Staff


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Management

Michael Laks
General Manager


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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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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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Jason Koelemeyer
Service Manager


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Peter Igielinski
Finance Manager


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Mark Erenstoft
Finance Manager


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Sales

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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Fred Franklin


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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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Ann MacDonald-Jarmusz
30 Years


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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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Dave Miller

Hi, my name is Dave Miller. Before starting my career here at Ray Laks Honda, I worked for RadioShack, Verizon, and have also coached basketball at East Aurora. I am a very competitive person and enjoy all types of competitions, currently playing in both softball and roller hockey leagues. 


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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
25 Years
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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James Schuh
716-740-6029

Hi, my name is James Schuh, but everyone calls me Jim. I've been with Ray Laks Honda for 5 years and hold a Silver Membership on Honda's Council of Leadership. Along with spending time with my dog Scraps, one of my favorite hobbies is watching Star Trek and being fluent in the Vulcan language. My favorite Honda vehicle is the Element because I think they are pretty cool.


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Dennis Stilb
716-844-1172

Hello, my name is Dennis Stilb. I have been in automotive sales for 14 years and have worked for Ray Laks Honda for the past 3 years.


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Bill Szymanski


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Internet Sales

Joe Minkiewicz


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Jennifer Wanat
716-740-6049

Hi! My name is Jennifer Wanat and I am an Internet Sales Consultant here at Ray Laks Honda! I graduated Summa Cum Laude from Hilbert College in May of 2017 with a B.A in Digital Media Communications and a minor in Marketing! My interest in marketing inspired my development and growth into business and sales! I've discovered a passion for working in the business development center here at Ray Laks Honda!  

My favorite vehicle is the Honda Accord! I drive one and I love Honda's focus on my comfort and convenience in the car's design. It has an incredible ability to handle well year-round, even in our Buffalo winters, while maintaining a sedan size that I'm comfortable maneuvering around in!  

For all your vehicle purchases, give me a call at 716-740-6049 or email at jwanat@lithia.com 


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Service

Catharine Giras


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Kyle Beitz
Service Advisor

2 Years Experience

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Steve Desotell
Service Advisor

5 Years Experience

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Josh Kiddy
Service Advisor

3 Years Experience

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Rick Scheck
Service Advisor

4 Years Experience

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Jeff Soroka
Service Dispatch

11 Years Experience

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Detail

Honda Detail Team
 

Parts

Honda Parts Team
 
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