Staff


Click on one of the people below to find out more information.

Management

Bill Wertheim
General Manager
716-740-6011


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Eric Taft
General Sales Manager
716-740-6021


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Clayton Fanning
Used Car Manager
716-400-4207

Hello, my name is Clayton Fanning and I am the Pre-Owned Sales Manager here at Ray Laks Honda. I began working in the auto business in 2000 and have been with Ray Laks Honda since 2015. I've always enjoyed helping friends, family, and new customers find the right vehicle for them. Outside of work I enjoy watching sports, especially the Bills, Sabres, and Yankees. I always enjoy being with my family, whether it be camping or just hanging out in the yard.  

If there is anything I can do to make your next purchase a smooth and easy process, please feel free to contact me!

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Tim Metzger
New Car Manager
716-740-6000


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Quinton Jacobs
Floor Manager


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Sales

Michael Johnson
716-740-6024


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Frank Bellini
716-824-6300

Hello, my name is Frank Bellini and I am from Pottstown, Pennsylvania. I've been in automotive sales for 7 years and with Ray Laks Honda for six and a half of those years. I have a Bachelor's degree in Business Administration and hold a Silver Membership on Honda's Council of Leadership. In my spare time I enjoy spending time with my dog and cat, as well as cooking, reading, and spectating at auto races. I love every Honda we sell, especially the Civic Si Coupe, and would recommend that all my customers buy a Honda!


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Tyler Daniels
386-214-5711

Hi, my name is Tyler Daniels and I am from Daytona Beach, Florida. I have just recently joined Ray Laks Honda and the automotive sales industry. I've been a Honda Civic owner for 8 years and what I love most about Honda is their reliability and value. My hobbies include bowling, home brewing, camping, looking for evidence of bigfoot, playing instruments and sports. I have two dogs, named Lady and Teddy, and have had my Florida real estate license for 6 years. I've bowled 6 perfect games and I also speak German.

Tdaniels@raylaks.com


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Alex Laks
716-225-4315

Hi, my name is Alex Laks and I've been working for Ray Laks Honda for 7 years. I'm from Orchard Park, New York and have two dogs. I believe Honda builds a great brand and great vehicles. I love all their products and personally own two Civics and a CR-V. 


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Bruce Maurer
716-740-6046

Hello, my name is Bruce Maurer and I'm from Hamburg, New York. I have a cat named Rambo and a German Shephard named Wally. I've been with Ray Laks Honda for 31 years and I can tell you that I like all the vehicles Honda has to offer. My advice to our customers would be to have fun! You don't do this often!


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Bob Meer
716-740-6043

My name is Bob Meer and I've been in the car business and with Ray Laks Honda for 7 years! Previously, I was in the furniture business for 23 years as a rep. I have four sons and two grandsons whom I enjoy spending time with. I am also an avid golfer and hockey player.

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Bob Plewik
716-740-6026

Hi, my name is Bob Plewik and I have been in the automobile industry for 40 years! I have worked for Ray Laks Honda for 15 years in the sales department and have really enjoyed working for the Laks Family. Over the years I have sold cars to hundreds of customers while at Ray Laks Honda. To my customers I would like to say thank you for placing your trust in me and our dealership! Our service department has made this all possible as well, because Ray Laks customers have come to expect and get the best service here. 

I have lived in Western New York my whole life. I love to hunt, fish, golf, and spend time with my family. I find hunting, fishing, and golfing with my grandson's just the best! 

Rest assured if you call or e-mail I will respond quickly, as humanly possible! My customers are important to me, and I am always ready to help! 


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Chuck Riso
716-740-6023

Hello, my name is Chuck Riso and I have been at Ray Laks Honda for 28 years. I've been a member of Honda's Council of Sales Leadership for 26 years, and at Gold Master level for 20 of those years. I have also been a national finalist in the Honda Customer-Focused Walk-Around competition twice. I am married with two daughters and enjoy golfing with my youngest, who is a competitive collegiate golfer. I am also a wine enthusiast. 


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Jacob Rospierski
716-353-5713

Hello, my name is Jake Rospierski and I am from Alden, New York. I've only just begun my journey at Ray Laks Honda and as a car salesman, but I was previously a mechanic for 4 years. In my spare time I enjoy sports such as motocross, hockey, and golf. What I love most about Honda is their reliability. My favorite vehicle is the Type-R.

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James Schuh
716-740-6029

Hi, my name is James Schuh and I've been with Ray Laks Honda for 5 years.


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Jaskaran Singh


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Jennifer Slomba
716-638-0503


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Bill Szymanski


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Internet Sales

Karen Haines
Internet Sales Manager
716-740-6048

Hello, my name is Karen Haines and I have been with Ray Laks Honda for 29 years. I am the co-chair of fundraising for Sadie's Safe Harbor Canine Rescue, which I volunteer at regularly. My hobbies include anything dog related! 


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Joe Minkiewicz
BDC Administrator
716-740-6051


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Service

Michelle Wald
BDC Administrator
716-740-6049


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John Cahalan
Service Manager
716-740-6097

Hello, my name is John Cahalan and I am the Service Manager here at Ray Laks Honda. I'm from Buffalo, New York and have been in this industry for 15 years. If there's any advice I can give our customers, it would be to be honest and explain everything in as much detail as possible. Everything matters and you will be treated fairly. My favorite Honda vehicle is the Odyssey, it is a great van! For any Honda though, as long you perform the necessary maintenance, they won't let you down! 

In my spare time I like to go snowboarding, skiing, camping, and boating, as well as spending time with my Boxer, Stella Belle. I have achieved the rank of Eagle Scout and am currently the Committee Chairman of Cub Scout Pack 554. I hold a bachelor's degree in Accounting and Finance, and a master's degree in Organizational Communication.

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Jeff Soroka
Service Dispatch

Hello, my name is Jeff Soroka and I am from East Aurora, New York. I have been with Ray Laks Honda for 17 years and have a 10-year anniversary award. What I love most about Honda is their reliability and longevity. My advice to customers would be to bring your vehicle to Ray Laks Honda for service! In my free time I enjoy sports, and spending time with family and friends.

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Catharine Giras

Hello, my name is Catharine Giras. I have been in this industry for 8 years and with Ray Laks Honda for 4 of them.

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Jamie Jackson
Service Advisor
716-740-6061


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Josh Kiddy
Service Advisor
716-983-1712

Hello, my name is Josh Kiddy and I am from Williamsville, New York. I have been in this industry 20 years and at Ray Laks Honda for the past 5 years. I am a certified Honda Advisor and have certifications in Dodge and GM. A piece of advice I always give our customers is to follow your Maintenance Reminder System! What I love most about Honda is their reliability, durability, and longevity. When I'm not at work, I am taking care of my dog, cat, and bearded dragon.

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Tony Mineo
Service Advisor
716-740-6059


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Rick Scheck
Service Advisor

Hello, my name is Rick Scheck and I am from Buffalo, New York. I have been with Ray Laks Honda for 10 years and have a 5-year service recognition award.

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Ben Yount
Service Advisor
716-740-6059


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Stewart Kita
Lot Attendant


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Parts

Joe Maybee
Parts Manager
716-740-6067


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Josh Fogarty
Parts Associate
716-740-6071


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Ryan Galligan
Parts Associate
716-740-6068


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Brett Maddex
Parts Associate
716-740-6069


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Cashiers

Melissa Shepard
Cashier
716-740-6078


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Matthew Smith
Cashier
716-740-6078


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Automotive Technicians

Ralph Barsalou


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Thomas Burns


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Doug Herrick


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Chelsea Hewett


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Robert McDermott


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Matt Melock


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Ronald Muhl


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Clint Ramsay


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Ryan Sakers


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AJ Sprague


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Dave Tortorice


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Matthew Webber


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Automotive Technician

Jacob Pohle


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Administration

Carla Loretto
Office Manager & Controller
716-740-6073


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Natasha Johnson
Dealer Specialist
716-740-6055


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Barb Lipp
Receptionist
716-740-6076


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Mary Nowak
Dealer Specialist
716-740-6075


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Beth Ryan
Administrative Assistant
716-740-6054


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Lisa Wojciechowski
Human Resources Representative
716-740-6074


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Business Management

Mark Erenstoft
Business Manager
716-740-6037


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Scott Heller
Business Manager
716-740-6033


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Dwan Hill
Business Manager
716-740-6036


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Mariah Laird
Business Manager
716-740-6035


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Detail

Brian Brooks
Detailer


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Tim Lipinoga
Detailer


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Peter Tipton
Detailer


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