Qualifications

about I have over twenty years of experience in the automotive industry. Ranging from heavy line/driveability technician and shop manager operating a 2.5 million per year business to an automotive retail sales management position overseeing a 1.5 million dollar per year sales store. I owned and operated my own shop for several years as well. I am currently employed as Shop Manager and Lead Technician at a high volume independently owned shop. (References available upon request.)   Automotive Skills and Training
  • Driveability diagnostics, including fuel injection and carbureted applications
  • Engine repair, overhauling and high performance engine building
  • Automatic and manual transmission, differential, transfer case repair and overhauling
  • High performance automatic transmission building
  • Suspension, steering and braking systems, including modifying and custom suspensions
  • Alignment and light frame repair
  • Custom bent exhaust, including fabrication of headers and Y-Pipes
  • Custom wiring harness fabrication, race car wiring
  • Body repair and paint experience
I am ASE certified in the following areas.
  • Engine Repair (A1)
  • Suspension and Steering (A4)
  • Brakes (A5)
  • Engine Performance (A8)
  • Automotive Parts Specialist (P2)
* I also have experience designing, building, tuning and modifying Holley, Megasquirt and GM fuel injection systems, MSD Ignition systems including custom applications.   Retail Sales Experience
  • Served as Assistant and Store Manager for seven years for Advance Auto Parts
  • Responsible for payroll, scheduling and general day to day store operations
  • Served as Computer Trainer for APAL software roll-out for Ohio division
  • Served as Commercial Sales Specialist for Auto Zone Corp for 3 years
  • Increased commercial sales by $5,000 a week average
  • Created special sales relationships with commercial customers and brought in new customers
  Computer Skills and Experience
  • Can code HTML, HTML5, PHP, PERL
  • Familiar with MySQL and Database Administration
  • Fluent with Adobe Photoshop, Microsoft Office, AutoCAD, Solidworks
  • Custom build computers and troubleshoot Windows, Apple and Linux systems
  • Familiar with most popular blogging and CMS packages
  Mechanical (Non-Automotive) Skills
  • Experience wiring and installing low voltage and high voltage single and three phase circuits
  • Experience with hydraulic and pneumatic systems
  • Experience with Drill Presses, Surface Grinders, Bridgeports, 2/3/4 Axis CNC machines
  • Familiar with PLCs and logic circuits
  • Responsible for Designing machining jigs and procedures for new products
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