Volvo

Volvo of Orange County

1400 S Dan Gurney Drive Directions Santa Ana, CA 92705

  • Sales: (888) 429-5040
  • Service: (877) 803-3818
  • Parts: (877) 805-1166
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MEET THE TEAM AT VOLVO OF Orange County


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  • Chris Gastmeyer
    General Manager
    714-560-6950

    Originally from New York, Chris Gastmeyer has always been an automotive enthusiast and an accomplished department leader. Chris has received many accolades at Volvo of Orange County and is extremely passionate about Volvo. He has worked for the Volvo brand for the past 30 years and has been with Volvo of Orange County for 19 years.  As the General Manager he strives to make each guest happy and confident with their Volvo purchases and will work hard to make sure every detail of the experience surpasses even the highest expectations. As a Volvo fan himself, Chris considers his favorite Volvo to still be a Volvo 850 Turbo wagon.  In his spare time, he enjoys watching soccer and eating at Roy's.

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  • Jerry De Souza
    General Sales Manager
    714-560-6950

    Jerry was born in Brazil and has spent most of his life in California. Jerry has been with Volvo of Orange County's Team for over a year and has over two years' automotive experience with the Volvo Product.  He became Volvo of Orange County's General Sales Manager in 2015.  Jerry excels with managing everyday operations for Volvo of Orange County's Sales Department and ensures our customer's experience will always be informative and exceptional.  His favorite Volvo of All time is the Volvo V60 Polestar Edition an in his spare time, he enjoys eating at Round Table Pizza and playing tennis.  

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  • Kimo Eltork
    Sales Manager
    714-560-6950

    Kimo Eltork has been with Volvo of Orange County for 4 years and has a varied automotive industry background including over 14 years' experience with the Volvo Brand. His commitment to product knowledge and easy going nature equates with many referrals and repeat customers. When it comes to a favorite Volvo, Kimo's choice is the 2017 XC90. During his free time, he enjoys spending time with his family and playing chess with his kids. As Volvo of Orange County's Sales Manager, Kimo possesses the expertise to get you in your perfect Volvo.

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  • Wally Awad
    Business Manager
    714-560-6950

    Wally started in auto finance back in 2001 and joined Volvo of Orange County's Team in 2015.  With his 16 years in the automotive business, his experience includes luxury brands such as Lexus, Hummer and now Volvo.  He prides himself on being a consummate professional and he guarantees his clients will receive exceptional service and a thorough understanding of the unique benefits of Volvo Ownership. Wally was born in Jordan and has lived in Orange County since 2000. His favorite Volvo is the All New 2017 XC90 T6 Inscription with a Technology Package and his favorite feature is Volvo's Safety.  Outside the Showroom, Wally enjoys watching sports especially Basketball and Baseball.

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  • Tom Hoppingarner
    Finance Manager
    714-560-6900

    Tom is originally from Oklahoma and moved out to California in 1944.  He has lived in Orange County since 1957 and has an astonishing 45 years' experience in the automotive business.  Tom has been with Volvo of Orange County's Team for two years and has been recognized and talked highly by our customers for his outstanding professionalism. He enjoys helping out our customers to simplify the ownership experience, bringing years of experience and achievements with him.  His favorite Volvo is the All New 2017 Volvo S90 and in his free time, he enjoys playing guitar.  

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  • Ted Bickler
    Volvo Master Certified Sales Specialist
    (714) 560-6950

    Ted joined our team in September 2013 after working with SAAB for 11 years. Ted's professionalism and experience allow him to provide a pleasurable experience that has resulted in many happy Volvo customers. Ted has three sons that attend Saddleback College and his wife is a Registered Nurse working at Mission Hospital. If you are interested in a new Volvo, especially if you want to know how it compares to SAAB, please call or contact Ted.

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  • Vilia Marie
    Sales Consultant
    714-560-6950

    Villia Marie recently joined our team at Volvo of Orange County and has been with us for 3 months.  She has already won over our customers with her excellent customer service and her professional approach with taking care of our customer's needs.  Volvo's European Luxury and Safety features are her favorite attributes of Volvo Cars and her favorite Volvo of All-Time is a Red 1968 Volvo P1800.  Outside the showroom, Villia enjoys dinners at Kona Grille and spends her free time hiking, paddle boarding, bike riding, skiing and golfing.

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  • Zak Barahow
    Sales Consultant/Master Certified Volvo Overseas Delivery Specialist
    (888) 429-5040

    Zak has been with Volvo for 12 years and is an expert with the Volvo product.  Zak continually receives outstanding Customer Service Scores and Referrals due to his very low key approach and second to none Volvo knowledge. Zak speaks fluent Spanish, Italian and English. If you are interested in a New or Pre-Owned Volvo, please come see Zak and he will help you make sure you get all the information you need to make the right decision. 

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  • Shabbir Safri
    Volvo Master Certified Sales Specialist
    714-560-6950

    Shabbir has been with Volvo of Orange County for more than four years now and continues to be one of our top Sales Consultants. With ten years' experience with Volvo, Shabbir's trademark is outstanding customer service and customer satisfaction and we constantly hear from our customers what a pleasure it is to work with Shabbir. Next time you're in for service and want to know what is new for Volvo, look for Shabbir and he'll be happy to give you a tour.


    Shabbir Safri

    Cell- 949-378-5050

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  • Laima Archerd
    Sales Consultant
    714-560-6950

    Laima has been with Volvo of Orange County for 6 months and has been a Volvo Specialist for over 6 years.  Laima has great experience in the automotive business and has previously worked on the East Coast at Volvo Manhattan in New York and also was a sales Consultant at AutoNation Volvo in Southbay, CA.   Laima is originally from Lithuania, which is very close to Sweden and she currently resides in Orange County.  From her excellent knowledge of the Volvo Product, Laima continues to excel in customer satisfaction and our customers are pleased with her amazing approach and attitude.  She recently traded her Audi A4 for an All-New Volvo S60 Inscription and it is her favorite Volvo of all time. 

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  • Al Tolentino
    Internet Corporate Sales
    714-560-6950

    Al Tolentino has been with Volvo of Orange County for over three years and has also worked with other Luxury Brands such as Acura. Mr. Tolentino is one of VOC's top salesmen and is constantly having excellent reviews with our customers. Mr. Tolentino is also a professional photographer and you might find him around Orange County capturing amazing scenes and views when he is not on the showroom floor. If you would like a complete overview of the Volvo product or an in-depth look at the 2016 XC90, come stop by Volvo of Orange County and ask for Mr. Tolentino and he will be glad to help you find the car of your dreams.
     

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  • Javier Murillo
    Internet Corporate Sales
    714-560-6950

    Originally from Los Angeles, Javier has been with Volvo of Orange County for over a year now.  With 2 years' experience, Javier has grown to be an expert with Volvo Product.  His favorite feature for a 2017 Volvo is the City Safety and Vision Package and his favorite Volvo Model is the 2017 XC90 R-Design. As Volvo of Orange County's head of Corporate Fleet Sales, Javier is attentive to your needs and will go the extra mile to make sure your buying experience is as good as your driving experience will be in a new Volvo. 

    Cell: (562) 533-8857

    Speaks English and Spanish

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  • Ghaleb Abdallah
    Volvo Fleet Manager
    714-560-6950

    Ghaleb has been a Volvo product specialist for more than 23 years and has been in the automotive business for 24 plus years. 

    Originally from Lebanon, Ghaleb moved to the United Sates in 1981 pursuing a Civil engineer degree at Cal State Long Beach.  After receiving his degree from CSLB, Ghaleb worked for Nissan and soon after joined the Volvo Franchise.  Over the 23 year span with Volvo, Ghaleb has been recognized as Volvo North America's top Salesmen and has recently received an award in 2015 for being the 7th overall Salesmen for Volvo in North America.

    Safety and comfort stand out as Volvo's best features for Ghaleb, and his favorite Volvo of All Time is the New 2017 Volvo XC90.  In his spare time, Ghaleb enjoys to travel and play golf.  If you are ever in our showroom and want to know what is new for Volvo, ask forGhaleb and he will be happy to give you a tour.


    Cell: 714-403-2615

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Volvo Cars Orange County
1400 S. Dan Gurney Drive
Santa Ana, CA 92705
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