Porsche of West Houston Staff


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Leadership

Marianna Brasel
General Manager
281-249-4700

Thank you for visiting Porsche of West Houston. I am very proud of our expert staff that has made this team one of the most established in the business. Whether you have your Porsche serviced by our technicians, who have as much as 50 years of Porsche experience, or you are considering a new Porsche, our team will exceed your expectations. Please browse our website or stop by to experience why Porsche's motto is "there is no substitute".

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Alexander Ferreris
Porsche Sales Director
281-249-4700

Alexander returned to Houston to join the Porsche West Houston team as our sales director from Greenville, SC. Graduating with honors from the University of Houston with a bachelor's degree in finance, he has deep roots in the Houston community and is happy to be back.

Alexander has been with the Sonic Automotive group since 2006 working for brands including Volkswagen, MINI, BMW and now Porsche.

A family man, he and his wife have been married for over 13 years and have three children. 

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Phil Sotolongo
Pre-Owned Director
281-249-4727

Phil moved from Miami, Florida to Texas in 1978.  He graduated from Stephen F. Austin State University where he was an all-time 4-year Letterman in football with a Bachelor Degree in Business.

Phil has been in the car industry for 12 years and sold high-end vehicles, from Audi to BMW. But with Porsche, there really is no substitute!

Phil and his wife have been married for almost 20 years and have three children Ysabel, Felipe, and Santiago. They are his pride and joy!

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Nina Tapias
Finance Manager
281-249-4700

Nina has over 15 years of luxury automotive experience, and has developed excellent customer service skills with a professional demeanor gained through extensive interactions with high profile clients.

She is dedicated and focused to go above and beyond her call of duty to insure your complete satisfaction.

Sa Bai Dee. Nina is a Laotian native, fluent in Laotian and Thai.  She was born in the Philippine Islands and raised here in Houston.  She enjoys yoga and outdoor activities with her husband, daughter and three dogs.

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Mario Pedone
Parts Manager
(281) 249-4721

Mario has worked at Porsche of West Houston for 12 years.  Our Parts Team works to keep the right parts in stock for your convenience. If you are looking for genuine Porsche parts, or Porsche Driver's Selection clothing & accessories, there's no better place to go.

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Sales

Carlos Villaquiran
Porsche Certified Brand Ambassador
281-249-4700

Carlos Arturo Villaquiran, member of the Porsche of West
Houston team, passed away July 3, 2017 in Houston, Texas,
at the age of 49. He is survived by his wife, Natalie, and
daughter, Hannah.
Carlos was a genuine soul who enjoyed spending time with
friends and family. He was known and admired for his
outgoing, shining personality and his constant sense of
humor. He had a passion for luxury cars and worked in sales
at Porsche of West Houston for almost 19 years, where he
built lasting friendships and relationships with customers and
colleagues.
Carlos was a living Porsche encyclopedia! He loved
everything about Porsche and achieved the highest Porsche
credentials every year. Everyone who walked through the
door wanted to talk to Carlos, and he was a joy as a coworker.
In 2016, Porsche of North America came to Houston to honor
him for his loyalty and commitment to Porsche.
One of Carlos's strengths was his unending loyalty and his
desire to take care of his customers. Throughout Carlos's
valiant fight, he continued to work and take care of his beloved
customers and Porsches.
Carlos, you will be missed by many but never forgotten.

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Errol Hughes
Porsche Certified Brand Ambassador
504-220-1974

Errol has been in the Porsche Family since 1999, beginning in his hometown of New Orleans, and moving to his new home at Porsche of West Houston in November of 2005. Errol draws inspiration through interacting with people and consistently providing excellent customer service before and after their Porsche Experience.

Errol has a true passion for community service and giving back. He brings  Porsche into our community via youth groups, Lymphoma Research Foundations, Child Protection Services, PanHellenic groups, and more. He is an active member of Houston Alumni Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity.

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Scott Clark
Porsche Certified Brand Ambassador
713-965-7256

Scott has been in the automotive business for more than 10 years. His passion for luxury cars and technology makes him a great addition to the Porsche of West Houston team.   A true aficionado for engineering and gadgets, he is proud to represent Porsche.

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Brian Herlin
Porsche Brand Specialist
281-249-4700

Brian grew up in Chicago, Illinois. He started his automotive sales career in Southern California, before moving to Houston. He has been passionately selling and driving Porsche sports cars since 1983.

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Khalil Zaj
Porsche Certified Brand Ambassador
832-283-1111

Khalil has been in Houston since 1999, and loves calling Texas his home.  He has been in the car business since 2001 and loves the smell of the engine.  He speaks three different languages and is always ready to learn something new.  Khalil has been married for six years and has two handsome sons who he loves to spend time with when he's not at Porsche. 

Khalil always here to assist and service his clients with any of their automotive needs.

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Jason Sabbagh
Porsche Certified Brand Ambassador
832-978-9788

Jason is an integral part of the Porsche of West team and is affectionately known in the Houston area as "Super Deal Sabbagh." He has served the automotive industry for over a decade.  And while doing this, he has converted many long-term clients into his personal friends including his new wife whom he met while selling her a car. At the time, she didn't quite know what her interest rate would be, but Jason knew his rate of interest in her.  Four years later, he proposed and they now share a wonderful life together in Katy.

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Lachlan Collins
Porsche Brand Specialist
281-249-4700

Lachlan is a 2009 graduate of Texas A&M University.  He has been in the automotive industry for over 6 years as well numerous other business ventures.  Lachlan has had a passion for the Porsche brand since he was 16 years old while working at a Porsche dealership all through high school.  He has been married to his beautiful wife for over 5 years and they have a 2 year old daughter together.  In his free time, Lachlan enjoys spending time with his family, reading, and playing golf. Lachlan is ready to provide you with the car buying experience one would expect from Porsche. 

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Benny Bui
Sales Associate
281-249-4700

With over a decade of successful luxury automotive sales experience, Benny Bui has learned the single most important thing, and that is to deliver a buying experience that exceeds expectations.

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Service

John Hsieh
Service Advisor
281-249-4700

John has been in the automotive industry for over 10 years. Since an early age, John has had a passion for cars. With a combination of his love for automobiles and his drive to help others, John is proud to represent the Porsche Service Team and ensures your complete satisfaction. He speaks English and Mandarin fluently. If you need any information about your Porsche please do not hesitate to contact him.

 

He enjoys bowling, pool billiard, gourmet food and traveling on his off time with his wife.

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Cody Zobac
Assistant Service Manager
281-249-4711

In the 20 years Cody has spent in this business, he has learned that nothing drives like a Porsche.  Cody prides himself in the work that he and his team does to keep your Porsche in top form.  Please do not hesitate to contact him for all of your service needs.  Our team is here to help you.

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David Riddle
Assistant Service Manager
281-249-4718

David has been a professional in the Automotive Service Industry for 45 years.  David's honesty and integrity are the hallmarks of every client interaction.  David is a lifelong Houstonian and his automotive service heritage was formed at his Father's full service Mobil Gas Station in the 70's.

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Ulysses Perez
Internal Service Writer
281-249-4700

Ulysses had a passion for being around automobiles as a young boy.  An opportunity came recently for Ulysses pursue his passion for automobiles.  Ulysses started as a valet for the Sales Department.  Ulysses has currently advanced into a new role as the Internal Recondition Manager for the Service Department.  Through hard work and dedication, Ulysses earned this promotion.  

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Parts

Brian Velez
Porsche Parts Specialist
281-249-4700

Brian has worked his way up from being a porter to becoming a Parts Specialist.  He has been in the automotive industry for 22 years, and has been with Porsche for the last 15 years. Dedication and hard work is his motto when it comes to providing the best service to his Porsche clients and Porsche family. During his free time, Brian enjoys spending time with his wife of 22 years and his two daughters, ages 15 and 19.

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Customer Relations

Ilse Montiel-Rios
Customer Relations
281-249-4781

Ilse is currently a student at the University of Houston Downtown majoring in Education. She is new to the automotive industry, but has many years of experience in customer service. Ilse looks forward to providing you with the Porsche experience. On her free time she enjoys traveling, exercising and spending time with her family and friends.

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Adelia Kasymkanova
Customer Relations
281-249-4700

Adelia is currently a student at the University of Houston Bauer College of Business majoring in Finance. She has been in the luxury automotive industry for almost 2 years and plans to continue her career with the Porsche family after graduation. Our team is here to ensure that your Porsche experience is exquisite simply because "There is no substitute". 

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Jessica Riley
Customer Experience Manager
281-249-4780

Jessica has been in the automotive industry for just 8 months, but has 14 years experience in the hospitality and customer service field. She is committed to making sure each customer has an extraordinary experience at Porsche of West Houston. In her free time she enjoys spending time with her family and 3 dogs.

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Linda Alaniz
Customer Relations
281-249-4700

Linda is a native Houstonian who enjoys running and reading in her free time. Although she is new to the automotive industry, her hardworking and ambitious drive always has her wanting to learn new things. Linda is dedicated to exceeding customer expectations and to represent Porsche in the best way possible.

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Brittany Troxell
Service Concierge
281-249-4700

Brittany is a native Houstonian.  She is new to the automotive industry but possess many years of customer service in the medical field as well as retail. She enjoys visiting MFAH, volunteering for her favorite local rescue "Short Mugs Rescue Squad " and traveling.

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