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  • John Kobell
    General Manager

    John was born in New York and got to Texas as soon as he could in 1969. John has been with Classic BMW since 1996. After 15 years as the Service Director, he was promoted to General Manager. John has had a passion for cars, and anything else with a motor, ever since he could remember.

    When he is not at work he can most likely be found restoring a car, motorcycle or even old gas pumps. John's favorite time is spent with his kids Justin and Sydney. His son Justin works at a church in Georgetown as their IT technician and recently married Megan. His daughter Sydney is a senior at Belmont University in Nashville where she will earn her bachelor's degrees in Business and Music Business.

     When John is not working on his cars, he enjoys going to the Mavericks and Stars games. John and his daughter Sydney share a passion for music and love to go to concerts and hear new music.

    John is looking forward to the next chapter, becoming a grandfather.

  • Ricky Wood
    General Sales Manager

    A 6th, generation Texan, Ricky started his automotive career in 2003 after graduating from Texas A&M University. In 2006, his career took him to Philadelphia, PA where he consulted for a large family-owned dealership, group focused on sales excellence, recruiting and leadership training.


    In 2009, Ricky had the opportunity to become the President/General Manager of a BMW dealership in Lancaster, PA where he and team earned the coveted Center of Excellence award. Easy to say, it was "love at first sight" with the BMW brand and the commitment the company has to engineering the Ultimate Driving Machine. In 2010, he decided to further his education, earning an MBA from Villanova University with a focus on Organization Leadership and Systems Design/Thinking.


    In 2015, BMW North America gave him the opportunity to come back to Texas as the Territory Manager covering North Texas, Oklahoma and Northwest Arkansas. In his tenure with BMWNA, Ricky enjoyed fostering the relationship between the manufacturer and their retail network in customer service and sales excellence.


    The father of two daughters, Henley and Evie, Ricky enjoys nothing more than spending time with his girl's outdoors and supporting them as they begin elementary school. When not at work, you can find Ricky enjoying the performing and visual arts here in the metroplex. An avid golfer, he is always trying to find time to squeeze in a round when he can.


    Ricky finds himself blessed to be working for Classic BMW and excited to be part of such a dynamic team.

  • Eddie Sanchez
    Pre-Owned Sales Manager
    (214) 778-2719

    Eddie is a native Texan whose family is from Costa Rica. He's been with Classic BMW since 1991 as a porter, service advisor, salesman, new car sales manager and finance manager. He ran with the Olympic torch in 1996 for Classic BMW and donated a kidney in 2004. He enjoys spending time with his beautiful daughter, Mia, and wonderful dog, Rossi. He spends as much free time as possible on his sportbike when the weather allows. Eddie loves to travel, work out and and spend time with his family.

  • Rico Adani
    Client Advisor

    Rico is married and has a daughter,13 who is the love of his life. Rico was born in Pakistan and came to the United States in the early 70's, he speaks 3 languages fluently {English, Urdu, Hindi}. He moved his family from Chicago in 2003 to join the automotive industry family. He graduated from Flushing High School in Queens, NY. Rico currently lives in Carrollton, TX with his family. His hobbies are watching all sports and movies. His 2 biggest loves are his daughter and BMW's.

  • John Brunson
    Client Advisor

    As a long time BMW lover, after Graduating from Texas A&M College Station in 2006, John Brunson joined the BMW team at Moritz and managed their marketing/advertising until he moved into sales there in 2009. After moving to Plano with his wife Sara in 2013, John made the move to the Classic BMW team in 2016 since he was now a Plano-local and has enjoyed the MANY perks of this amazing facility/team ever since. He has a passion for running, swimming, general fitness, driving fast cars, shooting, hunting, golfing and loves spectating sports of just about any kind, especially Basketball and Football... SportsCenter is his nightly lullaby. He has a lot of BMW experience, product knowledge, and as a servant at heart, delivers a special kind of customer experience unlike any other.

  • Carlos Castro

  • Bob Cawthon
    Client Advisor
    (214) 778-2747

    A proud native of Oak Cliff, Bob grew up in the auto parts business. His automotive sales career began in 1985 selling BMWs. He originally joined Classic in 1990, working in sales and management. He returned in 2011 after spending 17 years with Lexus and Honda. Bob enjoys spending time with his wife of 47 years and their 3 children.

  • Graham Flinn
    Client Advisor

    A lifelong sportscar fanatic, Graham's luxury car career has spanned 30 years, in sales, management, and as a principal. His passions include competing in DFW softball leagues and running events, golf, traveling, as well a side career as a Musician/Sound Engineer.    

  • Mark Fresard
    Client Advisor
    (214) 778-2774

    Mark is a native of Michigan and graduated from Michigan State University with a degree in Business Administration. Mark moved to Texas in 1982. He has over 30 years of experience in management and sales of BMWs. He has been married to his wife Lorie since 1980 and has three children. Mark enjoys boating, duck hunting and being a new grandpa.

  • Scott Gillis
    Client Advisor
    (214) 778-2787

    Scott is excited to join the pre-owned sales team at Classic BMW. Since 1998, he has worked with most of the staff in different capacities and looks forward to being a part of the growing business that Classic offers in their pre-owned and certified pre-owned lines. Scott lives in Lake Highlands with his wife,Jan of almost 30 years. They are life long members at First Baptist Church in Dallas and spend most of their time with their four children.

  • Pedro Gutierrez
    Client Advisor
    (214) 778-2704

    Originally from Aguascalientes, Mexico and fluent in Spanish, Pedro came to Dallas, Texas over twenty years ago with the dream of becoming a commercial pilot. He ended up flying recreationally after getting involved in the restaurant and wine business which allowed him to become a world traveler. However, his desire to be at home more with his wife and children led him to the BMW family. He has been selling BMWs since 2005 and joined Classic BMW in 2011. Pedro says " these machines are as close to flying as you can get on the ground."

  • Frank Kearns
    Client Advisor
    (214) 778-2723

    A native New Yorker from White Plains, Frank moved to Texas in 1984. Frank's sales and management experience in the automotive industry started in 1988. Married in 1988, Frank and his wife are proud parents of three daughters. Frank will always greet you with a smile!

  • Joe Kelly
    Client Advisor

    I was born and raise in Pittsburgh PA,  so naturally I'm a Pittsburgh Steeler fan.  I'm a father of two kids, my daughter was born 2005 and my son was in 2013.   I became a BMW fan back in 1985 after seeing the TV show Moonlighting, Maddie drove a 635CSi and thinking it was the coolest car ever!

    For hobbies, I enjoy MTB biking, road cycling, riding Motocross, Go-Karting and track days with Classic BMW.

    I got started in the car industry back in 1998 with the Bobby Rahal group in Pittsburgh Pa, and joined BMW in 2003.  I moved to TX in 2007 and join Classic BMW.


  • Paul Kim
    Client Advisor

    Paul has had a long and extensive career in automotive industry. His group experience includes BMW and Mercedes-Benz. Paul is not only immensely experienced, he is eager to assist attentively his client's needs and is meticulous with his supportive services. He loves to build long term relationships with his clients and his pleasant demeanor and vast industry knowledge coupled with his customer centered approach contributed to his countless successes.

    He is majored in Psychology at Seattle University. In his free time he loves to spend quality time with his wife and 2 kids. He also greatly enjoys playing golf, tennis and can speak fluent in Korean.

  • Fred Nour
    Client Advisor

    Fred is originally from Persian and speaks Farsi, Turkish and English fluently. Graduated from University of Houston with a degree in Marketing. He has lived in Texas since 1986, first in Houston, and since 2010 in Dallas. He's happily married and also has a 13 year old daughter. Loves reading about history. Enjoys the outdoors and being active: Working out, going to the gym, running and tennis. He has been in sales for 35 years.

  • Douglas Robbins
    Client Advisor

    Douglas has been part of the Classic BMW family for over 10 years. During his career he's earned multiple awards including the distinguished Victory Lap Award reserved for only the top performers in the nation. His favorite part of his job is customer service and making the sales process simple and fun for his clients. Doug spends his personal time riding his Harley, enjoying a fine single malt scotch, and just enjoying life with his wife and three sons. His most recent endeavor was restoring a vintage Airstream and using it to travel the country with his family.

  • Michael Snyder
    Client Advisor
    (214) 778-2755

    Michael Snyder was born an Okie.  However, we don't hold that against him since he attended not only OU but UT-Austin too.  He got his start in the automotive business in 1974 and takes pleasure in meeting new people and sharing a great product.  He became part of the Classic BMW team in 2010.  While a single parent when he has spare time he enjoys a good game of golf, wake boarding, water and snow skiing or cruising on his motorcycle.