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  • Mike Lofano
    General Manager

    California native Mike Lofano comes to us from a family that's been in the car business for three generations. Growing up in Santa Cruz, Mike embraced the laid back vibe of living in a town where the forest meets the ocean. In his teens he was an avid skateboarder and played guitar in a punk rock band. After pursuing an art degree he found his way to the car business in 1989, it was then, when Mike found a life balance with creating music, art and selling cars.  Now nearly 30 years in the business, Mike has had 15 of them with VW, starting in sales and ending as finance director.  6 years with Mercedes Benz as new car manager and pre owned manager and 9 years with Audi as general sales manager and general manager. "I am devoted to elevating the experience of every customer that walks through the door"    


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  • Vince Leong
    General Sales Manager

    Born in Macau, Vince Leong moved to Hawaii at the age of one. Shortly after graduating from McKinley High School in 1998 he got into the auto sales industry. Prior to Audi Honolulu, he was the General Sales Manager of Honolulu Volkswagen where he lead the store to become number one in sales and customer satisfaction.

     

    With over 19 years in the auto sales industry, Vince aims to bring his passion  for cars and customer service to Audi Honolulu.

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  • JP Damo
    Finance Manager

    JP grew up on the Island of Oahu and started in the automotive industry a few years after graduating from Radford high school in 2010. He joined the Audi team as a lot technician in 2012 and later moved to our sister company JN Chevrolet where he started his sales and finance career. JP recently got reunited with the Audi Ohana to help in the finance department.

    Hobbies: Cars and Shoes


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  • Brandon Banas
    Inventory Manager

    Born and raised on Oahu, Brandon graduated from Pearl City High School in 2016. Following his lifelong love for cars, Brandon became a lot tech in 2017 at Velocity Honolulu. Working with Audi's almost every day, he further broadened his knowledge towards the vehicles, and became the Audi Technologist in 2018.

    He strives to own an Audi RS5 Sportback later in life, but for now, he'll be spending most of his time saving up and working towards that goal to obtain his dream car. Money may not buy happiness, but it's better to cry in an Audi.


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  • John Ohtani
    Audi Brand Specialist

    John joined the Audi team in June 2015. He previously worked in the Hawaii restaurant industry for over 13 years, and has applied many of his hospitality skills and training at Audi Honolulu. John has attended several advanced Audi training courses and events in the mainland, and also won the JN Top Sales Award in 2018 & 2019.

     

    John enjoys traveling and golf in his free time.

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  • Robert Townsend
    Audi Brand Specialist

    Robert Townsend is an Audi Brand Specialist that will help you grasp the true experience and feeling of how nice life is, when being part of the Audi ʻOhana. He became a true Audi fan after owning his first Audi A4 2.8L quattro 5 speed manual transmission back in 2005. Once he felt the sporty handling and performance combined with great attention to detail and luxury, his passion grew for the brand and decided to join the team as a lot attendant/detailer at Audi Honolulu in 2008. Growing up an island boy living here a majority of his life and passing on aloha spirit wherever he goes, "Life is all but a dream".  After two years of becoming familiar with all of the Audi features and functions, management gave him a shot in sales.  He also hosts and runs special events with the Audi Enthusiast Club. During his first year of sales he earned the privilege to attend a new car training launch in Germany which to this day he says, "was the best learning experience of my life".


    He now enjoys two Audi vehicles. One is a 2001 Audi A4 project car that he loves and drives on the weekend, and the other is also a fun, sporty, yet great on gas vehicle which is a 2013 Audi A3 TDI. With his free time he likes to attend car meets, DJ, skateboard, free dive, dance, and also attend concerts of all genres. "If you're ready to be part of the Audi ʻOhana and share aloha spirit on the road, come take a test drive and allow me the opportunity to share the knowledge of what it takes to become an Audi".

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  • James Tran
    Audi Brand Specialist

    James became a fan of the brand since he grew up in Makiki and would stroll past the old Audi dealership on South Beretania. Too young to own a drivers license at the time, he turned to his Playstation 2 and experienced his first Audi in the Video game Need for Speed. He now enjoys the same thrilling ride in his own Audi S4. James is hoping to get you into an Audi to share that same excitement he experiences when he got into his Audi. James was born and raised here on Oahu and is a graduate of Roosevelt High School. He has a real passion for sports and shoes. On his free time he keeps active by playing sports or spending quality time with friends and family. 

     


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  • Nikki Larson
    Audi Brand Specialist

    Nikki Larson grew up on Moloka'i and attended high school on North Shore of O'ahu before moving to the Pacific Northwest for college. She relocated back to O'ahu in 2019 and joined the team here at Audi Honolulu. With a background in luxury auto sales, she has been in the auto industry for over 10 years which fueled her love for cars and creating a unique and personalized car buying experience for her customers. 

    She spends her off time golfing, playing music, driving, working on her car and spending time with her keiki at the beach. 


    Her favorite Audi is the R8...perhaps one day! 

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  • Taiana Hale
    Audi Brand Specialist

    Taiana was born and raised on Oahu, spending time between both Oahu and Moloka'i. In 2010, she moved up to Virginia, just outside Washington D.C., with her family where she finished her high school years. After a few years of modeling on the East coast, as well as being a production and executive assistant, Taiana decided she wanted to be back home in the islands with her family. In Summer 2019, she moved back to Oahu from Baltimore, Maryland and joined Velocity Honolulu. Taiana joined Audi Honolulu in February 2020.

    In her free time, Taiana loves to relax and play video games.

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  • Matt Le
    Audi Brand Specialist

    Matt Le, was born in Honolulu, Hawaii. He had graduated from Saint Louis School in 2014. Meanwhile previously working 8 years in the restaurant industry including starting as a waiter and working his way up to become an assistant manager. Afterwards he started his life pursuit in the car industry starting at BMW of Honolulu, and later at Servco Toyota and Chevrolet Waipahu. In the Year 2020 of October Matt had joined the Audi team.

    Hobbies include Chinese Lion dance, Tennis, fishing, snowboarding, traveling, and from a very young age, cars!

    In the future Matt will own an Audi RS6 Avant, and also an Audi R8 Coupe. Creating his dream Garage.

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