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

Sep 30, 2018

Just bought two cars . Very pleasant experience ! Mike Podell was very helpful and did a great job educating  me about the cars ! Thanks mike

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Sep 18, 2018

Mike Podell and Sean Stevens were great and very professional. They made the experience of getting a new vehicle for my daughter for her first car a very memorable one. I highly recommend them@

Reviewd by Source: Google

Sep 15, 2018

Amazing people and an excellent service ! Very friendly and were straight up with what they can help you with. Mike, Michael & Henry are fantastic!

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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

Oct 13, 2018

Thank you to the amazing team at Salerno Duane Jeep esp. Sergio Ovalle, Joe Salerno and the rest of the team at this fantastic dealer. Thank you for making my family's dream truck come true! Thank you so much! The Garcia and Newark Fire Dept. Family

Source: DealerRater

Aug 31, 2018

I dealt with Sean Stevens and Joseph Salerno, they were great in helping me get into my new 2018 Jeep Wrangler Sport. Highly recommend these gentlemen if you’re in the market for one of their products. I will be back to see you again in 3 years.

Reviewd by Source: Google

Aug 31, 2018

Worked with Joe Salerno and Sean Stevens on a dodge durango. Best car buying experience Ive had with any dealer. The whole process was extremely smooth and transparent. They were also very accommodating and patient. A happy customer here. I would recommand them to anyone looking for a FCA vehicle.

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Sal Zenderbast

Sales Manager

  • 908-277-6700 ext. 256
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Sal Zenderbast

Sales Manager

  • 908-277-6700 ext. 256

Reviews for Sal Zenderbast

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

Oct 8, 2018

Both Matthew and Sal were incredibly helpful, friendly and most of all professional. I needed a Jeep and had my specifics which they accommodated through and through. I’d highly recommend going to Summit to anyone in search of a Jeep. The entire process of shopping and purchasing a car (which no one is a fan of) was made easy. I never felt I was being given a sales pitch.

Reviewd by Source: Google

Michael Bendar

Finance Director

  • 908-277-6700 x 208

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!

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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

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

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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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

Oct 13, 2018

Sean Stevens did an incredible job. He made the process easy and painless. He also went above and beyond to ensure I understood the deal top to bottom! Excellent experience!

Reviewd by Source: Google

Oct 13, 2018

I commuted to Salerno Duane from Staten Island to do business with Sean Stevens again. This is my 2nd vehicle from Sean and the process was just as pleasant as the 1st. I highly recommend anyone looking for a Jeep to do business at Salerno Duane and ask for Sean Stevens.

Reviewd by Source: Google

Oct 12, 2018

Worked with Sean Stevens to buy a new Wrangler. He was knowledgeable about the truck and helpful in finding exactly what I wanted. Overall very good experience.

Reviewd by Source: Google

Ruben Morales

  • 908-277-6700 ext. 263
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Ruben Morales

  • 908-277-6700 ext. 263

Reviews for Ruben Morales

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

Sep 29, 2018

Since we got to the dealer, everyone was friendly. Ruben was our sales representative and he’s amazing, he listens and make sure he covers everything you want in a car and works on getting you a good price... Definitely recommend you to go there...… Read More

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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

Sep 19, 2018

Shopped several dealerships for a Jeep Wrangler. George and Sergio at Salerno and Duane did everything to make a smooth transaction. Competitive price and stood by their word! I would highly recommend this dealership.

Reviewd by Source: Google

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.

Reviewd by Source: Google

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.

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Rafael Rios

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Rafael Rios

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Reviews for Rafael Rios

Oct 13, 2018

Rafael was super helpful, and he got me hooked up with the exact Sahara model I wanted. He got answers to all of questions, and he made sure I had a chance to speak to all of the right people to make my experience with Salerno Duane a great one.

Reviewd by Source: Google

Oct 13, 2018

The team at Salerno was fantastic went in and got the exact car we wanted. Rafael was great to work, he was funny and extremely helpful. He even stayed late the day we came to pick up the car and was extremely under the weather but he waited with us until all the paper work was complete and ensured we were completely happy. GREAT TEAM thank you for everything. We will recommend and will be back for our next purchase in the future.

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Matthew Nelson

  • 908-277-6700
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Matthew Nelson

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Reviews for Matthew Nelson

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

Oct 10, 2018

I dropped in and worked with Matthew Nelson to lease a new Jeep Cherokee, and the process couldn't have been easier. He was eager and helpful in answering my questions and took the time to explain differences in the model trims so I could make an informed decision. We went for a test drive where more of my questions were answered, and once back at the dealership, he made the paperwork part painless. I was also trading in a vehicle and he made the appraisal quick and easy. I would definitely recommend working with Matt if you are in the market for a new vehicle from Salerno Duane.

Reviewd by Source: Cars

Kostas Andrikopoulos

  • 908-277-6700 x 251
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

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

Aug 20, 2018

Henry and Joe made the process easy. No pressure and very responsive. Also gave a great price and honored every word they said. Thank you.

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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 !!!

Reviewd by Source: Google

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’s looking to buy a new car without the hassle. Definitely one of the best dealer experiences 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

Oct 17, 2018

I came in today to purchase my leased truck. Paul was fabulous! He made everything quick and easy! I didn’t feel pressured like you do at many other dealers! We will be back here for our next truck!

Reviewd by Source: Cars

Oct 13, 2018

It was a pleasure dealing with Paul Shorrock, our salesman! He was professional and our experience was great. Would highly recommend him and this dealership.

Reviewd by Source: Cars

Oct 10, 2018

We had a great experience working with Paul. He listened to what we wanted and didn’t put any pressure on us. Everyone was really friendly.

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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

Oct 16, 2018

Sergio. Thank you so much for the new TrailHawk! Very happy with the car! Family friend for years! Will be back soon for the wife’s SRT! Sergio very recommended.

Source: DealerRater

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!

Source: DealerRater

Oct 13, 2018

In our search for the perfect family vehicle we visited several dealerships. Not until we came to Salerno Duane did we feel comfortable enough to know that we would walk out with the perfect truck. Sergio Ovalle was extremely helpful and understanding to what we were looking for. The amount of attention we received was wonderful and we are so greatful to the team here and would recommend them to anyone looking for a vehicle.

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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

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.

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!

Source: DealerRater

Jesse Gattis

  • 908-277-6700 x 252

Samantha Viscardi

  • 908-277-6700 x 253
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

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