Staff


Click on one of the people below to find out more information.

  • Lonnie Vongsavanh
    General Manager

    Lonnie Vongsavanh aka "Lonnie V" is the General Manager at Modern Nissan of Hickory. Lonnie started his Modern career at our largest dealership and brings vast amounts of automotive experience and insight to our Hickory team. Lonnie is local to the Hickory area and lives with his wife Vienna and their three children. On off days you'll find Lonnie playing golf, spending time with his family and cheering for his favorite NFL team, the Pittsburgh Steelers. 

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  • Robert Cobb
    General Sales Manager


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  • Quincey Drum
    Sales Manager

    Quincey Drum is a Sales Manager at Modern Nissan of Hickory and has been in the Automotive Industry since 2004. He and his wife, Jessica, two sons, Garrison and Allen, and daughter (little baby girl) Maggie live in Sawmills, NC with their family dog, Marci.  When Quincey is not at work or spending time with his family, he loves playing golf, cheering for the Steelers and the occasional long walk along one of our beautiful North Carolina beaches. If he could meet anyone, past or present, it would be The King..... King of Rock N' Roll that is, Elvis Presley!

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  • Phillip Nicholson
    F & I Manager


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  • Russell Taylor
    Internet Manager

    Russell Taylor is the Internet Manager at Modern Nissan of Hickory. Russell has been in the automotive industry since August, 2009 and strongly believes in making the dealership experience for customers FUN, FAST and FRIENDLY which he and his team live by each day. If you want to have the total ownership experience, Russell is fully committed to make that a reality. 

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  • Jeff Ford
    Sales and Leasing Specialist

    Jeff Ford is a veteran Sales and Leasing Specialist at Modern Nissan of Hickory. Jeff lives in Granite Falls with his wife Emily and like any other proud grandparents, both love spending time with their grandkids. Jeff loves the outdoors, so naturally his favorite hobbies are golfing and landscaping. He has met the legendary former coach of the Dallas Cowboys, Tom Landry, so it should come as no surprise that America's Team is who Jeff cheers for every Sunday! 

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  • Nicky Palmas
    Finance Department


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  • Allen Marple
    Sales and Leasing Specialist

    Allen Marple is a veteran Sales and Leasing Specialist at Modern Nissan of Hickory. Allen is local to the Hickory area and likes to be doing anything outside or on the water. He is also a Greenbay Packers fan - Go Pack Go! If he could meet one person, past or present, it would be his Grandmother. 

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  • Ben Moseley
    Sales and Leasing Specialist

    Ben Moseley is a Sales and Leasing Specialist at Modern Nissan of Hickory. Ben and his two sons are local to the Hickory area. In between pulling for his favorite football team Notre Dame, Ben coaches baseball, practices mixed martial arts and is focused on all things fitness! Talk about an active lifestyle! If he could meet one person, past or present, it would be Alexander The Great. 

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  • Logan Canipe
    Sales and Leasing Specialist

    Logan Canipe is a Sales and Leasing Specialist at Modern Nissan of Hickory. Logan lives in Maiden with his Miniature Schnauzer Conner and loves to explore North Carolina's Queen City, Charlotte! Logan thoroughly enjoys boating, skiing, hiking and pulling for the local team favorite, the Carolina Panthers. If he could meet one person, past or present, it would be Theodore Roosevelt. 

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  • Gail Cohen
    Receptionist

    Gail Cohen is a Receptionist/Popcorn Extraordinaire at Modern Nissan of Hickory. Gail's popcorn is legendary so you must try a bag when you visit.  Gail lives in Hickory with her husband Marvin and the family Shih'Tzu Gigi. Gail is a trained pianist and has a passion for music. She has even met Tina Turner! When she is not playing the piano, you can find Gail watching golf, one of her favorite past times. If she could meet one person, past or present, it would be Jordan Speith.  

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  • Wesley Starnes
    Sales Consultant


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  • Jackie Ramirez
    Receptionist


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  • Christine Phanhly
    Sales Consultant


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  • Caleb Cole
    Sales Consultant


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  • Alex Scrounce


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