Mankato team

Leadership

Jeremy Thomas

Owner/President

Owner Jeremy Thomas has had a great passion for cars since he was a child.  Jeremy has experience in the automotive industry with over 27 years in the business, including time spent as a manager for both General Motors and Ford franchise dealerships.

Mandy Ternes

Chief Financial Officer  

Mandy Ternes was born in Mankato and has been here ever since.  She received her Accounting Degree from South Central College.  Mandy has been working in the Automotive Accounting industry for over 18 years and has experience in all aspects of the “Dealership world”.  When she is not crunching numbers she enjoys spending time with her family.

Jeff Kuchenbecker

Sales Manager

Born during the Sturgis Motorcycle Rally Jeff Kuchenbecker was destined to be a motorcycle fanatic. He had his first motorcycle ride with his dad at the young age of 18 months. Harley Davidson is in his blood. Jeff proclaims himself as a Jack-of-All-Trades and Master of none. His work experience ranges from being a culinary professional, Bar and Restaurant manager, Account Manager for Miller Lite, Motorcycle Sales Professional for Harley Davidson and a little of everything in between. Customer service is his strong point along with being able to carry on a conversation with anyone. When he is not thinking motorcycles and cars, Jeff likes to compete throwing darts, watching the Minnesota Gophers win a sporting event (this is a dedicated fan because it doesn’t happen too often), riding atv’s, and going to several live music concerts throughout the year. Stop in and say hi he likes to hear everyone’s story or maybe even a quick joke.    

Pat Radunz

Shop Foreman

Pat Radunz has a passion for anything with a motor.  He has over 20 years experience in the automotive repair industry working in a variety of different shops in the Mankato area.  Pat lives in Amboy and has three children.  He spends his spare time racing super cross with his children and going to car shows.  He appreciates classic cars.  

Matt Roepke

Service Manager

Originally from Arlington, MN. I have been around vehicles, repair facilities, and part stores my entire life. After my deployment to Iraq in 2009-10, I finished out my time with the service at the same time my wife joined the Navy. I originally got my start in the car business in Burlington, Washington as a sales associate where after 4 years we moved back home to Minnesota. Once home, I have been in the service departments of Chevrolet dealerships both as a Service Advisor and then Service Manager. When not at Unique, I can be found at home with my wife, daughter, and 2 dogs on the deck enjoying some BBQ, sprint car racing at dirt tracks, or a Minnesota Wild game with the family. 

Sales

Landon Thomas

Sales Consultant  

Dan Wegscheid

Sales Consultant

Dan has had a love of cars all his life, spending the last 33 years in the new car business. He now looks forward to the opportunity of selling classic cars and keeping his passion for cars alive! He and his wife, Cindy, live in St. Peter and have 3 amazing daughters and 3 fantastic grandchildren. His hobbies -- besides the grandkids-- include building things, being on the pontoon, and convertible rides. Let's Drive Something Unique!  

Ryan Jackson

Sales Consultant

Enjoys selling cars and ice fishing.

Terry Cooley

Sales Consultant

Rhett Wiebers

Sales Consultant

Born and raised in Mankato, Minnesota. I enjoy hunting, fishing, and finding people the classic car they have always wanted!

Ethan Dempster

Intake Specialist

Ethan Dempster is pretty new to working in car sales, but for several years has been interested in most things with motors. He has learned alot about cars from working on his 1955 DeSoto and enjoys teaching his friends how to work on their own vehicles. With experience in manufacturing and maintenance, drafting and design, and lighting and sound, he has a pretty diverse knowledge making him handy fixing just about anything. Ethan is also musically talented, having performed in area marching bands. He enjoys spending time outside riding his motorcycle, bicycling, travelling and skiing.

Jon Peterson

Business Manager

 Born and raised in Mankato I graduated from Mankato East and South Central College with a degree in Sales and Marketing Management.  With 3 decades of Sales and Management experience and 8 years in the automotive customization business and a lifelong love of cars, this is like working in a grown man's toy store.  In my free time my son and I frequent many of the car shows in Southern MN. and the Twin Cities or the family can be found camping.

Marketing

Dylan Thomas

Marketing Director

Dylan has grown up in the family business of car sales. Growing up with the climb of social media, learning from experience, and being around the platforms has given him a coverall of knowledge. He always gravitated towards YouTube and learned Adobe Premiere and Photoshop to further his impact on the platform. He is also the creator of the YouTube series After Hours, a sit-down interview-esque show, and AH: Round Table (a spinoff podcast). #DriveSomethingUnique  

Jay Andersen

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Jay Andersen has nearly 22 years experience in sales with his last 19 years being spent in the automotive industry.  He is a mustang fanatic with Saleen’s and Shelby’s being his favorite.  Since he started his career at Unique he finds himself growing a passion for “old originals” as well as street rods. For thousands of inventory videos, Jay has been the voice for almost every walkaround we have had run through the shop. Jay says stop in and see him anytime.  

Service

Wyatt Swanson

 Technician

 

Roger "Stretch" Veldhuisen

Technician

Pierre Champon

Technician

Mike Stanoch

Technician

Brad Groth

Parts 

My father was an auto mechanic so I have been around cars my entire life. My work history is 40+ years in the motorcycle industry at the retail level and then for a manufacturer in Los Angeles, CA. I have been fortunate to have traveled all over the US and numerous countries all related to the motorcycle industry. After retiring I needed something to fill my time, I was introduced to Unique Classic Cars and it just seemed to be a good fit for me. I fill most of my days working on eBay listing and shipping parts. An occasional road trip comes along to pick up or deliver cars. It is great to see the staff at Unique working together to grow the business. I am honored to be a part of the Unique Classic Cars team.

Al Anderson

Technician

Mike Zuehlke

Technician

Dennis "Derm" Stankey

Technician

Accounting/Transport

Nicholl Schmidt

 Car Billing/Title Clerk

Nicholl is from Le Center and is now living just south of town on the family farm.  She received her Financial Accounting as well as Business Administration degree from Rasmussen College-Mankato.  Nicholl has been working in the office/financial world for over 11 years.  When she's not at work she loves spending time with family and friends and the lake, fishing or camping. 

Leah Baumbach

Accounting Assistant

Leah grew up in Anoka, MN and moved to Mankato for school and has been here ever since. She has over 15 years of customer service experience in all fields. When she is not at work she stays busy with her two boys who play baseball and soccer and enjoys baking, cooking and spending time with family and friends. 

Dan Larson

Pickup/Delivery Specialist/Detail

I have been involved with cars since high school. My first project was a 1955 Chevrolet 2dr Post. Then I bought a 1957 Ford Pickup in a junkyard and went crazy with it: Sunburst Rose paint, tuck and roll interior, dodge lancer spinners, always liked trucks. I have also owned Corvettes since 1972. Jay talked me into a Boss 302 so the Corvette has to share garage space. I also raced sports cars for 10 years at BIR and Elkhart Lake. For the last 5 years I have been working at Unique after retiring from Kato Engineering. I enjoyed working on cars for years and now I work with cars again! I deliver and pickup cars for consignemnet and detail as well!

Alaina Metzler

Human Resources

Alaina is from Lake Crystal and just recently purchased a house in Madison Lake. She received her Associates degree in Human Resources from Rasmussen University - Mankato. Alaina is kept busy outside of work with her two kids. When she does get some free time she loves being with her family and going out to the lake. 

Jeffrey Eckerdt

Logistics Specialist

Jerome Mundt

Driver

Detail

Phillip Sisk

Lead Detailer

Phillip is a long time CoD fan that has stayed with the franchise throughout the good and the bad, albeit enjoys the Infinity Ward entries the most -- notably Modern Warfare 2. If not on Rocket League, Phillip enjoys hunting, fishing, and being outdoors with his family and friends. Detailing cars is just the beginning; with time and effort he aspires to make a career that he is passionate about. 

Michael Johnson

 Detail

Originally from New Ulm, MN, I've had a passion for cars since I was a kid. Graduating from South Central College in 2015, I have held various positions in the automotive industry since 2012. In my free time I like to work on my project cars, go to car shows, practice photography, and play video games.

Bruce Robeck

Detail

Brady Olson

Detail

Jayden Tester

Detail

Click below to Apply Now!

We are always looking for more help, so if you wish to apply click the button below and fill out the PDF and email the filled out PDF to mandyt@uniqueclassiccars.com with "Job Application" in the subject line. If you have any further questions about further positions, please give Mandy a call at (507)-386-1726!