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Dealer Principals

Howard Orloff
Founder 1930-2020

Howard started in the car business when he was 21, working at Courtesy Motors, for Jim Moran, "The Courtesy Man". From there he opened his own used car lot, and then moved into selling new cars, including Hudsons and Pontiacs. He later joined Fohrman Imports, located at Fullerton and Cicero Avenues, in 1964. Howard eventually bought out his partners and changed the name to Howard Orloff Imports, selling Jaguar, Volvo, and British Leyland products, including MGs and Triumphs. He moved his business from Fullerton Avenue in 1993 to our current location at Armitage and the Kennedy Expressway. In 2002, he added a Land Rover franchise and started selling Land Rovers, and has now enjoyed over 65 years serving Chicagoland. Howard's dedication to his employees was always paramount to how he operated his business. He was of the philosophy that if he took care of his staff, they would take care of his customers. Howard's leadership and sound business practices have made his staff proud and privileged to work for him, as well as creating so many customers for life.

Unfortunately, Howard passed away January 25, 2020 at the age of 89 years old, and in doing so, left an indelible legacy of the highest standard of customer service, one he practiced for over 60 years in the luxury auto dealership that bears his name. 

David Orloff

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.

Joseph Coletta
Vice President

Having worked in the automobile industry for over 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".


Sales Management

Bill Grzesinski
General Manager

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, General Sales Manager, and now General Manager. I always strive for 110% customer satisfaction in all aspects of their sales or service experience.

Greg Leach
General Sales Manager

I started my career in the automobile business 32 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.

Chris Kowalik
Centre Manager

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.

Mark Vignaroli
Sales Manager

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.


F&I Management

Alicia Houston
F&I Manager

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.

Colin Cibulka
Business Manager


Sales Department

Matt Bonkovich
Sales Consultant

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.

James Pittman
Sales Consultant

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?

Mike Lotito
Sales Consultant

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.

Mickey Meehan
Sales Consultant

Shawn Stephens
Sales Consultant

I have been in automobile sales for over ten 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.


Pre-Owned Sales Department

Barry Horton
Sales Consultant

Cheryl Markvart
Sales Consultant

Steve Hara
Sales Consultant


Service Management

Greg Urban
Service Manager

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!

Daryl Brewer
Assistant Service Manager

Robert McConico
Body Shop Manager

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.

Randy Day
Warranty Manager

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.

Juan Martinez
Concierge Manager

Ruben Barron
Fleet Coordinator


Service Department

Lewis Santiago
Service Consultant

Luis Nunez
Service Consultant

Alan Mera
Service Consultant

Rodrigo Delgado
Service Consultant


Parts Management

Pat Land
Parts Manager

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.

Javier Loredo
Assistant Parts Manager


General Office

Maria Liston

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.

Vikki Klemundt
Office Manager

Katy Shamrock
Human Resources Manager

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