Meet the Team

 

Justin -Technician, Josh - Technician, Brandon- Service Consultant, Pete - Technician, Jodi - Office Manager, David - Service Consultant, Tyler - Technician, Shawn - Technician, Ben - Service Consultant, Shawn - Owner, Jay - Technician, Albert - Shop Manager, Brendan - Technician, Heidi - Marketing Manager, Adam - Quality Control/Marketing, Ryan - Technical Support

 
 

Shawn Gilfillan, Owner | Automotive Magic

Shawn Gilfillan, Owner

Shawn Gilfillan is the proud owner of Automotive Magic, a reputable  automotive repair shop in Kenvil, NJ. He is also one of the principal partners and co-founder  of Shop Management Alliance, a private consulting company focusing on improving and  supporting other automotive repair shops and their owners. Shawn began his career getting  his hands dirty – learning the inner workings of cars and what it takes to fix the vehicles that  carry his friends and family.

He opened Automotive Magic in April of 2003 because he wanted  to make a difference, not only in  providing efficient and cost-friendly automotive repair—but also to be behind an honest and customer-centric shop. Shawn was born, raised, and still resides in Roxbury, a community that he holds dear to his heart. Shawn’s passion goes beyond his businesses, he is committed to helping others, personal and professional development, continuing his education, and his family. He is a proud father of three beautiful girls and a loving husband to his wife, Victoria.


Jason “Jay” Shubert | Automotive Magic

Jason “Jay” Shubert

Jason “Jay” Shubert a graduate of Wyotech Automotive and Light Diesel Training. Jay is licensed by the state of NJ and the Motor Vehicle Commission for vehicle inspections. He has 12 years of experience in the automotive industry. He is also factory trained and certified in VW, Audi, Mercedes and certified electrical specialist by Mitsubishi. Jay is married and has two beautiful daughters, he is also a volunteer firefighter. When he’s not fighting fires or fixing cars, he’s spending time with his family and friends and enjoying music. 


Albert Stashluck | Automotive Magic

Albert Stashluk

Albert Stashluk has joined the Automotive Magic team as Service Consultant. He comes to us with 27 years of experience in the automotive repair industry. Albert started his career in the industry as an automotive technician, his skills under the hood combined with his ability to communicate with his customers in a way that would always make them feel comfortable and have an understanding of the hows and whys of the  service recommendations was an incredible talent. The natural progression streamlined  him into a Service Writer. For the next 11 years, he managed a team of 8 and oversaw the inner  workings of and the growth of the company in the repair and auto body spectrum of the  business. He resides in Dingmans Ferry, Pa with his wife Stephany of 18 years. He is the proud father of three children 21, 17, 15 years old. Albert enjoys various outdoor activities  including hunting and fishing. Come October you can count on him being in the woods or in a  tree stand loving life! 


Adam Winget | Automotive Magic

Adam Winget

Adam Winget is 17 years old and is currently a senior in high school at the  Morris County School of Technology. In his spare time he enjoys photography,  hanging out with family and friends, and working on his car. He has had a passion  for cars since a young age and enjoys working with them. One day he would  like to be a professional automotive photographer and run his own business.


Jodi Wesley | Automotive Magic

Jodi Wesley

Jodi Wesley has joined the Automotive Magic team as Service Support Administrator.  Jodi comes with ten years of experience in automotive finance and is no stranger  to the inner workings of the automotive industry. She’s also handled the logistical as well as  customer service and sales roles at an international furniture dealership.  Her ability to handle high volume and demanding workloads has proven to be an asset  within the Automotive Magic service team. Her enthusiasm and high energy are contagious and  our customers are delighted with her ability to address their needs and concerns in a way that is beneficial to all. She’s a native NewJerseyan, from Sussex County but resides in Port Jervis NY with her husband Dave of 34 years. She’s the mother of three grown children 31, 29 and 21. She enjoys beach time and RVing at the Jersey Shore, family time, and walks with her pup Carlo. We’re excited to have Jodi on our team and we are confident that you will have the experience to get to know her in her new position as Service Support Administrator.


Shawn Matsavage | Automotive Magic

Shawn Mutsavage

Shawn Mutsavage has been an intricate part of Automotive Magic since 2016.At just 15 years old he started working on cars. Ever since then he’s spent years dedicating his time to his education and technical skills. He's a graduate of Lincoln Tech, Mahwah, NJ and is an ASE certified technician. He continues his training, taking every step necessary to make sure his skills are current with the new vehicles and the electrical components they have. We are lucky to have such a knowledgeable and respected technician on our staff. When Shawn’s not working on cars, well, he’s working on cars! He loves playing soccer and basketball with his boys. He’s a Miami Dolphins fan and enjoys Hockey (of course a NJ Devils fan).

 


yler Zehnbauer | Automotive Magic

Tyler Zehnbauer

Tyler Zehnbauer is our newest team member and technician here at Automotive Magic. He's a graduate of Warren County Community College's Automotive Program. He brings with him seven years of dealership experience. Tyler’s our “Honda” guy.

If you have a question about your Honda vehicle, his seven years of dealership experience dedicated to just Honda's can set your mind at ease, that he's the right technician to see. He is ready to meet all your automotive needs. He's eager to tackle any job big or small and prides himself on taking each one through to completion with perfection.
Tyler is from Hackettstown, NJ where he currently lives with his girlfriend Courtney and their four dogs Ruby, Tyke, Riley & Gunner. Tyler loves to work on all things mechanical. When he's not working on a vehicle, he's out fishing, riding on his quad, or hitting the open roads on his motorcycle. He also enjoys whipping up a little magic of his own in the kitchen, by trying new recipes and recreating some of his mom's famous homemade Italian pasta dishes.


Ben Sisto | Automotive Magic

Ben Sisto

Ben Sisto has joined us as Service Consultant. His love for everything automotive goes back to when his hands just got big enough to hold a wrench. He's been twisting one and fixing things his whole life. He's always been intrigued by the inner workings of all things mechanical. His ten years of experience as an auto parts specialist brings him to us with an abundance of knowledge, not only can he diagnose automotive problems, he has the capability to source the best quality parts for just about any vehicle, and he knows his way around under the hood. He's a certified electronic technician which again, speaks to his attention to detail and organization. Originally from Nutley, He now resides in Wantage, NJ with his wife Amy and his three children Olivia(10), Benjamin(6), and Vinny (3). He's been flying airplanes since the age of 15 and loves the great outdoors, particularly snowboarding. He also loves playing with his kids and remote control cars.


Brendan O'Connel | Automotive Magic

Brendan O'Connel

Introducing Brendan O'Connell as our newest Automotive Technician. He's a graduate of the Raritan Valley Community College (RVCC) Automotive Program. He brings to us over seven years of knowledge specializing in exhaust repairs and custom exhaust builds. He is dedicated to continuing his automotive education, always something new to learn and ways to better himself. Originally from Hillsboro, he and his girlfriend Priscilla reside in oak ridge. They enjoy hiking and being in nature. They can always be spotted on hiking trails with their rescue dog charlie, leading the way. He has a passion for high-quality audio and that is apparent in his eclectic collection of vinyl records.


Brandon Birmingham | Automotive Magic

Brandon Birmingham

Brandon Birmingham, our new service consultant over at Automotive Magic. Brandon is currently studying at Stratford University. He’s studying automotive and once his education is complete, he’ll have earned his certification as an automotive technician.Brandon is from Budd Lake, NJ, andas a wee little guy he’s always been fascinated by anything with a motor, from little RC nitro cars to massive funny cars. When he’s not working, he’s still doing something with cars whether it's working on his own car or competing on iRacing (competitive simulator racing). No matter what Brandon does, be it with cars, out fishing or playing his tenor saxophone, his girlfriend Alyssa is by his side. He’s got great plans and dreams for his future including getting his international competition racing license so to compete in a formula car or Indy car series. We’re excited that Brandon has joined our team and we know that he and his aspirations are exactly what we look for in an employee.

 


David | Automotive Magic

DAVID ROJAS-MONTOYA

David Rojas-Montoya. David’s from Budd Lake, NJ and he’s a recent college graduate of Rutgers University in Newark where he earned his degree in Legal Studies and Political Science. While working towards his Bachelor's degree David gained valuable automotive experience working at a Honda dealership as a technician. He’s a natural when it comes to working and communicating with people, so in his position as Service Consultant he is able to assist clients with their vehicles and explain so that they have a better understanding of what is needed. The fact that David is bilingual in Spanish and English only increases his ability to help people. During his free time he enjoys training his dog Thor, and traveling.


David | Automotive Magic

Justin  Bilza

ML and R wants to introduce you to Justin Bilza. Justin is an aspiring technician and recently started his time at ML and as the head of quality control. He comes from a long line of hard working men in various blue collar fields and is proud to be carrying the torch.

From a young age he worked alongside his father, developing a love for carpentry, and recently found his passion in the automotive industry. During his free time he likes to spend time playing guitar and going on hikes, and in the future he hopes to build a camper van to travel the country. Justin is happy to be a part of Automotive Magic and can't wait to grow with his team.
 

 

 

 

 

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