Staff


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  • Eric Baptiste
    Sales Manager
    724-662-3730

    Eric graduated from Pittsburgh Institute of Mortuary Science in 2001. He has been in automotive sales since 2003 and is a Ford Certified Sales Manager. He is married to a great wife, Elizabeth, and they have a daughter named Jacqueline. Eric is a die hard fan of the Pirates, Penguins and Steelers. He has been with McCandless Ford for 8 years.

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  • Mike Roddy
    Certified Sales Consultant
    724-662-3730

    Mike has been with McCandless Ford in sales and service for over 40 years. He has won multiple Ford Employee Excellence awards and has outstanding customer service scores. He is an auto racing enthusiast, especially the dirt tracks. His greatest accomplishments are his two wonderful children.

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  • Josh McCandless
    Sales and Trailer Consultant
    724-662-3730

    Josh is a big part of the family business. He has a wife and 3 kids. He has lived in Mercer all of his life.

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  • Edward Harris
    Business Manager
    724-662-3730

    Ed has been in the automotive industry since 1983. He and his wife Carol Ann have been married since 1997 and have four beautiful grandchildren. Their hobby together is caring for their dog Bailey and various abandoned cats. He has also served the Neshanock Twp. VFD since 1976.

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  • Chester Bealles Jr.
    Commercial Account Manager
    412-298-1768

    Chester is our Commercial Account Manager having over 20 years of Automotive Sales, Service and Parts experience. He is an Eagle Scout and Assistant Scout Master of Boy Scout Troop 496. He graduated from Robert Morris University with a degree in marketing. Chester is an expert in commercial vehicle knowledge and will find the right truck or van upfit for your needs.

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  • Bob Brannon
    Certified Sales Consultant
    724-662-3730

    Bob has lived in Mercer county all of his life. He has worked at McCandless Ford for 10 years. He is an avid high school football fan and is a former coach of Mercer football. He has been married for 27 years and has 4 great children. Come see him for a great sales experience.

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  • Tim Brandt
    Certified Sales Consultant and Trailer Consultant
    724-662-3730

    Tim has 7 years sales experience. He is a sport nut and loves to golf. He has been married to a wonderful wife for 20 years and has two beautiful daughters.

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  • Rusty Shafer
    Tech / Alignment Master Tech

    Rusty has been with McCandless Ford for over 15 years and has been a technician for over 30 years . Rusty specializes in front suspension work, wheel alignments and tire balancing.

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  • Bob McCloskey
    Ford Senior Master Technician

    Congratulation to Bob McCloskey. Bob is the winner of the 2013 Professional Technician Performance Challenge. He led the entire region in "Fix it Right The First Time" scores. Bob will be honored at an awards ceremony in Dearborn Michigan at Ford Motor Company's world headquarters the first week in May. McCandless Ford is very proud to have Bob as an employee and we commend his high achievement.

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  • Audley Rogers
    Master Technician

    Audley has been with McCandless Ford for over 15 years and is a Master Tech.

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  • Bill Park
    Ford Certified Senior Master Technician

    Bill Park is a Ford Certified Senior Master Technician with 20+ years of experience. Bill specializes in Diesel and Truck Repairs, Bill is also a Ford Master Certified Diesel Tech

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