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

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 Committee and has helped several new shops become ASCCA members over the years.  Dave also previously served on the ASA Mechanical Operations Committee and is currently an advisor to that committee.  He’s married with two adult daughters and is passionate about the automotive industry and ASCCA. In his work with the Government Affairs Committee, Dave advocates with local legislators ... read more

Bill Paterson

Spotlight date: February, 2017 ASCCA | Bill PatersonMember of the month: Bill Paterson Spotlight date: February, 2017 The ASCCA Membership Committee is proud to announce that it has selected Bill Paterson of Sal Auto as the ASCCA Member of the Month for February 2017. 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. Bill has been in the auto repair business in Sonoma County for 32 years, performing repairs and maintenance services on foreign and domestic vehicles. Last June, Bill closed his repair business of 30 years after he was asked to manage Sal Auto, a nonprofit shop that helps low-income single parents with their car repairs. Bill joined ASCCA in 2012 after being invited to a meeting by Bob from Bills Auto Electric in Santa Rosa. A member of Chapter 28, Bill was honored to be vice president last yea ... read more

Maylan Newton

Spotlight date: January, 2017 ASCCA | Maylan NewtonMember of the month: Maylan Newton Spotlight date: January, 2017 The ASCCA Membership Committee is proud to announce that it has selected Maylan Newton of Educational Seminars Institute as the ASCCA Member of the Month for January 2017. 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. With over 40 years of automotive industry experience, Maylan Newton has literally been there and done that. From shop owner, technician, service advisor to one of the most renown industry trainers and speakers in the country. Maylan combines his real-world experience with profit building take-a-ways in a humorous and engaging manner that only Maylan can deliver. As the president and CEO of ESI seminars for the past 20 years, Maylan travels the country, sharing with his audien ... read more

Dennis Montalbano

Spotlight date: December, 2016 ASCCA | Dennis MontalbanoMember 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 ... read more

John Villa

Spotlight date: September, 2016 ASCCA | John VillaMember of the month: John Villa Spotlight date: September, 2016 The ASCCA Membership Committee is proud to announce that it has selected John Villa of Villa Automotive as the ASCCA Member of the Month for September 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. John has been involved in the automotive industry almost his entire life. His father, Elwood Villa, started Villa Automotive in 1947 and the business has been serving San Luis Obispo automotive needs ever since. In 1988, John joined ASCCA right when he and his mother Louise took over the family business. Since taking over the shop in 1988, John increased business twenty-fold and has been voted the Best Shop in the County since 1989 by the readers of the New Times Magazine. Villa automotive now ... read more

Stuart Terry

Spotlight date: August, 2016 ASCCA | Stuart TerryMember of the month: Stuart Terry Spotlight date: August, 2016 The ASCCA Membership Committee is proud to announce that it has selected Stuart Terry of Stuart Terry Auto Repair as the ASCCA Member of the Month for August 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. Stuart joined ASCCA in 1995 and has been a dedicated member ever since. Stuart served as his chapter’s state representative, vice president and president while being the editor of his local chapter’s newsletter, “Byways”. He also served on the state level of the ASCCA as a board director, secretary and vice president before taking on the role of president. Stuart’s shop has been open in San Diego since 1975 and specializes in general maintenance and repair ... read more

Steve Vanlandingham

Spotlight date: July, 2016 ASCCA | Steve VanlandinghamMember of the month: Steve Vanlandingham Spotlight date: July, 2016 The ASCCA Membership Committee is proud to announce that it has selected Steve Vanlandingham of Van’s Automotive as the ASCCA Member of the Month for July 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. Steve joined ASCCA in 1996 and has been active ever since. Over the years, he served local Chapter 24 as a board member, vice president, Chapter Rep and president twice as well as working at the state level as board director, secretary, treasurer twice, and 2015 president. He is currently serving several committees and chairs the Policies and Procedures Committee. Steve started in 1968 at a Chrysler Plymouth Dealership working his way from new car department to heavy line ... read more

Nick Modesti

Spotlight date: June, 2016 ASCCA | Nick ModestiMember of the month: Nick Modesti Spotlight date: June, 2016 The ASCCA Membership Committee is proud to announce that it has selected Nick Modesti of Modesti’s Car Care Center as the ASCCA Member of the Month for June 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. Nick has been involved in the automotive industry almost his entire life. His parents started Modesti’s in 1972, and Nick spent a lot of time there as a child. Working his way up in the family business, Nick now serves as the Business Manager of Modesti’s and has over 29 years of automotive industry experience under his belt. He is an Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) certified Service Advisor, ALLDATA certified specialist, and is currently working toward his Accredited ... read more

Shannon Devery

Spotlight date: May, 2016 ASCCA | Shannon DeveryMember of the month: Shannon Devery Spotlight date: May, 2016 The ASCCA Membership Committee is proud to announce that it has selected Shannon Devery of Digital Financial Group as the ASCCA Member of the Month for May 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. Shannon joined ASCCA in 2013, and in just three short years has become not just a familiar face, but a friend to many. She can often be seen attending chapter dinners, Team Weekends, summer conferences, and serving on the Membership Committee at the state level. Her company, Digital Financial Group, is an ASCCA corporate sponsor that specializes in the payment processing industry serving a variety of retail and online businesses throughout the country. It’s evident why Shannon has ... read more

Mitch Mendenhall

Spotlight date: November, 2015 ASCCA | Mitch MendenhallMember of the month: Mitch Mendenhall Spotlight date: November, 2015 ASCCA is proud to recognize Mitch Mendenhall of Chapter 24 as November's Member of the Month. Mitch is truly a jack-of-all-trades. He's been involved in ASCCA through various capacities, beginning in San Diego as a vendor before becoming a Mitchell 1 Representative and later a Mighty Sales Representative. Today, Mitch is now a shop owner. He's been a key player in Chapter 24, and has moved up the ranks to become a board director, vice president, and chapter representative. A testament to all of his hard work and dedication, he has been elected by his colleagues to serve as next year's Chapter 24 president. Committed to advancing the automotive industry, Mitch spearheaded the recent Advocacy Fund Drive, which was established to help enhance ASCCA's legislative advocacy. "Mitch brings corporate knowled ... read more

John Eppstein

Spotlight date: October, 2015 ASCCA | John EppsteinMember of the month: John Eppstein Spotlight date: October, 2015 John Eppstein from John's Automotive Care in San Diego is our ASCCA Member of the Year! John is starting to get involved with the ASCCA Board and has good ideas, a young man with lots of go and chases money for the ASCCA. John has also done an outstanding job of getting the Cars for Careers off and running in San Diego. In his own words: "I have been a member of Chapter 24 for over 14 years during which time I have served as Secretary, Vice President and Chair of the Meetings Committee. I am also currently an ASC Educational Foundation Cars for Careers donation site for San Diego, CA and an Advisor to the Board of Trustees. My desire is to improve my industry and help everyone that is involved. Membership growth is very important as we have a louder vo ... read more
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