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Leadership

Pat DiCesare
Dealer Principal
(440) 944-8700

I am born and raised in Cleveland on the East side. I got into the industry by answering an advertisement for Rick Case Honda for salespeople at the tender age of 20, and here I am. I tell my friends it's like Fonzi, I'm typecast!

 

My favorite thing about working at Eastside is those moments of truth when you see that a customer has become a true advocate for our store. It's so much more than just being "satisfied". I also love that, as an owner, I get to see people grow in their jobs, and hopefully, that spills over into their home life as well.

 

I am a lifelong learner and I'm lucky in love, and that gives me a foundation to work from. In my opinion, everyone should have a golden retriever at least once in their lives-they're smile machines! We also have a barn rescue cat, but that's complicated:)

 

On my days off, I like to golf, bake, and maybe drink some wine. I collect sourdough starters and artisanal flours to bake in our wood-burning outdoor pizza oven (even the failures taste pretty good!). 

 

The best advice I've ever heard; "Hard work beats talent, when talent doesn't work hard."


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Pat Federico
General Manager
(440) 944-8700

Working at Eastside for over 4 years, I have thoroughly enjoyed getting to meet and talk to so many different people. Every day is truly unique and fun.  

 I am a Lifelong Clevelander and on my day off I enjoy spending time with my family.

 The best advice I've ever heard; "Effort equals results."

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Vince DiCesare
Finance Manager
(440) 944-8700

I started in car sales in 1994 and I am a lifelong Clevelander. My favorite part about working at Eastside is helping people find the car of their dreams. I also love making clients feel like they are a part of the Eastside family.

I am honest and empathetic and my favorite family tradition is family dinners with all my nieces and nephews. On my days off, I like to golf and take my parents out to breakfast. I also have a cat named Winston.

 The best advice I've ever heard; "The most important part of any task is to put in the time and effort to make sure it is done right."

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Marc DiVincenzo
Controller
(440) 944-8700

I got into the industry because of my father, who opened this Volkswagen dealership in 1970 and I am a lifelong Clevelander. My favorite things about working at Eastside are greeting people every day, as well as the sense of purpose my job gives me.

 I am dedicated and committed and my favorite family tradition is vacation at Hilton Head. On my days off, I like to enjoy the outdoors. I am married with 3 daughters and 3 grandchildren.

 The best advice I've ever heard is; "Always stay humble."

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Sales

Michael DiCesare
Sales Manager
440-975-7910

Procuring pre-owned vehicles is my favorite part of my job. Another favorite part of working with Eastside customers is seeing the customers happy with our service. I am a lifelong Clevelander and I got into the industry because I went to college to work in an auto-related field.

 I am detail-oriented and my favorite family tradition is family dinners. On my days off, I like to find new vegan restaurants. I also collect shoes and have 2 cats named Max and Swartz.

 The best advice I've ever heard; "Do unto others as you would have them do unto you."

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Brian Melcher
Sales Manager
440-975-7912

 I have been in the industry for about 9 years. I am a native Westsider, born and raised in Cleveland.

 I got into the industry because on a whim, everyone always told me I'd be good at it. Here I still am! My favorite part of the job is meeting new people and helping our clients find the perfect vehicle for them. My favorite thing about working with the customers at Eastside is the atmosphere-having also worked at big corporate stores, I really enjoy the atmosphere at Eastside.

 I have a positive outlook and I am married with 2 children. I also have a Miniature Pinscher named Tyson.

My favorite family tradition is Easter with my cousins and on my days off, I like to spend time with my kids.

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Igor Drumme
Sales
440-975-7915

I came to Cleveland from Ukraine in 2008. My favorite thing about working with Eastside customers is making new connections. What I like most about my job is meeting new clients and engaging.

 I am innovative and persistent. I married my lovely wife Olga from Siberia, who blessed me with a son, Timothy. On my days off, I like to spend time with them. I also collect and trade watches.

 The best advice I've ever heard; "You miss 100% of the shots your don't take."

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Jordan Hammad
Sales Professional
440-975-7919

I have lived in Northeast Ohio all my life. My favorite thing about working at Eastside is meeting new people who are excited about their new vehicles. I love working with the Eastside customers because I like to pass down the honesty, care, and savings of our family-owned dealership. I got into the industry through an offer from a family friend.

I am professional and caring and on my days off, I like to play video games or hang out with friends. I collect shoes and video game memorabilia, and I have 4 pets-3 cats and a turtle.

The best advice I've ever heard is, "Keep working. Hard work pays off."


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Joe Harbert
Sales
440-975-7916

I am a lifelong Clevelander, although, I am first generation English. My mom hails from just outside Manchester, England.

 What I like most about my job is getting to talk about what has been such a huge impact on my life-cars. My favorite thing about working with Eastside customers is talking about their likes and interests while getting them something they like.

 I am eccentric and enthusiastic.I have twin siblings, Matthew and Sarah, who are 2 years younger than me. A favorite family tradition would be Boxing Day (the day after Christmas) getting to see my second family consisting of family friends.

 I collect racing memorabilia and car parts and on my day off I like to work on and race my car.

 The best advice I have ever heard; "Don't sweat the stuff you can't change. Focus your energy on stuff you can change."

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Nick Myles
Sales
440-975-7918

My favorite thing about working for Eastside is the friendships I have made with customers over the years. I also enjoy putting a smile on someone's face when we find the perfect Vehicle.

 I have been married 25 years to my wife Dyan and have a dog named Charlie and 2 cats named Bella and Luna. As a life long Clevelander, my favorite family tradition is Cleveland Baseball games in the summer. I am fun and passionate and on my day off I enjoy the movies, dinner, or golf.

 The best advice I have ever heard; "Only pack what you can carry yourself".

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Steve Novak
Sales
440-975-7917

My favorite thing about working at Eastside is getting to interact with customers and staff. I also love to get to show the customers their new vehicles once they're all cleaned up.

 I am a lifelong Clevelander and I got into the industry because I know one of the owners.

 I'd describe myself in 2 words as a "fun guy" and my favorite family tradition is watching the Puppy Bowl every year. On my days off, I like to ride my bicycle, and I also collect watches. I have a girlfriend, 3 kids, and a cat named Paws.

 The best advice I've ever heard is, "Don't sweat the little things."

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Service

Charlie Fisher
Service manager
440-975-7913

I got into the industry because I was involved with vehicles in the Marine Corps, and I enjoy the environment.

I am loyal and dedicated and my favorite family tradition is hanging ornaments on the Christmas tree.

On my days off, I like to do DIY projects. I also like to collect old memorabilia.

The best advice I've ever heard is; "It is better to beg for forgiveness than to ask for permission." 

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Matt Amans
Service Advisor
440-975-7920

I got into the industry because my father has a Mercedes Benz master technician.

 I am a gamer and a father. My favorite family tradition is Christmas dinner. On my days off, I like to play Xbox and go on drives with my family.

 I also collect Pokemon cards-I have every original Pokemon card from the '90s.

 The best advice I've ever heard is; "You can't make everyone happy, so be yourself."

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Duane Toothman
Service Advisor
440-975-7921

I got into the industry by working for an auto shop owner cutting down trees. He saw I was a hard worker, and he hired me.

 My favorite family tradition is going on vacation together. On my days off, I like to be outdoors. I also collect guns.

 The best advice I've ever heard; "Do it right the first time." 

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Domenic Albanese
Technician
(440) 944-8700

I got into the industry because of my dad. He was a mechanic and had me helping him at a very young age.

 I am a hard worker and on my days off, I like to spend time with my family. I also collect old coins.

My favorite family tradition is Christmas morning with my wife and kids.

 The best advice I've ever heard is; "Never let someone outwork you." 

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Domenic Fry
Technician
(440) 944-8700

I got into the industry because I grew up around cars. I worked on them with my dad and best friend.

 There is a wide variety of things I like to do on my days off, but it often depends on the weather, as well as what my friends are doing that day.

 The best advice I've ever heard; "Don't give up-look at the problem from a different angle." 

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Harry Hellinger
Technician
(440) 944-8700

I got into the industry through a family-owned business.

 I am reliable and experienced and on my days off, I like to go motorcycling.

 My favorite family tradition is celebrating holidays with the family. 

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Dave Klozar
Technician
(440) 944-8700

I've always liked working on cars. I got into the automotive industry because of my high school's auto program.

I am a husband and a father and my favorite family tradition is just being together for the holidays.

On my days off, I like to relax at home or go camping and 4-wheeling on the weekends and maybe some golf too. I collect collectible cars and model cars. 

The best advice I've ever heard is; "Work smarter, not harder.

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Michael Pecoraro
Technician
(440) 944-8700

I got into the industry because of my love for cars, as well as my high school shop class.

I am trustworthy and friendly. On my days off, I like to relax or work on my house.

My favorite family tradition is making dried Italian sausage.

The best advice I've ever heard; "Don't do what you love, love what you do."

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Lulu Pawlowski
Customer Relations Manager
(440) 944-8700

My favorite thing about working with Eastside customers is getting to know the needs of our customers and help them become part of the Eastside Family. I am a lifelong Clevelander and my favorite thing about working for Eastside is the flexibility of my job.

 I love to network! It is most satisfying to help people make the right decision regarding their next vehicle. I got into the industry by starting out as an accomplished Tupperware Manager. Pat would always ask me to stop selling Tupperware and come work for him, and he finally got me!

 I am loyal, tenacious, and friendly. My favorite family tradition is making homemade Italian food and pastries with my children and grandchildren. On my days off, I love cooking, baking, and entertaining family and friends! I also collect recipes.

 I have been married to my husband Jack Pawlowski for nearly 50 years. We have three children; John, and twins Jackie and Michael, and eight wonderful grandchildren.

 The best advice I've ever heard is; "Treat everyone the way you want to be treated".

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Vincent Davis
Sales and Service Porter
(440) 944-8700

I got into the industry as I walked-in to the dealership, as I thought I'd be a good fit.

 I am a big sports person and a high-energy person.

My favorite family tradition is family reunions. On my days off, I like to go to the weight room in the morning, then go play basketball or golf later in the day.

 I collect sports jerseys and professional player autographs.

 The best advice I've ever heard is; "Believe in yourself." 

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Cleveland Johnson
Sales and Service Porter
(440) 944-8700

I got into the industry through a job posting on Indeed.

I am hardworking and like to help people and my favorite family traditions are family reunions.

On my days off, I like to work out. I also like to collect shoes.

The best advice I've ever heard is; "Communication is Key!"

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Parts

Ken Sheats
Parts Manager
844-327-8901

I am a lifelong Clevelander-I was born and raised here.

 I got into the industry because I have been around cars my whole life. I am focused and dedicated and my favorite part of the job and working with the Eastside customers is keeping customers happy and satisfied.

 I have the best wife ever! My family is very happy and comfortable. My favorite family tradition is holiday get-togethers.

 On my days off, I like to spend time with my family. I also collect knives and guns.

 The best advice I've ever heard; "Expect the worst, hope for the best."

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Greg Dawson
Parts Consultant
(440) 944-8700

My favorite thing about working for Eastside is solving problems for customers and making sure the customers are happy. I got into the industry because of a referral from a friend.

I am a lifelong Clevelander.  I am hardworking and honest.

On my days off, I like to clean the bird feeder, and I also collect bottle caps. I have a 17-year-old cat at home.

The best advice I've ever heard; Matthew 7:12. 

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Accounting

Kathy Berlin
Title Clerk/Accounts Receivable
(440) 944-8700


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Sandi Turkall
Cashier
844-327-8901


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