Meet Our Staff

Our friendly, professional staff here at Salerno Duane Summit wants to make sure that you have the best experience buying, leasing or financing! Everyone here loves what we do and it shows in every aspect of the dealership experience.


Executive Management


Michael R Podell

Michael R Podell

General Manager

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Michael R Podell

Michael R Podell

General Manager

Reviews for Michael R Podell

Dec 1, 2017

I just leased my first Jeep at Salerno Duane, and it was by far the best car leasing experience I've ever had. Michael Podell, Mike Bendar and their team were great throughout the entire process.

Reviewd by Source: Google

Nov 18, 2017

Great experience! - Paul and Michael are very easy to work with! They quickly got us everything we needed. This is the 3rd transaction we’ve had with them and will come back again.

Reviewd by Source: Edmunds

Nov 17, 2017

Drove home a 2018 Grand Cherokee last night. I dealt with Michael Podell. I'd give my experience 10 stars if that was a choice. The entire staff was knowledgeable, courteous and very easy to deal with. I will buy / lease every vehicle from here on from Salerno Duane. Just try them and you will see a night and day difference. Thanks again

Source: DealerRater

Management


Mike Bendar

Mike Bendar

General Sales Manager

  • 908-277-6700 ext. 213
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Mike Bendar

Mike Bendar

General Sales Manager

  • 908-277-6700 ext. 213

Reviews for Mike Bendar

Dec 1, 2017

I just leased my first Jeep at Salerno Duane, and it was by far the best car leasing experience I've ever had. Michael Podell, Mike Bendar and their team were great throughout the entire process.

Reviewd by Source: Google

Nov 29, 2017

Love my jeep great job and price Bill & Mike B were nice and very quick.

Reviewd by Source: Cars

Nov 17, 2017

Wonderful experience leasing my new car! Special thanks to Joe Synosky, Mike Bendar, and Mike Podell for their exceptional service. Their knowledge and professionalism went above and beyond what we expected on our first day of car shopping! I highly reccommend Salerno Duane of Summit for family car needs! We love our new Jeep Compass!

Reviewd by Source: Google

Joe Salerno

Joe Salerno

Sales Manager

  • 908-277-6700 x212
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Joe Salerno

Joe Salerno

Sales Manager

  • 908-277-6700 x212

Reviews for Joe Salerno

Sep 19, 2017

I went to this dealership looking for a brand new Dodge Charger. I got exactly what I wanted! I placed an order with Joseph Salerno for 2018 GT Charger in white. The car came in a timely fashion, and actually looked better than I had expected. The customer service was outstanding and I absolutely love my new car. A definite recommend to anyone looking for a new car or truck! Joe Salerno was not just a salesman, he was a friend. I appreciate the service I received from Joe and the entire Salerno Duane team!

Reviewd by Source: Cars

Aug 11, 2017

Traded a vehicle in and received the best service ever from Henry and Joe. Henry was so kind and patient. He made my car buying experience a memorable one. I purchased a 2014 Jeep Grand Cherokee Overland, after testing the 2017 limited 4*4 because it was more affordable and most of all had everything I wanted. I love my new car. The entire staff was very helpful in this purchase, even understood my dreadful experience with the bank. I am very happy with my choice and looking forward to purchasing a newer vehicle in the future. Thank you Henry and Joe.

Reviewd by Source: Yelp

Jul 28, 2017

If your looking for a new car this is the place to go. Super friendly with tons of options! Sergio and Joe are the go-to guys!

Reviewd by Source: Cars

Dave Smith

Dave Smith

Finance Director

  • 908 277 6700 x208
Dana Raczynski

Dana Raczynski

Controller

  • 908-277-6700 ext. 107
Larry Sayette

Larry Sayette

Internet Director

  • 908 277 6700 x250
Erik Podell

Erik Podell

Used Car Coordinator

  • 908-277-6700 ext. 269
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Erik Podell

Erik Podell

Used Car Coordinator

  • 908-277-6700 ext. 269

Reviews for Erik Podell

Nov 18, 2017

Great customer service and selection. Erik is the best!

Reviewd by Source: Google

Nov 18, 2017

Erik made things quick and easy. From looking at cars to getting pricing together he was extremely helpful.

Reviewd by Source: Cars

Peter Herbst

Peter Herbst

Inventory

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Peter Herbst

Peter Herbst

Inventory

Reviews for Peter Herbst

Jun 10, 2017

Fast and Friendly Service - After talking on the phone with the kind and considerate Adriana, I took train from Manhattan to Summit, NJ to Salerno Duane Ford on the busy Memorial Day weekend Saturday to look at 2017 Explorers. Pete showed me the entire line-up, explained the differences and costs without any pressure. We looked at multiple pricing options on a couple different Explorers and we went for a spin. Dealt with GEICO on the spot (got insurance), made the lease happen and I DROVE back to Manhattan. Pete even agreed to bring the plates into the city for me (once in) so I didn't have to travel back to Summit. SD is a family business and not a boiler-room, so comfortable atmosphere.

Reviewd by Source: Edmunds

Alex Shaikh

Alex Shaikh

Commercial Truck Manager

  • 908-277-6700 ext. 150
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Alex Shaikh

Alex Shaikh

Commercial Truck Manager

  • 908-277-6700 ext. 150

Reviews for Alex Shaikh

Nov 30, 2017

I recently leased a Jeep from Salerno Duane and it was the best experience I have had with a car dealership. I was in a difficult situation with my old vehicle and Alex Shaikh was AWESOME!! - He was extremely knowledgeable and helpful in getting me out of my old vehicle and into a new one. I would highly recommend going to see Alex if you are in the market for a car!

Reviewd by Source: Google

Nov 30, 2017

I recently leased a Jeep from Salerno Duane and it was the best experience I have had with a car dealership. I was in a difficult situation with my old vehicle and Alex Shaikh was AWESOME!! - He was extremely knowledgeable and helpful in getting me out of my old vehicle and into a new one. I would highly recommend going to see Alex if you are in the market for a car!

Reviewd by Source: Yelp

Nov 25, 2017

Just bought a jeep cherokee from Alex at Salerno Duane. He really went the extra mile to make the purchase easy for me. He got me out of my trade, which is something that had to be done. I will be forever greatful to Alex at Salerno Duane Jeep.

Reviewd by Source: Cars

Reception


Gabrielle Porras

Gabrielle Porras

Receptionist

  • 908-277-6700

Chelsea Oram

Receptionist

  • 908-277-6700

Sales


Henry Argueta

Henry Argueta

Sales Consultant

  • 908-277-6700 ext. 267
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Henry Argueta

Henry Argueta

Sales Consultant

  • 908-277-6700 ext. 267

Reviews for Henry Argueta

Nov 20, 2017

Henry andJoe are the best to deal with. I hope I can send many clients to them. I will never ever buy a Jeep from anyone else. They made the entire experience very easy.

Reviewd by Source: Cars

Sep 27, 2017

My husband and I visited Salerno Duane on a Saturday morning thinking that it would be the typical dreadful visit. However, after meeting Sergio, not only did he make us feel very welcome but also gave no "pressure" typical of when one is purchasing a new vehicle. Sergio is a true professional...cares about his clients & goes above & beyond what is expected. He is very helpful & genuine! Thank you Sergio (and Henry :)!!

Source: DealerRater

Sal Zebardasd

Sal Zebardasd

Sales Consultant

  • 908-277-6700 ext. 261
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Sal Zebardasd

Sal Zebardasd

Sales Consultant

  • 908-277-6700 ext. 261

Reviews for Sal Zebardasd

Dec 4, 2017

Sal did a great job. Took the time to explain everything in details about the vehicle.

Reviewd by Source: Cars

Dec 1, 2017

I had been looking into leasing or buying a Grand Cherokee for a while, super-nervous about making the wrong decision or being taken advantage of. Well Joe and Sal put an end to that by treating me with the utmost respect and patience. For every question I had about leasing and the trade-in, Sal explained to me the details with ease--he knows his stuff! He doesn't BS or try to insult your intelligence by just telling you to "look at the chrome" and stuff--which is what I got at other dealerships. I went from nerve-wracked to elated to be driving in my brand new Jeep!

Reviewd by Source: Google

Nov 27, 2017

SAL WAS VERY PLEASANT AND KNOWLEDGE . VERY HAPPY WITH THE JEEP . IT WAS QUICK AND EASY . IN AND OUT THE WAY I LIKE IT.

Reviewd by Source: Cars

Casey Vielle

Casey Vielle

Sales Consultant

  • 908-277-6700 ext. 263
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Casey Vielle

Casey Vielle

Sales Consultant

  • 908-277-6700 ext. 263

Reviews for Casey Vielle

Nov 9, 2017

Great - Worked with Casey and management they put me in a great Car thank you guys You want a great experience ask for him Tony Villafana

Reviewd by Source: Edmunds

Oct 31, 2017

Excellent customer service.....put me in the car i wanted I told Casey my budget and he work with his sales manager to get me at my price range . i recommend Salerno Duane in summit.

Reviewd by Source: Google

Oct 28, 2017

Great experience leasing a grand Cherokee. By far the best price I was able to find in the area. Casey was very knowledgeable and helped make leasing my first car very easy. Definitely recommend stopping in and seeing him next time you need a new car.

Reviewd by Source: Yelp

Bill Bisson

Bill Bisson

Sales Consultant

  • 908-277-6700 x266
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Bill Bisson

Bill Bisson

Sales Consultant

  • 908-277-6700 x266

Reviews for Bill Bisson

Nov 29, 2017

Love my jeep great job and price Bill & Mike B were nice and very quick.

Reviewd by Source: Cars

Nov 29, 2017

I have been buying vehicle from Salerno & Duane 4th Jeep. Great price and salesperson Bill Bisson.

Reviewd by Source: Cars

Nov 29, 2017

Great job Bill my New Cherokee is great love it. Going to send all my friends thanks again.

Reviewd by Source: Cars

Paul Shorrock

Paul Shorrock

Sales Consultant

  • 908-277-6700 x236
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Paul Shorrock

Paul Shorrock

Sales Consultant

  • 908-277-6700 x236

Paul joined the Salerno Duane Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep team in 2008 after spending the 16 years prior in another local area dealer. Paul lives in Whippany with his wife and children. Paul is both a football and soccer fan and is unlike the rest of his co-workers that love the NY Giants, Jets, Devils and/or Redbulls, as his favorite team is Manchester City and his favorite vehicle in the product line is the Jeep Grand Cherokee.

 

Reviews for Paul Shorrock

Dec 9, 2017

This is my third lease in a row from Salerno Duane with sales master Paul Shorrock. I come back for a reason. Great service, straight talk with super knowledgeable staff and competitive pricing. They’ve always come through with the best deal, found the vehicle we wanted and we always felt good about the process. Customer focused and I highly recommend them if you’re looking for a vehicle.

Reviewd by Source: Google

Dec 2, 2017

Outstanding, very professional workers. Everyone here is definitely willing to go the extra mile to make sure that you are happy. I am from Brooklyn and this is not my first time purchasing at this dealership. It is definitely worth the drive! For all of my car experiences, I have always dealt with Paul Shorrock. He does not disappoint! He treats you as if you are family. I will definitely continue to come here in the future, and I recommend this dealership to everyone.

Reviewd by Source: Google

Nov 18, 2017

Great experience! - Paul and Michael are very easy to work with! They quickly got us everything we needed. This is the 3rd transaction we’ve had with them and will come back again.

Reviewd by Source: Edmunds

Sergio Ovalle

Sergio Ovalle

Sales Consultant

  • 908-277-6700 x220
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Sergio Ovalle

Sergio Ovalle

Sales Consultant

  • 908-277-6700 x220

Sergio joined Salerno Duane in 2009, however Sergio has been in assisting customers get into the vehicle of their dream since 2002. When Sergio is not assisting customers you more than likely will find him playing or watching soccer. He is an avid NJ Redbulls Fan. Sergio’s favorite vehicle in the product line is the Dodge Durango.

 

Reviews for Sergio Ovalle

Dec 4, 2017

Sergio was very helpful and extremely easy to work with. He took the time to look through all our options and was very knowledgeable and friendly. I've been to many dealerships in the area and this was by far the best experience I've had. We walked away happy customers.

Source: DealerRater

Dec 4, 2017

Sergio was extremely helpful, answered all of our questions and made the whole process easy.

Reviewd by Source: Cars

Nov 28, 2017

I came to Salerno Duane today looking for a new vehicle. Sergio Ovalle was the best car sales person that I have ever encountered (and i've come across a few). He has such great interpersonal skills I felt like I was buying a car from my best friend!

Reviewd by Source: Cars

Joseph Synosky

Sales Consultant

  • 908-277-6700 ext. 265
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Joseph Synosky

Sales Consultant

  • 908-277-6700 ext. 265

Reviews for Joseph Synosky

Dec 1, 2017

I had been looking into leasing or buying a Grand Cherokee for a while, super-nervous about making the wrong decision or being taken advantage of. Well Joe and Sal put an end to that by treating me with the utmost respect and patience. For every question I had about leasing and the trade-in, Sal explained to me the details with ease--he knows his stuff! He doesn't BS or try to insult your intelligence by just telling you to "look at the chrome" and stuff--which is what I got at other dealerships. I went from nerve-wracked to elated to be driving in my brand new Jeep!

Reviewd by Source: Google

Nov 26, 2017

Joe Synosky, Bob Montgomery and the rest of the team were great. I had bad experiences at previous dealers, but the guys here really took the time to help me shop. When you're looking for a new car, you need good customer service like this. It's not just a small purchase.

Reviewd by Source: Google

Nov 24, 2017

Just bought a Pacifica with Joe Synosky. He was wonderful to work with, and really worked with us to find us what we needed for our growing family! Would recommend this dealership, and especially Joe, to anyone in the market for a new car!

Reviewd by Source: Cars

Accounting


Sharneese Rodriguez

Sharneese Rodriguez

  • 908-277-6700 ext. 109

Kimberly Robles

  • 908-277-6700 ext 108

Megan Ortman-Vannote

  • 908-277-6700

Internet Representatives


Angela Huarniz

Angela Huarniz

Internet Representative

  • 908-277-6700 ext. 255

Bob Montgomery

Internet Representative

  • 908-277-6700 ext. 251
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Bob Montgomery

Internet Representative

  • 908-277-6700 ext. 251

Reviews for Bob Montgomery

Nov 26, 2017

Joe Synosky, Bob Montgomery and the rest of the team were great. I had bad experiences at previous dealers, but the guys here really took the time to help me shop. When you're looking for a new car, you need good customer service like this. It's not just a small purchase.

Reviewd by Source: Google

Jan 14, 2017

Knowing the car that I wanted to purchase brought me to this dealership. Being the first time I ever bought a car, Bob Montgomery took his time to get me through the process. He was willing to answer any question I had about the buying process or about the car. It's a long trip for me to get there, … Read More

Source: DealerRater

Jan 13, 2017

First time buyer - Knowing the car that I wanted to purchase brought me to this dealership. Being the first time I ever bought a car, Bob Montgomery took his time to get me through the process. He was willing to answer any question I had about the buying process or about the car. It's a long trip for me to get there, but if I have to buy another car, I would gladly buy it from Bob.

Reviewd by Source: Edmunds

 

Service and Parts


Curtis Thomas

Curtis Thomas

Parts & Service Director

  • 908-277-6880 ext. 110

Alex Gomez

Shop Foreman

Bryan Munoz

Parts Manager

  • 908-277-6690 ext. 346
Kristina Parrillo

Kristina Parrillo

Service Advisor

Brian Boyd

Brian Boyd

Service Advisor

  • 908-277-6700 ext. 225
Robert Tiedemann

Robert Tiedemann

Parts Counter

  • 908-277-6700 ext. 229
Krysten Beauvais

Krysten Beauvais

Warranty Administrator

  • 908-277-6700 ext. 227

Service Technicians


Mathew Risola

Service Technician for CJD

Yversee Josaphat

Service Technician for CJD

Claunel Mercival

Service Technician for CJD

Scott Perrine

Service Technician

Anthony Versacio

Service Technician for CJD

Randy Larocca

Service Technician for CJD

Kenny Milleon

Service Technician for CJD

Nicholas Wilson

Service Technician for CJD

Body Shop


Anthony Valderrama

Anthony Valderrama

Body Shop Manager

  • 908-988-0795
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Anthony Valderrama

Anthony Valderrama

Body Shop Manager

  • 908-988-0795

Reviews for Anthony Valderrama

Nov 16, 2017

Great repair experience - Anthony was very professional and helpful throughout the duration of my auto body repair.

Reviewd by Source: Edmunds

Nov 12, 2017

Both of my cars were bought at Salerno Duane, and I have had them serviced here as well. I have always been pleased with the service and accommodation. This was my first experience with the body shop and I am more than satisfied! The manager, Anthony was professional and accommodating and the work performed, outstanding! I would recommend the service 100%!Anita DePaola Murphy

Reviewd by Source: Google

Apr 15, 2017

Anthony and his team at Salerno's auto body repair pulled off magic, within a two day period, they had my car back in my hands looking as good as new. I am impressed with the level of service, including the constant contact on my car's status, the free loaner, and the workmanship that they provided.

Reviewd by Source: Google

Michael Boyce

  • 908-988-0795

Michael Lebron

  • 908-988-0795

Cristian Encalada

  • 908-988-0795