Meet Our Team

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Joe Papalexis, General Manager

Joe has worked at Yark Automotive Group for 14 years. Outside of work, he enjoys spending time with family and going to sporting events. Joe's favorite place to be is home with his family. 



Ben Swonger, Sales Advisor

Ben has worked at Yark Automotive for 3 and a half years but has been in sales for 2 and a half. He is married to his beautiful wife, Kristy, of 2 years. He has a son, Stanley, that will be one in September and two dogs named Ruffus and Wrangler. Outside of work, Ben enjoys golfing with friends, going to car shows, and spending as much time as he can with his wife and son. One thing he cannot live without is his and son, and he says they are the reason he is who is today. His favorite place to be is at home playing with his son, Stanley. The weirdest job he has ever had was taking care of his neighbor's cat when he was younger; he hates cats. Ben's favorite car is an Alfa Romeo Giulia Quadrifoglio.


Mike Knurek, Sales Advisor

Mike has been with Yark Automotive Group for 13 years. He has been married to his wife Kathy for 37 years. His oldest daughter lives in Portland, Oregon and was a Bio-chemist in a research lab in Kona, Hawaii where she met her husband who is an archeologist and produced Mike's wonderful 3 year old granddaughter, Vivienne. His son is a studio musician and runs an Airbnb in North Hollywood, California. Outside of work, Mike reads a lot, golfs, and runs. He completed his third half marathon this year at age 67! One thing he cannot live without is his family and friends. Mike's favorite place to be is Kukio Beach, the Big Island Hawaii. The weirdest job he has ever had was being a bodyguard for Reba McIntire when she played the Lucas County Fair sometime in the '70s. Mike's favorite car is an MGB GT. 



Mike Parks, Sales Advisor



Don Espen, Parts Manager


The Alfa Romeo of Toledo Staff is Here for You!

The team at Alfa Romeo of Toledo has the expertise you need when looking for a car! If you have questions about automotive capabilities, performance, financing, parts or service, come talk to our friendly staff and you'll get your questions answered! We've got a well-stocked inventory of new cars and used cars. Visit us today to find a great Alfa Romeo selection in the Toledo, OH, area!

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