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Dealer Principals

Joe Steet Sr.
Dealer Principal
(315) 927-5081

Joe Steet Sr. 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 locally in New Hartford, NY 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 in the warmer weather with his wife and skiing at Gore Mountain in the winters. Joe also enjoys spending time at his camp in Indian Lake in the summers with his family, especially his two grandchildren.


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Steve Ponte Sr.
Dealer Principal
(315) 927-5081

Steve Ponte Sr. has been working in the car business for over 30 years. He lives locally in Herkimer, NY 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 nine grandchildren, and taking their family trips to Lake George, Florida, and Disney.


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General Manager

Rick Zuccaro
General Manager
(315) 927-5081 ext. 201

Rick Zuccaro is the General Manager at Steet Ponte Mazda who started working with us in mid-2020! He comes to us with many years of experience in the auto industry, and we're happy to welcome him to the Steet Ponte Family! You may recognize Rick as he has been a professional musician for years and regularly plays shows throughout Central New York and beyond. In his spare time, he enjoys spending time with family and friends, making music, and of course, cars! His favorite Mazda is the Mazda CX-9.


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Sales Department

Shane Medley
Sales Manager
(315) 927-5081 ext. 202

Shane Medley is an Elite Mazda Certified Sales Specialist, who recently was promoted to Sales Manager at Steet Ponte Mazda! Shane started working for the Auto Group in 2017 as an Internet Sales Manager and then made the switch to sell Mazdas on the Sales Floor. Shane lives locally in Rome, NY with his wife and three sons. 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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Jerry Suydam
Used Car Sales Manager
(315) 927-5081 ext. 203

Jerry Suydam is the Used Car Sales Manager at Steet Ponte Mazda who joined our team when we opened the doors to our new facility in late 2020! Jerry comes to us with many years of experience in the auto industry, and we're excited to have him on our Sales team! Jerry lives locally in Whitesboro, NY and in his spare time, he enjoys working on the house, especially landscaping. His favorite Mazda is the iconic Mazda Miata.


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Cody Danielski
Sales & Leasing Specialist
(315) 927-5081 ext. 206

Cody Danielski is a Sales & Leasing Specialist at Steet Ponte Mazda who started working with us in late 2020! Cody lives locally in Rome, NY and his favorite Mazda is the Mazda6 Carbon Edition. Outside of work, he enjoys hunting, fishing, and spending time with his family at their camp!


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Peter Kuchler
Sales & Leasing Specialist
(315) 927-5081 ext. 208

Peter Kuchler is a Sales & Leasing Specialist at Steet Ponte Mazda who joined our team when we opened the doors to our new facility in late 2020! Peter lives in nearby Alder Creek, NY, and his favorite Mazda is the Mazda3. In his spare time, he enjoys anything outdoors: kayaking, fishing, golfing, and hunting.


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Wyatt Medley
Sales & Leasing Specialist
(315) 927-5081 ext. 209

Wyatt Medley is a Mazda Sales Specialist at Steet Ponte Mazda who started working with us in late 2019! You may recognize the name as he is brothers with Shane Medley! He lives locally in Durhamville, NY, in his spare time he enjoys playing basketball and spending time with his family and friends.


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Finance Department

Jim Spencer
F&I Manager
(315) 927-5081 ext. 204

Jim Spencer is one of our Finance Managers at Steet Ponte Mazda who started working with us when we opened the doors to our new store in late 2020! He lives locally in Rome, NY with his wife and 2 sons. In his spare time, Jim loves spending time with his family at their cottage, getting out on the boat and wakeboarding in the warmer weather, and snowboarding in the winter months! Jim's favorite Mazda is the Mazda CX-9 Carbon Edition.


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Service Department

Dave Allen
Service Manager
(315) 927-5081 ext. 220

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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Ken Benjamin
Service Advisor
(315) 927-5081 ext. 222

Ken Benjamin is a Service Advisor at Steet Ponte Mazda who joined our team when we opened our doors to our new facility in late 2020! Ken lives locally, right around the corner in Whitesboro, NY, and his favorite Mazda is the classic Mazda Miata, and the sporty Mazda CX-5! In his spare time, he enjoys spending time with his family and riding his bike.


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Dan Brown
Service Advisor
(315) 927-5081 ext. 219

Dan Brown is a Service Advisor at Steet Ponte Mazda! He joined the Steet Ponte Auto Group team in late 2019, and came on board with us when the new store opened in late 2020! He lives locally in Oriskany, and in his spare time he enjoys playing hockey. His favorite Mazda is the Mazda6.


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Parts Department

Matt Wolkowicz
Parts Manager
(315) 927-5081 ext. 225

Matt Wollkowicz is our Parts Manager! He was born and raised and still lives right here in Utica, NY. Matt has been in the auto business for 14 years, so rest assured he knows exactly what your Mazda will need when it comes to Genuine Mazda Parts & Accessories. In his free time he loves riding his motorcycle. Matt's favorite Mazda is the Mazda3 2.5 Turbo AWD.

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Bryan Owens
Parts Consultant
(315) 927-5081 ext. 217

Bryan Owens is a Parts Consultant here at Steet Ponte Mazda! He joined the Steet Ponte Auto Group team many years ago, and came on board with us when we opened the doors to our new store in late 2020! Bryan lives locally in Whitesboro, NY, and his favorite Mazda is the Mazda CX-9. In his spare time, he enjoys golfing.



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