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  • Josh Vaughn
    General Manager
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    The road traveled for NADA Academy student, Joshua Vaughn, is as impressive as his most recent accolade from Automotive News, Top 40 Under 40 Retail.

    Not long after graduating from Wingate University with a degree in Business Administration, Vaughn found himself in the market for a new car.  He reached out to a good friend with a prior employment history with Hendrick Automotive Group.  After a quick test drive, Vaughn left with a job application instead of the usual credit application.

    Josh Vaughn joined the Hendrick Automotive Group in 2001 as a sales associate for Hendrick Acura in Charlotte, NC.  He quickly became a top performer and was named a Presidents' Club Award winner his first full year.  Vaughn was then promoted to finance producer (EPPIE Award achiever) and then on to Pre-Owned Manager (Elite Department) at Hendrick Acura where he enjoyed a decade of success.

    In 2011, Josh was promoted to General Manager of Performance Acura, located in Chapel Hill, NC.  There, he earned the manufacturers top award (Acura Dealership of Distinction) three consecutive years.  Their store also enjoyed the distinction of being named Hendrick Champions two of those years. Not stopping there, Performance Acura was also recognized by Automotive News as one of the Best Dealerships to Work For in 2013 and 2014.

    Vaughn was recently offered a new opportunity in October 2015, as General Manager of Mercedes-Benz of Durham.

    Josh is married with two children. In his spare time, he enjoys cooking, music, and golf.

  • Scott Ragland
    Director of Sales
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    Scott joined the Hendrick Team in February of 2018, but is no stranger to the automotive industry. He has been in the industry for nearly 25 years, working for a few different luxury brands, but says Mercedes-Benz is by far his favorite.

    Scott is a native of Ohio and lived there most of his life, besides his brief 6 year stint on the west coast. He says he loves the east coast so far, particularly for the culture. Before Scott entered the car industry, he trained Arabian Show Horses, but he decided that wasn't where he wanted to be for the rest of his life, so he convinced his brother to give him a job working for him in a dealership, and hasn't looked back.

    Scott has a beautiful wife, Kate, and two wonderful daughters. His oldest just graduated from Miami of Ohio, and his youngest is a senior at a university in Pennsylvania. Scott claims he's not that interesting of a person outside of work, but we think otherwise. He loves the Browns and the Cavaliers, so much so that according to his youngest, he got pretty emotional over the Cavs winning the championship. He knows an abnormal amount of Ohio trivia, and him and his wife enjoy cooking out, trying craft beer, and going out to dinner, so he loves to try anything new and local.

  • Ryan Gury
    Pre-Owned Sales Manager
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    Ryan was born in Raleigh, and has lived here most of his life, so he hasn't wandered far from home. He's got a tremendous passion for cars, which led him to join the industry as soon as he graduated high school, and he knew he was home. He's been with the brand for over six years. He's just about done it all; he's been a sales associate, Product Concierge, Inventory Manager, and now a Pre-Owned Sales Manager.

    He stays incredibly busy outside of work. He loves rock climbing, hiking with his dog Lucy, trivia on Tuesdays, spending time at the beach, and trying craft beer. His new favorite is working on his Raptor. When he was asked to tell us about his favorite Mercedes-Benz, he couldn't choose between the E63 Wagon and the 6x6 G Wagon. Both solid choices; we couldn't pick between them either.

  • Sarah Baily
    Business Manager

    Sarah Baily is one of our shining stars on our Finance team. She has been with Hendrick Automotive Group for 4 years, and in the industry for over 15 years, saying many times she can't even imagine a life without the car industry in it. She's held many positions throughout her career, from Executive Assistant to Sales Manager, and has recently rejoined our team as a Business Manager.

    She was born and raised in Ambler, PA, and has been in North Carolina for 6 years. The Pennsylvania accent hasn't gone away though, just catch her saying "water" or "gas." Through the good, the bad, and the ugly, she's a die hard Philadelphia sports fan, and I mean, she's about as dedicated as it gets. Sarah is a huge advocate for Ovarian Cancer Awareness, and the month of September, she wears her teal as much as she can. Sarah and her husband Wade have three kids- Kaylee, Briar, and Wyatt, two dogs- Yola and Dixie, and one pony named Jack. They are quite the horse loving family, so when she's free, she's usually at the barn or at a horse show.

  • Moose Qomaq
    Business Manager
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  • Cameron Johnson
    Service Manager
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    Cameron has been with Mercedes-Benz of Durham since October, 2014 and was recently promoted to Service Manager. When he isn't working, Cameron loves to spend time with his wife, riding ATV's, camping or hanging out with friends.


  • Doug Benton
    Parts Manager
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    Doug is a golfing enthusiast, to the point of obsession, some might say. 

    Recently, Doug joined the Mercedes-Benz of Durham team in the Joe Lomax charity golf tournament hosted by Micheal and Son. We all got to witness to power of his pink shirt first hand. His golf game was OK, too.

    Doug's primary role as the internal technician is to service any pre-owned vehicles before they hit the lot for sale. There is tremendous value in having someone dedicated to this position, and Doug is the perfect person for the job.

    When Doug isn't at work, he's probably enjoying a concert or cheering on his favorite teams. He's a huge fan of Penn State, Duke and the Tennessee Titans. But most of all, Doug loves golf.

    The Gullwing is his favorite car. He loves the movie star vibe and appeal. 

    Doug also loves golf.

  • Matt Logan
    Shop Foreman
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    Matt joined the Mercedes-Benz of Durham team when the doors opened in October of 2014 as a Technician, and has recently been promoted into our Shop Foreman position. Matt has been a team player from day one, and it was a natural fit for him.

    Matt was born and raised here in North Carolina, leaving for a short time to go to school in Texas. He's a huge NC State fan, but his number one priority is his family. When Matt's not here helping the team and turning wrenches, he's spending as much time with his family as he can, because one of his greatest joys is watching his nieces and nephews grow up.

  • Noor Nasser
    Relationship Manager
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    Noor joined the Hendrick team in the fall of 2016 solely on a desire to change industries. Turns out, she loves the car industry and seems to have a knack for it. She started out with us part time, but quickly climbed the ladder and is now heading up our community and relationship programs. She dives deep into client relations as well, making sure all of our clients are fully satisfied with their visit.

    Noor dedicates a lot of time to us. She's an incredibly loyal friend so she spends a good amount of time with her friends as well. She's also in school, so that occupies a lot of her free time as well, pursuing a degree in Public Health/Health Services and hoping to become a Physician Assistant. Noor's got a lot of plates to juggle but she's doing awesome and we love having her on the team.

  • Aditya Bhattarai
    XChange Coordinator
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    Aditya joined our team in September 2018. He enjoys meeting new clients and team members. Aditya enjoys growing his knowledge on our Mercedes-Benz vehicles. 

    Outside of work you can find Aditya sleeping, and hanging out with family. He has one daughter, 17 months, one dog, and a wife of six years. An interesting fact that Aditya is proud of is that he was able to repair his Prius hybrid battery all by himself. We are very happy to have Aditya on our team! 

  • Brett Weaver
    Product Specialist
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    Brett joined our team in September 2018. He is originally from the Washington, DC metro area. He relocated here in January of 2018. He previously worked for an information technology infrastructure firm before deciding he wanted to pursue a career that allowed him to regularly interact with people. Brett always loved Mercedes-Benz and was thrilled to have the opportunity to join the Hendrick family selling the best vehicles on the market. Brett enjoys being on the team because he enjoys being social and learning about our clients' needs.

    Outside of work Brett enjoys exploring the triangle with his partner and best friends. Whenever he gets away from the triangle, he enjoys spending time at Lake Gaston and attempting-"but usually failing"- to water ski. Something interesting about Brett is that he is a former Boy Scout and enjoys anything involving outdoors, and really enjoys skiing in the winter. Brett has many things accomplished, but specifically he finished his degree in Information Technology after attending Liberty University in Lynchburg, VA. We are happy to have Brett and his wonderful personality on our team! 

  • Josh Schwartzman
    Product Specialist
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  • Micah Hooten
    Product Specialist
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  • Jacob Downer
    Product Specialist
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    Jacob joined our team in 2019. He has a passion for selling vehicles. Jacob is from Maine. Interestingly enough, Jacob was in a Degree program that partnered with the Hendrick organization and soon enough made the move to join Hendrick Mercedes-Benz of Durham. Jacob enjoys making his clients' happy and loves working with his teammates on a daily basis. 

    Outside of work, Jacob enjoys anything in the automotive and motorcycle industry. He also enjoys hiking and playing video games. Jacob also enjoys spending time with his Fiancé, Madison. 

    Jacob's favorite Mercedes-Benz vehicle is the E 63 S. We are happy to have Jacob on our team! 

  • Camden Blair
    Product Specialist
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  • Lucius Taylor
    Product Specialist
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  • James Farina
    Product Specialist
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    Jim joined our team in 2019. Jim is from Fairfield County, CT and grew up in the same 15-mile radius his entire life. He wanted a change and decided to pursue his passion in helping clients find their dream vehicle. Jim enjoys working for the Hendrick organization, as well as, Mercedes-Benz. Teamwork makes the dream work, after all. He enjoys his team's continuous support to help one another achieve their goals. 

    Outside of work, Jim enjoys cooking, playing sports, and gardening. Jim cherishes his family and friends more than anything in the world. Jim's favorite Mercedes-Benz vehicle is the E-Class. We are excited to have Jim on the team! 

  • Maryann Wrenn
    Product Specialist
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  • Tyler Spriggs
    Product Specialist
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  • Brian Fleming
    Sprinter Specialist
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    Brian moved down to Durham in 2004 from the DC area as a regional sales manager for a national truck equipment manufacturer. He has over 20 years of experience in the commercial vehicle market, so naturally Mercedes-Benz of Durham had to have him join our team as our Sprinter Specialist.

    Brian's biggest priority is his family, spending the majority of his time off with them. He and his son are really close, and they love to go out and golf together as well as other sports. Brian enjoys cooking, especially grilling with his friends and family.

  • Malena Harris
    Guest Services
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  • Miguel Vargas
    Inventory Manager
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    Miguel Vargas has been with Team Hendrick and Mercedes-Benz of Durham since December, 2014. Miguel began his career with the Mercedes-Benz team as a porter, and is one of the hardest working and most humble members of our staff.

    Miguel's role as Inventory Specialist involves getting each new and Pre-Owned Mercedes-Benz and off makes through the system. He gets the process of inspections, repairs and detailing started and then makes sure they end up on the lot in the right place, looking premium for the customers.

    Miguel has five siblings, all of which have worked for the Hendrick organization.

    Outside of Hendrick, Miguel is also in the Air Force Reserve. He signed up in 2011 and went to boot camp in 2012. He is currently serving as the secretary for the Commander.

    One of Miguel's favorite things about working at Hendrick is the people. He enjoys the interactions with his peers and management, which is something he says he has not always experienced in the past.

    His Favorite Car is the C63 S. For Miguel it is the perfect car because it is the perfect size. He also loves that it is an AMG and rides so smoothly.

  • Luis-Elvin Ortiz-Guadalupe
    Inventory Specialist
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    Luis joined our team in October 2016. He enjoys keeping our lot organized, moving cars around, and helping out the product specialists. He is such a great inventory specialist. 

    Outside of work he enjoys playing basketball and baseball with his cousins. He also loves listening to Bad Bunny, and has even been to his concert. Luis is a great asset to our team and we enjoy having him here. 

  • Gary Kirby
    Parts Delivery Specialist
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    Every store should have a Gary Kirby on their staff. He may be part time, but the impact he's left on this world is still working full-time.

    Born in North Carolina and living in Graham, Gary has also worked in emergency services and public safety. He's worked for Aeromed and in the United States Coast Guard.

    We asked Gary to tell us something interesting interesting about himself, his answer was amazing: "I have been through several hurricanes on a small boat performing at-sea rescues. I am constructing a genealogy of hundreds of predecessors. I once dated the Jamaican ambassador to the USA's daughter. I lived on an Island for 4 years and fished and surfed the Outer Banks. I have swam alone with dolphins including a baby dolphin that was extremely curious. I have been on hundreds of rescue calls at sea and been involved in hundreds of med flights. I worked with all branches of advanced medicine in life saving ops. I worked and stayed aboard a 70 foot sailboat. I volunteered and worked after 4 different landfall hurricanes across North Carolina and Mississippi."

    Our next question is to everyone reading this. What have you done with your life?

  • Shannon Combs
    Parts Specialist
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    Shannon joined our team in February 2019. She is so happy to be part of the team. She enjoys getting our clients excited about our brand! She also enjoys working in our parts department and thrives doing so. 

    Outside of work, Shannon enjoys reading and going to the beach whenever she can. She is married and has two children: Alexis, 23; KC, 15; and a spoiled dog named River! Shannon is most proud of being Mercedes-Benz Certified since 2009. 

    We are very happy to have her on the MB team! 

  • Luis Vargas
    Parts Specialist
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    Luis started with our team in May 2015. He is a great asset to our parts department. Luis enjoys helping our clients and technicians. 

    Outside of work, Luis enjoys playing basketball. He has also served in the Army since 2011. Luis has a 6 month old baby girl that he loves spending time with. Luis's biggest accomplishment was recently purchasing a house, and is excited to turn it into his home. 

  • Kris McCray
    Parts Advisor
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  • William Boone
    Wholesale Account Manager
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    William (Will) Boone has lived in Durham, NC since 2012. He brings a lot of experience to Mercedes-Benz of Durham. Working as a General Manager of an Advance Auto Parts for a decade, the skills he learned are invaluable to his work as a Wholesale Account Manager for the entire Southpoint Automall.

    When Will isn't hustling with us, he's spending time at home with his wife and five beautiful children (four girls and one boy). He will occasionally get everyone out of the house to go bowling, but if not he's content spending time indoors cooking for his family.

    Will also likes the simple things in life, like a Red Robin hamburger.

  • Katie Cavnar
    Warranty Administrator
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    When Katie joined the Hendrick Team in 2016, she'd already been with Mercedes-Benz for almost 2 years, so she was a perfect fit when she first came on as a Product Concierge. Automotive technology moves at a rapid pace, and many of those changes can be difficult to figure out without some guidance, so her primary focus was to teach clients about their newly purchased vehicles. Since then, with some other things along the way, she's now moved into our Service Department as our Warranty Administrator.

    Katie moved to the East Coast when she was twenty-one from the great state of Texas. She's still a Texan through and through. She loves spending time with her two dogs, Jackson and Bella, as well as her fiance, Tanner. They enjoy traveling more than anything, and make it a point to try to go somewhere new pretty frequently. When they're home, Katie really enjoys working out, watching The Office and/or Friends, window shopping, and spending time with family.

  • Carina Moore
    Service Assistant
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    Carina joined our team in October 2018 as part of our Guest Services department. Carina has a passion for assisting others. She worked in the beauty industry for a total of 4 years, and finally moved her way over to the car industry. She is a great addition to our team. 

    Carina is currently working on her Associate's Degree and plans to move onto her Bachelor's in Dental Hygiene with a Certification in Dental Assisting. She is a full-time student who doesn't have much free time on her hands, but she tries to make the most of the time that she does get. Many nights you can find Carina outside utilizing her telescope because she is a huge space lover. Additionally, she love weightlifting at the gym, being outdoors, hiking, and spending time with her friends. Carina is a busy young lady, but she is doing wonderful and we love having her on the team.

  • Kris Kauserud
    Service Advisor
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    Kris started with us in October of 2014. He is one of the first employees to help open up this beautiful facility. The best part of his job is helping clients and spending time with his co-workers.

    Outside of work Kris enjoys going to the gym. He is also enrolled at Western Governors University for his undergrad in Marketing Management. He is hoping to graduate within the next two years. Kris has two children that he loves spending time with. Evelyn ,17, and Ty, 14, are his pride and joy. He enjoys taking Evelyn to her lacrosse games. His daughter recently committed to Wofford University on an academic and sports scholarship, and Kris is so proud of her. 

    Although Kris has a lot going on outside of Mercedes, he is a wonderful service advisor to our clients. 

  • John Hall
    Service Advisor
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    John joined our team in April 2016. He has previously worked in the car industry, but wanted to be part of a luxury brand. His favorite part is working with the clients. He enjoys helping them and making sure they are fully satisfied from their visits. John also enjoys being around the other employees. We have such a fun team, and he has become close to his teammates. 

    Outside of work, John enjoys saltwater fishing. He spends all the time he can get at the coast. Fishing takes up most of his free time. John is married with four dog fur babies. We are happy to have such a knowledgeable individual on our team! 

  • Kim Fredlund
    Service Advisor
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    Kim joined our team January 2019. Kim grew up on the shores of Lake Huron in Michigan. She joined our team after working at Mercedes-Benz of Cary for 15 years. She is excited to develop her skills and Mercedes-Benz knowledge. She enjoys helping our clients, co-workers, and others. She wants to make a difference in their lives by helping solve or resolve any issues or concerns. 

    Outside of work Kim enjoys quiet time. She likes walking, driving, or just staying at home. She has a boyfriend of 16 years, Donie, and 2 fur babies; 12 year old German Shepherd, Zeus,  and the queen of the house, Callie the cat. She also enjoys spending time outside in the yard, porch, and gardening. She continues to be very creative by painting (oils and acrylics), floral designing, sewing, and DIY projects. Kim's favorite color is purple! And she LOVES spending time at the beach. We are lucky to have Kim on our team! 

  • Seth Williford
    Service Advisor
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    Seth joined our team in October 2017. He was looking for a change in industry. Seth loves working with the Mercedes team, as well as our clients. Seth is a family man and loves to spend time with his wife and 2 year old daughter. We are lucky to have him on our team and is a tremendous help to our service department!

  • Jamal Hines
    Service Assistant
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  • Jack Sheridan
    Service Advisor
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  • Dylan Hansbarger
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  • Bryan Dominguez
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  • Scott Grobe
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  • Robert Comerford
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    Rob joined our team in October of 2018. He had a drive to learn about the Mercedes-Benz brand, and navigate through the dealership world. Rob's favorite part of being a technician is the ability to problem solve and specifically enjoys dealing with the motor of a vehicle. 

    Outside of work Rob enjoys driving to Jacksonville, NC to hang out with his family and friends. He spends a lot of his spare time fixing his 1990 Nissan 300ZX and going to Emerald Isle. One of Rob's greatest accomplishments is graduating from NASCAR Tech. He is also very happy he has the opportunity to be a technician for Mercedes-Benz. "I would've never thought I'd be here today."

    We are happy to have Rob apart of a wonderful team of technicians. 

  • Seth Williams
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    Seth joined our team in June 2015. He moved to this location from Mercedes-Benz of Fayetteville. He is originally from Aberdeen, NC. Seth is an 11 year Master Certified Technician. He graduated from UTI and the Mercedes-Benz Elite program. He enjoys fixing the complicated tasks while servicing a vehicle because he feels a stronger sense of accomplishment, different from the usual service work.

    Outside of work Seth enjoys spending time with his wife, of 4 years, and his family. He enjoys PC gaming and working on his personal vehicles. From collecting Hot Wheels, to playing R/C cars, Seth has always had a passion for cars. One day he hopes to build a track car to take to small time track days at places like VIR!

  • Denis Germanowski
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    Denis joined our team in January 2015. His favorite part of being a technician is working with the people and vehicles. Specifically, Denis is very good at working with our Sprinter and Metris vehicles. 

    Outside of work, Denis enjoys listening to techno music and spending time with his family. Denis has two horses and 2 dogs that take up much of his time. He has also been married to his wife Cathy for 24 years now. We are happy to have Denis on our team. 

  • Cameron Miller
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    Cameron joined our team in June 2015. Cameron enjoys working on the vehicles. He likes taking things apart and putting them back together. Cameron also enjoys working with the other technicians and the rest of our team. 

    Outside of work, Cameron surprisingly doesn't do much except for work on the six other cars he personally has. When he is not spending all of his time doing that, he is sleeping or playing video games. Cameron's biggest accomplishment is receiving his Associate's Degree in Applied Sciences, and then further getting his Automotive Certificate. 

  • T.J. Crowder
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    T.J. joined our team at the opening of our store in October 2014. He was just finishing up school and this opening seemed like the best opportunity for him. T.J. really enjoys figuring out the service issues of our vehicles and repairing them.

    Outside of work T.J. enjoys spending time with his family and friends. He also doesn't mind just sleeping. He has a girlfriend, Samantha, of three years, and a daughter. T.J.'s biggest accomplishment is graduating with a 3.7 GPA and a 98% attendance rate, all while working 12 hour days 5 night a week.

    We are happy to have T.J. working on the best vehicles. 

  • Jeffrey Mueller
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    Jeff joined our team in 2016. He really enjoys assisting our clients when it is time to service their vehicles. Jeff has a passion for repairing vehicles. Jeff is from Hatteras Island, NC and wanted to move from a lower populated area to somewhere with more consistent work, so he decided to make the move and join the MBD team! 

    Jeff takes pride in his dog, Cash and girlfriend, Kaitlin. Outside of work, Jeff enjoys playing video games and building his PC. He also has a project car, 2003 WRX, that he loves working on when he has some spare time. Jeff's favorite Mercedes-Benz vehicle is the E 63 Wagon. We are happy to have Jeff on the Mercedes team! 

  • Kyle Suon
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    Mercedes-Benz of Durham introduces Kyle Suon, Service Technician.

    Kyle moved to Durham from Roanoke Virginia due to medical reasons for his daughter. His wife found a job first and then he landed at Mercedes-Benz of Durham.

    Before Kyle got into cars, he was about 6-months from joining the military. He learned he has a real passion for the automotive industry and especially enjoys cars the faster they go.

    Kyle loves the E63 Wagon, but admits it isn't his favorite car. He is currently in love with the 300SL. Who can blame him?

    When he isn't at work, Kyle loves tinkering with computers, playing video games and being outside with his family.

    Mercedes-Benz of Durham is located at the Southpoint Automall in Durham, NC.

  • Jeff Wallace
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    Jeff joined our team in October 2017. He previously worked at a Hendrick store before and he missed the culture, so he decided to come back and join the Hendrick team! Before working for Mercedes-Benz he worked for Cadillac Hummer in Cary, NC. Jeff loves meeting our clients and forming friendships with them. He enjoys seeing the relief in our clients eyes when he fixes their vehicles the right way the first time, so they continue to have the confidence in their Mercedes-Benz. 

    Outside of work Jeff runs a small ammo company and enjoys competitive shooting. He loves spending time with his two girls; Marler ,4, Stella, 2, and wife of 9 years. Jeff's biggest accomplishments have been becoming a master tech with Mercedes-Benz since 2015, GM master, and being state champion for USPSA limited division in 2017. Jeff is part of our wonderful master certified technician team and we are happy to have him!

  • Rob Burke
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  • Jose Bonilla
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    Jose joined our team in February 2019. He initially joined our team to expand his knowledge and experience on the brand. He was pleasantly surprised to see the computer and electrical field in the automotive business has advanced so quickly. Jose was excited to be able to work with the latest and greatest technology in the automotive industry. 

    Outside of work, Jose enjoys power lifting whenever he has the spare time. He also enjoys taking his two pups, Athena and Artemis, out to the lake. His pups take up a lot of his time and they just turned one year old! 

    We are happy we have Jose on our team! 

  • Alex Gold
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