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The Porsche Toms River Team

Ray Catena

Ray 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. 

Angelo Gamba

Angelo Gamba | General Manager

I have been in the automotive business for over 35 years.  I have held positions at various levels in parts, service and sales. Majority of my career with the Ray Catena Dealerships has been in Sales and Management.  I enjoy working for the Catena family because they operate with integrity and compassion. Ray Catena takes care of his employees and his customers. We take care of every customer the moment they enter our showroom and for the life of their vehicle. We say "You take care of your life and family, and we'll take care of your car."  

 

Email: agamba@porschetomsriver.com

Jesse Embry

Jesse Embry | Sales Manager

I have grown up in the car business with my family owning multiple car dealerships. My first job was for a delaerships in Bloomfield as a valet when I was 18 years old... still living in my hometown of Westfield. My goal is to bring unbelievable service and professionalism while helping clients find the vehicle that meets all of their needs. I love the car business and plan on owning a dealership one day. Currently residing in Belmar, my hobbies include golfing, fishing, eating (no one eats more than me), and bowling. I look forward to providing you with an amazing Porsche experience.

Phone: 732.902.7600 • Email: jembry@porschetomsriver.com

Chad  Lorenzo

Chad Lorenzo | Porsche Brand Ambassador

I grew up in the Toms River area and love it here. I've always had a passion for German cars and get all revved up when it comes to the new products that Porsche brings to the table! I enjoy spending my off time with my family, especially at the beach. I also enjoy riding my Harley and getting out on the road. I've been in the automotive industry for over 6 years now and look forward going to work every day while providing my customers with an exceptional experience.

Phone: 732.902.7300 • Email: clorenzo@auditomsriver.com

Tom Scillia

Tom Scillia | Porsche Brand Ambassador

I have been in the car industry for 12 years and enjoy interacting with my clients. Product knowledge is my specialty and I love learning all the features of the vehicles. I have lived on both the East and West coast. My hobbies include surfing, fishing and spending time with my beautiful wife and three daughters. I also produce unique videos for GoPro (just ask me to see). I have a strong passion for cars and driving, which carries over in my ability exceed in providing an unforgettable customer experience.

Email: tscillia@auditomsriver.com

Marc  Levine

Marc Levine | Porsche Sales & Leasing Consultant

I have been in the Automotive Sales Industry for over 30 years and have held many positions. I enjoy meeting and interacting with customers and I am thrilled to be taking my expertise and love of automobiles to the peak of German ingenuity & Luxury.

Product knowledge is my specialty and I love learning all the features of the vehicles I have a strong enthusiasm for cars and driving, which carries over in my ability to exceed in providing an unforgettable customer experience. 

I am excited to be working for the Ray Catena organization. This means that you will always be treated a certain way, and that is with professionalism and respect. That's the only way we will work with you and that makes us stand out from all the other dealerships. I look forward to seeing you for your next New or Certified Pre-Owned Porsche.

Email: mlevine@porschetomsriver.com

Jon Kiwacz

Jon Kiwacz | Service Manager

Hello my name is Jon Kiwacz.  I have had the pleasure to work for many of Ray Catena's different high line brands and find the Porsche line to be one of the best brands out there.  Our service team here at Porsche Toms River looks forward to providing you with an exceptional service experience.

 

Phone: 732.902.7600 • Email: jkiwacz@porschetomsriver.com

Robert Guthner

Robert Guthner | Service Shop Foreman

Email: rguthner@porschetomsriver.com

Rob  D'Andrea

Rob D'Andrea | Service Advisor

Hello, my name is Robert D’Andrea. I graduated from Caldwell University with a bachelor’s degree in Business Management. I have been a car enthusiast my entire life. My father taught me about automotive at a young age and I have been interested and loved cars ever since.  I’ve been working for Ray Catena for a few years now and have been blessed with the opportunity to work for a few of his different high line brands. Working for Ray Catena Porsche and being a Certified Brand Ambassador is a blessing in itself. I truly believe this is the best automotive brand and have been a big Porsche fan ever since I was young. I believe I am one of the few that enjoys their job. Work is not work for me. I truly enjoy my job and love being around the beautiful pieces of machinery that Porsche offers on a daily basis. 

Email: rdandrea@porschetomsriver.com

Roy Jensen

Roy Jensen | Service Advisor

Norman (Roy) Jensen, I have been a service advisor for Ray Catena Automotive for over 20 years. I’m currently at Ray Catena Porsche, in Toms River assisting clients with their service maintenance and repair needs. Prior, to joining Audi I was with Ray Catena’s other franchise, Ray Catena Mercedes in Union, New Jersey for 17 years. I enjoy the automobile business and assisting the cliental with all of their service needs.

Julio Fernandez

Julio Fernandez | Parts Manager

Hello my name is Julio Fernandez I have been a part of the Ray Catena family since 2003 with about 14 years of experience in the car business. I have worked for many of Ray Catena’s many high line brands. I really love the Porsche brand and think it’s one of the best! During my time off I like to spend it with my wife and two kids at the beach or playing sports with my kids. 

Keith Tice

Keith Tice | Parts Advisor

Hi… I’ve lived in Ocean County for nearly all my life, and I love it here. I’ve worked in the parts department for ten plus years, and I’ve had a passion for cars since before I could walk. When I’m away from work I like to travel, cook, and I enjoy the performing arts.

Javier Vela

Javier Vela | Porsche Technician

Romeo Costea | Porsche Technician