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  • Mike Sullivan
    Dealer Principal

    Mike Sullivan is the owner of the LAcarGUY family of dealerships, a group of 11 award-winning dealerships representing seven automotive brands. Mike began his automotive career in 1976 at his father's VW dealership in Santa Monica, working his way up through the ranks to eventually lead the family business and expand it from 1 dealership to 11 dealerships. Being a 2018 Premier Porsche dealer means delivering the best possible experience for each customer and Mike is proud to maintain that title and to be a part of the Porsche family. Porsche South Bay is one of the ten Porsche Classic Partners in the United States, the first in California, and holds the title of Exclusive Manufaktur Partner. Mike is extremely proud of these titles and looks forward to expanding the Porsche South Bay family.

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  • Jeff LaPlant
    General Manager

    Jeff started his first Porsche job at Park Porsche working for Senator John Campbell, a family store in 1981 as a trainee salesman. In 1985 Jeff was promoted to his first management job with Max Dial Porsche. Jeff has 35 years of Porsche sales and management experience and still enjoys serving his many customers from those early days. Jeff always wanted to stay with family-owned dealerships and he began his career with Pacific Porsche (now Porsche South Bay) in October of 1999. Since 1984 Jeff has seen the changes within this amazing brand that he thought couldn't be topped and today is no different.

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  • Bernie Clare
    General Sales Manager

    Bernie's love affair with Porsche started in England as a kid in the early 80's, when a family friend took him racing in a blood orange 911T through the British countryside. That ride changed his life, and catapulted him into being a lifelong Porsche enthusiast.

    Since coming to the US in 1995, Bernie has shared his passion for impeccably crafted cars and puts his brand of classic integrity into every transaction.

    Bernie believes his first ride in the Porsche Mission E will be as exciting as his first ride in the 1970 911, and personally invites you in for the ride of your life. Mission E is the first generation fully electric powered Porsche, sub-eight-minute lap time on the Nürburgring and set to launch in 2019.

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  • Carl Tofflemire
    Director of Classic Operations

    Carl has been with the Porsche brand in Los Angeles since 1987 and with Porsche South Bay (formerly Pacific Porsche) since January 1999. An avid Porsche enthusiast, Carl has raced with the Porsche Owners Club since 2000 and has served as a member of the club's board of directors. He is also racing alongside Mike Sullivan in the Pirelli Cup, an 18 race all Porsche series that runs across the US. You will not find another member of any local dealership team with more experience or enthusiasm for the Porsche brand than Carl.

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  • Inna Eng
    Finance Manager

    Inna has been with the LA Car Guy group of dealerships for over 14 years. She began as a salesperson and has worn many hats since including Sales Manager and Finance Manager. She brings a lot of knowledge and expertise to her current role of Finance Manager with Porsche South Bay. She is a Ukrainian transplant with a great accent who has a curious nature and loves chocolate cake…it is her kryptonite.

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  • Rick Gutierrez
    Service Manger

    Rick Gutierrez is the Porsche Classic service Manager at Porsche South Bay. 

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  • Fred Vand
    Porsche Brand Ambassador

    Fred started in the car business in 1997 as a salesperson, moving his way up into management. He's been with the LAcarGUY organization since 2007 working primarily at Audi Pacific. He looks forward to helping new clientele here at Porsche South Bay, formerly known as Pacific Porsche.

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  • Mike Vand
    Porsche Brand Ambassador

    Mike has been with Porsche South Bay since 2013 and the LA Car Guy group since 2010. He has years of experience from top brands including Audi, Mercedes, and BMW. He has a wealth of knowledge of the automotive landscape for luxury vehicles and will be your point person for your product knowledge needs. He speaks Farsi, Spanish and English with enough fluency to give the experience you deserve! His hobbies include long-distance road biking and cooking and he loves sharing recipes.

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  • John Cornejo
    Certified Porsche Parts Manager/Porsche Brand Ambassador

    John Cornejo began his automotive journey in April of 2001, proudly representing the Porsche Brand for nearly 2 decades now. He is dedicated to upholding the values this great company stands for and inspiring Porsche Passion in every encounter.  John finds fulfillment in teaching, coaching and mentoring his staff so they can truly be recognized as the best of the best.

    When he is not site, John enjoys spending quality time with his wife and children. His interests also include sports, music, cooking, traveling and Porsche Motorsports, of course.

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  • Yuvi Chavan
    Porsche Brand Ambassador

    Yuvi is a computer engineer with a passion for cars and music. Born and raised in India, in the US since 2008, Yuvi has been working in the hospitality industry since the age of 23 with an aspiring career in customer service and sales, which come naturally to Yuvi. He started his career in automobile sales in 2013 with Ford, moving to Range Rover and Jaguar, until getting his dream position with Porsche. 'I feel like I finally found my home at Porsche South Bay' says Yuvi. 'If you are looking for a guy who is not here to sell you a car but help you buy a car, come ask for me'.

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  • Christopher Gibson
    Classic Service Advisor

    A member of Porsche South Bay's family (formerly Pacific Porsche) since 2011, Chris has over 26 years experience in the Automotive Industry. Born in Pittsburgh Pa. his love of Ice Hockey is surpassed only by his love of Motorsports, and that has him feeling right at home here at Porsche South Bay.

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  • Jose Morales
    Classic Technician

    A member of Porsche South Bay's family since 2017, Jose has over 27 years experience in the Automotive Industry. His love of cars is surpassed only by his love for Motorsports. Owning and racing of several classic Porsches, he is right at home here as a Technician of Porsche South Bay Classic Partner.

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  • Josh Dodson
    Classic Technician

    Josh Dodson is a Porsche Classic service technician at Porsche South Bay.

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  • Jeff Tedtaotao
    Certified Porsche Parts Specialist/Porsche Brand Ambassador

    Jeff Tedtaotao began his career in the automotive industry in 2005. He has been a proud and loyal representative of the Porsche Brand and South Bay Motors/LaCarGuy Group for 14 years. He started off as a Shipping and Receiving Clerk and eventually worked his way up to servicing technicians, wholesale & retail customers, managing parts warranty claims and training new employees. Jeff is not only a Parts Specialist but is certified in the areas of: Porsche Classic Partnership and Porsche Communications & Customer Relations - making him an official Porsche Brand Ambassador.

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  • Jose Bacio
    Certified Porsche Classic Parts Specialist

    Jose Bacio has been in the car business since 1990 starting in the car wash and working his way up over the years. He has been with LAcarGuy for 14 years and is still going strong. He is one of the most knowledgeable parts specialists you will ever meet.

    From classic cars to the newest Porsche's on the road today, Jose will get you what you need.

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  • Nicholas Cerantola
    Certified Porsche Parts Specialist

    Nicholas Cerantola been with the Porsche South Bay family for over 9 years (formally Pacific Porsche). He joined the LAcarGuy group as a porter in the get ready department. Nick departed Pacific Porsche to join the Marines in 2005. Upon his return, he rejoined the Porsche family and quickly worked his way up to obtain the title of Certified Parts Specialist.

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  • Juan Medina
    Porsche Shipping and Receiving Clerk

    Juan Medina hails from Norwalk, CA. and is the youngest member of the Porsche South Bay Parts Team. As our Shipping and Receiving Clerk, there is never a dull moment in his day. He does an outstanding job of managing the parts inventory, scheduled returns, warranty claims and even finds time to help technicians source parts. Juan is well on his way to becoming the next great Certified Parts Specialist.

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  • Rashe Robertson
    Customer Experience Manager

    Rashé is interested in making the client experience at Porsche South Bay truly exceptional. She brings many years in automotive hospitality to bare upon her role as Customer Experience Manager. She has a flare for presentation and communicates care in her interactions with both clients and colleagues alike. She's quick with a laugh and easy to speak with. If you've had the pleasure of working with her during your visit, you'd remember it.

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  • Paul Hernandez
    Service Advisor


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  • Michael Skulick
    Service Advisor


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