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The Porsche Salt Lake City Team

Our Porsche Team

Let us introduce you to our staff, show you some of our special vehicle offers, and take you through our complete line of new, Certified Pre-Owned and Used inventory. We can help you find exactly what you are looking for. We know your time is valuable. We are sure you will find our website a fast and convenient way to research and find a vehicle that's right for you. If we can be of any assistance while visiting us online, send us an email and we will promptly reply. We look forward to serving you!

 

 

Blake Strong

Blake Strong | Dealer Principal

A native of Salt Lake City, Blake graduated from the University of Utah in Salt Lake City in 1985, where he earned a B.A. in economics. He started in the automotive business working part-time as a car washer at his father's Porsche-Audi dealership in 1976.

After advancing from parts counter sales to car sales to used-car manager to general manager, he was the General Manager of Dave Strong Porsche Audi from 1988-2001. Today, he and his brother Brad own Audi, Porsche and Volkswagen dealerships, all in downtown Salt Lake City. His experience was called upon by Audi when they asked him to serve on the Audi of America Dealer Council from 2006 to 2009, and for two years as National Chairman of the Dealer Council. He traveled to Germany many times to meet with the Audi AG Chairman and their Board to plan and discuss ways to elevate the brand in the United States. He was chairman of the board for the University of Utah Crimson Club Athletic Board from 2008-2010, and still serves as a Past President of that board. Blake was President of the Utah Auto Dealers Association Board of Directors in 2011-2012 and served in the organization and Board for many years.
 
Blake Strong was nominated the 2015 TIME (magazine) Dealer of the Year award. The award is one of the automobile industry's most prestigious and highly coveted honors. Recipients are among the nation's most successful auto dealers who also demonstrate a long-standing commitment to community service. Strong was chosen to represent the New Car Dealers of Utah in the national competition – one of only 55 auto dealers from 17,000 nationwide – nominated for the 46th annual award.

Michael D. Baich

Michael D. Baich | General Manager

Michael has been in the Auto Industry for 42 years, all with the Strong Auto Group. He is our General Manager here at Porsche Salt Lake City and Michael's favorite Porsche is the timeless 911. Michael enjoys golfing, traveling, and spending time with his family.

Email: michael.baich@strongautogroup.com

Jeff Sandstrom

Jeff Sandstrom | Sales Manager

Jeff Sandstrom has been in the auto industry for 20 years. He has been with the Strong Auto Group for over 8 years. He is our Sales and Pre-Owned Manager at Porsche Salt Lake City.  Jeff's favorite Porsche is a 1988 911 Cabriolet, but also loves all vintage 911 Targas. Jeff loves car collecting, cooking, gardening, and historic home rennovation and preservation.

Phone: 801.531.9900 • Email: jeff.sandstrom@strongautogroup.com

John  Sundloff

John Sundloff | Assistant Sales Manager

 

Years in auto industry: 7

Years with Strong Auto Group: 7

Porsche Certified Since: n/a

Department / expertise: Assistant Sales Manager

Favorite Porsche: Boxster

Hobbies: Anything Porsche, Cycling, Golf, fishing, backpacking

Newest member of the Porsche SLC team, but not new to Porsche. Over the last 40 years I have owned 13 Porsches. Last summer in 2017 I realized my long time dream of picking up a brand new Porsche and touring both factories in Stuttgart and Leipzig. Porsche is my passion!
 

Phone: 801.531.9900 Ext. 1364 • Email: john.sundloff@strongautogroup.com

Penny  Pilley

Penny Pilley | F & I Manager

 

Years in auto industry: 7yrs

Years with Strong Auto Group: 7yrs

Porsche Certified Since: n/a

Department/Expertise: Finance

Favorite Porsche: 911 Targa

Hobbies: Cooking

Email: penny.pilley@strongautogroup.com

Alisa Maljanovic

Alisa Maljanovic | Porsche Certified Dealer Customer Experience Manager

 

Years in auto industry: 1

Years with Strong Auto Group: 1

Porsche Certified Since: February 19th, 2017 

Department / expertise: Sales – Dealer Customer Experience Manager

Favorite Porsche: 918 Spyder 

Hobbies: Outdoors, Yoga, Crossfit

 

Phone: 801.531.9900 Ext. 1300 • Email: alisa.maljanovic@strongautogroup.com

Z.A. Konarski

Z.A. Konarski | Porsche Certified Sales Professional

Z.A. has been Porsche Certified since 1985. He has over 30 years of experience in the auto industry and has been with Strong for 25 years. His favorite Porsche is the 911, and his hobbies outisde of cars include traveling, sailing, and spending time with his family.

"I bought my first Porsche when I was 16 , which was 50 years ago. This is my lifetime hobby, and I've been selling Porsches for 32 years in USA."

 

Phone: 801.531.9900 • Email: z.a.konarski@strongautogroup.com

Franz Siep

Franz Siep | Porsche Certified Sales Professional

Years in auto industry: 50+

Years with Strong Auto Group: 32

Department / expertise: Sales

Favorite Porsche: 911

Hobbies: Skiing, Traveling

"I enjoy working for The Strongs because they treat me and my customers fairly. I enjoy selling Porsche products because they are a high quality automobile backed by a reputable manufacturer and a great dealer network."

Phone: 801.531.9900 • Email: franz.siep@strongautogroup.com

Ted Polevoy

Ted Polevoy | Porsche Certified Sales Professional

Teddy has been Porsche Certified Sales Professional Since 2003. He has been with the Strong Auto Group for over 10 years. His favorite Porsche is the 918 Spyder. Teddy enjoys boating, traveling, motorcyles, hiking and camping, and spending time with his family.

"I love working for the Strong auto group because they believe in honesty, integrity, and transparency: the same values I believe in. I enjoy selling Porsches because I see the passion from the manufacturer, the dealership, myself, and the customer. I know this is the very best product available on the market today."

Phone: 801.531.9900 Ext. 1344 • Email: teddy.polevoy@strongautogroup.com

Daniel Eastman

Daniel Eastman | Porsche Certified Sales Professional

Daniel has spent over half of his life with Porsche; as a client, a race car driver, and a lead instructor at the Porsche Sport Driving School. All of which led to him being selected as one of seven drivers in the world for the introduction of Porsche's 918 Spyder (prototype). Shortly after, he accepted the position with Porsche Cars as the 918 Client Relationship Manager. Daniel brings a wealth of knowledge and expertise about Porsche and looks forward to assisting you with your next purchase.

Phone: 801.531.9900 Ext. 1316 • Email: daniel.eastman@strongautogroup.com

Val Kranski

Val Kranski | Porsche Certified Sales Professional

Years in auto industry: 31

Years with Strong Auto Group: 20

Department / expertise: Porsche Sales

Favorite Porsche: 911

Hobbies: Gardening and traveling

Phone: 801.531.9900 • Email: val.kranski@strongautogroup.com

Ken Shiozaki

Ken Shiozaki | Porsche Certified Service Manager

Years in auto industry: 43

Years with Strong Auto Group: 43

Porsche Certified Since: 1971

Department / expertise: Service Manager

Favorite Porsche: 911 Turbo S

Hobbies: Fishing, Boating

Contact directly at: 801.736.0963

Phone: 801.531.9900 Ext. 1342 • Email: ken.shiozaki@strongautogroup.com

Steve Deppe

Steve Deppe | Porsche Certified Parts Manager

Years in auto industry: 40+

Years with Strong Auto Group: 25

Department / Expertise: ­ Parts

Favorite Porsche: ­ 911

Hobbies: Outdoors, Running, Motorcycles


Contact directly at: 801.736.0962

Phone: 801.531.9900 Ext. 1360 • Email: steve.deppe@strongautogroup.com

Corey Layton

Corey Layton | Porsche Certified Service Advisor

Years in auto industry: 7

Years with Strong Auto Group: 7

Porsche Certified Since: 2007

Department / expertise: Service Advisor

Favorite Porsche: 2007 911 GT3 RS - Orange with Black wheels

Hobbies: Modifying my personal vehicles and watching movies

Phone: 801.531.9900 Ext. 1301 • Email: corey.layton@strongautogroup.com

Bailey Ossana

Bailey Ossana | Service Advisor

Years in auto industry: 3

Years with Strong Auto Group: 2

Department: Service

Favorite Porsche: GT4

Hobbies: Photography, Riding Motorcycles, Autocross, Camping

Phone: 801.531.9900 Ext. 1306 • Email: bailey.ossana@strongautogroup.com

Lacie  Duran

Lacie Duran | Client Care Specialist

Years in auto industry: 3 years

Years with Strong Auto Group: 3 years

Porsche Certified Since: n/a

Department / expertise: Service

Favorite Porsche: 911 Turbo S

Hobbies: Decorating,DIY,Playing soccer, Anything outdoors

Phone: 801.531.9900 Ext. 1304 • Email: lacie.duran@strongautogroup.com

Alex Kester

Alex Kester | Parts Specialist

Years in auto industry: 10-15

Years with Strong Auto Group: 11

Department / expertise: Parts Specialist 

Hobbies: Tennis

Alex has been with the Strong Auto Group for 11 years, having worked in different areas at all three dealerships. In his free time he loves playing tennis, watching sports, and spending time with friends and family.

Phone: 801.531.9900 Ext. 1350 • Email: alex.kester@strongautogroup.com

Brett Cook

Brett Cook | Porsche Parts Specialist

Years in auto industry: 22+

Years with Strong Auto Group: 7 

Department / expertise: Parts

Favorite Porsche: Cayman GT4

Hobbies: Playing with cars and my kids

"Porsche produces automobiles that are the finest examples of pure sports car passion, mixed with the most cutting edge technology. They just keep getting better! The Strong Auto Group cares about their employees, and makes you feel like you are part of the family."

Phone: 801.531.9900 • Email: brett.cook@strongautogroup.com

Larry Moulton

Larry Moulton | Porsche Certified Master Technician

Years in auto industry: 56

Years with Strong Auto Group: 53

Porsche Certified Since: 1969

Department / expertise: Service and Gold Technician 

Favorite Porsche: GT3

Hobbies: Fishing, hiking, family activities, Go-karts and Hot-rods

"Porsche stands for racing, performance, and a very exclusive product. I appreciate that, and have enjoyed building my career around those principles. The Strong family is a wonderful group of people to work for. They have lots of long term employees, which says a lot about their loyalty and character."

Phone: 801.531.9900

Randy Yates

Randy Yates | Porsche Certified Master Technician

Years in auto industry: 35

Years with Strong Auto Group: 35

Porsche Certified Since: 1982

Department / expertise: Service Gold Technician 

Favorite Porsche: Carrera GT 

Hobbies: Kart Racing, Boating

"I appreciate everything about Porsche: Its heritage, performance, and design. The best thing about Porsche Salt Lake City is working for an ownership group that truly cares about its employees."

Phone: 801.531.9900

Denis Habibija

Denis Habibija | Porsche Certified Technician

Denis is a Bronze Certified Porsche Technician, and lived in Hannover, Germany from 1993-1998'. During school he worked at Audi/VW dealer as a apprenticeship. He moved to United Sates in 1998, and started working in 1999 for Dave Strong VW as a technician. In 2000 Denis started working for Dave Strong Audi and stayed there for 15 years. In 2015 he moved over to Porsche Salt Lake City, and is still here. In his free time he enjoys being with family, traveling, skiing, and hiking. His favorite vehicle is the 911 997 GT3 RS.

Phone: 801.531.9900 Ext. 1356 • Email: denis.habibija@strongautogroup.com

Eric Simpson

Eric Simpson | Porsche Certified Service Technician

Years in auto industry: 15

Years with Strong Auto Group: 6

Department / expertise: Service Technician

Favorite Porsche: Cayman R

Hobbies: Camping, Golfing, Moto­X, anything outdoors

"Porsche is a very prestigious company to work for. I am always proud to say that I'm a Porsche Service Advisor. It’s very much a lifetime achievement for me. The Strong Auto Group is absolutely the best company I've ever worked for. A great group of people, fantastic/caring owners and management that actually knows your name. It just doesn’t get better in the automotive world."

 

Phone: 801.531.9900 Ext. 1303 • Email: eric.simpson@strongautogroup.com

Jon Oldham

Jon Oldham | Service Technician

Years in auto industry: 13

Years with Strong Auto Group: 1

Department / expertise: Service Technician

Favorite Porsche: Carrera GT

Hobbies: Building off-road vehicles

Email: jon.oldham@strongautogroup.com

Ian Hanson

Ian Hanson | Service Technician

Years in auto industry: 10

Years with Strong Auto Group: 5

Department / expertise: Service Auto Technician 

Favorite Porsche: Carrera GT

Hobbies: Driving is a passion of mine. Fishing, boating, any outdoor activities

Email: ian.hanson@strongautogroup.com

Jeremiah Johnson

Jeremiah Johnson | Tire Technician

Years in auto industry: 5+

Years with Strong Auto Group: 2

Department / expertise: Service/Tire Specialist

Favorite Porsche: 3.2 Wide Body

Hobbies: Customizing motorcycles, video games, target shooting/competitions 

Email: jeremiah.johnson@strongautogroup.com

John Cox

John Cox | Warranty Administrator

Years in auto industry: 40+

Years with Strong Auto Group: 15

Department / Expertise: Service

Favorite Porsche: 911 

Hobbies: Fishing, hiking, wood carving, quilting.

 

 

Phone: 801.531.9900 • Email: john@strongporsche.com

Josh Strong

Josh Strong | Marketing Director

Years in auto industry: 11

Years with Strong Auto Group: 11

Department: Internet

Favorite Porsche: 911 Targa Models

Hobbies: Sports, hiking, traveling, spending time with friends and family

Phone: 801.531.9900 Ext. 1365 • Email: josh.strong@strongautogroup.com

Michael Bland

Michael Bland | Accessories Specialist

Years in auto industry: 4

Years with Strong Auto Group: 6

Department / Expertise: Parts & Accessories Specialist

Favorite Porsche: Carrera 4S 

Hobbies: The Great Outdoors

"Working with the Porsche brand is simultaneously both challenging and rewarding, each day brings something new. To accentuate a good situation, working with the Strong Auto Group is like working with family."

Phone: 801.531.9900 • Email: michael.bland@strongautogroup.com

Ron Kunkel

Ron Kunkel | Detail Specialist

Years in auto industry: 40+

Years with Strong Auto Group: 40 

Department / expertise: Sales Detailing

Favorite Porsche: GT2

Hobbies: Motorcycles, boating, all sports

Phone: 801.531.9900

Derrick  Johnson

Derrick Johnson | Detail Specialist

Years in auto industry: 30+

Years with Strong Auto Group: 13+ 

Department / expertise: Detailing 

Favorite Porsche: 2017 C4S

Hobbies: Rocking out on the drums, music, cars, and spending time with family

Dallin  Meier

Dallin Meier | Lot Tech

Years in auto industry: 3

Years with Strong Auto Group: 1

Department: Sales/Service

Favorite Porsche: 911 Targa GTS

Hobbies: Surf, Ski, Fly-fish, Farming, Hunting

 

Email: dallin.meier@strongautogroup.com