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Donnie Crevier began his automotive career at Theodore Robins Ford, as a new car salesperson in 1966 and he became a new car sales manager in 1969. Donnie then joined his father, Bob, and uncle, Bill, at Crevier BMW and became a partner in 1974, where he continued to manage and operate the company until 2011. Throughout his career, Donnie has not only been a successful business man, but he is highly committed to helping youth and education and is an active community advocate. Donnie has served on numerous boards including the Boys and Girls Club of Laguna Beach, Rancho Community College Foundation, Kids On-Track, Orange County Human Relations Council, Western Medical Center, Orange County Motor Car Dealers Association, Think Together, Career Beginnings, Laguna Beach Playhouse, and he is currently Chairman of the Board for High School, Inc. Foundation. Donnie has received multiple honors including the Orange County Human Relations Award, the Good Scout Award (Orange County Council of the Boy Scouts of America), School Power Hall of Fame, Rancho Santiago Community College District (First Annual Partner in Education Award), 2002 Time Magazine Quality Dealer Award , Business in the Arts Award, 2009 ROP Business Leader of the Year from Santa Ana Unified School District), and 2012 Citizen of the Year Award from the City of Santa Ana, 2015 Philanthropist of the Year Award. Donnie has a significant other, Laurie Kraus, one son, two daughters and three grandchildren. His favorite outside activities include scubadiving, reading, running, golfing, skiing, collecting and selling vintage/classic cars, and selling all new makes and models of vehicles, and is passionate about improving email@example.com
Dorothy ToppExecutive Assistant
I joined Crevier BMW in 2004, as Executive Assistant to Donnie Crevier. My career includes over 30-years' paralegal experience in the legal field, where I specialized in Family Law, Civil Litigation, Landslide Soil Subsidence and Probate. My experience also includes a successful contract negotiator between pharmaceutical companies and physicians. In addition, I have held management positions in the legal, geotechnical engineering, and property management industries. I am a native Californian and enjoys cooking, golfing, reading, traveling, 5k fund-raiser walks for Arthritis Foundation and Cancer Foundation. But most importantly, I enjoy spending quality time with my granddaughter, grandson, and daughter.
Lee Lawley began selling new and used vehicles in 1959. He has been with Crevier Sales and Leasing since 1999 and has many loyal clients who continue to do business with him year-after- year. Lee has an extensive background in all makes and models of new vehicle and with his many years of experience, he has developed many connections with dealers across the country. As such, Lee is an expert in locating any vehicle including hard to find models. Lee enjoys horseback riding, fishing, motorcycles, and spending time with his firstname.lastname@example.org
Mike SpencerSales & Leasing Specialist
Growing up in Laguna Beach and being an auto enthusiast, the neighborhood auto dealerships were an excellent place of employment. Starting in 1968, service department, Tommy Ayres Chevrolet, 1971, new car get ready department, Allen Cadillac and finally selling at Crevier BMW in 1979.
In 2001, joined Crevier Sales and Leasing team, which is more interesting because we have the opportunity to research the entire auto email@example.com
Frank ChiratClassic Car Sales
Frank Chirat of Mission Viejo developed his love of cars in the early '60's. High school auto shop, Junior college AA with a major in auto technology. Started as a new car prep. technician at Park Chrysler-Plymouth in Chicago. I had the tough duty of prepping and road testing the new Road Runner, GTX's and Barracudas. Earned a Master Technician certificate from Chrysler Corporation after attending the corporate technician training. Earned a BA degree from California State University at Los Angeles with a major in Automotive Technology and Graphic Arts and Design. While finishing college, enlisted in the Air Force and was assigned as a Motor Pool specialist working on 2 1/2 ton transport trucks.
Upon graduating, was hired by Ford Motor Company in Los Angeles for the newly formed Ford Customer Service Division with positions of Zone Service Manager, Zone Parts Manager and ending a 13 year career as the Lincoln Commitment Manager.
After a short 20 year absence, I returned the industry I loved and became the Internet Sales Manager for Crevier BMW. In addition I have worked several of the Russo Steele car auctions. Finally retiring from Crevier BMW in 2016.
I have been a classic car guy for many years and have a 1968 Shelby GT 500 Cobra since 1981, fully restored and having earned 38 first place trophy's 9 Best of Shows and a host of other awards, a 1967 Barracuda Formula S, 383, 75% original and currently restoring a 1967 Hillman Husky Salon Wagon with only 6,500 miles on it. Last year, I added a 1965 Triumph TR4 Surrey Top to my collection.
I look forward to assisting you in the many aspects of the Automotive industry as an associate of Crevier Classic Cars.firstname.lastname@example.org
Irene GeithnerEvents Coordinator
Irene Geithner developed a passion for entertaining when in college at Cal State Fullerton. She was the president of the Independent Latino Association and she was often asked to plan large elaborate events at the University. Irene has received her Bachelor of Arts degree in Radio Television and Film and an Associates Degree in Apparel Management from the Fashion Institute Los Angeles and also an Associates degree in Art History from the University of Salamanca in Spain.
Irene capitalized on her passion for entertaining by opening California-based Dot The I's Events Wedding & Events, LLC. Irene is known in the industry for a high emphasis on the planning and execution of stylized weddings with a creative vision, impeccable taste, and being a trendsetter in this amazing industry. Irene has worked in the event industry for the last 25 years and is now excited to help create amazing events at Crevier Classic Cars.email@example.com
Olin JohnstonClassic Car Sales
Olin entered the automotive industry in 2011, giving tours and taking care of a small BMW museum at Crevier BMW. He stayed on under Penske ownership in the Service department learning the inner workings of the dealership and building relationships within the automotive retail world. When BMW introduced the “BMW Genius” position, it was a natural fit for him and he was one of the first in the nation, heading the department at nearby Sterling BMW in Newport Beach in 2013. While there, he significantly expanded his involvement to inventory ordering, special orders, sales, and events. After experience with all aspects of new and pre-owned BMW sales, he became Internet Sales Manager in 2018.
He joined Crevier Classic Cars to pursue his passion for vintage vehicles and spends his spare time wrenching on his own cars and attending various meets and car shows. He is active among the BMW 8-Series ownership community, and has extensive knowledge of “young classic” BMW and Mercedes-Benz vehicles. However, his interest and appreciation for all types of vehicles and automotive history are easy to firstname.lastname@example.org
Bob WilsonGeneral Manager
Bob came to the US from his native Scotland on a student exchange program. After a couple of summers traveling the country, he fell in love with the wide-open spaces and great weather.
His love for classic cars started while delivering a 1967 Buick fom New York to Laguna Beach, that is where he met his wife of now 34 years Lois and raised Andrew, Emily, and Robbie.
Favorites among the many cars he has owned a 1966 Chevy Impala convertible and a 1976 Triumph TR6, British racing green of email@example.com
Noah TuchmanOperations & Inventory Specialist
Having been with us for over 6 years, Noah has driven more high end exotic and classic cars than most car enthusiasts will in a lifetime.
He is currently finishing his Bachalor's Degree in Business Management at the University of California, Fullerton this year.
Noah is extremely knowledgable with cars, trucks, and motorcycles. He has had a passion for them ever since he was little. He started riding motorcycles at age 4 and has a 1961 Cadillac of his own that he is currently restoring. Noah spends his free time riding motocross, surfing, and working on vehicles for fun.
Noah is our resident docent during our event tours. Young in years but with an encyclopedic knowledge of classic and exotic cars, Noah loves to help our customers with any automotive questions.
He currently handles Inventory, Sales, Vehicle Advertisments, Inventory Photography, Towing Services (Transport & Recovery), All Storage Services, Customer Service, Service Advising, CALIFORNIA DMV VIN VERIFICATIONS, as well as the detailing department. He knows this business inside and out, has attention to detail, and incredible knowledge of these vehicles.
Noah is the man behind the scenes making sure your assets are handled with 100% Quality and Care! He is happy to help with any automotive firstname.lastname@example.org
Jose has been our resident technician and go-to guy for all things mechanical for over 3 years. Fortunately he loves a challenge and the satisfaction that goes with making the classics perform like new. From our 1911 Hudson racer to the latest Tesla or Ferrari, Jose is comfortable under the email@example.com
Elaine YakelBusiness Office Manager
Elaine has been in the auto industry for approximately 47 years. She has handled DMV contracts, accounts payable, receivables, and many other duties as Business Manager. Elaine attended California State University, Long Beach, and received her Bachelor of Arts degree and teaching credential. She has elementary school teaching experience, and a committment to the arts. Each year, Elaine has worked as a volunteer for the Laguna Beach Pageant of the Masters for the past 22 years, working backstage doing makeup. Elaine also enjoys hiking, reading, going to movies, visiting art museums, and dining out.