Our Team


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Mark Hieb
General Manager

With an automotive career in sales, finance and customer service that started in 2001, Mark joined Mills in July 2015. He was previously with dealerships in St. Cloud and Monticello. Mark is originally from Medina, ND., a graduate of Medina High School, was a student inĀ  computer and business programs at Union College, Lincoln, Neb., and holds Google Analytics Certification. In addition to his automotive background, Mark was with Fargo-based Tharaldson Enterprises as manager of operations for 13 hotels. He and his wife, Patricia, have three children and live in St. Cloud. Outside of his work at Mills, Mark enjoys riding motorcycles, four-wheelers and snowmobiles, along with golf and basketball.

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Jason Darger
Finance Manager

Originally from Willmar and a graduate of Willmar High School, Jason joined Mills in December 2017. He was previously with Office Depot for 15 years where he oversaw daily store operations and trained store manager candidates for 14 stores across three states. Jason is a graduate of Ridgewater Technical College with a degree in wireless communications. He and his wife, Jessica, live in Willmar with their two children, Keelan, and Jayda. Jason is an avid motorcyclist. He attends numerous rallies and special events.

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Dan Swart
Service Manager

Dan joined Mills Auto Center in October of 1988. Dan and his wife Linda have 4 children; Connor, Ava, Audrey and Charles. In his free time he enjoys golfing and spending time with his family and friends.

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Robert Ruter
Sales and Leasing Consultant

Robert has been in the automotive business since 1994. He has worked for Mills since the company originally acquired the dealership in Willmar. He has been married since 1993 and has two boys. Robert enjoys many outdoor activities, primarily snowmobiling and fishing.

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Rick Hess
Sales and Leasing Consultant

A veteran of 20-plus years in the car business, Rick returns to Mills after working more than two years as used car manager at the former Swenson Motor Co., Willmar. And, he's never really left home, having been born/raised in Willmar, and graduating from Willmar High School. Rick is also a graduate of Hamline University with a degree in economics. His automotive career started at Manley Auto Center, Willmar, which later became Mills Auto Center. Rick and his wife, Linda, have one son and six grandchildren. He plays golf and enjoys watching his son drive in drag races.

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Jared Hieb
Sales and Leasing Consultant

Jared joined Mills in April 2018 after previously working at another dealership in the area. He is a graduate of Maplewood Academy and originally from St. Cloud. Outside of work, Jared enjoys basketball, four-wheeling, fishing and time with family/friends.

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Brandon Elseth
Sales and Leasing Consultant

Brandon joined Mills in December 2018 because of "his love of cars." He previously worked in Willmar at Walt's Car Wash, Federal Express and the Floor to Ceiling Store. His family moved from Crookston to Willmar when he was very young. Brandon is a graduate of Willmar High School. He enjoys lifting weights, time with friends, watching car videos and listening to audio books. Brandon lives in Willmar.

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Isaac Campbell
Sales and Leasing Consultant

With an automotive career starting in 2013 covering parts, service and sales, Isaac joined Mills in July 2018. He is originally from Milwaukee, a graduate of neighboring Brookfield High School, and attended Waukesha (Wis.) County Technical College. New to the Willmar area, Isaac and his girlfriend, Shyanne, live in Granite Falls. He enjoys basketball, walking his dog, eating and being a diehard fan of his favorite teams, the Green Bay Packers and Milwaukee Bucks!

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