Gandrud’s History

Gandrud Automotive Group History in Green Bay, WI

Ivan Gandrud began his automotive career at Rydell Chevrolet in Grand Forks, ND and later purchased his first dealership in Mandan, ND. On June 26, 1988 he became the owner of the Green Bay Chevrolet dealership which was formerly Woody Jepsen Chevrolet.

Dan Mangless began his career with Woody Jepsen Chevrolet in the 1970’s as a driver for the parts department. Through hard work and perseverance, Dan worked to gain a position on the parts counter, and was later promoted to parts manager. He moved out of the parts department to become the General Manager of Ivan Gandrud Chevrolet, Inc. and eventually purchased the dealership from Ivan Gandrud.

Ivan Gandrud and Dan Mangless formed a partnership in 2005 which led to the purchases of the House of Ryan, and later the Chrysler franchise from S&L Motors and the Jeep franchise from Broadway Automotive. Dan Mangless is now sole owner of Gandrud Dodge Chrysler Jeep. In April of 2010 Gandrud expanded with the new, state of the art, facility for Gandrud Nissan on Auto Plaza Drive.

Gandrud Auto Group (Gandrud Chevrolet, Gandrud Collision Center, Gandrud West Mason, Gandrud Dodge, Chrysler, Jeep and Gandrud Nissan) offers over 800 new vehicles and over 550 previously owned vehicles, most of which are certified by the manufacturer. Gandrud Auto Group employs over 225 individuals.