Tri-City Transmission Team

 

 

Dave

Owner/Technician

Dave is an ASE Certified Technician and has been in the automotive industry for over 20 years. He got his start working on cars by helping out his grandpa fix the family vehicle. When he got his first a car, a Jeep, he was hooked.

Dave loves working at Tri-City because he loves people. From customers, to employees, to vendors, Dave enjoys interacting with people. His goal is to influence his corner of the world for the positive.

In his spare time Dave enjoys mountain biking and spending time with his family.

 

 

Earl

General Manager/Service Advisor

Earl is from San Diego and has been in the automotive industry for over 18 years. In a previous position, he worked on high-end luxury brands. He enjoys what he does because he gets to learn something new every day. Earl enjoys the challenge and the variety.

He likes working at Tri-City because they have some of the highest standards of quality and service in the industry. In his spare time, Earl enjoys hanging out with his son, training dogs and playing video games.

 

 

Tom

Service Writer/Customer Service/Technician

Tom is from Madison, Wisconsin, and has been in the automotive industry for over 30 years. He started out pumping gas and he worked his way up to management, and eventually owning his own shop. He loves working at Tri-City because he gets to help people in a stressful moment when it comes to their cars. In his spare time, Tom likes to cook, relax and read and take care of his young son.

 

 

Jon

Lead Diagnostic Technician/Crew Trainer/Quality Control

Jon, a rare Phoenix native, is an ASE Certified Master Technician with almost 40 years in the industry. He started as a lot attendant at “Valley Dodge” in 1977 and worked his way up. What Jon likes best about working on cars is the sense of accomplishment it gives him to do a job well. He enjoys working at Tri-City because he gets to learn a lot of new things and everyone at Tri-City is professional. He says that there is a great group of people working at Tri-City. At the same time, Jon has also taught Automotive Technology for 25 years. He’s known as the “technicians’ technician.” In his spare time, he likes to play the guitar.

 

 

Kristian

Lead Transmission Builder

Kristian is an ASE Certified transmission rebuilder who hails from Chicago. He has been in the auto industry for 25 years, 20 years of that specifically rebuilding transmissions. He got his start working on cars when he got his first car in high school. Kristian enjoys working at Tri-City Transmission because he says it’s like family. Plus, he gets to work on some pretty cutting-edge stuff.

In his spare time, Kristian enjoys photography and keeps King snakes. Growing up, his sister was allergic to dogs and it was the only pet he could have as a kid!

 

 

Chris

Technician/Shop Foreman/Transmission Builder

Chris is from Salt Lake City and has been a certified technician in the automotive industry for 12 years. He started working on cars when he was 16 because his step-dad owned a shop and he worked with him. Chris says he enjoys the sense of accomplishment he gets when he’s working on cars. He enjoys working at Tri-City because it’s such a clean shop! For fun Chris likes to work out. His pets include two dogs and a bunny.

 

 

Josue

Technician

Josue is a certified auto technician and has been in the automotive industry almost 20 years. He loves the challenge of working on cars. He says his favorite thing about working at Tri-City is working with his coworkers. They are smart and professional and easy to get along with.

In his spare time, Josue likes to go out to eat and considers himself a “foodie.” Some of his favorite restaurants are Korean BBQ’s.

 

 

Jay

Technician

Jay is from Chandler, Arizona, and has been in the automotive industry as a certified technician for almost 20 years. He says he’s a “car person through and through” who just loves working on cars. He says the best thing about Tri-City is that it’s so much better than other shops he’s worked at. “The people are cool.” He said, and the environment is clean, comfortable and better equipped than most.

For fun Jay likes to work on old cars, more specifically his 1954 Chevy hard top.

 

 

Jake

Apprentice Technician

Jake is from Longview, Washington and moved to Arizona to attend Universal Technical Institute. Jake loves working on cars which is why he decided to do that as a career. He likes working at Tri-City because of the honesty and the camaraderie. He says everyone is very helpful and shares great advice which is very valuable to him as an apprentice. When Jake is not working on cars he enjoys hiking and exploring Arizona.

 

 

Mark

Manager/Technician

Mark is an ASE Certified technician who has been in the business for over 20 years. He works on some of the more unique situations at Tri-City and prides himself on being able to resolve conflict.

In his spare time he likes ride motorcycles and play the guitar.