Meet the Staff of Barnaba AutoSport
My name is Ron Barnaba and I'd like to welcome you to Barnaba AutoSport. My passion for cars runs deep as I have been with the Porsche brand for 53 years .I started my career as a Porsche technician in 1970 at Pray Porsche in Greenwich, CT. In 1979, I opened my own dealership/restoration/race prep shop in Connecticut. In 1994, I had the good fortune of going to work for Brumos Porsche in Jacksonville, FL as Vice President/General Manager. I moved to Chicago in 2004 to become Partner/General Manager at Napleton Porsche of Westmont. It was here that I was able to start the Cayman Interseries, a race series for amateur and professional race drivers. In addition, I developed one of the leading professional Porsche race teams in the country having achieved major wins in the Pirelli World Challenge series and winning the Rolex 24 Hours of Daytona in 2013. In April of 2015, I decided it was time to follow my dream and opened Barnaba AutoSport in partnership with my beautiful wife Carol. I have sold and serviced thousands of Porsche and other brands of exotic and luxury cars during my career. I have the expertise and technical abilities to help you with the purchase or restoration of your dream car!!! Yours in spirited driving..... Ron
Mark L. Greco
Porsche Service Director
Mark has joined the Barnaba Autosport team in late August 2018 and brings an extensive automotive background with him. He has over 25 years of automotive experience spanning multiple manufacturers, over 18 of which has been with the Porsche marque. He is the former Service Director of Napleton Westmont Porsche. He is also ASE (Automotive Service Excellence) certified and is a member of AMI (Automotive Management Institute). Mark believes in two things: 1). You must have a passion for what you do and what you believe in and 2). Have an interest in order to be successful. Mark also believes that his success is solely based on the success of his clients. His passion is interacting with people and seeing them all the way through to re-delivery and his interest is the Porsche brand. He sees himself as a true Porsche enthusiast. Aside from Porsche, Mark enjoys spending time with his beautiful wife and his two wonderful children.
Porsche Sales Manager
Chris has been a part of the Porsche Brand and Motorsports his entire life. He started his journey with Porsche back in 2006 while working in sales for his father, Ron Barnaba, at Napleton Porsche and in early 2015 he moved to another local Premier Porsche Dealership to further his Porsche Sales career. In early 2021, he decided it was time to leave the franchise dealerships and continue his Porsche journey alongside his father at Barnaba Autosport. Together, they have 66 years of Porsche experience. Throughout the years, Chris has found that it is extremely important to exceed expectations for his clients and create long lasting relationships. Here at Barnaba Autosport, we are much more than the typical dealership. We go above and beyond to ensure the Porsche buying experience is truly exceptional. Apart from Porsche, Chris enjoys spending time with his beautiful wife and son, watching and participating in Motorsports, and golfing. Chris grew up sharing the love and passion for Porsche and Motorsports with his father and he would love to share that same passion with you. Chris looks forward to helping you find your next dream Porsche!
Carol is Ron's wife of 35+ years. Carol takes care of just about everything around here. The mom of Barnaba Autosport. From billing to office management and everything in between. She keeps this place running in tip top shape. She also always makes sure to keep the treat jar full for anyone stopping by. When Carol is away from the shop, she loves spending time with her beautiful grandson.
Parts and Service Administrator & Title Clerk
Sharon is Mark's wife and helps out quite a bit around here. She takes care of making sure every sold Porsche gets properly licensed and registered. That means dealing with the DMV and state on a regular basis. That alone deserves MVP status around here. She also handles ordering and stocking in of all the parts that arrive. That's a lot of parts! When Sharon is away from the shop she loves spending time with her and Mark's two wonderful kids.
Porsche ZPT Gold Meister Technician : HVE/HVT - 918 Spyder & Carrera GT Certified
Eric is a Porsche factory-trained Gold Certified Technician who has spent the last 16 years perfecting his craft. He was accepted into the Porsche Technology Apprenticeship Program (PTAP) which is Porsche's elite training program in which only 12 applicants are chosen throughout the country each year. Eric graduated from Porsche's PTAP program at the head of his class! Eric has had a passion for cars starting at a young age and he has a gift for diagnosing the most challenging vehicles. Eric is a proud husband to his beautiful wife and 4 amazing children. AWARDS Student of the Course Automotive Engines and Repair August 2003 Finished top of class in Automotive Engines and Repairs from Universal Technical Institute (UTI) Student of the Course Truck Brakes and Chassis September 2003 Finished top of class in Truck Brakes and Chassis from Universal Technical Institute (UTI) Student of the Course Electronic Fundamentals October 2003 Finished top of class in Electronic Fundamentals from Universal Technical Institute (UTI) Student of the Course Electronic Technology October 2003 Finished top of class in Electronic Technology from Universal Technical Institute (UTI) Student of the Course Truck Preventative Maintenance January 2004 Finished top of class in Truck Preventative Maintenance from Universal Technical Institute (UTI) Student of the Course Diesel Engines January 2004 Finished top of class in Diesel Engines from Universal Technical Institute (UTI) Student of the Course Diesel Engine Accessories March 2004 Finished top of class in Diesel Engine Accessories from Universal Technical Institute (UTI) Student of the Course Automotive Powertrains June 2004 Finished top of class in Automotive Powertrains from Universal Technical Institute (UTI) Student of the Course Truck Powertrains June 2004 Finished top of class in Truck Powertrains from Universal Technical Institute (UTI) Student of the Course Automatic Transmissions August 2004 Finished top of class in Automatic Transmissions from Universal Technical Institute (UTI) Student of the Course Professional Applications October 2004 Finished top of class in Professional Applications from Universal Technical Institute (UTI) Special Performance Award November 2004 mpleting and Graduating from Universal Technical Institute (UTI) with Excellent Attendance Director's Honors List November 2004 This award is granted to the student who satisfactorily completes three consecutive courses with both lab and class grades of 90% or better. CERTIFICATIONS & LICENSES Refrigerant Recovery & Recycling Certification Program for Section 609 of the CAA December 2003 to Present P000 - Introduction to Porsche Service P001 - General Servicing and Repair - Sports Cars P002 - General Service and Repair - Cayenne P10W - Water Cooled Engine Repair P10W - Gen II Engine Repair for Generation II Sports Cars P10L - Air (Luft) Cooled Engine Repair - 964/993 P21 - Fuel and Ignition / Diagnosis & Repair P23 - Diesel DME P25 - Advanced Fuel & Ignition Diagnosis & Repair P29 - HVT Certification P30G - 6-Speed Manual Transmissions - "Getrag" P40 - Chassis, Steering, Brakes and Alignment P60 - "Soft" Roof and Body Systems P65 - "Hard" Roof and Body Systems P80 - A/C, Automatic Heating, Climate Control P90 - Electrical Troubleshooting and Repair P95 - Advanced Electrical Systems P40 - Equivalency Test P90 - Equivalency Test 2018 Panamera 4 E-Hybrid Technical Introduction 2017 Boxster 718 Technical Introduction 918 Spyder Technical Introduction - Service Level 2 Customer Communications Porsche Cars North America (PCNA) Diagnostic Specialist (Gold) June 2014
Porsche Master : Water-Cooled Specialist
Brian started his journey after graduating in the top percentage of his class at Lincoln College of Technology. He has a deep passion for everything automotive, with an emphasis on the German Manufactures. Brian has been perfecting his craft over the past 8 years. He is a specialist of the modern water-cooled engines and truly excels in his craft. Brian is a travel and mountain biking enthusiast and while away from the great outdoors, he enjoys weight training.
Porsche ZPT Gold Meister Technician
Jake is a Porsche factory-trained Gold Meister Technician who has spent over 10 years perfecting his Porsche expertise. Jake graduated from Wyotech with honors, finishing with a 4.0 GPA adding their High-Performance Powertrain Program. He started with a franchise Porsche Dealership in 2012 and has been with Porsche ever since. He truly is a Porsche Expert! Jake has a strong passion for high performance, modification, and the classics within the Porsche brand. Jake loves spending time with his beautiful wife and two wonderful boys. Porsche Factory Certifications: P000 - Introduction to Porsche Service P001 - General Servicing and Repair - Sportscars P002 - General Servicing and Repair - Cayenne P003 - General Service and Repair - Panamera P21 FUEL AND IGNITION / DIAGNOSIS AND REPAIR P25 ADVANCED FUEL & IGNITION DIAGNOSIS & REPAIR P29 - HVT Certification P40 CHASSIS STEERING BRAKES AND ALIGNMENT P41 Chassis System Basics P43 Chassis System Performance P60 "Soft" Roof and Body Systems P90 - ELECTRICAL SYSTEMS DIAGNOSIS & REPAIR P95 Advanced Electrical Systems 2017 911 Technical Introduction 2019 Cayenne Technical Introduction P-EV Taycan
Porsche Master : Restoration & Fabrication Specialist
Rob’s immense talent for high performance automotive design, creation and restoration is unparalleled. Since Rob’s expansive career began in the early ‘80’s, countless arenas have experienced Rob’s gift of transforming dreams into victories. Rob continues to achieve multiple high performance/turbo Master Certifications for automotive excellence, chassis design, fabrication, welding, vehicle wiring specialty and much more. Including Rob’s singlehanded chassis design that placed him second in the world for NMCA/Nostalgia Pro. Rob’s automotive artistic abilities are endless as he continues to be a pivotal player for the successful and safe design of any high performance excellence. Working with the Barnaba Autosport family has enriched Rob’s wide range of experiences, personally and professionally. Rob’s unique sense of intense adventure, parallels his powerful love for his large family, numerous pets and many friends.
Meet Wesley, the Barnaba Autosport Shop Dog. If you happen to swing by on a day Wesley is here, you'll be greeted by this over-excited pup. Don't worry though, he's very friendly. Feel free to give him some pets (that's how we pay him). When Wesley is not greeting customers, he likes to sit on the couch to view the Porsches drive by or take a sun bath in the office.
The family dog of Ron and Carol and original shop dog of Barnaba Autosport. Joey enjoys walk around the neighborhood (not too long, he does have short legs!) and dog bones to munch on while at the shop. He doesn't come to the shop too often these days but when he does he will make you know he's here with his menacing but harmless bark.