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. 

Richard Martini

Richard Martini | General Sales Manager

I have been with the luxury segment for my 22 year career in the auto industry. I have truly enjoyed cultivating and creating many friendships over my years in business. I live in Manalapan NJ with my wife and two daughters & enjoy being part of the community. I am enjoying being part of the Ray Catena team and look forward to being part of the Toms River business community.

Email: rmartini@raycatena.com

Chris Russo

Chris Russo | Sales Manager

My name is Chris Russo, and I'm glad to call Ray Catena Porsche in Toms River home. Coming from some other dealerships within the Ray Catena Auto Group, I hope to bring a new dynamic into the dealership and provide each customer with an outstanding experience. When I'm not behind the desk, I enjoy spending my free time with my family. I look forward to meeting you.

Phone: 732.902.7600 • Email: crusso@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

Jesse Embry

Jesse Embry | Porsche Brand Ambassador

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

Steve Taylor

Steve Taylor | Porsche Brand Ambassador

I've been with the Ray Catena Family of Dealerships for a little while now, and what a great experience it has been. Having the opportunity of being behind the wheel of an Porsche and seeing the Porsche badge on the steering wheel is one of the best feelings in the world! I love our Porsche Team and the great relationship we all have. We work together with the main goal of providing the best experience for our clients. A big part of the Porsche brand is forming new relationships and enjoying the excitement that this brand brings. I am from Toms River, and attended Ocean County College and the University of South Florida, earning a degree in Economics. When I am not working, I enjoy spending time with my girlfriend, going on ski trips in the winter, and have fun at the Jersey Shore in the summer.

Email: staylor@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

Joe Miller

Joe Miller | Service Manager

Hello my name is Joseph Miller, I have been working for Ray Catena dealership group for just under 20 years now. 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. I enjoy spending my off time with my wife and two children riding bicycles by the beach. Our service team here at Porsche Toms River looks forward to providing you with an exceptional service experience for your Porsche.

 

Phone: 732.902.7600 • Email: jmiller@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

Uma Ramamoorthy

Uma Ramamoorthy | Porsche Sales & Leasing Consultant

Phone: 732.902.7600 • Email: uma.ramamoorthy@audietomsriver.com