Member of the month: Steve Vanlandingham
Spotlight date: May, 2019
The ASCCA Membership Committee proudly announces Steve Vanlandingham of Van’s Automotive as its ASCCA member of the month for May 2019. ASCCA regularly honors members who go above and beyond in demonstrating ASCCA’s core values of integrity, compassion, professionalism, and unity. Along with these core values, Steve Vanlandingham also embodies ASCCA’s core purpose:To elevate and unite automotive professionals and give them voice.
Family-owned and operated in in El Cajon, California, Van’s Automotive was founded in 1982 and is a full-service preventative maintenance and automotive repair shop. A member since 1996, John has been an active member in both his Chapter 24 and at the state level. He has served as his Chapter 24 Board Member, Vice President, President and Chapter Rep. He then went on to serve as a state Board Director, Treasurer, and President. Currently, Steve chairs the ASCCA Bylaws Committee and serves as the ASCCA Secretary. Reflecting on how ASCCA has benefited his business, Steve says, “I believe ASCCA involvement has made my business more profitable through all types of seminars and interactions with other California shop owners. I do know ASCCA has kept me current as a business owner and certainly more aware of general business issues, current issues, and industry concerns. I made a lot of friends up and down the state, and the knowledge I've gained since becoming a member is priceless. I look forward to several more years as I wind up my 50-year career and 36 years in business.”
When asked about his favorite memory of being an ASCCA member, Steve said, “Looking back I have had a lot of fun from ‘Running to the Capitol’ to knowing ‘Monopoly Man.’ I’ve gotten to know many members and the laughter and the serious side of ASCCA will be with me forever. ASCCA is a Great association and I am proud to be a part of it.”
Thank you, Steve for your ongoing commitment to ASCCA! Our organization and its members have benefited tremendously from your participation, knowledge, and most importantly, your commitment. Congratulations!
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