Meet Our Management Team

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  • Otis Soohey
    General Manager, Darling's Audi
    (207) 992-1530

    Otis is a car guy! Before he began working in the automotive industry he owned over 40 vehicles! He says he was destined for the car business.

    Otis spent part of his childhood in Mississippi where his father was stationed on an Air Force base there. They eventually moved to Belfast, Maine, where Otis attended and graduated from Belfast High School. He attended Husson College and graduated with a degree in Business Administration and that is also where he met his wife, Lori. They have been married for 34 years and have raised two daughters.

    He has been serving Darling's Bangor Ford customers for 23 years. Otis is passionate about his commitment to provide his clients with the highest level of customer care possible. Because of this commitment he and his team have been awarded the Ford President's Award for the last four consecutive years. This is the highest award any Ford dealer can achieve.

    In his free time he enjoys spending time with his wife and family, whether it's boating, fishing, snowmobiling or attending a school sporting event to support a family member, he loves having them all together whenever possible.

    Did we mention he's a die-hard Steelers fan? But don't hold that against him - Otis wants everyone who comes to his dealership to feel welcomed and to have the best experience possible!

  • Kerry Galeaz
    General Sales Manager

    Kerry has been with Darlings for 23 years. Over the years he has had the opportunity to work in all the Darling's sales locations. He is currently the General Sales Manager at Darlings Ford, VW, Audi.

    Prior to Darlings, he was a commercial airline pilot for Northeast Express in Bangor, served in the U.S Army, and is a graduate of S.I.U in Carbondale, IL.

    He lives in Lamoine with his wife Patty. They have twin boys Alexander and Zachary who have recently graduated from MDI H.S.  Alexander is working at Attitash ski resort in New Hampshire enjoying a gap year and Zachary is attending Northeastern University in Boston.

     Kerry is an avid skier, kayaker, and an anything outdoors kinda guy. 

  • Ryan Pelkey
    Sales Manager

    Ryan is from Bangor and graduated from Bangor High School where he loved playing football for the Rams. He attended Husson College.

    Ryan enjoys working with people. His love for customer service flourished in the restaurant business when he lived in Florida. He began his career in the sales department at an automotive business when he moved back to Maine. After several years an opportunity became available at Darling's. We are happy to say Ryan accepted the F&I position and was promoted to sales manager soon thereafter. Ryan loves being part of the Darling's team and always provides our clients with the best experience possible.

    In his free time Ryan and his family like taking their boat out to area lakes, they love to travel, and Ryan enjoys his annual fishing trip up north with family and friends. He and his family also volunteer with the MaineLyme education/prevention organization and community events.

    Ryan lives in Brewer with his wife and their two children.

  • Tim Seymour
    Fleet Sales Manager

    Tim graduated from Brewer High School then attended Northwood University in Midland, Michigan, earning an Associate's Degree in both Automotive Aftermarket Field and Automotive Service Manager programs. He then completed his degree at Husson College.

    His unique background in automotive parts and sales began when he was very young. Tim's dad, Yogi, is retired from a former Darling's company, Parts Wholesalers. Tim traveled the state with his dad visiting all of our parts stores and sometimes helping out. He was destined to work in the automotive trade! We are pleased to have someone as experienced as Tim on our team as our Fleet Sales Manager. If you are a business owner and are in need of a vehicle he can definitely help find the one that best suits your needs.

    Tim loves spending time with his family and is a Cub Scout leader. He and his family are outdoor enthusiasts and enjoy being active.

    He currently resides in Dedham with his wife and three children.

  • Selden Wheeler
    Service Director/Bangor Ops

    Selden graduated from Charleston Christian Academy. His desire to enter the work force directly after high school brought him to Darling's where his career began and continues today.

     He began as a full time express lube tech where he was able to hone his automotive skills on the job. Selden's desire to improve his skills gained him a promotion to a general line technician. His hard work and continued dedication to learning brought Selden another promotion where he became a transmission technician.

    After 24 years as a technician for Darling's Ford VW Audi he decided he would like to become more involved in the day-to-day business of the service department. Beginning as a service writer it wasn't long before Selden was promoted to a team leader position and then to service manager.  In this position Darling's wanted him to gain experience at all locations so he worked in this capacity at the Ellsworth location as well as both Bangor locations. Selden has brought all of his automotive and management experience to Darling's Ford VW Audi and Darling's Honda Nissan Volvo and now oversees both service departments as the Service Director of Bangor Operations. 

    His interests include farming (he has fainting goats!), mountain biking, woodworking, and spending time with his family. Selden lives with his family in Orrington.

  • John Storen
    Team Service Manager

    John has been working at Darling's Ford VW Audi since he graduated from Nokomis High School. He began in the service department as a vehicle porter in the service drive-thru. From there he moved into a full time position in the reconditioning department and was then promoted to his current job as a service writer. Having come up through the ranks John has an appreciation for all aspects of the customer experience.

    He was great rapport with his customers and likes the family atmosphere at Darling's. John has been serving our customers since 2000.

    John currently resides in Carmel. He enjoys going to the gym and riding his motorcycle.