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  • James Welborne
    General Manager

    James Welborne is the General Manager of Modern Hyundai. James has been overseeing the sales department and its employees since 2011. He is dedicated to the company citing "It's a good reputable and family owned company that I believe in."

    James enjoys spending time with his daughter and his golden retriever Buddy. When not managing the sales team at Modern, James enjoys playing golf, following football and going to his favorite local spot, Barrington's. During the school year, James loves to root for the Clemson Tigers. And the way to James's heart is… pasta!

  • Anane Thabiti
    Training Coordinator

    Anane is the Training Coordinator at Modern Hyundai and has been with the Modern Family since 2009. Anane and his "most awesome wife in the world" Mahogany live in Charlotte with their Shih'Tzu, Nino. In his spare time, Anane likes to play golf and follow the Carolina Panthers and Duke Basketball. He also likes to frequent his favorite restaurant in the area, Capitol Grille. 

  • Dumitru Mota
    Sales Manager

    Dumitru Mota has been with Modern Hyundai since 2006. As Business Manager, Dumitru is responsible for keeping the behind the scenes components working smoothly. Dumitru appreciates that Modern is a family-run business and has integrity. He feels it's a great environment and enjoys having Sundays off.

    A native of Romania, he relishes traveling back home. Now he lives in Huntersville with his wife Corina and their children. Dining out at restaurants like Capitol Grill, watching a movie, basketball, football, and most sports in general, are what Dumitru likes to do best. 

  • James Crowder
    Sales Manager

  • Tony Edmisten
    Sales Manager

  • George Nastase
    Finance Manager

    George Nastase can help you get into your next car. He is the Finance Manager at Modern Hyundai of Concord and joined us in 2013. He is responsible for completing financial and insurance documents for customers. George is a big fan of the family atmosphere at Modern.

    In a former life George was employed by a cruise ship and traveled to places like Alaska and Greece. George enjoys riding his motorcycle, attending sporting events, reading, projects around the house, spending time with his children and dog scruffy. He also enjoys following the Pittsburgh Steelers.

  • Paul Dozier
    Finance Manager

  • Jim Morelli
    Internet Manager

    James Morelli is the Internet Manager at Modern Hyundai and really enjoys the group of people he works with. He takes pride in educating customers and helping them choose a vehicle that's right for them. Perhaps meeting Johnny Cash when he was 4 years old is what inspired James to be a musician; he sings in a band on the side. James has one child and an English bulldog named Bruno. Four of his favorite things are - Olive Garden, pizza, New York Yankees, and the Carolina Panthers. 

    What our customers are saying about Jim:

    "Jim Morelli made sure the deal worked, even going so far as to bring the car to me over 150 miles away. Very happy with the deal and the extra effort!"

    "Jim Morelli was my salesperson and he was fantastic! He never made myself or my family feel pressured to buy/add on anything and was a tremendous help. Honest & genuine is always the best way to go and he surpassed that! He helped us in every way possible. He made the whole experience so effortless."

    "Jim Morrelli was our salesman and was great. We told him what we wanted and he helped us into our first new car, he didn't try to pressure us or sell us something that we couldn't afford or that we didn't need. He followed up with us every once in a while to make sure everthing was good and that we were satisfied.I recommend Jim to any one looking to buy from the dealership."

    "Jim was my salesman and he was so honest and helpful with the decision making process to actually explain why the more expensive options were not necessarily fitting for my needs. He never tried to upsell me on anything and made the entire process very painless."

    "Jim Morelli was our salesperson. He was very friendly and not pushy. He showed us the car with everything we wanted and more. He made the deal easy!"

  • Dudley Payne
    Sales Consultant

    As an employee of Modern Hyundai of Concord since 2008, Dudley Payne looks forward to coming to work everyday. As a Sales Consultant he makes sure he educates customers and enables a pleasant buying experience.

    Dudley enjoys reading and spending time with his wife Barbara and their children. Oh yes and the family dog, a Yorkshire terrier named Zak. A very sentimental guy, Dudley enjoys some of Americas old favorites, the New York Yankees, a great steak, and a good hamburger from Five Guys. Best vacation ever - the Bahamas.

    What our customers are saying about Dudley:

    "My salesman was Dudley Payne and he made the process painless. I pretty much knew what I wanted and he guided me in that direction. He made sure I understood all the features on the car and set everything up for me. Great experience!"

    "Mr.Dudley was absolutely wonderful. We will be long time customers!"

  • Eddie Elrod
    Sales Consultant

    What our customers are saying about Eddie:

    "Eddie Elrod was excellent in making sure we knew the features on car and that we were comfortable with our decision. No pressure, just excellent customer service."

  • Alex McAllister
    Sales Consultant

  • Alan Parker
    Sales Consultant

    Alan Parker is a Sales Consultant at Modern Hyundai and has been with the Modern Family since 2012. Alan lives in Charlotte with his cat, Chelsea, and his Puggle, Annie. An avid soccer fan, Alan played professional soccer and still plays in pick-up games on off days. In addition to soccer, Alan loves to golf, cheer for the Red Soxs and spend time with his three children, Tori, Noah and Micah.  

  • Joe Schluntz
    Sales Consultant

  • Richard Tillman
    Sales Consultant

  • John Simpson
    Service Exchange Associate

  • Tony Howze
    Sales Consultant

  • Dwane Brown
    Sales Consultant

  • Laura King
    Sales Receptionist

    Laura King is a Receptionist at Modern Hyundai and has been with the Modern Family since 2012. Laura lives in Kannapolis with her 3 beloved dogs, Daisy (Cocker Spaniel), Savannah (Shih Tzo) and Emma (Yorkie). There is never a dull moment with Laura! She loves horseback riding, dancing, eating lobster with lots of butter and watching her favorite team, the Carolina Panthers, play! Laura has even had lunch with former United Kingdom Prime Minister, Margaret Thatcher! 

  • Jaime Williams
    Internet Sales Specialist

    Jaime Williams is an Internet Sales Specialist at Modern Hyundai and has been with the Modern Family since 2015. Originally from Seattle, Jaime now lives in Charlotte with her three children. She loves attending Elevation Church, styling hair and dining at Cheddars, her favorite restaurant. If Jaime could meet anyone, past or present, it would be both of her Grandfathers.