Our Staff


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Presidents

Stanley Cardinal & Kim Cardinal
President & Vice President

Cardinal Honda opened in July 1990 with a philosophy of treating customers and employees like family.

Stan credits the U.S. Navy for bringing him to Groton as well as inspiring him to establish his business with a sense of military order.  Stan has remained a leader in the Connecticut and Rhode Island auto industry for over fifty years.

In 2012, Stan's daughter, Kimberly came on board as co-owner and Vice President; a joy and a blessing for Stan.  "People associate the way we do business with our family name.  We want our friends, family and customers to be proud of the way we do business.  People say they like doing business with us because we are nice people, this is the best feeling", says Ms. Cardinal.

Both Stan and Kimberly enjoy spending their free time on the ocean and with their families.

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Kim Cardinal
Vice President
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Cardinal Honda opened in July 1990 with a philosophy of treating customers and employees like family.

Stan credits the U.S. Navy for bringing him to Groton as well as inspiring him to establish his business with a sense of military order.  Stan has remained a leader in the Connecticut and Rhode Island auto industry for over fifty years.

In 2012, Stan's daughter, Kimberly came on board as co-owner and Vice President; a joy and a blessing for Stan.  "People associate the way we do business with our family name.  We want our friends, family and customers to be proud of the way we do business.  People say they like doing business with us because we are nice people, this is the best feeling", says Ms. Cardinal.

Both Stan and Kimberly enjoy spending their free time on the ocean and with their families.

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Sales Management

Sami Akbar
General Sales Manager


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Kevin Tobey
Pre-Owned Manager
860-449-0411 ex2152

I have been in the business for 37 years, working with the Cardinal family since I was 18 years old.  I have lived in Groton my whole life.  I find it very satisfying and a humbling experience to serve my community and provide transportation needs.   I'm proud to put my personal stamp of approval on every Pre-owned vehicle we sell.


When not at work,  I love supporting local youth athletics and being involved in community activities.  My wife of 40 years and I enjoy spending time with our daughter and two grandsons.  My favorite activity is dining at all the great restaurants in the area.   I enjoy bumping into all of Cardinal Honda's customers I've helped over the years.

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Elvis Torres
Showroom Facilitator
860-449-0411 EXT.2122

    Wow! Can't believe I am about to start my 33rd year in automobile sales! Who would have guessed, but here I am. I have been blessed to have had the success that I've had. It has been a pleasure both working at Cardinal Honda and meeting all the wonderful customers and friends that I've gotten to know over the years.

    I have also been blessed with a wonderful family, my wife Ane, my two daughters Alyssa, Trina, and my son Austin. I am the luckiest guy on earth. Stop in and say hi, both friends and customers.

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Sandy Radley
Showroom Facilitator
860-449-0411 ex 2142

I've been happily in the automobile industry for the last ten years, all of the time right here at Cardinal Honda!  I am the mother of 5 amazing children and a life long resident of New London County. 

I look forward to meeting you the next time you visit Cardinal Honda.










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Sales & Leasing Consultants

Cindy Terry


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Derrick Whittemore


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Peter Schmidt
Executive Sales & Leasing Consultant
860-449-0411 ext. 2132

    My history with the Cardinal Honda family started back in 1995, not knowing at the time that it would turn into a great career. Through out the years I have met a long list of some great people who have turned into very loyal customers. My goal has always been to deliver a great product with honesty and integrity. I have achieved many goals with American Honda and am proud to say I am part of the Council of Sales Leadership program with a Gold Master status. This is earned with meeting production goals and top notch customer satisfaction results from my customers. With our Clear & Simple approach, conducting business at Cardinal Honda is very transparent and makes the process for the customer so easy.

    On a personal note, my wife and I have been married for 33 years and have three children and one grandson. Thank you to all my loyal customers and I look forward to meeting new clients and earning your business.

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Robert Malardo
Executive Sales & Leasing Consultant
860-449-0411 ext. 2183

    With Cardinal Honda being the first dealership I have ever worked for, I could not be happier. I started working here at the end of 2016 and I enjoy every minute of it! From the low pressure atmosphere, to the focus on customer satisfaction, I feel right at home. I live just over the bridge nearby in New London, and have lived in Connecticut most of my life. I look forward to showing you how different the car shopping experience can be!

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Nicole Starinovich
Sales & Leasing Consultant
860-449-0411 Ext. 2193

I am a native to CT. and currently live in the New London County area with my family.

I have been with Cardinal Honda since February 2020.  I was lucky enough to meet Kim Cardinal, and here I am!  I'm happy to be part of the Cardinal Honda family.  I look forward to meeting you and your family.   We will make you feel right at home!

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Tyler Henton
Sales & Leasing Consultant
860-449-0411 Ext 2114

I am proud to be a COSL Honda GOLD level sales and leasing consultant. Having grown up in the area, I have always been aware of Cardinal Honda's outstanding reputation. I knew this was where I wanted to build my career, helping my customers dreams come true one vehicle at a time. My free time is spent with my son; my #1! We are big on arcades and video games and spending as much time as possible with family. Family is everything, stop in today and let me take good care of yours!

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Finance Management

Billy Gambardella
Finance Manager
1-860-449-0411 EX 2123

I've been with Honda for 12 years in many capacities, from my early days as a Certified Honda Service Technician to Gold status Sales Consultant with an interest in Finance.   I've trained alongside some of the best in the business to ensure everyone finds what they need within an affordable budget. I live in Morris Cove, New Haven and don't mind the ride to and from because of the amazing family atmosphere here at Cardinal Honda. I am recently engaged to my beautiful fiancé Erica,  who's also in the auto industry and inspires and encourages me every day to be great. We parent two fur babies Mocha and Lilly I've always considered myself to be a dog person but these two definitely stole my heart. #bestcatdadever When I'm not here you're sure find me on the fairway or in the kitchen cooking.

 


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Christopher Dyer
Finance Manager
860-449-0411 ex 2113

I am proud to say that I have been in the automotive industry for 29 years here in Connecticut, the last 7 years with Cardinal Honda.

     My biggest accomplishment has been raising my two amazing sons with my wife Tracey in Westbrook, CT. My oldest has gone on to a career in Law Enforcement, and his brother is is finishing college..

    My experience in helping people with their financing options has been very rewarding. Cardinal Honda is a gem in south eastern, CT.  With Clear & Simple pricing to helping through out the year in many family, community, and social projects, I'm very proud to be a member of the Cardinal family.

    Stop by and see us for all your automotive needs, you will be welcomed with a smile. 

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Operations Management

Marty Witkowski
Operations Manager


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