Dover Resident Named to Automotive News 40 Under 40
Peter Catanese III, the founder of JustForJeeps.com, makes list at age 32.
Each year Automotive News makes up a list of 40 people under the age of 40 who have proven that they have what it takes to make a difference in their dealership through passion, enthusiasm and drive.
Dover's Peter Catanese III, of Central Auto Team's Chrysler Jeep Dodge in Norwood, was chosen to be one of the 40 people featured in the July issue of the magazine.
"It's an honor to have been chosen as one of the 40 under 40, and I am flattered to be honored alongside this amazing group of people," Catanese said in a released statement.
Catanese is the founder of JustForJeeps.com, a website that has made his family's dealership accessible to people looking for Jeep parts worldwide. The site draws about 3,000 visitors a day and generates dozens of parts orders that are shipped all over the world. It is just seven years old, but in 2011 JustForJeeps.com generated nearly $2 million in Internet-based sales.
Catanese has been working at the dealership since graduating from the College of the Holy Cross in 2002. When he started JustForJeeps.com, it was out of a closet in the dealership and he often took just a single order in a day. He now has six employees helping him so that he can keep up with all the orders.