Lynnway Executive Team

Jim Lamb

President
Office: 781-596-8500
jlaainc@aol.com

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 Russo

Vice President
Office: 781-596-8500
grusso@lwaa.com

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.


 

Richard Delfino

Vice President of Operations
Office: 781-596-8500
deldemo@aol.com

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 Pybas

Controller
Office: 781-596-8500
apybas@lwaa.com

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.


 

 

 

 

 

 

Sales Team

Dana Duchak

Sales Director
Cell: 978-337-7762
dduchak@lwaa.com

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.


Dave Davis

Dealer Representative
Cell: 781-760-5835
ddavis@lwaa.com

As a BU graduate in accounting, Dave Davis got his automotive start as a friend of Bob Brest. In the early 90s, they launched a floor plan finance company together. From that point on he has been involved in the automotive industry.

Attending auctions as a floor planner, Dave met Jim Lamb where Jim asked Dave to join Lynnway Auto Auction 6 months after it's inception in 1997. Dave has been a fixture of the Lynnway sales team ever since. Dave's seasoned style has represented many of Lynnway's long-term car dealerships.

Along with being a long time golfer, Dave is a fanatic when it comes to watching and talking pro football. He does admit however that unlike the young guys he does not participate in fantasy football. Dave grew up in Winthrop and has three grown children—no grandchildren. He made it sound like he is still waiting.


Ed Laborio

Director of Dealer Relations
Cell: 781-858-2682
elaborio@lwaa.com

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.


C.J. Fitzwater

VP Consignment and Lease Sales
Cell: 781-953-5596
cfitzwater@lwaa.com

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.


Mike Audet

Dealer Representative
Cell: 603-848-4458
maudet@lwaa.com

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'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 Auction. At 13, she started working every summer at Lynnway with many different job responsibilities. With all her experiencejob responsibilities. With all her experience


Angelica Rotsart

Dealer Representative
Cell: 781-727-2063
angelica@lwaa.com

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 Bragg

Dealer Representative
Cell: 978-729-0871
hbragg@lwaa.com

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. 


Gene Rivernider

Dealer Representative
Cell: 954-654-9686
grivernider@lwaa.com

Gene Rivernider is a car guy through and through. He's also a workhorse visting dealers on weekends to see what their needs are.

Gene Rivernider is a car guy...through and through. He's also a workhorse. You'll see gene visiting dealers on the weekends. 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.

 

 

 

Mark Alden

Dealer Representative
Cell: 508-561-6885
malden@lwaa.com

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. Mark is married with no children, hense his dedication ($$$) to the sport he loves.

 


Bruce Hickox

Maine Dealer Representative
Cell: 207.332.7424
bhickox@lwaa.com

Bruce was born and raised in the auto industry. If you took a blood sample, it would be clearly evident—10w30 blood type.

Working for his Dad at Hickox Motor Sales in Manchester, NH washing cars, he worked through the ranks starting with pre-service when dealers actually installed added features. Then, he went to school to become a Volkswagen service tech, did body work, became a service writer, service manager, to GSM.

Continuing on, Bruce moved over to the sales side of the business as sales manager and buyer working with several different new and used car dealers including AutoFair. Bruce’s experience and expertise shine brightly including his keen eye for market strategy. He is the guy who can “talk shop” and guide your business needs.

Married 42 years, Bruce has two daughters and a very special granddaughter. An avid hobbyist, he races remote control cars, clay shoots and has been an “on tour” bowler.


Greg Ohannesian

Dealer Relations
Cell: 508.451.9866
gohannesian@lwaa.com

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.


 

 

 

Departments

Anthony Rotsart

Dealer Services &
Post Sale Inspection
Office: 978-330-3060
rotsart@lwaa.com


 

Joe Russo

CTO, Business Dev, CRs

Office: 978-330-3059
jrusso@lwaa.com


 

Ray Levesque

Marketing & Design

Office: 978-330-3076
rlevesque@lwaa.com


 

Tiffany Rowe ESQ

Legal

Office: 978-330-3056
trowe@lwaa.com


 


Joe Sordillo

Dealer Registration
Office: 978-330-3084
jsordillo@lwaa.com


 


Gino Romani

Arbitration
Office: 978-330-3083
gromani@lwaa.com


 


Mike Trott

Mechanic/Post Sale
Office: 978-330-3091
mtrott@lwaa.com


 
 

Titles Team

Gail Stevens

Titles Manager
Cell: 978-330-3088
gstevens@lwaa.com

Many of you already know her. Gail Stevens is a relatively new member of Lynnway, joining us in November 2012. But she has been in the remarketing industry for 32 years—all of it in Titles working for another auction. Gail is sweet, friendly and knows her stuff in-and-out. Lynnway considers its customers extremely fortunate to have someone with her level of expertise servicing their needs.

 

A local girl, Gail grew up in Chelmsford and raised her family in Billerica. She has 3 grown sons and 5 grandchildren who she adores. When Gail is not working in Titles, she enjoys gardening, the beach and spending time in Fort Meyers, Florida.


Linda Varano

Titles Assistant
Office: 978-330-3087
lvarano@lwaa.com


 

 

 

 

 

Accounting Team

Christian Smith

Floor Plan &
Account Receivables
Office: 978-330-3063
christian@lwaa.com


 

Sully DiFrancesco

Floor Plan &
Account Receivables
Office: 978-330-3093
sdifrancesco@lwaa.com


 

Angie Mantsourani

Payroll

Office: 978-330-3065
amantsourani@lwaa.com


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

VIP Customer Service Representatives

Gayle Weston

Customer Service Representative
Direct: 978-330-3077
gweston@lwaa.com

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!


 

Gyna Santana

Customer Service Representative
Direct: 978-330-3079
gsantana@lwaa.com

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.


 

Rebecca Russo

Customer Service Representative
Office: 978-330-3078
brusso@lwaa.com

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.