The Ray Catena Auto Group considers it an honor to serve their customers. For nearly 60 years, Ray Catena has held steady to a core philosophy of putting the customer first. In turn, he has built a network of 20 dealerships and service centers on this foundation. Mr. Catena’s New Jersey and New York luxury car dealerships represent some of the finest automotive brands on the market today – especially Porsche.
Ray Catena feels that anyone who enters one of his showrooms should experience a level of service and commitment like no other in the industry. Ray started from humble beginnings in 1961 opening a used car lot in Kearny, NJ and his philosophy of “If you think something is more important than the customer, think again” has never wavered. Mr. Catena believes in treating each customer with the utmost respect by the finest and most professional sales consultants and providing an experience that is both enjoyable and stress-free. As Ray likes to say, “You take care of your family, your work and your life – we’ll take care of your car.” The end result is that Ray Catena builds one-on-one relationships with customers for generations.
Positive recognition from the manufacturer is very important to Mr. Catena as well. Many dealerships are awarded annually for outstanding achievement and prosperity.
As one of the largest privately owned auto groups in the country, Ray and his wife, Elsie Catena, work tirelessly year round to give back to their surrounding communities and various charitable foundations. These include Susan G. Komen for the Cure, Autism Speaks, the Meridian Health Affiliated Foundations, The Boomer Esiason Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, The Community Food Banks of Middlesex, Monmouth and Union Counties, Robert Wood Johnson Children’s Hospital, New York-Presbyterian Hospital, The Make-A-Wish Foundation, Ronald McDonald House, St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, The Valerie Fund, Rutgers Spinal Cord Injury Project, The Seeing Eye, Mary Help of Christians Academy, Monmouth Park Charity Fund, countless philanthropic organizations and local school and recreation programs throughout New Jersey and New York.
Jim Buchanan has been working for the Ray Catena Auto Group for over 26 years and has worked with Mercedes Benz, Infiniti, Audi, Jaguar and Land Rover holding various positions from Sales up to and including General Manager and Executive Manager, and is Currently the General Manager with Porsche in Edison, New Jersey. Porsche is one of the most exciting brands in the industry and I am happy to be a part of the growth and development of our team and the brand. Porsche is definitely a brand that everyone should experience when shopping for an new or certified pre-owned luxury automobile.
My name is Maurizio Biondo, born in Newark, NJ and raised in Bloomfield, NJ. Both of my parents were born in a small town outside of Palermo, Sicily and I’m fortunate and proud to be a fluent speaking Italian, first generation American. Now lets talk about the good stuff… CARS! From my childhood toy car collection to my current car, it has been obvious from a young age that I have a passion for cars. Currently, I drive a Porsche Cayenne that was passed down to me and parking it for work at the best Porsche dealership in the world is just a dream to me. Aside from my love for cars I am also a big sports fan and enjoy traveling with family to various different locations. I encourage you to come to Ray Catena Porsche and say Ciao!
My name is Thomas Caccese and I have been with Ray Catena Porsche since October 2017. Since I was a young boy, I have always been completely infatuated with cars. From dissecting my remote-control toy cars as a young boy to modifying my own personal vehicle as an adult, my passion for these machines has never waned. Born and raised in New York, I grew up amongst a family automotive business and was engrossed at a young age with the mechanics of cars. During my high school and college years, I formed and trademarked my own car club, organizing meets and gaining sponsorship from various companies. We have won numerous trophies over the years competing in car clubs across the country. I graduated from St. John’s University and have been working in the automotive industry ever since. I am proud to say I work for such a reputable brand. As a Sales Consultant for Ray Catena Porsche, client satisfaction is my first priority and I am fortunate to work with a like-minded group of people. My goal is to develop a strong relationship with all my clients and make them feel not only as a customer but as part of the family.
Although I am newer to the Porsche family, I have spent a little over 5 years in the car industry, all of which with The Ray Catena organization. I would like to consider myself lucky falling into a Ray Catena store from the start, as it exemplifies how buying a car should be. I am also a local resident to our store, residing in Milltown NJ and growing up throughout the Middlesex area. I am a car enthusiast and have a “get it done” attitude in hopes to simplify the experience. My top priority is to be as informative as possible, while also being a true image of the Porsche brand. When I’m not at the dealership or track events you can find me on a lake enjoying nature and fishing or just enjoying time with family and friends. The one thing that I’m extremely passionate about is my relationships with my clients, and hopefully one day we can create one as well.
As a new member of the automotive industry I knew nothing of Porsche before I decided to join the team. As time passes I am learning more and more about this amazing brand and to tell the truth there is no better brand than Porsche! Beyond the driving capabilities of these vehicles, the history and heritage makes you want to be a part of the Porsche family and lifestyle. Aside from devoting much of my time to Porsche, I love to spend time working on my car (willingly or not!) and I love to spend time with my friends and loved ones.
My name is Nick Errico, I have been with Ray Catena since 2018 and counting. I started right out of High school and continued to balance work and school until 2022 when I graduated from Kean University. I’ve always had a passion for cars, and Porsche is no exception. Working with these Porsches has only made me even more passionate about cars now that I can truly understand the appeal of a Porsche. Outside of work I enjoy hiking, watching baseball, and going for drives (hopefully soon I’ll be taking them in a Porsche)!
I started working on dirt bikes at age 12, then at age 15 starting working on cars. After graduating High School, I took night courses at Lincoln Technical Institute. I also worked at an auto & truck repair shop and did some towing. In 1990 I started working at a car dealership as a technician repairing Land Rovers, which was quite the challenge at that time. In 1998 I became the shop foreman/dispatcher, then was asked a couple years later if I would help out and fill in for a Service Advisor, which led me to become the Assistant Service Manager. Shortly thereafter, I became the Service Manager. Now 39 years later I am the Service Manager for Ray Catena Porsche in Edison. Just started my 10th year here at Porsche and hope for at least another 10 years at this great establishment
I have been in Automotive Service for over 20 years, assisting clients in all aspects of maintaining their vehicle. I have been with Ray Catena Automotive Group specializing in Porsche for over 10 years and I consistently attend continued education about the Porsche product line. I take great pride in meeting the needs of his clients and ensuring that they are satisfied with the outcomes of their vehicle. I reside in New Jersey and enjoy spending all my free time with my wife and two children.
Hello my name is Russell Werner and I am the Parts Manager for Ray Catena Porsche. I am married to a beautiful woman who has blessed me with a great family. I am a car/racing enthusiast and have had the pleasure of visiting race tracks all over the USA from Daytona to Laguna Seca. I have been in the business for more than 35 years now with the last 20 of those here at Ray Catena Porsche. While the business has changed dramatically in those years our philosophy of taking care of our customers has never changed and we look forward to the challenge of helping you keep your Porsche where it should be …on the road!