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Kris Dougherty, Sales Manager

I have been with Progressive since the spring of 2012. Moving from my previous role as a sales and leasing consultant at a franchise dealership. I brought with me a particular set of skills, not unlike Liam Neeson in Taken. In 2018, I was promoted to Sales Manager where I'm excited to serve our customers and the dealership in a different capacity. I enjoy the outdoors, camping and fishing while spending time with my wife and 2 children. I also enjoy weekends at home with some good BBQ

Steve Cooper, Assistant Sales Manager
(519) 336-1239

Hi there! I've  been with Progressive Auto Sales since April of 2022. I consider myself quite fortunate to have the opportunity to work at Progressive with this very talented staff. I'm a former touring musician, marketer, auto salesperson and business development manager. I am also a father of 5 and a husband of one (my lovely wife Tanya) and love 'em all ... even the teenagers! Music took me to many places and was always my passion but I missed my hometown of Sarnia ... the beaches and sunsets, the blue water, fries under the bridge and the scent of petrochemical processing. Ah ... home sweet home! I live in an amazing city, with a beautiful wife and kiddos and have now landed an opportunity with the most progressive car dealership in Lambton County, I guess that's why it's called Progressive Auto Sales ... makes sense.

Justin Campbell, Financial Services Manager

I have been in the Automotive industry since September of 1999. When I think about that now, it astounds me that I have been doing this as long as I have! I have been fortunate enough to experience working at several dealerships in a couple of different cities and I have had many titles and positions over the years. Thankfully, when I started at Progressive Auto Sales in March of 2013, they recognized what I was best suited for and allowed me the opportunity to grow with them in that capacity! I love selling cars more today than I ever have thanks to Progressive and how they do business, but what I really love is helping people with their financing. I specialize in working with people with challenged credit and making sure they get the very best possible terms for their purchase. I love what I do and after so many years searching for the right fit, I can honestly say that I couldn't be happier with my role at Progressive Auto Sales! I married the love of my life, Denise Gallagher, in 1998 and I've been fortunate enough to have two beautiful daughters with her! Emma, my oldest born in 1998, is thriving in Kingston pursuit her own life goals and my youngest, Ella, born in 2003, keeps us on our toes here in Sarnia as a student at St Patrick's High School. I enjoy my family immensely and feel very lucky. Denise and I enjoy spending as much time together as we can and travelling the world together is a goal we are trying to reach year by year and day by day.

Bob Partington, Financial Services Manager

I'm Bob Partington and I am the financial service manager here at Progressive Auto Sales. I have a lovely wife Angela and four children and two grandchildren. We love to travel and have family dinners on Sunday. I love the family atmosphere working here at Progressive. Please stop in to say hi!

Pete Gruening, Sales

Hello, my name is Pete Gruening and I have been part of the Progressive Family since 2013. Born and raised in Sarnia I am married and a father of three. My passion for cars began when I was first introduced to the BMW brand by my father back in 1993, however currently I drive a MK7 Volkswagen GTI. I love baseball and my team is the Toronto Blue Jays! I am also blessed to be a Buffalo Bills fan! In my spare time I like to listen to music and play the odd video game.

Steve McDonald, Sales

I'm an avid soccer fan and sports fan in general. I coach girls soccer as well as playing. I'm a huge Notre Dame college football fan, Glasgow Celtic (Scottish soccer team) and Toronto Raptors fan. I enjoy traveling, with Scotland and Chicago being a couple of my favourite destinations. I've been a sales representative here at Progressive for 4 years with most of my career being in the service side of car dealerships, my previous job was the service manager at the BMW dealership.

Pat Turvey, Sales

I'm Pat, I joined the Progressive Sales team in January 2019 after spending over eight years in telecommunications. I joined Progressive in 2019. I am a self proclaimed "techy" and enjoys spending my free time hanging out with my family, playing guitar, and searching for new and exciting varieties of beard balms and oils. I am excited to be a part of the team at Progressive and provide a high level of service to all its clientele.

John Whitton, Wholesale

Erik Meder, Wholesale

Mervin Kember, Wholesale

Mervin started with Progressive in September of 2010 and has been buying and selling trucks since July of 2000. He has been blessed with 6 children and has been happily married for 20 years.

Andrew Whitton, Wholesale



Cyndi King, Service Advisor

Darryl Plug, Service Advisor

Stacey Strand, Service Advisor



Dan Whitton, President

Roberta Medeiros, Export Manager

Roberta has been a part of the Progressive Family for over 4 years. She started as Reception, became the Export/Title Manager after 9 short months. Roberta is happily married with 3 children of the 4-legged variety! She loves the water, traveling and her little hobby farm at the edge of the City

Dustin Barnier, Controller/Accountant
(519) 336-1239

Originally from Windsor-Essex County, I moved to Sarnia after graduating with a Business Degree from the University of Windsor to pursue a career in accounting. I was fortunate enough to work at both Hazlitt Steeves Harris Dunn and BDO while studying for my CPA designation. I enjoy golfing and spending time with family. I am also fluent in movie quotes!

Chelsea Swain, Accounts Payable

Hi I'm Chelsea! I graduated from the Executive Office Administration program at Lambton College in April 2020 before beginning at Progressive Auto Sales in August 2020. I started as reception and climbed my way up to Administrative Assistant. I am in charge of our in-house finance customer accounts and provide support to each department when needed.

Stephanie Sumner, Administrative Assistant