Meet the Staff of Independent Auto Sales

Joe Klatte - Owner since 1981

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I started in high school as a lot boy at G & R Sales located at my present location. Graduated to a sales position in 1971. Moved to Bedford, Indiana in 1977 and was a sales associate at Eberman Pontiac, Buick, GMC. I moved back to Troy, Ohio in 1979 and returned to G & R Sales. In 1980 I ventured out on my own and opened Independent Auto Sales. In 1981 I had the opportunity to purchase the G & R Sales property and moved Independent to it's current location where we have operated ever since. I have over 45 years in the Automotive Industry.

Kevin Klatte - General Manager

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Troy, Ohio native with over 15 years in sales experince!!!

JC Klatte - Sales

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Randall Wise - Service Manager

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Graduated from Troy High School in 1984 with a passion to work on cars. Thru the early 1990's I worked for a few local repair shops and in 1996 I took a position as an assistant mechanic at Independent Auto Sales. Then in 2005 I took the position of Service Manager. I have over 25 years of service experience.

Todd Sotzing - Master Service Tech

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Troy native with a passion and love for automobiles. I graduated from Troy High School in 1998 and the Upper Valley JVS with a certificate in Auto Mechanics and followed my dream to become a master technician. I have worked as an auto tech since graduating in 1998 and have worked for a few different local shops. I joined the team at Independent Auto Sales in early 2016 I feel very at home here and hope to carry out the remainder of my career right here.

Randy Chamblin - Detail Specialist

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Troy, Ohio native and a 1983 graduate of Troy High School. I just loved cars and as a teenager I worked in my fathers garage restoring cars. I later went off on my own to run my very own shop. Then in 1996 I took a position as lead detailer at Joe Johnson Chevrolet I left Joe Johnson's in 2007 to open and run Randy's Reconditioning. I later closed the shop then in 2010 I took the position as the head detailer at Independent Auto Sales. I have over 30 years of Detailing and Auto Body Repair Experience.

Judy Peltier - Office Manager

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Originaly from Kentucky I moved to Ohio in 1970 when I married my first husband Rick who was a good friend of Joe Klatte's. I worked for the City of Troy as the mayor's secretary for many years. Then in 1985 I came to work at Independent Auto Sales as part time and short term office help until I found a long term job. Now here I am almost 30 years later still working for Independent Auto Sales as the office and accounting manager.

Sara Zell - Office Assistant

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Troy High School graduate and an Ohio native with over 15 years of office and clerical experience in the Automotive and Farm Equipment Industries.

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