Meet Our Team


Ken Root

Territory: MI, OH, KY, IN, IL, & WI
Position: President/Owner
Industry Experience: 35+ Years

Contact Information
Phone: 586-242-9854
E-mail: kroot@kenrootsalesforce.com
Bio
Ken Root has been in the automotive aftermarket his entire life. With 11 years of body shop experience, followed by 30+ years of sales experience at the direct manufacturer level and manufacturers' representative level.
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David Carney

Territory: Southern OH and Eastern KY
Position: Sales and Technical Representative
Industry Experience: 30+ Years

Contact Information
Phone: 513-604-0904
E-mail: dcarney@kenrootsalesforce.com
Bio
David Carney has 30+ years of experience in the automotive market.  This includes experience in the manufacturer, warehouse, jobber, and manufacturers representative levels.
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Mark Cartier

Territory:  East MI & Toledo
Position:  Sales and technical Representative 
Industry Experience: 25+ Years

Contact Information
Phone: 517-404-0799
E-mail: mcartier@kenrootsalesforce.com
Bio
Mark Cartier has 25+ years experience in the automotive aftermarket and industrial markets.  This includes experience at the manufacturer, warehouse, and manufacturers' representative levels.
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Dennis Walker

Territory:  IN & Western KY
Position: Sales and Technical Representative
Industry Experience: 10+ Years

Contact Information
Phone: 317-767-1802
E-mail: dwalker@kenrootsalesforce.com
Bio
Dennis Walker has 10+ years experience in the automotive aftermarket working for both the manufacturer directly and at the manufacturers' representative level. Dennis has a BBA in Automotive Aftermarket Management from Northwood University.
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Justin Root

Territory: Metro Chicago & WI
Position: Sales and Technical Representative
Industry Experience: 4+ Years

Contact Information
Phone: 517-294-0339
E-mail: jroot@kenrootsalesforce.com
Bio
Justin Root has 5+ years of experience in the automotive aftermarket as well as experience at the automotive OEM level. Justin has BBA degrees in marketing and finance from Grand Valley State University.
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Ryan Root

Territory: IL
Position:  Sales and Technical Representative
Industry Experience: 3+ Years

Contact Information
Phone: 517-294-0362
E-mail: rroot@kenrootsalesforce.com
Bio
Ryan Root has more than 3 years of experience in the automotive aftermarket at the manufacturers' representative level.  Ryan graduated with a BBA in management from Western Michigan University.
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Jerry Turner

Territory: N. IL & WI
Position:  Sales and Technical Representative
Industry Experience: 20+ Years

Contact Information
Phone: 224-308-3931
E-mail: jturner@kenrootsalesforce.com
Bio
Jerry Turner has more than 20 years of experience in the automotive aftermarket at the shop, distribution, and manufacturers' representative levels.  Jerry graduated from Wyoming Tech with a degree in Collision Refinishing.
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