As a family owned dealership, we consider our entire staff part of our family, but we are particularly proud of those employees who have been loyal members of our staff since we first opened in Woodland Hills during 2001. We look forward to their continued service and applaud them for a job well done. We know that they make your experience the best it can be in sales and service at The Auto Galley every day. Thanks to one and all:
Adam Aizin - Ferrari Sales Specialist
Lorraine Ayers, - Controller
John Eshelman - Audi Service Advisor
Jose R. Espinoza - Ferrari Maserati Custodian
Sandra Fonseca - Human Resources
Soriel Robles - Porsche/Audi Parts
Eric Sanders - Ferrari Technician
Manuel O. Santiago - Porsche/Audi Custodian
John Szamosi - Porsche Goldmeister Technician
This month we feature two of our long term service specialists from Ferrari and Porsche.
Certified Ferrari Technician
Eric enjoys showing up to car shows in his Corvette Z06 or his Ferrari 308GT4. He started working on cars with Datsun Z cars at the age of 17 and around 19 he had the opportunity to re-assemble a stripped Ferrari 308GTS. Italian cars became very familiar to him and soon after that he worked on the Ferrari consignment cars at Terry York Rolls Royce which the British technicians did not care for. This allowed Eric to build a following of customers. Eric had a few different independent shop locations and business partnerships that fell apart. He then went to work for Tiamo Motor Cars for three years. Tiamo Motor Cars was owned by an award winning Ferrari restorer giving Eric the chance to learn many skills that are hard to teach and learn on your own. Eric then began work for Phillipo Cusamano, the owner of an Italian car shop, working on Ferrari, Lamborghini, and Maserati’s. After about six months with Cusamano he was offered a position as Ferrari Technician at Ogner Motor Cars in May of 1991. Ogner Motor Cars went on to become The Auto Gallery in 2001. Eric is now a Ferrari Master Technician working with the Ferrari Classiche program and servicing many vintage and classic Ferraris’ and some vintage Lamborghinis’.
Eric also helps show customer cars in some great events. “I get to work on some amazing works of art!” Beside Eric’s love for cars, he enjoys collecting 1:18 and 1:12 Italian Die-Cast model cars. He likes running and collecting HO model trains (not toys, but replicas that are highly detailed and have digital control and sometimes sound) from late steam era to the current era. “So there is usually always something that I am buying or ordering to add to my collection!”
“I really enjoy the work that I do!”
Porsche Premier Technician Goldmeister
John has been an automotive mechanic for 33 years. He worked for Ogner Motor Cars before it became The Auto Gallery for 12 years and has now been working for the present Auto Gallery for 10 years. He has been a member of The Auto Gallery family for over 22 years now.
John entered the automotive industry at a young age and gained car knowledge through a six week trade school program. He is currently a Certified Gold Master with Porsche. John enjoys the people he works with and likes working on exotic cars! “At the ead of each work day, I look forward to going home to my family.”
John has been married to his beautiful wife Suzzane for 29 years! “A very rare thing in this time!” He has two wonderful daughters; Amanda and Sara.
When John is not working he enjoys watching TV and going to movies. He also considers himself a worker bee. “If I am not at work working, I am at home doing work around the house! I am always doing something!”
Raymond Espinoza - Ferrari/Maserati Custodian