Ray Catena Porsche

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Management

  • Raymond Catena

    Raymond Catena

    Dealer Principal

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    Raymond Catena

    Raymond Catena

    Dealer Principal

    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.

  • James Buchanan

    James Buchanan

    General Sales Manager

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    James Buchanan

    James Buchanan

    General Sales Manager

    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.

  • Chris Violante

    Chris Violante

    Sales Manager

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    Chris Violante

    Chris Violante

    Sales Manager

    Chris lives in Freehold, NJ, and has been with Ray Catena for 12 years. He is newly Married & originally from Brooklyn NY; Go Yankees!

  • Faith Fontaine

    Faith Fontaine

    Sales Manager

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    Faith Fontaine

    Faith Fontaine

    Sales Manager

    Faith lives in Matawan, NJ, and has been with Ray Catena for 9 years. She has a Holland Lopp Bunny named Duddley & loves to cook!

Sales

  • Angelo Salici

    Angelo Salici

    Certified Brand Ambassador - Sales Professional

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    Angelo Salici

    Angelo Salici

    Certified Brand Ambassador - Sales Professional

    Angelo lives in South Plainfield, NJ and has been with Ray Catena for 7 years. He is a NY Rangers fan and has 2 dogs; an Apollo & an American Bully!

  • Jack Miller

    Jack Miller

    Certified Brand Ambassador - Sales Professional

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    Jack Miller

    Jack Miller

    Certified Brand Ambassador - Sales Professional

    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.

  • Maurizio Biondo

    Maurizio Biondo

    Certified Brand Ambassador - Sales Professional

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    Maurizio Biondo

    Maurizio Biondo

    Certified Brand Ambassador - Sales Professional

    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 Center 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!

  • Michael Marinelli

    Michael Marinelli

    Certified Brand Ambassador - Sales Professional

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    Michael Marinelli

    Michael Marinelli

    Certified Brand Ambassador - Sales Professional

    Michael lives in Red Bank, NJ and has been with Ray Catena for 13 years. He has 3 Daughters and loves to Fish and Golf.

  • Morris Grysman

    Morris Grysman

    Certified Brand Ambassador - Sales Professional

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    Morris Grysman

    Morris Grysman

    Certified Brand Ambassador - Sales Professional

    Morris lives in Staten Island, NY and has been with Ray Catena for 14 years. He loves working on his car and gardening. He has 3 Children and 3 Grandchildren!

  • Thomas Caccese

    Thomas Caccese

    Certified Brand Ambassador - Sales Professional

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    Thomas Caccese

    Thomas Caccese

    Certified Brand Ambassador - Sales Professional

    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.

Porsche Pros

  • Francis Vena

    Francis Vena

    Porsche Pro

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    Francis Vena

    Francis Vena

    Porsche Pro

    Working with everyone at Ray Catena Porsche is truly a rewarding experience. Not only do I get to show Porsche enthusiasts how to get the most out of their vehicle, I get to work with a great group of people on a daily basis. If you’ve got a question, I’d be more than happy to help.

  • Tim Hinds

    Tim Hinds

    Porsche Pro

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    Tim Hinds

    Tim Hinds

    Porsche Pro

    As a Porsche Pro, it is my ultimate goal to make sure your completely comfortable with your Porsche. If you have any questions, or need some additional guidance on how to use some features, please just reach out and ask for me,

  • Zachary Carbonaro

    Zachary Carbonaro

    Porsche Pro

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    Zachary Carbonaro

    Zachary Carbonaro

    Porsche Pro

    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.

Service

  • Tom Grzybek

    Tom Grzybek

    Service Manager

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    Tom Grzybek

    Tom Grzybek

    Service Manager

    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

  • Shannon  Flynn

    Shannon Flynn

    Customer Experience Manager

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    Shannon  Flynn

    Shannon Flynn

    Customer Experience Manager

    As the Customer Experience Manager for Ray Catena Porsche, it is my goal to ensure the satisfaction of all our clients. I lo0k forward to making your journey with Porsche most enjoyable.

  • Keith Zirpoli

    Keith Zirpoli

    Service Advisor

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    Keith Zirpoli

    Keith Zirpoli

    Service Advisor

    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.

  • Mike Indyk

    Mike Indyk

    Service Advisor

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    Mike Indyk

    Mike Indyk

    Service Advisor

    I’ve been with the Ray Catena Auto Group for about 19 years. I’m married with 3 daughters and life is good. I enjoy the Porsche brand, spending time with my family, fishing and playing poker.

  • Nicole  Hagre

    Nicole Hagre

    Warranty Administrator

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    Nicole  Hagre

    Nicole Hagre

    Warranty Administrator

    Working with Ray Catena Porsche has been truly rewarding. Being able to work with and experience the Porsche brand on a daily basis is what dreams are made of!

Parts

  • Mike Liptak

    Mike Liptak

    Parts Manager

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    Mike Liptak

    Mike Liptak

    Parts Manager

    I began working at Ray Catena Porsche in 2001 and I enjoy helping Porsche enthusiasts. I’ve always had a strong interest in automotive history and motorsports.

  • Maribel Munoz

    Maribel Munoz

    Parts Counter

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    Maribel Munoz

    Maribel Munoz

    Parts Counter

    Porsche is a unique brand, which I have the pleasure of working with. If you’re a Porsche connoisseur looking for factory OEM parts or unique Driver’s Selection items, I would love the opportunity to help.

  • Ky'zeon  Mays

    Ky'zeon Mays

    Parts Counter

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    Ky'zeon  Mays

    Ky'zeon Mays

    Parts Counter

    My name is Ky’zeon and I live in the Porsche culture, which is perfect because I’ll be able to help you find exactly what you’re looking for. If you’re at the dealership, ask for me and I’ll “steer” you in the right direction.

  • Russell Werner

    Russell Werner

    Parts Advisor

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    Russell Werner

    Russell Werner

    Parts Advisor

    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!

Support Staff

  • Alexander Ramos

    Alexander Ramos

    Marketing & CI Specialist

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    Alexander Ramos

    Alexander Ramos

    Marketing & CI Specialist

    My name is Alex Ramos. As a Marketing Specialist my role is transferring my passion for the Porsche brand to all media channels. I look forward to connecting with Porsche enthusiasts both online and in-person at our Porsche Center!

  • Matt D'Elia

    Matt D'Elia

    Social Media & Marketing Specialist

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    Matt D'Elia

    Matt D'Elia

    Social Media & Marketing Specialist

    Coming soon!

  • Steve  Yukhvid

    Steve Yukhvid

    Master Detailer

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    Steve  Yukhvid

    Steve Yukhvid

    Master Detailer

    I’ve been working on Porsche vehicles for over 12 years with Ray Catena Porsche. I truly appreciate the art and engineering behind every vehicle, and I look forward to making yours shine.

  • Vene Zamarra

    Vene Zamarra

    Client Care Coordinator

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    Vene Zamarra

    Vene Zamarra

    Client Care Coordinator

    Vene lives in Marlboro, NJ, has been with Ray Catena for 1 year, and has 3 children. She loves people, to talk, and fashion!

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