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68 Waterbury Rd.
Directions Thomaston, CT 06787

  • Sales: (888) 717-9539
  • Service / Parts: (888) 720-1485
  • Parts: (877) 363-2074

Staff


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  • Harold Martino
    General Manager
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    I was born and raised in Avon, CT where I currently reside with my wife of 26 years Liz. We have 2 children Alicia and Will. I have been in the Automotive Industry for over 20 years and I am happy to be back at my home away from home Modern Mazda Dodge.


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  • Mike Belval
    General Sales Manager
    860-283-4304

    I have been with Modern Mazda since 1990.  I reside in Watertown with my wife and 2 wonderful furry children, Storm and Loki.  I always try to satisfy each and every Modern customer.

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  • Jim Wood
    Dodge RAM Sales Manager
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    Family is important to me.  I have 3 grown children and 6 grandchildren. Finding a family to work for with the same values as I have was a must. Joining the Modern family does just that. I'm happy to be part of the team.


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  • Crystal Booth
    Sales Manager
    860-283-4304

    I have lived in Connecticut my whole life. I have worked at Modern Mazda since 2013. I have always loved cars, and working with people so working in the auto industry was a perfect fit! On my days off I enjoy spending time with my family including my 2 fur-babies Zoey and Teddy. 


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  • Kirk Coates
    Business Manager
    860-283-4304


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  • Bryan Boyer
    Product Specialist
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  • Larry DeMaida
    Product Specialist
    860-283-4304

    I have lived in Waterbury all my life.  I have been in the automotive business for 37 years and at Modern since 2009.

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  • Kim Gelada
    Product Specialist
    860-283-4304

    I was born and raised in Connecticut and have lived in Torrington the majority of my life. I enjoy traveling to different countries and exploring tropical beaches. In my spare time I like to go to the beach, visit different amusement  parks, take wine tours, and spend time with my friends, family, and my cat "The Gizman."


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  • Staci Leach
    Product Specialist
    860-283-4304

    I was born and raised in Watertown, CT. I moved to Thomaston 4 years ago where I reside with my husband, who is on the Thomaston Fire Department, and my three kids. I love sports and any kind of music from country to 80s metal to doo-wop to pop to hard rock. 


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  • Jose Medina
    Product Specialist
    860-283-4304

    I have lived in CT since 1967 and been in the automotive business since 1984.

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  • Ken Nixon
    Product Specialist
    860-283-4304

    I was born in Harlem New York City and moved to Waterbury, CT in 2007 with my wife.  I am a father of 4 lovely children and I love power lifting.

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  • John "Fish" Salmon
    Product Specialist
    860-283-4304

    I've been married since 1978 to the same woman (Karen) and we're more in love now than we've ever been.  I play the drums, love rock music and enjoy working on my home. I also very much enjoy spending time with my two granddaughters Faith and Elizabeth.


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  • Gary Sumlin
    Product Specialist
    860-283-4304

    I was born in the big apple and I was raised in Harlem and the Bronx best of both worlds. I have 3 children that I love dearly, I currently live in Manchester CT been in the state for about 11 years now. I've always had a love for cars ever since I was a young whipper snapper, I've been In the industry since 2013.  I'm a new member to Modern Mazda but I feel like I been here for years great team we have.


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  • Gary Synott
    Product Specialist
    860-283-4304


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  • Vinny Valenti
    Product Specialist
    860-283-4304

    I am a car buff, in my spare time I enjoy spending as much time in my old Jeep Wrangler as possible. I also enjoy camping as much as possible. Of course I tow the camper with my Dodge truck! 


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  • Ted Vanasse
    Commercial Truck Manager
    860-283-4304

    I have been working in the Commercial & Fleet vehicle sales industry since 2006.  I have worked with customers on Class 1 to Class 8. Before I got into the automotive business I had his own landscaping and construction business. I also previously work at Gowans Knight Co. in Watertown, CT. building fire trucks & police car as well as helping write specifications for them. I have also been a member of The Northfield Fire Company since 1988. I am available to meet with you at your office or job site to minimize your down time finding a new vehicle and keep you working.


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  • Joel Paradis
    Service Manager
    860-283-4304

    I attended Universal Technical Institute for automotive and diesel training. The automotive business has been a great experience and I have been in the industry since 2004. I started in the business as a technician, moved to service advisor, assistant manager and now manager. I grew up in Southington and now live in Plainville with my wife and 3 animals. I thoroughly enjoy working at Modern and strive for every customer to have a great experience.


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  • Marc McAviney
    Mazda Service Advisor
    860-283-4304

    I started working with Modern Motors service department in June of 1995. I am from Cheshire and married to my wife of 32 years. We have 3 beautiful children and 1 amazing granddaughter and 2 granddogs. We take pride in what we do here at Modern.


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  • Amanda Schemenaur
    Service Advisor
    860-283-4304

    I have been in the auto industry since 2008.  I enjoy working with people.  When I am not at work I enjoy traveling, spending time with my family and my dog Rascal.  I love the Summer, especially being by the ocean or my pool.

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  • Heather Willets
    Warranty Administrator
    860-283-4304

    Heather loves spending time with her daughter, going to rock concerts, traveling and photography. She is a huge Mazda fan and owner.


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  • Carmen Vaccarelli
    Dodge Service Advisor
    860-283-4304

    I am a Certified Dodge service advisor and have been working with Chrysler/Dodge since 2004.


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  • Dave DiCarlo
    Parts Manager
    860-283-3135

    I grew up in Waterbury and currently reside in Watertown with my family.  I have been in the automotive business since 1999 and at Modern Mazda Dodge since 2009.  I am the coach of the Modern Mazda Dodge softball team.


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  • Isaiah Smith
    Parts Specialist
    860-283-4304


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