Career Paths

“My career here at OMC started by accident/luck. I was working for a local auto parts distributor and one day I delivered an engine to OMC's parts department. Apparently, I impressed the parts manager enough for him to offer me a job. I wasn't looking for a job at the time but he convinced me what a great place OMC is to work for and I took a leap of faith. I'm so glad that I did! I've been here for 17 years now and still love my job! LOL! I really like the challenge that each day brings. The automotive industry is always changing and there is so much to learn in this field. The pace can sometimes be intense and it requires your A-game to be successful but that's the part that I love about it! The constant growth and support to get to the next level is one of our founding principles here at OMC. If you bring the hard work and desire to succeed, OMC can take you where you want to go!”

Matt Fernelius
Assistant Parts Manager

“ I started as the Title Clerk with Okoboji Motor Company in August of 2013. After having that role for a couple of years I was promoted to Office Manager. While in the role of Office Manager, I was offered a great opportunity. I was asked to train to replace our Controller for when he was going to retire. I took some classes online and worked closely with our Controller at that time. In 2018, I took over the role of Controller at Okoboji Motor Company. I strive every day to reach out motto; “To be so effective, that we are able to be helpful to others.”

Lisa Hengeveld
Controller

“I started in October of 2016 as a Recondition Specialist. Just a few months later, Okoboji identified that I would be great leader and promoted me to Recondition Supervisor and I am currently a Service Advisor. I was fortunate to be able to get promoted not one but twice. I love the daily challenge that I face as a Service Advisor. I love working with and helping our customers. Most importantly I love the way we treat and take care of our customers. We build longtime, loyal customers because of the values we live by every day.”

Jared Brandt
Service Advisor