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Management

LEO BUNNIN, President


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JASON PIERCE, General Manager

I started my career with Chevrolet back in 1999 washing cars for the service department. I have been through many transformations over the past 20 plus years, both personally and professionally, and I think it is what makes me most grateful for the opportunities that I have been given in the car business. When I am not at the dealership, you can find me on a trail hiking or mountain biking, at the gym or at home spending time with my French Bulldog Winston. I know that team work, positive work environment, strong work ethic and love for our customers, are what makes our team so successful.

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DORA NOVOA, Business Manager


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BRUCE TASHIJAN, Fixed Ops Director

My name is Bruce Tashjian. You give me three things, and I'm a happy guy: Golf, Motorcycles and Caribbean Vacations. In all seriousness, I know that just like me, you would rather be on a golf course so we try to give you the service and courtesy that you would expect from a 5-star resort. We do strive to make the process of getting your car serviced as pleasant as possible, and that goes a long way, I also train my staff to get your work done as quickly as possible so you can get back to practicing your short game.

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ROBERT CABRAL, Service Manager


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STEVE HARMON, Parts Manager


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SHANE MORGER, Public Relations Director

I rejoined Leo Bunnin, as his Public Relations Director when he bought the Santa Paula Dealership in October of 2019. Prior to that I oversaw Bunnin's community outreach from 2003 to 2012 for the Bunnin Automotive Group in Ventura County. Since teaming up with Leo recently, I have helped open our newest dealership, Bunnin Chevrolet of Fillmore in August of 2020 and assisted in the opening of Leo's Cafe that's located within the dealership there.

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WINSTON PIERCE, Mascot/Closer

Hello my name is Winston. I like to eat shoelaces and treats. I like long walks on the beach. Or long walks anywhere. Okay, I'm off to take a nap.

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Sales Department

Francisco Preciado, Sales

Hi, I'm Francisco Preciado, and I live right here in Santa Paula. As a salesperson, my main focus is always connecting customers to cars. Finding the vehicle they really want. When I'm not here at the dealership, you'll find me in the great outdoors. I love fishing, camping and hiking. Nothing beats the fresh air, so whether you need a 4x4 for getting away, or one of Chevy's cutting edge EVs to protect the fresh air, I am your guy.

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Alex Santa Rosa, Sales

"I've learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel." -Maya Angelou

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Alexander Martinez, Sales

The greatest feeling about working in the car business is customer satisfaction, I really enjoy making the buying process simple and easy. I go above and beyond for my customers anyway possible. I make sure you get the best deal, I would like to be your friend in the car business.

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DION CORRAL, Finance Manager

Hello my name is Dionisio Corral, born and raised right here in Ventura County. I have been a Chevy Man helping people get into vehicles since 1993. Family comes first, and I know that is important for each and every one of my clients here at the dealership. At the end of the day, if I try to treat people as if they were in my backyard for my next BBQ, the rest is easy. Just don't ask me for the secret ingredient in my signature BBQ spice rub, not even my wife is allowed to know that.

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Izzy Vargas, Sales Manager

My name is Izzy Vargas and I have been here at the Santa Paula Dealership for 19 years. I grew up right here in Ventura County and have loved it here ever since. On my days off you will find my by the pool with my family, or over in Palm Springs to play some golf. Here at the store, I have found success through customer satisfaction and the best way to sell a vehicle is to match a customers needs and wants to the perfect car in a transparent and easy manner... Give me one sec, my grand-daughter wants to facetime with me.

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ISAIAH VALLES, Sales


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STEVE PEREZ, Finance Manager


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Service Department

JOSE ESPITIA, Service Advisor

Hello, I am Jose Espita. Some people might say I smile too much, but they would be wrong. I believe in smiling as much as you can, because my philosophy is to focus on the good. I find a lot of motivation in spreading smiles to everyone. That works out really well helping customers coming in for work on their car because I know that nobody goes out of their way to get their car fixed, but when they do, its a lot easier to be greeted with a smile. So for your next service, come and see me, I look forward to it.

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MARICELA CASTRO, Service BDC


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