Executive Team


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  • Scott Bieler
    President and CEO


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  • 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


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  • John Wabick
    Vice President


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  • Bill Loecher
    Vice President


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  • Stan Kicinski
    Chief Financial Officer


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  • Bethanne Hollis
    Variable Director


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  • John "JC" Conciardo
    Variable Director


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  • Jay Galligan
    Fixed Operations Director
    716-926-7073

    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.

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  • Tom Druzynski
    Service Director


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  • Jim Oliveri
    Parts Director


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  • Nate Wintringer
    Director of Technology

    Nate is the leader of our IT/Technology team.  He is responsible for creating the overall strategic direction of the technology infrastructure at West Herr.  He manages a team of IT professionals, all of whom have a variety of specialized skills, to execute the strategic vision across the entire network.


    Some Facts About Nate:

    Married with three children.

    Successfully trained and completed a marathon.

    Leads our Team West Herr fundraising efforts each year for the Hospice Walk. 

    West Herr career began in 2007.  

    Prior business experience at M&T Bank.

    Medaille College, Bachelor of Arts in Business Adminstration 
    ITT Technical Institute, Associates of Science in Computer Networking Systems.

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  • Ed Wagner
    Finance Director


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  • Ben Kicinski
    Used Car Director


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  • Paul Balbierz
    Director of Accounting


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  • Matt Lasher
    Marketing Director
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    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:

    LinkedIn

    Twitter

    Facebook

    Instagram

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  • Megan Evans
    Sr. Marketing Coordinator


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  • Brad Gelber
    Marketing Coordinator


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  • Cheryl Byrne
    Human Resource Director


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  • Julie Knupfer
    Human Resources


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  • Dawn Ballard
    Human Resources


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  • Felicia Drozdowski
    Human Resources Assistant
    (716) 926-7084


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  • Annette Smith
    Executive Assistant to Scott Bieler


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  • 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


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  • Kendra Ochal
    Executive Assistant - Variable Directors
    (716) 926-7079

    West Herr:

    While in college in 2005, I had a choice between accepting a position at Blockbuster Video or West Herr.  As you might imagine, I am thankful I choose West Herr! I began working in the service lane greeting customers at our then, Saturn of Orchard Park location.  Throughout my tenure I have worked in 3 different locations as an Administrative Assistant and Inventory Manager.  In 2015, I accepted a position as Executive Assistant and currently support the Variable Directors on the Executive team.

     

    College: Buffalo State College - BS in Art Education, Erie Community College - AA - Liberal Arts

     

    Personal: I am a commissioned artist part time that likes to do a myriad of projects - Pyrography, Stain Painting, Refinishing, Painting, Drawing, Sculpting, Photography. Most recently, I took a MIG Welding Class  - it was amazing!  Aside from creating,  I love to travel - my favorite place so far… Ireland!  One last fun fact is that I am a major country music fan and have seen over 250 country artists perform live!  

     

    My work can be viewed on:

    www.instagram.com/kengcreations


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  • Denise Murphy
    Legal


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  • Bruce Hoover
    General Counsel


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  • Roxanne Carrow
    Business Development Manager


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  • Sherri Callahan
    Project Manager
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  • Scott Jacobs
    Project Manager
    (716) 541-8837


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  • Mike Reisinger
    Corporate Trainer


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  • Ray Ammerman
    Customer Satisfaction Manager


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  • Brandon Tandoi
    New Vehicle Inventory Manager


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