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Mechanics and Technicians
Mike began his automotive career in 1981. He has worked for some of the top shops in Southern California like Mark C. Bloome, Pep Boys, Winston Tire, Firestone and Goodyear. Mike is a Master Mechanic whose hobby is rebuilding early model GTO's.
MORENO VALLEY SHOP FOREMAN
Cliff is the Lead Mechanic at the Moreno Valley store. He is a local Moreno Valley product who enjoys his family and repairing cars. He is also a qualified heavy equipment mechanic
TIRE & WHEEL SPECIALIST/MORENO VALLEY SUPERVISOR
Ralph is married with 3 children He has been in the automotive business for over 20 years, 10 of those with Bud's. He and his family are very active in their church and enjoy attending rock concerts in free time.
Mario has five years experience in the automotive service sector. Recent positions include Big O and America's Tire.
Ruben Michel - The Worker Bee in Moreno Valley
TIRE MOUNTER & SERVICE TECHNICIAN
Ruben is the glue in the shop. He can do anything and no assignment is too tough.
ORANGECREST SHOP FOREMAN
Ryan is a true "Wrencher." He has been working under the hoods for Dealers and Independents since he was a teenager. Ryan is married and has 2 young children.
Service Writers and Supervisors
Oscar brings over 18 years of professional tire service to the team. Oscar is married and has 2 children. The family is active in Queen of Angels Catholic Church. His bi-lingual abilities help insure a smooth relationship between customers and shop staff. Oscar enjoys restoring old cars and currently has a 1961 Chevrolet Impala convertible in the works.
HUMAN RESOURCES & ACCOUNTING MANAGER
Bud and Claudia's daughter Nicole is a very active part of the Luppino business. She is in charge of all Human Resource and Accounting for the businesses. Nicole has a BS degree in Human Resource Management from California State University San Bernardino and was an active member of Alpha Phi sorority. She worked for many years at Riverside Medical Clinic in HR management. Nicole has three active sons who enjoy scouting, camping, athletics and the beach.
TIRE MOUNTER/MECHANIC/CUSTOMER SERVICE
Kent traces his love of automobiles back to his Grandfather Lee Usher. Lee Usher Tire Center in Yucca Valley, CA has been business for over 25 years. Kent started at the family shop at age 15 and has never looked back on his chosen career. Kent is single and his hobby is fixing cars.
CUSTOMER SERVICE REPRESENTATIVE
Bobby Villalba joins the Moreno Valley team as a Customer Service Representative. Bobby has been in the automotive service business since 2008. He began his career at Pep Boys and most recently was with Discount Tire. Bobby has worked the shop floor and is current in his Alignment, Brake, Shocks and Strut knowledge. He also served as a Tire Technician. Bobby is single and enjoys camping and the outdoors.
Joe has been in the industry for over 24-years. He is an avid helicopter enthusiast.
IT/INVENTORY CONTROL/OFFICE MANAGEMENT
Ismael has been Bud's "right-hand" when it comes to the computers, system updates, inventory control for all the stores.
Welcome Orangecrest Store Manager, Jesse Rodriguez. Jesse has twelve years hands-on shop and Store Manger experience. He attend UTI College and has spent the last twelve years with Discount Tire Stores. He began his career as a tire-mounter and worked through the steps to Store Manager. Jesse is married and has three great dogs to keep them busy and exercised. Jesse thrives on Customer Service and insuring that all his customers' vehicles are safe and road worthy.
The Luppino Grandsons
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