Ruge's Chrysler's Sales Department

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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!

Dave Wheeler
Parts Manager

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.

Shawn took care of all the financial paperwork and was very thorough explaining all the details making me very comfortable with my decisions. I most definitely will return when it's time to purchase another vehicle. PO

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 Rhinebeck. 

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 

I purchased a Jeep Compass from Ruge's and my sales professional was Krista Decker. She listened (unlike other dealerships I had visited ) to my needs and the second vehicle she showed me is the one I purchased. Krista is very knowledgeable and it was a pleasure working with her to make this purchase. Shawn took care of all the financial paperwork and was very thorough explaining all the details making me very comfortable with my decisions. They both made my experience at Ruge's a great one and I most definitely will return when it's time to purchase another vehicle. PO

Krista was extremely awesome to work with. Bought a used car for my son and was blown away with the excellent customer service. The buying process was easy, no pressure, no fake selling. Just honest and up front with everything. They are my first choice to buy a car from and I will recommend my friends to go there also. JC

I had the best car buying experience from Ruges! Krista and Sean made the process easy and enjoyable. Thank you thank you thank you!!! KD

Rob Moore
Sales Consultant

Rob Moore is the best ! Made something I was so worried was going to be difficult SO EASY and enjoyable ! Awesome place - whole staff is great  HH❤️

Anthony DePaolo
Asst. Service Manager

Steve Pearson

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.

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. 

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. 

Eric Lunden
Service Technician



Mark Pugliese
Service Manager

Mark has over 20 years of experience in the Service department. He drives a Jeep Wrangler.



Mitch Robideau
Sales Consultant

Mitch grew up in Germantown but now lives in Hyde Park with his wife and two daughters.

He's been in the car business for almost a decade and loves driving his RAM and Dodge Durango.

This was one of the best auto buying experiences I have ever had! I scheduled my test drive online and when I arrived, Mitch had the car ready to go. He was respectful, thorough and there was absolutely no pressure or insincere sales practices. Mitch went over the vehicle and explained all the features in depth. We are loving our first Jeep - Thank you to the Ruges Jeep team - you guys are fantastic!

Best new car buying experience ever! From when I called to explain the specific vehicle I was looking for to the test drive to picking up my new vehicle, Mitchell was amazing! JP

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