Meet the Precision Auto Care Management Team.
President & CEO
Robert R. Falconi
Robert Falconi joined PACI in September, 2000, as Chief Financial Officer. In March 2002, he was named Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer. In November 2004, he was named President/COO and in May, 2006, he was promoted to CEO of Precision Auto Care, Inc. Falconi, the former CFO of Intellisys Technology Corp. also served as CFO/Vice President of Finance & Administration for several other government contracting firms in the Washington, DC area. Falconi holds several professional designations and earned an MBA from George Mason University (Fairfax, VA) in 1979, after earning his BBA from the University of Texas (Austin) in 1975.
Chief Financial Officer
Lawrence M. Kotwas
Lawrence Kotwas joined Precision Tune Auto Care, Inc. in November 2017 as Chief Financial Officer. Kotwas has over 25 years of financial management experience including 12 years of experience as Chief Financial Officer for a large Burger King franchisee. He has also held Corporate Controller positions (Catholic Charities USA and other organizations) and Director of Finance and Accounting positions with various other retail and wholesale organizations. Kotwas is a graduate of the University of Maryland with a B.S. in Accounting.
General Counsel & Corporate Secretary
Frederick F. Simmons
Frederick Simmons serves as PACI’s General Counsel and Corporate Secretary. Before being named to his current position in March 2001, he was Assistant General Counsel of Advantica Restaurant Group, Inc. (which owned multiple restaurant brands, including Denny’s, El Pollo Loco, Hardee’s (franchisee), Coco’s, Carrows, and City Range). Simmons has also taught legal classes at the University of Maryland — University College, and George Washington University. He earned a BS in Economics at the University of Kansas (Lawrence) and his law degree at Syracuse University (Syracuse, NY), where he was an Associate Editor of the Syracuse Law Review.
Senior Vice President, Operational Programs & Development
John T. Wiegand
With more than 19 years experience with the Precision Tune Auto Care system, John Wiegand became Senior Vice President of Franchise Operations in August 2000. Wiegand joined We JAC Corp. as Director of Field Operations in 1996, prior to which he served as Director of Sales and Product Management for Precision Automotive Components (PAC), a manufacturing and distribution division of the company. Wiegand is a member of MAP, the Motorist Assurance Program, and earned a BBA in Management from Northeastern University (Boston).
Vice President, Training/Research & Development
Joel Burrows, also known as the “Car Doctor”, has 20+ years with PACI and holds the position of Vice President of Training/Research and Development. With a number of automotive professional memberships and industry associations (MAP, ASE, MACS,TIA, SAE to name a few), Burrows also holds a U.S. patent for an Induction System Cleaning Process, as well as authorship of proprietary technical and marketing materials. Burrows’ educational background includes an interesting mix of music and things mechanical, as he earned a Masters in Music from the University of Miami, in addition to factory training with GM, Ford, Chrysler and Bosch.
Vice President, Business Development
Lee Oppenheim joined the PTAC family as the Vice President of Business Development in September 2007 with over six years experience in the franchising industry. Previously, he held the position of senior Director of Business Development at Realogy Corporation, formerly a division of Cendant Corporation, the leader in residential real estate in Parsippany, NJ. Oppenheim is an expert in brand expansion and acquisitions. Having worked as an agent, broker and franchisor, he is familiar with different business models operated within the industry and is a member of the Institute of Residential Marketing.