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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!

  • Bob Hoffmann

    Parts and Service Director

    Bob has been in the automobile industry for over 35 years, starting as a brake and front end technician, then as a service advisor and service manager. He has been a proud member of the Caruso Ford Lincoln Family since 1990 and enjoys the ever changing pace and personalities that are encountered every day. 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 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, he just uses the recipe on the side of the marshmallow jar!

  • Tom Arthur
    Sales Director

    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.

  • 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!

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Vincent Vaught

    Financial Services Director

    Vincent has been working in the automotive industry for 19 years, 14 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.

  • Salvador Munoz

    Financial Services Manager

    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!

  • 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.

  • Nevell Elmani

    Customer Service Manager

    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!

  • Saleem Nayfeh

    Assistant Sales Manager

    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.

  • Matt Soliman

    Assistant Sales Manager

    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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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

    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!

  • 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.

  • Jeannie Peikert

    Internet Sales 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!

  • 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.

  • Pravin Thakkar

    Sales Consultant

    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.

  • 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.

  • Wagdy "Sam" Jacoub
    Sales Consultant
    562 627-5100

    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.

  • 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.

  • Chakrya Kong
    Sales Representative

    Chakrya has been with Caruso Ford Lincoln since May 2012 - doing what he likes best, helping his customers 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 also can get along in Vietnamese and Thai as well?  Plus English of course.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Pedro Bolanos
    Sales Associate
    562 627 5100

  • 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.

  • Thomas Palomares
    Sales Consultant
    562 627-5100

    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!!!

  • Richard DeMarco
    Sales Associate
    562 627-5100

    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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Kuuleianuen Keliiholokai

    Pre-Owned Customer Relations Representative

    Kuulei has been a Caruso Ford and Lincoln team member since 2010, but has grown up around the car business. She enjoys how unpredictable 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


    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.

  • Heiata Keliiholokai

    New Car Customer Relations Representative

    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.

  • Joanna Guesno

    Collision Center Customer Service Representative

    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!

  • Carmen Covarubias
    Collision Center Administrative Assistant

    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.

  • Ernesto Granados-Ruiz

    Collision Center Parts Manager

    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!

  • Juan Alarcon

    Service Advisor

    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!

  • Annette Gironta

    Service Advisor

    Annette has been with Caruso Ford and Lincoln for 14 Years. She likes to help people, and she likes cars, so being in the car industry is a perfect fit. Annette also likes to BBQ, fish, swim, and go to the movies. Interestingly enough, her father worked for Carroll Shelby as an engine builder and is a part of racing History!

  • Don Mace

    Service Advisor

    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!

  • Oscar Robles

    Fleet Truck Service

    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.

  • Frank Delgado

    Parts Consultant

    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.

  • Alex Fiero

    Parts Consultant

    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!

  • Jose Gomez

    Parts Consultant

    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.

  • Ron Taggart, Jr

    Parts Consultant

    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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