Meet Our Management Team



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Executive Management

John Yark, Company President
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Doug Kearns, Vice President
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General Management

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

Joe has worked at Yark Automotive Group for 14 years. Outside of work, he enjoys spending time with family and going to sporting events. Joe's favorite place to be is home with his family. 



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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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Billy Yark, Group Marketing & eCommerce
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

Scott has worked at Yark since November of 2003. He is married and has a 13 year old step daughter and twins that were born in February. Outside of work, Scott plays a lot of golf. One thing he cannot live without is vacation and having time away to relax. His favorite places to be are St. Pete Beach and Hawaii. The weirdest job he has ever had is working at Chuck E. Cheese when he was 17. Scott's favorite car is a Tesla.

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

Ryan has worked at Yark Automotive for 12 years. He is married and has two sons that are 4 and 8. Outside of work, he enjoys golfing and playing with his kids. Ryan says that he cannot live without food and water, of course, but he also cannot live without his family. His favorite place to be is anywhere with a beach. The weirdest job he has ever had was doing landscaping for a graveyard. Ryan's favorite car is a Jeep Wrangler.

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

 
Jake has been with Yark Automotive Group for 5 years. He has two brothers (one works at Yark), and he recently got engaged. He has a boxer and a boxer hound pit bull mix, and their names are Dallas and Cali. Outside of work, Jake enjoys golfing, hanging out with family, going to sporting events, snowboarding, and anything sports related. One thing he cannot live without is quality time with his pups. His favorite place to be is anywhere where there is a sandy beach, most recently Cabo. The weirdest job Jake has ever had was working at a driving range and batting cage where he had to drive around and pick up golf balls. He says people would always try to tee off at him! Jake's favorite car is his car, a 2017 BMW 540.

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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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John Campbell, Nissan Sales Manager
419-842-7621

From Greenville, SC, John has been at Yark Automotive since 2017. In his role at Yark, he enjoys interacting with his coworkers. He enjoys golfing, cars, tattoos, cheering on the Pittsburgh Steelers. His favorite car is his 75th Anniversary Jeep Wrangler Unlimited.

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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

Raised in Toledo, Ross has been at Yark Automotive since 2016. Prior to Yark, he worked in banking for 10 years. When we was younger he had a landscaping business with his brother. In his free time, Ross enjoys spending time with his wife and daughter. They like to go to playgrounds and parks. He also enjoys movies and experiencing new restaurants. 

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


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

Rashad has worked at Yark Automotive for 11 years. He has a beautiful wife, Brittany Spears, who he has been married to for one year now, along with two beautiful kids, Valencia who is 9 years old, and Milanna who is 4 months old. They are his world. Rashad's favorite things to do outside of work are going to sporting events, spending time with his family, and going on vacations. One thing he cannot live without is his family. The weirdest job he has ever had is working for Expresso Car Wash. 

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


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

Tim has worked at Yark Automotive for 10 years. He has 3 daughters, a stepson, and recently got married. His favorite thing to do is spend time with his kids. They love to fish, swim, and go to the park. One thing he cannot live without is his kids. Tim's favorite car is his '68 Cadillac Deville Southside.

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

John has worked at Yark for just over 5 years. He is married and has 3 kids and 1 grandchild. His favorite things to do outside of work are cooking and hanging out with his family. One thing he cannot live without is time with his family, and his favorite place to be is his backyard. The weirdest job that John has ever had is being the mouse at Chuck E. Cheese when he was 16. His favorite car is a '77 Volkswagen Beetle.

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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

Seth has worked at Yark Automotive for 3 years. He and his wife, Holly, have 2 sons, Easton and Boston, and a daughter, MaKenna. Outside of work, Seth enjoys fishing with his kids and golfing. One thing he cannot live without is his family. His favorite place to be is the golf course. Seth says he has not had any weird jobs, but he worked at a bank prior to working at Yark. His favorite car is a Dodge Viper.


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Brett Ritchie, Subaru Finance Director
419-842-7930

Raised in Toledo, Brett has been at Yark Automotive since 2018. In his role at Yark, he enjoys interacting with customers and working with his coworkers. In his free time, he enjoys playing guitar. His favorite car is the classic NSX.

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Nick Russell, Nissan Finance Manager
419-842-7944

From Northwood, OH, Nick has been at Yark Automotive since 2015. His favorite part of his job is turning coworkers and customers into friends. In his free time Nick enjoys watching and playing sports. His favorite teams are the Buckeyes and the Dallas Cowboys. His favorite thing about cars is the evolving technology and safety features.

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Service Management

Tom Davies, Collision Center Director
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Mike Hehl, CJDRF - 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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Tyrone McCluney, CJDRF Production Manager
419-842-7902


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Keith Wallace, BMW & Chevy - Service Director
419-842-7976

Hometown: Lambertville, Michigan

Keith has worked at Yark Automotive since October of 1989. He has 3 children and a grandchild. His sons are in college and his daughter is a teacher. His wife is an elementary school teacher and Keith actually used to be a teacher too! Outside of work he enjoys doing anything outdoors like hiking and fishing. He also enjoys reading and restoring cars. One thing Keith cannot live without is his family. His favorite places to be are Northern Michigan and Canada. The weirdest job he has ever had was cleaning a butcher shop. Keith's favorite car is his '65 Dodge Coronet.

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Nick Coleman, Toyota - Service Manager
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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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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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Jay Yark, Reconditioning Manager
419-842-7627

From Sylvania, OH, Jay has been at Yark Automotive since 2000. His favorite part of his job is working with a great group of people. His first job was at Yark mowing lawns, and he has been in his current role since returning after graduating college. In his free time he enjoys cheering on the Buckeyes. It's no surprise that cars are one of Jay's lifelong passions! 

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Parts Management

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


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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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Dawn Hamilton, Wholesale - Parts Manager
419-842-7866


Raised in Toledo, Dawn has been at Yark Automotive since 1988. In her role at Yark, Dawn enjoys building relationships with her coworkers. In her free time, she enjoys quilting, gardening, and spending time with her grandkids. When it comes to cars, her favorite is the 1969 Mustang.

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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 2019-2020 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!