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

  • Judd K. Shader Founder and Executive Chairman of the Board of Directors
    Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Leeds West Groups
    Board of Directors:
    Chairman of Atomic Provisions (Atomic Cowboy, Denver Biscuit Company, Fat Sully, Frozen Gold, and Lights Out Burger)
  • Joshua A. Weinreich Board of Directors
    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)
  • 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 
  • 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

Meet The Advisory Board and C-Level Executive Team

Meet The National Office Division Leadership Team

Vice Presidents

  • Jonathan Rucker
    Jonathan Rucker Vice President of LWG Store Operations
  • Preston Brown
    Preston Brown Vice President of LW Big O Division Operations
  • Keith Lundquist
    Keith Lundquist Vice President of LW Midas Division Operations
  • Chris Gray
    Chris Gray Vice President of LWG Accounting - Senior Controller
  • Lydia Plourde
    Lydia Plourde Vice President of LWG Human Resources
  • J McElroy
    J McElroy Vice President of LWG Inventory


  • James Gould
    James Gould Director of Operations
  • Kathleen McDonald
    Kathleen McDonald Director of HR & Payroll
  • Christine Perry
    Christine Perry Director of Marketing
  • Ryan Tully
    Ryan Tully Director of LWG Accounting


  • Ciarra Shoemaker
    Ciarra Shoemaker Sr. Manager of LWG National Inventory
  • Nick Abiva
    Nick Abiva Manager of Facility Maintenance
  • Armando Fernandez
    Armando Fernandez Manager of LWG IT
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