Staff


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  • Joe Laham
    Dealer Principal

    Premier has proudly been in business for over 30 years.  Premier Toyota of Newport opened on November 29, 2010.  Joe is a proud father of five children who all work with him at Premier.  

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  • Nikolaus W. Kischko
    Sales Manager
    (888) 362-7687

    Nik joined the Premier family as a Business Manager in 2010, and is now enjoying working one on one with all the customers as a Sales Manager. Nik utilizes his leadership, business skill and customer service to help make the car buying experience second to none.  Nik has been happily married for five years and is a proud father.  


    Niks favorite Toyota vehicle is a Camry Hybrid.

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  • Joshua Carvalho
    Sales Manager
    (888) 362-7687

    Josh joined the Premier family in 2010.  Josh has been in the automotive industry since 1995, and has always worked for the reliability, dependability and durability brand of Toyota.  Josh is the proud father of two kids who he loves to go fishing, hiking and biking with. 

    Josh's favorite Toyota vehicle is a Tacoma

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  • Ted Karakostas
    Business Manager
    (888) 362-7687

    Ted joined the Premier family in 2012.  Ted brings his expertise and knowledge of finance and insurance for over 9 years of experience.  Ted is also fluent in Greek.  

    Ted favorite Toyota vehicle is a Camry SE.

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  • Marcus J. Randolph
    Client Advisor
    (888) 362-7687

    Marcus joined the Premier family in November 2010.  Marcus was born and raised in North Carolina and moved out to Rhode Island for college.  He is eccentric and enjoys making you laugh. Marcus' personality has brought a sense of fun throughout the dealership. Marcus is nominated as Class Clown.  


    Marcus favorite Toyota vehicle is a Scion tC.

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  • Robert DeMagistris
    Client Advisor
    (888) 362-7687

    Bob joined the Premier family in November 2010.  Bob has 16 years experience in the automotive business, and has been thoroughly dedicate to delivering the highest level of customer service.  Bob enjoys representing the Toyota brand and exhibits leadership qualities in the Sales Department.  


    Bob favorite Toyota vehicle is a Avalon.

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  • Glen Gardiner
    Client Advisor
    (888) 362-7687

    Glen joined the Premier family in May 2012.  Glen has over 25+ years in the automotive business.  Since 1996 Glen has been selling the Toyota brand.  He is also an avid sports fanatic who enjoys to hang out with his grandkids on his time off. 


    Glen favorite Toyota vehicle is a Prius Plug-In.

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  • Trent Daugherty
    Sales Advisor

    Trent joined the Premier family in September 2013.  He was drawn to Premier because of his Tacoma buying experience at Toyota.  Trent is eager to learn more about the quality, dependability and reliability of Toyota that lead him to the brand.  Trent is new to the car business, but has hit the ground running and enjoys working with customers to build relationships. 


    Trent favorite Toyota vehicle is a Tacoma.

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  • Javier Cortes
    Client Advisor
    (888) 362-7687


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  • J. Matthew Hill
    Sales Advisor


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  • Kate Borrosh
    Client Care Specialist
    (888) 362-7687


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  • Dan Toce
    Facility Manager


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  • Robert Wall
    Service Manager
    (877) 465-9313


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  • Jeff Soares
    Service Advisor


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  • Jessica Motherway
    Service Advisor
    (877) 465-9313


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  • Anthony Zelano
    Service Advisor


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  • Ryan Pratt
    Service Dispatch


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  • Paul White
    Service Technician
    (877) 465-9313


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  • Mike Henry
    Service Technician
    (877) 465-9313


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  • Ed Cordeiro
    Service Technician
    (877) 465-9313


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  • Jimmy Springett
    Service Technician


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  • Ryan Cigarrilha
    Technician
    (877) 465-9313


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  • Dmitri Kaplan
    Service Technician
    (877) 465-9313


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  • Dan Dyer
    Service Technician
    (877) 465-9313


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  • Andrew Goyette
    Technician
    (877) 465-9313


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  • Ron Robitaille
    Parts Manager


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  • Tony Sousa
    Parts Advisor
    (888) 618-0254


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  • Scott Daluz
    Parts Advisor
    (888) 618-0254


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  • Tim Marques
    Parts Advisor


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  • Nate Correia
    Parts Driver


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  • Earl Kennedy
    Collision Center Manager


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  • Denise Arruda
    Collision Center Administrator


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  • Luke Magnuson
    Collison Center Advisor
    (877) 465-9313


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  • Bob Zimmerman
    Collision Center Specialist
    (877) 465-9313


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  • Ken Siebert
    Collision Center Specialist
    (877) 465-9313


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  • Andrew Abhela
    Collision Center Specialist
    (877) 465-9313


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  • Josh Kennedy
    Collision Center Specialist
    (877) 465-9313


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  • Chris Barlow
    Collision Center Specialist
    (877) 465-9313


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  • Dan Vater
    Collision Center Specialist
    (877) 465-9313


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  • TJ LaBao
    Collision Center Specialist
    (877) 465-9313


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  • Brian Greenman
    Collision Specialist


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  • Michael Macdonough


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  • Cathy Violet
    Office Manager


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  • Casey Gustafson
    Administration


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  • Mary Callahan
    Administration


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