Member of the month: Dennis Montalbano
Spotlight date: December, 2016
The ASCCA Membership Committee is proud to announce that it has selected Dennis Montalbano of German Auto Repair as the ASCCA Member of the Month for December 2016. 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.
Dennis joined ASCCA in 1989, and he has been a member ever since. Dennis is currently serving his second term as president, after having served in the position in 2011. Over the years, he has dedicated his time and effort to ASCCA by holding various board positions in Chapter 25, and has earned the respect as a business consultant, advising countless automotive repair shops in the Fresno area.
Dennis was born in San Francisco and grew up in San Jose and graduated from Bellarmine College Preparatory with honors. After two years as a pre-med student, his biology professor told him, “Either you are going to be a great surgeon or an awesome auto mechanic.” At 22 years old, Dennis became the youngest Snap-On Tools dealer and after eight years, he received a promotion that led him to Fresno. In his late thirties, Dennis was looking for a challenge in his career and decided to purchase German Auto Repair in 1989 and later another repair facility called Pinky’s Auto Repair.
The people that know Dennis best will say that he is passionate, convincing, and not hesitant to take on even the most stubborn elected official. When asked to arrange meetings, give politicians awards, speak publicly, and travel the country to attend conferences, Dennis is always there and ready to make a difference. There is no door that Dennis is afraid to enter, and that is why the automotive industry, and ASCCA, is so very lucky to have him.
Thank you Dennis for your ongoing commitment to ASCCA! Our organization and its members have greatly benefited from all of your leadership, hard work, dedication, and unwavering commitment. Congratulations!