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

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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Apr 7, 2018

I'm so happy with my purchase. Although I was a little on the fence. Nico made me feel comfortable about it. He and Mike were great. They helped me out so much with everything. I would recommend they to anyone.

Source: DealerRater

Sales Management


Sal Zenderbast

Finance Manager

  • 908-277-6700 ext. 256
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

Apr 7, 2018

Purchased a 2015 Grand Cherokee, what an amazing experience! Henry Argueta was knowledgeable, professional and a pleasure to work with. When it came to explaining what I could afford, Joe Salerno was a professional and experienced finance professional who was able to work with me on a great price. Overall, I highly recommend this dealership to anyone looking for a new or used Jeep, these guys are top notch!

Reviewd by Source: Google

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

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.

Reviewd by Source: Google

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.

Reviewd by Source: Google

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!

Source: DealerRater

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 have been in the car business for 8 months.  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

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

Dec 27, 2017

Great team! Worked with Erik and Mike and they made the process so easy, including buying out my lease. Would definitely recommend this dealership and will be back.

Source: DealerRater

Peter Herbst

Peter Herbst

Inventory Manager

  • 917-202-4694
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Peter Herbst

Peter Herbst

Inventory Manager

  • 917-202-4694

I’m in the car business 17 years+.  I got into the business because I wanted  a challenge everyday.  When I am not at work I enjoyed being with friends and family.

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

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.

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

May 29, 2018

Great experience dealing with Sean on a recent visit. He helped me find the right Grand Cherokee for me!

Reviewd by Source: Google

May 29, 2018

We referred our good friends here and they had a fantastic experience with their salesperson Sean Stevens. They wrote to thank me for the referral and how awesome he was. It is not easy to make purchasing a car a pleasant experience but he did.

Reviewd by Source: Google

May 29, 2018

my aunt bought a car here and could not stop talking about the phenomenal service and how awesome her her salesman Sean was.

Reviewd by Source: Google

Ruben Morales

  • 908-277-6700 ext. 263

George Belits

Master Certified

  • 908-277-6700 ext. 269
Bill Devine

Bill Devine

  • 908-277-6780 ext 271
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Bill Devine

Bill Devine

  • 908-277-6780 ext 271

I have been in the car business for 5 years…I enjoy the ability to meet with people and assist them with their needs each day and making them loyal clients for both myself and the dealership…when not at work I enjoy spending quality time with my family and traveling.

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

Jun 7, 2018

This is the second Jeep that I've leased with the dealership. Henry is the absolute best salesman I've ever dealt with. He is on point in all aspects and went above and beyond any previous salesman. Would highly recommend the Salerno family to anyone.

Reviewd by Source: Google

May 21, 2018

Excellent experience, it was a pleasure doing business with Henry. Appreciate his knowledge and experience!

Reviewd by Source: Google

May 18, 2018

I would just like to share my experience I had with this dealership and help influence others to have the same one that I had. I came from Staten Island to this dealership in Summit to purchase a jeep. From the moment I walked to the moment I left I was treated very fairly and beyond professional from the staff here at Duane Salerno. I dealth with Henry and Joe and they were more than accommodating to all my questions and needs that I had to complete my purchase. I would recommend this dealership because they took the time to help me and make my trip a complete success. Best of luck to those who are looking to purchase this is the place to go

Source: DealerRater

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

Jun 17, 2018

Bill Bisson was friendly and knowledgeable! He answered all my questions and took the time to go over everything with me! Thanks, Bill!

Reviewd by Source: Google

May 21, 2018

Bill is hands down the best salesman I have ever worked with. This guy blew the local competition out of the water with his price on my 2018 Jeep Grand Cherokee. Go see Bill and the guys at Salerno Duane in Summit! Don't even waste your time anywhere else. TJ and Joe are great guys too that will bend over backwards to satisfy you. Thank you all for my beautiful 2018 Grand Cherokee!

Reviewd by Source: Google

May 19, 2018

Bill was very professional and informative. Read more

Reviewd by Source: Edmunds

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

Jun 13, 2018

Walked into Summit Jeep and Paul Shorrock showed me the 2019 Cherokee. Easy transaction, great deal and I’m driving out in a new car. Doesn’t get any simpler. I’d recommend Paul and the dealership anytime. Read more

Reviewd by Source: Edmunds

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

Jun 16, 2018

I was recommended to this dealership thru a friend who had an excellent experience dealing with them. After countless other dealerships giving me the run around Salerno Duane helped me out in buying my first car. My salesman was Sergio Ovalle and he preformed perfectly and was very considerate with helping purchase my first new car. He understood my credit score wasn’t great and helped me step by step thru the process. I gave him a budget I could comfortably pay and he and the sales team at Salerno Duane worked real hard and very professional in getting me into the car I wanted. Overall I’m very satisfied with my experience with this dealership and their sales team. Two thumbs WAY up!

Source: DealerRater

Jun 9, 2018

My experience at this dealership was very positive. Sergio and his team were very professional and made my experience smooth and quick. I would return here for future purchases have a vehicle. Maria Campana.

Source: DealerRater

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!!!

Source: DealerRater

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

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

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