• Mercedes-Benz

Mercedes-Benz of Huntington

1103 East Jericho Turnpike
Huntington, NY 11743

  • Sales: (888) 459-5628
  • Service: (888) 419-0712
  • Parts: (877)364-0677

Staff


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  • Jim Buzzetta
    Dealership Principal

    Jim has operated Mercedes-Benz of Huntington since it's inception in 2001. He is a second generation car dealer, and his family also operates Competition Toyota/Scion of Middle Island, Competition Subaru of Smithtown, Competition BMW of Smithtown, Competition Infiniti of Smithtown, and Mercedes-Benz of Smithtown. Jim takes pride in the management and employee team that he has assembled here and believes strongly that treating employees well ensures that they stay at the dealership long term. Customers appreciate developing a long term relationship with dealership staff, so happy employees results in happy customers. Jim lives in Oyster Bay with his wife Colette, his three sons James, Daniel and Christopher, and their dogs Charlie and Jane. Jim is a member of the Huntington Crescent Club and the Sagamore Yacht Club.

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  • Bill Dodge
    General Manager

    Bill began selling Dodge (for obvious reasons) in 1973, and then Mercedes-Benz in 1974. Bill is a lifer having spent over 36 years with the Mercedes-Benz brand and in 2010 30 years with The Competition Automotive Group. He has been with Mercedes-Benz of Huntington since opening in December of 2001. Bill lives in Centerport with his wife Suzanne, who is a Registered Nurse and works at Huntington Hospital. Bill is personable, friendly and loves to play golf.

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  • Dennis Scheller
    General Sales Manager

    Dennis joined Mercedes Benz of Huntington in 2003. He has spent 15 of his almost 20 year automobile career with Mercedes Benz.. In May 2011, Dennis was honored to be invited to join the Master Guild & visit the factories in Germany to celebrate the Mercedes Benz 125th year anniversary. In his spare time, Dennis enjoys spending time with his wife & two daughters. He also is a die hard fan of the NY Knicks & NY Giants & studies Brazilian Jiu Jitsu.

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  • Bill Laupus
    New Car Sales Manager

    Bill joined the Mercedes-Benz of Huntington in 2007 as our New Car Sales Manager. He comes to us with 17 years experience in the auto industry and is currently overseeing the sales floor and our off lease portfolio. He began his career selling Ford. He worked his way up the company ladder with promotions to Business Manager and then Sales Manager. He lives in Massapequa since 1978 and is active in the community. Bill recently remarried his wife Beth and has five children. Bill enjoys boating, fishing and spending time with his family. He's involved with student activities at Stony Brook University with their oldest son, and currently involved with the Fathers Guild at St Anthony's High School.

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  • Gene Browne
    Internet Sales Manager
    631-549-2369

    Gene has more than 27 years experience in Information Technology, Web Development, Web Application Development, Marketing, eCommerce Project Management, and Media Relations. Gene is a veteran, having served as a Regular Commissioned Officer in the United States Marine Corps deploying globally over 14 years before entering the Marine Corps Reserve. Gene also maintains membership in the National Naval Officers Association, Marine Corps Association, Veterans of Foreign Wars, and the Marine Corps Combat Correspondents Association.

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  • Rob Brower
    Pre-Owned Sales Manager

    Rob has been in the automotive industry, or "The Biz," since 1984. He's filled a laundry list of roles over the years, including Used Car Manager, F&I Manager, and Sales Consultant. Cars have been a passion of his since he was young; he started detailing cars on the weekends at just 15 years of age. Rob is an Army Combat Veteran, loves tuna fishing and fly fishing on his free time, owns three motorcycles, and has played the drums for 35 years. He enjoys spending time with his two daughters.

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  • Spence Mannion
    Finance Manager

    Spence has been with Mercedes-Benz of Huntington since our inception in 2001. Spence lives in Huntington and is a NASCAR fan. He loves representing the best vehicles in the world, Mercedes-Benz.

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  • Ken Melendez
    Finance Manager

    Ken joined Mercedes-Benz of Huntington in 2010 and brings 22 years of automotive sales experience, 13 of those with the best product in the world Mercedes- Benz. He resides in Long Beach, NY where he is the President of the Board of the Co-op he lives in with his wife Alicia. Ken and Alicia welcomed their first grandchild this year. In recognition of his fund raising and volunteer work with The American Cancer Society, Ken has been chosen as the recipient of the Hope and Courage Award winner for 2011. Besides selling wonderful automobiles he enjoys golf, concerts and walks on the beach.

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  • Charles Cohen
    Sales Consultant

    I have been selling cars for over 22 years. I'm married with two great children. Soccer is a big part of my life. I speak French fluently, love to travel and spend time in Manhattan.

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  • Dave Bank
    Sales Consultant

    I have been with Mercedes-Benz of Huntington for seven years and in the automotive industry for more than twenty five years. I am married with two sons and a daughter. I play golf, softball, football and love all other sports!

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  • J.R. Iwanycky
    Sales Consultant


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  • Paul Napper
    Sales Consultant

    Paul is a 20 year veteran of the automobile industry. His last 10 years have been with Mercedes-Benz and since our inception in 2001. He is one of the "Charter Members" of the Mercedes-Benz of Huntington family.
    Paul is very proud to have been married for 21 years to his beautiful wife Denny. Remember, "If you don't know where you're going, any road will take you there" For a great buying experience "All roads lead to Mercedes-Benz of Huntington"

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  • Rich Goldberg
    Sales Consultant

    I have been with the Mercedes-Benz brand for 13 years. I joined the Mercedes-Benz of Huntington team 3 years ago in 2006, and have been a sales consultant for 31 years. I am married for 38 years and have a son. My passion is sailing and also have a deep love for photography.

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  • Brian Haney
    Sales Consultant

    Brian is from Smithtown, NY and has a Bachelors degree from Stony Brook University. He's been with Mercedes-Benz of Huntington for 4 years and enjoys what he does very much. Cars have always been his passion. When he's not selling cars, he makes time to enjoy the beach or a round of golf.

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  • Tom Caccavale
    Sales Consultant

    Tom joins Mercedes-Benz of Huntington after 15 years with a different luxury brand. Prior to that, Tom was the owner of a commercial leasing company based here on Long Island. Golf is his passion and is also an avid N.Y. Met fan.

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  • Joseph Carrera
    Sales Consultant

    Joe Carrera is the father of 3 and comes to Mercedes Benz of Huntington with over 14 years of automotive industry experience. He spent 6 of those years with Porsche and 3 as a Finance Manager with a high volume BMW dealership. He is an avid XC cyclist, snowboarder and loves spending time with his family.

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  • Lawrence Merola
    Sales Consultant


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  • Rick Shalla
    Sales Consultant


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  • Hildy Kaye
    Sales Consultant


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  • Barry Adler
    Sales Consultant


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  • Chris Carratura
    Sales Consultant


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  • Vinny Randazzo
    Pre-Owned Sales Consultant

    Vinny is a native New Yorker, born and raised in Queens. After two years of college, he was drafted and served two years in the US Army and four years in the Reserves. In 1985, he started in automobile sales, selling Volkswagens and Alfa Romeos. Although automobile sales was once a temporary career stop, Vinny finds himself here with Mercedes-Benz of Huntington today, loving the friendly, comfortable, and professional environment for working and buying a car. Vinny is happily married with 6 children and 11 grandchildren.

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  • Anthony Mastroianni
    Pre-Owned Sales Consultant

    Anthony has been in the automotive industry since 1975. Before settling on Long Island, he lived and traveled all over the country. Anthony comes to Mercedes-Benz of Huntington with 7 years of experience at Volvo and previous experience as a factory representative for Jeep Corporation. On his free time, he enjoys boating, fishing, cooking, and spending time with his wonderful family: his wife, his two daughters, and his new grandson.

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  • Dave Cahoon
    Parts Manager

    Dave has been an active employee of the automotive business since 1973, giving him over 40 years of industry experience. Previously the Assistant Parts Manager at Mercedes-Benz of Smithtown, he joined Mercedes-Benz of Huntington with its opening, in 2001, filling his role as Parts Manager. Dave has three loving children, two rescued pups, and three grandchildren "that could do no wrong." He enjoys taking family trips to warm getaways and escaping to the wilderness of upstate New York to hunt, golf, and fish.

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  • Jim Gustaw
    Service Manager

    Jim Gustaw has been a member of the Competition Auto Group since 1983. Jim was the Shop Foreman from 1990 until 2001 when he moved to the Mercedes-Benz of Huntington branch as the service manager. Jim is the Proud father of two, Angela (also in the automotive industry) and James a 7 year veteran of the Metro Las Vegas Police Dept.. Jim enjoys the outdoors; fishing and hunting along with being a New York sports fan.

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  • Ron Kraham
    Service Consultant

    Ron Kraham has parlayed a childhood love of cars into a lifelong career. He began his career in Brooklyn, working and managing in a repair shop. He went on to own a Goodyear Tire & Auto Center on Long Island before coming to Mercedes-Benz of Huntington in 2001. With over 35 years of experience in the car business, Ron has found his niche at Mercedes-Benz of Huntington. He lives in East Northport with his wife, a teacher in Greenlawn and his daughters.

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  • Eric Grobert
    Service Consultant

    Eric Grobert has been in the automobile industry since 1988 and has been with Mercedes-Benz of Huntington since our inception in 2001. Eric enjoys spending time with his wife and two beautiful children.

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  • Tom Palmero
    Service Consultant


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  • Rich Werner
    Service Consultant

    Rich has been in the Automotive Industry for over 25 years, 16 of those years has been with the Competition Automotive Group and all with Mercedes Benz.

    Rich's passion with cars has developed into a lifelong career as an Automotive Technician then moving Shop Foreman and now as Service Advisor.

    Rich will ensure your experience with Mercedes-Benz of Huntington will go as effortlessly and conveniently as possible.

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  • Chris Lomanto
    Service Consultant

    Chris has been in the automotive business for almost 15 years. He's worked his way up in the auto industry, and I is proud to be a member of the Mercedes-Benz of Huntington team. Cars have always been his passion and hobby. Chris enjoys interacting with customers, and ensuring that their service experience is as easy and convenient for them as possible.

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  • Terri Melanson
    Business Office Manager

    Terri Melanson has worked in the automotive industry for the past 24 years. "I'm proud to say I've been employed with Mercedes-Benz of Huntington since our doors opened in December 2001. It's wonderful to be a part of a caring, successful team.

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  • Ana Zizzo
    Inventory Manager

    Ana has been with Mercedes-Benz of Huntington for eight years. She handles the dealer trades at the dealership and enjoys interacting and doing business with other Mercedes-Benz dealerships. She makes sure that our customers get the vehicles that they want! She is happily married and loves spending time with friends and family!

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  • Jodi Demaio
    Inventory Manager

    Jodi has been in the automotive industry for 20 years and has been with the Mercedes-Benz of Huntington family for 2 years. She enjoys travelling and spending time with her niece and nephew.

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  • Deborah Melecio
    BDC Manager

    Deborah has been in the automotive industry for 25 years,and is proud to be with the Mercedes-Benz of Huntington family for the last 8 years! She is very personable and enjoys gardening and travelling. Long Island has been her home since 1982 and loves spending time with her family and friends!

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  • Christine Berongi
    Customer Care Service Coordinator

    Christine has lived on Long Island her entire life. She is very excited to be part of the Mercedes-Benz of Huntington family. When not at work, she's at home with her boyfriend Chris and her cat P.K. She loves to spend time with her family and enjoys cooking.

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  • Megan Vassilio
    Customer Care Service Coordinator


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  • Michelle Sutherland
    Customer Care Sales Coordinator

    I have been fortunate to join the Mercedes-Benz of Huntington family recently and am enjoying being part of a greatorganization! When not working, I volunteer as a Firefighter in East Farmingdale for the past 7 years and have a greatsense of pride to be able to help the community and assist other communities as well!

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  • Loretta Robson
    Customer Care Sales Coordinator

    Loretta was born and raised in Suffolk County but has called Long Beach her home for the past 5 years.When she's not working she likes to go to concerts, Yankee games and enjoys the outdoors as much asshe can. Loretta is excited about the unlimited possibilities that are to come at Mercedes-Benz of Huntington!

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  • Edwin Yanes
    Pre-Owned Sales Assistant

    I have always dreamed about working around fast, and luxurious cars. I started working with other highline manufacturers and enjoyed that very much but, I needed something more! Now I am part of the Mercedes-Benz of Huntington Family where I can add my valuable experience to help our company grow. I enjoy surfing, photography and studying Mixed Martial Arts. I am very pleased to be working with one of the top leading family owned dealerships on Long Island and being part of the best manufacturer, Mercedes-Benz, in the world!

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  • Andrea Boltwood
    Internet Sales Assistant

    Andrea joins Mercedes-Benz recently as the newest member of the Internet Sales Department. Formerly in project management, she happily brings her communication skills and attention-to-detail home to Mercedes-Benz of Huntington. Known to friends and family as a crafty wordsmith and photography enthusiast, she is eager to use these passions to expand her career into the luxury automotive industry ? and expand her friends and family within Mercedes-Benz. Andrea was born and raised a Town of Huntington resident and has a BA from the University of Tampa with a focus in advertising and public relations. She can be found soaking up the sun at local beaches or training for charitable 5K's on her free time.

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  • Sylvia Ebner Montalvo
    Receptionist
    888-352-7158

    I have been with Mercedes-Benz of Huntington since June 2012.. I am originally from Costa Rica and speak Spanish fluently. I enjoy spending my free time with my 3 children and fiance' Michael who also works for the Competition Auto Group at Smithtown Subaru.

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