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Automotive Repair Appraisal Expert Witness

Provides Opinion & Testimony In:

automotive repair, inspection, appraisal, mechanical breakdown, cause of failure determination, body paint, lease return, better business bureau arbitration, pre purchase, diminished value appraisals, lemon law, repair shop negligence

Expert Witness No. 3785


Summary of Qualifications

                                    
Over thirty five years experience in all areas of automotive service & repair
A.S.E. Certified Master Automobile Technician
A.S.E. Certified Master Collision Damage and Paint Refinish Technician
A.S.E. Certified Collision Damage Appraiser
Toyota / Scion Certified Assistant Service Manager
Experienced Bridgestone –  Firestone – Goodyear General Manager
Experienced in ADP - Reynolds & Reynolds - Dealer Built – Lightyear
Ford Master Certified Service Advisor / Manager
I.A.A.A. Certified Vehicle Appraiser
Factory Certified Master Honda and Master Volkswagen Technician
Factory Trained in Porsche, Audi, Isuzu, Toyota, Nissan, and Ford           

Experienced Retail Sales - Advertising - Marketing - Sponsorships
Experienced Radio Talk Show Host - Producer - Writer - Director
Experienced Author - Scottsdale Tribune - New Times - Various Articles
Experienced in many Computer Applications - Software - Hardware -  Internet
Experienced Inspector / Adjuster / Appraiser, / Technical Writer:

Mechanical Breakdown, Cause of Failure Determination
Body and Paint, Lease Returns, Used Cars Buyers Inspections
Condition Reports, Better Business Bureau Arbitration
Legal Expert Witness, Cash / Diminished Value Appraisals
Ford ESP Claims Inspector
General Motors GMPP Claims Inspector
Nissan / Infiniti Warranty Paint Claims Inspector
Toyota / Lexus Certified Used Vehicle Inspector

Education

Bridgestone – Firestone. Business Development Workshop, J.E.T. Training, Retail Sales Training
Retail Operations                       
San Bernadino, CA                                          
Chicago, IL
2007 – 2011                       

Toyota Motor Sales Corp, Assistant Service Manager, Certification                      
Phoenix, AZ                       
2006                             

Ford Motor Company, Master Service Advisor /Manager, Certification                             
Phoenix, AZ                       
2005 – 2013                           

International Automotive, Vehicle Appraisal Certification, Certificate Appraisers Association                   
Montvale, NJ                   
2005
 
International Automotive, Appraisal Industry Conference, Russo & Steele Auction Seminar Appraisers Association                   
Scottsdale, AZ   
2005                   
   
Nissan Motor Corp, Factory Mechanical & Paint, Inspection Training                   
Costa Mesa, CA.                        
Pleasanton, CA
1996 – 1997                       

Toyota Motor Sales Corp., Factory Certified Used Car, Inspection Training                     
San Ramon, CA.
1996                   
                                               
American Honda Motor Co., Inc., Factory Service Training, Master Technician                                     
Aurora, CO; Los Angeles, CA                                        
French Camp, CA
1992 - 1995                                                             
                                                             
Porsche Cars North America, Inc., Factory Service Training                                  
Reno, NV
1991                                                                           
           
Volkswagen United States, Inc., Master Technician, Certificate                                       
Culver City, CA
1988                                                                 

National Institute of Automotive, Master Automobile Technician, Master Body/Paint Technician, Collision Damage Appraiser, Certificate                                       
Service Excellence, Herndon, VA.
1987 – Present   

Automotive Training Corporation, Volkswagen Apprentice Training Of America,
Carson, CA
1978                                                 

Basic Engine and Transmission                                                                                
Long Beach, CA                   
Repair – 1977
                           

Professional Experience

Automotive Technical Consultant, Inspector, Appraiser, Adjuster, Legal Expert, Consultant
San Francisco, CA                                      
Scottsdale, AZ.   
1995 - Present                   

Service Manager
Carlsbad Ford                       
Carlsbad, NM.
2013                          

Bridgestone-Firestone-Goodyear, General Manager               
San Francisco, CA -Scottsdale, AZ.
2007 - 2012               

Larry Miller Toyota – Scion, Assistant Service Manager
Phoenix, AZ.
2006 - 2007                       

Dan Grubb Ford, Master Service Advisor
Phoenix, AZ.
2005 – 2006                       

Burgess Honda Dealership, Master Tech. / Quality Control
Daly City, Ca
1994-1995                                                                                                                                                                                                                   

Biddulph Honda – VW Dealership, Master Technician          
Glendale, AZ
1992 – 1994                                                                       
                                               
Scottsdale Porsche/Audi Dealership, Master Technician
Scottsdale, AZ
1991 – 1992                                                                      

Aviation Safety Systems, Service Manager
Tempe, AZ
1989 – 1991                                                                                                   

Timmons VW Dealership, Master Technician – Foreman                                                 
Long Beach, CA
1984 – 1989                               
                                                           
H.B. German Car, Service Technician / Shop Foreman / Service Advisor                                                                         
Huntington Beach, CA
1977 – 1984                                                                      
                                                                                                                                                    

Biography

Expert 3785 is the founder of A PRIVATE COMPANY He has over thirty five years of experience in the automotive industry and holds Master certificates in five specialties. He is considered to be one of the leading experts in the United States on used vehicle buyer’s inspections! Expert 3785 is an A.S.E. Master Certified Technician in automobiles and body & paint. He is also an A.S.E. Certified Collision Damage Appraiser. He is certified by the International Auto Appraisers Association in Vehicle Appraising. He is a factory trained Master Technician for Honda and Volkswagen. Expert 3785 has extensive experience working with Ford, Porsche, Audi, Toyota, Nissan, Lexus, Infiniti, Acura, Isuzu, General Motors, and Chrysler.

He is also a trained automobile inspector with experience in mechanical breakdown claims, body & paint, condition reports, lease returns, pre-purchase, fire & theft, cash & diminished value appraisals, and Better Business Bureau arbitrations. He is experienced in inspecting and appraising recreational vehicles and watercraft. He is a former inspector for Ford, Nissan, Infiniti, Toyota, Lexus, and General Motors. His credentials have earned him acceptance as an approved mechanical expert witness in legal cases and he is experienced in digital photography and court depositions. Expert 3785 has added valuable management and business development experience with the implementation of the national inspection business where he supervised over 300 inspectors nationwide. He has also been a General Manager Bridgestone, Firestone, and Goodyear. Recently he has put his talents to work for the Ford Motor Co. as a Master Certified Service Manager and Master Service Advisor.
                                  
His Company, an Automobile and R/V inspection company, was created in 1996 to protect used car buyers in the United States. They were a mobile service and would send one of their A.S.E. Certified Master Inspectors out to a remote location to perform a 201-point inspection. Their inspection included checking inside to make sure all the equipment was operational. They made a determination if the mileage was correct and matched the condition of the vehicle during their odometer rollback check. The vehicle was then checked for evidence of flood damage. They checked the exterior for evidence of collision damage repairs or prior repaint.              
                                
They also checked the undercarriage for rust, frame damage or external fluid leaks. All the mechanical components were checked and the vehicle was taken for an extensive test drive. They would perform the inspection at any remote location, making it a very convenient and affordable service available by appointment 7 days a week.

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