Meet Our Staff

Jeff Gordon

Mario has been with Jay’s since 2008. He left a position teaching / coaching at a high school in Missouri to return to Wadsworth and be a part of the Family business his Father, Joseph Pace, had founded in 1986. Mario helps out wherever he is needed. In addition to overseeing operations, he spends much time at the auctions purchasing vehicles, and maintaining Jay's website. Mario has been married to his Wife, Stacey, for 15 years. They have 6 children and reside in Wadsworth.


Bill Bower

Bill has been with Jay’s for 6 years. He has been in the automobile industry for 22 years. Prior to that, he worked in the banking industry for 12 years. Bill’s experience in the automobile/banking industries making him a natural fit here at Jay’s. He is a real people person, and the consummate team player. He wears many “hats” here at Jay’s helping out with sales, financing, and collections. Jay’s is fortunate to have Bill on board for all that he brings to our team. He resides in Akron.


Tony Smith

We have been subcontracting our detail work out to Tony for the last 6 years. Tony is the consummate professional. He takes much pride in his work and cleans each car inside and out as though he were cleaning it for his own Mother! The outstanding appearance of or inventory is a direct result of Tony’s hard work and meticulous attention to detail. We are fortunate to have him as our expert detailer. Tony resides in Akron.


Michelle Pace

Michelle has been with Jay’s Autos for 9 years. She is a co-owner and handles insurance related concerns. She is diligent about following up on insurance to protect your investment and ours. She also helps out with sales and finance. She started while her Father, the founder, was still alive and learned much about the business from him. She has a good understanding of the business and fills in wherever she is needed. She has one daughter, Alaire. They reside in Jackson Township.


Mike Howell

Mike has been with Jay’s Autos for 12 years. He is one of our service technicians, and a great one at that. He has a great work ethic and there is nothing he can’t fix! We are fortunate to have Mike as one of our technicians. Our customers can rest assured that Mike has put their vehicle through a rigorous safety inspection before they took delivery. Mike is married to Tammy with 6 children, and 7 grandchildren. They reside in Kenmore.


George Farley

George has been with Jay’s Autos for 17 years. His titles are office/service manager. George has been an integral part of the success we have experienced here at Jay’s. Overall, he has 53 years in the automobile industry and brings much knowledge and experience to our staff. Coordinating the work done in our service garage is a painstaking job, but George does all that he can to ensure that our customer’s cars receive the needed service. As a result of his efforts, we continue to exceed our customer’s expectations after the sale. George resides in Wadsworth.


Mike Lister

Mike has been with Jay’s Autos for 19 years. He handles the financing and is heavily involved with sales as well. His loyalty and commitment to Jay’s is unparalleled. Mike has an infectious personality which has been instrumental in building up our customer base over the years. Mike has endeared himself to our customers in such a way that we have sold to three generations of many families throughout the years! Mike has been married for 20 years to Marcella with four children. They reside in Seville.


Wael Al-Matar

Wael is the newest member of our Staff, and was hired on as a tech to help keep up with the demands in our service shop. He obtained an Associate of Applied Science Automotive Technology degree from Stark State College. His work ethic, personality, and background in Automotive Maintenance make him a great fit here at Jay’s! He and his Wife, Laura, have one child, and another one on the way soon! They make their home in Wadsworth.