Executive Team

Mike Sylvester
President and COO

Sylvester has over 20 years of experience in leadership roles in the rail transport industry. He has proven to be a hands-on operator and a strategic negotiator with clients and suppliers, working in a mature industry with a mix of strong national clients, suppliers and regional players. In his previous role as senior vice president at Stella-Jones Inc., he demonstrated an in-depth knowledge of mergers and acquisitions, business integrations and a proven track record in operational excellence and market growth.

Bart Chambers
VP, Information Technology

Mr. Chambers is responsible for providing leadership and direction to the technology team to ensure availability, stability, and security of business technology and infrastructure platforms. Working with multiple teams of technology professionals inside and outside of FinishMaster, his projects focus on information systems activities including design, development, delivery and support. 

Mr. Chambers earned a Bachelor's Degree in Psychological Science/Computer Science and a Master's Degree in Information and Communications Sciences from Ball State University. He has over 30 years of experience and leadership across multiple industries including higher education, financial services and manufacturing; most recently as Director of Infrastructure, Operations, Security, and Customer Support at Herff Jones in Indianapolis.

Betty Lonis

Prior to joining FinishMaster, Betty was VP, Human Resources Business Partners for Cox Automotive. In this role, she served as a strategic partner, leading the People Solutions Team in the execution of progressive people and organization programs for the Financial, Inventory, and Mobility Solutions Groups. She has also held HR leadership positions for larger firms, including Navient and Eli Lilly & Company. Lonis holds a BS in Psychology from IUPUI and an MBA from Indiana University, starting her career with the Indiana state government.

Betty has been actively involved as a Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) volunteer leader over the past several years and currently serves on the SHRM Certification Commission, along with holding various titles with other SHRM Committees. She also volunteers with multiple organizations and is a member of HR People & Strategy and the Society for Human Resource Management. During her downtime, Betty enjoys being with her husband and two children.