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Management

Mike Sullivan
Owner
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Wendy Diep
Finance Manager
310 891 2100

Wendy has been a long-time LACarGuy member, bringing her years of finance experience to South Bay Porsche's Finance Center. With accuracy, efficiency and a big smile, she will make sure all the i's are dotted and t's are crossed for your paperwork … and make it fun.


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Jeff LaPlant
General Manager
855-859-8854

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
Sales Manager
855-859-8854

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
855-859-8854

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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Lori Kizirian
Sales Manager
855-859-8854

Lori was born and raised in the San Fernando Valley. In high school, she was highly involved in sports - basketball, cross country, track and field, and growing up with brothers, cars have always been in the mix. With thoughts of going to school for psychology, she stumbled into a car dealership, and there started her new path. With over a decade in the car business mainly with BMW, she is excited to be on this new journey in the Porsche world.

 

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Sales

Nick Manousakis
Porsche Brand Ambassador
Cell: 310-880-0459

With over 10 years-experience in sales, Nick cut his teeth in the field of healthcare, working a full desk which includes, staffing support and recruiting. Hailing from Australia, Nick has had the opportunity to work in the automotive industry in both continents. As a Brand Ambassador for Porsche over the last 4 years, Nick brings a level of knowledge and sophistication that is exemplified in his work ethic.


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Lawrence Pinkston
Porsche Brand Specialist
323 868 1040

Lawrence has lived in the top three markets developing his career as a salesman for over 15 years. In his hometown Chicago as a medical sales professional, Manhattan, NY in business technology sales for AT&T and Verizon, and here in the Los Angeles luxury car market for Mercedes Benz.  He has proven his adaptability and ability to connect with his clients, making him an asset at any company he works for. Here at Porsche he uses the skills he has cultivated to deliver a one of a kind and unforgettable experience that will match the performance the world has come to love and expect from the Porsche brand. With him as the steward of your Porsche experience you will not be disappointed, and will have his support every step of the way. 


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Eddie Ramos
Porsche Brand Specialist
310 507 4854

Eddie has been helping families buy cars in the South Bay for over 40 years, previously at BMW, now here at Porsche. Eddie is fluent in Spanish and loves all types of sport , especially Soccer.  


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Davide Giliberti
Porsche Brand Specialist
213 810 8449

Fluent in Italian, Spanish, Portuguese and English with some Chinese "spice", Davide is what in car business they call an "Italian Stallion"!

 

Energetic, punctual, precise with attentive to detail, Davide will provide you the best customer experience Porsche has to offer.

 

Davide's background in mechanical engineering together with his passion for the automotive industry has spanned many years. 

 


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Fred Vand
Porsche Brand Ambassador
855-859-8854

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
855-859-8854

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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Benjamin Esfandi
Porsche Brand Ambassador
855-859-8854

Ben is a consummate professional with an easy going approach to luxury consultation. Formerly a brand ambassador for Audi for many years, he has a knowledge base both in the automotive space and beyond. Utilizing his natural curiosity, he gets to know his clients' wants & needs. He is fluent in English, Spanish and Farsi, spends his extra time painting, learning language and experiencing foods.

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Elvis Badal
Porsche Brand Ambassador
855-859-8854

With over 14 years selling Porsches in Los Angeles, Elvis is a consummate professional. He is a resident expert on all things Porsche, always attentive to your pre and post purchase needs. Elvis delivers the ultimate Porsche experience.

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Henrique Sales
Porsche Brand Ambassador
855-859-8854

Henrique has a bachelor's degree in Communication and with a last name like 'Sales' he's in the perfect job. He started his automotive career at Jaguar Land Rover moving to BMW before starting with us here at Porsche.  When not working he loves to play sports: running, cycling, swimming and soccer. 

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Alyssa Fierro
Customer Experience Manager
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Alyssa joined the automotive industry two years ago with Porsche South Bay. She brings enthusiasm and knowledge to the Porsche experience. Her role as BDC Representative goes way beyond the initial duties, in fact, she also assists the sales department. If you happen to stop by our showroom you will most definitely notice her keen style and poise. Providing customers with optimum satisfaction, and if given the chance to work with her you will not be disappointed. 

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Service

Rick Gutierrez
Service Manger
855-859-8854

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

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Christopher Gibson
Classic Service Advisor
855-859-8854

A member of Porsche South Bay's family (formerly Pacific Porsche) since 2011, Chris has over 26 years of 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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Michael Skulick
Service Advisor
855-859-8854


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Josh Dodson
Classic Technician
855-859-8854

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

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Kassandra Kinsey
Service Advisor
855-859-8854

Kassandra is a car enthusiast and knowledgeable advisor. She started her career in the automotive industry in 2018. Prior to that, her hobby was fixing and maintaining her own vehicles for half a decade. Eager to help you and your Porsche needs, Kassandra will ensure you're up to date. She hopes to earn your trust as your service advisor at Porsche South Bay.

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Parts

John Cornejo
Certified Porsche Parts Manager/Porsche Brand Ambassador
855-859-8854

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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Steven McClintock
Porsche Drive Concierge

Having over 20 years' experience with LAcarGUY as the Director of Marketing, assuming the director position for the new Porsche Drive Program 19 months ago at Porsche South Bay, seemed like a perfect fit.  Because I love to talk, I really enjoy my customers, who they are, what they do...and we share stories of my interest....the music business and songwriting.  Very proud to be a part of this dealership.


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Nicholas Cerantola
Certified Porsche Parts Specialist
855-859-8854

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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Jose Bacio
Certified Porsche Classic Parts Specialist
855-859-8854

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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