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Rob Trites

 

General Manager

of GMP Cars –

Team Leader, GMP Racing

 

With 30 years in the auto industry, Rob has experience working on pretty much everything from front end loaders to Toyota Corollas. Rob started his first classic car repair business at 22. Rob later got involved with the race world, learning all aspects of race prep, strategy, transport, and pit work. Rob has been with GMP for eight years, and while he has extensive experience with exotics, his passion is taking a motorcycle, classic car, or muscle car and building it from the ground up to be better than new.

Rob Trites
General Manager of GMP Cars – Team Leader, GMP Racing
With 30 years in the auto industry, Rob has experience working on pretty much everything from front end loaders to Toyota Corollas. Rob started his first classic car repair business at 22. Rob later got involved with the race world, learning all aspects of race prep, strategy, transport, and pit work. Rob has been with GMP for eight years, and while he has extensive experience with exotics, his passion is taking a motorcycle, classic car, or muscle car and building it from the ground up to be better than new.

John Heim

 

John Heim has been a Ferrari mechanic for the last 30 years. After working at Walnut Creek Ferrari and San Francisco Ferrari where he was the Shop Foreman for 12 years, John left to open the service department of San Francisco Motorsports in 2010, where he remained until he joined GMP. John holds 31 Ferrari and Maserati certifications and has worked on all models dating back to the mid 70’s, including the ‘Super Ferraris’ 288GTO, F40, F50, and the Enzo.

John Heim
John Heim has been a Ferrari mechanic for the last 30 years. After working at Walnut Creek Ferrari and San Francisco Ferrari where he was the Shop Foreman for 12 years, John left to open the service department of San Francisco Motorsports in 2010, where he remained until he joined GMP. John holds 31 Ferrari and Maserati certifications and has worked on all models dating back to the mid 70’s, including the ‘Super Ferraris’ 288GTO, F40, F50, and the Enzo.

Rick Rosa

 

Factory Certified – Ferrari, Porsche, Maserati

 

Rick is a factory certified Ferrari, Maserati, and Porsche technician who has spent the last 10 years working exclusively on all kinds of Ferrari’s and Maserati’s for Ferrari North America and the last two years with SF Motorsports. Prior to that, Rick worked as a mechanic for Sonnen Porsche and has extensive experience with Porsche’s air cooled models. Rick is also a certified aircraft mechanic, with a decade of experience fixing aircraft engines before embarking on the automotive journey that led him to GMP Cars.

Rick Rosa
Factory Certified – Ferrari, Porsche, Maserati
Rick is a factory certified Ferrari, Maserati, and Porsche technician who has spent the last 10 years working exclusively on all kinds of Ferrari’s and Maserati’s for Ferrari North America and the last two years with SF Motorsports. Prior to that, Rick worked as a mechanic for Sonnen Porsche and has extensive experience with Porsche’s air cooled models. Rick is also a certified aircraft mechanic, with a decade of experience fixing aircraft engines before embarking on the automotive journey that led him to GMP Cars.

Dorsey Porter

 

Factory Certified – Lamborghini, Lotus, Porsche, BMW

 

Dorsey is a Lamborghini Master Technician and has spent the last 15 years working at various US Lamborghini dealerships, most recently at Lamborghini of Los Gatos. He also holds Porsche factory certification and was selected to work for the IMSA Porsche racing team. In addition to Lamborghini and Porsche, Dorsey is factory certified from Lotus, is a BMW Master Technician, and has extensive experience working on Aston Martin’s.

Dorsey Porter
Factory Certified – Lamborghini, Lotus, Porsche, BMW
Dorsey is a Lamborghini Master Technician and has spent the last 15 years working at various US Lambo dealerships, most recently at Lamborghini of Los Gatos. He also holds Porsche factory certification and was selected to work for the IMSA Porsche racing team. In addition to Lamborghini and Porsche, Dorsey is factory certified from Lotus, is a BMW Master Technician, and has extensive experience working on Aston Martin’s.

Jorge Llamas

 

Paint Certified – Ferrari, McLaren, BMW, Porsche, Mercedes, Tesla, Aston Martin

 

Over the last 25 years Jorge Llamas has earned the reputation as one of the premier painters in the country. In addition to I-Car Platinum certification, Jorge is certified in most makes, and is the only McLaren certified painter in Northern California. Jorge and his hand picked team of the best paint and body men in the business bring to GMP Cars an unparalleled ability to handle any paint or collision repair job.

Jorge Llamas
Paint Certified: Ferrari, McLaren, BMW, Porsche, Mercedes, Tesla, Aston Martin
Over the last 25 years Jorge Llamas has earned the reputation as one of the premier painters in the country. In addition to I-Car Platinum certification, Jorge is certified in most makes, and is one of the only McLaren certified painter in Northern California. Jorge and his hand picked team of the best paint and body men in the business bring to GMP Cars an unparalleled ability to handle any paint or collision repair job.

Dale Martin

 

Dale has been with GMP for four years and has extensive experience working on classics, muscle cars, and exotics. His exotic experience includes Ferrari, McLaren, and Porsche where he specializes in exhaust, suspension, and ECU tuning.

Dale Martin
Dale has been with GMP for four years and has extensive experience working on classics, muscle cars, and exotics. His exotic experience includes Ferrari, McLaren, and Porsche where he specializes in exhaust, suspension, and ECU tuning.

TJ Johnson

 

Engine builder. Fabricator. Machinist. Welder. With the ability to build a car from the ground up or make or modify an unlimited variety or parts, TJ’s diverse and unique skill set and experience make him the perfect fit for GMP Cars Restoration. Prior to joining GMP, TJ spent the last decade building race cars, including stints with Nascar’s Kyle Busch and drag racer Pat Musi, as well as building Conrad Grunewald’s Formula Drift Camaro.

TJ Johnson
Engine builder. Fabricator. Machinist. Welder. With the ability to build a car from the ground up or make or modify an unlimited variety or parts, TJ’s diverse and unique skill set and experience make him the perfect fit for GMP Cars Restoration. Prior to joining GMP, TJ spent the last decade building race cars, including stints with Nascar’s Kyle Busch and drag racer Pat Musi, as well as building Conrad Grunewald’s Formula Drift Camaro.

Robert Santos

 

Robert oversees customer service and quality control company wide. After starting out as a mechanic, he has spent the last 31 years as a Service Advisor 15 years for various General Motors dealerships, and 16 years as Service Advisor & Service Manager for San Francisco Mercedes Benz and Walnut Creek Mercedes Benz. At both Mercedes stops, Robert was the top rated service advisor every month for 16 years. Robert also holds a Master Certification from Mercedez Benz.

Robert Santos
Robert oversees customer service and quality control company wide.  After starting out as a mechanic, he has spent the last 31 years as a Service Advisor  15 years for various General Motors dealerships, and 16 years as Service Advisor & Service Manager for San Francisco Mercedes Benz and Walnut Creek Mercedes Benz.  At both Mercedes stops, Robert was the top rated service advisor every month for 16 years.  Robert also holds a Master Certification from Mercedez Benz.

Eric Raiewsky

 

Eric has been with Excelsior Auto Clinic for 38 years. In that time he has seen and done virtually every type of automotive repair. He specializes in drivability and diagnostics where he brings to bear his prolific experience to get to the root of the problem. Eric is an ACE Certified Master Technician and has had his smog license for almost 30 years.

Eric Raiewsky
Eric has been with Excelsior Auto Clinic for 38 years.   In that time he has seen and done virtually every type of automotive repair.  He specializes in drivability and diagnostics where he brings to bear his prolific experience to get to the root of the problem.  Eric is an ACE Certified Master Technician and has had his smog license for almost 30 years.

Tracy Kovaly

 

Tracy has spent the last 30 years in the automotive industry. The first half of her career included stops at Novato Nissan, John Irish Chrysler/Jeep, RAB Motors, and Marin Luxury Cars. Her focus then shifted to Exotics, with 11 years at Ferrari San Francisco and the last three at San Francisco Motorsports. Along the way, Tracy has mastered a variety of skills and disciplines that allow her to effectively coordinate an efficient, timely, and successful job completion.

Tracy Kovaly
Tracy has spent the last 30 years in the automotive industry. The first half of her career included stops at Novato Nissan, John Irish Chrysler/Jeep, RAB Motors, and Marin Luxury Cars. Her focus then shifted to Exotics, with 11 years at Ferrari San Francisco and the last three at San Francisco Motorsports. Along the way, Tracy has mastered a variety of skills and disciplines that allow her to effectively coordinate an efficient, timely, and successful job completion.

Lance Taylor

 

The head of GMP Autosport, Lance is an aftermarket parts expert who specializes in designing projects, improving performance and modifying exotic vehicles. With exclusive access to rare automotive parts, he has fitted out wheels, exhausts, and aero kits on all types of Ferraris, Lamborghinis, McLarens and Porsches. His extensive product knowledge and experience has enabled him to create and execute personalized visions for hundreds of clients.

Lance Taylor
The head of GMP Autosport, Lance is an aftermarket parts expert who specializes in designing projects, improving performance and modifying exotic vehicles. With exclusive access to rare automotive parts, he has fitted out wheels, exhausts, and aero kits on all types of Ferraris, Lamborghinis, McLarens and Porsches. His extensive product knowledge and experience has enabled him to create and execute personalized visions for hundreds of clients.

Marty Barry

 

A 35 year veteran of in the mobile electronics field and owner of his own shop for the last 20, Marty has built a reputation as the leader in custom installations. The majority of the North Bay’s premier auto dealerships trust Custom Mobile Electronics with their work, and it’s a testament to Marty’s reputation that almost all of his business is either repeat business or referrals from satisfied customers.

Marty Barry
A 35 year veteran of in the mobile electronics field and owner of his own shop for the last 20, Marty has built a reputation as the leader in custom installations.   The majority of the North Bay’s premier auto dealerships trust Custom Mobile Electronics with their work, and it’s a testament to Marty’s reputation that almost all of his business is either repeat business or referrals from satisfied customers.