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Office & Sales

James Clay
James Clay
President
Phil Wurz
Phil Wurz
Sales Manager
John Webb
John Webb
Sales
Patrick Grace
Patrick Grace
Sales
Austin Via
Austin Via
Sales
Will Morse
Will Morse
Sales
Carrie Wurz
Carrie Wurz
Accounting/HR Manager
Brittney Tessar
Brittney Tessar
Accounting
Brandon Marshall
Brandon Marshall
Purchasing
Rainie Ward
Rainie Ward
Purchasing Assistant
Krysti Gillette
Krysti Gillette
Purchasing Assistant
 
Dan Curtis
Dan Curtis
Web Manager
Doug Ingram
Doug Ingram
Web
Chris Mars
Chris Mars
Web
     



Warehouse & Fulfillment

Zach Gillette
Zach Gillette
Warehouse/Assembly
Derrick Stoots
Derrick Stoots
Warehouse
Joe Spaulding
Joe Spaulding
Warehouse
Cameron Quesenberry
Cameron Quesenberry
Warehouse
Brian Spencer
Brian Spencer
Warehouse
Drew Jackson
Drew Jackson
Warehouse
Zach Lovingood
Zach Lovingood
Warehouse
           



Shop & Race Team

Jason Marks
Jason Marks
Crew Chief
Dave Simpkins
Dave Simpkins
Race Team
Daniel Richardson
Daniel Richardson
Race Team
     



Canine Support Team

Caydee
Caydee
Chief Office Dog
Watson
Watson
Junior Office Dog
     




James Clay Name / Title: James Clay / President
Started at BimmerWorld in:  1997
Favorite BMW:  The one I am driving 
Currently Owned BMWs:  E36 S62-Swap Touring, E46 M3, E92 M3
Dream Car Project:  Constantly changing - I'd love to see a big V8 in a slammed 2002 
Favorite Race Track:  Nurburgring Nordschleife, Mosport, VIR, Road America - they're all pretty awesome, and my list is longer but these deserve special mention 
Best Moment at BimmerWorld:  I love what I do almost every day here. It's been a 20 year journey with a lot of highs, but walking in every morning knowing I'm doing what I want to is a great feeling.
Before BimmerWorld:  I tried to scrape together enough money to build and race BMWs
Hobbies:  Outside of cars, racetracks, and BMWs - grilling/cooking, jet skiing (stand-ups only please...), and hanging out with dogs 
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Phil Wurz Name / Title: Phil Wurz / Sales Manager
Started at BimmerWorld in:  2007
Favorite BMW:  E30
Currently Owned BMWs:  S52 swapped E30, in-progress SpecE30 - does the fact that I still have the title to the Bergsteiger E36 Pikes Peak car mean that car is mine?
Dream Car Project:  S85 swapped something
Favorite Race Track:  VIR or Watkins Glen
Best Moment at BimmerWorld:  Meeting my wife, but a close second would have to be the razor scooter competitions when I worked in the warehouse...
Before BimmerWorld:  I rebuilt pianos, was a mechanic at an independent BMW shop, and was a medical equipment salesman
Hobbies:  Racing, wrenching, photography, adventuring with the fam and kayaking
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John Webb Name / Title: John Webb / Sales
Started at BimmerWorld in:  2017
Favorite BMW:  M1 Procar
Currently Owned BMWs:  E46 330i
Dream Car Project:  Superlite SLC w/ an S85 V10
Favorite Race Track:  Spa-Francorchamps
Best Moment at BimmerWorld:  Hopping over the pit wall with my ChumpCar teammates to bandage our mangled E36 in the 22nd hour of the 2017 VIR 24 hour, saving a podium position 
Before BimmerWorld:  I was a stand-up philosopher, sold medical equipment, and a professional student 
Hobbies:  Philosophy, economics, motorcycles, hunting, firearms, cycling 
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Patrick Grace Name / Title: Patrick Grace / Sales
Started at BimmerWorld in:  2018
Favorite BMW:  E26 M1
Currently Owned BMWs:  '95 325ic (s52 swapped), '95 m3 (pending 2.9 High Compression build), '85 635csi 5 speed, '95 325is Spec3 Project
Dream Car Project:  E26 M1 ProCar clone with some sort of ridiculous turbo BMW v8
Favorite Race Track:  VIR
Before BimmerWorld:  I was a race mechanic working on Radical Sportscars, based out of VIR
Hobbies:  Buying BMW's that I don't have space for 
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Austin Via Name / Title: Austin Via / Sales
Started at BimmerWorld in:  2017
Favorite BMW:  E30 M3
Currently Owned BMWs:  2004 E46 325iT/5 (RWD, 5-speed)                  
Dream Car Project:  S62 E30 Touring
Favorite Race Track:  Nürburgring Nordschleife 
Best Moment at BimmerWorld:  Getting to move around the E92 Pikes Peak car at VIR
Before BimmerWorld:  I was a flagger at Summit Point, and worked at Carquest
Hobbies:  Selling BMW parts
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WillMorse Name / Title: Will Morse / Sales
Started at BimmerWorld in:  2019
Favorite BMW:  1992-96 850CSi Because who doesn't love pop up lights?
Currently Owned BMWs:  None at the moment, looking for an e30 or e36
Dream Car Project:  A wide-body De Tomaso Pantera with an LSx Swap
Favorite Race Track:  Silverstone UK. I had the opportunity to see the FIA World Rallycross Championship while studying abroad.
Before BimmerWorld:  I was a Diesel Mechanic for the Army National Guard and a Marketing Student at Virginia Tech. I also sold tools and appliances for Sears throughout College.
Hobbies:  Hiking, Traveling, and constantly working on something with my hands.
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Carrie Wurz Name / Title: Carrie Wurz / HR & Accounting Manager
Started at BimmerWorld in:  2007
Favorite BMW:  E30 M3
Currently Owned BMWs:  E70 X5, E36 318ti, and in-progress SpecE30
Dream Car Project:  Would like to S52 swap my 318ti and have a sweet little sleeper. My husband (Phil) had a motor for it, but it suspiciously ended up in one of his cars after his motor blew up. Anyone that reads this should make sure to let Phil know that he owes me a motor.
Favorite Race Track:  VIR Full Course
Best Moment at BimmerWorld:  Receiving my custom painted helmet for my 10-year BimmerWorld anniversary!                 
Before BimmerWorld:  I was in tax resolution (bleh!) 
Hobbies:  Racing with the BimmerLine endurance team, attending my daughter's sporting and club events, singing with the worship team at church, kayaking, hanging out with my 3 dogs
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Brittney Tessar Name / Title: Brittney Tessar / Accounting
Started at BimmerWorld in:  2018
Best Moment at BimmerWorld:  Everyday is the best!
Before BimmerWorld:  I stayed at home with my two children who are now 3 and 5 for 4 years, and prior to that I was an accountant for a nonprofit corporation 
Hobbies:  Attending my kids sporting events, Virginia Tech sporting events, traveling, and just hanging out with my family 
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Dan Curtis Name / Title: Dan Curtis / Web, Search & Ecommerce
Started at BimmerWorld in:  2016
Favorite BMW:  Toss up between F31 335i M Sport (German Spec manual / RWD) or '72 2002tii 
Currently Owned BMWs:  2008 328i Touring Wagon 6MT RWD
Dream Car Project:  E36 Wagon with an S62 swap
Favorite Race Track:  The Nürburgring
Best Moment at BimmerWorld:  The time our warehouse guy extraordinaire donned a pink bunny costume at the BimmerWorld Christmas party, and rocked the ping pong tournament 
Before BimmerWorld:  I spent 17 years working in the BMW-specific online parts world, including companies rhyming with 'Caesarian motto skort', 'burner coder wart' and 'DGF spooning', before joining the best team of BMW enthusiasts on the planet 
Hobbies:  Trivia, playing bass and trombone in a local band, and teaching my daughter how to turn wrenches without losing the 10mm socket 
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Doug Ingram Name / Title: Doug Ingram / Web Specialist
Started at BimmerWorld in:  2017
Favorite BMW:  E36 M3 GT or a E36 M3 Lightweight with Euro S50                   
Currently Owned BMWs:  2005 E46 325iT/5 (RWD, 5-speed), 1980 E21 323i stroker                 
Dream Car Project:  changes often but always thinking how to build my E46 wagon up to Alpina B3 3.4 spec.
Favorite Race Track:  Lime Rock (driven), Nürburgring (dreaming) 
Best Moment at BimmerWorld:  my first on-site visit to BimmerWorld and meeting everyone 
Before BimmerWorld:  I started my automotive career at HMS Motorsport, spent 17 years at Turner Motorsport, and 1.5 years under the Turner/ECS umbrella 
Hobbies:  Cars, history, outdoors, travel, movies
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Chris Mars Name / Title: Chris Mars / Web Specialist
Started at BimmerWorld in:  2019
Favorite BMW: E82 1M
Currently Owned BMWs: 1992 E30 325i Convertible (my 5th E30) 
Dream Car Project:  E30 Touring with 24V swap
Favorite Race Track:  Laguna Seca
Before BimmerWorld:  I was an Outside Sales Rep for Wurth USA (2 Years). Before that, I spent a decade selling BMW Parts at Turner Motorsport (5 years) and Bavarian Autosport ( 5 years).
Hobbies:  Boating/kayaking, turning wrenches, brewery hopping, cooking
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Brandon Marshall Name / Title: Brandon Marshall / Purchasing
Started at BimmerWorld in:  2015
Favorite BMW:  Way too many to choose from! I have a massive amount of love for all things E30, so I think that's what I'm choosing...for now.
Currently Owned BMWs:  I have an E90 328i, E46 323Ci (with 525k miles!), and E30 325e
Dream Car Project:  A V8 or V10 swapped track E30, massively widebodied with super-wide wheels and tires 
Favorite Race Track:  VIR - I've driven VIR Full or South course several times and it's an amazing track - very fast straightaways, yet technical through every section 
Best Moment at BimmerWorld:  Again, way too many to choose from, but one of the best moments I've experienced so far was going to the 2018 Rolex 24 at Daytona weekend and being in the pits when we won ST and finished 2nd on debut in GS/GT4 competition, and seeing the enthusiasm and joy from the team
Before BimmerWorld:  I came from the automotive dealership world, spending 8 years at the local BMW dealership as a service advisor 
Hobbies:  If I'm not at work or at the track, you'll most likely find me watching some form of motorsport, even while doing other projects - sometimes while even working on my cars!
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Rainie Ward Name / Title: Rainie Ward / Purchasing Assistant
Started at BimmerWorld in:  2018
Favorite BMW:  I8 Roadster
Currently Owned BMWs:  None yet!
Dream Car Project:  1968 Chevelle SS
Favorite Race Track:  Daytona
Before BimmerWorld:  I did Administrative and Sales work.
Hobbies:  Hiking, biking, kayak touring & fishing...basically anything outdoors.
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Krysti Gillette Name / Title: Krysti Gillette / Purchasing
Started at BimmerWorld in:  2019
Favorite BMW:  1956 BMW 507 Roadster
Currently Owned BMWs:  e90
Favorite Race Track:  The Glen
Before BimmerWorld:  I worked as an administrative assistsnt at UNC Rockingham Healthcare
Hobbies:  Hanging out with the family, playing outdoors, having new experiences
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Zach Gillette Name / Title: Zach Gillette / Warehouse Manager
Started at BimmerWorld in:  2018
Favorite BMW:  E46 for sure!
Currently Owned BMWs:  None
Favorite Race Track:  Gods own "The Glen" Watkins Glenn
Before BimmerWorld:  I worked as a welder/fabricator and maintenance tech 
Hobbies:  Anything race related
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Joe Spaulding Name / Title: Joe Spaulding / Warehouse
Started at BimmerWorld in:  2018
Favorite BMW:  Any that they let me behind the wheel of!!
Best Moment at BimmerWorld:  So far....Surviving the 1st day!! Looking forward to being the next Ricky Bobby!!
Before BimmerWorld:  I was a member of the Home Depot-Merchandise Executive Team
Hobbies:  Shooting pool, softball, playing magic
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Derrick Stoots Name / Title: Derrick Stoots / Warehouse
Started at BimmerWorld in:  2018
Favorite BMW:  E46 M3
Currently Owned BMWs:  None
Dream Car Project:  E92 M3
Favorite Race Track:  VIR
Before BimmerWorld:  I worked at other warehouse positions and construction
Hobbies:  Time with family and watching sports
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Cameron Quesenberry Name / Title: Cameron Quesenberry / Warehouse
Started at BimmerWorld in:  2019
Favorite BMW:  BMW 2002tii
Currently Owned BMWs:  2010 bmw 328i
Dream Car Project:  e30 m3
Favorite Race Track:  Circuit de Monaco
Before BimmerWorld:  I worked at a grocery store
Hobbies:  Music and kayaking
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Brian Spencer Name / Title: Brian Spencer / Warehouse
Started at BimmerWorld in:  2019
Favorite BMW:  Any E46
Currently Owned BMWs:  2003 325i
Favorite Race Track:  Nurburgring ,Nordschleife
Before BimmerWorld:  I built boat houses on Claytor Lake
Hobbies:  My family, anything and everything BMW and cooking
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Drew Jackson Name / Title: Drew Jackson / Warehouse
Started at BimmerWorld in:  2019
Favorite BMW:  Still deciding
Currently Owned BMWs:  None Yet
Dream Car Project:  1972 z28 Camaro
Favorite Race Track:  Elk Creek Drag Way
Before BimmerWorld:  Worked for O'reilly's Auto Parts
Hobbies:  Working on cars, drag racing, hunting, hiking, working on and shooting guns
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Zach Lovingood Name / Title: ZachLovingood / Warehouse
Started at BimmerWorld in:  2019
Favorite BMW:  E46 Wagon
Currently Owned BMWs:  I'm between Bimmers
Dream Car Project:  1990 Mazda RX-7 w/ Triple Rotory
Favorite Race Track:  Bristol
Before BimmerWorld:  Worked at an auto parts store
Hobbies:  Motocross, Drag racing, fishing, hunting, and hanging out with friends and family
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Jason Marks Name / Title: Jason "Marks" Marks / Crew Chief
Started at BimmerWorld in:  2000
Favorite BMW:  E36
Currently Owned BMWs:  E60 545, E46 M3 convertible
Dream Car Project:  Real or imaginary? Let’s do a 1990s McLaren F1 engine set in the back of an E36 sedan turned custom hatch back. Rear drive, mid engine, V12, what’s not to love?
Favorite Race Track:  Why pick?
Best Moment at BimmerWorld:  I like to think it is still to come
Before BimmerWorld:  Some might say there is no life before BimmerWorld
Hobbies:  Parenting - can parenting be a hobby? Hunting, vintage guns, precision reloading 
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Dave Simpkins Name / Title: Dave Simpkins / Race Team - Car Chief
Started at BimmerWorld in:  2003
Favorite BMW:  E92 M3 Pikes Peak car
Currently Owned BMWs:  1997 328, 1993 325
Dream Car Project:  1954 Ford 100
Favorite Race Track:  Road Atlanta
Best Moment at BimmerWorld:  Going to Pikes Peak
Before BimmerWorld:  I worked on cell phone sites
Hobbies:  I like to build old cars and trucks, old motorcycles, and ride dirt bikes
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Daniel Richardson Name / Title: Daniel Richardson / Race Team
Started at BimmerWorld in:  2018
Favorite BMW:  I'll admit I don’t know a lot about BMW but I’ve always liked the E46 M3
Currently Owned BMWs:  None
Dream Car Project:  My grandfather was working on restoring a 73 Charger and painting it plum crazy purple -  my dream car would be to finish what he started
Favorite Race Track:  I haven’t visited a lot yet but so far VIR has been my favorite
Best Moment at BimmerWorld:  Going to the roar with the team for my first trip
Before BimmerWorld:  A lot of different things. Military, transmission shop, Utility trailers, most recently worked at the arsenal.
Hobbies:  Haven't had much hobbies here as of late but I am getting into buying and shooting guns
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Caydee Name / Title: Caydee / Senior Office Dog
Started at BimmerWorld in:  2011
BimmerWorld Owner:  Carrie Wurz
Favorite BMW:  I really loved my mom's old E46 325i, but I did a number on her leather seats
Currently Owned BMWs:  I ride in an X5 most days
Dream Car Project:  Give me all the windows
Favorite Race Track:  Do they have tracks where you can chase cows? That would be my favorite
Best Moment at BimmerWorld:  The day I became an office dog
Before BimmerWorld:  I mostly chilled in a crate - #Rescuelife is pretty sweet 
Hobbies:  Chasing lights or reflections - MY FAVORITE! Eating. Herding. Snuggling with my fam.
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Watson Name / Title: Watson / Junior Office Dog
Started at BimmerWorld in:  2018
BimmerWorld Owner:  Austin Via
Favorite BMW:  They’re all the same to me. Windows down is all I need!
Currently Owned BMWs:  I own a couple of classics that I let my owner drive around sometimes
Dream Car Project:  A completely edible E30. Drool!
Favorite Race Track:  Doesn't matter where I go, the girls always love me
Best Moment at BimmerWorld:  When I chewed through that box of brake rotors and nobody noticed for over a week. Sorry, not sorry.
Before BimmerWorld:  As soon as I left my mom I became a BimmerWorld Junior Office Dog. Some dogs are just born with it.
Hobbies:  Being uber cute. It's not always easy, but someone's gotta fill the role.
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