Lincoln

3500 Cherry Ave.
Directions Long Beach, CA 90807

  • Sales: (877) 835-1067
  • Service: (877) 822-7060
  • Parts: (877) 858-1386

Staff


Click on one of the people below to find out more information.

  • Brian Asciak
    General Manager
    562-426-3301

    Brian has been with Caruso Ford and Lincoln his whole career, starting in 1987 as a sales consultant. He loves this job because each day is a bit different and holds new opportunities to satisfy his customers. When Brian isn't at the dealership, he spends time with his three daughters in Yorba Linda and watches as much soccer as possible. When he's not watching soccer, you'll find Brian playing on Sundays in a men's adult league. Brian was actually born and raised in Malta, an island in the middle of the Mediterranean Sea, and moved here in 1986!

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  • Bob Hoffman
    Parts and Service Director
    562-426-3301

    Bob has been in the automobile industry for over 30 years, starting as a brake and front end technician, then as a service advisor and service manager before becoming the Fixed Operations Manager. He has been a member of the Caruso Ford Lincoln Family since 1990. Bob enjoys the ever changing pace and personalities that are encountered every day and working to improve his customers experience in anyway possible. In his free time, he likes to spend quality time with his wife, 2 daughters, 3 grand children and entire family. Bob also enjoys riding his motorcycle with friends along the beaches of Southern California and golfing when ever possible (always trying to break par). You might not know that he enjoys cooking all types of food from gourmet to BBQ and trying new recipes...some taste great and some end up in the trash. He's told he makes the best fudge ever and must have a secret ingredient but don't tell anyone that he just uses the recipe on the side of the 

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  • Tom Arthur
    Sales Director
    562 426-5110

    Tom has been loving the car industry for 42 years, with over half his time at Caruso Ford and Lincoln since 1988. He loves getting his customers a good deal no matter the situation. When Tom's not at work, you'll probably find him camping, dirt bike riding, or working around the house in Lake Forest.

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  • Atef Hamdan
    Sales Manager
    562-426-3301

    Atef has been working in the auto industry for over 28 years! Since 2006, he's been helping the customers of Caruso Lincoln get in the vehicle of their dreams. During his time off, Atef enjoys going to for walks in his South Bay neighborhood.

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  • J.R. Rudosky
    Sales manager
    562-426-3301 x1278


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  • Mark Bligh
    Parts Manager
    562-426-3301 x1225

    Mark has 28 years in the automotive industry and 23 of those has been with the Caruso Team. He's always been a big fan of Ford vehicles and loves seeing the new models roll out. Mark likes to spend his free time with his wife and daughters in Lakewood. Each month, they hop in their F-150 for a road trip to explore new places!

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  • Ramiro "Mido" Huizar
    Collision Center Manager
    562 426-3301 x1240

    Mido has worked in the car industry for 32 years and joined the Caruso Team in 2008. He enjoys customer interaction and helping people to the best of his abilities. In his free time, Mido enjoys mountain biking to stay fit, but he doesn't limit himself to just biking, he loves to play all sports.



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  • Gary Angell
    Pre-Owned Manager
    562 627-5100

    Gary has been in the car industry for over 29 years! Since 2000, he's been enjoying purchasing just the right vehicles to satisfy the needs of all the Caruso Ford and Lincoln customers.  Gary loves the people he works with and the customers he gets to meet each day.  When he has free time, Gary enjoys cycling, reading and spending time with his family in Tustin.

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  • Robert Diaz
    Pre-Owned Manager
    562-627-5100


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  • Nevell Elmani
    Customer Service Manager
    562 426-3301

    Nevell has been building quality, long-term relationships in the auto industry for 27 years, most that time with Caruso Ford and Lincoln (since 1990). She loves having the opportunity to meet new customers. Nevell enjoys spending time with her family in Lakewood, going to the beach, traveling, and watching college football!

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  • Vincent Vaught
    Financial Services Director
    562 627-5100

    Vince has been working in the automotive industry for over 23 years and joined Caruso Ford Lincoln in 2000.  Each day he looks forward to meeting and helping new customers.  While living in Huntington Beach, he uses his free time to shoot pool, go boating, play golf, and watch movies.  

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  • Salvador Munoz
    Financial Services Manager
    562 627-5100

    Salvador loves the opportunity to communicate with all kinds of people.  He's been honing his craft for over 30 years in the auto industry, helping Caruso Ford Lincoln customers since 1992.  As a member of the Huntington Park community, he enjoys watching his kids play soccer.  You might be surprised to learn that Salvador has seven brothers and no sisters!

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  • Fred Sepanlou
    Lease Manager
    562-627-5101

    Fred has been helping customers in the car world for 28 years now. We're very lucky to have him as a Caruso Ford & Lincoln family member since 1992. When Fred isn't working, he enjoys walking and playing tennis in his Beverly Hills community.

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  • Alan Rich
    Fleet Manager
    562-426-3301 x1211

    Alan has been serving in the auto industry since 1986 and joined the Caruso team in 1997. He enjoys meeting new people and helping to find them the vehicle they want. When Alan isn't helping his customers, he's most likely in Anaheim reading, listening to lectures about history/religion/current events, meeting with friends, and spending quality time with his wife. Alan also enjoys traveling to new places

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  • Dan Brummel
    SYNC/Product Specialist
    562 627-5100

    Dan has been a Caruso Ford Lincoln team member since 2009 but has been in the car industry for over 16 years.  His favorite part of the job is meeting and getting to know the many diverse customers that visit Caruso Ford Lincoln.  At his home in Long Beach, Dan likes to cook and take his daughter to the beach.  His favorite TV show is The Big Bang Theory!

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  • Cindy Seki-Stewart
    Courtesy Delivery Manager
    562-426-3301 x1157

    Cindy has enjoyed learning about all the aspects of the automotive industry for 25 years. Since 2002, she has really enjoyed meeting a lot of fun and interesting people and clients with Caruso Ford and Lincoln. When Cindy has free time, she likes to spend it with her husband and two sons in Long Beach. You can usually find them at baseball games, basketball games, or enjoying a BBQ. Most might not know that before Cindy had kids, she backpacked through Macho Picchu, Peru and spent time in Okinawa, Mexico, and various places across the USA! She is looking forward to planning a big family trip.

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  • Christine Rico
    Fleet Sales Manager
    562-426-3301

    team. She looks forward to each day being a little different than the day before. It's also a great joy to find the proper vehicle to suit her customers' needs, personal or business. When Christine has free time, she likes to work out, play tennis, and relax on the beach. She also loves traveling to new destinations and experiencing new things!

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  • John Tackett
    Fleet Manager
    562 308-4258


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  • Mary Sanchez
    Internet Sales Director
    562-627-5100


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  • Lamar Johnson
    Internet Sales Manager
    562-627-5100


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  • Francisco Calderon
    Internet Sales Manager
    562-627-5100


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  • Jeannie Peikert
    Fleet and Lease Manager
    562-426-3301

    Jeannie has been working in the auto industry for 35 years. Since 2008, she has been very happy to meet so many wonderful Caruso Ford and Lincoln customers. When Jeannie has free time, she enjoys reading, traveling, and playing with her dog, Honey Bunny. You may not know that Jeannie is a 6th generation Californian, and she's afraid of the dark!

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  • Manny Lopez
    Internet Sales Manager
    562-627-5100


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  • Matt Soliman
    Assistant Sales Manager
    562 627-5100

    Matt has spent his whole automotive industry career with Caruso Ford Lincoln beginning in 1998!  He enjoys working with customers to find their perfect automotive fit.  When Matt isn't servicing his Caruso customers, he enjoys spending time with his family in Buena Park.  

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  • Saleem Nayfeh
    Assistant Sales Manager
    562 627-5100

    Saleem has been helping Caruso Ford customers since 1988!  His favorite part is the daily interaction with a variety of people.  Saleem enjoys fishing and camping when he's not busy helping customers.

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  • Amir Yacoub
    Assistant Sales Manager
    562 627-5100


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  • Pravin Thakkar
    Sales Consultant
    562 627-5100

    Pravin has been a valued member of the Caruso Ford Lincoln team since 1994!  He loves his job because he gets to meet new people and help them make decisions on most people's second largest investment.  When Pravin is not working, he enjoys going for scenic drives, walking, and appreciating nature's splendor.  At home in Long Beach, he loves listening to country and classical music.

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  • David George
    Sales Consultant
    562 627-5100

    David has been with Caruso Ford Lincoln since 2012.  He really enjoys meeting new and interesting people, but his favorite part is helping them find the perfect car and leave happy.  David lives in Bellflower and enjoys the outdoors, including fishing and hiking, whenever he has free time.

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  • Heiata Keliiholokai
    New Car Customer Relations Representative
    562 627-5100

    Heiata has been a member of the Caruso Ford and Lincoln team since 1991!!  She loves to meet all the difference Caruso customers that come from all over the world, making sure that they are completely satisfied with their purchase or their service.  Watching her customers drive off with a smile let's her know she has done her job well.  When Heiata isn't making her customers happy, you'll probably find her dancing salsa, tango or polynesian.  Or you might catch her motorcycling, walking on the beach, or at yoga.  Mostly, she loves spending time with all 8 of her grandchildren.

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  • Kuuleianuen Keliiholokai
    Pre-Owned Customer Relations Representative
    562 627-5100

    Kuulei has been a Caruso Ford and Lincoln team member since 2010, but has grown up around the car business.  She enjoys how unpredicatable each day is, welcoming any challenge and the chance to be more productive.  When Kuulei has free time, she spends as much time as possible outdoors with her family in Long Beach.  Next time you're at the dealership, if you hear singing, it might just be Kuulei, she loves to sing and enjoys just about every genre of music out there!

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  • Maria Montanez
    Receptionist
    562 327-5100

    Maria has been part of the Caruso Team since August 2000.  She loves working with so many great people and building quality relationships with her customers.  Maria enjoys spending time with her family in Lakewood.  You'll usually find her attending her kids' high school games and travelling to games on weekends.  If she's not at the field though, she's probably shopping or gardening.  Maria isalso a foster parent.  It is very rewarding for her to help children who might be in a difficult situation.

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  • Phillip Garcia
    Service Advisor
    562 627-5100

    Redondo Beach is where Phillip has his home.  He's been in the automotive industry for over 20 years and began here at Caruso Ford Lincoln in mid 2015.  He loves to work with customers and educate them on the use and care of their vehicles.  Spare time is spent with family, watching NASCAR (or any other 4 wheel style racing), surfing, and playing music.  Phillip has five (that's 5!!) daughters.  Phil is also a very proud United States Navy Veteran.

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  • Jose Cortes
    Collision Center Parts Advisor
    562 627-5100

    Jose joined us in late 2014 and has been in the automotive industry since age 19.  Jose grew up around cars, so it was a natural transition to be in the industry.  He loves to learn more and more about what it takes to make them go!  Off duty time is spent with wife and son (the best things he has in his life).  He also enjoys workiing on his truck.  Many don't know how much Jose enjoys music; it calms him down and puts him in a place easier to enjoy life.

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  • Sean Mckinney
    Collision Center Estimator
    562 627-5100

    2008 was the year Sean joined Caruso Ford Lincoln after having 16 years previously in the automobile industry.  He finds working here always challenging and fun.  Time off will see Sean taking trips with the family and firt bike riding (especially enjoys mountain bike riding).

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  • Bryan "Clay" Hall
    Collision Center Estimator
    562 627-5100

    Clay joined Caruso Ford Lincoln in 2011.  He got into the car industry back in 2004 and loves keeping up with the latest trends in the collision industry and utilizing the new technologies.  Spare time is taken traveling to over 30 countries throughout the world and, locally, mountain biking is a favorite pastime.

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  • Suriel "Suri" Perez
    Collision Center Estimator
    562 627-5100

    Suri joined Caruso Ford Lincoln back in 2008 with six years experience in the Auto Body Repair Business.  He really enjoys being involved in the evolving auto technology.  Spare time sees Suri at church, fishing, travelling, and involved in sports.  He also likes to cook and grill.

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  • Ron Belmont
    Collision Center Estimator
    562 627-5100

    Ron joined us in 2012 after accumulating 20 years in the business.  He likes how vehicles and technology have evolved over the years.  Free time finds Ron involved in Wilson sports throughout the weekend.  Ron finds that almost all Spanish speaking customers assume he speaks their language, which he doesn't, since he's of German, Irish and Filipino descent.

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  • Ernesto Granados-Ruiz
    Collision Center Parts Advisor
    562 627-5100

    Ernesto has been in the car industry for over 25 years and a Caruso Ford Lincoln Team member since 2011.  He loves this industry because there is always something new in the process of repairs and administration.  During his free time, Ernesto enjoys being with his family in Los Angeles.  He also collects old coins!

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  • Joanna Guesno
    Collision Center Adminsitrative Office Manager
    562 627-5100

    Joanna has been in the car industry for 9 years now and has been a member of the Caruso Team since 2011.  She loves being able to help her customers turn a negative experience, like a car accident, into a positive experience through great service and guidance.  She hopes to make her customers glad to know that she's on their side and happy to help.  When Joanna has free time, she likes to be with her close friends and family in Signal Hill.  You might be surprised to learn Joanna has a Great Dane at home who always spins counter-clockwise when he's happy or excited!

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  • Carmen Covarubias
    Collision Center Administrative Assistant
    562 627-5100

    Carmen originally came to work with Caruso Ford Lincoln in late 2001.  She loves being able to provide outstanding customer service.  Time off at home with family includes lively walks and gardening.  Most people don't know Carmen loves to garden.

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  • Cynthia Hernandez
    Collision Center Administrative Assistant
    562 627-5100

    Cynthia joined us in 2013 and still feels like it's a new experience.  Free time is spent with family and friends.  She tells us that most people don't know she enjoys cooking!

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  • Vanessa Cervantes
    Cashier
    562 627-5100

    Vanessa came to us in March of 2015 and says that working here has sparked an interest in the car business.  She lives in Lakewood and free time is spent going out with her newly adopted dog, Kiki.  When not with her she's spending time catching up on her favorite comic book series.  She is currently attending Cal State Long Beach to earn a B.S. in Engineering.

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