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  • Brian Asciak
    General Manager

    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!

  • Bob Hoffman
    Parts and Service Director

    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 

  • 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.

  • Atef Hamdan
    Sales Manager

    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.

  • 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!

  • 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.

  • Robert Diaz
    Pre-Owned Manager

  • 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!

  • 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.  

  • 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!

  • Fred Sepanlou
    Lease Manager

    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.

  • 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

  • Jonathan Unroe
    Product Specialist

    Jon started with Caruso Ford Lincoln in February 2018.  This is his first job in the automotive industry yet he's followed the trends and loves reading and learning about the latest events in the Car World.  Jon lives with his wife in Fountain Valley and besides spending time with her, he likes to film car shows in his spare time.  Plus he likes acquiring content for his Automotive YouTube Channel -- JonnyOC.  He went to school at the University of Kentucky, loves basketball, and speaks German fluently.

  • Jim Ceja
    BDC Representative

    Jim joined Caruso Ford Lincoln on September 22, 2016 and has been in the industry since 2013.  He likes the fact that he can help other get into a vehicle, whether new or used, and the freedom that provides them.  Jim spends his off time at home in Anaheim with his wife and two beautiful kids (3 and 5 in 2018).  They all love their adventures together, especially Disneyland, Knotts, and Universal Studios.  Jim was adopted at birth and found his biological family when he was 29.  They are all very close now.

  • 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.

  • Christine Rico
    Fleet Sales Manager

    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!

  • 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.  

  • 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.

  • Amir Yacoub
    Assistant Sales Manager
    562 627-5100

    Amir came to Caruso Ford Lincoln in January 2016 after over 20 years in the automotive industry in sales.  He's a naturally friendly man who enjoys working with people and doing everything he can to make them happy with their new vehicle.  Amir lives in Anaheim and spends most off duty time with friends and family.  He especially enjoys watching soccer matches.

  • Jeannie Peikert
    Fleet and Lease Manager

    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!

  • 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.

  • Chakrya Kong
    Sales Consultant

    Chakrya has been with Caruso Ford Lincoln since May 2012 - doing what he likes best, helping his customers to get the car or truck they want.  During time off, he likes to spend it with family at his home in Bellflower.  If the family is busy he's likely to show up at the gym for a good workout.  You might realize that Chakrya speaks Cambodian fluently, but did you know that he can also get along in Vietnamese and Thai as well??  Plus English of course.

  • Lamar Johnson
    Internet Sales Manager

    Lamar began with Caruso Ford Lincoln in June 2016 after 15 prior years in the business.  He's lived in Long Beach since 1976 and when not enjoying seeing smiles on the faces of his customers, he's probably at home with friends and family watching the Lakers, Cowboys, and Dodgers.

  • Jason Barnum
    Sales Consultant

    Jason lives in Lakewood and first began working at Caruso Ford Lincoln in 2004. He loves to spend his off time with family and eating really good food. Jason is well known for his sense of humor and the jokes he tells. Not many know he was born on the Island of Cebu in the Phillipines.

  • Ali Azemoon
    Sales Consultant

    Ali lives in Gardena and joined Caruso Ford Lincoln in September 2014.  He's been in the car business since 2009.  Ali loves to study, exercise, stay abreast of current events, and browse the web.  His spare time is taken up with friends and family.

  • Pedro Bolanos
    Sales Associate

  • Thomas Palomares
    Sales Consultant

    Thomas joined up with Caruso Ford Lincoln in August 2016 after having been in sales since 2005, but this is his first entry into the automobile industry.  So far he's loving it!  Thomas loves to exercise, go to the movies and hang out with his family in Long Beach.  Most people don't know that Thomas is a huge Power Rangers fan and has been since the 1990's!!!

  • Wagdy "Sam" Jacoub
    Sales Consultant

    Sam has been in the car industry since 2013 and joined Caruso Ford Lincoln in January 2016.  He likes (even loves) selling cars and helping people.  He lives in Anaheim and enjoys the drive to Long Beach.  Spare time is filled with family and friends.  Sam loves to visit new places and the drive to get there.  He likes swimming, the beach, and dancing.

  • Bryan Portillo
    Sales Consultant

    Bryan has been a part of our family since April 2016.  He started in the automobile business about two years before that.  What he really enjoys is the chance to drive the newest cars, trucks, and SUV's.  If Bryan isn't at home in Paramount nor at work, there's a good chance he's fishing.  That's a passion.

  • Maged "Mike" Ibrahim
    Sales Consultant

    January, 2018 brought Maged (aka Mike) to Caruso Ford Lincoln.  Maged has been involved in the automobile industry for over 20 years now and enjoys the interaction with the public most of all.  When he's not at home in Bellflower you're likely to find him walking the beach just to relax and enjoy life.

  • Robert G. Ramos
    Sales Consultant

    Bob joined up with Caruso Ford Lincoln in January 2018 after beginning his life in the Auto Industry back in February 1989 (the 17th of February to be exact).  Bob currently lives in Downey and really enjoys going to Classic Car Shows.  Just in case you didn't know, Bob's been around the the Auto Industry all his life.

  • Richard DeMarco
    Sales Consultant

    Richard joined Caruso Ford Lincoln May 15, 2018 after being in the automobile sales business since 1982 (with a few intermissions).  He loves to see people happy when they get their new car or truck.  Richard spends time off at home in Bellflower with his wife and pets.  A favorite pastime is a road trip with his wife up and down the California coast.  Richard found a sick turtle once in his yard, took him to the vet and then got him healthy.  Now the pet population at Richard's home includes a well turtle.

  • Mario Castillo
    Sales Consultant

    Mario joined Caruso Ford Lincoln in October, 2018.  He's spent the previous two years in the automobile industry learning that he liked learning about all the various makes and models available and how to help people find the one they needed to help change their lives.  Spare time will find Mario making films and writing.  You may not know this, but Mario went to the University of Alaska, in Anchorage, Alaska.

  • 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.

  • 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!

  • Maria Montanez
    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.

  • 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!

  • 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!

  • 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.

  • 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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