I have been with Pine Belt since April 2015. I grew up in Hamilton, NJ and graduated from Steinert High School, attaining four Varsity letters 3 in wrestling and one in Cross Country. Current day, my favorite things to do are spending time with my wife and two dogs, traveling constantly, and training Brazilian Jiu Jitsu for over six years now. As soon as I got my driver’s license, I could say that I was always into cars. At this point, I believe I’ve had about 18 different ones that I’ve owned. A lifelong salesperson, since 20 years old, I’ve spent my career building relationships with clients and providing excellent customer service. To me, the relationship you create with your clients is everything. As a sales manager here with Pine Belt Subaru, I hope to instill my style of selling into my team of professional consultants. My goal is to provide the best buying experience you can find in the industry.
A graduate of Lakewood High, Franklin & Marshall College, Lancaster, PA and the General Motors Institute, Detroit, MI, David served in the U.S. Naval Reserve from 1969 to 1975. A life-long Ocean County resident, David joined Pine Belt Chevrolet in January, 1970; the family business founded in 1937 by Leon Sickel, his father.
Automobile Dealerships owned all or in part are Pine Belt Chevrolet Inc., Lakewood, NJ-Pine Belt Chrysler-Jeep Inc., Lakewood, NJ, Pine Belt Nissan of Toms River Inc., Toms River, NJ-Pine Belt Cadillac Inc., Toms River, NJ-Pine Belt Nissan of Keyport Inc., Keyport, NJ, Pine Belt Chevrolet of Freehold, LLC, Freehold, NJ and Pine Belt Subaru Inc., Lakewood, NJ.
David is a member of the National Automobile Dealers Association, New Jersey Coalition of Automotive Retailers Advertising Association, and New York Region Chevrolet Dealers for which he was Director (1994-1995), Auto Dealer Magazine-Advisory Board, Lakewood Chamber of Commerce/Brick Chamber of Commerce/Toms River Chamber of Commerce, and NJ shore Builders Association. He also has an extensive list of charitable and community service affiliations.
Favorite Car: Chevy Impala
Robert Sickel is the owner of Pine Belt Enterprises. A family owned automotive dealership since 1937. Robert is the 3rd generation owner of Pine Belt, passed down from his grandfather, Leon and father, David. Before taking over the business in 2004, he earned his degree in Business Administration at the University of Miami.
Robert is also the Co-Owner of Blazing Visuals Sign Shop, Franchise Owner at Playa Bowls, Owner and Key Person at Pine Belt Insurance Agency, and previous director of Harmony Bank. Additionally, Robert is the Chairman for Monmouth Medical Southern Campus Foundation and Board Member for Monmouth Medical Center Board of Trustees. In 2012 he organized a
Hurricane Sandy Charitable Support Group, Restore The Shore.
Robert is married to his wife Taryn of 13 years and has two children, Mattix (11) and Brody (9). He enjoys supporting the local communities through his personal and business efforts.
Jack graduated from West Chester University in 1992 with a Health and Physical Education Degree. He then earned a Masters Degree in Supervision Of Curriculum. Jack has been a Physical Education teacher for 25 years, as well as the head coach of Cross Country, Winter Track, and Spring Track. After a successful teaching and coaching career at Lakewood High School and at Toms River North High school Jack decided to go into his family business in 2018 to help his father David and brother Robbie run the business. Jack has been married to his wife Laura for 21 years and has 2 children; Colby, who is a sophomore at SDSU and Katie, who is a freshman at the University of Tampa. Jack has hobbies such as working out and going on vacation with his family. Jack’s number 1 goal is to treat each customer as if they are a family member.
Favorite Car is a tahoe.
Kenny is a life-long resident of Toms River, NJ. He oversees all of the operations of the three locations in Lakewood. His most important goal is to “treat people the way he would want to be treated”.
Kenny has been in the automotive industry since 1977 and with Pine Belt since 1981, taking over operations in 1989 and guiding the Lakewood location to the states number one retail sales dealership. He is a graduate of all of the NCM & Associated Boot Camp programs as well as the GMAC Managing Retail Operations program.
Joseph is responsible for our centralized Internet and Business Development department and manages a 10 person team which handles over 2000 inquiries per month. Joseph started with Pine Belt in February of 2008.
Joe’s extensive experience, coming from Shore Lending Group, a mortgage broker and banking company where 100% of the leads were Internet or phone-based, was perfect preparation for his role as Pine Belt’s E-Commerce Director. He is an Ocean County resident and attended Rutgers University and Montclair State University where he studied finance.
Starting at around 70 Internet provided delivers per month Joseph has taken the department to its current performance level of providing 220 plus deliveries per month.
Favorite Car: Pontiac GTO Judge
I’ve been with Pine Belt since 2012 and absolutely love what I do. I was born and raised in Toms River, NJ and went to Toms River High School South. In my free time I enjoy spending time with my 3 children and playing the piano. Favorite Car: Jeep Grand Cherokee
I have been with Pine Belt since 2001. I was born and raised in Ocean County, NJ and currently live in Little Egg Harbor, NJ. I am the proud single father of four of the most incredible children on earth and a champion bowler. In my spare time I enjoy coaching youth basketball, bowling, and time with my family. Favorite Car: Grand Cherokee SRT
I’ve been with Pine Belt since 2007. I grew up in Brick and Lakewood and I currently reside in Brick, NJ. I went to East Carolina University for Business Management. In my free time I love the beach and have 3 dogs with husband; Story, Sugar, and Niles. I am also flattered and honored to be the “face of the franchise” for all Pine Belt location’s advertisements. Favorite Car: Corvette Stingray
I started with Pine Belt in 2011. Prior to that I was with Circle BMW and was the Security Director at Park Shopping Center in Paramus, NJ. I grew up in Paramus, NJ in Bergen County and currently live in Howell, NJ. I’m very happily married with one daughter and three grandchildren; 2 granddaughters and 1 grandson. I LOVE my pets which include my dog, a little Maltese named Snowball, and 2 parakeets, Rain and Sunshine. In my spare time I love the beach and spending time with my friends and family. Favorite Car: Chrysler 200 Convertible
I have been with Pine Belt since 2013. I grew up in Brick, NJ, and attended OCVTS Performing Arts Academy where I majored in vocal and music performance. In my free time I enjoy singing and making music. I also love to create, whether it be painting, sculpting, or sewing. I like to be outdoors, and read comic books too.
I’ve been with Pine Belt since 1998. Before this I spent several years at Foodtown in Edison, NJ while my children were growing up. I was also very active within their schools as a class mom, library volunteer, and band mom. I grew up in South Plainfield, NJ and graduated from South Plainfield High School where my favorite subject was history. I am married to my best friend and we love to cook together while listening to music. In my spare time I enjoy nothing more than growing vegetables in my garden, bird watching/feeding, reading, and riding bikes. Favorite Car: ANY pickup truck
I have been at Pine Belt since 2013. I’m from Philadelphia and went to Upper Darby High School and the Neumann College. I am married and enjoy sports, movies, and reading books in my spare time. Favorite Car: Jeep Wrangler