At Rennline, our team is a dynamic blend of passionate individuals who bring unparalleled expertise, creativity, and dedication to every aspect of our work. From seasoned industry veterans to innovative newcomers, our diverse group of employees is united by a shared commitment to excellence. With backgrounds spanning engineering, design, marketing, and more, each member contributes a unique skill set that collectively propels Rennline to the forefront of our industry. Our collaborative culture fosters a vibrant environment where ideas flourish, and every employee plays a crucial role in shaping our success. Join us on a journey to discover the stories, skills, and camaraderie that make the Rennline team an extraordinary force in the world of innovation and automotive excellence.

RENNLINE AUTOMOTIVE

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Tom Rittenburg - Vice President

Hailing from the Welsh countryside, my early years were immersed in the world of tractors, a fascination that became evident with my first word “Tractor”. This interest later transitioned into a deep passion for German automotive engineering, commencing with an ambitious restoration of a Karmann Ghia, albeit ending in the untimely demise of the rusted body which folded in half. Subsequently, I explored various early water-cooled VW models, with a pivotal moment occurring at the age of 16 when my father brought home our family’s first Audi. This introduction kicked off a determination to acquire, and extensively modify an Audi of my own. Through seven engine rebuilds, driven by a need to push the limit, I came to recognize the need for a career to sustain my automotive “habit”. Fortuitously, I was on the verge of graduating university armed with a business degree and a MechE background , and ready to embark on my professional journey. In 2007, I was introduced to Paul Jacques, the visionary founder of Rennline, who was in the process of expanding his job shop to include an automotive division. This encounter led to a life changing role, where I had the privilege of transforming his automotive passion into a thriving business. Since that juncture, I have owned over 25 Porsches, and have had the pleasure of working with some of the best engineers, designers, and business minds in the industry.

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Dan Geisweit - Purchasing Manager

My journey with this company began in the warehouse on November 15th, 2011, and over the years, I've worn various hats before settling into my current role. Originally hailing from Connecticut, I've always held a special affinity for Vermont, particularly because my brother and I are avid skiers. During my formative years, our family frequently made trips to Vermont, fostering our shared love for skiing and the great outdoors. As I matured, my passion for exotic cars only intensified, making it feel like a dream come true to work for a company dedicated to designing and manufacturing aftermarket Porsche parts. After completing high school in New Canaan, Connecticut, I decided to pursue higher education at Green Mountain College, where I graduated with a degree in business management and a minor in economics. Following my academic journey, I made Vermont my permanent home in May of 1998. Throughout my career, I gained experience working with several financial institutions, but I eventually discovered that my true calling lies in inventory management and procurement. It's a point of pride for me to now hold the position of Purchasing Manager within such an outstanding company, and I eagerly anticipate many more years of ensuring our shelves are abundantly stocked.

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Jeremy Graziano - Warehouse Manager

As a Vermont native, I've always had a deep appreciation for the rugged beauty of our state. But my true passion lies under the hood of imported cars. I spent most of my early years appreciating these machines from a distance. Until I purchased my first car when I turned 16, a 1991 Mitsubishi Eclipse GSX. 26 years and many builds later, my love for them has only grew stronger. When I'm not in the garage, I'm a dedicated father to three incredible daughters, instilling in them the same love for automobiles and adventures that I had when I was a kid. I've also been fortunate to turn my automotive enthusiasm into a career, working at Rennline Automotive as the warehouse manager, where I continue to pursue my lifelong fascination with import tuning and help others make their cars truly exceptional.

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Aubrey Jones - Office Manager

My appreciation for cars and it’s enthusiasts can be attributed to my older brother’s love for exotic cars, motorsports, and repairing and improving his own vehicles. As a kid, I remember staring at the various supercar posters hanging from his bedroom walls and listening to him talk about the latest improvements he was making to his first car. We spent a lot of time playing video games together, with many of his favorites being racing games. The brightly colored and dynamic graphics of those games dominated my imagination as a kid, sparking my love of drawing. My constant doodling through highschool, led me to pursue a degree in art at the University of Vermont. Following graduation, art became more of a hobby than a career, and I found myself working my way up through the retail sphere. Growing my professional skills and business knowledge along the way, I came across a company looking for administrative assistance that just so happened to be located in my hometown of Milton. When I first walked through the shop doors at Rennline, I was met with a uniquely creative enviroment reminiscent of the the art studios I worked out of in college and filled with guys like my brother, excited about all things automotive. As Office Manager at Rennline, I mainly exist behind the scenes, doing my best to keep the wheels moving where accounting and order processing is concerned, so that the rest of our teams can focus on providing the best customer service and technical assistance possible and create the stylish performance products Porsche enthusiasts know and love.

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Sam Catalano - Engineering Manager

I’m Sam Catalano, the engineering manager here at Rennline. My interest in engineering started early on in my childhood. I grew up working on mini bikes, go karts, and vintage airplanes with my dad. Tinkering on these vehicles, I learning how mechanical systems work and fail, need maintenance or modification, and how this type of hands-on problem solving brought me joy. I developed into a Porsche enthusiast in early high school. A close family friend was building a G body 911 for weekend racing at Lime Rock Park, while also writing a book documenting his journey of man and machine. I religiously followed the build and lusted after the yellow 911, both in real life and while devouring the pages of “The Gold Plated Porsche”. Once I was old enough, I was taught the nuances of driving this special car, with its floor-mounted pedals, quick-revving air-cooled engine, and its unique road feel due to the rear biased weight and balance. I was soon entrusted with its safe keeping on many joy rides with my teenage companions, solidifying my passion for Porsches. Fast forward to my years in school at the University of Vermont, where I studied engineering, industrial design, and expanded my social circle to the local automotive community in Vermont. I worked a few different engineering jobs that didn’t scratch my automotive itch, until I learned about Rennline through a good friend. I got connected to the guys here and eventually moved into my current roll - overseeing the R&D department, a dream come true.

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Damien Harshbarger - Wholesale/Tech Support Manager

My passion for modifying cars was fueled by the tuner culture of the early 2000’s. Huddling around issues of “Super Street” magazine and the cultural phenomenon of “The Fast and The Furious” were the catalysts of my automotive curiosity. At the ripe age of 14 I bought my first car, a 1990 Honda Civic Hatchback. Thanks to the infancy of internet message boards, I began to learn as much as I could about repairing and modifying cars. All this culminated into my first engine swap on that car to the coveted VTEC equipped B16A. Little did I know this was a steppingstone that led me to a 12-year career at a local BMW/MINI/Mercedes/Porsche/Honda dealership as a fully factory trained MINI technician. This is where my love for German cars grew as I was surrounded by all the cars most enthusiasts fawned over. As my career as a technician had run its course, an opportunity at Rennline found its way to me. This was a chance for me to re-ignite my love for modified cars while trying something new and applying any knowledge I gained over my professional career as a technician. Sprinkle a few Porsches around a great team of likeminded enthusiasts creating some top-notch performance parts and viola, I am back on the bus with an issue of Super Street all over again.

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Josh Benoure - Design Engineer

Ever since I can remember, I've been captivated by the symphony of engines, the slick lines of aerodynamic designs, and the lightning-fast maneuvers of a racecar on the track. I eat, sleep, and breathe cars. With an expansive background covering everything from modifying high horsepower motorcycles to track focused German cars and everything in between. With a passion for automotive design, I focus on developing some of the products that you all love. In my free time, I am immersing myself in the world of automobiles, particularly through my active involvement with my local SCCA chapter. Serving as our club President for the past few years, I have fostered a thriving community of fellow enthusiasts and spearheaded exciting automotive events across New England. My summer weekends are dedicated to a whirlwind of track days, autocrosses, hill climbs, and rallycrosses, while my winters are consumed by the exhilaration of ice racing and Wintercross. Weeknights, on the other hand, are devoted to the art of mending everything I pushed to its limits during the previous event.

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Tim Morris - Media Manager

When growing up in Pennsylvania, I found my love for motorsports the same way most teenagers did in the early 2000s: through 'The Fast and the Furious.' Funny enough, being a car enthusiast is also what turned me onto photography and videography. This passion drove me to spend late nights working on personal photo and video projects, honing my craft during my high school and college years. After moving to Vermont for college in 2012, I fell in love with the state and quickly realized this would be my forever home. My background in the arts is diverse and multifaceted, including professional experience in screen printing, graphic design, photography, and videography. I was thrilled to find that Rennline was hiring a Media Manager, as it allowed me to blend all of my passions into my professional career.

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Kesher Simonelli - Product Specialist

Born and raised in Vermont, I spent my early years farming. Quickly, I discovered my interest in how things worked, looking for anything I could disassemble and better understand. In my teens, this manifested in a love for computers, always building new machines out of spare parts I found. As years passed and I delved deeper, I discovered that the software side of things wasn't for me. I enjoyed the mechanical hardware aspects much more. It was at this point I got my first car. Being a new driver, I had my fair share of fender benders. This resulted first in small repairs, then in larger body and engine work. Being a Vermont native, it was almost inevitable that my first car was a Subaru. Soon, this led to my discovery of forced induction. Over the years, I've had my fair share of turbo and naturally aspirated Subarus. I've completed all sorts of engine builds and transmission swaps, with my latest Subaru project being an STI-inspired Subaru BAJA Turbo. Later, I discovered my love for German cars. My first German car was a 2001 Audi Allroad with a twin-turbo V6 and a 6-speed manual. While complex and at times infuriating, I grew an appreciation for German engineering, and compared to Subarus, I could also appreciate the reliability of the powertrains. My love for German cars also came with a need for more money. Around this time, I got my first job in the automotive sector. I started my automotive career as a graphics installer, quickly learning how to install everything from small decals to full wraps and liveries. It was during this time that I was introduced to some of the employees at Rennline. We quickly found common ground and a shared love for German cars. After several years, in spring 2023, the opportunity came to join the team as a product specialist. It's been a steep learning curve, but it's a place I'm excited to show up to in the morning, and sometimes on weekends too, as there is no shortage of cool projects around here. I now daily drive, track, and autocross the self-proclaimed most sorted car at Rennline, a 2007 Audi A3 Quattro. This car has been the do-it-all answer to my need for a budget-friendly, reliable, and fun daily driver. I've come to love the VR6 engine and half-joke that this motor should be swapped into everything.

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Lance Watson - Assembly Technician

I was born and raised here in Vermont. As long as I can remember growing up my dad always had some kind of automotive project going on, either it be a random car he got from Craigslist or working on the engine in our boat. My dad would always try encouraging me to help him whenever he would get into one of these projects. But to be honest, I never really showed much interest until I got my first car. I've always enjoyed seeing and taking pictures and videos of cars that spark my interest when I am out, and I think that is what sparked my interest in working on my own car and wanting to get a job in the automotive industry.

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Collin Killiany - Design Engineer

My passion for Engineering stems from an early love of motorsport and anything with an engine. As I watched with awe as F1 cars darted between turns and as rally cars soared through the air, I started to wonder how they could achieve what I thought of as impossible feats. Later in life I came to appreciate how the each of the individual components joined together to create a beautiful symphony of automotive performance, with all parts doing their job perfectly to give you the butterflies in your stomach as you dance around the track in a purpose-built car or just doing donuts in the snow with your friends. I chose to pursue a degree in Mechanical Engineering because I wanted to be able to give others that feeling that I love about cars. I was thrilled to find the Design Engineer position open at Rennline because this opportunity is what makes all the hard work worth while to see people appreciate and enjoy my designs.

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Elijah Pedriani - Design Engineer

I’ve always felt the need to get the most out of my vehicles by replacing stock components with aftermarket parts. This started with my first two cars, where I owned parts for them before I even owned the vehicles. And within a couple of hours of actually owning the cars, I had them disassembled and began swapping upgraded parts into them. With my education as a mechanical engineer and work experience as a design engineer, I’m able to combine my passion with my profession and design aftermarket performance parts for Porsche’s.