1143 Dutchess Turnpike
Directions Poughkeepsie, NY 12603

  • Sales: (888) 897-7314
  • Service: 844-586-2319
  • Parts: 844-586-2320

Friendly Prices, Friendly Service, Friendly Honda!

Meet The Team Here at Friendly Honda

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

  • Eric Kahn, Dealer Principal

    Hello, my name is Eric Kahn, and I am the Owner and President of Friendly Honda. I have worked in the automotive retail industry for more than twenty years.

    I acquired Friendly Honda in late 2007, and I am proud to share that we are the highest volume dealership of any brand in the Hudson Valley (including Putnam, Dutchess, Orange and Ulster Counties) and one of the highest volume Honda dealerships in the northeast.  

    The Friendly team is comprised by a group of hardworking and talented individuals, and I often receive praise on their behalf.  I am proud to have such a great group of people working here.

    I am married and I have two children.

  • Dominick Di Capua, Vice President

    My name is Dominick and I am the Vice President of the Friendly Auto Group. I've lived locally my entire life, graduating from Marist College. I have two children and a wonderful pug named Bella.

    I've worked in the automobile business over 26 years, 24 of those years here at my second home, Friendly Honda. Working at the dealership has given me the opportunity to make hundreds of friends.  

    When I am not working, I enjoy reading, writing and arithmetic. I dislike cigarette smoke and horrible tomato sauce.

    Stop by and test-drive a Honda, or just say hi!

  • Michael Glynn, General Manager
    845-454-2400 ext. 246

    My Name is Michael and I am the General Sales Manager at Friendly Honda. I grew up in England, the youngest of five children raised by Irish parents with a healthy respect for Irish traditions. I left England to back pack America and sample life; little did I know it would lead to a life in the Auto Industry!

    I have two sons, Liam and Oliver, who bring me much happiness even when they play Football (American, that is). I prefer to play the English version myself and still do when the opportunity arises with the local team in Croton-On Hudson next to where I live in Peekskill, NY.

    I have been with Friendly Honda since 2008 after spending 15 years with a CJD franchise. A long drive to work is all the easier knowing that when I get to work, I will not only be around friends but with people who truly care about what they do, and the people they serve, the customer. 

  • Pat Clark, Sales Manager
    845-454-2400 ext. 180

    My name is Pat and I have worked at Friendly Honda since 1996. I was born and raised in Dutchess County. I grew up on a small horse farm in the town of Wappinger. I have four children, three boys and a girl. I am blessed with a wife and daughter who both can cook.

    I very much enjoy my job! I spend my days meeting nice people and trying to help them fill their needs. It is nice to see people come back into the store several years after a purchase and recognize me and remember my name.

    Outside of work I enjoy spending time with my family, back yard barbecues and I am a big NY Giants fan. I am also very much a dog person. If you stop by Friendly, please say hello!

  • James Newton, Sales Manager
    845-454-2400 ext. 114

    My name is James and I am a Sales Manager here at Friendly Honda. I have lived in the Hudson Valley for most of my life. I currently live in Fishkill with my wife Dana and our daughter Kailey and our son James.

    I've worked in the automobile business for over 15 years, 13 of those years with Honda and the last 6 here at Friendly Honda. I started out cleaning cars and delivering Honda parts down in southern Westchester.  I transitioned in to selling cars on the weekend and quickly earned my spot on the sales floor as a Salesman. From there I made my way to Internet Manager and finally Finance Manager.

    When I'm not working I try to spend as much time as I can with my family and my John Deere.

    Come down to Friendly Honda and ask for me and I will help in any way I can.

  • Dave Nelson, Used Car Sales Manager
    (845) 454-2400 ext. 183

    My name is Dave, and I've spent 35 years in automotive sales in various positions including General Sales Manager, New and Used Car Manager, Business Manager and Sales Consultant. It is my privilege to be a member of the Friendly Honda team and I invite you to stop in and experience the courtesy, respect, service and professionalism that has made Friendly Honda the premier dealership in the Hudson Valley. 

    In my time away from the dealership, I enjoy playing golf, music, movies, driving, hiking, sailing, travel, my 107 pound white German Shepherd, sports, and good food.

  • Tom Pratt, Used Car Sales Manager

  • Jay Honold, Used Car Asset Manager
    (845) 454-2400 ext.130

    My name is Jay, a native of Gardiner, NY and a Used Car Sales Consultant at Friendly Honda. Although I have only been with Friendly since Oct 2010, I have been in the automotive business for over 35 years. I have a vast amount of knowledge and experience in the automotive field. I have a great love for cars, both classic and modern. I was the prior owner of Ireland Corners Garage in Gardiner, NY; it was known for great customer service with its 12 bay state of the art operation. We employed 28 people and serviced the community for over 68 years providing automotive sales and service.

    What makes me such an asset to Friendly Honda is that I take pride and enjoyment out of helping everyone who walks through the door. 

    When I am not helping customers find the perfect vehicle for their needs or taking care of my two teenage sons, I enjoy being out in mother nature; hiking biking, skiing, kayaking, etc, hanging out with family and friends, listening to music, watching movies and sports and theater. Plus I always enjoy dancing, foreign travel, dogs and children, reading, sightseeing, shopping, cocktails, dining out at good restaurants or going to the beach or city for the weekend.

  • Veronica Sarles, Service Manager
    (845) 454-2400 ext. 145

    My name is Veronica and I am the Service Manager at Friendly Honda.  I started my career in the automobile industry right here at Friendly Honda in 1997 and have gained the opportunity to meet many wonderful people who I am blessed to now call friends. 

    I am very active in Community Service and my interests include reading/writing and charity events.  Hope to see you soon!

  • Danny Tomasetti, Service & Parts Director
    (845) 454-2400 ext. 156

    My name is Daniel and I have worked for Friendly Honda since 1997. 

    I have lived locally my entire life. My wife and I have three wonderful children. 

  • Paul Hoffman, Business Manager
    (845) 454-2400 ext. 128

    My name is Paul and I am the Senior Business Manager at Friendly Honda. I grew up in Wappinger Falls and reside in Hopewell Junction. I am a graduate of Marist College. I am married and just celebrated my 25th anniversary! I have three children, Ryan, Brittany and Lauren along with Bentley our dog. I enjoy sports especially the Mets and Giants but can't stand the Yankees!

    I started in the auto industry in 1985, and two years later on July 13, 1987 I began my life at Friendly. I have enjoyed the Friendly family, clients and co-workers for many years and look forward to continuing a long and respectful relationship in the years to come.

  • Brian Hartwell, Business Manager
    (845) 454-2400 ext. 117

    Hello, my name is Brian.  I am a life long Hudson Valley resident, and have worked at Friendly Honda since 2004.  My goal is always to provide you with the very best in customer service and professional courtesy.  

    I love spending my free time either playing golf with my friends and family or entertaining with my band at many of the fine local bar and restaurant establishments.  I hope that I can provide you with the most excellent car buying experience and I look forward to meeting with you.  Say hello if you ever see me out on the course and as always, cheers!

  • Jim Libutti, Business Manager
    (845) 454-2400 ext. 129

    My name is Jim and I am one of the Business Managers here at Friendly. I have been in the auto industry for 14 years. Friendly Honda is a huge part of my life. When I am not at Friendly you can find me with my wife Michele (who is also a customer) and our 3 beautiful girls; Olivia and her twin sisters Sophie and Melina.

    I am also a sports fanatic; there are few Yankees and Cowboys games I miss. I love playing golf, and although I am old, you will still catch me on the baseball field trying to strike people out!

  • Colin O'Brien, Business Manager
    845-454-2400 ext. 137

  • Grace Zarrilli, Director of Administration
    845-454-2400 ext. 185

    My name is Grace Zarrilli, Director of Administration.  I'm originally from Irvington, NY and decided to move to the Hudson Valley after taking a joy ride and just fell in love with this area.  It has so much to offer and is a great place to raise a family.  

    My favorite past time is just spending quality time with my husband and children.  I have two great daughters, Tonian & Deanne,  who are grown and I'm very proud of and have been blessed with a "Little Boy", Grant.  Their ages range from 10 to 30, so I'm never bored.  

  • Rose Cybulski, Vehicle Upgrade Specialist
    845-454-2400 ext. 174

  • Steve White, Assistant Parts Manager
    (845) 454-2400 ext. 150

    Hi, my name is Steve White and I am the assistant Parts Manager here at Friendly Honda. I have been with the company for 12 years now. Time flies when you're having fun! 

    Whenever you need a Honda Parts professional, stop on in and see why we are called 'Friendly Honda'. 

  • Dana Newton, Business Development Manager
    845-454-2400 ext. 244

    My name is Dana Newton and I am the Business Development Manager here at Friendly Honda. I live locally and drive only Honda. I have been in the business since 2006 and have been with Friendly Honda since 2009. 

    When I am not at work I enjoy spending time with my husband, daughter, and my son. I dislike rainy days and waiting in long lines. Call me here at the dealership anytime to chat about your latest experience with us or to set up an appointment for your next new or pre-owned vehicle. 

  • Ruby Gill, New Car Sales Receptionist

  • Ron Alexander, Sales Consultant
    (845) 454-2400 ext. 135

    I'm Ron Alexander and along with my wife Barbara and our Boston terrier L.J, we currently live in Stanfordville N.Y. 

    I graduated from Marist College in 1976 and after spending seven years as a High School teacher moved to the car business in 1984. After four years at a local domestic dealer I came to Friendly Honda in 1987 and have been here ever since.

    For the past 25 plus years it has been my pleasure to work with some of the best people in the business. The fact that friendly Honda currently has ten employees that have worked here at least 20 years speaks for itself! In my opinion there are no finer people in the auto industry than my co-workers here at Friendly Honda.

    I have been thinking about retirement for the past few years but I have developed such wonderful friendships with so many of our great customers I just can't seem to walk away.

    Originally from Brooklyn N.Y,   I am a life long Yankee, Jet and Knick fanatic who still roots for the underdog Mets when no one is looking! I invite you to visit us at Friendly Honda to see what we are all about. I know you will be glad you did!

  • Rick Studler, Sales Consultant
    (845) 454-2400 ext. 131

    My name is Rick and I am a Senior Sales Consultant for Friendly Honda. I was born and raised locally and my wife Linda and I live in Pleasant Valley with a Miniature Dachshund named Comanche.

    I have been in the automobile business for 36 years, 30 of them right here at Friendly, my "second home". I really enjoy my customers whether helping them in their purchases or sharing a cup of coffee with them in the Service Department.

    When I'm not working, I have a passion for all things automotive, biking and camping. I am a life long Yankees and NY Jets Fan.

  • Papa Mbaye, Sales Consultant
    (845) 454-2400 ext. 134

    My name is Papa and I am part of the sales team here at Friendly Honda. Before joining Friendly in 2010, I worked in a Honda dealership in Connecticut for 16 years so I am quite familiar with the Honda Brand. Since relocating to Poughkeepsie, I've made some great friends here at the dealership and I actually like coming to work.

    One of the things that really make Friendly Honda stand out is that aside from being a successful dealership, Friendly Honda manages to nurture a great positive work atmosphere for it's employees. I enjoy all sports and have a soft spot for the NY Mets.

    Hablo Espanol!

    See you all at Friendly Honda!

  • Kenny Seiferheld, Sales Consultant
    (845) 454-2400 ext. 136

    I am Kenny, and I live in Poughkeepsie NY. I am a Car Sales Consultant, and have been at Friendly Honda since 2009.

    I am a big fan of the NBA and NFL. I love dogs and own a black lab but I also have a rabbit that loves when I pet her ears. I love Netflix on demand; I enjoy watching documentaries about food, history, dolphins or anything else I might find interesting. My dislikes are tofu, frogs and romantic comedies.

  • Frank Buccione, Sales Consultant
    845-454-2400 ext. 163

    My name is Frank, aka "Booch" and along with my wife Gina live in Hopewell Junction.  We have a son David, daughter Michelle, daughter-in-law Jennifer and a beautiful granddaughter Stella born June 2013.

     I joined the Friendly Honda team in 2002 after spending 30 years in corporate sales in the Food Industry. I enjoy sports, and I'm a lifelong Yankee and Giant fan.  I also enjoy photography for relaxation.

    If you're in need for a new or pre-owned car please ask for "Booch" and I will help make your buying decision a positive experience.

  • Justin Tomasulo, Sales Consultant
    845-454-2400 ext. 118

    My name is Justin and I'm a sales and leasing consultant at Friendly Honda. I've lived in Dutchess County most of my life. I have a huge saltwater fishtank filled with lots of colorful fish who are all my pets. 

    I've worked in auto sales 20 years, 10 of which here at Friendly Honda. Working in sales has allowed me to meet many great people over the years here at Friendly.

    When I am not working, I love being outside with pretty much anything with a engine. From the custom scooter,to the quad and now the street bike.

    So If you're in the market for a new or pre owned Honda, stop by and I'll take good care of you!


  • Chaz Goodman, Sales Consultant
    845-454-2400 ext. 258

    My name is Chaz, and I've lived in Dutchess County since I moved from Putnam County in 2003. I've been a Sales Consultant with Friendly Honda since 2013. I was a private fitness instructor for almost thirty years before entering the auto industry. I have five children. 

    I attended college at UCLA. I love sports, and though I hesitate to share this with you, I'm a longtime Philadelphia sports fan. 

    I love the Honda product, which makes it easy to sell. I also love being a part of the Friendly family. Please feel free to stop by to talk about your vehicle of choice and learn about your options. 

  • Pat Feliciotto, Sales Consultant
    845-454-2400 ext 260

    Hi I'm Patrick and I have been with Friendly Honda for two months. Before entering into the automotive world I was a licensed life insurance agent for 2 years. I graduated from Manhattan College with a degree in teaching. I'm blessed with a beautiful 5 year old son named Ryder. When I am not spending time with him I'm either at the gym or playing some sport.

    I'm a huge Mets, Giants, Knicks and Rangers fan and love watching games with my son. I also enjoy family time with my parents and my two older brothers and two older sisters. 

  • Bob Schweizer, Sales Consultant
    (845) 454-2400 ext. 184

    I have been in the auto sales business for the past 25 years in sales and management positions.  The  past 4 years have been at Friendly Honda Pre-Owned. 


    I've been married for 40 years and most of my spare time is spent golfing and playing guitar.

  • Bruce Heron, Sales Consultant
    (845) 454-2400 ext. 152

    My name is Bruce and I'm a Sales Consultant at Friendly Honda. I'm from Highland and have lived in this area all my life. I have been in the automotive business for 30 years, the last 8 years here at Friendly Honda. I was also the Service Manager here in a previous life. I think Honda has a great product, which makes all of our jobs easier. I enjoy traveling, fine dining, and spending quality time with my wife and three cats.

  • Peter Arvanetes , Sales Consultant
    845-454-2400 ext. 250

  • Adam Teague, Sales Consultant
    845-454-2400 ext. 140

  • Laura Sterling, Sales Consultant
    (845) 454-2400 ext. 168

    My name is Laura and I'm in Used Car Sales here at Friendly Honda. I grew up in Stormville, NY before venturing out to California for college where I graduated from USC in 2002. I have been working in the automobile business for the last six months and I truly enjoy it. There is something very rewarding about finding someone the car that they have dreamed of and watch them drive off the lot in it.

    Prior to my job here, I worked in the Financial Aid office at Marist College. Financing a college education or purchasing a car can both be overwhelming but, if you work with someone who genuinely cares about what's in your best interest, the process can be a whole lot smoother than what you would expect.  

    When I'm not working I enjoy watching and playing all sports and spending time with my family, especially my beloved cat Ringo. I dislike bad attitudes, as I am a very positive person.  

    I'm a Sales Consultant here at Friendly Honda. I hope to see you at the dealership sometime soon!

  • Linda Aurrichio, Finance & Insurance Administrator
    845-454-2400 ext. 256

    Hello, my name is Linda.  I am the Inventory Manager here at Friendly Honda.

    I have worked at Friendly Honda since 2012.  I moved to the area in 2002 with my husband and three children.  I love being part of the Friendly Honda family.  When I am not at the dealership, I enjoy spending my time with family and friends.

  • Brian Walsh, Service Advisor
    (845) 454-2400 ext. 177

    My name is Brian; I started working at Friendly Honda in October 1999 in the Parts Department.  After being in Parts for four years, I transferred to the Service Department in 2003 and have been an advisor since.  I work with a great group of people. 

    Outside of work I am a father to two daughters and spend my free time with them.

  • James Wargo, Service Advisor

    Hi, my name is Jim Wargo. I have worked for Friendly Honda since 2000 and since 2002 my position has been Service Advisor. I enjoy working with a bunch of great people, many of which have been here longer than myself.

    Outside of work, my wife Heather and I own a home in Pleasant Valley. In addition to working around the house, I go to as many Yankee games as I can. Heather and I have even traveled to Baltimore to see them play. 

  • Scott Curran, Service Advisor
    845-454-2400 ext. 155

    I started working at Friendly Honda in November 2000. 

    I enjoy spending time with my wife MaryAnn, daughter Olivia and son Kaleb. My first car was a 1990 Honda CRX Si. 

    I am glad to be with Honda but proud to be with Friendly Honda!

  • Jonathan Tublewicz, Service Advisor
    (845) 454-2400 ext. 189

    Hi!  I'm Jon and I've worked at Friendly Honda for about 5 years.  Every time I come to work I feel like I'm coming home to visit my second family.  Everyone treats each other with respect and always willing to lend a helping hand.  

    When I'm home I enjoy spending time with my girlfriend and our teacup Yorkie Beckham. I also enjoy working on my 2000 Civic SI and just hanging out in the garage or my studio working on new songs and designs for other local artists.  

    I grew up in Ellenville, NY and now reside in Poughkeepsie N Y!  Life is good and I have no complaints!  Hope to see you in our Service Department soon!

  • Rich Hill, Service Advisor
    (845) 454-2400 ext. 138

    I am a native New Yorker and while I have lived in other areas, I've spent most of my life in the New York hiking in the mountains, playing guitar, reading  - mostly philosophy and history, especially the American Civil War. I also enjoy drawing and painting.  My favorite artist is Vincent Van Gogh.

  • Ricky Berghahn, Express Service Advisor
    845-454-2400 ext. 165

    My name is Ricky Berghahn. I enjoy working and engaging with many different customers at Friendly Honda. 

    I also enjoy almost all sports activities, coaching and assisting with my children's sports. I attended Oneonta State University and earned my B.S. in Business Economics.I live in Lagrange with my two boys, Lucas and Ben, as well as my wonderful wife Katie. I look forward to assisting you anytime you may be in the Service Department at Friendly Honda!

  • Scott Lockard, Express Service Supervisor
    (845) 454-2400 ext.187

    Hi, my name is Scott.  I've been working at Friendly Honda for over 6 years.  I worked my way up from Express Tech to running the Express Department.  

    I live in the area and have gotten to know a lot of our customers over the years.  I do enjoy the interaction I have with our customers each day.  So please feel free to stop by and visit our Friendly Service Department.

  • Ed Budai, Service Dispatcher
    845-454-2400 ext. 153

    Hello, my name is Ed and I was with Friendly Honda for 4 years in the 70's and this time around, since 1989. It is a pleasure to work with so many great people and for a great company.

  • Jessica Hastings, Service Internet Receptionist
    (845) 454-2400 ext. 141

    My name is Jessica.  I have worked in the Service BDC for almost 7 years.  

    I enjoy spending time with my family, eating out and watching the Yankees and the Giants!

  • Virginia O'Dell, Service Internet Receptionist
    (845) 454-2400 ext. 154

    My name is Virginia O'Dell. I'm a Receptionist in the Service BDC. I started  working at Friendly Honda in 2002.

    Outside of Friendly Honda, I like to spend time with my family, read and I love baseball!  I'm a Mets fan! 

  • Erik Johnson, Service Internet Receptionist
    845-454-2400 ext. 166