Franck Freon is the heart of the business. Based on his successful career as a race car driver and passion for cars, Franck Freon is able to provide you with the highest quality pre-owned vehicles.
Franck Freon personally purchases each and every vehicle that ends up on the showroom floor and wouldn't offer you a car he wouldn't drive himself. Honest, fair dealings of providing you quality fine cars & exotic cars is Franck's goal.
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Gina is originally from South Jersey. Gina is a graduate of Holy Spirit High School. She graduated from Villanova University in Pennsylvania, in 3 years, with her combined degree in both French and Business. Gina began working for a French company, Boiron USA, which manufactures Homeopathic Medicines. Boiron gave Gina the opportunity to travel and explore both Europe and the United States for thirteen years. She was in charge of marketing and medical information and training with Boiron. In her first three years with the company she also completed her MBA while working and travelling full-time. Racing, motherhood and the Pumpkin dealership slowly replaced her career in natural medicine. By 2003 Gina decided to take an active role in the family business. At Pumpkin, Gina focuses primarily on the finances, organization and marketing.
Why the Name “Pumpkin”?
Gina was on the move quite a bit in those years with Boiron and on a return flight from one of her business trips to France, she met Franck Freon, a professional race car driver from Paris. In 1998, four years, a marriage, and a baby boy later, Franck and Gina began Pumpkin LLC.
They named it “Pumpkin” because they incorporated the company the month their first child, Harrison, was born. Gina would walk around the house adoringly calling Harrison her “Pumpkin”. Since, to her French husband, this was a new and somewhat strange nickname for a baby, he found it extra cute.
They decided to put down Pumpkin as the company name for pleasure and fun. They thought they would change it down the road when they knew a little more about what they were doing with the business. However with racing, a career in the natural medicine arena, a second baby (Isabella) and a new house in less than two years, renaming the company became a low priority. In any case, by then most of their customers, who quickly became friends, liked the name.
Alfred Tubach was born and raised in southern Germany where he went to school, obtained an apprenticeship in automotive repairs, and began to work as a mechanic. His next move was to Hull, Yorkshire, England where he also worked as a mechanic for 2 more years. He then moved to Guyana, South America to work as a Service Manager for Mercedes & Volkswagen. He lived and worked there for 2 ½ years. Following that, he moved to Mexicali, Mexico and worked for a large Volkswagen dealership as a General Manager for 5 years.
In 1965, he landed in Linwood, New Jersey, where he started out as a Service Manager for Sussman Motors, previously known as Specialty Motors. He was promoted to General Manager and continued his employment with them for 13 years. Then, Alfred bought his own Used Car and Auto Repair business and named it Tubach Motor Cars, located on the White Horse Pike, in Absecon. He also purchased a second Used Car and Auto Repair business, Heinz Precision Motors, also located on the White Horse Pike in Absecon. He owned and operated these two successful businesses for 20 years. Eventually he sold them both and retired.
Alfred met Franck Freon at Franck's newly formed dealership in the brown business complex just down the road from where his own dealerships had been all those years. Their mutual appreciation for fine cars and their shared depth of technical knowledge made them fast friends. Franck needed his help, so Alfred found himself working part-time for Pumpkin LLC, Fine Cars & Exotics.
Alfred brings technical expertise, honesty, integrity and good old fashion business sense to Pumpkin Fine Cars & Exotics. He is Franck's right hand man and when Franck is out of the office, Alfred is in. With his extensive knowledge of automobiles and being in the business practically his whole life, Alfred is an essential part of the business.
Amanda Brooks comes to us from Miami, Florida. She attended William H. Turner, a Technical Arts High School for TV and Radio production before graduating from Hialeah High School. She attended Miami-Dade Community College before moving to Tampa, Florida where she continued her education at Hillsborough Community College. She has over 12 years of Customer Service experience as well as a few years of retail management. She met her husband, a New Jersey native, in Tampa, Florida in 2000 and had a son by the name of Alyjiah in 2002 all before relocating to the Ocean City area in 2007.
Amanda takes care of all of the administrative needs at Pumpkin from delivery paperwork to titles and registrations. She is the friendly voice on the other end of the telephone. Her energy and upbeat personality blend well with Pumpkin and our relaxed, no pressure family atmosphere. Amanda can be found anywhere throughout the showroom, able and willing to lend a helping hand in any situation.
Adina grew up in Somers Point, NJ where she still lives today and is a 2006 graduate from Mainland Regional High School where she played field hockey and softball. She continued her education at The Richard Stockton College of NJ. Adina graduated with a BA in Communication Studies in 2010. Adina has an amazing smile that everyone in the Pumpkin Family can't get enough of! She is engaged to her beau George and looks forward to their wedding and buying a house sometime in the near future.
Michelle is not boring. She also has an amazing smile which keeps everyone in the office feeling the joy. Michelle grew up in Brick, went to business school and graduated in 1994. She worked in a car dealership prior to Pumpkin for over 8 years but we didn't hold that against her. She has a family of mechanics and over 15 years customer service in retail. Michelle is great with Pumpkin cars and Pumpkin customers. She moved to Long Beach Island about 6 years ago where she was doing real estate until last year. For now Michelle has no kids, no dogs, not even a goldfish. Michelle recently came to work at Pumpkin and is living happily ever after.
Ever since Matt was young he had a love for cars. Matt always goes to car shows when he has the spare time and he enjoys reading what's new in the automotive world. Matt's father is also a car guy which just fuels his passion for cars even more. That passion motivated him to be successful in getting an opportunity to work here at Pumpkin Fine Cars. Matt is South Jersey born and raised and he has lived most of his life in Linwood. He graduated from Mainland Regional High School in 2009 before spending some time at Montclair State University. In 2011, Matt decided to move back to South Jersey, the area he loves so much. He now attends the Richard Stockton College of NJ and will be graduating in May of 2014 with a degree in Business Studies.
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