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ASCCA Vendors of the Month

Digital Financial Group (DFG)

Spotlight date: November, 2018

Shannon Devery

The ASCCA Revenue and Benefits Committee is proud to announce that it has selected Shannon Devery of Digital Financial Group (DFG) as ASCCA's November Partner of the Month. Each month, an ASCCA partner is recognized for their steadfast support of ASCCA, its members, and the automotive repair industry, and their commitment to ASCCA's Core Purpose: To elevate and unite automotive professionals and give them voice.

DFG has been an Exclusive Endorsed Vendor with ASCCA since May 2013 as well as a Corporate Partner at the $7,500 level since October 2016. DFG is a leader in the payment processing industry, specifically in mobile payments and merchant services. 

When asked how his partnership with ASCCA has benefited DFG, Shannon replied, “ASCCA has been a wonderful addition to our portfolio as we have received a lot of business throughout the years and it continues to remain stable with a potential for growth. We love collaborating with like-minded people and the philanthropy and integrity of ASCCA shops is what we look for in a partner.”

DFG's partnership also benefits ASCCA members by allowing them to receive pricing that is typically reserved for large-volume merchants. “Members all get treated like top volume shops no matter what their volume is. We have set rates that benefit everyone which should attract new members to the association. We are always very reachable, and we have an amazing admin team working with us to help. We also give a dues reimbursement of $350 each year to members using our services.”  

Shannon shows her support by being involved with all of the ASCCA chapters. She goes to as many chapter meetings as she can all over the state and sits on the membership committee. She also goes to just about every Team Weekend in Sacramento, OC, and, San Diego. She tries to attend holiday parties, fundraisers, shop nights, vendor fairs, and does a lot of trainings for the chapters.

When asked about a favorite moment while being an ASCCA partner, Shannon replied “Last year, at the time of the Santa Rosa fires, many shops and their homes were affected by the damage. Our company offered to match 25 percent to any shop donation of their $350 check that we were about to give them.  The members were so generous that we were able to give almost $9000 to the ASCCA members who were victims of the fires. We were very touched by the compassion shown by the ASCCA.”  

Thank you DFG for your enduring commitment to ASCCA! Our organization and its members have benefited tremendously from your participation and dedication throughout the years.


Cintas

Spotlight date: October, 2018

The ASCCA Revenue and Benefits Committee is proud to announce that it has selected Cintas Corporation as ASCCA’s October Partner of the Month. Each month, an ASCCA partner is recognized for their outstanding support of ASCCA, its members, the automotive repair industry, and their commitment to going above and beyond to support ASCCA’s Core Purpose: To elevate and unite automotive professionals and give them voice.

Cintas leads the industry in supplying corporate identity uniform programs, providing entrance and logo mats, restroom supplies, promotional products, first aid, safety, fire protection products and services, and industrial carpet and tile cleaning. They operate more than 400 facilities in North America—including six manufacturing plants and eight distribution centers.

When asked how Cintas partnership with ASCCA has benefited their business, Thomas Dunne, Key Account Manager for Cintas replied, “We have been able to build great partnerships with the members of ASCCA that have provided a great amount of exposure to the Cintas brand and organization.”

Having Cintas as a partner has also proven to be very beneficial for ASCCA members. “The ASCCA members who have partnered with Cintas have been able to take advantage of all our services and programs at a special rate. This allows the members to do business the best in the industry and still bring savings to their bottom line.”

When asked why other companies should become Corporate Partners, Thomas said “It allows companies to build a trusted relationship with members throughout the state.  ASCCA members are a very informed group that like to see partnerships grow and thrive. They very much like to share vendor successes and opportunities throughout the group, so when you have a great product and service, word will travel fast!”

Thank you Cintas for your enduring commitment to ASCCA! Our organization and its members have benefited tremendously from your knowledge and partnership throughout the years.


Autozone

Spotlight date: August, 2018

The ASCCA Revenue and Benefits Committee is proud to announce that it has selected AutoZone as ASCCA’s August Partner of the Month. Each month, an ASCCA partner is recognized for their outstanding support of ASCCA, its members, the automotive repair industry, and their commitment to going above and beyond to support ASCCA’s Core Purpose: To elevate and unite automotive professionals and give them voice.

AutoZone is the largest automotive parts, services, and accessories provider in the United States. They provide 800,000+ products in 70 automotive categories through our 6,000+ company-owned locations.

When asked how AutoZone’s partnership with ASCCA has benefited their business, Jim Gray, National Business Development Manager for AutoZone replied, “Since partnering with ASCCA in 2013, our team of professionals have benefitted by collaborating with members on the latest changes in our dynamic industry allowing us to serve them better and provide quality products they can trust. We have been able to grow our business with members throughout California. Thank You ASCCA for the tremendous support of our industry and AutoZone!” 

AutoZone’s partnership has also proven to be very beneficial for ASCCA members. “In addition to the discounts, rebates, and delivery commitments, ASCCA members benefit from our training, technical support, and parts and labor guarantee. Furthermore, we send them customers through our referral program online and in our stores.”

When asked about his favorite memory, Jim replied, “I attended my first Team Weekend earlier this year, and it was very enlightening to see a group of professionals in the automotive aftermarket have so much passion for the industry, their colleges, and their state. From Rocky’s opening remarks, the guest speaker’s presentations, and the networking throughout the weekend it was made clear, that the purpose of ASCCA is “To elevate and unite automotive professionals and give them voice”. Also, receiving a plaque of appreciation was unexpected which demonstrates true partnership from a vendor’s perspective.”

AutoZone’s across the state are committed to several Chapters and their members by supporting Chapter Meetings and Trade Shows. They are also eager to partner with all Chapters needing assistance.

“While the automotive aftermarket is a multi-billion-dollar industry, it’s organizations like ASCCA that keep the focus on the Independent repair professional. Everyone benefits as a corporate sponsor for ASCCA.”

Thank you AutoZone for your enduring commitment to ASCCA! Our organization and its members have benefited tremendously from your knowledge and partnership throughout the years.


Armstrong & Associates

Spotlight date: July, 2018

ASCCA | Vendor Glen Dailey

The ASCCA Revenue and Benefits Committee is proud to announce that it has selected Armstrong & Associates as ASCCA’s July Partner of the Month. Each month, an ASCCA partner is recognized for their outstanding support of ASCCA, its members, the automotive repair industry, and their commitment to going above and beyond to support ASCCA’s Core Purpose: To elevate and unite automotive professionals and give them voice.

Armstrong & Associates is an insurance service company who provides their customers with the highest quality safety information and loss control services. Not only do they offer top tier vehicle insurance, but they also provide their clients with life, health, and business insurance. With a highly accredited training regiment, their employees are fully capable and prepared to handle any insurance related issues you may have.

When asked how Armstrong & Associates partnership with ASCCA has benefited their business, Glen Dailey, commercial insurance sales agent for Armstrong & Associates replied, “Partnering with ASCCA has expanded my network in the automotive industry and allowed me to become even more proficient in understanding and serving this industry. I have also met many great people and look forward to our continued partnership.”

Having Armstrong & Associates has also proven to be very beneficial for ASCCA members. “By partnering with Armstrong and Associates, ASCCA members have greater access to unique and specialized insurance programs that save them money while providing optimal coverage.”

When asked about his favorite memory, Glen replied, “There are multiple stories but the moments that come to mind are those times of crisis or natural disaster, like the recent fires, when the association came together to support their members. It really underlines the essence of the association and makes me proud to work with the ASCCA.”

When asked why other companies should become Corporate Partners, Glen said “To put it plainly, ASCCA members are great people and partnering with this group is a win both professionally and personally.”

Armstrong & Associates is involved in several chapters and attends multiple chapter events throughout the state. Thank you, Armstrong & Associates, for your enduring commitment to ASCCA! Our organization and its members have benefited tremendously from your knowledge and partnership throughout the years.


Nick Bagley

Spotlight date: June, 2018

ASCCA | Vendor Nick Bagley

The ASCCA Revenue and Benefits Committee is proud to announce that it has selected Motul as ASCCA’s June Partner of the Month. Each month, an ASCCA partner is recognized for their outstanding support of ASCCA, its members, the automotive repair industry, and their commitment to going above and beyond to support ASCCA’s Core Purpose: To elevate and unite automotive professionals and give them voice.

Motul has been a Corporate Partner since 2017. They are a world-class French company specializing in the formulation, production, and distribution of high-tech engine lubricants for two-wheelers, cars, and, other vehicles as well as lubricants for industry via its Motultech activity

When asked how Motul’s partnership with ASCCA has benefited Motul, Nick Bagley, National Sales Manager for Motul replied, “Being a lubricant specialist and a premium oil brand that is largely known in the European and Japanese car communities, being associated with ASCCA has given us the opportunity to build our brand awareness with the general repair garages that work on all types of vehicles, especially domestic brands.”

Being a Corporate Partner in the ASCCA creates mutual gains for all parties involved. Bagley stated that “With our expertise in the lubricant business, we can really help with education and training. There are so many rumors, myths, and a general misunderstanding about oils and we can bring a level of knowledge that is second to none. In addition to that, we offer unique rebates to just ASCCA member businesses on Motul products as well.”

Since becoming a Corporate Partner, Motul has been able to work closely with one of the biggest chapters in the ASCCA – Chapter 5 which is based in the Pasadena area. Bagley stated that “We’ve been able to do quite a bit of business development there by meeting different folks and support some local events as well.”

Bagley claims that other companies in the industry should become ASCCA Corporate Partners because “It enables its members to act on behalf of family businesses. Also, there has been a decent level of grassroots support from the ASCCA member level which can help large corporations such as Motul get their foot in the door in businesses that may have been overlooked in the past.”

Thank you Motul for your enduring commitment to ASCCA! Our organization and its members have benefited tremendously from your knowledge and partnership throughout the years.  


Steven Poole

Spotlight date: May, 2018

ASCCA | Vendor Steven Poole

The ASCCA Revenue and Benefits Committee is proud to announce that it has selected Steven Poole of LKQ Corporation as ASCCA’s May Partner of the Month. Each month, an ASCCA partner is recognized for their steadfast support of ASCCA, its members, and the automotive repair industry, and their commitment to ASCCA’s Core Purpose: To elevate and unite automotive professionals and give them voice.

LKQ Corporation has been a Corporate Partner since 2013. They are the leading provider of alternative and specialty parts to repair and accessorize automobiles and other vehicles. LKQ has operations in North America, Europe, and Taiwan. They offer its customers a broad range of replacement systems, components, equipment and parts to repair and accessorize automobiles, trucks, and recreational and performance vehicles.

When asked how his partnership with ASCCA has benefited LKQ, Steven replied, “The biggest impact ASCCA has had on LKQ is customers trusting us more than most. This says a lot about LKQ and ASCCA. In my many dealings with customers directly, I have found that many ASCCA members who are our customers whether first time or repeat customers, call LKQ are expecting a much higher level of service due to being an ASCCA member. That says a lot about the integrity of the organization and to the amount of trust put into each of its members’ businesses.”

LKQ partnership also benefits ASCCA members. “Situations have arisen over the years where ASCCA members/customers have needed assistance due to unforeseen failures. While we value all of our customers, being an ASCCA member has perks,” said Steven. “I can tell you when an ASCCA member calls and request for assistance, we do take that into consideration when making a final decision, more often than not, the outcome is positive for both parties.”  

While Steven was just recently given the privilege of representing the SoCal LKQ chapter, he already has a memorable moment. “Watching how ASCCA is very involved in the legislation that affects our industry was a memorable moment for me. Learning about what laws are currently being presented has opened my eyes to the views of those outside our industry, and how they don’t understand the effects they may have on our businesses.”

When asked why other companies should become Corporate Partners, Steven said “Grassroots is a good word to describe ASCCA. Knowing this, companies, no matter how big, should join and support ASCCA simply because it is organized and run by those who understand their industry best. Who better to represent those in the industry than those in the ‘trenches’. It is a good grounding foundation for those that have become successful large companies that have forgotten where the industry began. Normal, hardworking men and women with a passion for vehicles and driven to see the future success of a very competitive yet growing industry.”

Thank you LKQ Corporation for your enduring commitment to ASCCA! Our organization and its members have benefited tremendously from your partnership and leadership throughout the years.


Mark Mongelli

Spotlight date: April, 2018

ASCCA | Vendor Mark Mongelli

The ASCCA Revenue and Benefits Committee is proud to announce that it has selected Mark Mongelli of  

BG PetroSpecs as ASCCA’s April Partner of the Month. Each month, an ASCCA partner is recognized for their steadfast support of ASCCA, its members, and the automotive repair industry, and their commitment to ASCCA’s Core Purpose: To elevate and unite automotive professionals and give them voice.

BG PetroSpecs has been a Corporate Partner since 2012. PetroSpecs, Inc. is the distributor of BG products and emphasizes a family of major services — fuel induction, transmission, power steering, brakes, air conditioning, premium oil change, cooling system, EGR, fuel injection, battery, and driveline service.

When asked how his partnership with ASCCA has benefited BG PetroSpecs, Mark replied, “We have gained many business relationships and new customers since joining ASCCA. I personally have learned the nuts and bolts of the independent repair industry from the best in the business. Where else could you meet 20-25 repair shop owners at one time on a bi-monthly basis? Only by joining ASCCA.”

BG PetroSpecs partnership also benefits ASCCA members which includes, well-trained and experienced staff capable of understanding your business needs. Our customer’s employees will receive full training and we are happy to train any new hires as well. BG PetroSpecs reps make regular visits to answer questions and to restock the service products.

While BG PetroSpecs is a state-wide sponsor, Mark has been the Vice President for chapter 1940 since 2015. When asked about his favorite memory, Mark replied, “I think the most memorable moment was when I witnessed the huge amount of heartfelt support from many different chapter members when a fire destroyed a fellow member’s shop.”

Thank you BG PetroSpecs for your enduring commitment to ASCCA! Our organization and its members have benefited tremendously from your knowledge and leadership throughout the years.


Mackenzie Merz

Spotlight date: March, 2018

ASCCA | Vendor Mackenzie Merz

The ASCCA Revenue and Benefits Committee is proud to announce that it has selected Mackenzie Merz of Castrol as ASCCA’s March Partner of the Month. Each month, an ASCCA partner is recognized for their steadfast support of ASCCA, its members, and the automotive repair industry, and their commitment to ASCCA’s Core Purpose: To elevate and unite automotive professionals and give them voice.

Castrol has been a Corporate Partner since 2017. They are an innovative company that markets high-performance engine oils and business-building programs directly to independent workshop owners.

For over 23 years, Castrol has been the only major marketer to manufacture its own premium, custom-made additives for its leading passenger car motor oils.

When asked how her partnership with ASCCA has benefited Castrol, Mackenzie replied, “Partnering with the ASCCA has been a huge differentiator for Castrol. It has benefited our business by opening the doors to many independent workshops that in the past we couldn’t get into. Being a part of the ASCCA softens the sales calls. Many times, when the owners and managers found out we were corporate sponsors of the ASCCA, they tended to be more open and welcoming to our discussions. The members within the ASCCA group are big advocates of suppliers that are invested into the association. When they see investment from suppliers, like Castrol, they also see loyalty to the group. 

Being a Corporate Partner in the ASCCA creates mutual gains for all parties involved. The education, legislation, industry, and mindshare the chapter meetings bring is what the automotive industry needs right now. It is important to keep the independent workshop industry thriving. There is a large gap between the current owners and future owners on the independent side. There is the personal touch that many parts of the automotive division are missing. What the auto industry needs now more than ever, is to pass on the knowledge to younger generations to keep this channel relevant. Joining the ASCCA is the first step to growing your business and developing the relationships you need.”

Castrol’s partnership also benefits ASCCA members which includes, training, support, and education. “In the Southern California market, I have presented oil industry knowledge and forecasting for future trends to prepare the independent workshop channel,” said Mackenzie. “Some of the chapter members that attended the presentations became customers of ours. There are mutual gains on both sides. Creating awareness and providing value is our goal for success.” 

While Castrol is a state-wide sponsor, Mackenzie is active in Chapters 5, 12, and 1940. When asked about her favorite memory, Mackenzie replied, “Building friendships with the owners and managers have been the most memorable moments for me. Although I am passionate about providing my customers with the best support and the right products for their facilities, developing relationships beyond the day-to-day tasks is what matters most to me. I’ve enjoyed learning about my customers overall growth strategies for their company, their legacy plans for their business, their hobbies, and their passions. To me, that is invaluable.”

Thank you Castrol for your enduring commitment to ASCCA! Our organization and its members have benefited tremendously from your knowledge and partnership throughout the years.


John Hartman

Spotlight date:February, 2018

ASCCA | Vendor John Hartman

The ASCCA Revenue and Benefits Committee is proud to announce that it has selected John Hartman of NAPA AutoCare as ASCCA’s February Partner of the Month. Each month, an ASCCA partner is recognized for their steadfast support of ASCCA, its members, and the automotive repair industry, and their commitment to ASCCA’s Core Purpose: To elevate and unite automotive professionals and give them voice.

NAPA AutoCare has been a Corporate Partner since 2017. They focus on an integrated banner program that unites everything an independent repair business needs to prosper. NAPA AutoCare has grown to over 16,000-plus independently owned and nationally recognized automotive, collision, and truck service centers, making it the largest single aftermarket repair network in the country.

When asked how his partnership with ASCCA has benefited NAPA AutoCare, John replied, “Very simple – the success of ASCCA members is our success. Seeing their businesses succeed and knowing you helped them get there, makes my job worth it.

NAPA Autocare’s partnership also benefits ASCCA members which includes, national brand visibility, technological tools, state-of-the-art communication platforms, training and employee recruitment resources, member discounts, and much more. The NAPA membership program also strengthens the business relationship between servicing NAPA Auto Parts stores and AutoCare Centers by providing the necessary tools to be successful.

John has been involved with Chapter 24, located in San Diego, since 1999. When asked about his favorite memory, John replied, “Sponsoring and supporting the Automotive Skills day competition at Cuyamaca College. This annual event is in partnership with ASCCA, Chapter 24, and Cuyamaca College – I look forward to it every year.”

Thank you NAPA AutoCare for your enduring commitment to ASCCA! Our organization and its members have benefited tremendously from your knowledge and partnership throughout the years.


Maylan Newton

Spotlight date: January, 2018

ASCCA | Vendor Maylan Newton

The ASCCA Revenue and Benefits Committee is proud to announce that it has selected Maylan Newton of the Educational Seminars Institute (ESi) as ASCCA’s January Partner of the Month. Each month, an ASCCA partner is recognized for their steadfast support of ASCCA, its members, and the automotive repair industry, and their commitment to ASCCA’s Core Purpose: To elevate and unite automotive professionals and give them voice.

ESi is a Corporate Partner and has been a member of ASCCA for 30 years. ESi is renowned for providing the independent repair shop with up-to-date full-facility training for their management team and personnel. All ESi training programs target development strategies that finetune and produce professional skills in automotive business owners and their employees.

When asked how his partnership with ASCCA has benefited ESi, Maylan replied, “The greatest benefit of our partnership with ASCCA is its members. The opportunity to interact with a diverse membership to improve our industry is huge. This helps us see the industry from a single person shop to a multiple shop operation. Each member brings a unique perspective to the industry and working together benefits all of us.

“If you want to reach the owners and operators of the automotive industry, this association is a must. Take it one step beyond and become involved, attend the chapter meetings, and participate in team weekends – that’s when you really get the rewards.”

ESi’s partnership also benefits ASCCA members by allowing them to receive special deals on training seminars. “Our experience working with hundreds of repair shops all over the United States allows us to bring the membership different thoughts, ideas, and ways of doing things. Sharing our experiences improves each members’ business.”

During the year, Maylan speaks at as many chapter meetings as possible and enjoys meeting the chapter membership. He also helps ASCCA with their membership drives, open houses, and vendor fairs.

When asked about a favorite moment while being an ASCCA partner, Maylan replied “There’ve been many times in the 30 years that we have been members, that shop owners have come to us and thanked us for helping them change and improve their businesses. In some cases, shops are still in business today because of our relationship with ASCCA and that makes it all worth it.”

Thank you ESi for your enduring commitment to ASCCA! Our organization and its members have benefited tremendously from your knowledge and dedication throughout the years.

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