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Meet Our Team at The Corporate Office!

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With over 300 employees across Maryland and Pennsylvania, the WLR Automotive team values passion, creativity and unwavering integrity. To learn more about the team and their experience, check out their bios below.

CEO & Co-Founder

Randall S. Simpson Randall S. Simpson
Randall S. Simpson

President & CEO

In 1987, Randall along with Steven Ranney founded the company as a single Lube Center.  Prior to founding the company, Randall started up and ran several small businesses including a Tire Shop and a Health Club. Randall bought out Steven Ranney’s portion of the business in 2012 to become the sole owner.

Today, Randall oversees all aspects of WLR Automotive Group and is actively involved in the daily operations as well as the future growth of the company.  Randall works directly with the Leadership Team and Department Heads to make sure that the vision and goals of WLR Automotive Group are aligned and that our customers are being delivered the best experience possible.

In addition to the automotive group of businesses, WLR Automotive Group is also involved in real estate rentals and development.  As the President and CEO, Randall will make certain that WLR Automotive Group plays an active role in participating and giving back to the communities where we have locations.

Randall S. Simpson

President & CEO

John Bohn John Bohn
John Bohn

Vice President of Operations

John represents a perfect example of what it means to grow with a company. In 1994, John started with WLR as an Automotive Technician through the Governor Thomas Johnson High School’s work-study program. In 2000, John was promoted to Managing Partner, overseeing the operations of The Lube Centers in his region.

In January 2020, John was promoted to Vice President of Operations. John is responsible for the operations of all The Lube Centers, The Auto Repairs, The Auto Spas, and The Auto Spa Expresses. He works closely with the Regional Managing Partners to provide support and guidance in the organization. In addition, John partners with Corporate Department Heads and Executives focusing on development and growth of our company, while delivering solutions for our locations. John’s vision for WLR’s growth, combined with decades of experience, ensures that our locations are operating at a professional level to provide top notch customer service. John is also a member of the company’s Leadership Team.

John Bohn

Vice President of Operations

Managing Partners

Michael Allen Michael Allen
Michael Allen

Managing Partner | The Lube Center

Mike joined WLR Automotive Group through Middletown High School’s work-study program in 1997. It is pretty exciting to see employees move up through the company. Now, Mike has progressed his way through the company as a Managing Partner and part of the company’s Leadership Team. To ensure future growth in our company, Mike is developing his employees to provide them the similar opportunities to the ones he has had.

Mike is one of our Managing Partners responsible for overseeing locations for The Lube Center and The Auto Repair brands. Mike is responsible for keeping the staff focused to keep our locations operating a top level. Daily, Mike motivates his team to make our customers their top priority.

Michael Allen

Managing Partner | The Lube Center

Sara Cooke Sara Cooke
Sara Cooke

Managing Partner | Mighty Auto Parts of MD

Sara Cooke’s journey at WLR began in 2007 when she joined the Germantown Lube Center as a cashier. In 2009, Sara transitioned to Corporate, exploring various departments and roles, from Administrative to Finance to IT to Business Systems Director.


In 2012, Sara transferred to Mighty shortly after its opening, initially serving as an Office Administrator before taking on the role of Operations Director. Her commitment and contributions were recognized when she joined Mighty’s IT Committee in 2018 and subsequently won the Operational Excellence Award in 2019.


In late 2022, Sara officially began overseeing and running Mighty Auto Parts, showcasing her leadership and strategic insight. Her hard work and dedication were acknowledged when she was promoted to Managing Partner in January 2024, a testament to her exceptional performance and value to the organization.


Outside of work, Sara finds joy in watching her son play lacrosse, football, and basketball for his high school and club teams.

Sara Cooke

Managing Partner | Mighty Auto Parts of MD

Megan Solomon Megan Solomon
Megan Solomon

Managing Partner | The Auto Spa Express

Megan joined WLR as a Regional Manager in February 2022. She brings years of leadership experience to the company to achieve continued growth and success within The Auto Spa Expresses. Her excitement to coach and motivate employees and provide the highest level of customer service is what makes her the best fit for this role! Her goal as Regional Manager is to elevate the customer’s experience, empower and build confidence in the employees, and promote a positive, healthy, and vibrant atmosphere.
“The Auto Spa Express Car Wash experience is like a magic Disney ride for drivers.” – Megan Solomon

Megan Solomon

Managing Partner | The Auto Spa Express

Alysia Torres Alysia Torres
Alysia Torres

Managing Partner | The Auto Spa

In 2019 we were happy to have Alysia become the newest member of our Managing Partner Team! Alysia began her career with WLR Automotive Group in 2010 as a cashier at The Gambrills Auto Spa. During the next four years, her hard work and determination resulted in a promotion to Location Manager. Alysia has always been dedicated to making her location the best car wash in the area. She truly wants each customer to have a positive experience. This along with her sincere leadership qualities are a perfect match for WLR. She will now have an opportunity to bring her understanding and wisdom to all of the car washes under the WLR umbrella. We are proud to have Alysia become the first female Managing Partner on our team.

Alysia Torres

Managing Partner | The Auto Spa

Corporate Directors

Chad Bohn Chad Bohn
Chad Bohn

Acquisitions & Development Director

In April of 2012, Chad was approached by WLR with the opportunity of starting and operating WLR Investment Group. Chad joined WLR Automotive Group in May of 2012 as the Real Estate Development Manager of the company’s real estate development division, WLR Investment Group, Inc. In January 2013, Chad took over the Facilities Department and helped to reorganize the department. Chad would later return to WLR Investment Group and serve as the Real Estate Development & Acquisitions Manager.

In July of 2018, Chad was promoted to Acquisitions & Development Director for WLR Automotive Group and a member of the company’s Leadership Team. Chad oversees all acquisitions, new construction and major renovations of the company’s operating locations and real estate investments.

An important role of Chad’s position is to work closely with the President & CEO and CFO to seek opportunities for future investments and company growth.

Chad Bohn

Acquisitions & Development Director

Laura DeGennaro Laura DeGennaro
Laura DeGennaro

Human Resources Director

Laura DeGennaro, Human Resources Director, joined the company in 2013. She started her WLR career as a Human Resources Coordinator supporting onboarding and recruitment. In 2015, Laura was promoted to a Human Resources Business Partner, where she provided direct operational and human resources support to our store locations. In addition to the Human Resources Business Partner role, Laura also successfully handled the benefits administration for the company. In March 2018, Laura was promoted to Human Resources Manager.

In January 2020, Laura was promoted to Human Resources Director and a member of the company’s Leadership Team. She works closely with the President & CEO providing leadership, consultation, and strategic direction regarding the company’s Human Resources Management and Office Management functions. Laura worked at a law firm prior to WLR Automotive Group. Her previous experience there has allowed her to develop strong compliance and procedure processes for the Human Resources Department. Along with her valuable experience, Laura holds a Bachelor’s Degree from Shepherd University in Business Administration with a concentration in Human Resources.

Laura DeGennaro

Human Resources Director

Pamela Grandstaff Pamela Grandstaff
Pamela Grandstaff

Assistant to President & CEO

Since 1998, Pamela has held the position of Assistant to the President & CEO at WLR Automotive Group. While working closely with the President & CEO, she also has the responsibility for multiple internal operations processes. In addition, Pamela serves as a member of the company’s Leadership Team. Prior to joining WLR Automotive Group, Pamela worked for a law firm based in Rockville, Maryland.

Notable is her 20 plus years of experience as an Executive Assistant. Because of Pamela’s experience, she has been an asset providing organizational and project orientated skills to our company.

Pamela Grandstaff

Assistant to President & CEO

Jacquie Jenkins Jacquie Jenkins
Jacquie Jenkins

Chief Financial Officer

Jacquie has been with the WLR Automotive Group since August 2011. Jacquie graduated from the University of Maryland, College Park with Bachelor degrees in both Business and Political Science. In addition, she is also a Certified Public Accountant (CPA). Jacquie’s work experience has included positions in both the for-profit and nonprofit arenas.

As the Chief Financial Officer, she participates on the company’s Leadership Team.   In her role, Jacquie is responsible for oversight of the company’s financial operations including payroll. An important function of Jacquie’s position is to work closely with the President & CEO to use financial data to seek opportunities for future investment and company growth.

Jacquie Jenkins

Chief Financial Officer

District Managers

Randy Brown Randy Brown
Randy Brown

District Manager | The Auto Spa Express

Randy began working for WLR in 2010 as a top technician at The Lube Center. Over the years, he has successfully managed multiple Lube Centers and, in 2021, transitioned to The Auto Spa Express, where he opened the first Express car wash in PA.

He was promoted to District Manager in January 2023. Randy oversees the Express locations in PA and MD and is committed to developing and growing team members daily.

Randy is focused on the customer experience and strives to deliver day in and day out. He believes that everyone at WLR Automotive Group, from cashiers to the corporate team, plays a critical role in making the company a great place to work and do business. “I am thrilled to be a part of the team and contribute to the company’s continued success.”

Randy Brown

District Manager | The Auto Spa Express

James Kelley James Kelley
James Kelley

District Manager | The Lube Center

In 2005, while still attending High School, James started his journey with WLR as a part-time courtesy technician at The Lube Center. Throughout the years, James diligently dedicated himself to his work, gradually rising from Supervisor to Assistant manager and then running his own shop as a Location Manager.

In 2023, he reached a pinnacle in his career by assuming the role of District Manager of The Lube Centers. In this capacity, James oversees multiple locations, leveraging their extensive experience and leadership skills to drive growth and uphold the company’s standards of excellence.

James’  journey with WLR is a testament to their resilience and commitment to personal and professional growth. As District Manager, he remains poised to lead by example and inspire others to achieve greatness within the organization.

James Kelley

District Manager | The Lube Center

Michael Mastrangelo Michael Mastrangelo
Michael Mastrangelo

District Manager | The Lube Center

In 2011, Michael began his career with WLR as a Location Manager at the Route 40  Lube Center in Frederick, MD. With his limited business and industry knowledge, he worked tirelessly to establish himself as a dedicated and driven addition to the many talented Lube Center managers. In 2013, Michael was awarded “TLC Manager of the Year”  for his outstanding performance and dedication to WLR.

In 2023, he joined the corporate office as a District Manager of Region 1A Lube Centers. “My goal is to support the locations I am responsible for through exceptional training and communication. It is truly an honor to be among the best in the industry!” Michael said.

In his spare time, Michael loves moments with his incredible wife and 5 remarkable children. His family believes in sustainable practices through farming, tending to their land, and serving the community by volunteering at local non-profit farming programs and attending weekly farmers markets.

Michael Mastrangelo

District Manager | The Lube Center

Megan Monroe Megan Monroe
Megan Monroe

District Manager | The Auto Spa Express

Megan Monroe

District Manager | The Auto Spa Express

Department Heads

Simon Bassett Simon Bassett
Simon Bassett

IT Manager

Simon joined WLR in early 2012 as a Systems Administrator, overseeing the health of the company’s information technology infrastructure. Since joining the company, he has strived to further solidify and grow IT for every aspect of the company. After receiving a promotion to IT Manager in July 2014, Simon assumed the responsibility of the IT Department. As IT Manager, Simon helps manage technology and operational changes across the company.

Simon Bassett

IT Manager

Josh Cooper Josh Cooper
Josh Cooper

Customer Relations Manager

Joshua joined the Company in November 2022 as the Customer Relations Manager. He is currently Attending Community College of Baltimore County, pursuing his Degree in Business. Additionally, he has over 15 years of Customer Service and Operations Management experience.

In his role as Customer Relations Manager, Joshua looks to improve his skills and knowledge to gain the trust of our customers.

Josh Cooper

Customer Relations Manager

Sandy Grandstaff Sandy Grandstaff
Sandy Grandstaff

Acquisitions & Development Manager

Sandy has been with the company since the beginning. He had previously met the President & CEO, Randy Simpson in 1980 when Sandy was in grade school. When Sandy was in the 8th grade, he worked with Randy for the first time. Sandy left the area and returned when Randy invited him to join his new company.

Since starting with the company in 1987, Sandy has worked wherever the company has needed him. He started as an Assistant Manager at the first Lube Center.   Sandy has managed the Fredericktowne Auto Repair and the Columbia Lube Center. In 2005, the President & CEO invited Sandy to become a Managing Partner. From 2008 to 2011, Sandy managed the three Montgomery County Lube Centers.

In 2011, Sandy started our Mighty Auto Parts franchise, Mighty Auto Parts of Maryland. In this role, Sandy manages a team that includes sales and delivery of Mighty Auto Parts. Additionally, Sandy’s team provides full service including training to businesses wishing to use Mighty Auto Parts and inventory management basis.

Sandy Grandstaff

Acquisitions & Development Manager

Mason Harley Mason Harley
Mason Harley

Facilities Manager

Mason’s career at WLR has been a testament to his dedication and rapid skill development. Starting as a Facilities Technician II in 2019, he quickly advanced to Tech III in 2020, where he further honed his skills. His commitment to excellence and growth led him to a significant milestone in January 2024, when he was promoted to Facilities Manager.

Mason’s expertise spans diverse fields, instilling confidence in his ability to handle complex tasks. He is a federally certified Aviation Maintenance Technician and holds a Toyota Expert certification.

As the Facilities Manager, Mason continues to lead with a passion for people, collective creativity, and unwavering integrity, embodying WLR’s core values.

Mason Harley

Facilities Manager

Josh Hoyt Josh Hoyt
Josh Hoyt

Business Applications & Project Manager

Josh began working for WLR in 2009 as a top technician. Over the past decade, Josh was promoted to Management and has worked in several Lube Center locations. In April 2021, Josh was promoted to Business Applications Manager and will use his years of in location Point of Sale experience to help improve the experience for the current employees  at the Auto Spa and Auto Spa Expresses, The Lube Centers, and The Auto Repairs. Josh is excited to join the Corporate team!

In Josh’s spare time, he spends time with his wife and son Jaxon, who was born during the 2020 Pandemic. Josh also performs standup comedy all around the area.

Josh Hoyt

Business Applications & Project Manager

Megan Nisewarner Megan Nisewarner
Megan Nisewarner

Controller

Megan Nisewarner

Controller

Jennifer Nugent Jennifer Nugent
Jennifer Nugent

Marketing Manager

Jennifer joined the company in October 2019 as the Marketing Manager. She has a degree in Commercial Design from the College of Art Advertising out of Cincinnati and has over 14 years of experience in marketing. She is skilled in budget oversight, advertising, graphic design, and event coordination. Her education and work history award her the skills to have a full grasp of the marketing process from start to finish.

In her role as Marketing Manager, Jennifer will promote the positive brand that WLR Automotive Group has established, building more awareness and support.

Jennifer Nugent

Marketing Manager

Brice Perkins Brice Perkins
Brice Perkins

Audio & Visual Manager

Brice began his employment with WLR Automotive Group, in June 2010 as a Courier.  Over the last several years his role has moved into that of our Audio-Visual Specialist and currently as Department Head for our Audio-Visual Department.

Brice is a self-motivated professional individual with exceptional knowledge of the latest audio and visual components and equipment needed for creating professional and stunning presentations. Brice’s work can be found throughout our company’s website, social media accounts and employee newsletters. He has a keen “eye” for capturing important moments and enjoys putting his passion and creativity into each project.

Brice Perkins

Audio & Visual Manager

Hilary Petropouleas Hilary Petropouleas
Hilary Petropouleas

Staff Development Manager

Hilary joined the company’s Staff Development department in 2012. She obtained her Bachelor of the Arts degree from Hood College in Frederick, Maryland and has previously held positions in both the Human Resources and Professional Development field.

As Staff Development Manager, Hilary recognizes the importance of a solid training program and strives to provide all employees with the knowledge and tools necessary to succeed. Her goal is to empower employees to grow on a personal and professional level.

Hilary Petropouleas

Staff Development Manager

Property Management

Kim Ewing Kim Ewing
Kim Ewing

Property Manager

Kim joined WLR Automotive Group in February 2010. Kim has brought to the company her administrative, customer service and management experience.   Kim’s previous roles included Administrative Assistant and Employment Coordinator.

Today, Kim serves as the Property Manager for the company.  When Kim started as Property Manager, she was the sole employee responsible for 80 residential rental properties.  Kim has grown her division into nearly 200 residential and commercial units throughout Maryland, Pennsylvania and West Virginia. Additionally, Kim’s team has grown into a team that includes office and maintenance staff.

Kim Ewing

Property Manager

Stephanie Mekkelson Stephanie Mekkelson
Stephanie Mekkelson

Property Coordinator

Stephanie Mekkelson

Property Coordinator

Ronnie Shank Ronnie Shank
Ronnie Shank

Maintenance Technician

Ronnie Shank

Maintenance Technician

WLR Property Management Maine Division

Kerry Simpson
Kerry Simpson

Property Manager

Kerry Simpson

Property Manager

Corporate Team

Kira Abbs Kira Abbs
Kira Abbs

HR Business Partner II – Benefits

Kira Abbs

HR Business Partner II – Benefits

Richard Ashbaugh Richard Ashbaugh
Richard Ashbaugh

IT Support Specialist

Richard Ashbaugh

IT Support Specialist

Emmett Belmont Emmett Belmont
Emmett Belmont

IT Desktop Specialist

Emmett Belmont

IT Desktop Specialist

Chris Berline Chris Berline
Chris Berline

Warehouse Manager

Chris joined WLR Automotive Group in May 2016 and has worked his way up from being an Assistant Manager in Facilities to now being the Warehouse Manager. In his current role, Chris is responsible for ordering all the parts and inventory needed at all locations within the company. He’s a key player in keeping everything running smoothly. Chris works closely with different vendors to get the parts we need, and he also collaborates with the facilities team daily to ensure our technicians have everything they require to complete repairs.

Chris Berline

Warehouse Manager

Nathan Black
Nathan Black

Maintenance Helper

Nathan Black

Maintenance Helper

Joshua Buhrman Joshua Buhrman
Joshua Buhrman

IT Systems Specialist

Joshua Buhrman

IT Systems Specialist

Casey Camara Casey Camara
Casey Camara

Accounts Payable Specialist

Casey Camara

Accounts Payable Specialist

Dori Carr Dori Carr
Dori Carr

Human Resources Specialist

Dori Carr

Human Resources Specialist

Troy Catlett
Troy Catlett

Maintenance Technician I

Troy Catlett

Maintenance Technician I

Emily Cockerham Emily Cockerham
Emily Cockerham

Junior Financial Analyst

Emily Cockerham

Junior Financial Analyst

Olivia Crum
Olivia Crum

Business Applications Coordinator

Olivia Crum

Business Applications Coordinator

Michael Doub
Michael Doub

AI Operations Specialist

Michael Doub

AI Operations Specialist

Lisa Drumheller Lisa Drumheller
Lisa Drumheller

HR Business Partner II

Lisa Drumheller

HR Business Partner II

Amanda Joy Amanda Joy
Amanda Joy

Facilities Assistant Manager

Amanda Joy

Facilities Assistant Manager

Lauren Fellows Lauren Fellows
Lauren Fellows

Digital Marketing Specialist

Lauren Fellows

Digital Marketing Specialist

Katherine Giller Katherine Giller
Katherine Giller

Staff Development Specialist II

Katherine Giller

Staff Development Specialist II

Kaylie Gobleck Kaylie Gobleck
Kaylie Gobleck

Payroll Specialist

Kaylie Gobleck

Payroll Specialist

Matt Gobleck Matt Gobleck
Matt Gobleck

Maintenance Technician III

Matt Gobleck

Maintenance Technician III

David Henry
David Henry

Maintenance Technician II

David Henry

Maintenance Technician II

Christine Hernandez Christine Hernandez
Christine Hernandez

Senior Accountant

Christine Hernandez

Senior Accountant

Melissa Keyser Melissa Keyser
Melissa Keyser

Executive Assistant

Melissa Keyser

Executive Assistant

David Liller David Liller
David Liller

Courier

David Liller

Courier

Nicole Martinez Nicole Martinez
Nicole Martinez

Office Coordinator

Nicole Martinez

Office Coordinator

Scott Montgomery Scott Montgomery
Scott Montgomery

Maintenance Technician III

Scott is a lifelong resident of Frederick County. He joined the WLR team in March 2019. Scott has been in the automotive industry since 1994. He graduated with a Master Technical status through General Motors and he obtained and still holds a Master ASE Automotive Technician certification. Scott utilizes his excellent communication and technical skills on a daily basis here within WLR as his position is to manage and maintain mechanical, electrical, and general maintenance at all of our locations. Scott says “I am applying everything that I have learned throughout the years to accomplish the tasks that are presented to me daily here at WLR, and I LOVE IT!!!”.

Scott is a proud parent of 2 children and in his free time, he enjoys fishing for catfish and musky. Family is important to Scott, he loves to spoil his two nephews and soon to be grandchild!

We’re happy to have you, Scott.

Scott Montgomery

Maintenance Technician III

Tommy Mobley
Tommy Mobley

Maintenance Technician II

Tommy Mobley

Maintenance Technician II

James Ott
James Ott

Maintenance Technician II

James Ott

Maintenance Technician II

Krista Raum Krista Raum
Krista Raum

Facilities Coordinator

Krista Raum

Facilities Coordinator

Tristan Rice
Tristan Rice

Maintenance Technician I

Tristan Rice

Maintenance Technician I

Lily Roloson Lily Roloson
Lily Roloson

Staff Development Specialist I

Lily Roloson

Staff Development Specialist I

Saige Simpson
Saige Simpson

Accountant II

Saige Simpson

Accountant II

Emma Stanley
Emma Stanley

Customer Relations Specialist

Emma Stanley

Customer Relations Specialist

Brad Tomaski Brad Tomaski
Brad Tomaski

HR Business Partner I

Brad Tomaski

HR Business Partner I

Kamisha Walker Kamisha Walker
Kamisha Walker

Marketing Coordinator

Kamisha Walker

Marketing Coordinator

Mighty Auto Parts of MD

Leroy Ambush III
Leroy Ambush III

Account Services Representative

Leroy Ambush III

Account Services Representative

Jason Barker Jason Barker
Jason Barker

Account Service Representative

Jason Barker

Account Service Representative

Yesenia Bednar Yesenia Bednar
Yesenia Bednar

Office Administrator

Yesenia Bednar

Office Administrator

Brad Burns Brad Burns
Brad Burns

Regional Account Manager

Brad Burns

Regional Account Manager

Cristina Cariaga Cristina Cariaga
Cristina Cariaga

Operations Support Specialist

Cristina Cariaga

Operations Support Specialist

Austin Grandstaff Austin Grandstaff
Austin Grandstaff

Account Services Representative

Austin Grandstaff

Account Services Representative

Danny Oliver Danny Oliver
Danny Oliver

Warehouse Manager

Danny Oliver

Warehouse Manager

Logan Rickerd Logan Rickerd
Logan Rickerd

Internal Account Representative

Logan Rickerd

Internal Account Representative

James Sabatano James Sabatano
James Sabatano

Operations Manager

James Sabatano

Operations Manager