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.

Adam Hess
New Vehicle Sales Manager

Born and raised in Willmar, Adam joined Mills in 2010 after attending Minnesota State University, Mankato. He and his wife, Kati, live in Raymond with their children Jamison, Carson and Alison, who keep him busy. Adam enjoys golf and softball, and time with friends.

Paul Childers
Finance Manager

Paul joined Mills in December 2017 after previously working for Target as a logistics senior team lead for store stocking. Paul is a graduate of Martin Luther High School in Northrop, MN, and a Southwest State University, Marshall, with a degree in marketing. He is originally from Fairmont, and now lives in Clara City. Paul and his wife, Krista, have two children, Korra and Breckin. He enjoys time with family/friends, golf and attending sports events.

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.

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.

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.

Gregory Ervin
Sales and Leasing Consultant

A native of Omaha, Nebraska, Greg joined Mills in February 2018. He previously directed the employment training program at Boys Town Farm, an organization for troubled children in Omaha, taught agriculture courses at Ridgewater College and was a sales agronomist for Max Yield Cooperative. Greg is a graduate of Roncalli High School, Omaha. He has an associates degree in farm/ranch management from Metropolitan Technical Community College, Elkhorn, NE., a bachelor's degree in human resources management and a master's degree in human services from Bellevue University. Bellevue, NE. Greg and his wife, Beth, hosted a Special Olympics Equestrian Riding Academy at their farm in Iowa before moving to Minnesota. They live in Willmar, and they have three adult children. Greg is a member of the Kandiyohi County Sheriff Reserve and Willmar Area Emergency Amateur Radio Operators Club, a graduate of the Iowa Law Enforcement Reserve Academy.

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.

Isaac Campbell
Service Advisor

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!