Meet our Team

Management

James
Buzzetta

General Manager

Nino
Tiburzi

General Sales Manager

Reggie
Watkins

Sales Manager

Justin
Stein

Sales Manager

Chris
Barcelo

Service Operations Manager

Matthew Adler

Pre-Owned Sales Manger

More to come

Sales

Jeff
Barkan

Sales and Leasing Consultant

Cathy
Kelleher

Sales and Leasing Consultant

Rodney
McCabe

Sales and Leasing Consultant

Lisa
Cain

Sales and Leasing Consultant

Greg
Giordano

Sales and Leasing Consultant

Robert
Tutino

Sales and Leasing Consultant

Joe
Giampietro

Sales and Leasing Consultant

Zaak
Fox

Sales and Leasing Consultant

John
O'Donnell

Pre-owned Sales Consultant

Kirk
Anderson

Pre-owned Sales Consultant

Jose Diego
Otanez Espinal

Pre Owned Sales Consultant

Farrell Shapiro

Sales And Leasing Consultant

Shana
Gabay

Sales and Leasing Consultant

Ashley De Pena

Sales and Leasing Consultant

Regina
Medina

Encore Delivery Specialist

Cooper Mankowski

Sales and Leasing Consultant

Frank Mora

Pre-owned Sales Consultant

Jeff came to us from Thomas Subaru in Port Jefferson Station. His knowledge of the Subaru product, combined with years of experience in a managerial position, makes Jeff an excellent addition to our Subaru team. Visit us here at Competition Subaru of Smithtownn, and see what all the buzz is about! Competition Subaru of Smithtown is proud to feature the highest-quality personnel, from management to sales, service to parts, our Competition Subaru of Smithtown repair facility, and Subaru sales for Suffolk County and Long Island will exceed your expectations! Call Competition Subaru of Smithtown at 888-604-0343. ** SUBARU LEGACY OWNER **

Cathy Kelleher has been with the Subaru brand for almost 25 years now. She is our most veteran product specialist here at Competition Subaru of Smithtown. She is available to help you and answer all your questions about your new or pre-owned Subaru! Cathy brings years of experience and a friendly attitude to the Competition Subaru family. ** SUBARU FORESTER OWNER **

Rodney has over 30 years of experience in the Automotive Industry which has made him quite an invaluable asset to Competition Subaru of Smithtown team over the past 2 years! Rodney is here to help you find that perfect vehicle whether you are looking to lease or finance. His outside interests include; an enormous passion for culinary arts, riding motorcycles and his 5 grandchildren.

Fluent in Italian Lisa has been with Competition Subaru of Smithtown in the Sales & Leasing Consultant role for a little over a year now and with the Competition Auto group for over 5 years. Prior to joining the Subaru salesforce, she worked in our Competition Infiniti Service department as a Client Care Specialist. Lisa has a total of 10 years of automotive experience including auto body and insurance areas. Outside of her role at Subaru is a dedicated Mom to 4 daughters and 3 grandchildren. Her hobbies include; cooking and community outreach. ** SUBARU FORESTER OWNER **

Greg has been with the Competition family for almost 1 year but has extensive Subaru brand knowledge and experience prior to joining us with over 10 years in the industry. ** SUBARU LEGACY OWNER **

** SUBARU OUTBACK OWNER **

Joe has been with Competition Subaru of Smithtown for over 5 years. He has extensive knowledge not only about the automotive industry but about the Subaru brand itself. Prior to joining our team, he worked for many years in a position at Subaru of America headquarters. In addition to being one of our seasoned sales professionals, Joe handles many facets of the sales team including overseeing the inventory. ** SUBARU FORESTER OWNER **

Zaak Fox has been within the automotive industry since 1999 and before joining Competition Subaru of Smithtown worked with BMW AG Caribbean Sales for 11 whole years! After working with BMW AG, Zaak began working with the Subaru brand in 2016 and joined our dealership in February of 2022. As one of our many fantastic Sales Advisors, we are grateful for all of Zaak's dedication and passion! Zaak's favorite part of his job is seeing his wonderful co-workers as well as watching our phenomenal customers' faces are when they happily drive off in their new vehicles! He also adores meeting new people everyday and getting the opportunity to "win over" customers who are a bit more hard to please! Outside of work, Zaak loves to cook, take road trips, travel and care for his beloved cat!

John is one of our newer additions to the Subaru pre-owned Sales team - here with us just about 6 months. He comes to us with 9 years of experience within the automotive industry as a sales professional. Like many of his colleagues, John was drawn to the quality ownership & reputation of the Competition Auto Group. A huge animal activist and pet lover - outside of work you will find John skiing or riding his bicycle. John's warm smile & friendly demeanor will brighten your day!

Kirk is one of our newest additions to the Subaru pre-owned Sales team - here with us for just about 6 months. He comes to us with 7 years of experience within the automotive industry as a sales professional. Prior to that Kirk had an extensive 28-year career in management within the LTL trucking industry. Outside of Subaru, you will find Kirk doing landscaping, carpentry, plumbing, electrical, and general handyman work around his home.

Fluent in Spanish

** SUBARU ASCENT OWNER **

Service

Patty Braun

Service Advisor

Tommy Santoro

Head Service Advisor

Joyce
Calderone

Service Advisor

Michael
Giardinello

Service Advisor

Michael Fiandor

Service Advisor

Kait Curti

Service Advisor

Matt
Fowler

Shop Foreman

Thomas Santoro has been within the automotive industry since 1983! He has been with Competition Subaru of Smithtown since December of 2022 and is always available to help you and answer any and all questions about our efficient Service Department or about your favorite Subaru vehicle! Tommy is so passionate about his job and loves watching his co-workers success alongside him. His favorite part of his job is helping our newer Service Advisors succeed within their careers to help make our Service Department as professional and speedy as possible! Teamwork truly makes the dream work! In Tommy's spare time, he enjoys cooking, working out and golfing!

** SUBARU ASCENT OWNER **

Parts

John Giannetto

Parts Manager

Don
Nelson

Parts Specialist

Anthony
Amelia

Parts Specialist

Laura Van Winckel

Parts Specialist

Luis Paulino

Parts Specialist

Don will help ensure you have the right parts and accessories for your Subaru! Whether it's Subaru performance parts or Subaru oil for a do-it-yourself oil change, Don will assist! Competition Subaru of Smithtown is proud to feature the highest-quality personnel, from management to sales, service to parts, our Competition Subaru of Smithtown repair facility and Subaru sales for Suffolk County and Long Island, will exceed your expectations! Call Competition Subaru of Smithtown at 631-361-4500.

Reception

Jackie
Scurry

Receptionist

Lois
Cantore

Receptionist

Jackie is our receptionist, she will likely be the first person you see when you visit us here at Competition Subaru of Smithtown, located in Saint James, NY. We are happy to have Jackie as part of our Subaru Team, and a part of the Competition Automotive Group. Competition Subaru of Smithtown is proud to feature the highest-quality personnel, from management to sales, service to parts, our Competition Subaru of Smithtown repair facility and Subaru sales for Suffolk County and Long Island, will exceed your expectations! ** SUBARU OUTBACK OWNER **

Finance Team

Adrian Stephens

Finance Manager

Rahul Verma

Finance Manager

Business Development Team

Diana
Bautista

Customer Care Advocate

Corinne
Johnsen

Trade-up Sales Consultant

Donna
Savino

Service Coordinator

Corinne is a Sales Appointment Coordinator within our Internet Sales Team. She is an integral part of Competition Subaru of Smithtown's operation, to ensure you receive the highest level of service possible.

Dealer Info

Phone Numbers:Sales Hours:
  • Mon - Fri9:00 AM - 8:00 PM
  • Sat9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
  • Sun11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Service Hours:
  • Mon - Fri7:30 AM - 5:30 PM
  • Sat8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • SunClosed
Parts Hours:
  • Mon - Fri7:30 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Sat8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • SunClosed

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601 Middle Country Road, St James, NY, 11780
Competition Subaru of Smithtown 40.8608728, -73.157779.