Meet Our Staff

Pohanka Automotive is a family owned company that has been in business since 1919 and part of our success has been building a reputation of fairness and excellence, and hiring the people to maintain this standard.. Our Staff here at Pohanka Acura is here for your convenience. Feel free to contact us with questions or for a test drive.

Meet Our Management Staff

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General Manager
Greg Altman
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Sales Manager
Joey O'Bryhim
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Rick Praml is one of Pohanka Acura’s most distinguished sales consultant. Rick is among 100 sales consultants out of 2,300 U.S. Acura sales consultants to achieve the Gold Master Recognition from Acura. This honor recognizes high achieving Acura sales consultants who consistently demonstrate professionalism, exemplify leadership and maintain a high level of commitment to their clients. This recognition is only given to sales consultants who for at least three of the past five years have demonstrated and met this stringent criterion. We are proud to have Rick to represent Pohanka Acura.
Internet Sales Director
Rick Praml
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Courtney is our Finance Director and has been with Pohanka since 2004. Born and raised in Chantilly, VA, Courtney is a George Mason alum and loves to travel! She looks forward to helping you in any way possible!
Finance Director
Courtney Lindquist
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Orignally from Yonkers, NY, Ray has been with Pohanka Acura since 2007. He say served in the United States Marine Corps, has 3 beautiful children and a fantastic sneaker collection. Ray would also like you to know that he's allergic to watermelon.
Finance Manager
Raymond Morton
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Ziad is one of our multi-lingual consultants. He is fluent in English, French and Arabic. Originally from Lebanon, he has a BA degree in Business Administration from the Lebanese American University in Beirut Lebanon. He also brings 10 years worth of sales experience to your purchasing process to insure you get the very best from him and Pohanka Acura.
Sales Manager
Ziad Rahme
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Phillip, better known as "Flip", is one of our seasoned sales consultants who is well versed in the Acura brand. You will find him to be very professional and diligent when it comes to providing customer service. He is very knowledgeable in every aspect of the car buying experience which is notably appreciated by his clients.
Finance Manager
Phillip Carlton
Parts Manager Mark Lemmer
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Having been here since the birth of Pohanka Acura, Mark is the most tenured employee and our most productive department manager. Mark runs the largest Acura distribution center in the world, maybe out of one of the smallest spaces. Efficiency is his challenge and his expertise. If you need a part, he can get it and most likely faster than the rest.
Parts Manager
Mark Lemmer
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After 26 years, Nino has parts down! There isn’t an Acura part he cannot get and he has most of them memorized. Nino and the Pohanka team he manages gets the right part on time. Let him know if you need anything Acura.
Parts Manager
Nino Parasiliti

Meet Our Sales Staff

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Linda is a down-to-earth, free-spirited, true Washingtonian. Born and raised in the D.C. metro area where she graduated from Lake Braddock High School and received a degree in Communications and Advertising from George Mason University. She comes with an extensive career within the cable advertising industry. Your experience with Linda will not only be professional but, an experience filled with laughter and smiles. Linda’s personal time is spent with her daughter Zoe and her dog.
Sales and Leasing Consultant
Linda Hemmer
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Sales and Leasing Consultant
Preston Hill
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Sales & Leasing Consultant
John Pokrant
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Yong is originally from South Korea and has been with us since 2012. Yong is one of the Top 50 Acura Sales Consultants in the Country - yes top 50! - and received the prestigious Acura Council of Sales Excellence Platinum Award in 2018. Yong speaks English & Korean and enjoys traveling in his spare time.
Sales and Leasing Consultant
Yong Kim
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Internet Sales Consultant
Shahbaz Butt
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Sales and Leasing Consultant
Frederick Asiedu
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Sales & Leasing Consultant
Elizabeth Frasier
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Sales and Leasing Consultant
Jason Smith
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Sales & Leasing Consultant
Al Gavri
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Sales & Leasing Consultant
Michael Peña

Meet Our Service Staff

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Hello my name is Kyle Caudle. I am the Assistant Service manager here at Pohanka Acura in Chantilly, VA. I am from Bristow, VA and have been working for Pohanka for 7 years. I love sports and the outdoors and I look forward to making sure you have the best experience possible when you come to Pohanka Acura.
Assistant Service Manager
Kyle Caudle
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Jerry is one of the pillars within our Service Department. Often referred to as the “Golden Child”. His commitment to our clients and company has spanned over the last 16 years. Jerry enjoys an active lifestyle including mountain biking, snowboarding, and off-road 4 wheeling. when asked what he would like to say to all of our loyal clients, he responded without hesitation; ‘We are here for you!"
Service Advisor
Jerry Soriano
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Scott is the guy who ensures we do what we say we are going to do. With over 30 years of experience on the most advanced automobiles in the world. Scott will make sure our technicians don't miss anything when it comes to caring for your prize in the driveway!
Shop Foreman
Scott Howerton
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An avid baseball fan and community organizer. Steve helps keep things together and on pace. He has been with Pohanka a long time and will ensure your service experience is “above and beyond”!
Service Advisor
Steve Phillips
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Service Advisor
Cedric Singleton
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Service Advisor
Erkin Besorak
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Service Consultant
Kyle Schmidt
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Service Advisor
Samuel Lartey-Mingle
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Alex is from nearby Vienna, VA and started with us in 2019. He loves basketball (die-hard Lakers fan!) and spending time with wife and kids. He speaks English and conversational Spanish.
Service Advisor
Alex Manthey

Meet Our Parts Staff

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After 26 years, Nino has parts down! There isn’t an Acura part he cannot get and he has most of them memorized. Nino and the Pohanka team he manages gets the right part on time. Let him know if you need anything Acura.
Parts Manager
Nino Parasiliti
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Darius is one of the brightest and most liked individuals in the store. Always smiling and respectable, he is the “go to guy" in the parts department. He has such an outgoing personality; we should have him selling. But, he is at home here in parts and loves what he does. Let Darius find the right parts you need and you will quickly see why we have the largest parts department in the world.
Parts Advisor
Darius Reid
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Parts Sales Consultant
Jaime Malazarte

Our Location

Pohanka Acura
13911 Lee Jackson Memorial Hwy
Chantilly, VA 20151

Sales: 703-592-4453
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We recently leased a 2020 MDX. Al and shabash provided excellent customer service. Very friendly and got us a great deal too!! We are loyal Acura customers and now we will only buy Acura from Pohanka!!

- Prabu R., YELP

Just got my inspection for free. Immediate service, very safe environment. Wonderful all around!

- John Druitt, GOOGLE

I have a great experience with acura dealer and also with youngkim. I appriciate that he tried to help me eveything to get the car

- Ktran51193, DEALERRATER

Stopped by for routine service. Dropped the car off at 9 am and it was ready for pickup in an hour. Great service and experience.

- Ellen D., YELP

I bought a car at Pohanka Honda in Fredericksburg. Emily helped through the process. She was so attentive, friendly and knowledgeable. I’ve always been worried about this process but she made it easy and stress free. I would definitely recommend her to everyone!

- Yazmin Ali, GOOGLE

Michael was very helpful and explained everything my car was repaired and cleaned in a timely fashion.

- Victoria Windham, GOOGLE

We just purchased our first Acura MDX. After doing a good amount of internet research, we went to the nearest Dealership - Pohanka Acura of Chantilly. Here we were pleasantly surprised to... more

- WwWonderWhiskers B., YAHOO

Great and friendly service.

- Erica Palacios, GOOGLE

We just purchased our first Acura MDX. After doing a good amount of internet research, we went to the nearest Dealership - Pohanka Acura of Chantilly. Here we were pleasantly surprised to discover that Pohanka does tremendous volume, so is able to offer an excellent selection and pricing options....

- WwWonderWhiskers B., YELP

Very nice and Professional people

- Mario Portales, GOOGLE

Excellent service! Extremely helpful service representative. Very positive experience as usual!

- Hugh Derr, GOOGLE

Love the guys at Pohanka! Erkin was helpful and friendly during my maintenance visit. He kept me updated on the progress of my vehicle and double checked my satisfaction with other aspects of my vehicle. I truly feel like a part of the Pohanka Acura family.

- Holli Henning, GOOGLE

Steve and his team were amazing. I drive from Arlington to this location just because I cannot imagine customer service being better than this location. Specifically this time because I needed to go back to work after dropping my car off so they provided me with a loaner car although it is not...

- Semhar Tewolde, GOOGLE

Good service. Reasonable rates with coupons. Not much pressure from service people.

- Sailesh Kyanam, GOOGLE

Very nice free car pickup/drop service... So I don't need to go out and can stay home while the service is performed....

- patrick chen, GOOGLE

I bought a MDX last weekend and had a great experience. Farheen is an excellent salesperson. She explained details of pros and cons for various options. She provided excellent customer service and was extremely knowledgeable and helpful. She answered all of our questions and took time to explain...

- Aaya Venable, GOOGLE

I bought a MDX last weekend and had a great experience. Farheen is an excellent salesperson. She explained details of pros and cons for various options. She provided excellent customer service and was extremely knowledgeable and helpful. She answered all of our questions and took time to explain...

- Nadia, DEALERRATER

Why can't I give this place 6-stars?!? My second daughter (out of six) had been saving up for a car while she goes to nursing school, found a very new, very well priced car over 8 hours from our home. I reached out to Pohanka, and worked with Joe Rinchuso in the Sales Dept. He was very informative...

- Michael G., YELP

I bought a MDX last weekend and had a great experience. Farheen is an excellent salesperson. She explained details of pros and cons for various options. She provided excellent customer service and was extremely knowledgeable and helpful. She answered all of our questions and took time to explain...

- Nadia S., YELP

I worked with Jason Smith to purchase a new Acura and I highly recommend both him and Pohanka Acura. As a salesman, Jason hits the sweet spot -- proactive, knowledgeable, and informative, without being pushy. He worked with us to find just the right model and trim level to fit our family's needs.

- Richard B., YELP

I would usually dread going to get any car services alone because I’ve had so many negative experiences with car shops ripping me off or taking care of people who “know about cars” more than I do. However, I have never experienced anything other than honesty, integrity, and excellent car AND...

- Marissa Sherzai, GOOGLE

Great dealership with excellent customer service and long hours.

- Syed Hassan, GOOGLE

Farheen was great. Made the whole transaction easy.

- Wesley Creamer, GOOGLE

Buying a car during a pandemic I figured would be a hassle. Al and Ray were amazing through the entire process. We went in to test drive a used MDX and walked out with a brand new one because I’d the price! We are 1000 percent Pohanka for life!

- Tausha Nunez, GOOGLE
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