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!
Hello everyone! My name is Danny Arias, I started working in the Automotive industry in 1998 and 5 of those years were spent at Mercedes Benz (WI Simonson). I have a passion for all cars especially the classics and I love spending time with my wife of 10 years and my 3 kids who are all under 7 years of age. I left the city life a couple years ago and now live in Beaumont CA, close to the mountains where it is nice and peaceful. Huge fan of the LA Lakers.
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.
Back to SSF for the 2nd time, Javier couldn’t be more excited to be here.
He started his illustrious parts career 35years ago with Honda and then moved on to BMW in the 90s. Now Javier spends time with his wife of 22 years and 16-year-old son (who thinks he’s 25) trying to master his fast ball and breaking ball.
Javier also enjoys spending time cooking and putting his Culinary Degree to good use.
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 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.
Freddy started his career in the Automotive Industry in 1999. Throughout his career Freddie has worked in the Original Equipment and Aftermarket side of the business.
He enjoys spending time in the outdoors with his beautiful family. When not working, Freddie also enjoys playing softball on the weekend and spending time with his wife and 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.
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.
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!
I have been a part of the industry since 2016; starting my automotive career at an aftermarket parts distribution center. As an enthusiast, I have been part of the VW/Audi community for almost 20 years; but do enjoy learning about other segments. I was born in Pennsylvania (where I currently reside) ; but have lived in Arizona and California as well. In my free time, I have my wonderful husband and daughter to keep me constantly busy! As a family, we all love cars. My husband and I are both automotive enthusiasts.
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.
I have been a service manager in the European automotive industry for the past 29 years. When not working, I enjoy camping with my wife Elizabeth and son Jackson. Also, I love pretty much all forms of Motorsport. For the week of Petit Le Mans, I can be found camped out at the track (all are welcome to come and visit). Both Elizabeth and I love to travel and meet new people.
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.
Gary McCollough has been with SSF for over 25 years now since 1993 and still enjoys his job, knows all car lines pretty well but specializes in BMW, MBZ and Porsche. While away from the office likes to spend time with the family at his boys sporting events and getting dirty going 4 wheeling.
I’ve been working in the automotive industry since 2011. Prior to that, I studied automotive technology and volunteered my free time to assist NASA with monthly track events. I have a 300zx Twin Turbo; that I’ve owned since 2012 . I’ve also had several BMW projects along the way. When I’m not around cars, I enjoy traveling! I’ve been to 4 continents, 12 countries and 36 US States. I also enjoy a good game of Tennis.
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.
Ryan comes to SSF with more than 25 years of Automotive experience with a majority of that time spent in the Aftermarket Performance Industry in Sales Operations and Technical Support. Married with 3 Kids, 2 of which are adults, you can often find Ryan at local and National BMX race tracks supporting his youngest son as he competes. When there is free time he likes hanging out with his kids and the family French Bulldog, Mookie or riding Mountain Bikes with his youngest. He’s a lifelong fan of the L.A. Dodgers, L.A. Kings, Lakers, the USC Trojans and Formula 1.
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!
I started with SSF in 1998. My past includes wrenching on anything Volvo and British, and an import parts specialist for Jaguar, Porsche, Audi , Aston Martin, Rolls Royce and Bentley.
For fun, I enjoy spending time with my family and dogs and exploring the state of Arizona, camping and fishing, sometimes I even take a pole with me (LOL). I also enjoy good craft beers and Arizona wines; and yes, you can get good wine here!
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.
Doug has 30 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. Doug worked his way to Pricing Manager, Director of Account Management, Head of Sales, and recently became our Vice-President of Sales in 2022. Doug enjoys woodworking, camping and spending time with his family.
I started my automotive career at an independent repair shop in 2006. Originally specializing in VW and Porsche I've since worked with all European during my tenure at a major automobile wholesaler where I worked for the better part of 8 years. I'm a bay area native. In my free time like to tinker with my 914 and VW Bus, make and restore furniture, spend time with my family, and continue the seemingly endless remodel of our mid century home in Alameda, Ca
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.
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.
Suheily started working on the automotive industry in 2006 and has a good knowledge on customer service and sales. She enjoys the beach and quality time with her family.
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.
Growing up in a family-owned Porsche repair shop, I developed a deep passion for anything and everything Porsche. I have spent over 15 years working under the hoods and getting greasy. The most recent years were also spent running the business aspect of the shop to help me transition into the third-generation owner. But life had a different path for me and lead me to SSF, where I am able to apply my knowledge and experience in a different aspect while maintaining my love for European cars, especially Porsche.
Introduced to the industry in 1987 with German Auto Parts. Specialty lines are Mercedes-Benz and BMW. Avid outdoorsman especially enjoys hunting and fishing and spending time with my two adult sons and two dogs.
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.