Wellesley Volkswagen
231 Linden St. | Wellesley, MA 02482

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(781) 237-3553

 

Meet Our Service Staff

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Mike Kandalaft

VW Master Certified Service Manager

michael.kandalaft@wellesleyvw.com

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Mike Kandalaft

VW Master Certified Service Manager

michael.kandalaft@wellesleyvw.com

Mike grew up in Rumford, RI and started out with Volkswagen in 1995, while still in high school. He began doing pre-delivery inspections on new Volkswagens after school at Scott Motors in East Providence, RI, and has been in the car business and with Volkswagen ever since. He has been with Wellesley Volkswagen since 2002 and although there are several other VW dealers that are closer to his home, there is no other dealership and no other group of dedicated employees that he would rather work with. Mike is an avid VW/Audi/Porsche enthusiast that has owned many different models from the Volkswagen brand over the years, his favorite of which being an S8 and a Cayenne Turbo. In his spare time, Mike enjoys working in the yard, cooking, travel and spending time with his family including his daughter, Aria and english bulldog, Georgia. He is also an long time member of the VW club of America, Audi club of North America, and Long Island Bulldog Rescue.

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Ian Bray

VW Master Certified Assistant Service Manager

Ian.bray@wellesleyvw.com

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Ian Bray

VW Master Certified Assistant Service Manager

Ian.bray@wellesleyvw.com

Ian grew up in Newton, MA and now resides in NH, making the commute to Wellesley every day. He has been in the car business 12 years, and here at Wellesley Volkswagen since 2007. He enjoys spending time with his wife and his black lab, Hemi.. a.k.a Bubba. Most recently, the majority of his spare time has been spent planning for the arrival of their first son, Owen.. who is due anytime now. He also enjoys spending time with friends and family and discovering all types of music.

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Matt Pitts

Service Consultant

matt.pitts@wellesleyvw.com

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Matt Pitts

Service Consultant

matt.pitts@wellesleyvw.com

Matt grew up in Natick, MA and has always had a strong passion for anything related to the automotive industry. He has been in the car business and with Wellesley Volkswagen for 5 years. In his spare time, he enjoys traveling, playing sports, sport shooting, as well as spending time with his friends and family.

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Heather Carrabis

Head Receptionist/Warranty Administrator

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Heather Carrabis

Head Receptionist/Warranty Administrator

Heather has been in the automotive business for 12 years and here at Wellesley Volkswagen for 6 years. In her spare time, she enjoys reading all types of literature and writing to friends all over the world. Heather certainly has her hands full, as she is both working and going to school full time for accounting. She is extremely well organized and a great asset to the organization.

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Chris Varney

VW Master Certified Technician / Shop Foreman

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Chris Varney

VW Master Certified Technician / Shop Foreman

Chris has been in the car business 16 years and here at Wellesley Volkswagen for 4 years. He brings a wealth of automotive expertise to the table and is always there to help with any issues that may arise. In his spare time, Chris enjoys spending time with his family, restoring and modifying classic cars, and charity work - specifically, raising money to assist local families in need.

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Charles Akers

VW Master Certified Technician

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Charles Akers

VW Master Certified Technician

Charlie has been in the car business for 45 years, and here at Wellesley Volkswagen for 13 years...pretty impressive. In his spare time, he enjoys watching the Red Sox and the Pats, as well as weekend trips up to Maine for boating and relaxation.

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Hatem Al-Araj

VW Master Certified Technician

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Hatem Al-Araj

VW Master Certified Technician

Hatem has been in the car business 20 years, and here at Wellesley Volkswagen for 9 years. In his spare time, he enjoys spending time with his family and in his garden.

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James Stefanini

VW Master Certified Technician

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James Stefanini

VW Master Certified Technician

Jimmy has been in the car business 10 years and here at Wellesley Volkswagen for 8 years. In his free time, Jimmy enjoys spending time with his family, as well as fishing and hunting. He likes to stay fit by going to the gym and by participating in GoRuck challenges. His background is in baking and pastry from growing up in an Italian Bakery, owned by his family. He is also a certified EMT.

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Fernando Ocana

VW Master Certified Technician

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Fernando Ocana

VW Master Certified Technician

Fernando has been in the car business for 13 years, and here at Wellesley VW for 4 years. In his spare time, he enjoys spending time with his family, bowling and playing various other games. Fernando says "life is short, so I live my life to the fullest with family and friends".......certainly good words to live by.

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Jean-Paul Pelletier

VW Master Certified Technician

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Jean-Paul Pelletier

VW Master Certified Technician

Jean-Paul has been in the car business with Volkswagen for 25 years, and here at Wellesley VW for 3 years. He is our resident air-cooled expert, who has owned and worked on many vintage air cooled VW's over the years. He enjoys spending his spare time with his children.

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James Kowalik

VW Master Certified Technician

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James Kowalik

VW Master Certified Technician

Jim has been in the car business for 7 years, and here at Wellesley Volkswagen for 1 year. He is an avid VW / Audi enthusiast, who has owned several different models over the years. Most recently, he has acquired a VW Squareback, which he is restoring. In his free time, Jim enjoys spending time in Maine, going to car shows, art, and travel.

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Oscar Augusto

VW Factory Certified Technician

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Oscar Augusto

VW Factory Certified Technician

Oscar has been in the car business for 7 years, and here at Wellesley Volkswagen for 6 months. He is an automobile enthusiast and has a passion for VW's.. specifically for their speed and style. Oscar is newly married, and actually met his wife when he went to purchase a vehicle that she was selling. He enjoys spending his free time working on his own cars, going to car shows, and reading.

 
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