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  • Denali
    Gene Messer Volkswagen Mascot

  • Dan DeLeon
    General Manager

    Dan has been with The Gene Messer Auto Group since July 2006, and he is originally from Guatemala, Central America. Dan sold Volkswagens there shortly after he graduated from high school for a few years while he attended college. Dan made the decision to move to Lubbock after visiting relatives and left with a positive impression of the city and the people and he took unto the challenge and made Lubbock his new home! Dan started working in sales and performed multiple roles at our store and he has lead the VW Team as general Manager since 2015. He loves everything that is related to VW, he sells them, repairs them, races them, and has owned over a dozen of VW's and counting! He is devoted to his employee's success and believes that having strong work ethic and loving what you do dictates the store's culture and it reflects on the positive experiences that our customers live every day. His favorite quote is "You can't go back and change the beginning, but you can start where you are and change the ending" His favorite VW is a 1984 MK1 GTI.

  • Jordan Garrett
    General Sales Manager

  • Greg Zavala
    Finance Director

  • Ronald Thigpen
    Finance Manager

  • June Williams
    Executive Assistant

  • Scott Larrentree
    New Car Manager

    Scott has been with the Gene Messer Auto Group since June 2015. He is a West Texas native. He grew up in Idalou, Tx. He graduated from Wayland Baptist University. He has 2 children, 1 girl and 1 boy, and a beautiful wife that he has been married to for 26 years. Scott loves sports and hiking. He has 3 dogs and 1 cat that his family adopted. His favorite quote is "Live everyday like it is your last, because tomorrow isn't guaranteed!" Scott's favorite VW is the CC for its sporty looks.

  • Kyle Hind
    Special Accounts Manager

  • Aracely Pardo
    Special Accounts

  • Thomas Hallford
    Sales Consultant

    Thomas has been with Gene Messer Volkswagen since August of 2016, he is originally from Big Spring Texas. Thomas has lived in many different places across the United States. Thomas Attended South Plains College for his Associates in Business Administration. After which he attended Texas Tech University for his B.B.A in Marketing, and is currently in the Graduate program to earn his Masters of Arts in Mass Communications, Advertising. Thomas is a devoted husband, and father. His favorite quote is "Accept the challenges so that you can feel the exhilaration of victory" Gen. George Patton. His favorite VW is the 2018 Atlas.

  • Benjamin Jacobi
    VEST (Volkswagen Elite Sales Training) Certified

  • Daniel Shank
    Sales Consultant

  • Ehsan Nemati
    VEST (Volkswagen Elite Sales Training) Certified

    Ehsan moved to Lubbock in 2012 and has been with the Gene Messer Auto Group since April of that year. He loves soccer and Real Madrid is his favorite team, on his spare time he enjoys watching movies and he's very passionate about them and can talk to you about classics, their directors and give you all the details about Pulp Fiction! Ehsan takes pride in providing the best possible customer service and likes to be challenged with product knowledge.Ehsan's commitment to his customers has given him the honor of being one of the top 3 sales consultants for the year for the Gene Messer auto group since 2015. He believes that Buying a car should be a fun process and he's committed to deliver a great experience to his customers. Ehsan's favorite VW is the upcoming 2019 Jetta!

  • Derek Dewart
    Sales Consultant

  • Nathan Stevenson
    Certified Sales Consultant

    Nathan has been with Gene Messer Volkswagen since January 2018. He is originally from Arlington, Texas. Nathan grew up in Arlington and moved to Lubbock to attend Texas Tech University. He graduated in December 2017 and began working at Gene Messer VW. Nathan enjoys being outdoors and taking trips to Possum Kingdom Lake in the summers. Nathan is a certified sales consultant and his favorite VW is the GTI for it's looks and performance.

  • Tiffany Bustos

  • Linda Garcia

  • Connie Hall
    Warranty Aadminitstrator

  • Saul Zapata
    Service Manager

  • Marissa Zapata
    Service Concierge

  • Eric Franco
    Service Advisor

  • Steve Kneisel
    Service Advisor

  • Harold Young
    Retired Master Tech & Driver

  • Levi Balch

  • Mark Mitchell
    Master Technician

  • Trey Bradly
    Service Technician

  • Tavi Mendez
    Service Technician

  • Andrew Soto
    Shipping and Receiving

     Andrew has been with Gene Messer VW since June 2015. Andrew got is start in our Warehouse and successfully ran the department until he was promoted to Parts Advisor. He was born and raised in Lubbock, Texas and his father and brother also work in parts and service for the local Gene Messer Auto Group. Andrew's favorite hobbies are sports, college football and basketball specifically. Andrew likes the VW CC as it is a big luxurious sedan!

  • Joel Neel
    Parts Manager

  • Nick Adams
    Parts Advisor

    Nick has been with Gene Messer VW since July of 2012 and started with the Gene Messer Auto group in the summer of 2007 part time while enrolled at Texas Tech University. Nick is a five-year Volkswagen factory trained parts specialist as well as an ASE certified auto tech. He was born and raised in Dallas, Texas and his hobbies include restoring and fixing classic cars and motorcycles. His favorite VW it's a tie between the first gen GTi or the 60's Karmann Ghia

  • Glenn Mynick
    Shuttle Driver

  • Frank Morales
    Lot Porter