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
    Board of Directors:
    Chairman of Atomic Provisions (Atomic Cowboy, Denver Biscuit Company, Fat Sully, Frozen Gold, and Lights Out Burger)
  • 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

Meet The Advisory Board and C-Level Executive Team

  • Peter J Derschang, CPA Advisory Board of Directors and LWG Chief Financial Officer
  • Derek Wessels Advisory Board of Directors, LWG Chief Operating Officer and President of Automotive Division
  • Alan Mahrt Advisory Board of Directors and ASE Division Chief Operating Officer

Meet The National Office Division Leadership Team

Senior Vice Presidents

  • Lance Goeddel, JD
      Lance Goeddel, JD Sr. Vice President of LWG Legal Compliance & General Counsel
    • Susan Blaser
        Susan Blaser Sr. Vice President of ASE Finance

      Vice Presidents

      • Jonathan Rucker
          Jonathan Rucker Vice President of LWG Store Operations
        • Keith Lundquist
            Keith Lundquist Vice President of LW Midas Division Operations
          • James Gould
              James Gould Vice President of LW Big O
            • Chris Gray
                Chris Gray Vice President of LWG Accounting - 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 Vice President of LWG IT


                    • Connie Crosby
                        Connie Crosby Sr. Director of LWG Data Analytics
                      • Ryan Tully, CPA
                          Ryan Tully, CPA Director of LWG Accounting - Assistant Controller
                        • Sid Canchester
                            Sid Canchester Director of LWG Real Estate
                          • Jason Smith
                              Jason Smith Director of LWG Operational Initiatives


                            • Hanna Jerde
                                Hanna Jerde Sr. Manager of LWG Marketing
                              • Ciarra Shoemaker
                                  Ciarra Shoemaker Sr. Manager of LWG National Inventory
                                • Kathleen McDonald
                                    Kathleen McDonald Manager of LWG Human Resources
                                  • Melissa Perez
                                      Melissa Perez Manager of LWG Payroll
                                    • Nick Abiva
                                        Nick Abiva Coordinator of LWG Recruiting and Fleet

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

                                                                    East Coast Region

                                                                    • Brendan LaBarre
                                                                        Brendan LaBarre Regional Senior Director of LW Midas East Coast Operations
                                                                      • Chris Custer
                                                                          Chris Custer Regional Director of LW Midas East Coast Operations
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