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
    Summit School Board of Education
    Former Global Head of Hedge Funds:
    Deutsche Bank
    Former Board of Directors:
    Alliance Bernstein (NASDAQ: AB)
  • 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)
    Former SEC Associate Director:
    Division of Investment Management 
  • Mark A. Shader Board of Directors
    Former President:
    Best Rental Centers
    Former Senior Executive Vice President:
    Service Merchandise
  • Benjamin M. Lefkowitz Board of Directors
    Co-founder of Riverwood Properties
  • Markus Hockenson Board of Directors
    Former Chief Executive Officer & Board of Directors Member:
    International Car Wash Group (ICW)
    Former Chief Executive Officer:
    Vision Group Holdings
    Former Senior Vice President:
    TBC Corporation
    Advance Auto Parts

Advisory Board and C-Level Executive Team

Division Leaders

Senior Vice Presidents

  • Lance Goeddel, JD
      Lance Goeddel, JD Sr. Vice President of LWG Legal Compliance & General Counsel
    • 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
            • 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
                            • Jason Smith
                                Jason Smith Director of LWG Operational Initiatives


                              • Ryan Tully, CPA
                                  Ryan Tully, CPA Sr. Manager of LWG Accounting
                                • Hanna Jerde
                                    Hanna Jerde Sr. Manager of LWG Marketing
                                  • Ciarra Shoemaker
                                      Ciarra Shoemaker Manager of LWG National Inventory
                                    • Kathleen McDonald
                                        Kathleen McDonald Manager of LWG Human Resources

                                      National Field Leadership Team

                                      West Region

                                      • Shane Welborn
                                          Shane Welborn Regional Director of LW Midas Colorado Operations
                                        • Trey Good
                                            Trey Good Regional Director of Big O Tires Colorado
                                          • Jaime Valles
                                              Jaime Valles Regional Director of Big O Tires New Mexico

                                            Mid-West Region

                                            • Rob Wanson
                                                Rob Wanson Regional Senior Director of LW Midas Division Mid-West Operations
                                              • Tony Montani
                                                  Tony Montani Regional Director of LW Midas Division Mid-West Operations
                                                • Bob King
                                                    Bob King Regional Director of ASE Midas Nebraska
                                                  • Adam Walters
                                                      Adam Walters Regional Director of ASE Midas Kansas
                                                    • Zach McEntire
                                                        Zach McEntire Regional Director of ASE Midas Missouri
                                                      • Steve Cascio
                                                          Steve Cascio Regional Director of ASE Midas Oklahoma
                                                        • Brandon Carpe
                                                            Brandon Carpe Regional Director of ASE Midas Iowa
                                                          • Chris Andersen
                                                              Chris Andersen Regional Director of ASE Midas Kansas
                                                            • Jason Sager
                                                                Jason Sager Regional Director of ASE Midas Kansas
                                                              • Bryan Peregrine
                                                                  Bryan Peregrine District Manager of Big O Tires Ohio & Kentucky

                                                                East Coast Region

                                                                • Bill Wilson
                                                                    Bill Wilson Regional Senior Director of LW Midas East Coast Operations
                                                                  • Brendan LaBarre
                                                                      Brendan LaBarre Regional Director of LW Midas East Coast Operations
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