Meet the Team

LWG is built around the simple ideas of customer service first through world class processes in aftermarket franchise automotive repair allowing LWG to create growth opportunities in the under capitalized franchise automotive repair space. Utilizing a world class infrastructure across multiple retail brands/POS systems using synergies and technologies, with a world class leading retail operating team. Along with allowing for investments into new stores, outside investment, and real estate capital placements. 

With this mindset and now world class infrastructure and team in place, LWG has grown into one of the premier automotive and automotive real estate companies in the United States over the last ten years.

Meet the Board

Board of Directors

  • Joshua A. Weinreich Chairman of the Board

    Board of Directors:

    E*Trade Financial (NASDAQ: ETFC)

    Independent Director of Skybridge Capital Hedge Fund Portfolios

    House Party, Inc.

    New Jersey Pandemic Relief Fund

    Food Bank of New Jersey

    Brrr, LLC

  • Judd K. Shader Chief Executive Officer/Board of Directors

    Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Leeds West Groups

  • David H. B. Smith, Jr. JD Board of Directors

    Board of Directors:

    Northern Trust Bank (NASDAQ: NTRS)

    Illinois Tool Works Inc. (ITW) (NASDAQ: ITW)

  • Benjamin M. Lefkowitz Board of Directors

    Co-founder of Riverwood Properties, LLC

Advisory Board and C-Level Executive Team

Division Leaders

Senior Vice Presidents

  • Kathy Bray
      Kathy Bray Sr. Vice President of LWG Operations Solutions
    • Susan Blaser
        Susan Blaser Sr. Vice President of ASE Finance

      Vice Presidents

      • To Be Announced
          To Be Announced Vice President of LW Midas Division Operations
        • Brian Giles
            Brian Giles Vice President of ASE Operations
          • Jim Andersen
              Jim Andersen Vice President of ASE Operations
            • James Gould
                James Gould Vice President of LW Big O
              • Chris Gray
                  Chris Gray Vice President of LWG Senior Controller
                • Lydia Strand
                    Lydia Strand Vice President of LWG Human Resources
                  • J McElroy
                      J McElroy Vice President of LWG Inventory


                    • Mike Kennerson
                        Mike Kennerson Sr. Director of LWG IT
                      • Connie Crosby
                          Connie Crosby Sr. Director of LWG Data Analytics
                        • Priscilla Phelps
                            Priscilla Phelps Sr. Director of LWG Payroll
                          • Sid Canchester
                              Sid Canchester Director of LWG Executive Initiatives


                            • Ryan Tully
                                Ryan Tully Sr. Manager of LWG Accounting
                              • Hanna Jerde
                                  Hanna Jerde Sr. Manager of LWG Marketing
                                • Jason Smith
                                    Jason Smith Sr. Manager of LWG Recruiting & Fleet Operations
                                  • Ciarra Shoemaker
                                      Ciarra Shoemaker Manager of LWG National Inventory

                                    National Field Leadership Team

                                    West Region

                                    • Mindy Chavez
                                        Mindy Chavez Director of LW Midas Colorado Operations
                                      • Jaime Valles
                                          Jaime Valles Big O Tires New Mexico
                                        • Wil Cancanon
                                            Wil Cancanon Big O Tires Colorado (Denver Metro: East)
                                          • Bryan Peregrine
                                              Bryan Peregrine Big O Tires North Colorado
                                            • D Dzajic
                                                D Dzajic Big O Tires West Colorado

                                              Mid-West Region

                                              • Rob Wanson
                                                  Rob Wanson Senior Director of LW Midas Division Mid-West Operations
                                                • Tony Montani
                                                    Tony Montani Director of LW Midas Division Mid-West Operations
                                                  • Bob King
                                                      Bob King ASE Midas Nebraska
                                                    • Adam Walters
                                                        Adam Walters ASE Midas Kansas
                                                      • Zach McEntire
                                                          Zach McEntire ASE Midas Missouri
                                                        • Steve Cascio
                                                            Steve Cascio ASE Midas Oklahoma
                                                          • Brandon Carpe
                                                              Brandon Carpe ASE Midas Iowa
                                                            • Chris Andersen
                                                                Chris Andersen ASE Midas Kansas
                                                              • Jason Sager
                                                                  Jason Sager ASE Midas Kansas

                                                                East Coast Region

                                                                • Bill Wilson
                                                                    Bill Wilson Senior Director of LW Midas East Coast Operations
                                                                  • Matt Lee
                                                                      Matt Lee Director of LW Midas East Coast Operations
                                                                    • Brendan LaBarre
                                                                        Brendan LaBarre Assistant Director of LW Midas East Coast Operations
                                                                      • Sean Bradley
                                                                          Sean Bradley Midas Pennsylvania & Delaware
                                                                        • Jim Leary
                                                                            Jim Leary Midas Pennsylvania
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