Sales Department of Gerton Auto Sales Inc.
Jill was John's high school sweetheart. They married in 1989 and have 3 beautiful children. Jill earned her degree from the University of Southern Indiana and spent 15 years in the banking industry. Jill is the beauty and the brains behind the dealership, though her quiet, gentle personality would never let you know.
Doris is John's mom and part-time consultant. She and her late husband, Paul, owned and operated Gerton Brothers Office Machines, Inc. for 40 years. Her wisdom and insight have been priceless.
John grew up loving cars. From the start, he knew he wanted to be an automobile dealer. At 16 he began his career washing cars at the local Ford dealer. He quickly advanced to an assistant position working closely with the dealer principal and the used car manager. From Ford, John moved to the local Chrysler dealership where he gained a wealth of knowledge by being trained to manage nearly every department from sales to service to parts. John's franchise experience also includes Chevrolet, Harley-Davidson, Indian, and Buell motorcycles as well as Winnebago and Holiday Rambler RV's. He also spent time retailing Goodyear and Michelin products and aftermarket wheels and accessories. In 2003 John and his wife of 17 years, Jill, opened Gerton Auto Sales, Inc. In 2004 John became a Certified Master Dealer with the National Independent Auto Dealers Ass'n. John and Jill are also members of the Mercedes-Benz Club of America, Antique Truck Historical Society, Scout and International Motor Truck Ass'n., and the International Harvester Collectors Club.