Member of the month: Dara Bakhshandeh
Spotlight date: September, 2018
The ASCCA Membership Committee proudly announces Dara Bakhshandeh of C & D Auto Care as its ASCCA member of the month for September 2018. Every month, the ASCCA honors members who have continuously excelled in the demonstration of ASCCA’s core values of integrity, compassion, professionalism, and unity. Along with these core values, Dara has proven to go above and beyond in demonstrating support for ASCCA’s core purpose: To elevate and unite automotive professionals and give them voice.
C & D Auto Care is a family-owned, team operated, 6,500 square foot automotive service and repair facility where Dara works on domestic and Asian vehicles. He is Treasurer of Chapter 24 and a Trustee for the Automotive Service Councils Educational Foundation.
As a long-time member of ASCCA, Dara says that there are many benefits to being an ASCCA member. “Networking with other shop owners and learning from their experiences is a huge benefit, plus the support and help you receive in a time of need. Another great benefit is being updated on various bills going through the legislature that could negatively affect our industry.”
Dara also said there are many special and memorable moments that go along with being an ASCCA member. “There are many Team Weekends that hold my favorite memories. I love seeing how the association comes together and I appreciate the time donated by the Board to make the automotive industry better today and in the future.”
Dara has had many valuable experiences as a member of ASCCA. When asked what he loves about ASCCA, Dara replied “It is a combination of things – I have many great friends in our industry because of ASCCA and was also able to join ASCEF as a Trustee. Listening to great speakers at the chapter meetings and having a voice in the legislature is also why I love this association – the list goes on.”
Thank you Dara for your continuous dedication to ASCCA. Our organization and its members have experienced marvelous improvements from your participation, compassion, integrity, and of course, your commitment.