I like walking my Bichon dog, named Truman, after work and on the weekends. I surf and that’s why I live 100 yards from the sand. I enjoy spending time with Natalie and my kids. Kyle is 28 and my youngest is 26. When I came here a decade ago I did Volvo and Saab only due to the company I worked for didn’t carry any other car-lines. I am now learning British and German cars and I’m falling in love with them. I have been selling parts over the phone for 35 years and I'm good to go for another 35!
Arthur Badalian has been a European car enthusiast from the time he could walk. He has been a part of the automotive parts operations and sales industry in SOCAL since early 2000. He joined SSF in 2016 with an extensive knowledge in the European parts component. He has a deep automotive performance background with BAR approved Advanced Tech training certifications i.e. dynamometer, advanced emissions, engine performance and electrical to name a few.
When Arthur is not at his sales desk offering you his unparalleled service, you will find him at the gym or outdoors with his wife and 2 kids, either at the beach, family functions, car shows or searching for the next euro project car which makes his wife frantic.
Started in the industry in 2008. Specializes in all SSF car lines.
First started in the industry in 1985 detailing cars during High School. College jobs in parts and service gave him the experience to stay in the industry. BMW and Porsche are his strongest lines.
Ray came to SSF with over 25 years of industry experience, including 9 years of running his own company. He has experience in all areas of company operations, and is just as comfortable in the warehouse as he is in the front office. He started with SSF in 2008 as our Northern California and Arizona Field representative, where he acted as our company liaison with those customers. When the opportunity presented itself to join the sales department in April of 2010, he jumped at the chance to return to the job he loves.
Ray's specializes in Volvo, Saab, Mercedes, and BMW, but is very knowledgeable in all SSF car lines.
His family includes his wife (who has also been in the parts business for over 25 years), two daughters, and a son.
Bruce started working in the business as a parts driver for a in 1971. He specializes in Porsche but very knowledgeable in Audi and VW. When not at his desk, he can be found spending time with his wife, Danielle, and his daughter, Ashley. Bruce and his daughter are avid competitive bowlers.
Started in the automotive industry in 1985 and specialize in the Volkswagen/Audi car lines. I enjoy woodworking, landscape/gardening, travel and family activities with grandchildren.
I’ve been in the Automotive field since 1985. Factory trained on Mercedes and Volvo, a technician in both Dealership and Independent shops. When not at work I like Scuba diving and muscle cars.
Started in the automotive industry in 1999. My favorite car lines are VW and Audi but enjoy all European carlines. Outside of work I enjoy being with my family it’s all about them. May it be playing in the park doing projects with them teaching them different household duties and having fun playing games and sports with them. Inside of work I have worked from managing shops to selling parts and managing accounts. So I understand the automotive industry and the benefits and trials that shop owners and store owners go through. Glad to be a part of the SSF team and willing to help every step of the way.
Started in automotive industry in 2011 specializing in BMW and Mercedes-Benz. Enjoy going to Atlanta United games, running, swimming, movies and sports in general.
In 2006 I started in the industry, and specialize in all car lines. When Manny isn’t at work you can find him behind the BBQ grill spending time with his family and friends. Manny also likes to support his favorite sports teams the Lakers, Dodgers and 49ers!!
Started in the industry in 2008. Specializes in Mercedes, Porsche, VW/Audi and always learning. Outside of work, Brandon values spending time with family and close friends. He enjoys most outdoor activities including: tennis, hiking, camping, riding motorcycles, jet skis, and then of course wrenching on them when needed. Health is an important aspect of his life, so he frequents the gym and tries to eat clean, but sweets are his kryptonite ;-). He likes to be challenged and keeps an open mind through moderation and diversity. Some call him the Colonel/Kern..."high and tight".
Started in the automotive industry in 1985 and specialize in BMW, Mercedes-Benz, and Mini. I enjoy playing tennis, golf, watching NASCAR and College Sports. Also enjoy outdoor activities such as fishing, hiking and camping.
My love of cars began as a toddler.
I started in the parts business as a teenager, working my way up from a driver, to parts manager for a Mercedes Benz dealer.
I moved to the wholesale European parts business 25 years ago.
I enjoy the daily interaction with my clients, and the relationships that stem from those interactions.
My wife of 34 years and I love camping, boating, skiing, and especially road trips.
Started in the automotive industry in 1991. Specialize in BMW and Mercedes-Benz car lines. Love playing softball, cheering the SF Giants and the Golden State Warriors, and spending time with my wife and four kids.
Introduced to the industry in 1977 NAPA Auto Parts, RB Auto Supply, and Mercedes-Benz of Escondido.
Specialty lines are Mercedes-Benz, BMW, MINI, Porsche, Audi and VW.
Currently working and living in San Diego. His hobbies include off-roading, golfing, and fishing.
Bill broke into the automotive business in 1971 in a family owned auto repair business through 1988. He then worked for 2 multi-line European car dealership groups as their wholesale parts manager before coming to SSF in 1995.
Bill is currently the Sales Manager for the Collision Sales Group (his specialty).
Bill and his wife Kim have two daughters and 3 grandchildren. He enjoys spending time with his family, Grand-parenting, the outdoors, golfing, fishing, and cycling.
Started in the automotive industry in 1988 specializing in all SSF car lines. Carlos spends most of his recreational time with his wife and their beautiful daughter. When he's not at his desk, he enjoys football, soccer, golf, basketball, body boarding and working on his own BMW.
I enjoy new adventures. Laughing with family. Mixing colors on a canvas. Movie advocate, Avid reader and last but not least music devotee. “Knowledge is power."
Got started in the industry in 1989. Specialize in MINI, BMW, Volvo, Land Rover, and Porsche. I enjoy the outdoors, hiking, cooking, time with family.
My specialties are Porsche, Mercedes-Benz and BMW. Along with my interests in German cars, and going to F1 and Indy Races, I have also coached soccer for almost 20 years at the Club and High school level, watching my two daughters play all the way through college and beyond.
Ed has been in the auto parts industry for over 30 years, starting his career at wholesale auto parts warehouse in Sunnyvale, CA. After working for several other warehouses, he has found a home at SSF.
Ed has experience with all European car lines and even some Japanese models, but over the last 18 years has specialized in Audi and Volkswagen parts. He brings knowledge in service parts and performance.
He and his wife of 28 years enjoy traveling the California wine country from as far south as San Luis Obispo to Healdsburg in the north. They often bring along their daughter and family friends, as there is always room in one of his prized Vanagons.
Ed has been a loyal San Francisco Giants fan even before they won three World Series, and is awaiting many more to come!
Started Selling European parts in 1987 for a small importer of parts and accessories. Then went to a larger Importer of European and Asian. My specialty is Collision but I am familiar with all SSF lines. Outside of SSF , I am married with 4 children and a grandson. I play senior league baseball in the MSBL and softball. I also enjoy tinkering with my BMW.
Started in the automotive industry in 1992 specializing in BMW and Mercedes-Benz. I enjoy hiking, watching NFL & college football, target & skeet shooting, and vacationing with my family.
Started in the industry in 1988 as a graduate of the Mercedes-Benz School of North America with a completed degree in Mercedes-Benz parts policies and procedures. He eventually worked for an independent Mercedes-Benz and BMW importer of parts for over a decade before proudly joining the elite team at SSF Imported Auto Parts. Specialty lines extend beyond Mercedes Benz to include BMW & Mini, Audi, VW, Volvo and Porsche.
Started in automotive industry, 1978 Specializing in BMW and working on learning Porsche and Mercedes-Benz. Activities include motorcycling, Giants baseball, golfing and traveling the US.
Specializes in all SSF car lines.
Tony likes going to the movies, and cheering on the San Francisco Giants and the 49ers.
Tom has worked in the auto industry since 1978, and specializes in Mercedes-Benz.
Tom started with German Auto Parts in Atlanta, GA in 1978 and specialized as a wholesaler of OEM replacement parts for Mercedes-Benz automobiles. His original position was in purchasing but soon moved to sales where he worked for 18 years. In 1996 Tom became Service Adviser and Salesman for late model pre-owned Mercedez-Benz for one of his Atlanta customers. He then returned to GAP in 2000 as Sales Manager.
When he's not at his desk, he enjoys spending time with his wife and daughter. He likes doing anything that involves cars, music, gardening, golf, and being the resident handyman around the house.
Specializing in Porsche , BMW, and Mercedes-Benz. Lousy golfer, but pretty good at emptying a wine glass.
Started in the automotive industry in 1989. Specialize in BMW, MINI, Mercedes Benz. Hobbies and passions include skateboarding, motocross, Star Wars collector, camping, anything outdoors. Love spending time with family.
Started in 1986 with Pacific Trend, Outside Sales then joined the SSF team in 1987. Specialize in MB, BMW, and Porsche. Activities include hot rods, Harleys, and weight lifting.
Started working in the industry in 1977. Specialties are Mercedes-Benz, BMW, Porsche, Volvo, Saab, and British. Love to run, real football and spend time with family.
I’ve been a Volvo and Saab specialist since 1986, but I have expanded my specialty over the years to include BMW and Mini Cooper. I look forward to widening my expertise to all of our offerings at SSF. I am a husband of three decades, a father three wonderful grown children. I love the great outdoors; fly fishing is a passion of mine.
I started with SSF in 1976 in the warehouse when we only had 5 employees. I worked my way up to sales in 1983. I have 3 children and have been married for 32 years. I enjoy hunting, fishing, golfing , playing softball and all things outdoors. Also enjoy watching the SF Giants and 49ers. My specialties are Mercedes,BMW Mini.
Started in the industry in 1985 and specialize in BMW and Mercedes-Benz, but well versed in all SSF car lines. Worked at two local BMW Dealers before joining SSF , Married w/3 daughters & 6 Grandkids & 2 son-in-law's , Enjoy going to concerts or watching any live band. If I'm not at the beach or at our local Temecula Winery , I can always be found 4x4ing in our local mountains.
Started in the industry in 2008. Specializes in Mercedes-Benz/BMW but solid with all SSF car lines. I enjoy long distance hiking with my dog and cheering on the San Francisco 49ers & the Los Angeles Lakers!
Started in the automotive industry in 2002. Specialize in Porsche cars. I am a Porsche club racer with POC/PCA/NASA/SCCA, racing coach, crew chief, sports car racing fan and F1 enthusiast. Also enjoy recreational watersports, camping, and road trips in my favorite European vehicles.
I started in the automotive industry in 1976. I specialize in BMW, Mercedes-Benz, Porsche, Audi/VW, and Jaguar, fluent in all of our lines.
I like watching the Arizona sports teams, going to the track and heading to the mountains to play.
Have been in the automotive industry since 1989. Specialize in Porsche, BMW, Mercedes-Benz. Hobbies: tennis, basketball, golf, volleyball, huge fan of F1 racing…and hanging out with my 3 beautiful children, Britnee, Taylor and Joshua.
Started in the automotive industry in 1987 and specialize in all of SSF's car lines. I enjoy golf, trail hiking and walking.
With SSF since 1987.
Specialties are Mercedes-Benz, BMW and Porsche.
SSF is his life!
Doug has over 26 years of automotive experience which started as a Technician and gradually
worked his way up to Manager & Area Manager for a large automotive chain in the PX market.
Doug started as an SSF Account Manager in 2007 specializing in BMW/MBZ and gradually worked his way to Pricing Manager,
Director of Account Management and recently became our Head of Sales in 2018.
Doug enjoys woodworking, camping, spending time with his wife (Serena), 3 daughters (Katelyn, Hayley, Megan), son (Josh) & granddaughter (Elise).
Started in the automotive industry in 2013 and specialize in all makes. Off time enjoy soccer, skiing, football and family.
With SSF from 1996 - 2004, back with SSF in January, 2008. Entered the industry in 1983. Specialty is Mercedes-Benz and BMW, but familiar with all SSF lines. When he is not at his desk, Al can be found spending time with my family, cycling (mountain and road), or playing racquetball.
Started in industry in 1990 and specialize in VW, Audi and Porsche. My interests include all things automotive, engine building, cam and airflow theory and calculation, Weber carburetor calibration. My true passion is spending as much time with my wife and two sons playing baseball, riding bikes, hiking, watching LA Dodgers and traveling the countryside.
In 2001 started working in the automotive industry and have a good knowledge of all car lines. I enjoy spending time with my family, going to the beach, and traveling.
Started in the automotive industry in 1988. Specialized carline(s): Porsche, VW, Audi, MB, BMW. I enjoy boxing and soccer on my own time.
Jesse Santiago, I'm a all around European Specialist, with over 25 years of experience in the European aftermarket. Love my family, Wife of 31 years and a Son that is 25 years old and a College student. Love sports (specially my MIAMI HEAT) and anything else that goes FAST!!!!.
Over the years I have accumulated over 1,500 hours of flight time and hold a Private Pilots Certificate and Instrument Certificate. Looking forward to working with and along side my new SSF Family for years to come. Business Motto...… "I don't take no's for an answer, only Yes and Maybe's".
Started in the industry in 1983.
Specializes in Volvo and SAAB and has experience with German makes also.
He and his wife Gale have been married for over 40 years with two adult children and two grandsons. When he is not at his desk, Craig enjoys gardening, bicycling, hiking and basketball.
Started in the automotive industry in 1989. Specializing in Porsche, Audi, BMW, VW, and Mercedes-Benz. My hobbies include playing guitar and drums with my band, riding my KTM SuperDuke, torturing myself with Crossfit.
I started in the car business at a Saab dealer in 1985. We then took on Jaguar which at the time only had two cars in production. I stayed there until 2003. Then I went to Infiniti. After that I went to Toyota for a few years before coming to SSF.
In my spare time I enjoy playing cards, golfing, hiking and hanging out with family and friends.
My two girls keep me busy with soccer and volleyball games and practice.
Started in the industry in 1991 selling Volvo parts for a distributor in Orange County. He has since worked for many of the top European parts distributors in North America and now, he is excited with the opportunity to work with the best at SSF. Greg was born and raised in Southern California. He likes to travel, play golf, and photography. He has been a semi-pro photographer for the past 5 years and has traveled to many parts of the world working on projects.
Got started in the industry in 1973 and specialize in all car lines. I enjoy most sports, auto racing, car restoration, outdoors, mountain living, and family.
Started in the industry in 1987 ( German Auto Parts ) Specializing in MB, BMW, and MINI. I enjoy hunting, fishing, and of course working on my fleet of Mercedes-Benz's.
Experience began in 1987 and worked for a variety of import specialists. Specializes in all lines. Terrance and his wife have 5 beautiful children. When he's not at his desk, he can be found watching and playing basketball, coaching, and participating in his kids sporting events. He is also involved with playing music at his church.
Started in the automotive industry in 2007. My specialties are Volkswagen, Audi and Porsche vehicles but I enjoy all forms of automotive. Outside of work I spend a lot of time with my family and friends. We love the outdoors! Camping, Hiking, Kayaking, Mountain Biking, Motorcycles Hunting and Fishing are some of our favorite activities. As an avid golfer, you can also find me on the links a lot throughout the year. Originally from Pennsylvania we moved to California 8 years ago.