WHO WE ARE
Dave Ball Partner - Founder - Technician
Dave Ball is a three-time Master Guild Technician, which is Mercedes-Benz’s highest technical achievement, awarded to the top 1% as tested annually, and five time Master Technician. He is a recertified ASE Master Automobile technician, ASE certified Service Advisor, and a member of the International Automotive Technicians Network, a worldwide group of 50,000+ professional technicians who brainstorm to help each other find solutions. Before founding APEX in 2007 he spent six years as Shop Foreman / Technical Specialist at Mercedes-Benz of Beverly Hills.
Bert French Partner - Technician
Bert and Dave had their first Mercedes-Benz dealership experiences at Claridges LTD, now Mercedes-Benz of Fremont, in 1987. Bert worked as a line tech, achieving MB Master status, until 1996, when he was transfered to Claridge's BMW dealership, where he served as shop forman for eleven years. Bert bought into APEX as partner in 2013, bringing decades of service and management expertise.
Tyler Weis - Technician
After recieving his Associate of Science degree in Automotive Technology with a 4.0 GPA, Tyler participated in Mercedes-Benz's Elite Technician training program. Upon graduation he joined Mercedes-Benz of Marin as an MB Certified Technician in 2014. Within two years Tyler achieved Mercedes-Benz Master Technician status. Tyler joined APEX in October 2018 and brings valuable experience on the latest models as well as the enthusiasim of youth. Tyler pursued this path with determination, and loves what he's doing.
Mark Kesner - Service Advisor
Mark and Dave worked together at R.A.B. Motors, now Mercedes-Benz of Marin, from 1989 to 1991. Mark was first the Service Dispatcher, and then became their Warranty Administrator. He served in that capacity until 2018. In this position Mark submitted every warranty repair the dealership peformed for almost thirty years. He knows what went wrong, and what fixed (and failed) on every warranty repair at that dealer. His knowledge of MB procedures, labor times, repair statistics and warranty policies are invaluable.