Meet Our Staff at Marlow Ford in Luray Virginia

 
 Luray Motor Company was originally started in 1915. It was purchased by John Marlow in November 2000 and became know as Luray Ford. In August of 2002, land was purchased on US Highway 211. A new facility was constructed. They became know as Marlow Ford, the third dealership in the Marlow Automotive Group.
 

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Marlow Automotive Group Management

John Marlow
Marlow Automotive Group, Chairman
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Emily Marlow Beck
Marlow Automotive Group, President
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John Noble
Marlow Automotive Group, Chief Financial Officer
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Ben Saadatmand
General Manager
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Ben, who joined the Marlow team in 2016, and who has worked in the automotive dealership industry since 1985 in Harrisonburg and Winchester, brings Marlow and its customers his extensive sales, finance, and management experience.  Mr. Saadatmand was also the owner and operator of an independent auto dealership in Harrisonburg.

 

Ben is a long-time resident of Harrisonburg, he is married with five children, and he is passionate about designing and completing renovation projects, and playing the drums and congas.  Mr. Saadatmand's favorite part about the community is that "the people are truly friendly."

 

Professionally, Ben's goal is to "put the customer first" by striving to treat each customer like he would treat his own family member, by listening intently to each customer's unique needs, and by working to earn his or her trust and friendship.  Mr. Saadatmand thoroughly enjoys the car business, and he finds great satisfaction in helping a customer achieve his or her needs, as well as assisting the dealership accomplish efficient operations.  Ben's first car owned was a blue, 1967 Pontiac Catalina Fastback, and his "on the lot" dream car is a black, Ford GT.  Mr. Saadatmand's favorite quote is, "Where there's a will, there's a way." - English Proverb

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Ed Sullivan
Marlow Automotive Group, Service & Parts Director
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Mike Fudge
Marlow Automotive Group, Human Resources Director
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Brian Nieves
Marlow Automotive Group, eCommerce Director
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Marlow Ford Management

Danny Vincent
General Sales Manager
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Danny, who joined the Marlow team in 2016, and who has worked in the automotive dealership industry since 2011, brings Marlow and its customers his extensive sales and management experience.

 

Mr. Vincent is a Pennsylvania native and Boyce resident, and he is married with five children.  Danny is passionate about spending time with his family, which includes hunting, fishing, and learning Tae Kwon Do together (Mr. Vincent is a black belt).  Danny's favorite part about the community is that people are down to earth, and he is in awe of the mountains and scenery.

 

Professionally, Mr. Vincent thoroughly enjoys his job, and he takes great satisfaction in helping customers navigate the car buying process, and meet a need (by purchasing a vehicle) that he or she never anticipated was possible when first walking into the showroom.  Danny's first car owned was a red, 1988 Dodge Ram 50 truck, and his "on the lot" dream car is a black, Ford Mustang.  Mr. Vincent's favorite quote is, "It ain't about how hard you hit.  It's about how hard you can get hit and keep moving forward.  It's how much you can take, and keep moving forward.  That's how winning is done." - Rocky (in the movie, Rocky Balboa)

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Anthony Cox
Service Manager
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Anthony, who re-joined the Marlow team in 2016, and who has worked in the automotive dealership industry since 1985, brings Marlow and its customers his extensive service and management experience.

 

Mr. Cox is a Maryland native and Page County resident, and he is married with two children.  Anthony's passions include drag racing, and camping with his family.

 

Professionally, Mr. Cox takes great satisfaction in successfully fixing a customer's vehicle, and Anthony strives to maintain a laser beam focus on the needs of each and every customer, "and then everything will fall into place."  Mr. Cox's first car owned was a blue, 1973 VW Super Beetle.  His "on the lot" dream car is a black, Ford F-450 diesel truck.

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Jennifer Rines
Office Manager
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Jennifer joined the Marlow team in 2007, and she is a Page County native and Rileyville resident.

 

Ms. Rines is married with two children, and her passions include canoeing, kayaking, and philanthropic work in the community (she serves on the Board and/or volunteers for several local non-profits).  Jennifer's favorite part about the community is that it's family-oriented, and that it has a small town feel.

 

Professionally, Jennifer emphasizes the importance of listening patiently to customers, taking a sincere interest in them, and working earnestly to help them.  Ms. Rines' first car owned was a red, 1987 Ford Escort.  Her favorite saying is, "Hakuna Matata."

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Phillip Ashley
Parts Manager
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Phillip, who joined the Marlow team in 2016, and who has worked in the automotive industry since 2011, brings Marlow and its customers his extensive retail sales and management experience.

 

Mr. Ashley is a Middletown native and Winchester resident, and he is married with one child.  As a former student at the Berklee College of Music in Boston, Phillip is passionate about playing his bass guitar.  He occasionally fills-in for musicians on the weekends in the area.  Mr. Ashley also enjoys taking his family to at least one Major League Baseball (MLB) game per year, with a trip to Fenway Park to see the Boston Red Sox being their favorite.

 

Professionally, Phillip describes his work as the "CSI for parts," (comparing it to the TV show, CSI: Crime Scene Investigation), as he works daily (like a detective) to locate and retrieve diligently the exact part needed to provide a solution for each customer's specific needs.  Mr. Ashley's first car owned was a maroon, 1983 Ford Escort manual (AKA "Red Rosie") gifted to Phillip from his grandmother.  His "on the lot" dream car is a silver, Ford Flex.  Mr. Ashley's favorite quote (referring to the fact that everyone is unique) is, "Every single one of us is a freak." - Steffan Lessard, Dave Matthews Band bassist

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Haley Ratliff
Finance Director
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Sales Department

Tony Battagalia
Sales Consultant
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Eddie Davis
Sales Consultant
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Eddie joined the Marlow team in 1996, and he brings the dealership and its customers his extensive background working in retail and sales.

 

Mr. Davis is a North Carolina native and Luray resident.  Eddie, who fills-in routinely for his church's preacher, is a proud owner of two cats and a bird (Bubba, Booger, and Bud).  Bud's the bird.  Mr. Davis considers himself a "foodie," and he is a passionate fan of the New Orleans Saints.  Eddie's favorite part about the community is its natural beauty and mountains.

 

Professionally, Eddie strives to be honest with every customer, and most importantly, to "be himself."  He enjoys the fact that no day working in the car business can ever be predicted, or the same.  Mr. Davis' first car owned was a white, 1968 Chevy Impala, and his "on the lot" dream car is a silver and red, Ford Mustang Boss, Laguna Seca.  If you've ever taken test drive with Eddie (the radio is always tuned to the "Elvis station"), you won't be surprised that his favorite saying is, "Thank you, thank you very much." - Elvis Presley

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Service Department

Roger Cook
Service Advisor
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Marcus Wisecarver
Service Technician
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Tyler Lindamood
Service Technician
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Justin Cook
Service Technician
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Herm Green
Service Technician
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Harley Stevens
Service Technician

Harley joined the Marlow team in 2015, and he is an Edinburg native and Mount Jackson resident.

 

Mr. Stevens is passionate about the outdoors (camping, hiking, and fishing), cars, and the culinary arts (cooking German and Chinese food respectively).  Harley's favorite part about the community is its topography, and locating and enjoying scenic look-out points throughout the Shenandoah Valley.

 

Professionally, Mr. Stevens is grateful that he and his co-workers help one another for the sake of the customer (and each other), and he finds great satisfaction in working with his hands.  Harley's first car owned was a maroon, 1998 Mazda B2500 truck, and his "on the lot" dream car is a black (with double red stripes), Ford Mustang Roush (Stage 3).

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Malcom Wood
Service Technician
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Malcom joined the Marlow team in 2013, and he has worked in the automotive dealership industry since 1982.

 

Mr. Wood is a Rileyville native and resident, and he is the proud parent of one child.  Professionally, Malcom's goal is to fix each customer's vehicle right, the first time.  Mr. Wood's first car owned was a black, 1964 Ford Galaxy. 

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Shannon Wood
Service Technician
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Parts Department

Wally Eackles
Parts Advisor
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Chuck Plummer
Parts Advisor
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Mr. Plummer joined the Marlow team in 2016.  While at the age of eight, Chuck began begging his parents to buy him a muscle car for Christmas, and as a teenager, he delivered car parts after school, Mr. Plummer has formally worked in the automotive industry since 1980.

 

Chuck is passionate about muscle cars, animals, and spending time at the beach.  Mr. Plummer's favorite part about the community is that "the people are genuine."

 

Professionally, Chuck strives to consistently exhibit positivity and politeness to each and every customer that enters the service lane.  Mr. Plummer's first car owned was a B5 Blue, 1970 Plymouth Roadrunner.  His "on the lot" dream car is a Ford F-150 Raptor truck. 

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Detail Department

Brian Hill
Automotive Detailer
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Jerry Mahoney
Automotive Detailer
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Customer Service & Business Development

Jessica Peters
Multi Media Specialist
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Catie Holliday
BDC Representative
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