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Finance Department - 7997 Market Street, Youngstown, OH 44512

Our Finance Department

We strive to work with each customer to ensure their satisfaction. You can save time now by using our quick pre-qualifying form to qualify for one of our finance programs. We are always happy to answer your questions, so please don't hesitate to contact us today!

Our Locations

  • Sweeney Chevrolet
  • 8010 Market Street
  • Youngstown, OH 44512
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Dave Vantell
Finance Director
I've been with Sweeney Chevrolet Buick GMC since 2009, however I've been in the automotive industry for over 25 years. I currently reside in Poland, Ohio but I grew up in Youngstown. I'm a graduate of Woodrow Wilson High School. I've been married to my wife, Paulette since 1987 and we have one son. In my free time I enjoy golf and watching sports.
Ben Basista
Business Manager
My name is Ben Basista, I have been working for Sweeney Chevrolet, Buick, GMC since 2011. I am a graduate of Struthers High School in 2010, where I went on to complete my bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from Youngstown State University in 2015. In my free time I enjoy hanging out with friends and family and I enjoy golfing in the summer time.
Ron Cast
Business Manager
My name is Ron Cast. I started with Sweeney Chevrolet Buick GMC in April of 2015 but I have been in the automotive industry since 2011. I'm born and raised in New Castle, PA where I still reside and am a graduate of Laurel High School and Pennsylvania Culinary School. In my spare time I enjoy playing golf and working on my 1983 Dodge. A fun fact about me is that I managed restaurants for 13 years prior to entering the auto industry.
Rick Layman
Business Manager
I grew up in Pittsburgh, PA and currently live in Hubbard, OH with my wife, Marianne. I’m a proud father of four children. My oldest daughter is a Paramedic in Pittsburgh and my oldest son is a US Marine now living outside of Pittsburgh. I have been with Sweeney Chevrolet for over 5 years. I’m a Truck Marketing Institute Graduate, the designated truck specialist as well as the Certified Corvette Specialist for the dealership. Before coming to Sweeney, I had 25 years of experience in the construction industry. I’ve been a life-long car enthusiast. When I was younger, I would drag race and even attended the Professional Driving School at Kentucky Motor Speedway. Recently, I also attended a performance driving school for the C7 Corvette Stingray in Pahrump, Nevada. In my free time I enjoy watching and attending NASCAR races, golfing, and cheering on the Steelers, Penguins and Pirates.
Mark Malaska
Business Manager
My name is Mark Malaska. I started with Sweeney Chevrolet Buick GMC in 2013. I grew up in Youngstown and am a graduate of Cardinal Mooney HS and the University of Akron. I currently live in Canfield with my wife Shelby and son Benjamin. In my free time I enjoy spending time with my family.
Jake McPhatter
Business Manager
I've worked for Sweeney since 2009, but have been in the automotive industry for more than 15 years. I live in New Castle, PA with my wife Kiley but am originally from Philadelphia, PA. I graduated from Northeast High in 1989 and then went to Indiana University of Pennsylvania in 1993. In my free time I enjoy any and everything children and sports. I'm a man that appreciates his family and his life!