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BG Automotive of Minnesota & Wisconsin
A Distributor of BG Products

Meet Our Team

Meet the Team

The team here at BG Automotive demonstrates a vast knowledge of BG Products and the automotive maintenance industry. We are passionate about staying current with the latest technology and specialized services to provide our customers with the tools they need to stay ahead of the industry. We love what we do and we are excited to share our expertise to help you grow your business!

Steve & Shannon Tingle

Steve started his BG career on October 5, 1998 in Grand Rapids with BG of Michigan. Shannon assisted Steve with bookkeeping while he was out in the field selling. In 2004, the Tingle family moved to Peoria, Illnois where Steve became a minority partner in that territory. In the meantime, Shannon explored the preventative maintenance path for mind and body health. After 10 years in Illinois, Steve and Shannon found themselves in Minnesota with BG Automotive of MN-WI. With the transition to Minnesota in January 2015, Shannon's Administrative role expanded to include special projects. While Steve polished his management skills in order to support the BG Automotive team.

Steve and Shannon met and married in the early 90's. Together they have lived moved through out the Midwest and have two wonderful children. Shannon's non work hours consists of family time, reading and continuing to explore the world of mind-body wellness, whereas you will find Steve with a guitar in hand or racing his very manly Mazda Miata.

Rochelle Hasse

Rochelle has been the Office Manager for BG Automotive for the last 11 years. She was born in Minnesota, spent her early childhood in Southern California, and returned to finish high school and college in her home state. Rochelle is a professional multi-tasker and her administrative position here at BG keeps that skill sharp. She also enjoys the details and diversity of her job. When she’s not working, she creates quilts, reads, completes puzzles, cooks and spends lots of time with her family. 

Ashlyn Tingle

Ashlyn has worked for BG Automotive for nearly two years. She is our Marketing Coordinator and specializes in creating flyers, menus and documents for our team. Currently, she works part-time while she completes her Fine Arts degree at the University of Minnesota. 

Eric Woods

Eric is BG Automotive’s Warehouse Manager. He fills a vital role to BG Automotive that keeps our business operation smooth and efficient. He has been with us for the last year and a half. Eric supports all service areas by receiving and shipping orders, managing inventory and handling equipment repairs. On a side note, he’s a big Minnesota sports fan. 

Adam Tingle

Adam grew up around BG and has become quite familiar with the machines and products. He is a BG Guy in training. Adam steps in from time to time to lend a hand with repairing equipment and delivering product. We look forward to adding him full-time to our team in the near future when he finishes school. 

Brian Bollinger

Brian joined the BG Automotive sales team a year and a half ago. In addition to BG, Brian owns a Verizon Retail Store and has accumulated 10 years of experience in web development, web marketing, and online sales. Brian is a Wisconsin native. His territory covers Northwest Wisconsin. Brian identifies his customer service skills, training and account development (for both new and old accounts) as his area of expertise in this industry. When he’s not working, Brian makes time to hunt, fish, camp, and spend time with his family and friends. He also enjoys sports and coaches youth baseball, softball and basketball.

Bob Karg

Bob has worked with BG Automotive since November of 2005. He was born and raised in Litchfield, MN and now currently resides in Willmar, MN. Bob’s territory stretches across West Central MN including the cities of St. Cloud, Brainerd, Willmar, Appleton, Montevideo and Delano. When it comes to customer service, Bob stands out with his promptness and ability to thoroughly understand his customers’ needs by creating strong relationships that he regularly maintains. 

Shawn Eckert

Shawn has a total of 16 years of experience in the automotive industry, 8 years with BG, 6 years with Wynns and 2 years as a service advisor. He comes from Mahtomedi, MN, but he now resides in Hudson, WI. His territory spans across the Eastern metro to the extreme Western side of Wisconsin. Shawn specializes in growing the businesses of dealerships and independents through utilizing various marketing strategies to reach out to the end customer. When he’s not working, Shawn enjoys spending his time with his family, skiing and golfing.

Wade Fremling

Wade first sold BG products while working as an advisor at a dealership before he joined our team in March 2016. He was born and raised in Duluth making him the perfect fit for the Northeastern Minnesota & Wisconsin territory. Wade specializes in service advisor training to keep his accounts current in this ever changing industry. When he’s not working, Wade enjoys being outside, hunting, fishing and horseback riding. When he is working, he’s always looking for the next best place to have lunch. 

Alec Wisecup

AJ is new to the BG world. However, he has 10+ years in automotive experience from mechanical to bodywork, 3 years in fleet diesel mechanic experience and 2 years in powersports sales. He recently moved to Minnesota from Lake Odessa, Michigan. He services the Northeastern metro and suburban area. AJ excels in customer service, building relationships and trust, and he brings real world mechanical experience in automotive, diesel, and powersports to his position here at BG Automotive. His hobbies of extreme sports, particularly motocross, and buying/building custom vehicles along with his training at BG keep his industry knowledge current and valuable to his accounts. 

Shawn Leavitt

Shawn began working with our team August of 2015. He brings with him 11 years of experience selling BG products, specializing in fleet accounts, diesel services, and SmartVMA. Shawn was born and raised in Twin Falls, Idaho; now he resides in the West Metro of Minneapolis which is also his area of service. With a love for snow skiing, hiking, camping, bird hunting and golfing, Shawn fits right in with us Minnesotans! 


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