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

  • 908-277-6700 x 201
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Michael R Podell

Michael R Podell

General Manager

  • 908-277-6700 x 201

Reviews for Michael R Podell

Dec 29, 2018

Sean Stevens and Michael Podell were both awesome! Thank you for all of your help with my new purchase. I love my new truck!

Reviewd by Source: Google

Oct 20, 2018

Love this dealership, Sergio always delivers best service and best deals. They are professional and efficient. Just got my 3rd lease from these guys. Happy customer and will keep coming back.

Source: DealerRater

Oct 20, 2018

As a repeat customer Sergio came through once again for me in delivering the car we wanted at our desired price. We set everything up ahead of time so I could stroll in on a Saturday morning and the deal was already set up so I wouldn't waste an entire day haggling with less then ethical salesmen like I have dealt with before coming to salerno duane at "highway dealers". Finished up with Mike in finance who was thorough but got me in and out as fast as possible which was what I wanted. Would give these guys 100 stars if I could.

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Sales Management


Joe Philip

Joe Philip

Sales Manager

  • 908-277-6700 x212
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Joe Philip

Joe Philip

Sales Manager

  • 908-277-6700 x212

Reviews for Joe Philip

Feb 8, 2019

Can not say enough amazing things about this dealership. From professionalism, to courtesy straight to the basics of the employees developing a relationship with their customers. These guys did everything in their power to make sure that my wife and I were getting exactly what we wanted. They didn't make you feel like you were being pressured or forced into anything. We ended up purchasing four cars from them in less then six months. Joe S, George, Ruben, and both Mikes were extremely helpful. Will definitely be back over and over again. Thank you guys for being an AWESOME dealership and providing such a memorable car buying experience !

Reviewd by Source: Google

Nov 7, 2018

I highly recommend Paul Shorrorck & Joey Salerno, they helped me get the exact truck I wanted and it was a quick and easy process!

Reviewd by Source: Google

Nov 6, 2018

Great experience over at this dealership. I dealt with Sean Stevens and Joe Salerno, everything went super smooth and they were very attentive to all my questions. 10/10.

Reviewd by Source: Google

Sal Zenderbast

Sales Manager

  • 908-277-6700 ext. 213
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Sal Zenderbast

Sales Manager

  • 908-277-6700 ext. 213

Reviews for Sal Zenderbast

Jan 21, 2019

Antonio, Sal, & John were great. They helped me all the way. They explain every detail. They were patient with me. The most important of all honesty. They were honest.

Source: DealerRater

Jan 11, 2019

Had a great experience with Rafael and Sal, both provided excellent customer service.

Reviewd by Source: Google

Jan 7, 2019

Both sal and kostas provided quality customer service. Their honesty and integrity made a large purchase calming. I highly recommend both for your next vehicle purchase

Reviewd by Source: Cars

Michael Bendar

Finance Director

  • 908-277-6700 x 208
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Michael Bendar

Finance Director

  • 908-277-6700 x 208

Reviews for Michael Bendar

Dec 24, 2018

Mike Bendar and Sean Stevens went far and above any expectations that I had. This was by far the most pleasurable buying experience that you can ask for. Thank you Salerno Team.

Reviewd by Source: Google

John Bonamo

Finance Manager

  • 908-277-6700 x 256
Erik Podell

Erik Podell

Used Car Manager

  • 908-277-6700 ext. 318
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Erik Podell

Erik Podell

Used Car Manager

  • 908-277-6700 ext. 318
I went into the car business so I could have the opportunity to work with my brother and utilize my previous work experience to help the SD team in growing the dealer group. I coached college basketball for 7 years, 5 at Division 1 Georgia Southern. My career started while in college when Hall of Fame coach Rollie Massimino recruited me to be his Head Team Manager. I coached against 2x NBA MVP Stephen Curry when he was at Davidson and I was coaching at Georgia Southern.

Reviews for Erik Podell

Aug 6, 2018

BEST CAR SHOPPING EXPERIENCE I HAVE EVER HAD!!!!!! Prior to going to Salerno Duane Jeep I went to another Jeep dealership by my house. The whole time I felt like I was being hustled into buying something that didn't fit into our budget. Then I spoke to a co worker that highly recommended this place. I walked into Salerno Duane and they treated me like family from the beginning; offering water and snacks for my wife/daughter and myself while we waited. After a brief waiting time I spoke with Erik Podell and Joe Salerno(who were extremely professional and helpful) about what I had just experienced at the other dealership. They felt awful and told us not to worry and that they would take care of us. They then came back with multiple options and deals based on what we spoke about. I didn't have to negotiate with them and talk them down from an inflated price, THEY OFFERED US THE BEST DEAL POSSIBLE RIGHT FROM THE START. I cant tell you how refreshing that was. We ended up leasing a better model for less and we couldn't be happier.

Reviewd by Source: Google

May 29, 2018

We had the BEST experience at Salerno Duane. We went in after being hustled by other dealers and losing several cars we had already put deposits on. We reached out online about a car and the next day we went in, test drove, got approved for financing and the deal was done! We bought a used vehicle and they accommodated our request for one additional piece of service at no additional charge. We literally had been to a dozen dealerships before them and wish we just went there first. I cannot recommend Dan, our salesperson, Erik the Used Car manager and MIchael in Finance. They were all wonderful to work with!

Reviewd by Source: Google

Dec 30, 2017

Great experience working with Erik at Salerno Duane. He took time to find us the perfect vehicle and we were very happy with the lease deal we got. Would definitely recommend Salerno Duane!

Source: DealerRater

Pete Milevski

Pete Milevski

Commercial Business Manager

  • 908-277-6700 ext. 211
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Pete Milevski

Pete Milevski

Commercial Business Manager

  • 908-277-6700 ext. 211
I started in 1997 and over 21 years in the business. A good friend suggested I try the car business after working for myself and it was love at first sight! God first and Family is what is most important in my life. Sports is my third love especially baseball.

Reviews for Pete Milevski

Dec 13, 2018

I worked with Michelle, Pete and George who are all very helpful with my vehicle needs. They went above and beyond to get me the right vehicle at the right price.

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Sep 10, 2018

This was my family's first time Buying from Salerno.We have For many years used Dover Dodge, ( Pete Milevski). We have purchased over 12 cars from Pete when he was with DD. I went to DD not knowing that Pete was no longer there and was treated VERY VERY POORLy, As was the friends that I sent there. DD lied to me and to my friends that I sent there after Pete left. I called Pete while I was sitting in the DD parking lot and found that he was at Salerno now. Drove straight there and Purchased my daughters new car from him that day. We will be picking up 2 more cars this month from him. Pete Brings a sence of caring and professionalism to his customers. DD You really MESSED up. Pete and Salerno are NOW and will be my and ALL my friends GO TO for Vehicles. THEY CARE about you and it shows. Bye Bye DD you Are NOW Horrible and Lie to your customers. I will NEVER go back TO DOVER DODGE. HELLO SALERNO!!!!! NEW HOME.

Reviewd by Source: Google

Joe Synosky

Finance Manager

  • 908-277-6700 ext. 207

Certified Sales Team


Sean Stevens

Master Certified

  • 908-277-6700 ext. 261
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Sean Stevens

Master Certified

  • 908-277-6700 ext. 261

Reviews for Sean Stevens

Feb 9, 2019

Dealt with Sean, very helpful, in and out in a few hours. Finance was smooth. Would recommend.

Reviewd by Source: Google

Feb 9, 2019

Sean was a pleasure to work with. Very profession and got me a great deal. Highly recommend!

Reviewd by Source: Google

Feb 2, 2019

Amazing experience at this dealership and I would highly recommend for anyone looking to buy or lease a car. Amazing customer service from my initial email inquiry to when the keys were in my hand. I dealt with Sean who really went out of his way to help me and couldn’t have made the process any easier. I will definitely be a returning customer at the end of my new lease. 5 stars.

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Ruben Morales

  • 908-277-6700 ext. 263
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Ruben Morales

  • 908-277-6700 ext. 263

Reviews for Ruben Morales

Feb 8, 2019

Can not say enough amazing things about this dealership. From professionalism, to courtesy straight to the basics of the employees developing a relationship with their customers. These guys did everything in their power to make sure that my wife and I were getting exactly what we wanted. They didn't make you feel like you were being pressured or forced into anything. We ended up purchasing four cars from them in less then six months. Joe S, George, Ruben, and both Mikes were extremely helpful. Will definitely be back over and over again. Thank you guys for being an AWESOME dealership and providing such a memorable car buying experience !

Reviewd by Source: Google

Oct 5, 2018

Best experience I've had buying a car. Would recommend SD to anyone. Reuben was very helpful and made the process easy. Relaxed process. Will come back.

Reviewd by Source: Cars

Sep 29, 2018

Thanks to Ruben our sales associate I was able to get the vehicle I wanted at a great price Salerno Duane in Summit is well recommended. Since we found this location we keep coming back and recommend family and friend and all to visit

Reviewd by Source: Google

George Belits

Master Certified

  • 908-277-6700 ext. 269
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George Belits

Master Certified

  • 908-277-6700 ext. 269

Reviews for George Belits

Feb 8, 2019

Can not say enough amazing things about this dealership. From professionalism, to courtesy straight to the basics of the employees developing a relationship with their customers. These guys did everything in their power to make sure that my wife and I were getting exactly what we wanted. They didn't make you feel like you were being pressured or forced into anything. We ended up purchasing four cars from them in less then six months. Joe S, George, Ruben, and both Mikes were extremely helpful. Will definitely be back over and over again. Thank you guys for being an AWESOME dealership and providing such a memorable car buying experience !

Reviewd by Source: Google

Jan 21, 2019

George b did a great job showing me the cars. Very knowledgable. Mike did an amazing job accomodating me with the payment that i wanted versus the vehicle that i was potentially looking to buy. Straight shooter no car salesman magic show. Would recommend to anyone. Extremely happy.

Reviewd by Source: Google

Dec 13, 2018

I worked with Michelle, Pete and George who are all very helpful with my vehicle needs. They went above and beyond to get me the right vehicle at the right price.

Reviewd by Source: Google

Rafael Rios

  • 908-277-6700 x 265
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Rafael Rios

  • 908-277-6700 x 265

Reviews for Rafael Rios

Feb 8, 2019

Came in to check out a 2019 Durango GT in red and fell in love instantly. Rafael Rios was very helpful, the process was so quick and easy. We felt very welcomed and had all are needs met. He answered all our questions and concern. Best experience at a dealship ever. Needless to say we walked out as 2 very happy customers with our new vehicle.

Source: DealerRater

Feb 3, 2019

Friendly, patient, dedicated and not pushy. I visit them with my family to check on a Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid. I scheduled an appointment thru the Costco Auto Program and Rafael Rios was the one who help us. He took us to drive the vehicle, answer all of our questions and presented to us many options and possibilities to take the car. We loved the car but couldn't take it at this moment because of certain personal needs. I will personally recommend this dealer for your next auto purchase but more than anything will recommend to do your transaction with Rafael, he made the experience enjoyable!!!

Reviewd by Source: Google

Jan 28, 2019

Rafael greeted us with enthusiasm and respect. He got to know my father and I as people, understanding our needs and expectations. Rafael made buying my first car experience splendid. Everthing was very clear - no hidden fees or discrepancies.He is also bilingual. Any Spanish speaking customers - this is your sales man!

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Matthew Nelson

  • 908-277-6700
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Matthew Nelson

  • 908-277-6700

Reviews for Matthew Nelson

Nov 23, 2018

Came in for Black Friday sales event, worked with Matthew Nelson, who got me out of my old lease and into a new wrangler!!! Sales and Finance guys got me approved right away and trust me they are good, I had trouble elsewhere due to 1099 income. Very grateful and satisfied! Thanks for making the holidays even better!

Reviewd by Source: Yelp

Oct 15, 2018

AMAZING dealership. I have gone to multiple dealerships in the area, and they do not compare to the impeccable service I have experienced at Salerno Duane Jeep in Summit. Matthew Nelson is a new Sales and Leasing Consultant, and I highly recommend working with him as well as Henry and their manager Sal. They all were amazing, knowledgeable, and extremely easy throughout the whole process. Cannot thank them enough!

Reviewd by Source: Cars

Kostas Andrikopoulos

  • 908-277-6700 x 251
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Kostas Andrikopoulos

  • 908-277-6700 x 251

Reviews for Kostas Andrikopoulos

Jan 9, 2019

Kostas and Peter made my leasing experience great! They were very fair and will do business with them again. I highly recommend Salerno and their staff!!

Reviewd by Source: Cars

Jan 7, 2019

Both sal and kostas provided quality customer service. Their honesty and integrity made a large purchase calming. I highly recommend both for your next vehicle purchase

Reviewd by Source: Cars

Dec 24, 2018

Great experience from start to finish from Jessica on my first phone call, to the professional and courteous salesman Kosta, to the Sales Mgr Sal. Very happy decided to drive a little bit and check out this dealership. Love my Jeep Cherokee !

Reviewd by Source: Google

Antonio Cuevas

  • 908-277-6700 x 264
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Antonio Cuevas

  • 908-277-6700 x 264

Reviews for Antonio Cuevas

Feb 9, 2019

I was able to find a vehicle off the lot from a wide range of inventory available. The sales experience was excellent, patient and not pushy. Antonio wanted to find out what’s I really was looking for in a car and then find a match. High end service for a Jeep dealership.

Source: DealerRater

Feb 6, 2019

As soon as we walked in the door, we were greeted with kindness, professionalism, and expertise. We did research and thought the car we were looking for was a Dodge Durango. Antonio listened to our needs and helped us discover that the customized, fully loaded, 2019 Jeep Grand Cherokee Upload was the car we were looking for. Antonio guided us through every step of the process. Sal and John from finance was patient with us as we crafted a package we felt best about. The amazing experience we received (thanks to the representatives we worked with) made us Salerno Duane customers for life. We love our car. Thank you!

Reviewd by Source: Google

Jan 21, 2019

Antonio, Sal, & John were great. They helped me all the way. They explain every detail. They were patient with me. The most important of all honesty. They were honest.

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Kire Milevski

  • 908-277-6700
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Kire Milevski

  • 908-277-6700

Reviews for Kire Milevski

Jan 24, 2019

Wonderful experience salesman Kire Milevski was professional and right on point. Manager Pete Milevski was direct and to the point.Excellent Dealership I will recommend this dealership to my friends. Thank you Clenton Coleman

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Henry Argueta

Henry Argueta

Master Certified

  • 908-277-6700 ext. 267
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Henry Argueta

Henry Argueta

Master Certified

  • 908-277-6700 ext. 267

Reviews for Henry Argueta

Jan 20, 2019

Henry was helpful and informative!.Financing was quick and smooth also. Overall a great experience!

Reviewd by Source: Google

Dec 29, 2018

My experience was great, Henry help me out answering all the questions and all of the process. He is very professional and friendly, I highly recommend him

Reviewd by Source: Cars

Dec 17, 2018

I don’t typically write reviews but the experience I had leasing my Jeep from Henry was exceptional and worthy of mention. He made sure I got the best price and when it was time to show me the car he took the time to explain everything about the car. He helped find the features and color I wanted making the shopping experience simple and fun. Thank you Henry Argueta.

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Bill Bisson

Bill Bisson

Master Certified

  • 908-277-6700 ext. 268
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Bill Bisson

Bill Bisson

Master Certified

  • 908-277-6700 ext. 268

Reviews for Bill Bisson

Sep 28, 2018

We knew we wanted a Grand Cherokee. Bill was very helpful making sure we had the best possible lease price and the exact car we wanted. I went to a competitive dealer and the price Bill had worked up was much better.

Reviewd by Source: Cars

Sep 16, 2018

Great experience getting a car from Salerno Duane ! It was a pleasure working with Bill, he was extremely professional and helpful, answered all my questions. I highly recommend him to anyone who is looking to buy a new car without the hassle. Definitely THE best dealer experience I have ever had, he was excellent !!!

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Paul Shorrock

Paul Shorrock

Master Certified

  • 908-277-6700 x236
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Paul Shorrock

Paul Shorrock

Master Certified

  • 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

Jan 30, 2019

Great experience dealing with Paul Shorrock! Would highly recommend!!

Reviewd by Source: Google

Jan 25, 2019

Paul made my whole experience quick and painless. He’s professional, friendly and not at all pushy. Great experience and will definitely be coming back for all future car needs and recommending to all of my friends and family.

Reviewd by Source: Cars

Jan 5, 2019

Paul Shorrock , has treated us like family for the past 6 years. He is an amazing sales rep! I would recommend him to anyone.

Reviewd by Source: Cars

Sergio Ovalle

Sergio Ovalle

Master Certified

  • 908-277-6700 x220
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Sergio Ovalle

Sergio Ovalle

Master Certified

  • 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

Feb 7, 2019

Sergio, is very helpful and understanding. He really takes the time to find you the best deal. We absolutely love are new car. Thank you so much Sergio

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Feb 2, 2019

Sergio was patient, attentive, and worked hard my behalf and the Finance Director worked a miracle to get me the best deal. Head down to Salerno and Duane if you want the best outcome

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Jan 27, 2019

Sergio always help all my friends and family getting a new car. Now it was my turn I went to get a basic van and I’m going home with a fully loaded one. I totally recomend Sergio and Salerno Duane. See you in 3 years.

Source: DealerRater

Business Development Team


Michelle Polo

  • 908-277-6700 ext. 253
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Michelle Polo

  • 908-277-6700 ext. 253

Michelle has been in the car industry for over two years and is excited to be continuing her time in the industry with Salerno Duane! She takes pride in being able to provide exemplary customer service while ensuring a pleasant and satisfactory visit to our showroom. She has a passion for photography and capturing the happy moments in life, which is why she loves being able to work with the social media team to get feedback on our customers’ purchases and share their experience with the community

Jessica Young

  • 908-277-6700 ext. 255
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Jessica Young

  • 908-277-6700 ext. 255

Jessica began her career in the car business two years ago. She enjoys guiding customers through the car-buying experience and helping them to find the vehicle of their dreams! A fun fact about Jessica is that she shares the same birthday as her sister, who is two years older than her.

Reviews for Jessica Young

Oct 13, 2018

I was interested in Jeep Cherokee 2019 for leasing, and i received a very good deal with Salerno. I had called more than 22 dealership across entire NJ state to find out the best value for my lease terms and Salerno experience was the best. I spoke to Jessica Young and she worked with Sergio to provided very good lease numbers, and they themselves applied all the discounts i could get by asking various questions trying to find out if i can qualify for more discounts. Sergio was very calm, polite and listened to our needs, budget etc. I found Salerno was straight forward, provided clear details on rates with respect to fees, taxes,registration, title, monthly payments, down payment, bank fee etc. Definitely recommend this Dealership for your next Jeep car! I researched for atleast 2 weeks calling every dealer but Salerno beat all of them for user experience!

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Jesse Gattis

  • 908-277-6700 x 252

Samantha Viscardi

  • 908-277-6700 x 253
Angela Huarniz

Angela Huarniz

  • 908-277-6700 ext. 321
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Angela Huarniz

Angela Huarniz

  • 908-277-6700 ext. 321

Reviews for Angela Huarniz

Jul 3, 2018

From the follow-up phone call from Angela, the experience was wonderful. Angela was able to get back to me with answers to certain key questions I had. She arranged my appointment to meet the sales Manager, Andreas, who is wonderful, no pressure, and personable. When I arrived at the showroom, Angela greeted me and introduced me to Bill Devine, who would walk me through answers to all my questions, while learning what my needs were, what I wanted and explaining if there were any conflicts with my desires. Several factors led me down the right path which was the Jeep Grand Cherokee. Great choice, I love the vehicle and looking forward to taking it on the beaches. The other great choice was going to Salerno-Duane and meeting Bill Devine and Andreas. I recommend them highly. The posted reviews of Salerno-Duane are what enticed me into going to Summit NJ after visiting the local dealer in Brooklyn (which was a terrible experience).

Reviewd by Source: Google

Jeremy Jordan

Digital Director

  • 908-277-6700 ext. 250
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Jeremy Jordan

Digital Director

  • 908-277-6700 ext. 250

Reviews for Jeremy Jordan

Dec 11, 2018

George Belitis is the best!Just go see George.Made my car buying experience as easy as I have ever had it. Really worked hard to get me a good deal and was open minded about different choices of cars to get me to a payment I wanted.Jeremy on the phone is also very good and will be upfront with you.

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Office Staff


Dana Raczynski

Dana Raczynski

Office Manager

  • 908-277-6700

Michael Caggiano

  • 908-277-6700

Chelsea Oram

Weekend Receptionist

  • 908-277-6700
Sharneese Rodriguez

Sharneese Rodriguez

  • 908-277-6700

Kimberly Robles

  • 908-277-6700

Megan Ortman-Vannote

  • 908-277-6700

Service and Parts


Curtis Thomas

Curtis Thomas

Service Director

  • 908-277-6880 ext. 110
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Curtis Thomas

Curtis Thomas

Service Director

  • 908-277-6880 ext. 110

Reviews for Curtis Thomas

Jan 22, 2019

I had the pleasure of dealing with Sean Stevens and Curtis Thomas they were absolutely great. Highly recommend

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Bryan Munoz

Parts Director

  • 908-277-6700 ext. 345
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Bryan Munoz

Parts Director

  • 908-277-6700 ext. 345

I started in the parts department back in 1995 as a driver, my father was working at Yonkers Honda/Mazda as the lead service advisor. They asked if he knew of anyone that was looking to get their foot in the door and recommended me. Within a short time I quickly advanced from driver to front counterman and then main shop counterman. I found my niche in Parts, never stopped learning and have advanced myself to Parts Manager positions since 2002. I am happy to wake up on this side of the ground every day. Have a nice day 🙂

Kristina Parrillo

Kristina Parrillo

Service Advisor

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Kristina Parrillo

Kristina Parrillo

Service Advisor

Reviews for Kristina Parrillo

Jun 18, 2018

This dealership has been nothing but helpful when it comes to servicing my Dodge Durango. I did not purchase it from them but they treat me like I did . Kristina from the service department is always polite and helpful .

Reviewd by Source: Google

Krysten Beauvais

Krysten Beauvais

Warranty Administrator

  • 908-277-6700 ext. 227

Robert Warren

Parts Counter

  • 908-277-6700 ext. 229
Robert Tiedemann

Robert Tiedemann

Parts Counter

  • 908-277-6700 ext. 229

Certified Technicians


John Brown

Master Technician

Yversee Josaphat

Master Technician

Claunel Mercival

Master Technician

Scott Perrine

Master Technician

Anthony Versacio

Master Technician

Kenny Millen

Derek Derosa

Erick Sullivan

Alex Gomez

Shop Foreman & Master Technician

Body Shop


Chris Caragliano

Body Shop Manager

  • 908-277-6700 ext. 119

Peter Matulis

Bodyman

Elwood Hadley

Porter

Tonee Jones

Receptionist