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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
Finance Manager Sean Barry
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(315) 736-3381 ext. 246

Sean Barry is one of the Finance Managers at Steet Ponte Mazda and has been working with us for a few years! Sean has many years of experience in the Auto Industry, and lives locally in Utica, NY. In his spare time, he loves spending time with his wife and daughter, and watching and playing Hockey! His favorite team is the NY Rangers.

Finance Manager
Sean Barry

Meet Our Sales Staff

General Manager Joel  Meislin
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888-490-5362 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!

General Manager
Joel Meislin
Sales & Leasing Specialist Shane  Medley
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888-490-5362 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 two sons! In his spare time, he likes to spend time with his family and play basketball. His favorite Mazda is the Mazda6.

Sales & Leasing Specialist
Shane Medley
Sales & Leasing Specialist Justin Reynolds
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Justin Reynolds is a Mazda Certified Sales Specialist at Steet Ponte Mazda! Justin started working for the Auto Group recently in 2019. Justin lives locally in Utica, NY! Justin grew up in Illion where he was an Eagle Scout. In his spare time, he likes to spend time Fishing and Camping. His favorite Mazda is the Mazda3.
Sales & Leasing Specialist
Justin Reynolds
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
Parts Consultant Mike  Day
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888-548-3802

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.

Parts Consultant
Mike Day

Our Location

Steet Ponte Mazda
5074 Commercial Dr
Yorkville, NY 13495

Sales: 888-490-5362
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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

Awesome service and easy to deal with. Go see trent or joel today! They will go the extra mile to make sure you’re happy. Awesome job guys, I feel like I should pick up a job there because I like you that much! Thanks again for everything!! �

- Serena Countryman, FACEBOOK

Just bought a Mazda CX-5. Love it. A great group of people to work with. Matt and Joel were awesome. Thanks to Mitch for setting up my test drive and meeting. Recommend that if you are looking for a vehicle check them out

- Debra Rudd, FACEBOOK

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

- Kim commisso, 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

Just purchased my beautiful Mazda 3 Fully loaded. Bose system. Car starter. Moon roof!!!! Joel was nothing but professional. Soooo Funny. And catered to all my needs. Matt was new and I was his first sale. Hopefully I didn’t drive him too crazy. Ha! They took the time to explain to me all the...

- Theresa Marie Bolos, FACEBOOK

Always great service. They check the car completely each appointment, stay right on top of what it needs. Service is quick and done right!

- Brendan Dunn, FACEBOOK

Throughout the buying process we were treated with respect, friendly professionalism and trustworthy hospitality

- Gordon Clarkson, GOOGLE
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