Gary Rome Hyundai Family


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CEO

Gary Rome President
413-536-4328


What are you most proud of when it comes to your business?
I am so proud that our employees have embraced our core values. They display them all the time! You can see it in how we treat each other and our customers. I am also proud that we have been able to build the company with one another. Teamwork is alive with us!

Why are you so dedicated to helping the community?
It feels good to give back! I want to make an impact and lasting difference, strengthen the community and meet others with similar interests so I can form lifelong relationships. It is so important to give back to the community we live in. This is where we chose to live and work. It is our responsibility to plant, fertilize and grow something greater!

What does "We Treat You Like Family" mean to you?
It means we will go to any length to have everyone be their best for our customers!

Do you have any words of wisdom to hand down to business professionals?
Always give the best version of yourself. I would rather be amazingly positive and optimistic than destructively negative and hateful. 

What do you do when you're not at work?
I think about work and clients! I am always thinking of how to make life better for our customers and employees!

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General Manager

Tim Ferreira General Manager
413-536-4328


What is your professional experience?
I have been a manager for 27 years. I started working for corporate America in the restaurant industry then transitioned into one of the largest automotive retail businesses in the U.S., finally into a dealership.

I have been with Gary Rome Hyundai since 2002. I have worked with Gary on a few special projects including opening Gary Rome Kia in Enfield, the new Gary Rome Hyundai dealership and the solar field behind the Hyundai dealership.

Taking on this new position as GM, what are you most looking forward?
The best part about my new job will be forming great relationships with our customers and the entire dealership staff. 

What has been your favorite part about watching Gary Rome Hyundai grow over the years?
My favorite part is....just being a part of growing the Gary Rome brand in Western Ma. and Northern Ct.

What do you like to do outside of work?
When I am not at work I am either camping with my beautiful wife and children or in Florida soaking up the sun in Sarasota.

What are two things that are still on your bucket list?
When I retire I would like to follow the same path as one of our past GM's and travel the entire U.S. in an RV.

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Finance

Keith Brecher Finance Manager
(413) 536-4328

What is your favorite part about your job?
Dealing with new people everyday.

What is your professional background?
I was in car sales before this. Before that, I was a professional tennis player!

If you could learn about anything in the world, what would you like to know more about?
The World!

Keith Brecher

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Jason Cisek Finance Manager
(413) 536-4328

What is your favorite part about your job?
The challenge of trying to get everything done.

What is your professional background?
I've been in sales and retail my entire life.

Do you have a hidden talent?
I'm a singer. I was on tour for three years after my graduation- I sang for The Pope!

Jason Cisek

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Sales

Kevin Schechterle Sales Manager
(413) 536-4328


What is your favorite part about your job?
Making customers happy

What is your professional background?
I've been in the automotive industry for 26 years. I've been a manager in anything and all things automotive.

If you could learn anything in the world, what would you like to know more about?
How to make women happy!

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David Toplon Sales Manager
413-536-4318 ext 1019

What is your favorite part about your job?
Interacting with my employees and staff members who I consider part of my extended family.

What is your professional background?
I've been in the automotive industry since 1977. I've been a part of all areas of the business. I started as a Service Technician, then a Service Advisor. I worked at another family owned dealership as a service and sales manager for 16 years before it turned into a big box store. That's how I ended up here at Gary Rome Hyundai as a Sales Manager.

If your life were a song title, what would it be?
"Free Bird" by Lynyrd Skynyrd

Dave Toplon

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Patrick Perez Sales Manager
(413) 536-4328


What is your favorite part about your job?
The people I work with!

What is your professional background?
I worked in customer service for a few years before I came here. I've been with Gary Rome Hyundai since 2007.

If you were a jelly bean, what flavor would you be?
Happy Lemon

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Bobby Rubin Pre Owned Sales Manager
(413) 536-4328


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Sue Hyde Executive Assistant
(413) 536-4328

What is your favorite part about your job?
I like working with Gary and helping him build the company. I love watching how this company is growing and being a part of that!

What is your professional background?
I have worked in the automotive industry for over 30 years: administrative, sales, finance... I've done it all!

If your life were a song title, what would it be?
"Let's Dance!"

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Pauli Bonavita Sales & Leasing Consultant
(413) 348-0958


What is your favorite part about your job?
I get to make a lot of people happy!

What is your professional background?
I've been selling cars for 23 years! I worked for Jerry Rome for 21 years before I came here to Gary Rome Hyundai.

If you were a jelly bean, what flavor would you be?
Hot Tamale!

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Kevin Covington Sales & Leasing Consultant
(413) 234-1307


What is your favorite part about your job?
The people that I work with!

What is your professional background?
I've been selling cars for 4 years and before that I was in customer service for about 4 years.

If your life was a song title, what would it be?
"Makes Me Wonder" by Maroon 5 because life is crazy


Kevin Covington

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Jack Eisenstadt Sales & Leasing Consultant
(413) 977-3345


What is your favorite part about your job?
My interactions with my customers. I enjoy how much you can learn about people when you're one on one.

What is your professional background?
I've had many years of sales. I was director of sales at a small textile company. I ran a small independent brokerage business in the food industry. And I used to work as a young man in my family's hardware store.

If you were a jelly bean, what flavor would you be?
Pineapple


Jack Eisenstadt

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Larry Goldberg Sales & Leasing Consultant
(413) 636-1411


What is your favorite part about your job?
Working with people! There is something new every day!

What is your professional background?
I was a lawyer for 18 years before I escaped! I enjoy being in the car industry, I've been here for 10 years now.

Do you have a hidden talent?
I've written and produced 3 murder mystery plays! I am currently working on editing a novel. Also, I was on Jeopardy in 2002!


Larry Goldberg

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Bobby Kosior Sales & Leasing Consultant
(413) 658-8213


What is your favorite part about your job?
Helping people find the perfect car for them.

What is your professional background?
I've been selling Hyundais for 15 years now!

If you could learn about anything in the world, what would you like to know more about?
I would love to learn 5 new languages!

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Maria LePage Sales & Leasing Consultant
(413) 364-0710


What is your favorite part about your job?
Meeting new people!

What is your professional background?
I've always been in car sales

If you could learn about anything in this world, what would you like to know more about?
I would like to learn how to bake! I can cook, but I can't bake. I want to be able to make a Limoncello Cake!

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Chris Fenton Sales and Leasing Consultant
(413) 883-1477


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Nick Duclos Sales and Leasing Consultant
(413) 539-1066

What is your favorite part about your job?

My favorite part about my job is meeting and getting to know people on a daily basis.

What is your professional background?
I have worked on political campaigns. Most recently, I worked at Barnes Air National Guard base in Finance for 3 years.

Do you have a hidden talent?
I can sing!

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Merissa Mcclain Receptionist


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Brianna Zemrock Receptionist


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Juan Romero Lot Manager
(413) 536-4328


What is your favorite part about your job?
I like everything about my job!

What is your professional background?
I owned a trucking company in Puerto Rico before I moved here. I've worked for Gary Rome Hyundai since I moved here 12 years ago.

Do you have a hidden talent?
I like to sing when I go home!

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Angel Melendez Lot Attendant
(413) 536-4328


What is your favorite part about your job?
I like the organizing part. I get to clean up and organize the cars every morning.

What is your professional background?
I've worked in a moving company, in generator maintenance, and I was a chemical operator.

Do you have a hidden talent?
I am an ex professional volleyball player!

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Service

Jim Merrill Service Manager
(413) 420-8067


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Charlene Cocrane Warranty Admistrator
(413) 536-4328


What is your favorite part about your job?
I love that I get to use my organizational skills. Its all about attention to detail!

What is your professional background?
I've been in Warranty Claim and Administration and Service Advising since 1985. I started here at Gary Rome Hyundai about 7 years ago.

If you were a jelly bean, what flavor would you be?
Bubble Gum! I'm obsessed with them!

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Angela Lynch Service Advisor
(413) 536-4328


What is your favorite part about your job?
People. I love my customers and my coworkers!

What is your professional background?
I've always worked in customer service.

If your life were a song title, what would it be?
"Little Shimmy in a Conga Line"

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Kristen Ranney Service Advisor
(413) 420-8061


What is your favorite part about your job?
The personalities of my coworkers and my customers!

What is your professional background?
I've worked in child care and car care.

If your life were a song title, what would it be?
'I started ballin' when I was young (White Iverson - Post Malone)

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Jose Arena Service Advisor
(413) 536-4328


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Steve Brown Service Advisor
(413) 420-8056


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Scott Manale Shop Foreman


What is your favorite part about your job?
The people that I work with!

What is your professional background?
I've worked for 25 years as a dealership technician.

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Matthew Schmitt Platinum Master Technician


What is your favorite part about your job?
Working with the other guys in the shop.

What is your professional background?
I've been working on Hyundais for 25 years and I've been here with Gary Rome Hyundai for 16 years. I've been to Korea twice for Hyundai competitions. I had to win competitions here in the United States to qualify to move on to Korea.

If you could learn about anything in the world, what would you like to know more about?
I would love to learn more about music. I would like to learn how to play music, probably the piano.

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Araz Marnedov Silver Technician


What is your favorite part about your job?
I like working on cars

What is your professional background?
This is my first job. I've been here for 7 years!

If you were a jelly bean, what flavor would you be?
Grape

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Edwin Feliciano Service Technician


What is your favorite part about your job?
Getting along with everyone that I work with.

What is your professional background?
I've been a technician for years now.

If you were a jelly bean, what flavor would you be?
Cherry

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Chris Bergeron Service Technician


What is your favorite part about your job?
The environment that I work in and the people that I work with.

What is your professional background?
This is the only job I've ever had, I started here right out of high school!

If you could learn about anything in the world, what would you like to know more about?
I would love to learn how to play the guitar!

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Teyfur Teyfurov Service Technician


What is your favorite part about your job?
I love that my job is hands on!

What is your professional background?
I've been working on cars for over 6 years now.

If you were a jelly bean, what flavor would you be?
Green Apple because its sour!

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Berto Garcia Service Technician
(413) 536-4328


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Angel Ortiz Service Technician
(413) 536-4328


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Geo Barbosa Service Technician
(413) 536-4328


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Jeff Cintron Lube Technician


What is your favorite part about your job?
I really like the people I work with. I've met some great friends here!

What is your professional background?
This is my first full time job. I worked at McCray's Farm before this.

Do you have any hidden talents?
I can play the piano! I also played football, basketball, and I wrestled.

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Mikey Bonilla Lube Technician


What is your favorite part about your job?
Communicating with customers, greeting them and getting to know everybody!

What is your professional background?
This is my first job.

If you were a jelly bean, what flavor would you be?
Cherry because its the best flavor and it goes good on everything. Who doesn't like Cherry?!

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Josue Colon Lube Technician


What is your favorite part about your job?
Working with a lot of other people and getting to talk to them

What is your professional background?
I was a prep cook before this

If you were a jelly bean, what flavor would you be?
Watermelon

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Walter Gould Porter


What is your favorite part about your job?
Meeting our customers

What is your professional background?
I've been in customer service most of my life. I was previously running parking lots, gas stations and I was the General Manager of a restaurant.

If you could learn about anything in the world, what would you like to know more about?
Government! I am involved in my neighborhood council so I like to know how things work.

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Dan Guilbert Porter


What is your favorite part about your job?
Everyday here is different!

What is your professional background?
I've always worked in customer service.

If you were a jelly bean, what flavor would you be?
Strawberry

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Parts

Geo Vazquez Parts Manager
(413) 536-4741


What is your favorite part about your job?
My coworkers and having fun with them!

What is your professional background?
I have experience in auto repair and I've worked in an auto parts store in the past. I've been here at Gary Rome Hyundai for 11 years now.

If you were a jelly bean, what flavor would you be?
Grape. Who doesn't love grape!?

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Josue "Macho" Rivera Assistant Parts Manager
(413) 536-4741


What is your favorite part about your job?
The environment and the culture here at Gary Rome Hyundai.

What is your professional background?
I've been working here at Gary Rome Hyundai for 11 years. Before I came here, I started working for Tim (our GM) at another parts store when I was 15 for 5 years.

Do you have a hidden talent?
I can cook! It's not really a hidden talent though because I won a chili cook off here at the dealership!

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Omar Espada Parts Advisor
(413) 536-4741


What is your favorite part about your job?
My coworkers

What is your professional background?
I've been here for 8 years. Before this, I worked at a parts store.

If your life were a song title, what would it be?
"I Came in Like a Wrecking Ball"

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Edgar Vazquez Parts Advisor
(413) 536-4741


What is your favorite part about your job?
My coworkers

What is your professional background?
This is my first full time job

If you were a jelly bean, what flavor would you be?
Sour Apple

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BDC

Telesha Williams Business Development Manager
(413) 420-8291


What is your favorite part about your job?
The people. I love the people I work with and all of our customers.

What is your professional background?
I am a sales and marketing professional. I have an MBA in Entrepreneurship and Innovative Thinking and a Master's in Leadership and Negotiation. I've been with Gary Rome since 2008 and left briefly after college to work in Marketing and brought that experience back with me here. My professional career has expanded since my return and led me to the position I am currently in.

Do you have a hidden talent?
Organizing! I have systems that no one can mess with! I can create a system for anyone and anything!

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Vanessa Williams Lead Business Development Specialist
(413) 420-8286


What is your favorite part about your job?
I like people! I enjoy talking with my customers and forming relationships with them. I love the people I work with and the friendships that I've formed here! Plus, I love how fast paced my job is!

What is your professional background?
I was in the dental field for about 8 years before managing a day care. I've been with Gary Rome Hyundai for 3 years now.

If you could learn about anything in the world, what would you like to know more about?
I would love to learn how to do Ballroom Dancing!

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Candice Frappier Business Development Specialist
(413) 420-8288


What is your favorite part about your job?
I like that I get to talk to people! Both inside and outside of our office. 

What is your professional background?
I started off at Gary Rome Hyundai 3 years ago in the service department as service appointment coordinator. I've been in customer service my whole life.

If you were a jelly bean, what flavor would you be?
Limoncello

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Laura Wilby Business Development Specialist
(413) 420-8284


What is your favorite part about your job?
The people that I work with

What is your professional background?
I have been in customer service for the last 14 years

If your life were a song title, what would it be?
"Sweet Nothing"

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Karissa Leduc Business Development Specialist
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Sarah Ramsey Service Appointment Coordinator
(413) 420-8290

What is your favorite part about your job?
Helping people know that they are due to come in for service before anything goes wrong with their car.

What is your professional background?
I worked with kids before this. I've been at Gary Rome Hyundai for 3 years.

If your life were a song title, what would it be?
"Party in the U.S.A."


Sarah Ramsey

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Amie Emmonds Service Appointment Coordinator

What is your favorite part about your job?

My favorite part of my job is the people. I love people and the culture here at Gary Rome is amazing.

What is your professional background?
I come from the wonderful  world of  RVing.  I worked at an RV dealership in the service department for a few years before coming to Gary Rome. I learned a lot about home repairs from working there.

If you could learn about in the world, what would you like to know more about?
If I could learn more about anything in the world, it would be language. I would love to be fluent in multiple languages. I would also want to learn the culture of the people associated with those languages. I have always been very curious about the lives of people in other parts of the world.

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Kiara Vazquez Receptionist
(413) 536-4328

What is your favorite part about your job?

I like learning new things each day!

What is your professional background?
I worked in retail part time for three years. This is my first full time job.

If your life were a song title, what would it be?
The Climb by Miley Cyrus

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Kylin Sorl BDC Data Analyst and Receptionist
(413) 536-4328


What is your favorite part about your job?
I love playing with numbers and all things brainy and geeky! I also love the company overall and how flexible and encouraging the managers here are.

What is your professional background?
I previously was working in a small General Electric Company in Portfolio, Programming, and Project Manager positions. I also have a Six Sigma Green Belt. I've been here at Gary Rome Hyundai for 3 years now.

If you could learn about anything in the world, what would you like to know more about?
If I could learn about anything in the world? There are too many never ending questions that roam my mind. I guess it would be what makes people tick. Cultural anthropology/ psychology/ sociology...

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IT/Marketing

Hailey Raleigh Social Media Marketing Manager
(413) 420-8058


What is your favorite part about your job?
My favorite part about my job is getting to use my creative abilities in order to create content. Not to mention I work with great people as well!
What is your professional background?
I worked at a coffee shop and in customer service. I am currently attending Westfield State University studying Business with a concentration in Marketing and a minor in Biology.

If you were a jelly bean, what flavor would you be?
I would be a lemon jelly bean because I am sweet and unique!

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Josh Calkins IT Manager
(413) 536-4328


What is your favorite part about your job?
The people I work with!

What is your professional background?
I've always worked with computers and engineering. I went to school at Porter and Chester. I've been here at Gary Rome Hyundai for 15 years now.

If you were a jelly bean, what flavor would you be?
Lemon, because I'm a little sour but everyone loves it!

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Brittany Zabielski Social Media Administrator
(413) 536-4328

What is your favorite part about your job?

Letting my creative side shine through my work in advertising for the company and the events that we host! I also love the people that I work with. You truly feel like you are part of a family here and that's what Gary Rome Hyundai is all about!

What is your professional background?
I graduated from Fitchburg State University with a Bachelors in Communications. I have a few years of customer service experience along with a couple of years in the marketing/advertising and social media department.

If you were a jelly bean, what flavor would you be?
Green Apple best describes me! The color green meaning life, energy, growth and harmony!!

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Office

Renee Charles Controller
(413) 536-4328


What is your favorite part about your job?
The variety of tasks on a daily basis.

What is your professional background?
I've been in the car business for over 30 years working in the offices.

Do you have a hidden talent?
I ride horses. I used to have a horse named Sparky!

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Cathy Riley Staff Accountant and Cultural Officer
(413) 536-4328


What is your favorite part about your job?
I love the cultural part of my job. I find it very rewarding interacting with employees, planning events and especially meeting people from the community and fundraising for their cause. 

What is your professional background?
I've always done accounting in car dealerships

If you were a jelly bean, what flavor would you be?
Watermelon

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Shannon MacNeal Registry and Title Clerk
(413) 536-4328

What is your favorite part about your job?


What is your professional background?

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Mary Lavelli Registry and Title Clerk
(413) 536-4328


What is your favorite part about your job?
The people I work with

What is your professional background?
I was a Stay at Home Mom for 7 years before I came back into the workforce here at Gary Rome Hyundai with open arms 3 years ago. So in the past 10 years I've either been chasing after kids or registering cars!

Do you have a hidden talent?
I make THE BEST chocolate chip cookies... Sorry, Lennie!!


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Lennie Finn Staff Accountant
(413) 536-4328

What is your favorite part about your job?
The people I work with and meeting our customers!

What is your professional background?
I was a Kindergarten teacher for 16 years, then I briefly worked in retail for a couple of years before coming to Gary Rome Hyundai.

Do you have a hidden talent?
I'm an artist! I paint!

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