Core Purpose: To elevate and unite automotive professionals and give them voice.

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 experience. Today, he remains the President and General Manager of All Wheel and has helped it grow to over $2 million in annual sales. Rob joined ASCCA as a member in 2009 and has been an active member in both Chapter 99 and at the state level. He has served as his chapter’s Treasurer, Secretary, Board Member, Chapter Rep, & President at various times over the years. Currently, Rob is V ... 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

John Camara

Spotlight date: April, 2019 ASCCA | John CamaraMember of the month: John Camara Spotlight date: April, 2019 The ASCCA Membership Committee proudly announces John Camara of Camara Auto Services as its ASCCA member of the month for April 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, John Camara also embodies ASCCA’s core purpose: To elevate and unite automotive professionals and give them voice. Located in Tulare, California, Camara Auto Services was founded in 1973 and is a full-service automotive repair shop. Their motto is “Quality auto service that you will appreciate.” A member since 1986, John has been an active member in both his Chapter 26 and at the state level, most recently serving on the ASCCA Membership, Public Relations, and Chapter Representatives ... read more

Gary and Sharon Anderberg

Spotlight date: March, 2019 ASCCA | Gary and Sharon AnderbergMember of the month: Gary and Sharon Anderberg Spotlight date: March, 2019 The ASCCA Membership Committee proudly announces Gary and Sharon Anderberg of Aero Auto Repair as its ASCCA member of the month for March 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, Gary and Sharon also embody ASCCA’s core purpose: To elevate and unite automotive professionals and give them voice. Family owned and operated, Aero Auto Repair, located in San Diego, has been a part of the ASCCA family for almost 30 years. While they began specializing in Nissan Z’s and RX7’s, Aero Auto began servicing most cars, trucks, and SUVs in 1994. Their mission is "To elevate the image of San Diego auto repair by delivering extraordin ... read more

Travis Guy

Spotlight date: February, 2019 ASCCA | Travis GuyMember of the month: Travis Guy Spotlight date: February, 2019 The ASCCA Membership Committee proudly announces Travis Guy of Yorba Linda Auto Service (YLAS) as its ASCCA member of the month for February 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, Travis also embodies ASCCA’s core purpose: To elevate and unite automotive professionals and give them voice. The family business, located in Yorba Linda, CA, has been a part of the community for over 30 years and offers automotive repair service on all makes and models. While he started at YLAS with no prior automotive experience, Travis brought his unique skills acquired from 10 years of working in 4 and 5-star hotels and specializes in providing YLAS customers with ... read more

Steve Sturken

Spotlight date: January, 2019 ASCCA | Steve SturkenMember of the month: Steve Sturken Spotlight date: January, 2019 The ASCCA Membership Committee proudly announces Steve Sturken of Sturken Auto Body as its ASCCA member of the month for January 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 also embodies ASCCA’s core purpose: To elevate and unite automotive professionals and give them voice.  Steve’s business, located in San Jose, sets itself apart from other shops by offering three services—auto body, auto repair, and RV repair. Steve takes pride in his business model, saying “within each of these I have tried to distinguish myself by specializing in diesel repair, hybrid repair, and RV body repair. These services have set my s ... read more

Grant Takikawa

Spotlight date: December, 2018 ASCCA | Grant TakikawaMember of the month: Grant Takikawa Spotlight date: December, 2018 The ASCCA Membership Committee proudly announces Grant Takikawa of Dick’s Automotive as its ASCCA member of the month for December 2018. 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, Grant also embodies ASCCA’s core purpose: To elevate and unite automotive professionals and give them voice. Grant took over Dick’s Automotive, now a domestic and foreign auto repair shop, in 1993 and shortly after got involved in his local Chapter 25. Reflecting on those early days, Grant said “Being a part of chapter 25 in my early years allowed me to be in the room with the who’s-who of my local area, and the shop owners in my chapter accepted me with op ... read more
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