Team Members

Click on one of the people below to find out more information.

  • Carl Emerling
    Vice President

    Carl is a legend in this community and his customer service is second to none.  If you have not experienced the Emerling difference,  please stop in today. 

  • Evan Emerling

    Evan's goal is to make this store the only place to come to in Western New York for all of your Chrysler, Dodge Jeep and Ram needs. He has learned from the best, and expects nothing but the best, so be prepared for a great experience.

  • Mike Tepfenhart
    General Manager
    716 592 2881

  • Jason Powenski

    Jason is the manager and his goal is to exceed your expectations with each visit. When he is not here taking care of customers and making operations run smoothly, he can be found working on vintage Mopars, motorcycles, tractors and boats. 

  • Matt Altman
    Sales Manager

    Matt has a wealth of knowledge on Cummins, Hemi's, GVW's tow ratings and specs. If you have any questions about your new vehicle and what you need, he is the one to ask. In his free time, Matt can be found gathering parts for his lastest project - a 1968 Barracuda notchback.

  • Tom Dinse

    Tom has an outstanding 41 years of sales experience here with Chrysler products. He is eager to answer any questions you may have on the product and ensures a great buying experience.  Tom enjoys country music and watching his granddaughter play softball. 

  • Kasey Schmitt
    716 592 2881

    With 24 years of experience in sales, Kasey's goal is to ensure a pleasant sales experience with excellent customer service.  In her spare time, Kasey enjoys spending time with her kids and grandkids, kayaking and  riding her Harley 

  • Wendy Campanella
    592 2881 ext 112

    Wendy has an extensive background in retail sales. Her goal is to ensure an enjoyable buying experience to each and every customer. In her spare time, Wendy likes to cook, spend time with her family and help stray animals.

  • Bradley Rupp
    716 592 2881

  • Jacquie Glenn
    Portfolio Manager
    716 592 2881

    Jacquie is an integral part of the team here at Emerling. She keeps in touch with customers regarding their sales and service experience. She is also a licensed insurance agent/ broker. In her spare time, Jacquie is an amateur photographer and likes to spend time with family in the Adirondacks.

  • John Odoj
    I.T. Manager

    John has 13 years of experience in the I.T. field and has been with the Emerling Family of Dealerships for 26 years.  In his spare time John likes to build new computers in his home lab and work on his classic car.

  • Chris Stuhler
    Business Manager and Sales

    With over 18 years of sales and finance experience right here in the community, Chris enjoys bringing a fun and unique buying experience to customers of Emerling Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram. Chris loves golfing and spending time with his son.

  • Mike Edington
    Business Manager

    Mike is an expert in finance. He can help with loans, extended coverage, and payments and terms. He is eager to work with customers and knows what it takes to get their needs met. In his spare time, Mike enjoys playing golf and basketball.

  • Jim Coric
    Service Manager
    716 592 2881

    Jim has 16 years of experience in service, and his priority is to ensure customer satisfaction. In his spare time Jim enjoys sports, camping and spending time with his family. 

  • Cassandra Gentner
    Service Advisor
    592 2881

    Cassandra looks forward to providing excellent customer service to each and every customer. In her free time, Cassandra enjoys spending time with her family, cooking, and gardening.

  • Matt Kovacs
    Service Advisor
    716 592 2881

  • Samantha Zimmer
    Warranty Administrator

  • Joe Panarello

    Joe is an experienced detailer and will ensure that your vehicle is thoroughly cleaned, detailed and ready to go. In his spare time, Joe likes to ride 4 wheelers and spend time outdoors.

  • Tim Bemb
    Chrysler Certified Master Technician

    Tim has numerous certifications and 18 years of  experience working on Chrysler, Dodge , Jeep and Ram vehicles. He has earned several awards from Chrysler for his knowledge. Tim takes great pride in making sure your vehicle is serviced properly. When he is not servicing your vehicle, Tim can be found spending time with family and friends. 

  • Scott Durandetto
    Chrysler Certified Master Technician

    Scott has over 25 years of Chrysler dealership experience. His goal is to keep your vehicle operating at peak performance. When he's not at Emerling, he can be found restoring his 3 vintage 6-wheeled military troop transports. 

  • Ryan Zorn
    Chrysler Certified Technician

    Ryan has 11 years of technician experience and enjoys making sure your vehicle is in tip-top shape. In his spare time, Ryan enjoys hunting, trapping and fishing.

  • Alan Pause

    Alan brings 19 years of experience as a technician. He prides himself in a job well done.  In his free time, Alan likes to hunt and ride motorcycle.

  • Aaron Baumgart

    Aaron is a hard- working technician with 10 years of experience. He strives to keep your vehicle operating at its best. In his free time Aaron likes to hunt and do forestry work.

  • Kathy Powenski
    Office Manager

    Kathy has 5 years of experience in making sure that the paperwork flows properly here. She answers customer calls and gets them in touch with the right people. In her spare time, Kathy likes to knit, crochet and cook.

  • Austin Wierzba
    Title Clerk
    716 592 2881

    Austin is the smiling face greeting you from the office,  ready to help you complete your service or parts transaction.  He also helps to handle the behind- the-scenes paperwork to ensure that everything about your experience runs smoothly. Austin is also a very talented musician.

  • Roxana Waters
    716 592 2881

    Rox joins us with 40 years of customer service experience. She is the pleasant voice on the phone directing your calls and at the office window helping to complete your transactions. In her free time she enjoys cooking and spending time with friends and family.

  • Bob Nagowski
    Parts Manager

    Bob is the guru of parts for your Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep or Ram. He is a Mopar parts specialist and he is eager to get you what you need. In his free time, Bob likes cooking, gardening and watching sports.

  • Brian Adkison
    Asst Parts Manager

    Brian has 17 years experience with parts and he strives to make sure you get the right part every time. In his spare time, Brian enjoys fishing and spending time with his family.

  • Will Hall
    Parts Assistant

    Will helps keep our  parts department running like a well oiled machine.  He has 5 1/2 years of experience here in taking care of his customers. When Will has free time, he likes to camp, kayak, and spend time with his family.

  • Joe Sorci
    Parts Assistant
    716 592 2881

    Joe has 25 years of experience in the parts department and is very knowledgeable about getting you the parts that you need.

    Being a big Sabres fan, Joe enjoys watching hockey in his free time.

  • John Molsberry
    Parts Assistant
    592 2881

    John has 5 years of experience in the parts department and prides himself on excellent customer service - be it on the phone or at the counter.  John is a former dirt track driver, and enjoys spending time with his family. 

  • Ed Stemper
    Parts Wholesale and Delivery

    Ed is always on the road delivering parts and working with our wholesale customers.  He will always give you a warm greeting and do whatever he can to help you out.