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

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 knowledge and love of the industry. When she travelled, she would deal with other shops and point out their mistakes or when they overquoted for work. This led to her getting frequent job offers. Eventually she returned home to a warm family welcome, started her career with her dad at All Wheel, and started a family of her own. Her son now comes to work with her like she used to with her dad. Step ... 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

Jim and Mary Payne

Spotlight date: May, 2015 ASCCA | Jim and Mary PayneMember of the month: Jim and Mary Payne Spotlight date: May, 2015 Jim and Mary Payne from The Driving Machine in Cupertino are the members of month for May. They have worked hard on Chapter 42 events for many years, including organizing trade shows. Jim is a past board president, and Mary helps organize every meeting. They have hosted multiple shop nights. They continually assist when letters need to be written for legislative concerns. In addition, they have been ASCCA members for 25 years

Rory Balmer

Spotlight date: April, 2015 ASCCA | Rory BalmerMember of the month: Rory Balmer Spotlight date: April, 2015 Rory Balmer of Twin Peaks Auto Service in Twin Peaks is ASCCA's Member of the Month. Rory is a past ASCCA Chapter 14 President and a past ASCCA Membership Committee Chair. While working full-time at his business, he also attends De Vry University, where he is completing a BA degree in technical management. He will be attending Washington State University, entering into the Executive MBA program. ASCCA Past President Mary Kemnitz says Rory is "One of the most effective committee members I have ever had the pleasure to work with. He has won the "One Member Can Campaign" twice. He has had a significant impact on the growth and energy within Chapter

Darren Gilbert

Spotlight date: February, 2015 ASCCA | Darren GilbertMember of the month: Darren Gilbert Spotlight date: February, 2015 Darren Gilbert of Gilbert Motor Service in Alhambra is ASCCA's Member of the Month for February 2015. He is very active in Chapter 5 and currently serves as chapter president. Darren has brought in several new ASCCA members and promotes our association every chance he gets. He lobbies for ASCCA members at our annual legislative days and attends all summer conferences. Darren also sets up classes for members and is always willing to help others. Congratulations, Darren

David Kusa

Spotlight date: January, 2015 ASCCA | David KusaMember of the month: David Kusa Spotlight date: January, 2015 David Kusa owner of AutoTrend Diagnostics in Campbell, CA. Dave is very active in Chapter 42 and currently serves as a board member and chapter representative. He has also helped several new shops become ASCCA members. Dave advocates with local legislators on behalf of small businesses and their employees. He contributes to TeamTalk and is a huge resources for members

John Eppstein

Spotlight date: December, 2014 ASCCA | John Eppstein 2Member of the month: John Eppstein Spotlight date: December, 2014 John Eppstein, owner of John's Automotive Care in San Diego. He has been in the automotive industry since 1985. John is active in the community through the Boys and Girls Club. He is a board member of ASCCA and also serves on the ASCCA Endorsements Committee. John is a member of ASCCA Chapter 24 and has served as its secretary, vice president, and chair of the Meetings Committee. He is also on the ASCEF Board of Trustees and his shop is an ASCEF Cars for Careers donation site
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