Meet the Team

About Our Shops in Collingswood & Cherry Hill, NJ

Meet the Team -- Matthey Automotive

Matthey Automotive was founded in November of 2001 by Jud Matthey, Owner and ASE Master Automobile Technician. Matthey Automotive moved to their main Collingswood location on Route 130 over 5 years ago and opened the Cherry Hill location around 4 years ago. Both locations are now local Collingswood and Cherry Hill fixtures. Our newest location is located in Historic downtown Collingswood and Cherry Hill near the corner of Olney Avenue and Keystone Avenue. We pride ourselves in offering our local community the highest quality automotive service possible.

Jud Matthey

Owner, Matthey Automotive

Jud Matthey caught his passion for cars and trucks at a very young age, working on cars with his Dad and older brother. His dad converted engines to run on propane, which is how he got his passion for working on alternative fuel vehicles. He started his automotive career in his early teens, working on cars in his mom’s garage in Collingswood and Cherry Hill. His first “paying” job was at the Mobil in Oaklyn, and he quickly absorbed as much as he could working at Cottman Transmission and T & L Transportation.

He now has over 17 years of professional experience working on all types of vehicles, but specializing in alternative and diesel fuel vehicles. Jud has spent his life and career in the Collingswood and Cherry Hill area and is a proud member of the community. He graduated from Collingswood High School in 1995. His formal automotive education came from Pennco Technical Institute, where he graduated in 1997. Jud continues to expand his knowledge on the ever changing automotive industry through continuing education and ASE courses.

Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) has set the standard for automotive excellence in that industry. In order to be certified, technicians must take courses, study and pass exams. Every technician at Matthey Automotive is ASE Certified. Jud Matthey has personally achieved the Master Automobile Technician certification, along with eight other certifications for automobile/light truck repairs and three for trucks.

Jud Matthey’s ASE Certifications include:

  • ASE Master Automobile Technician
  • Engine Repair
  • Engine Performance
  • Electrical
  • Heating & AC
  • Automatic Transmissions
  • Manual Transmissions, Transfer Case/AWD Unit & Differentials
  • Brakes
  • Steering & Suspension
  • Truck Gas Engines
  • Diesel Engines
  • Truck Drive-trains

In addition to his ASE Certifications, Jud has also achieved the NJ Inspection License, NJ Diesel Inspection License, NJ Emission and NJ Diesel Emission Repair License. Matthey Automotive as a facility is also a NJ Licensed Emission Repair Facility and is in the process of becoming a private New Jersey State Inspection Facility.

One of the added benefits of working with Matthey Automotive is that all mechanics are ASE Certified Technicians. So you can rest assured that all work performed on vehicles is done by highly qualified experts.
Matthey Automotive is a full-service automotive repair facility filled with state of the art equipment and tools. We can handle any service or repair that may occur with any of your vehicles, cars or trucks. We are fully equipped to handle any major service, including transmission service or repair, brake service and repair, front end repair and alignments.

We pride ourselves in being sure that all parts, fluids and lubricants meet or exceed OE (Original Equipment) specifications. You can rest assured that your vehicles will be maintained to the highest standards.



Head Driver and Building Maintenance

What was your favorite TV Show as a kid?

If you could buy any truck out there what would it be?
SHERP ATV Russian Off Road Vehicle

If you had your own reality TV Show what would you call it?
“Live At Matthey Automotive” (sub title) “You can’t make this stuff up! “


Service Technician

Is being a mechanic a hobby as well as your career?
Started as a hobby because it came natural to me

What is your dream car?
1987 Ferrari 288 GTO

What was the best toy you got for a gift as a kid?
Got my first bike when I was 4 , for my birthday

Eddie D.

Service Technician

What is your most prized possession?
My Vinyl Record Collection- Best in the Collection- Elton John, David Bowie and the Beatles

What are you most proud of?
My daughter, she is the sunshine of my life, she is what makes me happy!

If you could visit anywhere in the world where would it be?
Switzerland but if I was ever homeless I would live in Hawaii and I would write a book about it!


Service Technician

What was the first car you paid for yourself?
66 Chevelle and I still have it

What is your favorite movie?
Live and Let Die- James Bond

Where were you born?
Born and Raised in NEW JERSEY!- Jersey Boy!


Service Writer

What was your favorite subject in school?

What are the top 3 cars you would add to your collection?
1988 Ford Sierra Cosworth
1968 Ford Escort MK2
1990 Ford Thunderbird Super Coupe

Who is your favorite band?


Service Technician

What is your favorite Sports Team?
Philadelphia Eagles

What was your favorite toy as a kid?

What is your favorite type of vehicle to work on?
Chevy Big Block


Customer Service Manager

What was the first thing you bought with your first pay check?
Toiletries- Shampoo Conditioner

What was your favorite subject in school?

What is the biggest goal you reached for yourself?
Being a Mom!


Service Writer

What was your favorite subject in school?

What is your biggest wish for your children?
Success and happiness

Who do you admire most and why?
My pops (dad)- He is a true and wonderful family man!

Red (Nick)

Service Technician

What is your favorite song, by who?
Evaporation- Dance Gavin Dance

What is your favorite Color?

Describe your dream car?
1970 Chevelle SS- W 454 Block Engine, Metallic Maroon with Black Rally racing Stripes


Service Technician – Truck Specialist

How old were you when you first worked on a car or truck?
12 years old- my Grandma’s panel truck

Who do you admire most and why?
Jesus Christ because he demonstrates by example

What is your favorite season?

Cherry Hill


Service Writer

What are your top 3 dream cars?
New Subaru STI
2014 Ford Rapture V8
New Loaded Lexus RX

What do you think others think your best quality is?
My Personality
Good Listener

Where would your perfect dream vacation home be?
Orlando Area of Florida
Saint Thomas

Johnny C

Service Technician

What is your dream bike for cycling?
A German GHOST Bike

If you could cycle any place in the world, where?

Who is your favorite Author?
Iceberg Slim aka Robert Beck