Lynnway Executive Team
Jim has been in the auction business since 1971, working actively as an auctioneer. He is a graduate of Reppert School of Auctioneering, one of the most renowned auction schools in the country. He has conducted government auctions, real estate auctions, personal property auctions and was one of the premier auctioneers in the auto auction industry throughout the country.
At the helm of Lynnway Auto Auction, Jim instills a strong commitment to the sellers and buyers who come to Lynnway each week. Focused on continually improving the auction experience, Jim has been instrumental in shaping Lynnway's state-of-the-art facility. A belief in "doing business the right way" applies in every aspect of how Lynnway conducts its business. Customer service permeates the organization at every level including our management team's choice to be on the auction floor each and every auction.
George has been in the auction industry since 1986, working actively as an auctioneer. He is also a graduate of Reppert School of Auctioneering. He has conducted government, real estate, personal, and auto auctions throughout the country.
George's strong suite has always been financial management and investment. His contribution to the longevity and sustainable business growth of Lynnway over the years has been significant. As young auctioneers, Jim Lamb and George teamed up to launch a commercial auctioneer company while developing what George calls "a better mouse trap" for the automotive remarketing industry. One of George's early milestones came when he and Jim had established Lynnway as a sustainable, profitable and growth oriented company.
Vice President of Operations
Richard Delfino has been in the auction business for 22 years. As an early auction coordinator, Richard met Jim Lamb and they have been together since. Richard was a graduate of the Reppert School of Auctioneering in 1996. Richard's from-the-ground-up education in auction house operations has served Lynnway Auto Auction well.
Richard is responsible for all facility operations including all yard and inventory management procedures, security, and auction preparedness. Instrumental in coordinating the development of the new facility, he also has played a major role in the development of the Lynnway brand throughout the years.
Richard is a key figure on the auction floor addressing all issues and offering seasoned solutions to staff, auctioneers and to buyers and sellers.
Angela has been in the automotive business from the get-go. Right out of automotive tech school she began working in parts & service and then moved onto accounting management for Bernardi Honda. Then, Jim Lamb discovered her and made her part of his onsite auction team in the mid 90's. She remembers clearly it was St Patty's Day 1995 when Jim was running an onsite auction and she was recruited.
Angela has been the key figure in the organization since the launch of Lynnway Auto Auction and has run the accounting department with great skill and a steady rudder. Her financial prudence has lead to significant growth for the company through the years. She has very fond memories of arguing with Bob Brest, who came on as a silent Lynnway partner, but was never silent when it came to finding out how his money was working—Angela laughs. Her passions include her dogs (large and small) and traveling to Italy to spend time with relatives who never let her stay in a hotel.
Dana has owned and operated multiple used car dealerships for over 35 years. Prior to that, Dana was a Sales Manager for an engineering firm.
He has also been a remarketing buyer for some of the largest new dealerships in New England. Dana has bought and sold thousands of cars throughout his career. With his vast experience in the automotive industry, Dana has the ability to manage the sales team and relate directly with Lynnway sellers and buyers.
With his ability to make things happen on and off the auction floor, Dana works diligently to provide the best opportunities for Lynnway's new and long-lasting partnerships with dealers.
Dana was recently selected to the Board of Directors for the Massachusetts Auto Dealers Association to work for the betterment of the auto industry.
Director of Dealer Relations
Ed has been in the auto industry for 42 years.
For 31 years, Ed worked for General Motors. He held numerous executive and management positions while working in a number of GM offices in multiple states.
For the past 11 years Ed has been a team member of Lynnway. As Director of Dealer Relations his job involves all aspects of building solid relationships and communications with dealers and the auction. Ed is also very active with National Auction Groups. He is presently an active national board member of the NAAA and represents the Eastern part of the country.
Ed played professional baseball as a pitcher for six years in the Detroit Tiger organization. He is also a veteran of the U.S. Army and a graduate of Roger Williams College. Ed grew up in Rhode Island. He has 2 children and one grandchild.
VP Consignment and Lease Sales
C.J. has been in the auto industry for 20 years.
Nine of those early years were spent working for new car dealer AutoFair in a variety of career growth oriented roles. Roles including running service and reconditioning departments, conducting cars sales—all contributing to the role of Used Car Manager. C.J.s career evolution included being closely involved with on-site car auctions. That is how he met Jim Lamb and began working for Lynnway.
As VP of Consignment Sales, C.J. reps for some of the largest and tenured dealers here at Lynnway. C.J. is very active with dealer association groups including NHADA and MIADA. He is known for and very committed to spending time with his customers.
C.J. is a father of four children and is actively involved with high school wrestling and family activities.
Starting his 26 year automotive career at Bank Chevrolet, Mike grew into the role of Used Car Manager and ran vehicles at auction when Lynnway was based in Lynn.
Mike is well known with new and used car dealers throughout New Hampshire and has some great long term customers.
As a typical NH guy, he is an avid boater, skier and snowmobiler. Mike is also extremely knowledgeable with Rock & Roll trivia. If you have a chance, test his knowledge. Mike is married and has one son. He resides in Concord, NH.
Jelly, as she is more commonly known at the auction, completed 2 years at Northeastern University before deciding to commit to the family business.
Jelly's understanding of the auction business started when she was just 10 years old. She started helping with on-site auctions for Jim Lamb Auto Auctions. At 13, she started working every summer at Lynnway with many different job responsibilities. With all her experience over the years, Jelly plays a key role on the Sales team and is recognized by her customers for her auction expertise.
Noted for being the first girl in Massachusetts to play High School Boy's Baseball, she applies the same tenacity, sportsmanship and comradery to her work and play.
Jelly loves to travel and attend rock concerts. She has an incredible record collection and she also has a passion for boating and snowboarding.
Harley is home grown at Lynnway Auto Auction. Coming from a sales career path six years ago, Harley worked as a Block Clerk and as part of the full-time Lot Staff. He knows all the ins-and-outs at Lynnway from the pavement to the sales office. Harley also works closely with Joe Sordillo on If-bids on Wednesdays and was the first to implement text notifications for If-bids.
Harley’s salesman nature and big personality stepped up to the plate for Lynnway. Harley launched the Dynamite Dealers Double (D) lane run to accommodate the needs of small dealerships. The attention and unity Harley brought to these selling dealers running 2 to 6 cars gained instant recognition and strong sales to these dealers in need of representation.
On the outside, while raising 4 teenagers, Harley takes time to be involved and coach his children’s sports programs. He also takes an enormous amount of pride being involved with youth mentoring programs in his city.
“Harley has made a major impact on our sales team since joining us last year,” says Dana Duchak, Sales Director. “He has built a strong rapport and trustworthy relationship with these dealers which has benefited their selling opportunities immensely,” Dana concluded.
Gyna is our newest sales representative because...she has totally earned it! She started out as lot crew when the auction moved to North Billerica in 2012. Then, she joined the marketing team, directly interacting with buying and selling dealers. Her ability to speak Spanish has played a vital role working with customers.
Because of Gyna’s vibrant personality and her ability to juggle many tasks, she became a sales assistant managing the internal logistics for other sales reps. As her knowledge grew and her customer relations excelled, Gyna became the right fit to support selling dealers who she closely worked with. In fact, several selling dealers who love working with Gyna highly recommended she take on the day-to-day role as their representative. Both staff members and customers are very happy for Gyna to take on this role.
Gyna is a mother of two boys, Juan Carlos and Josiah, who she adores. Gyna shows the same tenacity and enthusiasm outside of work playing all recreational sports. She loves following major sports teams however, we all chide her for being a Pittsburgh Steelers fan. She also loves celebrating with family in true dominican style.
Lynnway robbed Mark from another auction with good reason—he is that good! The comraderie with other dealers along with his knowledge of the industry has no comparison.
Mark Alden was a used car dealer since 1979—so he has been around and knows the ropes. In 2008 he started with another auction where he excelled at assisting other dealers with their automotive remarketing needs. Joining Lynnway in 2016, Mark has been a major asset to our corral of dealers with his experience in the industry.
Mark is also more than an automobile enthusiast. He has been racing competitively on the NASCAR modified circuit for over 14 years and he is on the board-of-directors for the New England Auto Racers Hall of Fame.
Greg is a used car guy—he was his own boss! Greg had his own used car dealership for many years and had been buying cars at auction for over 35 years. Greg started out as a lot boy in 1972 which launched his automotive career. He moved on to work wholesale for United Chevrolet in Worcester. From there, Greg launched his first successful company installing whitewalls. This business propelled him to start Greg’s Auto Sales from 1984 until 1998.
He then went on to be a buyer for Westborough Auto Exchange for over 15 years. Greg is probably familiar to most of you for the many years he has stood in the auction lanes along side of you. Greg’s Lynnway efforts are strictly to share his automotive experience with smaller dealerships. His hopes are to help improve business practices and share how dealers can use the auction to their advantage while creating profitable success.
Greg has been happily married for over 36 years to a teacher with two older sons who are also teachers. One of Greg’s favorite destinations is Atlantic City where he frequently gets his rooms comped. He says he spends more time away from the gambling tables to people watch on the boardwalk. Sure he does...haha.
Growing up, I spent summers at my Grandfather’s autobody shop. I was fascinated watching him make the imperfect, perfect. You could say it was in those early years that I became hooked on cars. Fresh out of school, I was offered a job selling Volvos. I loved every moment and every lesson, well except snow removal.”
It was around that time that I met my husband. We were married and started planning for a family. I left the dealership and started working part time at a local independent auto auction. The management noticed my attention to detail, my love for the customers, and my dedication for following through each task that came my way. I returned to work after the birth of our first daughter. I was hired as the new dealer representative. Everything grew from there.
My love for auctions, for cars, for dealerships: large, small, new, and used. My family even grew! We welcomed a second daughter in March of 2016. When I’m not busy arranging for vehicle transportation, vehicle reconditioning, and selling vehicles at auction, I am teaching dance lessons and tending to my six chickens and my vegetable gardens at my home in NH.
Sixteen is when Dave Regan started selling cars. He worked at a gas station across the street from the Rockingham, NH racetrack when he asked the owner of the gas station if he could sell a few cars from the lot. Dave says he sold more $50 cars back then than you can even imagine. Some cars being those left behind by racetrack attendees. Officially, he had a dealer’s license at age eighteen. Dave was introduced to Concord Auto Auction to sell cars around that time and surprisingly, Jim Lamb was his auctioneer.
After that, Dave worked as a line tech for various Ford dealerships and a stint with Ford Motor Company in Dearborn, Michigan. Moving on to Tom Manzi Dodge in the late 70s, he stayed for 24 years as VP. As a key sales rep. re-marketing vehicles for an auto auction, Dave spent 17 years developing his dealer base where he was clearly recognized by his dealers as a customer service superstar.
Dave was also the former President of the New England Independent Auto Dealers Association (NEIADA) where he has surely served the auto industry well over the years. Dave is an avid golfer, and lives on a golf course. Married for 39 years, Dave has one 33 year old daughter. With this level of experience why wouldn’t you want Dave as your re-marketing rep. However, he does not sell $50 cars anymore.
John (Johnny) came straight from Portugal when he was sixteen years old. A beautiful Portuguese accent still fills the air. Johnny started working in construction for several years before getting laid off, so he started running cars for family and friends as a wholesaler. This propelled him to start selling and buying daily at multiple auctions for various dealerships. In 2005 he became a buyer for Smithfield Motors. Even his son got involved early on in the automotive business buffing cars at Smithfields. His son has continued in the auto industry following in his father’s footsteps as a wholesale buyer in Alabama.
Johnny worked for the last 18 years at a competing auto auction as a re-marketing dealer representative. You can see his experience shine thru on the Lynnway auction floor along with the camaraderie he has with many of the dealers and buyers from over the years. He remains extremely passionate about the auction business and still has a lot to offer his customers.
His children, 2 girls and a boy, have always been very special to him and he stays in close touch with them as adults along with his 4 grandchildren weekly. Johnny is a golfer, and loves landscaping. His flower gardens must be fantastic. He also loves woodworking which obviously connects back to his early days in construction. Take advantage of Johnny’s warm personality and re-marketing expertise to support your dealership’s re-marketing plan.
Dealer Services &
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VIP Customer Service Representatives
Loyal Ambassador – Customer Service Representative
Gayle is a complete sweetheart! She is also extremely knowledgeable as to all the goings-on at Lynnway. Gayle has over 5 years experience, working in a multitude of roles for Lynnway from office assistant to arbitration. If there is one person to rely on for answers to problems, go see Gayle. She also handles all the hotel bookings each week and makes sure your stay was great and your travel to-and-from Lynnway was easy.
One of the many best things about Gayle is “she gets things done.” No lie! Whatever assistance a dealer needs, she will take care of it for them.
On the personal side, Gayle is a wonderful caretaker for her parents who are up there in age. Any parent would be blessed to have a child like her. Her loving care also extends to animals. Her nurturing style makes any pet or person feel special. Especially when she uses her cutesy phrases like "smoosh muffin" on you. Just know that her caretaker nature will benefit you and your business!
Customer Service Representative
Gyna is a genuinely kind, caring and joyous person. With a big heart, she assists dealers with their business at Lynnway. They appreciate it immensely. Gyna makes lots of phone calls during the week to many dealers. She checks to see how their first time experience was. She thanks dealers for their business each week and finds out what vehicles they are interested in. Developing custom runlists for dealers is her specialty. And, if you haven’t been to Lynnway yet, she’ll offer you a big welcome while insisting that you experience Lynnway's hospitality, great inventory selections and world-class service.
Gyna is bilingual which is a huge benefit to our Spanish speaking dealers. They truly appreciate her assistance and ability to translate their needs to other Lynnway staff. Gyna actually started at Lynnway 5 years ago as a driver and lot person, so her experience is from the pavement up. Gyna’s knowledge and experience is a huge plus for dealers and her big personality is surely a bonus.
Coming from the Dominican Republic as a child, Gyna grew up and was schooled in the U.S. She has a son named Juan Carlos whom she totally adores and she especially loves family celebrations with lots of great Dominican food.
Customer Service Representative
Rebecca (Becca) Russo is auction family grown. She is the daughter of George Russo, co-owner of Lynnway. She has auction in her blood and has been working at Lynnway since childhood, other than a six year career “side-path” to become a barber. So many of our customers have seen her grow up. Upon her return a year ago, she has become a great asset providing world-class assistance to dealers.
Becca always greets customers with a big smile. When she has you on the phone, she is incredibly sweet to talk to and pleasant to work with. Remember, she knows her auction business and she multi-tasks with customers and with other departments at Lynnway.
On Wednesdays, Becca is in the main office to provide your bidder badge and help with your floor plan needs.
Becca lives an exciting lifestyle for an ambitious and fun loving single woman. Being a jet-setter and travel buff, she is often on a flight for the weekend and back in the office on Monday morning. She is also a workout geek—boxing her latest passion. Becca also finds time to cut hair for Lynnway staff and a handful of regular clients.