Executive Team

  • Scott Bieler

    Scott Bieler

    President and CEO

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    Scott Bieler

    Scott Bieler

    President and CEO

    A native of Orchard Park, Scott Bieler began his career with the West Herr Automotive Group in 1975 as a salesman, was promoted to Sales management in 1979, General Manager in 1981, and became President in 1997, and has been majority owner since 2000, along with his partners; Brad Hafner, John Wabick and Bill Loecher. Employing over 2,300 people, he has helped grow the company to become the largest automotive group in New York State and the 22nd largest auto group in the country.

    Scott’s community involvement has been extensive through the years. He is the Vice Chair of the Roswell Park Alliance Foundation Board, and co-chaired their capital campaign to build the new Bieler Clinical Sciences Center, Board of Director for Visit Buffalo Niagara, Invest Buffalo Niagara and Daemen College, and a member of the Greater Buffalo Racial Equity Roundtable. Scott served on the Upstate New York Federal Reserve Regional Advisory Board for 5 years and has also served on the Boards of the Buffalo Zoo, Buffalo Niagara Partnership, and Hilbert College.

    His civic efforts have been recognized numerous times; He and Kathy Lasher recently received the Theodore Roosevelt Inaugural Site Foundation’s Exemplary Citizenship Award, he has been named an Outstanding Citizen by The Buffalo News, received the Canisius College Distinguished Citizen Award, and Roswell Park’s Katherine Anne Gioia Inspiration Award, and recognized as the Outstanding Philanthropist through the Association of Fundraising Professionals among other honors.

    Scott’s community involvement has been extensive through the years. He is the Vice Chair of the Roswell Park Alliance Foundation Board, and co-chaired their capital campaign to build the new Bieler Clinical Sciences Center, Board of Director for Visit Buffalo Niagara and Invest Buffalo Niagara, a member of the Greater Buffalo Racial Equity Roundtable, and is the Chairman of the Contribution Committee for the Ford Friendship Express van donation program. Scott served on the Upstate New York Federal Reserve Regional Advisory Board for 5 years and has also served on the Boards of the Buffalo Zoo, Buffalo Niagara Partnership, and Hilbert College, where he received an Honorary Degree, Doctor of Humane Letters.

    Scott’s civic efforts have been recognized numerous times; He and Kathy Lasher recently received the Theodore Roosevelt Inaugural Site Foundation’s Exemplary Citizenship Award, he has been named an Outstanding Citizen by The Buffalo News, received the Canisius College Distinguished Citizen Award, and Roswell Park’s Katherine Anne Gioia Inspiration Award, and recognized as the Outstanding Philanthropist through the Association of Fundraising Professionals among other honors.

  • Brad Hafner

    Brad Hafner

    Chairman

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    Brad Hafner

    Brad Hafner

    Chairman

    ***NOTE – the bio below was written by Mr. Hafner. West Herr makes no claims or endorsements about these representations. Read at your own risk : )***

    MY “BIO”

    BIRTH 10/14/1928

    DEATH ANYBODY’S GUESS

    EDUCATION – QUIT HIGH SCHOOL AND JOINED THE U.S. NAVY IN THE 1940’S (WE WON IN SPITE OF ME)

    CAREER – WORKED FOR FORD FINAL ASSEMBLY PLANT FOR 8 DAYS (THAT WAS 7 DAYS TOO MANY)

    WORKED FOR BELL AIRCRAFT FOR 9 YEARS. TOOK ME THAT LONG TO PUT THEM OUT OF BUSINESS

    WORKED AT WEST HERR IN SALES FOR “60 YEARS” WHY??? COULD NOT FIND ANYTHING BETTER

    ATHLETIC ABILITY – WISH I WAS AS GOOD AS I THOUGHT I WAS

    MARRIED “65 YEARS” – AND THEY SAID IT WOULDN’T LAST

    MY ONE CLAIM TO FAME……

    I HIRED SCOTT BIELER WHEN HE WAS 21 YEARS OF AGE

  • John Wabick

    John Wabick

    Vice President

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    John Wabick

    John Wabick

    Vice President

  • Bill Loecher

    Bill Loecher

    Vice President

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    Bill Loecher

    Bill Loecher

    Vice President

  • Stan Kicinski

    Stan Kicinski

    Chief Financial Officer

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    Stan Kicinski

    Stan Kicinski

    Chief Financial Officer

  • Bethanne Hollis

    Bethanne Hollis

    Vice President of Variable Operations

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    Bethanne Hollis

    Bethanne Hollis

    Vice President of Variable Operations

  • Charles Hardy

    Charles Hardy

    Variable Director

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    Charles Hardy

    Charles Hardy

    Variable Director

  • Justin Rojek

    Justin Rojek

    Variable Director

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    Justin Rojek

    Justin Rojek

    Variable Director

  • Julia Foit

    Julia Foit

    Paralegal

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    Julia Foit

    Julia Foit

    Paralegal

  • Maria DeCarlo

    Maria DeCarlo

    Administrative Assistant

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    Maria DeCarlo

    Maria DeCarlo

    Administrative Assistant

  • E.J. Snyder

    E.J. Snyder

    General Counsel

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    E.J. Snyder

    E.J. Snyder

    General Counsel

  • John "JC" Conciardo

    John "JC" Conciardo

    Variable Director

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    John "JC" Conciardo

    Variable Director

  • Jay Galligan

    Jay Galligan

    Vice President of Fixed Operations

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    Jay Galligan

    Jay Galligan

    Vice President of Fixed Operations

    Family – Married to my best friend Melanie for 20 amazing years. We have 2 children, JP and Taylor, who’s success and happiness are our mission.

    History at West Herr – Started at Ford Hamburg Service in 1994. I have worn many hats including: Warranty Administrator, Appointment Coordinator, Service Advisor, Collision CSR, Collision Manager, Service Manager, Service Director and my current position.

    Interests – Skiing almost anywhere with family and friends. Hosting great events at my house, because my best allocation of time should be spent with the people I care about the most. Podcasts are my guilty pleasure. I also have to mow my lawn 1-2 times per week… my lawn mower is my stress reliever.

    My goals – Inspire through leadership, listen and learn before responding or reacting, and be generous with my time and attention.

  • Tom Druzynski

    Tom Druzynski

    Service Director

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    Tom Druzynski

    Tom Druzynski

    Service Director

  • Jim Oliveri

    Jim Oliveri

    Parts Director

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    Jim Oliveri

    Jim Oliveri

    Parts Director

  • Christopher Tkaczyk

    Christopher Tkaczyk

    Director of Collision Operations

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    Christopher Tkaczyk

    Christopher Tkaczyk

    Director of Collision Operations

  • Mark Zeisz

    Mark Zeisz

    Director of Safety & Implementation

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    Mark Zeisz

    Mark Zeisz

    Director of Safety & Implementation

  • Nate Wintringer

    Nate Wintringer

    Director of Technology

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    Nate Wintringer

    Nate Wintringer

    Director of Technology

  • Ed Wagner

    Ed Wagner

    Finance Director

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    Ed Wagner

    Ed Wagner

    Finance Director

  • Benjamin Kicinski

    Benjamin Kicinski

    Used Car Director

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    Benjamin Kicinski

    Benjamin Kicinski

    Used Car Director

  • Paul Balbierz

    Paul Balbierz

    Director of Accounting

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    Paul Balbierz

    Paul Balbierz

    Director of Accounting

  • Latricia Davis

    Latricia Davis

    Director of Inclusion, Equity and Diversity

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    Latricia Davis

    Latricia Davis

    Director of Inclusion, Equity and Diversity

  • Jim Mulka

    Jim Mulka

    Director of Facilities

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    Jim Mulka

    Jim Mulka

    Director of Facilities

  • Sherri Callahan

    Sherri Callahan

    Director of Recruiting for Variable Ops

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    Sherri Callahan

    Sherri Callahan

    Director of Recruiting for Variable Ops

  • Scott Jacobs

    Scott Jacobs

    Director of Recruiting for Fixed Ops

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    Scott Jacobs

    Scott Jacobs

    Director of Recruiting for Fixed Ops

  • Matt Lasher

    Matt Lasher

    Marketing Director

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    Matt Lasher

    Matt Lasher

    Marketing Director

    Fun facts about me:

    Ambition: To become a good storyteller.

    Personal: Married to Tiffany, and we have four beautiful children together. They are my ‘why’.

    Life before West Herr: Previously worked in sales and marketing roles at Nissan North America in Los Angeles, then left to start an online clothing company selling t-shirts out of the trunk of my car.

    Education: University of Colorado at Boulder – Leeds School of Business – BSBA with emphasis in Marketing and certificate in Entrepreneurship

    Career at West Herr: Started in 2009 – Sales Professional, Finance Manager, Sales Manager, Used Car Manager, Marketing Manager, Marketing Director

    Connect with me:

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  • Megan Evans

    Megan Evans

    Marketing Manager

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    Megan Evans

    Megan Evans

    Marketing Manager

  • Brad Gelber

    Brad Gelber

    Social Media Manager

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    Brad Gelber

    Brad Gelber

    Social Media Manager

  • Cheryl Byrne

    Cheryl Byrne

    Human Resources Director

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    Cheryl Byrne

    Cheryl Byrne

    Human Resources Director

  • Dawn Balland

    Dawn Balland

    Human Resources

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    Dawn Balland

    Dawn Balland

    Human Resources

  • Felicia Drozdowski

    Felicia Drozdowski

    Human Resources

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    Felicia Drozdowski

    Felicia Drozdowski

    Human Resources

  • Lindsay Karney

    Lindsay Karney

    HR Administrator

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    Lindsay Karney

    Lindsay Karney

    HR Administrator

  • Kim Rishel

    Kim Rishel

    HR Administrator

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    Kim Rishel

    Kim Rishel

    HR Administrator

  • Annette Smith

    Annette Smith

    Executive Assistant to Scott Bieler

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    Annette Smith

    Annette Smith

    Executive Assistant to Scott Bieler

  • Tracey Duffy

    Tracey Duffy

    Executive Assistant to Scott Bieler

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    Tracey Duffy

    Tracey Duffy

    Executive Assistant to Scott Bieler

  • Katie Diamond

    Katie Diamond

    Executive Assistant to John Wabick

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    Katie Diamond

    Katie Diamond

    Executive Assistant to John Wabick

    Fun Facts about Me:

    Ambition: To travel to all 50 states with my family, we have 26 down and will add 11 to the total this summer

    Personal: Married to Tony, and we have three children – two adults out on their own and one teenager still at home.

    Life before West Herr: After a short stint in property management, I spent a year working in a battered women’s shelter as a volunteer coordinator/case manager. After that I moved from Massachusetts to Orchard Park where I spent 22 years working for an insurance company in an administrative capacity.

    College: Fairfield University, Fairfield CT – BA in Psychology

    Career at West Herr: Started in 2016 – Executive Assistant to John Wabick, Vice President

  • Elizabeth Hall

    Elizabeth Hall

    Executive Assistant

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    Elizabeth Hall

    Elizabeth Hall

    Executive Assistant

  • Denise Murphy

    Denise Murphy

    Legal

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    Denise Murphy

    Denise Murphy

    Legal

  • Bruce Hoover

    Bruce Hoover

    General Counsel

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    Bruce Hoover

    Bruce Hoover

    General Counsel

  • Roxanne Carrow

    Roxanne Carrow

    Business Development Manager

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    Roxanne Carrow

    Roxanne Carrow

    Business Development Manager

  • Ray Ammerman

    Ray Ammerman

    Customer Satisfaction Manager

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    Ray Ammerman

    Ray Ammerman

    Customer Satisfaction Manager

  • Brandon Tandoi

    Brandon Tandoi

    New Vehicle Inventory Manager

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    Brandon Tandoi

    Brandon Tandoi

    New Vehicle Inventory Manager

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