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Stephanie Pitari

Spotlight date: August, 2020 Member of the month: Stephanie Pitari Spotlight date: August, 2020 The ASCCA Membership Committee proudly announces Stephanie Pitari of All Wheel Auto, Truck & RV Repair as its ASCCA member of the month for August 2020. 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, Stephanie also embodies ASCCA’s core purpose: To elevate and unite automotive professionals and give them voice. Stephanie got a taste of the business as a young girl, watching her dad, Rob Pitari, write service and run the crew while she helped retrieve tire codes and part numbers for him. She also helped her aunt with the books, watched repairs, assisted the crew by bringing them tools and even chatted with the customers. By high school, she would even attend ASCCA meetings.  As a young adult, she left the business for a bit, but she did not leave behind her k ... read more

Niko Sougias

Spotlight date: May, 2020 Member of the month: Niko Sougias Spotlight date: May, 2020 This month we are featuring Niko Sougias, owner of Charlie's Foreign Car Service in Encinitas, CA. Niko serves on the Connected Cars Committee, which is an important group that helps support all ASCCA members.  Niko is also very active on social media, as he regularly posts many helpful, educational videos about cars and car maintenance. You can see Niko and his team at Charlie's Foreign Car. View more member spotlights

Pat Cadam

Spotlight date: April, 2020 Member of the month: Pat Cadam Spotlight date: April, 2020 This month we are featuring Pat Cadam, an ASCCA member who owns and runs Pat's Garage, which specializes in Japanese cars and is located in San Francisco's Dogpatch neighborhood.  Pat likes to spread good car advice through his informative blog, which can be found on the Pat's Garage website, and through Facebook, where he regularly interacts with happy customers. Pat is also very involved in the Connected Cars Committee! You can see Pat and his team at Pat's Garage ... read more

Brad Reich

Spotlight date: March, 2020 Member of the month: Brad Reich Spotlight date: March, 2020 This month we are featuring Brad Reich, an ASCCA member who owns and runs RPM Automotive Services in Rohnert Park, CA, serving all of Somona County.  RPM is family owned and operated, provides generous amenities for customers and has been involved with and supported many past community events like a Car Care Clinic and a Car Show for a Cause. You can see Brad and his team at the RPM Automotive Services website. View more member spotlights

Rob Pitari

Spotlight date: November, 2019 Member of the month: Rob Pitari Spotlight date: November, 2019 The ASCCA Membership Committee proudly announces Rob Pitari of All Wheel Auto, Truck & RV Repair as its ASCCA member of the month for November 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, Rob also embodies ASCCA’s core purpose: To elevate and unite automotive professionals and give them voice. Rob started working at All Wheel in the summer of 1986 as a helper/technician. After graduating High school in 1988 he found that he enjoyed customer interaction and started writing service for the shop. By 1990 Rob began to run the family business and has been there ever since. He is joined by his wife of almost 30 years, and his kids also work with him in the shop. Rob became an ASE certified service advisor and has had several consultants during his over 30 years of e ... read more

Dave Kusa

Spotlight date: October, 2019 ASCCA | Dave KusaMember of the month: Dave Kusa Spotlight date: October, 2019 The ASCCA Membership Committee proudly announces Dave Kusa of AutoTrend Diagnostics as its ASCCA member of the month for October 2019. ASCCA regularly honors members who demonstrate ASCCA’s core values of integrity, compassion, professionalism, and unity. Along with these core values, Dave also embodies ASCCA’s core purpose: To elevate and unite automotive professionals and give them voice. Dave started as a tech in 1983 after attending De Anza College Auto Tech.  After purchasing his shop in 2001, he has grown his business and the shop now has two techs and a service manager.  He’s very active in Chapter 42 and currently serves as a board member and chapter rep. He is also an ASCCA Past President, current state board member, the chair of the Government Affairs Co ... read more

Daniel Costa

Spotlight date: September, 2019 ASCCA | Daniel CostaMember of the month: Daniel Costa Spotlight date: September, 2019 The ASCCA Membership Committee proudly announces Daniel Costa of Marin Automotive as its ASCCA member of the month for September 2019. ASCCA regularly honors members who demonstrate ASCCA’s core values of integrity, compassion, professionalism, and unity. Along with these core values, Daniel also embodies ASCCA’s core purpose: To elevate and unite automotive professionals and give them voice. Daniel has 25 years of experience in the Automotive Industry and is Certified as an ASE Technician and CA Smog Test and Repair Technician. His career began in 1991 at the College of Marin Indian Valley Campus in Novato, CA where he studied automotive technology. He started working as a technician in 1994 and moved into a manager/lead technician position that same year at Fairfax Gas in t ... read more

Rob Morrell

Spotlight date: August, 2019 ASCCA | Rob MorrellMember of the month: Rob Morrell Spotlight date: August, 2019 The ASCCA Membership Committee proudly announces Rob Morrell of WORLDPAC as its ASCCA member of the month for August 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, Rob Morrell also embodies ASCCA’s core purpose: To elevate and unite automotive professionals and give them voice. Rob Morrell is the Sr. Director of the WORLDPAC Training Institute and CARQUEST Technical Institute.  He is an expert technician-shop foreman for Porsche, BMW, and Mercedes Benz. He also has an extensive background building high performance engines for Porsche including power plants for 959’s, 962’s and GT2’s.  He worked as shop forem ... read more

George Hritz

Spotlight date: June, 2019 ASCCA | George HritzMember of the month: George Hritz Spotlight date: June, 2019 The ASCCA Membership Committee proudly announces George Hritz, Executive Director of the California Automotive Teachers as its ASCCA member of the month for June 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, George Hritz also embodies ASCCA’s core purpose: To elevate and unite automotive professionals and give them voice. George started his Automotive Career at age 15 working in an automotive machine shop where he performed engine disassembly and clean-up.  In June of 1968 he graduated from high school and worked as a tire-man at the Firestone Tire Store in Albany, CA. He went on to earn his Industrial Education B.A. from San Jose State University ... read more

Steve Vanlandingham

Spotlight date: May, 2019 ASCCA | Steve VanlandinghamMember 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, Steve 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 ... read more
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