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

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

Steve Elstins

Spotlight date: November, 2014 ASCCA | Steve ElstinsMember of the month: Steve Elstins Spotlight date: November, 2014 Steve Elstins, owner of West Coast Muffler in Concord. Steve was nominated by Chapter 20 because his passion to make a difference in the industry is appreciated by everyone. He has organized a Father’s Day car show for the last 20 years and donated the proceeds to charity. Steve is also an ASCCA board member, chairs ASCCA’s Education, Training and Information Committee, and is a member of ASCCA’s Summer Conference and Government Affairs Committees. Steve does a lot for ASCCA members so thank him next time you see him

Jonathan Summers

Spotlight date: October, 2014 ASCCA | Jonathan SummersMember of the month: Jonathan Summers Spotlight date: October, 2014 Jonathan Summers of the California Smog & Automotive Institute in Riverside He is a member of ASCCA Chapter 14-Inland Empire. Jonathan has been an ASCCA member since 2012. He and his wife run a school that conducts automotive training for young technicians. He is also the owner of an auto repair shop and is an active supporter of the ASCCA

Raul Salgado

Spotlight date: September, 2014 ASCCA | Raul SalgadoMember of the month: Raul Salgado Spotlight date: September, 2014 Raul Salgado of Raul’s Auto Repair in Azusa and Covina He is a member of ASCCA Chapter 5 (Foothill). Raul was inspired to become involved in automotive repair by ASCCA members, particularly Gene Morrill and Craig Johnson. He was able to own and run his very successful repair shop through hard work, training, and by having the right people working for him. From being an ASCCA member, he has gained a network of friends and created the best shop. He advises new ASCCA members to get to know their fellow ASCCA members and get involved with their local chapter. If you are not a member, Raul says to become a member as soon as possible

Larry and Laurie Moore

Spotlight date: July, 2014 ASCCA | Larry and Laurie MooreMember of the month: ASCCA Members of the Year Larry and Laurie Moore! Spotlight date: July, 2014 Larry and Laurie Moore, of Larry’s AutoWorks in Mountain View, the ASCCA Members of the Month in September 2013, were recognized at the summer conference as ASCCA’s Members of the Year. The Member of the Year is chosen from among all the Members of the Month in the previous fiscal year. In their own words: “I got into auto repair because I was really hard on cars and they would break and since I was a student, I could not afford to pay to have them fixed. I worked my way through college building VW engines in my garage and eventually for a local engine building company…” **Please scroll down to the bottom of this page (to their member of the month profile) to read more

Pete and Darlene Peterson

Spotlight date: June, 2014 ASCCA | Pete and Darlene PetersonMember of the month: Pete and Darlene Peterson Spotlight date: June, 2014 Pete and Darlene Peterson, retired members
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