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

  • Robert J. Alvine
    President and General Manager

    Bob Alvine is the President and General Manager of Premier Subaru.  Bob started the business in August, 2000 with the desire to create a Subaru dealership that would consistently exceed the expectations of customers.  Bob also wanted a company that was active and invested in the community in which it serves. 

    In addition to Premier Subaru, Bob is also President of Premier Kia (Branford, CT), and Premier Subaru Watertown (Watertown, CT).

    Bob is a graduate in Finance from the University of Rhode Island (and a HUGE Rhody Basketball Fan) and has a MBA from the University of New Haven.  Bob started his career in the banking industry and worked in various positions in Commercial Lending and Finance. 

    Bob is active with the University of Rhode Island Alumni Association, The University of New Haven, the Branford Chamber of Commerce (Board Member), the Amity Club of New Haven and other community organizations. 

    Recently, Bob was named to the Board of Directors of the Better Business Bureau of Connecticut and to the Board of Directors of Jane Doe No More.  Most recently, Bob was named to the Advisory Board of the University of Rhode Island College of Business.

    Bob is also Past Chairman of the Subaru of America National Dealer Advisory Board - a position that he cherishes - as he works to help the Subaru brand in the United States.

    Bob is an avid fan and supporter of the University of Rhode Island, and the URI basketball program! Go Rhody!

    Bob has an open door policy at Premier Subaru, so, if you have questions, or simply want to say "hi", please stop up. You can also email him directly or just pick up the phone.  Bob can be heard saying "The Customer is the Reason for Our Existence", so, he would love to hear from you.

    Robert Alvine

  • Kerri Pacheco
    Vice President

    Kerri comes to us with over 25 years of automotive experience, including retail and manufacturer experience.  As a native Litchfield County resident, she looks forward to assisting our existing and future customers in the area, in all of their automotive needs. 

    Kerri Pacheco

  • Richard Marino
    General Sales Manager

    Rick Marino

  • David Jones
    Sales Manager

    David Jones

  • Rodney Pomerleau
    Business Manager
    (888) 690-6710

    Day Off: Tuesday

    Rodney has been assisting clients with their financial requirements  purchasing automobiles for over 10 years.  He explores every avenue to ensure that the customer has the best coverage for their new or pre-owned vehicles.

    Spending some time in California, Rodney now calls Clinton, Connecticut home.  Some of his proudest moments were when he served as a Drill Instructor for the U.S. Marines, Semper Fi!

    Rodney loves to surround himself with loved ones, especially his loyal companion, Bentley. He is also an exotic car enthusiast and you can sometimes catch him scratching off a lottery ticket in which he is usually a winner.

    Please contact Rodney any time to discuss additional warranties available for your vehicle.

    Rodney Pomerleau

  • Juan Peguero
    Business Manager

  • Jack Basciano
    Business Manager

    Jack Basciano

  • Marketing

  • Stephen Ouellet
    Client Care Center Manager

    Stephen Ouellet

  • Laurie Anne
    Director of Social Media
    (888) 690-6710

    Laurie Anne is responsible for implementing the Automotive Group's Social Media marketing plan, which includes blogging, creating online presence/ engagement, monitoring, and reputation management. Laurie is a social butterfly in the social media world! 

    Laurie Anne Alvine

  • Sales Department
    (203) 481-0687

  • Taylor Frawley
    Non-Commissioned Subaru Product Consultant

    Taylor Frawley

  • Tim Harris
    Non-Commissioned Subaru Product Consultant

    Tim Harris

  • Parker Pearlstein
    Non-Commissioned Subaru Product Consultant

    Parker comes to Premier after 16 years in the hospitality as a server, bartender, and in management.  His first Subaru was a 2009 Legacy, and in his words "I fell in love with the brand because of that car." 

    He's originally from Martha's Vineyard, but now calls Westbrook home.  He lives in an active lifestyle, especially in the wintertime where he'll spend most of the season in the mountains. 

    Parker Pearlstein

  • Paola (Andi) Vilches
    Delivery Coordinator/Technology Expert
    (888) 690-6710

    Nickname: Andy

    Andy has been in the auto industry since 2015, assisting customers in finding the right vehicle for their needs.  She was born in and resides in West Haven.  

    Andy loves to drive her Impreza to Cornwall Park, CT, to take a long hike to the top of the mountain there.  She also bike rides on a regular basis, and loves the outdoors during the winter when she gets to snowboard, snowmobile, cross country ski, and basically teach her friends how much fun winter could be. 

    Paola Vilches

  • Cailin Williams
    Client Care Representative

    Cailin has worked before as a BDC Manager at a previous location, and is excited to bring her expertise to the Premier team!  Being caring and friendly with our customers is important.  Her goal is to help you find your perfect vehicle.  

    She is a native and resident of Branford.  She enjoys spending her spare time with her family.  
    Cailin Williams

  • Dmitriy Naumovich
    Sales Consultant

  • Ralph Ruiz
    Non-Commissioned Subaru Product Consultant

  • Jake Guercia
    Certified Sales Consultant

  • Matt Keeney
    Certified Sales Consultant

  • Sal Bernacchi
    Non-Commissioned Subaru Product Consultant

  • Jason Cox
    Non-Commissioned Subaru Product Consultant

  • Office
    (203) 481-0687

  • Virginia Augustine
    Title Clerk
    (888) 690-6710

    AKA "Ginny" or "Ethel"

    Ginny was born and raised in East Haven, CT but now resides close by in Branford, CT.  She has 20+ years in automotive accounting, billing and reception.

    She's a mother of 3 grown children and is a grandmother to 7 lovely grandchildren--her pride and joy.

    She enjoys time to herself relaxing.  She also loves cooking, spending time with family and friends, and taking grandchildren for sleepovers on weekends.  She can use those relaxing weekends...after all, her desk is right outside Bob's office.

    She lived in the South for 2 years and loved it there.  She's traveled extensively up and down the Eastern coast .  She hopes her future holds even more adventure!

    Virginia Augustine


  • Lisa Pogwizd
    Administrative Assistant
    (888) 690-6710

    Lisa Pogwizd

  • Service Department
    (203) 643- 1102

  • Brian Galaz
    Assistant Service Manager

  • Rita Ruhland
    Service Client Care Manager/Community Outreach Coorindator

    Currently residing in Stratford, Rita got into the car business 14 years ago.  She sincerely enjoys working on-line and works hard to promote the great customer satisfaction Premier offers it's on-line customers. Rita brings a lot of "smarts" to the team and she's a lot of fun and really wants to help everyone!

    Rita and her boyfriend, Jimmie, enjoy their two puggles, Zoe and Ace.  Rita also likes to hang out with her family as much as possible.

    Rita's favorite saying is, "They always can hear you smile when you're on the phone."   

    Rita Ruhland

  • La'Trell Alson
    Subaru JUST DRIVE Rental Coordinator

    La'Trell Alson

  • Cristal Bello
    Certified Subaru Service Advisor

    Cristal Bello

  • Maegan Collazo
    Service Advisor

    Maegan Collazo

  • Martine Raes
    Subaru Express Service Consutant

    Martine Raes

  • Rita Wotherspoon
    Used Car Advisor/Service Client Care Representative

    Rita Wotherspoon

  • Mike Gagliardi
    Service Consultant

  • Phylann Perrotti
    Service Client Care Consultant

    Phylann Perrotti

  • Dominick Santoli
    Certified Subaru Service Advisor

  • Adam Davis
    Subaru Express Service Consutant

  • Nicholas Koumoutseas
    Certified Subaru Service Advisor

  • Parts Department
    (203) 643-1103

  • Dave Harger
    Certified Subaru Parts and Accessories Manager

    David Harger

  • Rachael Kudej
    Internet Parts Consultant

    Rachael joined our parts department as an Internet Parts Consultant, after 10 plus years in the industry as an auto mechanic.

    Rachael's love of automotive started from a very young age.  "My dad owned a garage when I was growing up in Colchester and I worked there.  This is where my passion for Automotive took off."  Rachael took automotive and machine tool classes in school and then worked at a local shop in Norwich.  

    Rachael loves making good relationships with her customers and helping out in any way that she can.  She also restores old cars and trucks as a hobby, and loves going to car shows and races.  

    Rachael Kudej

  • Andre DiErrico
    Parts Consultant

  • Michael DelPeschio
    Parts Consultant

    Michael DelPeshio

  • Robert Burgess

  • Technicians etc.

  • Johnny Rodriquez
    Lead Valet

    If you have brought your car in for service and got it back all washed up, Johnny is the man to thank!   Johnny, who is a resident of New Haven,  is a proud father of two.  In his past time, Johnny works on his vintage Toyota....which has the coolest paint job you EVER saw!   You know when Johnny brings the Toyota to work....Bob is drooling all over it!
    Johnny Rodriguez

Premier Subaru is proud to lead the country in corporate responsibility.  Premier Subaru is proud to employ a diverse group of individuals who promise to exceed your expectations at every turn.  Premier Subaru's diversity has been recognized by Subaru of America on a national basis.  Please allow us the opportunity to earn your confidence in our organization.  Our team is ready to assist you at any time.

If you wish to recognize employees that have exceeded your expectations, please look for our Employee Achievement Award Brochures throughout our store.