Staff


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  • Brian Asciak
    General Manager
    562 627-5100

    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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  • Kent Blakely
    General Sales Manager
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    Kent originally joined Caruso Ford Lincoln in 2008 and has been involved in the auto business in various capacities since 1993.  His favorite aspect of work is meeting and talking with new people.  When Kent's not here at work he spends time with family at his home in Tustin.  The whole family loves to play games (especially Kent).   Not many people know that Kent went to Film School and actually produced and directed two full length feature films.

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  • Juan Alarcon

    Service Advisor
    562-627-5100

    Juan has been with Caruso Ford and Lincoln his whole automotive career, starting in 1988. He loves helping his customers with their automotive needs and getting them back on the road again as quickly as possible. Juan enjoys spending his free time with his two sons being outdoors, biking, and kayaking. We're happy to tell everyone that Juan was in the top 5% for the Customer Satisfaction Lincoln Premier Experience with the Ford Motor Company in the first quarter of 2014!

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  • Tom Arthur
    Sales Director
    562-627-5100

    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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  • Mark Bligh

    Parts Manager
    562-627-5100 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

    Body Shop Manager
    562-627-5100 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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  • Atef Hamdan

    Sales Manager
    562-627-5116

    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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  • 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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  • Vince Vaught
    Finance Director
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    Vincent has been working in the automotive industry for over 25 years, 19 of those with Caruso Ford Lincoln.  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 30 years in the auto industry, helping Caruso Ford and 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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  • David Randazzo
    Finance Manager
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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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  • Nevell Elmani

    Customer Service Manager
    562-627-5100

    Nevell has been building quality, long-term relationships in the auto industry for 27 years, most of 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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  • 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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  • Matt Soliman

    Assistant Sales Manager
    562-627-5100

    Matt has spent his whole automotive industry with Caruso Ford and Lincoln since 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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  • Jonathan Unroe
    Product Specialist
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    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.

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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

    Christine has 24 years of experience in the car industry, and 6 of those with the Caruso Ford 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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  • Jeannie Peikert

    Internet Sales Manager
    562-627-5100

    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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  • Robert Diaz
    Pre-owned Vehicle Manager
    562 627-5100

    Robert joined us in April 2016 after more than 18 years in the business.  He spends free time with family and friends in Seal Beach and/or cycling and fishing.  Ask Robert about his grandchildren, three as of now with another on the way.

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  • Pravin Thakkar

    Sales Consultant
    562-627-5100

    Pravin has been a valued member of the Caruso Ford 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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  • Ali Azemoon
    Sales Consultant
    562 627-5100

    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.

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  • Jason Barnum
    Sales Consultant
    562-627-5100

    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.

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  • Maged "Mike" Ibrahim
    Sales Consultant
    5626275100

    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.

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  • Pedro Bolanos
    Sales Associate
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  • Bryan Portillo
    Sales Consultant
    5626275100

    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.

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  • Robert G. Ramos
    Sales Consultant
    5626275100

    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.

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  • John Flores
    Sales Associate
    562 627-5100

    John J. Flores, Jr. joined up with Caruso Ford Lincoln in January 2019 for his first experience in the automobile industry.  He's definitely excited to learn and to have fun doing it.  Time off will often find John with his family at home in Downey (probably watching movies).  Unless you know John well, you wouldn't know that he's also an accomplished artist. 

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  • Allex Ali
    Sales Consultant
    562 627 5100

    March, 2019 is when Allex began with Caruso Ford Lincoln.  He's been in this business since early 2018 and loves the part about being able to meet new people every day.  When not at work, Allex is usually at home with the kids and family (or sightseeing).  Before coming to California, he lived in London, U.K.

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  • Brian Solis
    Sales Consultant
    5626275100

    Brian joined Caruso Ford Lincoln in May, 2019, after being in the car business for two years.  He enjoys being with new people on a regular basis and seeing the smiles once a new vehicle has been chosen and the details finalized.  Brian goes home to Paramount to get ready to play soccer in his free time; OR, sometimes it's to listen to punk, metal, or heavy metal!

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  • Katerine Mendoza
    BDC
    5626275100

    Katerine began working with Caruso Ford Lincoln in December, 2018, but has has been in the auto industry for much longer than that.  She loves the constant introduction of new vehicles with ever more technology.  Free time finds her with friends and family around home in Lynwood.  Course much of that free time is taken up with the necessities of shopping and staying current with makeup!  People often don't realize the lofty goals, Katerine has.  One of those is to become an FBI Agent!!

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  • Yadira "Vanessa" Hidalgo
    BDC/Internet Representative
    562 6627-5100

    Yadira Vanessa Hidalgo has been with Caruso Ford Lincoln since January 2019.  She's been in the car industry since 2013 and loves speaking to people, they are her number one priority.  Off work she's usually at home in Los Angeles with three kids and a husband.  It's hard to believe that Yadira was only 18 when she began working in the auto industry.

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  • Maria Montanez

    Receptionist
    562-627-5100

    Maria has been part of the Caruso team for 14 years. 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 travel ball games on weekends. If she's not at the field though, she's probably shopping or gardening. Maria is also a foster parent. It is very rewarding for her to help children that might be in a difficult situation.

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  • Heiata Keliiholokai

    New Car Customer Relations Representative
    562-426-3301

    Heiata has been a member of the Caruso Ford and Lincoln team since 1991! She loves to meet all the different Caruso customers that come from all over the world, making sure that they are completely satisfied with purchase or services. 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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  • Joanna Guesno

    Collision Center Customer Service Representative
    562-627-5100

    Joanna has been in the car industry for 8 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, and turn it 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
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    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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  • Hannah Chalfant
    Customer Service Representative
    5626275100

    Hannah came to Caruso Ford Lincoln in 2014 and was her introduction to the car industry.  She loves the fast-paced environment and guiding customers through the repair process at the Collision Center.  When Hannah isn't at work, she spends her time at home in Huntington Beach playing World of Warcraft and hanging out with her boyfriend, her dog, Boji, and her cat, Chan.  Many people don't know that Hannah was raised in Des Moines, Iowa and her first job in high school was detasseling corn.

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  • Delmys "Daisy" Torres
    Customer Service Representative
    5626275100

    Daisy just began working here in the Collision Center at Caruso Ford Lincoln in April, 2019.  She's been impressed with the warm family atmosphere she's found here at Caruso.  Daisy has a busy life - when not at work she's with her son and niece at home in L.A.  She enjoys camping with the family, reading, going to the movies, and having family game night.  Family consists of (but not necessarily limited to) her son and niece (almost brother and sister), both parents, three older sisters, and a long time boy friend.

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  • Ernesto Granados-Ruiz

    Collision Center Parts Manager
    562-627-5100

    Ernesto has been in the car industry for 25 years and a Caruso Ford and 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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  • Don Mace

    Service Advisor
    562-627-5100

    Don had spent 15 years in the auto industry, six of those with Caruso Ford and Lincoln. He likes that each day has a new challenge and really enjoys helping his customers overcome their concerns. In his free time, Don likes to take his kids to the park in Norwalk, to the Long Beach Aquarium, and the ocean. Once upon a time, Don was an apprentice in shoe repair shop!

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  • Oscar Robles

    Fleet Truck Service
    562-627-5100

    Oscar has been in the auto industry since 1990 and a valued Caruso Team member since 2008. He enjoys this industry because he has a lifetime passion for cars, old, new, custom and everything in between. When Oscar has free time, he enjoys being with his family in Long Beach and watching fishing, the 49ers, Dodgers, and Lakers on TV (he's a diehard 49ers fan). He also takes any opportunity to catch a classic car show, in person or on TV. Oscar is hoping to learn how to cook, BBQ and play the guitar in his spare time.

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  • Frank Delgado

    Parts Consultant
    562-627-5100

    Frank has been working in the automotive industry for 24 years, and he's been a member of the Caruso Ford and Lincoln team since 1999. He lives in the San Pedro area and likes to attend sporting events.

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  • Alex Fiero

    Parts Consultant
    562-627-5100

    Alex has been a veteran of the automotive industry since 1975 and helping people in the Caruso Ford and Lincoln parts department since 2008. In his free time, Alex enjoys playing with his lil angel (grand daughter), watching sports in person and on TV, and going to the movies. Not only is Alex a veteran of the auto industry, but also an Air Force Veteran and in the reserves for 20 years!

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  • Jose Gomez

    Parts Consultant
    562-627-5100

    Jose has been working in the automotive industry since 1991 and joined the Caruso Team in 2012. When he's not helping customers, Jose likes to spend time with his family in Torrance.

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  • Ron Taggart, Jr

    Parts Consultant
    562-627-5100

    Ron has been working in the automotive industry for 29 years. He's also been a valued member of the Caruso Ford and Lincoln Team since 2004. In his free time, Ron enjoys spending time with his family and friends. He also collects movies and music!

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