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  • Mark Dexter
    General Manager
    860-963-2277

    Mark Dexter is a lifelong resident of the Northeast corner of Connecticut. He started in the automobile business in 1984 as a sales representative. Through the years Mark has worked as a sales manager, finance manager, general sales manager and general manager earning the highest manufacturers certification levels. Always maintaining focus on customer satisfaction, Mark has worked with thousands of customers over the years assisting them in purchasing the vehicle of their dreams. Mark has also enjoyed being part of many fundraisers benefiting local charities, hospitals and organizations.

    Come experience the difference at Putnam Chrysler Dodge Jeep Kia. Mark and the team will "treat you right" making your sales, service parts and body shop visit exceptional!

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  • James E Rivera
    Sales Manager
    860-963-2277

    Jimmy has been here at Putnam Chrysler Kia for 15 years. He has over 20 years of FCA/Mopar Experience. He has been  helping customers in their vehicle purchasing/lease process  in Northeast CT and beyond for 21 years. He is a true advocate for our customers, and believes that  maintaining a focus on customer service and satisfaction results in an exceptional experience. He lives in Woodstock, CT with his wife and  2 daughter's and frequents local business. Whether you stop in, or see him out and about, don't hesitate on saying hello!

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  • Tim Tallman
    Sales Manager
    860-963-2277

    Tim has spent over twenty years in the automotive business, eleven of those years have been in the Gates Organization. Tim takes great pride in what he does and has earned the respect of those who work for him. He believes that all customers should have a great buying experience.

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  • Scott Johnson
    Business Manager
    860-963-2277


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  • Mark Pillsbury
    Sales Manager
    860-963-2277

    Mark was a  lifelong resident of Massachusetts. He currently resides in Thompson Ct. Mark is a graduate of Bay Path Regional Technical High School and loves to play disc golf.  Mark is the proud father of two boys. Mark has been with Putnam Chrysler Dodge Jeep KIA for 9 years . He is always  looking forward to helping you find the perfect vehicle. 

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  • Chris Barsness
    Sales Consultant
    860-963-2277

    Chris Barsness was born and raised in Minneapolis Minnesota and moved out to New England 15 years ago. He was in the restaurant industry for 24 Years ending with 6 years as a Senior Manager at The Cheesecake Factory in Boston. He joined the sales team in September 2020. He loves helping people and is very family orientated. He also enjoys anything having to do with the outdoors, especially camping!

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  • Jenn Zalatores
    Business Development Center Manager
    860-963-2277

    Jenn is our Business Development Center Manager, who has 5 years of experience in the automotive industry. She is also a dance teacher and assistant director of a dance studio in Massachusetts. Jenn understands the value of great customer experience, and will always greet you with a smile! 

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  • Michael Grady
    Sales Consultant
    860-963-2277

    Michael came to Putnam Chrysler after working as a Sales Rep for Cygnus, a food manufacturer and distribution company. An off-road enthusiast Michael is knowledgeable in our Jeep lineup and always looks forward to introducing someone new to the Jeep brand as well as our large selection of Chrysler, Dodge, Ram, and Kia vehicles. 

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  • Matt Gillette
    Sales Consultant
    860-963-2277

    Matt is originally from the windy city of Chicago. He is a United States Marine Corps Disabled Combat Veteran and has been in the car business for over 15 years. 


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  • Steven Zacek
    Sales Consultant
    860-963-2277

    Steve has lived in the neighboring town, Thompson his entire life. He is a product expert and started in the car business in 1996. He has a passion for "figuring out the hard ones!" He enjoys working with all customers and specializes in commercial vehicles and custom trucks. 


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  • Shelley Blair
    Marketing Specialist / Designer
    860-963-2277

    Shelley has 5 years experience in her field and has a passion for both graphic design and marketing. Shelley grew up in the "Quiet Corner" of CT and still lives locally. She loves her pets which include a bunny named Bunjamin and her dogs Sadie, Duke and Pierre. When she is not at work you can usually find her in her home studio creating. 

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  • Ray Pomerleau
    Sales Consultant
    860-963-2277

    Ray Pomerleau is a long term resident of Killingly. Ray comes to us with over 35 years of customer service so we are sure you will agree he knows how to treat a customer right!! Ray lives locally with his wife in Dayville. Why not stop in, meet Ray and see why we are rated as the #1 Dealership by Dealer Rater.com.

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  • Jason Duquet
    Sales Consultant
    860-963-2277

    Jason Duquet is a sales consultant, and he is a Rhode Island resident, born and raised. Currently living in Burillville, Jason is a family-oriented man with a 14 year old daughter and wonderful fiancée. With over 17 years experience with Chrysler, Jason is a knowledgeable professional you can count on for the right answer. Jason understands the value of a happy customer, and he looks forward to many years of serving the local community's automotive needs.

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  • Peter Place
    Sales and Leasing Consutlant
    860-963-2277

    Peter was born and raised right here in Putnam CT. Before coming to Putnam Chrysler Dodge Jeep KIA Peter spent a lot of time traveling and studying photography. When Peter is not at work, he enjoys working on import cars and watching Always Sunny in Philadelphia on TV. Peter looks up to his father who was involved in town politics for some time. Come on down and see Peter Place today!

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