Member of the month: Andy Daniels
Spotlight date: April, 2017
The ASCCA Membership Committee is proud to announce that it has selected Andy Daniels of Frank’s Automotive as the ASCCA Member of the Month for April 2017. Each month, an ASCCA member is recognized for going above and beyond to support ASCCA’s Core Purpose: To elevate and unite automotive professionals and give them voice.
In 1960, Andy’s father, Frank Sr., started Frank’s Automotive in a Mohawk gas station in Tulare, California. By 1992, Andy took over the daily operations from his father and continued to grow the business, which since 2008 has been affiliated with the Napa brand. Seven seems to be Frank’s Automotive lucky number: they have seven lifts, in seven bays, and employ seven people, and is Tulare’s most trusted shop!
Currently President of Chapter 26, Andy has a lot of memorable moments from his many years in ASCCA. When asked which memory is his favorite, Andy replied “I remember the first function I attended was a Christmas party. John Camara invited me, and explained that it was a gift exchange of gag gifts with a value of $10.00. When the party was underway and the gift exchange started, I got a little nervous. Other members brought nice gifts like blank VHS tapes (remember when?) and alcohol. Well I wrapped an actual gag gift - I won't say what it was, but when the poor lady opened my gift, she let out a squeal! I was just a little embarrassed.”
Andy also said that being a member of the ASCCA has greatly benefitted him. “We save thousands of dollars every year by using member service providers that are sponsors of the association. What’s even better, is the value that all members receive from having a voice at the State Capitol. ASCCA is always there to advocate on behalf of the automotive industry – it’s invaluable.”
Finally, when asked what he loves most about ASCCA, Andy said “As my great friend John Camara states- the camaraderie.”
Thank you Andy for your enduring commitment to ASCCA! Our organization and its members have benefited tremendously from your participation, knowledge, and most importantly, your dedication. Congratulations!