General Sales Manager
Mark Haynes joins our team at McLaren Beverly Hills as a true automotive expert. Passionate throughout his twenty year career in the automotive industry, Mark has had an emphasis on customer accommodation. Throughout his career, Mark has had the opportunity to work with manufacturers such as Ferrari, Maserati, Mercedes-Benz, BMW, Lexus, Land Rover, and Jaguar and is well versed in all luxury and exotic car makers.
Before becoming a part of the automotive industry, Mark proudly served as a United States Marine. And it was here that Mark’s character and values developed, especially with people. Mark says, “This is one reason why customer satisfaction is so important to me, I always keep my promises.”
Mark says he is extremely excited and devoted to the McLaren Beverly Hills team and brand. He understands that McLaren is about an entire ownership experience and that buying a McLaren is much more than a transaction, but rather the beginning of a relationship. Mark says, “If there is one thing I have learned throughout my time in this industry, it is one very important thing…the customer always comes first.”
Dalius Klaus began his career in the automotive industry in 1994. Since that time, he has worked for manufacturers such as BMW and Mercedes-Benz and is well versed in all aspects of the luxury and sports car market. During the opening of McLaren Beverly Hills in 2011, Dalius was chosen to be a part of the team for his extensive knowledge and passion for sports cars; but also for his character and the way he cares for his customers. Dalius looks forward to working closely with each customer, providing them with an unparalleled, one-on-one experience.
Dalius says, “My interaction with my clients does not end with the sale. In fact I consider it to be the beginning of a long lasting relationship that is based on trust and respect. I strive to achieve such a level of customer satisfaction making my clients true raving fans of my service.”
Joe Van De Veere
Joe Van De Veere is an expert in high-performance sports cars and luxury automobiles. Joe has worked with Aston Martin for ten years and was Sales Director at Galpin Aston Martin in Los Angeles for the last eight of them, since 2004. A life-long “car guy,” Joe has a comprehensive knowledge of high-performance sports cars, augmented with his mechanical and electrical expertise. Joe grew up in the late 1960’s and early 1970’s, during the legendary CanAm racing series, and was inevitably drawn to McLaren for their undeniable success and merely the fact that “the orange car always won.” Today, McLaren Automotive has recognized The Auto Gallery as a premier dealer, ideal for spearheading their fanatical pursuit of perfection. Now, Joe wishes to combine McLaren’s intention to expand upon their peerless racing experience and produce the world’s most outstanding road driving experience with The Auto Gallery’s mission of providing their clientele the ultimate purchasing and ownership experiences.
Motivated by his vision of bringing his unique, personal touch to the acquisition of these tremendous cars, Joe brings with him a standard for customer service which is simply unparalleled. Joe takes tremendous pride in acting as a personal liaison between his clients and The Auto Gallery and assuring that your McLaren ownership experience is not only unlike any other but also lasts a lifetime.
Joe understands what being an automotive enthusiast is about. While his mother jokes that his first word was “car,” it more likely started in 1969 when Joe was five, and he was wandering pit lane at Riverside International Raceway with his father. The explosive burble of a Ford GT40 sidling down pit lane burned an indelible image into his psyche – and ignited a passion - which remains to this day. By the age of 16, Joe was building and rebuilding cars from the ground up. Machining, metal work, electrical, and more; Joe was inspired to learn all he could about cars from many books and from his experience rebuilding his own cars. In a day when all his friend were building their cars to be competitive in a straight line, Joe’s car stood out as the exception, having been built especially for quickly carving up the mountain canyons near his house in Colorado. At least within the automotive world, Joe’s mechanical and electrical knowledge is nothing short of extensive, and it’s evidenced every time he explains a particular technology involved in your car, or the benefits to driving enjoyment it will impart to your experience. Joe’s time with Galpin Aston Martin and in the automotive industry have garnered great rapport within the sports, luxury, and exotic car communities as an authentic representation of a true automotive enthusiast, able to communicate not only the technical and dynamic abilities of cars like Aston Martin and Jaguar, but also the ethos – the lifestyle – each marque speaks to.
Having built several of his own cars from the ground up, Joe has a great appreciation for vehicle technology and tremendous respect for those who devote themselves to perfecting it – McLaren is the perfect match for what he brings to the fore. Joe takes pride in sharing his knowledge – from the materials themselves, to how they’re employed in your McLaren. Joe shares McLaren’s passion for cars which represent the pinnacle of the Industrial Arts, derived from motorsport, and in which form-follows-function. This philosophy of the uncompromising pursuit of perfection, Joe believes, is the perfect marriage between The Auto Gallery and McLaren, and is the beginning of something truly unique; a new chapter in the history of this storied brand and the very lucky few who will get to experience their cars first-hand.
Located in one of the finest luxury environments renowned the world over, McLaren Beverly Hills is the perfect location to create the ideal car owning experience. “I love McLaren for their dedication to pure perfection, Joe says, “[I]t is simply about a car – and a car owning experience - unlike any other, at the highest level. There is simply no better place to express this lifetime of experience than at
McLaren Beverly Hills.”
McLaren Beverly Hills
Service and Parts Manager
A good technician is an experienced and a knowledgeable one; someone you may hardly know. An excellent technician is also a excellent parts manager, team member, foreman and more; someone you know on a personal level, especially when handling your super car. Damian Forbes is more than just your excellent technician. He is regarded by his co-workers, clients, and by the car community as a professional in the automotive industry.
Recruited for his extensive knowledge, experience with high end automobiles, and passion and knowledge of McLaren, Damian joined The Auto Gallery team in the summer of 2011 in preparation of our recent grand opening of McLaren Beverly Hills. While Damian’s knowledge and skill may leave his customers satisfied after a service, it is his honesty and devotion to his customers that keeps them coming back for years. Damian is factory trained and believes in the ideal service center as McLaren does. Cleanliness, safety, and efficiency are just some of Damian’s virtues when it comes to his workspace, ethic, and style.Allow him to prove to you his passion and knowledge of McLaren.
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