BMW Fresno

7171 N Palm Ave Directions Fresno, CA 93650

  • Phone: 888-717-0639

Our Team


Click on one of the people below to find out more information.

  • Mike Ghalambor
    General Manager
    559.447.6700

    Mike has a degree in Electrical Engineering and a vast auto industry experience working with Chrysler, Jeep, Mazda, Audi and Porsche. He's been with BMW since 2004 and began working at BMW Fresno in 2016. Mike speaks both English and Farsi. He loves the beautiful facility at BMW Fresno and working with the wonderful staff.

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  • Suky Chima
    General Sales Manager
    559.447.6700

    Suky was born in the Wolverhampton England and emigrated to the US in 1995. He has been with BMW Fresno since 2003, though he has been a BMW driver for 30 years. He loves the brand and truly enjoys working with BMW and the people at BMW Fresno. He has won the Podium Award seven times (2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010 and 2015) and won the Victory Lap Honors Award in 2012. Suky is married and has three children. He speaks English and Punjabi.

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  • Lance Hilderbrand
    Sales Manager
    559.447.6700


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  • Carol Defendis
    Marketing Director
    559.447.6700


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  • Hovsep Sargisyan
    Finance Manager
    559.447.6700

    Hovsep has been in the auto business for more than 15 years and began working at BMW Fresno in 2002. He speaks both English and Armenian, and loves working with the professional and friendly staff at BMW Fresno. He is the recipient of the 2006 Charter Award and is a five-time recipient of the Silver Podium Award (2008, 2010, 2012, 2013, 2014). Hovsep enjoys spending time with his wife and three children, especially watching his kids play soccer. He is an avid English Premier League soccer fan and always roots for the Chelsea F.C. Blues.

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  • Ahmed Abdalla
    Finance Manager
    559.447.6700


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  • Deo Parilla
    Senior Client Advisor
    559.447.6700

    Deo moved to Fresno from the Philippines in 1995. He has a degree in Marketing and Management. He's been a car fanatic since he was six years old and began selling Cadillacs and Hummers in 2008. He then moved to Porsche, Audi and Volkswagen in 2009. Deo has been with BMW Fresno since 2010. He considers BMW Fresno his second home and the best high line facility. His passion for BMWs started with his first: a 2008 M6 Coupe. He received the Automotive Excellence for Fresno and Clovis New Car Dealers Association Award in 2014. Deo enjoys spending quality time with his wife and three children. He relaxes after stressful days by shopping, playing the piano and singing. Deo speaks English, Tagalog and Ilocano.

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  • Radford Puahi
    Senior Client Advisor
    559.447.6700

    Radford was born and raised in Honolulu, Hawaii, and played football for Fresno State in the 1984 Cal Bowl Championship. He has been with BMW Fresno since 2008. Radford received the Silver Podium Award in 2009. He likes the family atmosphere at BMW Fresno and the importance placed on the clients as they are considered part of the BMW family, not just customers. Radford is married, has three daughters and is now a proud grandfather. He loves to travel with his wife and youngest daughter to athletic events and dance conventions. He speaks English and Hawaiian Pidgin.

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  • John Drake
    Client Advisor
    559.447.6700

    John has been with BMW more than seven years and with BMW Fresno since 2015. He enjoys the great facility and the family atmosphere at BMW Fresno. John likes to attend car shows and other events and gatherings. He also likes outdoor activities such as boating, hiking, and camping-anywhere he can take his two dogs.

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  • Patrick Parks
    Internet Client Advisor
    559.447.6700

    Patrick has been in auto sales since 2012. His previous experience includes working with Subaru, Toyota and Nissan before coming to BMW Fresno where he has been enjoying the challenge of Internet sales since early 2016. Patrick loves the work as it enables him to meet new people and build long lasting relationships. He especially loves working with BMW as the level of organization, and resources available to support the staff are unparalleled. He is proud to walk through the doors each day. Patrick has two children, who are his inspiration to work as hard as he does. He spends most of his free time with his kids and gets in a workout at least four times a week.

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  • “JJ” Hagglund
    Lease End Advisor
    559.447.6700

    JJ has a vast and varied work experience, from being a casino pit manager to selling custom-designed jewelry. He began working at BMW Fresno at the end of 2015 and knows that the BMW brand and product is a new experience in sales, a complete no-hassle approach that sells itself. The BMW Fresno family and culture is easy going and always makes him feel welcome. In his spare time, JJ golfs and plays pool, and he is a big fan of home cooked BBQ. He loves to travel and has visited China, Thailand and the big island of Mindanao in the Philippines.

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  • David Le
    Service Advisor
    559.447.6700

    David has been with BMW Fresno since 2014. He loves the people he gets to meet, the wonderful BMW brand, and his co-workers. David enjoys sports, golfing, and anything that keeps him active.

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  • Sergio Romero, Jr.
    Service Advisor
    559.447.6700

    Sergio has been in the auto business since 2000. He has been with the BMW family at BMW Fresno since 2010. Sergio is a single father of two boys. He golfs in his spare time. Sergio speaks both English and Spanish.

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  • Ruben Valdez
    Service Advisor
    559.447.6700

    Ruben graduated from Wyotech in Sacramento in 2005 with concentrations in automotive technology and business management. He began working at BMW Fresno in 2005 as a shop helper and worked his way to service advisor. Ruben achieved the Level 1 Master Technician certification, received the Employee of the Year award in 2015, and made the national top 200 service advisors for BMW. He considers the environment at BMW Fresno as one big family. At home, Ruben has an amazing girlfriend and two children. He enjoys spending time with his family, friends, and his two dogs. In his spare time, Ruben likes fishing, skeet shooting, gaming and video editing.

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  • Cody Martin
    Service Director
    559.447.6700 ext.138


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  • Joe Dhuyvetter
    Parts Manager
    559.447.6700

    Joe began working at BMW Fresno in 1984. He started out as a counter person, became the Wholesale Manager and is now the Parts Manager where he greatly enjoys interacting with customers. Joe is nationally ranked in the Top 10 Parts Managers for BMW of North America. He has a fantastic supporting wife and daughter. Joe has a passion for soccer, which he has coached since 1998. He loves doing anything outdoors from hiking to riding motorcycles and quads, to boating.

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  • Danny Mejia
    Client Advisor
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  • Fernando Zarate
    Client Advisor
    559.447.6700


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  • Breyanna Maciel
    BMW Genius
    559.447.6700


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  • Ana Flores
    BMW Genius
    559.447.6700


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  • Oriana Roche
    Customer Representative
    559.447.6700


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  • Alex Caicedo
    Service Advisor
    (559) 447-6700


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  • Gabriel Salazar
    Service Advisor
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  • Kaleb Ortiz
    Service Advisor
    559.447.6700


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