Ruge's Chrysler's Sales Department

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

  • Kristin Hutchins
    President / CEO

    Kristin Hutchins is the President and CEO of Ruge's Automotive.

    Kristin's grandfather started Ruge's back in 1935, and it is now one of the Mid-Hudson Valley's oldest and largest family run companies.

  • Dave Gilmour
    General Manager

    Dave Gilmour is the General Manager of Ruge's Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep, RAM

    Dave has worked at Ruge's for over 30 years, and has previously been GM of our Oldsmobile, Subaru, and GMC stores! 
    He's excited to come back to Rhinebeck where he and his family have lived for generations!

  • Brandon Cole
    Sales Manager

    Brandon is from Rhinebeck, attended Red Hook High School, and earned a Criminal Justice degree from DCC.

    As our Sales Manager, Brandon works with our sales staff to ensure you get a great vehicle, and a great deal!

    He enjoys anything with an engine!

  • Shawn Germano
    Business Manager

    Shawn grew up, and still lives in Hyde Park.

    He loves walking his dogs, researching local history, and working on his YouTube channel!

    Shawn has almost 20 years of experience in the automotive industry, and you can depend on him for 1st Class treatment and the best deals in financing and warranty services.

  • John Nelson
    Service Manager

  • Dave Wheeler
    Parts Manager

  • J.C. Berzal
    Sales Consultant

    JC was nothing but helpful and really aided in helping through the decision making process. I will 100% come back to see JC for any other vehicle purchase. FG

  • Scott Wallner
    Sales Consultant

    I bought a new Ram from Ruge's it was a great experience. They found the exact truck I wanted and gave me what I wanted for my trade. Scott the salesperson went out of his way to get the deal done for me. I will get my wife's next Jeep from them when her lease is up. AD

    Scott will always be my first call now when searching for a new vehicle. He found the truck I wanted at the price I asked for; he had it delivered and ready quickly and pain-free. Buying a vehicle can be stressful-Scott was full service and on top of each detail as we went. DJ

    Avoid large, corporate dealerships and head over to Ruge's in Rhinebeck for your next vehicle purchase or lease! Ruge's is family-owned with a very knowledgeable staff. In particular, Scott Wallner made my vehicle purchase an amazing experience! Patient, welcoming, and helpful, Scott is the guy to go to! KD

    Recently traded in my Jeep at Ruge's and was greeted with friendliness and respect right out of the gate. Scott treated me and my wife with professionalism and dedication on getting our deal done! See you on the next trade in. BB

  • Krista Decker
    Sales Consultant

    Krista joins us with the opportunity to move from behind the phone and onto the sales floor!

    Krista drives a Jeep Cherokee, and lives in Rosendale. 

    Krista was my salesperson when I purchased my Jeep Renegade. She was a pleasure to do business with. I would definitely send my friends and family her way. MO 

  • Rob Moore
    Sales Consultant

  • Anthony DePaolo
    Asst. Service Manager

  • Krissy Gross
    Service Advisor

  • Gary Townsend
    Service Advisor

    Gary has been with Ruge's for 6 years. He started as a Technician in the shop and is now a Service Advisor. He enjoys talking to customers and finding the perfect solution for their needs. Gary loves fishing, working on his own cars, and enjoying time with his new born son and family.

  • Steve Pearson

  • Brian Phillips
    Service Technician

    Brian is one of our talented team of technicians here at Ruge's. Of his 30 years in the automotive industry, 7 have been spent with the Ruge's family. Brian is a level 3 technician. During his time off, he volunteers as captain of the Bloomington Fire Department. Brian has been married for 25 years and has two children. They love spending time with each other going on Caribbean cruises.

  • Jim Renzo
    Service Technician

    Jim has been with Ruge's for 8 years. Jim is a very skilled technician with over 30 years of experience under his belt. As a native to Dutchess County he enjoys riding his motorcycle and camping at different sites within the Hudson Valley. 

  • Logan McCarthy
    Service Technician

    Logan has been with Ruge's for just over 9 years. He's a very dedicated technician and takes pride with his workmanship. Being a huge Jeep Enthusiast, he spends time working on his own personal jeep so he can take it off road and to shows. 

  • Chad Vining
    Service Technician

    Chad is one of our younger technicians in the service department. He has been with Ruge's for two years and enjoys learning more about the product on a daily basis. Chad is an automotive graduate of BOCES, and was taught by a fellow Ruge's technician. During his free time, Chad enjoys working out, riding four wheelers, and spending time with friends. 

  • Nick Lifrieri
    Service Technician

    Nick has been working in the automotive industry as a technician for the past 16 years. Nick is a new employee to the Ruge's family and is making a great impact in the shop. On his free time, he goes on camping trips with his family. Nick is the proud father of two boys and spends every free moment watching them grow.