Sales Staff

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  • Armory Garage
    Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep, Ram, FIAT & Pre-Owned
    Sales 888-519-0495

    At Your "Service"

    Armory Garage welcomes only the best on board-which means our sales representatives, parts department, service department, and finance team are the cream of the crop. As Albany, New York's top Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep, Ram and FIAT showroom and dealership, we're proud to offer the most impressive lineup of new and used vehicles around the metro area. Our level of customer service is unmatched. To learn more about our staff members, click on each individual below to learn more.

  • Albie Russo
    General Sales Manager
    (518) 641-7722

  • Christopher Siegel
    Pre-Owned Director
    (518) 641-7674

    Chris Siegel started in Armory Garage's parts department in 1981 and recently returned as our Pre-Owned Director.

    The Long Island native says he loves what he does because he's a car guy who enjoys working with people. He believes it's Armory Garage's nearly 100 years in the car business that sets us apart from the competition. He says his favorite on the Armory lot is the Chrysler 300 with all wheel drive.

    Not only does he work with cars, he enjoys watching them for fun too. He's a big Nascar fan and can easily lose an afternoon watching the racers go around the track.

    Siegel says he's most proud of being a father and husband.

  • Rocco Peluso
    Sales Manager

  • Chuck Lansing
    Sales Manager
    (518) 641-7758

    Chuck Lansing was recruited into the car business by a friend more than 20 years ago.

    Lansing loves working in the auto industry, saying that no two days are ever the same. He's always enjoys meeting new people with unique circumstances, and he enjoys helping them find the vehicle that fits their needs.

    The choice to bring his years of experience to Armory was easy. He says the transparent way we do business, the friendly staff, and the support we give customers sets us apart from the competition.

    The East Greenbush native spends his free time with his five children, wife, and two dogs. He says his proudest accomplishment is building his family and giving his children everything they need to be successful.

  • Eric Cangelosi
    Business Manager

    Eric Cangelosi has been in sales for over 17 years, and considering the fact he's been a Jeep lover forever (he has two in the family), he thinks coming to Armory was a natural evolution.

    He believes Armory sets itself apart from the competition by being fast, friendly and fair.

    The Brooklyn native likes to fish when he has the time, and says his proudest moment was the birth of his first son.

  • Evan Yedynak
    Business Manager

  • Preston Ritter
    Business Manager

  • Jim Clark
    Purchase and Leasing Consultant/Commercial Sales Manager

    Armory Garage is a family tradition for Jim Clark III.

    The Albany native is a third-generation employee, following in his father Jim Clark Jr., and his grandfather, Jim Clark Sr.'s footsteps. Though he took time off in-between then and now, Clark actually worked at Armory when he was younger. He'd help out by cleaning cars in the body shop or prepping car bodies for work. He also sold used cars for us when he was a teenager.

    "Armory is an institution," Clark said, "and it's the loyalty of our customers to that institution that sets us apart."

    Clark helps build that loyalty everyday, saying his favorite aspect of the job is helping the children of his father's former customers get into their own cars.

    His father always wanted Clark to be more involved in Armory, and was very happy to see hime rejoin the team.

    When he's not here with us, Clark is busy keeping up with his three children, 2-year-old twins Jim Clark IV and Kathleen, and 4-year-old Grace. He also likes to travel with his wife, Grace, as well as fish and play golf.

    Cars are not the only thing Clark knows, he has a NYS license for Real Estate sales and also holds a U.S. Coastguard Captain's license. 

  • Patricia Father
    Internet Client Services Specialist
    (518) 641-7787

    Customer relations specialist Patricia Father has been in the car industry for years, getting a job through a friend and then never turning back.

    The Albany native says she loves working at Armory Garage.

    "I love what I do because I like dealing with people and finding them exactly what they want."

    She believes the fact we've been a family owned business for nearly 100 years makes Armory stand apart from other dealerships. 

    When she's not here, Patricia likes to go out shopping for fun.

  • Ray Echevarria
    Business Development Manager

    Ray Echevarria has been in the car industry for several years, and says he enjoys his job as a client services specialist because it gives him a chance to build rapport and earn the trust of our customers.

    "My goal is to establish a relationship and make you feel comfortable so by the time you get to the dealership, you know you have someone here who has shared information with you and is prepared for your visit."

    Echevarria, a native of Puerto Rico who was raise in Brooklyn, thinks it's Armory's professionalism and desire to be number one that sets us apart from other dealerships. 

    When he's not at the dealership, Ray enjoys watching his son play baseball and other sports. He also does his part to help organize tournaments.

    "To see his enjoyment means the world to me."

    Not surprisingly, he says raising his children has been his greatest accomplishment.

  • Harry Roselan
    Purchase and Leasing Consultant

  • Jerome Rucker
    Purchase and Leasing Consultant

    Jerome Rucker initially came to Armory to pitch a promotional service to us, but ended up inadvertently pitching himself instead.

    Rucker was hired on the spot after impressing a former manager with his ability to sell.

    "He said, if you can sell me that, you can definitely sell cars," Rucker recalled.

    Years later and the Albany native hasn't looked back, spending almost half of his decade-long career in the car industry with us. He believes it's Armory's expansive inventory, incredible service department, and the professional demeanor of our employees that sets us apart.

    Though he has a lot to be proud of professionally, Rucker says his greatest accomplishment was getting five kids through college, and one through the Marines. 

    He's also a big sports fan, opting to spend his free time volunteering as a basketball coach, fishing, or just enjoying the outdoors. 

  • Billy Martin
    Purchase and Leasing Consultant

    Billy Martin first got into the car industry in 1996 thanks to a friend's referral. The Latham native has been going strong ever since, working at Armory for a majority of his time in the business.

    When the Yankees fan isn't helping customers find the perfect vehicle, he's playing softball and enjoying time with his family. He especially enjoys spending time with his young son Chase, who he considers his proudest accomplishment.

    Martin studied Communications at Hudson Valley Community College.

    As far as cars on the Armory lot go, he's a fan of the Grand Cherokee Summit.

  • Dave Ramon
    Purchase and Leasing Consultant

  • Billy Comtois
    Purchase and Leasing Consultant
    (518) 641-7678

    Billy Comtois loves being a certified sales consultant and member of the Armory team.

    The Bethlehem native joined us after a stint in the restaurant business, and says it was Armory's 96-plus years of history and the fact that we're a family owned and operated company that made the move appealing. The exciting atmosphere and good people who work here were an added bonus.

    Comtois has a passion for dealing with people and a desire to get them what they want, especially if what they want is a new car.

    His own dream car is the 2016 Dodge Charger Hellcat, an entirely different beast than his Armory favorite, the Jeep Cherokee.

    Comtois is also an accomplished bowler, being the youngest person (at the time) to make the Empire State Games at the age of 14. He still bowls in his spare time, and enjoys a good hike.

  • Carolyn Hendrickson
    Purchase and Leasing Consultant

    If you asked Carolyn Hendrickson why she chose to work at Armory Garage over any of our competitors, she'd tell you it was the fun work environment and how well everyone works together.

    There's a lot of reasons why she enjoys working here, but there's one that stands out from the others.

    "I love meeting new people and building honest, long-lasting relationships with them," she said.

    The Altamont-native loves to spend her free time with friends and family, and says her proudest accomplishment was learning how to fix commercial laundry and dry-cleaning equipment from her father.

    She says her favorite car on the Armory lot is the Cherokee Limited.

  • Morgan Williams
    Purchase and Leasing Consultant

    Morgan Williams comes to Armory after a chance encounter with our HR representative.

    The Albany native has worked in retail for over ten years, and met Russo on the job. He was so good at selling she asked him if he'd be interested in joining us right on the spot.

    Williams is excited to join the team, and can't wait to help get our customers into the perfect vehicle. He believes our long history is what sets us apart from other dealerships. He considers us to be the trusted name in the region.

    An admitted "organic foodie," Williams loves to garden and cook. In his spare time he's also taken up learning about aquaponics and solar power.

    If he had his choice of any car on the lot, Williams would pick the new 2015 Chrysler 300C in red with Beats audio and a sick set of rims. 

  • David Crist
    Purchase and Leasing Consultant

    Dave Crist has a long history in the car business, having spent 25 years on the service side until coming over to sales two years ago.

    The Boston native believes his job has always been a great fit. He loves people, loves cars, and loved the opportunity to work with both every day. But why Armory? Crist thinks it's our dealership's commitment to professionalism, transparency, and always having the best inventory that sets us apart from the competition.

    Outside of work, Crist is an active member of his church and Sunday school teacher. For fun, he enjoys going out in a kayak, golfing, and building furniture.

    His greatest sense of pride comes from raising his two daughters.

  • Brian Walts
    Purchase and Leasing Consultant

    Brian Walts likes to take care of people and make them happy, which makes him a great fit for his position as a certified sales consultant here at Armory Garage.

    The Albany native believes it's our massive inventory of pre-owned and new Dodge, Jeep, Ram and Chrysler vehicles that sets us apart from the competition.

    Walts is a Giants and Mets fan, and can be found playing both basketball and softball to pass the time. He also enjoys going out into Albany and trying new restaurants.

    He is most proud of moving across country at the age of 18 and living in Arizona for seven years.

  • Sauro Iardella
    Purchase and Leasing Consultant

    Sauro Iardella knew when he wanted to start his career, he wanted to do it in the car industry.

    The Tuscany, Italy native says he loves cars and he loves people. He likes the fact his job gives him the opportunity to make people happy and make them feel important. He loves to see people driving away in a vehicle they'll love.

    When asked why Armory, Sauro says it's the Armory Automotive Group's long history, awesome showroom, and professionalism that won him over. He believes those factors set us apart from the competition.

    When he's not selling cars, Iardella can be found riding his bike, playing the guitar, or hanging out with his daughter.

  • Dan Melchior
    Purchase and Leasing Consultant

    Dan Melchior says he got "sold" on the opportunity to join the car business and hasn't looked back.

    Melchior loves his job because it gives him the opportunity to help people find the right vehicle for them. He also enjoys making "customers for life." He chose to join the Armory Automotive Group because of our inventory, professional staff, and upfront pricing.

    Outside of work the Potsdam-native enjoys spending time with his family and partaking in the occasional round of golf. He's also heavily involved with his children's schooling, being the assistant to the president of the PTA since 2008. He also helps coach their sport teams.

  • Michael Dougherty
    Purchase and Leasing Consultant

    Mike Dougherty came to Armory seeking a change of pace after years working as a bartender. 

    "It was either this or law school, and I think I chose wisely."

    The Broadalbin native says he loves working here because there's always something to do and no day is the same as the last. He also likes working with people. As he says, this is a "customer-driven business, pun intended."

    Dougherty thinks Armory sets itself apart from the competition by having a huge selection of vehicles that can fit any need. He also thinks we have one of the friendliest staffs in the area.  

  • Tyrell Schleede
    Purchase and Leasing Consultant

    Tyrell Schleede loves anything with an engine: cars, trucks or SUVs, which made his decision to join the auto industry a no-brainer.

    Schleede says he loves what he does because no two deals are the same. Everyone has a different situation, and he thinks tailoring our offers to fit our customers' needs is a lot of fun.

    "The joy of helping customers out with their vehicle needs is very satisfying. I love the buzz behind it and wouldn't trade that for the world."

    He believes it's the camaraderie of Armory's staff and the value we place in our customers that sets us apart from the competition. 

    When the New York City native isn't working, he enjoys hanging out with friends and family, fishing and hiking with his dog.

  • Darren Diamond
    Certified Sales Consultant

  • Joe Whitney
    Purchase and Leasing Consultant

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