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Meet Our Staff

Our staff here at Steet Ponte Mazda is here for your convenience. Feel free to contact us with questions or for a test drive.

Meet Our Dealer Principals Staff

Dealer Principals Steve Ponte  & Joe Steet
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888-490-5362 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!

Dealer Principals
Steve Ponte & Joe Steet

Meet Our Finance Staff

Finance Manager Rich Ersnt
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(315) 736-3381 ext. 228

Rich Ernst is one of the Finance Managers at Steet Ponte Mazda and has been in the industry for over 15 years, having worked with The Steet Ponte Auto Group since 2006! Rich lives locally in Marcy with his wife and their two dogs. He loves to take advantage of the Upstate New York seasons by snowmobiling in the winters, and boating and fishing in the summers!

Finance Manager
Rich Ersnt
F&I Manager Jen Pollic
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Jen Pollic is the F&I Manager at Steet Ponte Mazda who recently started working with us in late 2020! She comes to us with many years of experience in the auto industry, and we're excited to have her join our team! Jen lives locally in Lee, NY, and in her spare time she enjoys painting and spending time with family and friends outside of work. Her favorite Mazda is the Mazda CX-5.
F&I Manager
Jen Pollic

Meet Our Sales Staff

General Manager Rick Zuccaro
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Rick Zucarro 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.
General Manager
Rick Zuccaro
Sales Manager Shane  Medley
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888-490-5362 ext. 260

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 recently made the switch to sell Mazdas. Shane lives locally in Rome, NY with his wife and two sons, and 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.

Sales Manager
Shane Medley
Sales & Leasing Specialist Wyatt Medley
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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.
Sales & Leasing Specialist
Wyatt Medley

Meet Our Service Staff

Service Manager Dave  Allen
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888-490-5362 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.

Service Manager
Dave Allen

Meet Our Parts Staff

Parts Manager Tony  Papaleo
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888-548-3802 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!​

Parts Manager
Tony Papaleo

Our Location

Steet Ponte Mazda
5074 Commercial Dr
Yorkville, NY 13495

Sales: 888-490-5362
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The service here was very good. The waiting area could be a little better. They are building a new complex.

- Gregory Fulkerson, GOOGLE

I've had my mazda for almost a year that I bought else where but go here for work. Great employees in service area and I got my car back quick.

- Darryl Freeman, GOOGLE

Great service

- Frank Rocco, GOOGLE

Joel Meislin is the best!

- David M., GOOGLE

Great service. Friendly staff. Been with Steet Ponte over 20 years.

- Becky Koslosky, GOOGLE

They are the best!

- Teresa Troia, GOOGLE

Nice staff. Very busy today but not a long wait. I rate their service department very good.

- gary schuh, GOOGLE

Great service!

- Arnold Elliott, GOOGLE

Best service department in New York....

- Ken Gotte, GOOGLE

Awesome sales and service!

- Sharon Barattini, GOOGLE

Amazing service

- Joyce Archie, GOOGLE

Excellent service. This is by far my favorite dealership, they go above and beyond to make sure you're satisfied.

- Bryon Burns, GOOGLE

Trent was great. Made the whole car buying experience quick and easy.

- Chantel C, GOOGLE

Some Very Nice People that work there..Treat ya like your a good family member

- Lilly's Funland, GOOGLE

Easiest and most relaxed car buying ever! Total confidence in Joel and Ryan-won't go anywhere else!

- Krista Stupka, GOOGLE

no problems fast and easy appointment and service

- Cindi Dembowski Thrasher, FACEBOOK
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