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Driven to Be a Trusted Partner

The collective experience of our leadership represents a strategic blend of automotive industry knowledge, industry operating experience and strong working relationships to enhance the value of each shop Dytech acquires.

Jim Dykstra

Founder & CEO

Jim Dykstra is CEO of Dytech Automotive Group and Dykstra’s Auto Service. Jim received a degree in Automotive Sciences in 1994 from Ferris State University. In 1995, he became partners in Dykstra’s Auto Service with his father, Rich Dykstra. Eager to grow the company, Jim started Dykstra's Auto Byron Center in 2008, then the Grand Rapids location in 2011 and then purchased the Auto Analyst in Kalamazoo and A+ Auto Service in Kentwood. Developing genuine relationships is the foundation of everything Jim does, both professionally and personally. He and his wife stay busy raising their 5 children. His past and current professional involvement includes:

  • AutoCare Association Board of Directors, CCPM, and Education Committee
  • Founding Chairman Auto Care Association Emerging Technologies Committee
  • Ferris State Automotive Management Advisory Board
  • Delphi’s Customer Advisory Council
  • Aftermarket Auto Parts Alliance Service Dealer Council

Kyle Fitzpatrick

Chief Financial Officer

As chief financial officer for Dytech Auto Group, Kyle Fitzpatrick CPA, is responsible for the company’s financial functions. Kyle has over ten years of professional experience spanning finance, financial planning and analysis, merger and acquisition transaction diligence, and public accounting. Kyle is a graduate of Ferris State University with a BA in Accounting and enjoys traveling with his wife and spending time at his lake home with family and friends.

Scott Kear

Chief Operating Officer

Scott is Dytech’s Chief Operating Officer and has worked in the automotive industry for over 12 years. As a seasoned senior executive, Scott’s extensive experience includes field sales & operations, manufacturing, and supply chain & service. His passion rests in helping others achieve their career goals while fostering strong teams. Yet Scott’s true joy in life is spending time with his wife, Rachel, and their children Sam and Sophie.

Nick Prince

Vice President-Integrations

Nick manages professional service for Dytech and affiliated shops. His passion for the industry came from his father's dealership experience and active in the industry participation. Nick attended Ferris State University and Davenport University studying Business Management and Marketing and has risen through the ranks since starting with the company in 2008 first as Service Advisor and then Service Manager at 2 Dykstra’s Auto locations. Nick celebrates life with his wife and 3 children.

Mark Doornbos

Vice President Operations/General Manager

Mark manages daily operations and key management for Dytech. This AMI accredited 35-year veteran of the industry leverages his extensive experience to increase efficiencies that drive business performance. Mark has also been General Manager of affiliated shops since 2008. Mark’s previous experience include marketing leadership positions for Jobbers Warehouse Service, Inc., Auto-Wares Group of Companies and Parts Depot, Inc. Professional affiliations include the Automotive Aftermarket Parts Alliance Service Dealer and Market Research Committee. Spending quality time with his wife, 5 children, and 3 grandchildren rounds out his busy schedule.

Fitz Lassing

Vice President of Business Development

With a strong background in mergers and acquisitions, capital markets and financial planning & analysis, Fitz is responsible for leading the growth strategy of Dytech through partnerships with local shops and strategic acquisitions. From strategy to execution, diligence and valuation to M&A integration, his skillset offers extensive financial, tax, and operational experience. Fitz is a graduate of Vanderbilt University and an avid sports fan who enjoys productive use of his leisure time by getting outside and enjoying all that nature has to offer.