Staff


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  • Ben Cooper
    Dealer Principal & General Manager

    Ben was born and raised in the car business and continues to run Cooper KIA with the integrity he learned from his grandfather and father

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  • Nick Aquino
    Business & Sales Manager
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    Nick is a Rome native and has been in the automotive industry for the last 11 years.  Nick attended St John Fisher College in Rochester where he studied business administration and finance. He came to Cooper Kia with a family business background, and his goal is to lead a team of business professionals to make the car buying process fun and exciting for everyone. He is an avid sports fan and loves to golf and travel.  Nick and his wife Liz have two boxers, Chai and Mocha.

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  • Kelly Moore
    Digital Sales & Marketing Manager
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    Kelly's sales experience has spanned over the last 20 years, spending the last 9 with Cooper Kia. She has a bachelor's degree in business and was locally born and educated.  She spends her free time with family and friends partaking in all that CNY has to offer.  Kelly would love to help you find your next vehicle.

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  • Tony Rinaldo
    Sales Associate
    888-463-6413

    Tony has been a loyal employee of the Cooper Kia for 30 years!  A Rome native, Tony enjoys spending his free time riding his Harley Davidson and hanging out with his kids. Tony has a large customer base and always tires to service them to the best of his ability. He looks forward meeting new customers and welcoming them to Cooper Kia.

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  • Bruce Gleason
    Sales Associate
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    Bruce has been a member of the Cooper group for the last 28 years.  A Herkimer native, he prides himself on product knowledge and outstanding customer service. He is dedicated to helping you with your next purchase.

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  • Earl Gattman
    Sales Associate
    888-463-6413

    Earl has been in the automotive industry for 17 years and with Cooper Kia for the last 9. On his days off he loves spending time with his family and going on long rides on his motorcycle.  Earl finds helping people with the buying needs a true pleasure and has many repeat customers.  He looks forward to adding you as a preferred customer.

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  • Pat Stacy
    Sales Associate
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  • Angela DellaFave
    Sales Associate
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  • Josh Muir
    Service Manager
    888-465-2947


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  • Michael DiGiovanni
    Lead Service Advisor
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  • Frank Procopio
    Service Advisor
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  • Scott Forbes
    Master Technician
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  • Charles Christie
    Service Technician
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  • Tyler Bach
    Service Technician
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  • Josh Woolheater
    Service Technician
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  • Hummy Som
    Service Technician
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  • Joe Girantino
    Reconditioning Expert
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  • David Keyte
    Lube Technician
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  • Charles McCovery
    Lot Attendent
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  • Charles Obernesser
    Parts Manager
    888-468-4220


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  • Norm DeMichele
    Parts Advisor
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  • Debra Potocki
    Office Manager
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  • Lynette VanValkenburg
    Title Clerk
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  • Heather Forrester
    Customer Service/Cashier
    888-465-2947


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