about us

Prussian Motors was founded by Bob Weaver and Merritt Hansen. We are BMW and European sports car enthusiasts. We were tired of dealing with the nonsense that passes for service at most salvage yards so we started our own. We aim to provide our customers with friendly customer service and accurate parts and fitment information. When possible, we always provide OEM part numbers and paint codes to ensure compatibility for your vehicle.


Bob has been in the automotive industry since 1999, working at a truck salvage yard for 9 years before co-founding Prussian Motors with Merritt Hansen.  If you email Prussian Motors, chances are you’ll talk to Bob. Aside from extreme horsepower, Bob’s hobbies are working overtime, real estate, and water skiing. Bob’s garage includes the boosted 1995 332ti that started it all, Maximum PSI Ethanol fueled 2001 Laguna Seca Turbo E46 M3, stock 2001 E39 M5 in Carbon Black, 2001 S54 M Coupe that was completely rebuilt after being 100% under water in the summer of 2017 Houston flood, Turbo LS swapped e39 touring, potholed e70 x5 diesel with Meyer snow plow and an AIM Performance 996t running at 2bar on e85.


Marshall Bindrim - IT Manager

Marshall joined the Prussian Motors team in 2016. He has taken the lead in many areas. Notably Marshall has more than doubled our rack storage and re-organized all of our parts, bringing sanity to overflowing shelves and bins as our inventory rapidly expands. He is also a Fitment expert, verifying and refining our part interchange information before uploading. Marshall helps out in all areas of our business from customer service and shipping, to graphic design and marketing. When not at work, Marshall oversees a CNC vinyl sticker and 3d printing business, works on his ski boat, and enjoys the Schuylkill River. He is the proud owner of a 2002 330i Sedan and a 2004 325xi Sedan both in Schwarz Black and an Orange 1980 Chevy Camaro, “Clementine”.


Chris has been with Prussian Motors since 2012. He photographs and accurately describes nearly all of our newly added inventory parts. His attention to detail and clear descriptions make our product listings exceptional. In addition to being a BMW aficionado, Chris is also an audiophile, music enthusiast, Apple computer geek, and car audio Basshead. His partner in crime is a 2001 740iL in Stratus Grey.


Thacher is a graduate of Automotive Training Center in Exton, PA. He has been expertly repairing BMWs since 2008 and started at Prussian Motors in 2012. Thacher is our mechanical prodigy. He fully dismantles every end-of-life BMW that comes through our doors, usually down to the pistons. He is also responsible for maintaining and repairing shop equipment and the rollback tow truck. Thacher can figure out how to fix just about anything. He is a dedicated Deadhead, driving his E46 Touring all over the country to shows with his family. Their BMW kids are an S54-swapped 2004 332xi Touring 6-Speed in Schwarz Black and a 2003 330xi Sedan in Titan Silver.


Lisa Webb - Accounting Manager

Lisa joined Prussian Motors in 2019. She has been a BMW enthusiast since the age of 16 learning how to drive stick in a 1989 black E30 sedan. Lisa takes care of all the accounting, bookkeeping, payroll, and HR needs. She also helps organize inventory and pulls parts to be shipped. Lisa has a 6-year-old daughter who keeps her home life busy and happy. Along with Thacher she travels the country wherever the music takes them. Lisa currently drives a Titan Silver 2003 330xi Sedan with a Recaro child seat in true "Cool Mom" fashion. When not burried in numbers she enjoys dancing at shows, camping, and kayaking. 


Arian Pourrad – Operations Manager

Arian is our Resident German who began working here in June of 2019. Arian proved himself to be Prussian Motors material right out of the gate. He has taken on a multitude of tasks such as creating accurate listings, processing returns, and managing freight shipments. If you call Prussian Motors you will most likely be speaking with Arian. He currently drives a 2008 M3 Coupe as both his daily and track car. He excels at picking up heavy things and putting them back down repeatedly. Arian enjoys snowboarding, skateboarding, and especially giving anyone named Mike a hard time.


Michael Cleary – Shipping Manager

Mike “Mad Man” Cleary joined Prussian in early 2021. He was previously working as a farm hand and has brought over a real “Can Do” attitude. Cleary describes himself as Single and Ready to Mingle but his “One Love” is BMW. He enjoys skiing and anything that involves adrenaline. Cleary currently drives a turbo charged E28 but is always on the prowl for a new project car to fuel is passion for speed.

Honey Weaver - Security 2008-2021

Honey was a Presa Canario mastiff female with fawn coloring and a founding member of Prussian Motors.  We adopted her from Brooklyn Animal Control in June of 2008, the same year Prussian Motors opened its doors.  She provided office security and friendly customer service (if you had food). Honey liked summertime, rolling in the grass, and meat. Dislikes are cats, water, and small dogs.

Emerson Hansen – Couch Warmer 2009-2021

Emerson was adopted out of North Carolina in 2011. He is also a Presa Canario mastiff like Honey. He has a brindle coat, or tiger stripes as we call them. He loved coming to work everyday with his humans and keeping the couches warm. Emmy liked cuddling, tipping trash cans, and bread. Dislikes were being alone, baths, and hands that don’t pet him.