in St. Cloud. Outside of his work at Mills, Mark enjoys riding motorcycles, four-wheelers and snowmobiles, along with golf and basketball.

Wes David
Used Vehicle Manager

Wes joined Mills in 2016 after working seven years as a sales consultant for dealerships in St. Cloud and the Twin Cities. He was also a manager/trainer for Holiday Station Stores, a business owner, and a graduate of St. Michael-Albertville High School. Wes and his wife, Jennifer, have five children together and the family lives in Freeport. He is a member of the Freeport Fire & Rescue. When time allows, Wes loves to fish.

Ken Plombon
Sales Manager

Ken joined Mills in March 2017. He has worked in automotive since 1985, which includes new and used vehicle management at other dealerships. Ken is originally from Sartell, a graduate of Sartell High School and attended St. Cloud State University. He and his wife, Robbie, live in Sartell.  They have two sons and five grandchildren. Ken enjoys family time, boating and riding his motorcycle.

Roberta Sharpe
Finance Manager

After initially joining Mills in 2015 as a part time receptionist/cashier, Roberta moved to sales in 2016. She was previously a blackjack dealer/pit boss and worked in the beverage department at Jackpot Junction Hotel and Casino. Roberta also owned a beauty/hair salon for six years. She is originally from Wisconsin, but her family moved to Renville when she was 10. Roberta is a 1980 graduate of Renville High School and a 1998 graduate of Ridgewater College with a degree in cosmetology. She lives in Willmar. Roberta has two daughters, Emma and Taylor. Outside of work, Roberta is active in community theatre, teaching Sunday School teaching and singing in the church choir. She enjoys golf, cards, music, billiards, cooking, and time with family and friends.

Dan Swart
Service Manager

Dan joined Mills Auto Center in October of 1988. Dan and his wife Linda have 4 children; Connor, Ava, Audrey and Charles. In his free time he enjoys golfing and spending time with his family and friends.

Robert Ruter
Sales and Leasing Consultant

Robert has been in the automotive business since 1994. He has worked for Mills since the company originally acquired the dealership in Willmar. He has been married since 1993 and has two boys. Robert enjoys many outdoor activities, primarily snowmobiling and fishing.

Rick Hess
Sales and Leasing Consultant

A veteran of 20-plus years in the car business, Rick returns to Mills after working more than two years as used car manager at the former Swenson Motor Co., Willmar. And, he's never really left home, having been born/raised in Willmar, and graduating from Willmar High School. Rick is also a graduate of Hamline University with a degree in economics. His automotive career started at Manley Auto Center, Willmar, which later became Mills Auto Center. Rick and his wife, Linda, have one son and six grandchildren. He plays golf and enjoys watching his son drive in drag races.

Paul Childers
Sales and Leasing Consultant

Paul joined Mills in December 2017 after previously working for Target as a logistics senior team lead for store stocking. Paul is a graduate of Martin Luther High School in Northrop, MN, and a Southwest State University, Marshall, with a degree in marketing. He is originally from Fairmont, and now lives in Clara City. Paul and his wife, Krista, have two children, Korra and Breckin. He enjoys time with family/friends, golf and attending sports events.

Trever Taggart
Sales and Leasing Consultant

Trever joined Mills in February 2018 after working as a business accounts representative for US Bank in Marshall. He is originally from Volin, SD, and a graduate of Gayville-Volin High School. Trever was a student in the heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) at Southeast Technical Institute, Sioux Falls. He and his fiancé, Laura, live in Willmar. He enjoys hunting, fishing, golf, and home improvement projects.

Gregory Ervin
Sales and Leasing Consultant