Who We Are


  • PRESIDENT – Jeff Lyman – Jeffrey’s Auto Body – 6181 E. Taft Rd., N. Syracuse, NY 13212 – (315) 458.0836 – Jeff Lyman owns Jeffrey’s Auto Body in North Syracuse, NY
    Contact Jeff at:  jefflyman@hotmail.com
  • VICE-PRESIDENT – Jim Ford, Jr. – Ford & Bryant, Inc. – 1350 Cold Springs Road, Liverpool, NY 13090 – (315) 451.5383. Jim Ford, Jr. oversees the operations of Ford & Bryant in Liverpool, New York.
    Contact Jim, Jr. at: fordandbryant@gmail.com
  • SECRETARY/TREASURER – Karl Herba – Fiducial Business Services – 6905 E. Genesee Street, Fayetteville, NY 13066 – (315) 449.3599. Karl Herba owns Fiducial Business Services in Fayetteville, New York. Karl is an accountant and specializes in accounting services for automotive businesses.
    Contact Karl at: kherba@verizon.net
  • IMMEDIATE PAST PRESIDENT – Jeffrey Phillips – J&J Automotive – 766 W. Genesee St., Syracuse, NY 13204 – (315) 472.2800. Jeff Phillips owns J&J Automotive in Syracuse, NY
    Contact Jeffrey at: jeffp@jandjautomtive.com
  • EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR – Douglas Daniel – SSRSOUNY, Inc. – 6437 Collamer Rd. Suite 2, East Syracuse, NY 13057 – (315) 455.1301. Doug previously owned Daniel’s Car Care Center in Nedrow, New York for over 40 years. Doug’s experiences include operating a towing service, auto repair, gasoline station with a C-store. He was a member of Mobil Oil Corp. and Exxon/Mobil’s National Dealer Advisory Group for 6 years. He has served on numerous industry committees and is a former Board of Director member of this Association. Doug is a volunteer firefighter/EMT with 41+ years experience and holds a degree in Emergency Management.
    Contact Doug at: doug@ssrsouny.com


  • Michael Cretaro – Mike’s Auto Service, Inc. – 207 South Bay Road, North Syracuse, NY 13212 – 315-458-1740
    Mike Cretaro operates Mike’s Auto Service in North Syracuse, New York. Mike is ASE Certified and is a AAA Approved Repair Center. Mike is a multi year AAA/ASE Technician of the year winner.
    Contact Mike at: mikesauto@cnymail.com
  • Jim Ford, Sr. – Ford & Bryant, Inc. – 1350 Cold Springs Road, Liverpool, NY 13090 – 315-451-5383
    Jim Ford Sr. operates Ford & Bryant in Liverpool, New York. Jim’s business combines gasoline, auto repair and high performance work, including dyno-tuning engines. Jim is certified in 23 areas of ASE Certification.
    Contact Jim at: jford@dreamscape.com
  • Stewart Hill – Hill Brothers Service – 1313 Buckley Road, North Syracuse, NY 13212 – 315-451-1400
    Stew Hill operates Hill Brothers Service in North Syracuse, New York. Stew is a long time Board Member and also is the Chairman of the Clambake Committee.
    Contact Stewart at: beverlyhill4@verizon.net
  • P.J. Schmid – Rudy Schmid, Inc. – 228 E. Hiawatha Blvd, Syracuse, NY 13208 – 315-422-4333
    P.J. owns Rudy Schmid, Inc. in Syracuse, NY and is another recent addition to the board.
    Contact P.J. at: pjs@rudyschmid.com
  • Butch Strutz – Butch’s Automotive & Transmission– 303 Old 7th North Street, Liverpool, NY 13088 – 315-472-6360
    Butch operates Butch’s Automotive in Liverpool, New York. Butch is an ASE Master Tech. and also holds the AAM Accreditation.
    Contact Butch at: butch@butchsautomotive.com
  • Ronald Hill Sr. – RJ Hill Enterprises, Inc. – 8887 Shellman Drive, Cicero, NY 13039 – 315-699-1558
    Ron Hill  operated Central Square Nice-N-Easy in Central Square, New York. Ron previously operated several Thruway gasoline stations and was one of the original founders of the Association. Ron now operates a fishing charter on Lake Ontario.
    Contact Ron at: captainron@otherwomanfishcharters.com
  • Greg Hudson – Hudson & Mowens – 62 E. Genesee Street, Baldwinsville, NY  13027 – 315-635-5681
    Greg owns and operates Hudson & Mowens in Baldwinsville, NY.  Greg is one of our recent additions to the board.
    Contact Greg at:  ssr1978@hotmail.com
  • John Keehfus – K&C Auto Body – 1207 Willis Avenue, Syracuse, NY  13204 – 315-468-0315
    John owns and operates K & C Auto Body in Syracuse, NY.  John is another recent addition to the board.
    Contact John at:  john.keehfus@gmail.com


  • John Feiner – Director of the SSRSOUNY Insurance Agency Inc. – 6437 Collamer Rd. Suite 2, East Syracuse, NY 13057 (315) 463.9225John operates the insurance division along with the SSRSOUNY Insurance Committee. He is an expert in property, casualty, business, and workers compensation. John is well versed to handle all your business, home and vehicle insurance needs.
    Contact John at: johnfeiner@cnymail.com