Staff


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Dealer Principals

Joe Steet & Steve Ponte
Dealer Principals
(315) 736-3381 ext. 229

Joe Steet Sr. (right) has been working in the car business his entire life starting at age 11 reconditioning cars for his father and uncle's business, United Auto Sales! He lives in New Hartford with his wife where they raised their two children, Joe Jr. and Carly, who also work in the family business! He loves riding his Harley Davidson with his wife, skiing at Gore Mountain in the winters, and spending time at his camp in Indian Lake in the summers with his family!


Steve Ponte Sr. (left) has been working in the car business for over 30 years! He lives in Herkimer with his wife, where they raised their four children. Steve's son, Steve Jr. also works in the family business! Steve is an avid golfer, having golfed at some of the world's best courses. He loves to spend time with his family, especially with his grandchildren, and taking their family trips to Florida and Disney! 

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Sales Department

Joel Meislin
General Manager
(315) 736-3381 ext. 242

Joel Meislin is the General Manager of Steet Ponte Mazda! Joel resides in Holland Patent and his favorite Mazda is the Miata; on any day that's not snowing, you'll probably see him driving around town in his 1991 Miata! Joel enjoys mountain biking through the seasonal roads in Holland Patent, carpentry, reading, cooking, gardening, and is a huge dog lover!

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Shane Medley
Sales & Leasing Specialist
(315) 736-3381 ext. 260

Shane Medley is an Elite Mazda Certified Sales Specialist at Steet Ponte Mazda! Shane started working for the Auto Group in 2017 as an Internet Sales Manager and recently made the switch to sell Mazdas. Shane lives locally in Rome, NY with his wife and his son, with one on the way! In his spare time, he likes to spend time with his family and play basketball. His favorite Mazda is the Mazda6.

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Trent Crep
Sales & Leasing Specialist
(315) 736-3381

Trent Crep is a Sales & Leasing Specialist who started working at Steet Ponte Mazda in late 2017! He lives locally in Clinton, NY and his favorite Mazda is the Mazda CX-5 for its' versatility. In his spare time, he enjoys spending time with family and friends and playing lacrosse! 

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Matthew Bevivino
Sales & Leasing Specialist
(315) 736-3381

Matt Bevivino is a Sales & Leasing Specialist at Steet Ponte Mazda who recently started working with us in early 2018! Matt lives locally in Utica, NY and has many years of experience in the Automotive Sales industry. Outside of work, Matt loves to spend time with family and friends, and his favorite Mazda is the Mazda CX-5.

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Service Department

Dave Allen
Service Manager
(315) 736-3381 ext. 257

Dave Allen is our Service Manager for the Mazda brand. He has been in the Automotive Service industry for many years, starting out as a Technician so rest assured, he knows your Mazda inside and out! Dave lives locally in Herkimer, NY with his wife and kids. In his spare time, Dave loves spending time with his family and going to all of his kids' sporting events! His favorite Mazda is the Mazda CX-9.

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Parts Department

Tony Papaleo
Parts Manager
(315) 736-3381 ext. 232

Tony Papaleo is our Parts Manager at Steet Ponte Mazda and has been working at this store since 1992! Tony's favorite Mazda is the Mazda6. He lives locally in Deerfield, NY with his family, and in his spare time, you'll find him chasing his toddler around!​ 

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Jack Clark
Parts Consultant
(315) 736-3381 ext. 230

Jack Clark is a longtime employee of the Steet Ponte Auto Group! He lives in Richfield Springs, and in the summer's, you'll find him hosting the Summer Car Cruise In right in the village of Richfield Springs! His favorite Mazda is the CX-5. In his spare time, Jack also enjoys DJ-ing.

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Tom DiBrango
Parts Consultant
(315) 736-3381 ext. 244

Tom DiBrango is a Parts Consultant at Steet Ponte Mazda. He lives in Remsen with his wife, and enjoys hunting in his spare time! Tom's favorite Mazda is the CX-9.

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Mike Day
Parts Consultant
(315) 736-3381

Mike Day is a longtime employee of Steet Ponte Mazda and is a Parts Consultant and Parts Delivery Driver, you've probably seen him all over the place in our Parts Truck! Mike lives locally in Deerfield, and is a huge sports fan, especially for Syracuse University, the Utica Comets, and the New York Yankees! Mike's favorite Mazda is the Mazda6.

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