Peter is an avid car enthusiast who has turned his lifelong passion for cars into a successful automotive career spanning over 20 years. He has worked for Mercedes Benz of Smithtown for 11 years.
As a Sales & Leasing Consultant, he is responsible for providing his clients with an exceptional purchase experience and a strong focus on building long term relationships. Peter is an AMG® Performance Specialist who works hard to utilize his expertise in vehicle customization to match his client’s detailed requests.
When he isn’t working, you’ll find Peter spending time with his wife Ashley and daughter Peyton. He enjoys cooking, traveling, golf and formula one racing.
Nicholas Malena, a Smithtown native, is one of our wonderful Sales Consultants at Mercedes-Benz of Smithtown. He joined our team in 2017, but has been in the automotive industry since 2015. His favorite things about his job is helping to make the sales process an easy, convenient experience for his clientele, and working for the best brand in the business. When he’s not at work, he enjoys golf, watching NY sports, traveling, and spending time with his nephew/Godson.
His favorite Mercedes-Benz vehicle is the AMG® GTR Coupe! (Great choice!)
Come on down to Mercedes-Benz of Smithtown and let Nicholas delight you with an exceptional customer experience!
Joe Carrera, a Smithtown native and one of our beloved Sales Consultants, has been in the automotive industry since 1997, and with the Mercedes-Benz brand since 2010. His favorite things about working at Mercedes-Benz of Smithtown is the family oriented culture, and of course, the amazing brand itself. When he’s not at work, he enjoys spending time with his 3 daughters, his Lhasa Poo named Sophie, and his Persian cat named Cali. He also loves snowboarding, cycling, and running.
When asked what his favorite Mercedes-Benz vehicle is, he answered “AMG E 63 S, without a doubt.”
Come on down to Mercedes-Benz of Smithtown and visit Joe Carrera today!
Bill Reinhart is a Sales Consultant for the Mercedes Benz and Sprinter brands of personal and commercial vehicles. Working closely with executives, families, and company owners to provision and deliver the world’s most intelligent and exciting driving experience. His energy, experience, and appreciation for technology distill into the perfect blend of information and expertise across the entire product line.
As a recognized sales champion and Mercedes-Benz enthusiast, Bill has years of experience in and around the Mercedes-Benz of Smithtown operation. His passion for the Mercedes-Benz Brand is deeply rooted having owned, serviced and driven performance vehicles. Today he is #DriventoDelight, connecting with new, existing and future Mercedes-Benz owners.
His favorite Mercedes-Benz is the E-Class, specifically the 2020 E 450 which in his humble opinion is the most outstanding combination of elegance, technology and performance on the road today.
Ken McAleese is a Sales and Leasing Consultant for Mercedes-Benz and Sprinter for both personal and commercial vehicles. Ken is proud to be representing Mercedes-Benz and delivers a “Best or Nothing” experience for every client.
Before joining the Mercedes-Benz of Smithtown team, Ken worked as the Manager of Educational Programs for Steinway & Sons pianos in Astoria, NY, and traveled across the US & Canada to host educational seminars for piano teachers and students. Mercedes-Benz and Steinway & Sons share a unique history- the first Mercedes vehicles were actually manufactured at the Steinway Factory in New York! Ken has also worked for another Mercedes-Benz dealership in Florida and is excited to be back representing these incredible vehicles. Education is the corner of his sales philosophy, and he believes the most effective way to assist his clients is to know everything he can about every vehicle he represents, from A to AMG®!
Ken is a trained classical musician with a degree in Music Education and Piano from the State University of New York at Fredonia and has completed graduate work at both Stony Brook University and New York University. As an educator and musician, Ken strives to provide a creative solution to every problem and to understand the wants and needs of every client. When he’s not in the dealership, Ken enjoys dragging his partner and brothers around Long Island and NYC in search of the best cup of coffee.
Originally from Shirley, Saeed joins the MB of Smithtown family as a Sales and Leasing Consultant, excited to put his 6 years of automotive industry experience to great use. He absolutely loves working for the best and most beautiful brand in the world. When Saeed isn’t at work, he enjoys spending time with his lovely wife, his beloved German Shepherd, and practicing karate.
His all-time favorite Mercedes-Benz vehicle is a 1969 280 SL. (Great choice!)
Saeed is here to help you with any questions you may have and help you get into the vehicle of your dreams!
Our Sales Consultant, Anthony, has loved cars since as long as he can remember. While in his young teens, he had restored his first car which just helped grow his passion even stronger. Anthony joined the car industry in 1988 as a college trained technician, where for the next decade he worked in The Hamptons, on some of the world’s most exotic cars. In 2002 just following 9/11 – Anthony went into the Hospitality Industry where he worked for one of the world’s most famous Hotels – The Marriott Marquis in Times Square NY. It is here where it all happened.
Anthony found a great passion for the world of culture, diversity, breaking down barriers, cultivating relationships and delivering the most unique customer service known. This is why Anthony loves working for The Competition Family and The Best Brand ever – Mercedes Benz. If you ask Anthony he will tell you it is here where he finally has been able to dovetail everything he is about. It is here where he can bring culture and his love for Mercedes Benz together. It is here where he can take his 30 plus years of understanding customers and helping them achieve one of his own passions, owning and driving a Mercedes.
When not at the dealership Anthony enjoys time with his wife, 4 children, exercising, home projects and nature. Anthony has a few favorite Mercedes Benz cars. As a classic it is a 1971 280-SE Cabriolet, in the 90’s it is a 1991 560 SEL and his favorite current vehicle is the 2021 AMG® GLE 53 Coupe – Brilliant Blue with a 2 tone interior.
Do you think Anthony’s experience and passion can help you? Stop by our dealership – Ask for Anthony and see for yourself.
Coming from a legal background, Olaseni is an accomplished reputation manager. He has served as litigation and corporate counsel before moving on to work in various industries including telecommunications, aviation, power, oil & gas, and healthcare. Offering over 15-years of dynamic leadership experience in advocacy, government affairs and public policy, he specialized in developing strategies, narratives, and plans that aligned with his client’s goals helping them maintain a foremost position in their respective industries.
He has a keen aptitude for developing long-term relationships with a diverse range of clients bolstered by a penchant for collaborative work, proactive communication, and inclusive leadership.
He is married with two children and loves to write, read, draw, travel, and watch soccer. He enjoys working with young people and getting involved in charity projects.
His favorite Mercedes-Benz is the boxy G 550, which conveys a sense of strength, security and yet graceful elegance. “To me, it evokes images of an iron fist in a velvet glove. That Mercedes-Benz is all class.”
Sophia DiBlanda is a Sales Consultant for Mercedes Benz of Smithtown. Sophia made the decision to join our team in October of 2019 after researching the store, company and brand. Sophia’s favorite thing about being with Mercedes Benz is working in a place that continually demands excellence, while allowing a positive work environment.
As a motivated individual, her number one priority is delivering exceptional customer care. She is dedicated to making her customers feel comfortable and confident in the purchase of their luxury vehicle. She says “Our clients receive the utmost care, satisfaction and knowledge, and that is our main focus.” She believes that this is what distinguishes their store from competitors.
In her spare time, Sophia enjoys playing music. She plays the guitar, the piano, and the drums.
Ray, one of our exceptional Service Advisors, has been in the automotive industry since 1977 & with the Mercedes-Benz brand since 1981. He grew up in Manhattan, loves gardening, traveling, & spending time with his wife & dog.
His favorite thing about his job is meeting & assisting clients of all different backgrounds.
When asked his favorite vehicle, Ray said the S 65 AMG® .. for obvious reasons! Who doesn’t love the S 65 AMG®?!
Ray looks forward to meeting you & assisting you during your next service visit!
Beginning my Sales Career in 2002, I started as a Sales Consultant with Toyota and then moved to the Baon Auto Mall where I was promoted to Sales Manager. In 2004, I decided to join the Competition Automotive Group as a Sales Consultant at Competition INFINITI of Smithtown. Proving my dedication to the Group and the brand, I was a Sales Consultant at Competition INFINITI from 2004 to 2017.
In October of 2017, the Management Team for the Competition Automotive Group accepted my request to become a Sales Consultant at Mercedes-Benz of Smithtown. As a Sales Consultant for over three years, I learned a tremendous amount about the Mercedes-Benz Brand and met so many wonderful customers. So, when the Finance Manager position became available, I immediately knew it was the perfect next step for me. It is so great to work for an Automotive Group that promotes from within. I am very excited to continuing assisting customers with purchasing or leasing the Mercedes-Benz of their dreams.
Whenever I am not spending time with my sons Philip and Nathan, I love travelling and go out to eat with friends.
My Favorite Mercedes-Benz vehicle is the New GLE 53 Coupe. I can’t wait to lease one when my lease is up on my C 43 Sedan.
Trentino Manco is Sales Manager for Mercedes-Benz of Smithtown. As a member of the Executive Leadership Team, Trentino manages sales for Mercedes-Benz within the Competition Automotive Group.
Trent is highly regarded for his ability to align strategic initiatives with daily operations wherein he delivers his personal approach to every opportunity. His outstanding ability to encourage and mentor every level of sales professional has become his signature approach, and undoubtedly a very big part of the magic that brought us the DealerRater “2020 Mercedes-Benz Dealer of the Year” award.
Fluent in three languages, his love for people and his family are more evident at home. Along with his wonderful wife of 20 years, their first son is an accomplished boxer and aspiring environmental attorney. Their youngest is an accomplished athlete, scouted for international soccer.
Professional, sincere, open, and “willing to go above-and-beyond” in every engagement are just a few of the components that make up Trent’s secret sauce for success!
Jenna, our Pre-Owned Manager, has been in the automotive industry since 2018 & working solely for the Mercedes-Benz brand since 2020. A Long Island native, she grew up in Shirley & graduated from the Stony Brook University School of Business.
Jenna’s favorite thing about her job is helping people find the car they want & seeing the excitement on her customers’ faces once they take home the vehicle of their dreams. When asked about her favorite Mercedes-Benz, Jenna said the CLA! She absolutely loves the body styling & everything it has to offer.
When Jenna isn’t at work, she enjoys spending time with her three dogs who she adores.
She looks forward to assisting you with the purchase of your dream vehicle!
Rich holds two roles here at Mercedes-Benz of Smithtown – Assistant Service Manager & Service Advisor. His automotive career began in 1987 when he started as a Technician & after many years of hard work, was promoted to Shop Foreman, & continued to move onto Service Advisor to see the service world from another view, and finally grew into his current & newest position, Assistant Service Manager.
Rich grew up in Holbrook, NY & now has 2 wonderful children & 1 beautiful granddaughter. In his spare time, he enjoys gardening, skiing, and riding motorcycles.
Rich has been with the Mercedes-Benz brand since 1998 & couldn’t love it more. His favorite thing about his position is being able to help people with their vehicles when they are in need. When asked his favorite Mercedes-Benz vehicle, he said the AMG® GT right away!
Rich is here if you have any questions & he looks forward to assisting you!
Nancy Buzzetta is a professional in the Automotive Retail field with over 20 years of experience in dealership management. She is managing partner and Vice President at the Competition Automotive Group based in Long Island, NY. Nancy has a BS in Business Administration from the University of Vermont, and also earned her CPA license in 1993.
Nancy plays an active role in the daily operations of the group, which currently has 5 franchised dealerships featuring the brands of Mercedes-Benz, Sprinter Vans, BMW, Subaru and Infiniti. The company employs 530 people on Long Island. In addition, she is continually focused on the future direction and expansion of the group. Her areas of expertise and involvement in the company include accounting, legal and tax matters, marketing, facility development, client and team relations, and more.
Her interests outside the dealership group center around her love for her family and friends, and also her compassion for animals, especially dogs and horses, and her interest in fitness, beauty, and wellness with a focus on anti-aging technology. She was involved in the fitness industry for over 15 years. She is an avid horse lover and equestrian, and owns a horse farm on Long Island. In addition to enjoying the company of her horses, she is a competitive rider, and along with her two daughters, can frequently be found competing at Nationally-recognized Horse Shows around the United States.
In addition to her interest in helping animals, Nancy is involved with a number of other local organizations and is currently a member of the Three Village School District’s Industry Advisory Board, which was created to help bridge the gap between faculty, students, and the business world. The board is proud to present this year its 2nd Career fair for students at the Junior High and High School level. She is also delighted to announce that Competition Subaru is a very proud supporter of Stony Brook Children’s Hospital, raising $100,000 in funds for its Pediatric Oncology center, with the help of the Subaru Cares Foundation. Nancy has also recently bean active with the Celebrate St. James organization to help raise funds for necessary improvements to the St. James Lake Avenue Business District.