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West Herr Wednesday: Joe Defilippis

Meet Joe Defilippis!

Joe is an inventory control manager over at our Chevrolet of Orchard Park location. Joe is approaching his seven year anniversary with the West Herr family this October. Before West Herr, Joe worked at Glenn Campbell in their detail shop. He came over to his current location working on detailing for a year and half, moving over to his current position about five and a half years ago.

Favorite part of the…
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Team West Herr Raises $31,600 for the 2016 Hospice Memorial Walk

Hospice held its 20th annual Memorial Walk this past Sunday at Canalside. More than 3,000 people came out, and over 125 were a part of Team West Herr. Our team was able to beat last year's amount, and pushed our total raised for 2016 to $31,600! This was the Walk's biggest turnout, raising over $300,000 as a whole. We'd like to thank our team of amazing employees that helped…
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West Herr Wednesday: Dan Bednarz

Meet Dan Bednarz!

Dan is a lot manager at our Nissan Lockport location. He has been with the company a little over six months now and has become an important member of the West Herr Nissan team! Dan is not a stranger to the automotive industry; he previously worked at a local dealership doing both sales and technician work. 

What he enjoys most about his job: It is truly a great company to work for…
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West Herr Wednesday: Meet Our HR Team!

Get to know our amazing Human Resources team!

Cheryl Byrne, Director of Human Resources

Cheryl joined West Herr back in September 2013. She has more than twenty-five years of experience working in Human Resources, previously working for insurance and manufacturing companies. She never expected to be working for an automotive dealer group, but she believes it's the best career move she's ever made!

What she loves about working for West Herr?
 "It is…
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Peter Hagberg Receives $5,000 After Buying Dream Car

(Pictured above: Kevin Haines (Nissan Lockport), Brandon Tandoi (Ford Rochester), Peter Hagberg, James Raymond (Nissan Lockport), & Jane Hagberg)

Peter Hagberg has been courageously battling a rare type of cancer called Waldenstrom Macroglobulinemia for the past year and a half. "Last year was kind of tough," Hagberg said. "I was in the hospital more than I was out, and I had an infection because of the chemo and I was in the house pretty much the…
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Ford Rochester: Construction Progress

Ford of Rochester needs space to make room for their new building, so stop by for the construction sale to see all of the great deals that they have to offer! 

The brand-new state-of-the-art facility will soon include:
  • Indoor vehicle delivery area
  • Over 400 new Fords on the ground
  • Over 100 pre-owned vehicles to choose from at the dealership

Take a look at the latest progress of the construction:
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West Herr Wednesday: Katie Calabrese

Meet Katie Calabrese!

Katie is our extraordinary finance & administrative assistant at our Ford Lincoln of Amherst location and will be a part of the West Herr family four years this July. Katie originally started as a finance assistant at the store, and her position has morphed into a bit of a hybrid role for the dealership. She is a valued member of the store and is always willing to help in any areas needed whether…
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West Herr Receives Family Business of the Year Award

(Photo credit: Niagara University)

Niagara University's College of Business Administration honored West Herr Automotive Group with the Family Business of the Year Award at the 26th Annual Business Appreciation & Accounting Banquet held April 25th. The banquet recognized four area business leaders and was emceed by WGRZ's anchor and NU alumna Maryalice Demler. 
A special thank you to all of our amazing employees that have helped us to earn this distinction with their hard…
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West Herr Wednesday: Meet Ron Kowalski!


Our West Herr Wednesday this week is Ron Kowalski, incredible Sales & Leasing Professional at our Dodge location. Ron has been a part of the West Herr Dodge family practically since it was acquired from Best Dodge in 1998. In 1999, Ron made the move into the automotive industry after 14 years of sales for a carpet cleaning service. He was originally going to start in the service department at the dealership, but was recommended for…
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West Herr Wednesday: Guy Schwindler

Meet Guy Schwindler!

Guy is a one of our hard-working technicians at our Buick GMC Cadillac store. He got his start in the automotive industry at Braun Cadillac, where he actually was hired by and worked with John Powers, who currently works as our Service Manager at the store. He went on to work at Jim Culligan Pontiac GMC for twenty-four years, Cappellino for about two and half years and Auction Direct for three years…
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