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
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Michael R Podell

Michael R Podell

General Manager

  • 908-277-6700

Reviews for Michael R Podell

Jul 28, 2018

Amazing service Mike and Matt set me up with a great deal and they were paitent and answered all our questions and I am excited to do business with them again!!!

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Jul 24, 2018

THE BEST experience I have ever had leasing a vehicle. Over the past 30 years, I have purchased/leased alot of vehicles. Salerno Duane made this process COMPLETELY SATISFYING. They were quick, honest and most important stuck to their word from beginning to end. Thank you to Joe,Rueben, Mike and Mike. Great team, great experience.

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Jun 9, 2018

Sergio and Michael helped lower my payments tremendously and they also helped target a budget that was comfortable for me to commit to. They really work with you. Great job!!!

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Sales Management


Sal Zenderbast

Finance Manager

  • 908-277-6700 ext. 256
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Sal Zenderbast

Finance Manager

  • 908-277-6700 ext. 256

Reviews for Sal Zenderbast

Jul 21, 2018

I asked for a no nonsense salesman and I got one! Thank you Bill Bissen and Sal Z for getting me in and out the door in no time! Ps love the new car as well.

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Jul 12, 2018

Great customer service. Matt and Sal were willing to go above and behind to work with my budget and make sure I drove home in my new car! Definitely a life long customer

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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

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

Jul 31, 2018

My experience at Salerno Duane in summit New Jersey was a great experience. Joe Salerno and Sean Stevens were very helpful and very timely and answered all my questions.I didn’t feel like I was being duped. So I would definitely recommend them to future Jeep buyers.

Reviewd by Source: Google

Jul 27, 2018

Very good experience. Bill and Joe were great to work with.

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Andreas Athanasopoulos

Andreas Athanasopoulos

Sales Manager

  • 908-277-6700 ext 213
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Andreas Athanasopoulos

Andreas Athanasopoulos

Sales Manager

  • 908-277-6700 ext 213

Reviews for Andreas Athanasopoulos

May 20, 2018

Worked with Andreas and George while shopping for a new truck. Both are amazing people to work with. Answered all my questions and got me the truck I wanted.

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May 19, 2018

Had the best experience with Andreas today he went above and beyond for my dad and I. He truly took into account what we were looking for and what works best for us!! He worked with us in any way he could and I couldn’t have had a better experience shopping!! I highly recommend shopping for cars here. Thank you so much.

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Mar 17, 2018

Our experience was quick and friendly. The staff was very friendly and knowledgeable. We were in and out with a new vehicle in under 2 hours. We worked with Brittany, Andreas, and Peter they were fantastic!!

Reviewd by Source: Cars

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

Apr 6, 2018

Pete Milevski Sr. and Sal Zebardast are two of the best salesmen we have ever had the pleasure of working with. Our family has done business with Pete for over 21 years and never have we been let down. This was our first experience with Salerno & Duane, and as we know Pete, our expectations were regarding the quality and service we received were met. Both Pete & Sal knew we were on a time constraint due to my lease ending & worked through a few issues on my end to make me a satisfied customer. We look forward to doing business with them in the future. Thank you both so much for your time & effort in helping us!

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Mar 19, 2018

Thank you Pete Milevski for an excellent buying experience. We will be referring others to your dealership. My wife and I are satisfied with our purchase.

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Joe Synosky

Finance Manager

  • 908-277-6700 ext. 207
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!

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Certified Sales Team


Matthew Rios

  • 908-277-6700 ext. 265
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Matthew Rios

  • 908-277-6700 ext. 265
I have been in the car business for 2 years. I have a passion for all things automotive and car sales allows me to share my passion with the community. U.S Army Veteran; Served in Iraq and Afghanistan.

Reviews for Matthew Rios

Jul 28, 2018

Amazing service Mike and Matt set me up with a great deal and they were paitent and answered all our questions and I am excited to do business with them again!!!

Reviewd by Source: Google

Jul 12, 2018

Great customer service. Matt and Sal were willing to go above and behind to work with my budget and make sure I drove home in my new car! Definitely a life long customer

Reviewd by Source: Google

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

Aug 18, 2018

This dealership tells you the information up front. I had a wonderful experience and I can’t wait to drive my new car! Sean Stevens was very nice and helpful throughout.

Reviewd by Source: Google

Aug 18, 2018

Sean Stevens is amazing!! He made this experience so easy !! I love my 2017 Jeep Grand Cherokee!! Thank you

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Aug 17, 2018

it was a very pleasant experience purchasing a vehicle here at Salerno Duane. I dealt with Sean Stevens through my entire process. He was very knowledgeable and helpful throughout. I highly recommend purchasing your vehicle here

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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

Jul 24, 2018

THE BEST experience I have ever had leasing a vehicle. Over the past 30 years, I have purchased/leased alot of vehicles. Salerno Duane made this process COMPLETELY SATISFYING. They were quick, honest and most important stuck to their word from beginning to end. Thank you to Joe,Rueben, Mike and Mike. Great team, great experience.

Reviewd by Source: Google

Jul 16, 2018

I leased my Cherokee online via a 3rd party service... whereas the communication from the service was at times lackluster Salerno Duane, and more specifically Ruben, picked up the ball. Ruben let me know my car had not come in quite yet but went out of his way to have the identical car brought in, and even delivered it to my house an hour away from the dealership. I have 4 Jeep dealerships within a 15 minute drive of my home, but I would go out of my way for the experience again!

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Jul 14, 2018

Hi ,Dodge Challenger GT AWD.I was looking for car past one month and went three dealer place (beyer Morristown, east over dodge and little falls dodge dealer ). I had very bad experience with them in treating the customer ,even though as I am interested in dodge to buy I went again to same dealer to buy still they treat me like I am not buying.Then I took break for one week in browsing the car after that I just tried why don’t I go little far to my place then I found SALERNO DUANE summit dealer name Ruben morales , at first I had call with him to explain what I really required then in very cool way he explained everything and made me to come in.Trust me with less than hr we end up deal ( a really good deal).Ruben morales way of approaching and explaining about car is really good and he treat me like his friend buying car.And later he explained me about car interior features in very patience way to understand everything very very clear And he completely took care of transferring my insurance and completing all paper work etc .One more thing I did trade my Honda Civic car too here with good deal compare to all other dealer trade in value So overall dealing with Ruben morales is very friendly and easy to get what we really need.All credit goes to RUBEN MORALES 5 star for Ruben morales 5 star for summit dealers( as they are very friendly )

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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

Aug 11, 2018

Came in to lease a Jeep Wrangler. Met with George who made the entire process painless. Highly recommend George and appreciate his professionalism during the entire process.

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Aug 6, 2018

Worked with George Belits at Salerno in Summit. He was professional, informative, and made the process very easy. Recommend him as well as the dealer.

Reviewd by Source: Google

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

Jul 1, 2018

The minute I walked in I was greeted by a Salesman named Henry. Hands down best car guy I ever dealt with. He was knowledgeable about all vehicles. Answered all questions, had an awesome demeanor, we were in and out of the dealership within 2 hours, very painless. The business manager Joe was also great! Fast service good deal highly recommend! These guys both need to be promoted! Thanks guys. The guy with the blackout out Grand Cherokee.

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Jun 30, 2018

Henry Argueta, thank you very much for your patience and answering all of our questions. We are extremely happy with our Jeep Grand Cherokee High Altitude. The managers were very nice and welcoming the minute we stepped a foot in the show room with our three boys. 🙂

Reviewd by Source: Google

Jun 25, 2018

Henry and the rest of the Salerno Duane sales staff were excellent to deal with. Customer satisfaction was their # 1 goal!Read more

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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

Aug 15, 2018

Bill Bisson was wonderful, detailed, and professional. He was a pleasure to work with when buying a Jeep for our daughter. We will be back to purchase our next Jeep with Bill Bisson!!!

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Aug 14, 2018

Very nice salesman Bill was fantastic and professional. The whole car buying process was easy and stress free. I would recommend this dealer to friends and family

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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

Aug 17, 2018

Had a great experience leasing my new Jeep from Paul at Salerno Duane! He was so accommodating and answered all of our questions!

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Aug 15, 2018

We go for Paul Shorrock. This is the third car we've purchased from him. It is our first time to Salerno Summit Jeep and hope to develope a nice relationship with them also. We have recommended Paul to two of our friends that plan on purchasing a Jeep. We feel that he is a GREAT asset to your dealership.

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Aug 11, 2018

See Paul Shorrock! He'll make it happen for you! Thanks Paul!!!

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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

Aug 11, 2018

Salerno Duane dealer was awesome to deal with. Everything was easy and Sergio Ovalle was great to work with. The price on the vehicle was fair as well.

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Jul 20, 2018

Bought a 2015 jeep Grand Cherokee from Salerno Duane Jeep in Summit. Met with Salesman Sergio Ovalle who showed patience and understanding with us while deciding on a vehicle. Sergio along with the Finance Manager Joe Synosky made this sale very quick and easy. I will return to Salerno Duane Summit buy another vehicle from these guys. I highly recommend Sergio as your salesman.

Reviewd by Source: Google

Jul 20, 2018

Sergio Ovalle was my sales representative and he was excellent. A very professional inidividual with a great personality. Highly recommend using Sergio for future purchases at Salerno Duane

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Business Development Team


Alyssa Packham

  • 908-277-6700 ext. 252

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

Customer Service Agent

  • 908-277-6700 ext. 257
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Jessica Young

Customer Service Agent

  • 908-277-6700 ext. 257

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.

Bob Montgomery

  • 908-277-6700 ext. 251
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Bob Montgomery

  • 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

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Angela Huarniz

Angela Huarniz

  • 908-277-6700 ext. 255
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Angela Huarniz

Angela Huarniz

  • 908-277-6700 ext. 255

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).

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Jeremy Jordan

Digital Director

  • 908-277-6700 ext. 250

Office Staff


Dana Raczynski

Dana Raczynski

Office Manager

  • 908-277-6700

Michael Caggiano

  • 908-277-6700

Natasha Valenzuela

CJDR Receptionist

  • 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

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 .

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Brian Boyd

Brian Boyd

Service Advisor

  • 908-277-6700 ext. 225
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