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We are the dedicated professionals that make up the Bill Vince’s Bridgewater Acura Family.
Our positive attitudes are reflected in the way we approach our daily duties. We are hard-working, dedicated professionals and we have each made a commitment to being a part of something special…the Bridgewater Acura Experience.

  • William (Bill) Vince

    William (Bill) Vince

    In Loving Memory 1924-2021

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    William (Bill) Vince

    William (Bill) Vince

    In Loving Memory 1924-2021

    William P. Vince, WW II Veteran, Auto Industry Pioneer, an American success story, Dies at 97
    Bill Vince, Auto-Industry legend passed away peacefully on Saturday surrounded by his devoted wife, his family and friends. True to his character, Bill fought hard right to the very end.
    William Patrick Vince entered the world on St. Patrick’s Day 1924 at home in Edison, New Jersey. He was the youngest of five children born to immigrant parents, Ambrus and Erzsebet (nee Pietrzak) having arived in America through Ellis Island. From the beginning, Bill’s parents instilled in their children a foundation of hard work, respect and empathy for others. The values he learned as a young boy would define Bill’s character throughout his life. As his career took off, his family was never left behind; he took care of everyone and never forgot his humble beginnings.
    Bill was also raised with a sense of duty to the country his parents loved and adopted as their own. At the height of World War II, Bill enlisted in the Navy at the tender age of 18, serving aboard the USS Briareus (AR-12.) While his ship was a designated repair ship, Bill and his fellow sailors saw combat in the South Pacific, sustaining a serious injury that kept him hospitalized for several months. But that did not deter young Bill, he went right back to work as soon as he recovered. One fond memory during that time was playing basketball aboard “The” USS Intrepid. Bill continued to serve until the war ended and was honorably discharged on Christmas Day 1946.
    Upon returning home Bill eventually married and started a family. Raising two young children post war led him to Electrolux selling vacuum cleaners door to door. He always said that this is where he honed his sales skills, quickly rising to be their highest producer in the region. But it wasn’t until a fellow sailor   introduced him to the business of used cars that Bill finally found his true passion-cars!
    It all began back in 1961 when Bill opened VIP Motors in Plainfield, NJ selling used cars. His stories from those early days are truly legendary.  In the mid-1960’s, he was awarded a Honda Motorcycle franchise.  Bill leveraged the success of the motorcycle craze and sold them in record numbers. Some days saw sales in excess of 50 motorcycles per day.  VIP Honda quickly became one of the largest Honda Motorcycle dealerships in the country.  This achievement earned Bill the attention of Honda’s Founder, Soichiro Honda. Mr. Honda awarded Bill with the first Honda Automobile franchise in the United States starting with the sales of the Honda Civic. The car became an instant hit.  Mr. Honda’s respect for Bill led to a life long friendship.
    Bill’s reputation and business savvy led to continued expansion eventually owning 19 dealerships. During the 1970’s Bill established the first Open Road dealership and BMW of Morristown. Bill’s passion for the automotive industry eventually attracted his son and son-in-law into the industry, setting them both up for success and guiding them to create their own automobile empires. It gave him great pleasure to see his grandchildren enter the industry bringing Bill’s dream full circle.
    Bill never retired. He remained actively involved in his dealerships throughout his life. Prior to Covid he went to his offices every day, splitting his time between VIP Honda in North Plainfield and Bridgewater Acura.  He enjoyed talking to every member of his team and especially meeting customers.  When the opportunity presented itself, Bill would even sell a car himself.  He drew energy from his showrooms. He was keenly aware of everything that was happening. His staff was the lifeline of his business and he made it a point to stay connected to all of them. He was the first to congratulate them on a new baby or a new home purchase or their children’s graduations, their weddings and any of life’s milestones. Bill was also the first to step in when times were tough.   If there was something he could do to help-he did it      quietly.  Bill’s team were his extended family and any one of them would tell you how valued they all felt. Bill was approached hundreds of times over the years by organizations wishing to honor him, but he preferred to quietly donate to their cause and continue to work his miracles-his way.  Bill provided     guidance and financial assistance to countless young adults, encouraging them to go to college and  receive their degree so that one day they can achieve their own dreams of success. Bill and his wife Eleanor liked seeing others flourish and enjoy life. Bill leaves a legacy of kindness, compassion and generosity. Bill would often state “it’s not what I have, but what I can give,” and he did that every day of his life.
    Bill was predeceased by his parents Ambrose and Elizabeth, his brothers, Charles and Ambrose, his sisters, Ethel and Elizabeth and his beloved mother-in-law, Kathleen Bingle.
    Bill is survived by the love of his life, his devoted wife Eleanor, his daughter Diane Ryan (Rod), his son Wayne (Joan), his grandchildren Jaimie Morais (Michael), Wyatt (Cassandra), Bryan (Vanessa), Daniel (Courtney) and Shane (Michelle), nine great-grandchildren and his niece, Vickie Bingle.

    To his loving and heartbroken family and friends Bill would simply say “Thank you for being in my life and sharing my dreams I shall talk to you.”

Management

  • Michael Galietta

    Michael Galietta

    General Manager

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    Michael Galietta

    Michael Galietta

    General Manager

  • Michael Lasko

    Michael Lasko

    General Sales Manager

    908-704-0300 ext. 118
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    Michael Lasko

    Michael Lasko

    General Sales Manager

  • Adam Rottenberg

    Adam Rottenberg

    Sales Manager/NSX Certified Specialist

    908-704-0300 ext. 158
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    Adam Rottenberg

    Adam Rottenberg

    Sales Manager/NSX Certified Specialist

  • John Neals

    John Neals

    Sales Manager

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    John Neals

    John Neals

    Sales Manager

  • Daniel Lasko

    Daniel Lasko

    Pre-Owned Sales Manager

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    Daniel Lasko

    Daniel Lasko

    Pre-Owned Sales Manager

Sales

  • Audrey Zaccardi

    Audrey Zaccardi

    Sales Reception/Cashier

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    Audrey Zaccardi

    Audrey Zaccardi

    Sales Reception/Cashier

  • Amechi Nwafulume

    Amechi Nwafulume

    Sales Advisor

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    Amechi Nwafulume

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  • Gene Plyam

    Gene Plyam

    Sales Advisor

    908-704-0300 ext. 209
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    Gene Plyam

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  • Mikhail Boltarets

    Mikhail Boltarets

    Sales Advisor

    908-704-0300 ext. 142
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    Mikhail Boltarets

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  • Scott Doyle

    Scott Doyle

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    Scott Doyle

    Sales Advisor

  • Peter Espana

    Peter Espana

    Sales Advisor

    908-704-0030 ext. 197
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    Peter Espana

    Peter Espana

    Sales Advisor

  • Murad Stokes

    Murad Stokes

    Sales Advisor

    908-704-0300 ext. 114
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    Murad Stokes

    Sales Advisor

  • Kaz Zahrieh

    Kaz Zahrieh

    Sales Advisor

    908-704-0300 ext. 199
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    Kaz Zahrieh

    Kaz Zahrieh

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  • Lydia Torres

    Lydia Torres

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    Lydia Torres

    Lydia Torres

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  • Michael  Hanna

    Michael Hanna

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    908-704-0300 ext 213
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    Michael  Hanna

    Michael Hanna

    Sales Advisor

Internet Sales

  • Paul Apostolakis

    Paul Apostolakis

    Internet Sales

    908-704-0300 ext 149
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    Paul Apostolakis

    Internet Sales

  • Lou Fiorentino

    Lou Fiorentino

    Internet Sales

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    Lou Fiorentino

    Lou Fiorentino

    Internet Sales

  • Kathleen Mejia

    Kathleen Mejia

    Internet Sales

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    Kathleen Mejia

    Kathleen Mejia

    Internet Sales

Service

  • Linda Eliassen

    Linda Eliassen

    Service Reception/Cashier

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    Linda Eliassen

    Linda Eliassen

    Service Reception/Cashier

  • John Rago

    John Rago

    Service Manager

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    John Rago

    John Rago

    Service Manager

  • Tom Foster

    Tom Foster

    Fixed Operations Manager

    908-704-0030 ext. 139
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    Tom Foster

    Tom Foster

    Fixed Operations Manager

  • Ileana Ortega

    Ileana Ortega

    Service Advisor

    908-704-0300 ext. 138
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    Ileana Ortega

    Ileana Ortega

    Service Advisor

  • John Stuart

    John Stuart

    Service Advisor

    908-704-0300 ext 141
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    John Stuart

    John Stuart

    Service Advisor

  • Darry DeJesus

    Darry DeJesus

    Service Advisor

    908-704-0300 ext. 134
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    Darry DeJesus

    Darry DeJesus

    Service Advisor

  • Michael Galietta Jr.

    Michael Galietta Jr.

    Service Advisor

    908-704-0300 ext. 136
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    Michael Galietta Jr.

    Michael Galietta Jr.

    Service Advisor

  • Frankie DiMaggio

    Frankie DiMaggio

    Service Advisor

    908-704-0300 ext 121
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    Frankie DiMaggio

    Frankie DiMaggio

    Service Advisor

  • Kristine Monahan

    Kristine Monahan

    Service BDC Manager

    908-704-0300 ext. 137
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    Kristine Monahan

    Kristine Monahan

    Service BDC Manager

Parts

  • Matt  Neal

    Matt Neal

    Parts Manager

    908-704-0300 ext 119
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    Matt  Neal

    Matt Neal

    Parts Manager

Finance

  • Eddie McGeehan

    Eddie McGeehan

    Finance Manager

    908-704-0300 ext. 129
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    Eddie McGeehan

    Eddie McGeehan

    Finance Manager

  • Obie Nwoye

    Obie Nwoye

    Finance Manager

    908-704-0300 ext 115
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    Obie Nwoye

    Obie Nwoye

    Finance Manager

  • Elaine Lewis

    Elaine Lewis

    Finance Manager

    908-704-0300 ext 112
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    Elaine Lewis

    Elaine Lewis

    Finance Manager

Marketing

  • Tina Castagnola

    Tina Castagnola

    Marketing Director

    908-704-0300 ext. 154
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    Tina Castagnola

    Tina Castagnola

    Marketing Director

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