Meet Our Management Team



Click on one of the people below to find out more information.

Executive Management

John Yark, Company President
419-842-7740


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Doug Kearns, Vice President
419-842-7848


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General Management

Mike Williams, Group General Manager
419-842-7762



Mike doesn't like pictures.

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DJ Yark, General Manager
419-842-7676

BMW Store

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Ross Lundquist, General Manager
419-842-7501


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Dave Boehm, Subaru - General Manager
General Manager
419-842-7445

Subaru  - Toledo, Ohio

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Scott Moewe, BMW - General Manager
General Manager
419-842-7813




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Eric Stewart, Nissan - General Manager
General Manager
419-842-7516



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Joe Papalexis, CJDR/Fiat/Alfa - GM
General Manager
419-842-7896






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Nick Longnecker, Chevy - GSM
General Sales Manager
419-878-5142


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Tony Kunisch, Toyota - GSM
419-842-7691

From Toledo, Tony has been at Yark Automotive since 2003. His favorite part about working at Yark is the friendly, but competitive, atmosphere. In his free time, Tony enjoys spending time with his family, and cheering on the Detroit Lions. His favorite cars are 1960s-1970s muscle cars.

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Bill Yark, Marketing Manager
419-842-7752


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Tim Eltschlager, BDC Manager
419-842-7720

Raised in Sylvania, Tim has been at Yark Automotive since 1993. In his role at Yark, he enjoys helping customers solve their automotive needs and services. In his free time, he enjoys spending time with his family, traveling in the west, and fitness. When it comes to cars, Tim's favorite is the 1978 Bandit Trans Am.

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Sales Management

Scott Thompson, Sales Manager - CJDR
419-842-7785


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Ryan Ritzler, CJDR - Sales Manager
419-842-7624


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Jake Mallet, CJDR - Sales Manager
419-842-7895

 


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Ryan Francis, Car Smart Sales Manager
419-794-5686

From Holland, OH, Ryan has been at Yark Automotive since 2011. His favorite part of his job is interacting with his customers and coworkers. Outside of work, Ryan enjoys spending time with his wife and twins. He is also a big Detroit Lions fan.

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Dave Thomas, Subaru - Sales Manager
419-842-7716

Dave has worked at Yark for 12 years. He is married and has 2 boys, Aiden and Alex. Outside of work, he enjoys hanging out with his kids, playing golf, and doing yard work. Dave says he cannot live without food, especially steak, pizza, and anything Italian. His favorite place to be is home in his basement watching a movie, or at the lake. The weirdest job he has ever had is working at Applebees. Dave's favorite car is a 1969 Camaro convertible. 

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Todd Reckley, Nissan - Sales Manager
419-842-7743


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Vince Simon, Toyota - Sales Manager
419-842-7985

From Toledo, Vince has been at Yark Automotive since 2011 and moved to the Toyota location in May of 2015. He couldn't be happier serving all the local communities within the Toledo Metropolitan and surrounding communities with the best product, Toyota, for the best company, Yark! In his free time, Vince enjoys spending time, and taking road trips, with his wife and five children. His favorite car is the Toyota 4Runner.

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Ross Rector, BMW - Sales Manager
419-842-7654


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Alex Williams, Chevy - Sales Manager
419-842-7513


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Rashad Spears, Subaru - Sales Manager
419-842-7592

 


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Jason Miller, Used - Sales Manager
419-842-7732


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Tim Duncan, Used - Sales Manager
419-842-7758


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John Young, Used - Sales Manager
419-842-7986


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Bob Lutz, Inventory Manager
419-842-7901

From Sylvania, Bob has been at Yark Automotive since 2003. His favorite part of his job is that every day comes with a new challenge and adventure. In his free time, Bob enjoys soccer, traveling, and cheering in Penn State. His favorite car is a Jeep Wrangler.

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Finance Management

DJ Supan, Finance Director
419-842-7850

From Cleveland, OH, DJ has been at Yark Automotive since 2003. In his role at Yark, he enjoys that every day is different and that he works with all types of different people. In his free time, he enjoys spending time with his family, and everything Cleveland. His favorite car is the Porsche Carrera GT.

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Calvin Wiley, Finance Director
419-842-7787

Raised in Detroit, MI, Calvin has been at Yark Automotive since 2010. In his role at Yark, he enjoys helping customers by giving the best customer service experience in every situation. In his free time, he enjoys sports, working out and spending time with his family.

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Seth Stichler, Finance Director
419-842-7955


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Brad Miranda, Toyota - Finance Director
419-842-7719

From Toledo, Brad has been at Yark Automotive since 2012. His favorite part of his job is meeting new people every day and helping them get into new vehicles. Outside of work, Brad enjoys golfing, and watching Ohio State football with his family. His favorite car is the Dodge Charger Hellcat.

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Service Management

Tom Davies, Fixed Ops Director
419-842-7881


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Mike Hehl, CJDR - Service Manager
419-842-7845

From Whitehouse, OH, Mike has been at Yark Automotive since 2004. His favorite part of his job is working with customers and building relationships with them. His first job was working on semi-trailer tarps. In his free time Mike enjoys riding his Harley, and spending time with his wife. His favorite thing about cars is all the different ways they can be customized. His favorite is the 1964 Lincoln Continental.

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Keith Wallace, BMW - Service Manager
419-842-7976


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Nick Coleman, Toyota - Service Manager
419-893-7575


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Rick Nijakowski, Nissan - Service Manager
419-842-7757

Rick has been working for Yark Auto Group since February 2016. Prior to Yark, he worked with Toledo and Signature Harley-Davidson for almost 10 years. His first paying job at the age of 13 was helping to keep a campground clean and functional. To help pay for the hot rod he was always working on in high school, Rick worked at Rudy's Hot Dog. His favorite part of working at Yark is the concept of putting our customers first. He feels good knowing that we are all working to accomplish and focus on the right things every day. Rick is married to a wonderful person, DeEtte Nijakowski. She runs the Tim Hortons they own. She is an excellent chef and she loves the food industry! He would like to open a small diner someday to showcase her cooking. He is a HUGE Ohio State Fan and loves college football! He tries to make it to a couple games a year and always looks forward to the tough game from the Team Up North. It is always fun in this area with all the fans from both sides! He has many hobbies including motorcycles. He has 5 or 6 and even has one showcased in his house. His wife is a pet lover, and they have exotic cats and even pet goats. As for cars, Rick's favorite is the Corvette. He has always loved them growing up. Someday maybe he will have a couple cool ones like John!

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Ben Shurts, Chevy - Service/Parts Manager
419-878-5125


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Steve Calevro, Subaru - Service Manager
419-842-7869

Raised in Perrysburg, Ohio, Steve has been at Yark Automotive since 2017. In his role at Yark, Steve enjoys working with customers to ensure they are satisfied with our service and their vehicle. His first job was working as a grounds keeper at the Star 105.5 radio station. In his free time, he enjoys spending time with his family, hunting and fishing, and cheering on the Indians, Red Wings, and Packers. When it comes to cars, Steve likes pickup trucks.


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Tyrone McCluney, Reconditioning Manager
419-842-7902


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Jay Yark, Reconditioning Manager
419-842-7627


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Parts Management

Dave Lucas, Chevy - Parts/Service Manager
419-878-5124


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Don Espen, CJDR - Parts Manager
419-842-7868

Raised in Bowling Green, Don has been at Yark Automotive since 1991. Since his first job at a Sherwin Williams paint store, Don has worked his way up from a parts drive and advisor at another local dealer, to Parts Manager at Yark. He says it is the best move he ever made! He loves being part of a growing organization and interacting with the people who make it happen. When he isn't at work, Don enjoys traveling with his wife, and spending time with their three daughters and their families. Especially his new granddaughter! He also enjoys cheering on Detroit sports. When it comes to cars, Don enjoys seeing technology evolve over the years. He would love to own a 1963 Corvette Stingray Coupe, Split rear window with Fuel Injection, with the 327 CI and 360HP.

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Paul Bauer, Toyota - Parts Manager
419-897-3901

From Holland, OH, Paul has been at Yark Automotive since 2015. Prior to Yark, he worked in the automotive industry in service, sales, and parts. In his free time, Paul enjoys boating, biking, and water skiing. His favorite car is the El Camino GT40 Ford.

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Rueben Smith, Nissan - Parts Manager
419-842-7532


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Rod Krueger, Wholesale - Parts Manager
419-841-7871

Rod has been at Yark Automotive since 1991. In his free time, he enjoys riding his Harley motorcycle across the country. When it comes to cars, Rod's favorite is the 1969 GTO Judge.

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Yark Automotive Group is where you can find your next new or used car, truck, SUV, crossover, or minivan. We carry a wide range of makes and models in our new vehicle inventory including Alfa Romeo, Fiat, BMW, Subaru, Toyota, Nissan, Chevrolet, Chrysler, Jeep, Dodge, and Ram

You can trust the experts at Yark Auto for information on any of our new 2017 models. When you're ready to buy, contact us and we'll help you with financing! Our staff can also help you find money-saving incentive offers and discounts! We look forward to meeting you and working with you on your next new vehicle purchase. Visit our Toledo, OH, area dealerships to meet our knowledgeable and professional team, or contact us to speak with a sales manager today!