OUR TEAM

The team at ArborMotion is made up of like-minded automotive experts and mechanics who have worked together for many, many years. It’s what makes our team so strong. When customers come in for their auto repairs, they appreciate seeing the same smiling face today that they saw years ago when they first started coming to the shop.

That kind of continuity paired with talented and knowledgeable people means that our customers receive outstanding care when they bring their vehicles to us. Even if it’s just an oil change. We’re proud to be going on 32 years of offering friendly, reliable and trustworthy car service to the Ann Arbor community.

Gaeta

Sebastian Gaeta

Owner

With more than three decades excelling in customer service, I am truly excited to excercise my own ideas of what the customer experience should be. The prevailing wisdom at ArborMotion is that we are at your service, we are here for you and that is paramount to all else. It can be easy in some businesses to forget that and take your clientele for granted. We remind ourselves each and every day why we are here, and our customers see that. When you put others first, all else falls into place.

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Timothy Pott
Technical Director

How did you choose your profession?
I didn’t choose this profession, it chose me.  After a year of college, I decided that academia wasn’t  for me.  I had always played around with cars and motorcycles in high school and decided to look into auto mechanics as a profession.  I went to a trade school in downtown Detroit that had a very thorough and robust educational program.  A year later I graduated and never looked back.

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What was your first automotive job?
During my year at a vocational school, I worked in the afternoons at a small, independent repair shop that specialized in VW and Porsche cars.  I was essentially the bottom rung, trainee.  It was an eye opener and could have easily discouraged me but I was determined and kept at it.

How long have you been doing what you do?
I’ve been an automotive technician, shop owner, or manager in the auto repair industry since 1971.

What certifications do you hold?
I’ve been Master Certified by ASE (Automotive Service Excellence) since 1974. The ASE certifications meet the requirements for the State of Michigan.  I also have L1 (advanced level specialist) certification through ASE.

What unique challenges and rewards come from working on high-end vehicles?
Modern vehicles have become incredibly complex due to the ever changing emissions and safety laws.  Most of these regulations have made cars so much better but those improvements do not come without a certain amount of pain and expense.  We are constantly dealing with a steep learning curve that requires on-going education.  Learning the new technology and solving the problems that arise as a result are by far the biggest challenges in this industry.

What is the weirdest thing you have found in a car during a job that should nothave been there?
Lots of stuff:  Large quantities of drugs, especially in the 80s.  Dead animals wedged into the underbody, mostly cats.  Guns.  The most interesting thing I encountered was when I opened a trunk of a car that had been traded in at a dealership to find an attache case laying open with negotiable bonds … a lot of them.  This was reported to the Sales Manager who contacted the customer and they were returned to him.

What are you known for professionally? What do you have a knack for?
External to the business I am known for my expertise in Porsche repair.  Porsches have always been my focus and I am extremely passionate about these cars.  Internally to the business I am known for my ability to solve problems.  Whether it is finding a solution to a difficult performance issue, an electrical problem, or fabricating a special tool to get a job done more easily.

What are you most passionate about professionally? What most excites you about your work & the contribution you can make?
Solving problems.  There is no greater gratification in resolving a difficult issue that has been plaguing a customer.

What are you passionate about personally? What do you really enjoy? What can’t you stop talking about?
Cars, racing, improving my skills as a technician.

Where can we find you when you’re not working? What’s your favorite way to spend a weekend or a Sunday afternoon?
Rehab

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Jason Gary
Customer Service Manager

How did you choose your profession?
Automobiles, particularly European automobiles  have long been an interest of mine. Most of my life has been spent enjoying the experience of owning and driving them and I knew from an early age that I wanted to spend my life around them and hopefully help others enjoy the experience as well.

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What was your first automotive job?
Working for Mazda North American Operations at the Auto Alliance plant in Woodhaven MI. I was a night shift lead and accessory shop supervisor.

How long have you been doing what you do?
Twenty years.

What certifications do you hold?
Nothing related to my career in the automotive field but I am a certified Literacy and ESL instructor.

What unique challenges and rewards come from working on high-end vehicles?
The reward for me comes from the appreciation I have for the precision and engineering that goes in to many of the premium automobiles that we service. Most of the vehicles that we service have been engineered and built around a philosophy that embraces durability , reliability and in some cases a proven performance pedigree.  Under this criteria each vehicle  is viewed as an investment and it’s rewarding to know that we have a staff of professionals that can help our clients maintain their investment to the standard by which their car was built.

What is the weirdest thing you have found in a car during a job that should not have been there?
A professional never questions the contents of a clients vehicle.

What are you known for professionally? What do you have a knack for?
My career for the past twenty years has centered around the parts department at both Mazda and ArborMotion. It is the field within this industry where I am most proficient. I’ve long held an enthusiasm for European cars and it’s fun to be able to parlay that enthusiasm into a career.

What are you most passionate about professionally? What most excites you about your work & the contribution you can make?
My professional passion at ArborMotion is to work with our current team to foster a culture of excellence in everything that we do. We truly are a unique company in a unique town and I’m excited to help develop and perpetuate the foundation of excellence in customer service and technical proficiency for which we have become known.

What are you passionate about personally? What do you really enjoy? What can’t you stop talking about?
Right now my career is my passion and my hobby. I derive tremendous enjoyment and fulfillment from my career and my co-workers.

Where can we find you when you’re not working? What’s your favorite way to spend a weekend or a Sunday afternoon?
Weekends and down time are typically spent with my wife Tina. We love to watch the Detroit Tigers and University of Michigan baseball or spend time relaxing at Hidden Lake Gardens.

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Beata O’Brien
Finance Manager

How did you choose your profession?
I was working in Purchasing for a large company, and heard about a Financial Analyst opportunity. I was selected for the role and found it to be very interesting and challenging.

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What was your first automotive job?
My first automotive job was with ArborMotion

How long have you been doing what you do?
I have been with ArborMotion for 7 years.

What certifications do you hold?
I hold two Master’s degrees in Liberal Arts.

What are you known for professionally? What do you have a knack for?
I am able to look at financials and point out areas where we can improve.

What are you most passionate about professionally? What most excites you about your work & the contribution you can make?
I am passionate about creating and implementing financial plans and seeing the positive results.

What are you passionate about personally? What do you really enjoy? What can’t you stop talking about?
I am very passionate about figure skating and music.

Where can we find you when you’re not working? What’s your favorite way to spend a weekend or a Sunday afternoon?
Skating at the Ann Arbor Ice Cube or playing piano.

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Chuck Hartmeyer
Parts Department Manager

How did you choose your profession?
I always knew I wanted to work with cars in some way. My grandfather was the head of engineering at American Motors, two uncles are automotive engineers, dad was a salesman at Howard Cooper—guess you can say cars are in my blood!

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What was your first automotive job?
I worked as a porter at Eurotec Motors starting in 2003.

How long have you been doing what you do?
I was moved into an office role at Eurotec within the first year of employment there so—roughly 12 years.

What certifications do you hold?
I have completed Auto Service Programs 1, 2, and 3 as well as specialized courses in brakes, engine restoration and electrical repair at Washtenaw Community College. A few of those classes taught by our own Tim Pott!

What unique challenges and rewards come from working on high-end vehicles?
In the parts department, our challenge stems mostly from the variety of vehicles we service. I have to have a good understanding of many, entirely different electronic parts catalogs. The reward is knowing that with the proper parts, we have kept intact the high standard these great vehicles were built with!

What is the weirdest thing you have found in a car during a job that should not have been there?
Well, this was before my time but my mom had a new Porsche 914 that had a weird rattle from the driver’s door. She took it back to the dealer where they pulled the inner door panel and found a German beer bottle in there!

What are you known for professionally? What do you have a knack for?
I am good with small electronics work. I have repaired circuit boards and even replaced LCD panels in Porsche HVAC control units. I am also good at painting and fine detail work.

What are you most passionate about professionally? What most excites you about your work & the contribution you can make?
I like when we can offer a unique solution for a customer on a difficult and/or expensive repair. I believe that effort shows the customer we are a companion in the ownership of the vehicle with them!

What are you passionate about personally? What do you really enjoy? What can’t you stop talking about?
I am into ANYTHING radio controlled. I’ve been racing R/C cars since I was sixteen and have expanded into boats, airplanes, jets, drones—You name it! If it can be operated with a transmitter, I’ve done it.

Where can we find you when you’re not working? What’s your favorite way to spend a weekend or a Sunday afternoon?
In the winter, I’m usually at an R/C racetrack. In the summer, I’m either at the R/C flying field or on the golf course. In the spring and summer, my wife and I are usually with our 10 year old son at his football games or practices. There’s always something going on and I wouldn’t have it any other way!

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Nick Pott
Rennstatt/QC Manager

How did you choose your profession?
Growing up the son of the top Porsche technician in the area, my best childhood days were spent either in the shop or at the racetrack. As my first word also was car, it was no surprise that the thought of an automotive career came easy and quite natural.

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What was your first automotive job?
My first automotive job was working for my father Tim, at his shop Eurotec Motors as a porter and shop maintenance worker.

How long have you been doing what you do?
I have been in the automotive field professionally now for 15 years, in many various positions and levels. I paid my dues sweeping floors and picking up parts, working my way up to changing oil and swapping engines, and eventually writing up customers and managing a full shop. It’s been a crazy trip and I look forward to many more years.

What certifications do you hold?
I hold ASE certifications in Brake and Steering/Suspension Repair

What unique challenges and rewards come from working on high-end vehicles?
When working with high end vehicles as we do in our Rennstatt division, there are more rewards than challenges. And any challenge is merely a learning opportunity, although in the heat of the moment, challenges can escalate quicker than expected, and the learning experience isn’t realized until later. The reward is knowing that we give our customers the best product designed for their high end vehicles.

What is the weirdest thing you have found in a car during a job that should not have been there?
The weirdest thing i have found in a car would have to be a cat that was up in between the car and the engine. He definitely should NOT have been there!

What are you known for professionally? What do you have a knack for?
I believe I have a knack for talking and communicating with people, and the whole customer relation aspect. I speak to customers at some of the worst times with their cars, and understanding that has really helped me continue to learn and grow with the job.

What are you most passionate about professionally? What most excites you about your work & the contribution you can make?
A customer leaving with a great experience, a WOW! experience, is the ultimate goal. Whenever I know a customer is happy with their visit, that is what it is all about!

What are you passionate about personally? What do you really enjoy? What can’t you stop talking about?
SCCA Road Racing and Michigan College Football are my two passions outside of work. Instilled in my youth, both have been staples in my life and many of my fondest memories involve either a football game or being at a race track. SCCA Road Racing especially. I could talk for hours about some of teh races I have been to and racers I have met.

Where can we find you when you’re not working? What’s your favorite way to spend a weekend or a Sunday afternoon?
At home! With my wife and kids and step kids! On nice days I would like to be in the garage working on the race car or maybe barbecuing for the family. I have two daughters and my wife Carrie as a son and a daughter and we also have our little dog. Likely I can be found at home with the family if not at work.

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Drew Meza
Service Adviser

How did you choose your profession?

As a kid I grew up in a shop atmosphere so naturally was drawn to cars and everything about them so seemed fitting that I choose a profession in this field as it’s a passion of mine.

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What was your first automotive job?

At the age of 7-8 my uncle had me sorting out nuts and bolts here at Swedish Engineering.

How long have you been doing what you do?

Automotive my whole life, service for about the last 10-11 years.

What certifications do you hold?

ASE certified service advisor.

What unique challenges and rewards come from working on high-end vehicles?

I love to see all walks of life bring in the cars that make them happy/glow and the stories they have to share about the cars they own. Seeing people happy and excited about their love of cars makes me happy.

What is the weirdest thing you have found in a car during a job that should not have been there?

I’ve seen a lot of things being in this position and dont’t dare say I’ve seen it all but the thing that sticks out to me is a car came in with the face of the brake rotor completely gone and just the cooling fins in the middle of the rotor visible.

What are you known for professionally? What do you have a knack for?

I love a good challenge whether it be a car or a customer or a tech. I like to think I keep a cool head and try to figure a happy solution  for all parties involved.

What are you most passionate about professionally? What most excites you about your work & the contribution you can make?

I love everything about cars/trucks whether is a daily driver, or a full on race car, or a lifted truck. Working here allows me to be part of these cars and trucks . This makes it very easy to to wake up every day and be excited to come in cause you never know what your going to see everyday. Having a career like this makes it seem more like fun than work.

What are you passionate about personally? What do you really enjoy? What can’t you stop talking about?

I am most passionate about my family. I have a very large family spread out all over the world. I also enjoy living here in Michigan as I enjoy just about anything outdoors.

Where can we find you when you’re not working? What’s your favorite way to spend a weekend or a Sunday afternoon?

On a weekend you can usually find me hanging out with my family and most likely doing something outdoors going off road with a Jeep, dirt bike, four wheeler, traveling up north, camping, swimming and or just hanging out at home enjoying good company.

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Laura Rymarz
Service Adviser

How did you choose your profession?
I was looking for a career change and a friend told me about a job opening at a small, independent shop. I grew up watching my dad fix our family’s vehicles and was interested in learning more about the auto repair industry. I applied for the job and have been working in the automotive repair industry since.

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What was your first automotive job?

I wore many hats at my first automotive job. From ordering parts to writing orders and service advising, I did everything besides working on the cars myself.

How long have you been doing what you do?

I’ve been working in this industry for the past few years.

What certifications do you hold?

I have a certificate in Service Advising from Bosch and am currently working on an ASE Service Advising Certificate.

What unique challenges and rewards come from working on high-end vehicles?

With premium vehicles, you really have to have technicians with experience and knowledge of each vehicle. They all have they’re quirks which can make servicing them difficult. I love seeing the pride of ownership and excitement that our customers have for not just their vehicle, but others as well. I feel very lucky that I get to work around and appreciate beautiful vehicles every day.

What is the weirdest thing you have found in a car during a job that should not have been there?

A live chipmunk…

What are you known for professionally? What do you have a knack for?

I always put 100% into my work and look for areas that I can improve upon. I really enjoy solving problems and have a knack for connecting with customers. I try to make the automotive service/repair process as painless as possible.

What are you most passionate about professionally? What most excites you about your work & the contribution you can make?

I am passionate about constantly finding ways to be better and more efficient at my job as well as making our customers experience the best it can possibly be.

What are you passionate about personally? What do you really enjoy? What can’t you stop talking about?

I love listening to live music, Red Wings hockey, my dog Gunner and my family/friends.

Where can we find you when you’re not working? What’s your favorite way to spend a weekend or a Sunday afternoon?

You would most likely find me out on the boat with family and friends or camping somewhere off the shores of Lake Michigan.

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Christi Bauchat
Dispatcher

How did you choose your profession?
I filled out applications for other places of employment and turned down at least one other job because I liked the professionalism and the welcoming attitude of everyone I met here.

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What was your first automotive job?
Shuttle Driver for ArborMotion.

How long have you been doing what you do?
I was driving for 1 month before I moved into the receptionist position. I was the receptionist for 9 months before moving into the dispatch role.

What certifications do you hold?
An Associate’s Degree in Nursing with a minor in Chemistry. I also have a Chauffeur’s License and am a certified Science Tutor.

What unique challenges and rewards come from working on high-end vehicles?
I do not work on the vehicles personally, but one challenge I have in my position is trying to learn the idiosyncrasies of different vehicle types. For example, certain vehicles do not have an oil dipstick or a timing belt versus a timing chain.

What is the weirdest thing you have found in a car during a job that should not have been there?
I was talking with a tech when he found over 20 pinecones in the engine compartment of a car.

What are you known for professionally? What do you have a knack for?
I am known for being very organized and thorough. Also being positive and upbeat.

What are you most passionate about professionally? What most excites you about your work & the contribution you can make?
I am most passionate about customer service. I believe that is what sets ArborMotion apart from other repair shops and keeps people coming back. I am most excited about keeping the behind-the-scenes part of our work seamless and smooth for the customer and the organization and problem solving that requires.

What are you passionate about personally? What do you really enjoy? What can’t you stop talking about?
In my personal life I am very passionate about the work I do with electronics. For the last 8 years I have built circuit boards and wiring harnesses on the side. I like the skill it takes to put together something that small and/or complex. I talk a lot about nerdy topics like super heroes and the show Big Bang Theory.

Where can we find you when you’re not working? What’s your favorite way to spend a weekend or a Sunday afternoon?
On the weekends I enjoy spending time with my family usually doing some sort of outdoor activity if possible. Some of the best Saturdays I’ve had have been fishing, kayaking, or flying kites with my family.

How did you choose your profession?

As a kid I grew up in a shop atmosphere so naturally was drawn to cars and everything about them so seemed fitting that I choose a profession in this field as it’s a passion of mine.

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Dawn Raney
Marketing and Social Media

How did you choose your profession?

From when I had my first job in high school to the present day,  I have had the pleasure of working in positions that allow me to do what I enjoy most – working with and/or helping people, and meeting new faces. I’m also that geeky person that enjoys doing research and writing, and social media is a pretty fun adventure for me as well.

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What was your first automotive job?

I accepted a management position with Unwired Technology, (now Delphi), back in 2010. Although not “directly” an automotive job, UT specialized in wireless headphones and other components for rear seat entertainment systems for various vehicle brands. I learned a great deal about the automotive world while working there, and that knowledge and experience definitely came in handy when I joined the ArborMotion team.

How long have you been doing what you do?

I have only worked in the auto-related arena for about 6 years, but the customer service aspect of my portfolio dates back to about 1995.

What unique challenges and rewards come from working on high-end vehicles?

When I was working at the service desk, my primary challenge was figuring out how the newer cars started without traditional keys so I could park them in our lot. I also couldn’t drive a manual transmission, so it was embarrassing when I couldn’t pull up a customer’s car at times. I also had to keep my eye out for those Priuses because you can’t hear them driving up the service aisle. Nonetheless, as far as the reward for working on so many different vehicles, I’m always learning something new from our technicians and service advisers.

What is the weirdest thing you have found in a car during a job that should not have been there?

I don’t work directly with our customers’ vehicles, but I do remember surprising one of our customers with a camera that we discovered in her van. Apparently, it had been lost for months, and she was absolutely elated that we had found it.

What are you known for professionally? What do you have a knack for?

I’m a very dedicated person both professionally and personally. When I’m devoted to a company, I’m always going to be working on its behalf both on and off the clock. I’m very thorough in my work, and I’m admittedly a perfectionist. I’ve been told that I have a knack for writing, which goes hand-in-hand with what I do for our company’s social media.

What are you most passionate about professionally? What most excites you about your work & the contribution you can make?

Professional growth is my passion. I’m excited to see what the future holds for our company, and how we can positively impact our community beyond just providing excellence in import auto care. From our non-profit community partners to our industry-leading green initiatives to help preserve our environment, ArborMotion has so much potential to grow and make a difference. And I’m obviously excited to be a part of it!

What are you passionate about personally? What do you really enjoy? What can’t you stop talking about?

I’m always talking about my family, and I love spending time with them. I also can’t stop talking about all things Disney, (I’m a perpetual 8-year-old when it comes to the mouse). I talk about politics more than I should as well which usually gets me into trouble, but after interning on Capitol Hill for a couple of semesters it truly is an addiction. I also enjoy being involved with my church, attending Tigers games, getting to the theater when possible, and I’m pretty obsessed with Norwex.

Where can we find you when you’re not working? What’s your favorite way to spend a weekend or a Sunday afternoon?

My children are quite young, so I’m pretty much always with them when I’m not working – and I wouldn’t have it any other way. Love it! Best way to spend a weekend afternoon? Watching a Disney movie with my family, of course!

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Kyle Brodie
Master Certified Technician Volvo

How did you choose your profession?

I have always enjoyed repairing things. When I was fourteen I bought a 1971 VW beetle. I then dismantled the car and customized it over the next couple of years until I got my drivers license. Needless to say, it was ready to roll on that day. So to answer the question, I guess it was my passion.

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What was your first automotive job?

In my senior year of high school I had a co-op class. I got a part time job at a small shop called Automobiles International. I continued to work there a couple years after graduating before moving on to the local Volvo dealership.

How long have you been doing what you do?

I worked at Automobiles International for three years. Then I worked at Ann Arbor Toyota, Volvo, Mazda for ten years and I have been with Swedish Engineering/Arbormotion for the past twenty five years. (38 yrs.)

What certifications do you hold?

I am a state certified master mechanic and also a ASE certified master mechanic.

What unique challenges and rewards come from working on import vehicles?

The electronics in today’s vehicles are getting more complex each year, truly a challenge for me, but we keep up with the latest testing and diagnostic equipment so we can properly service our customer’s cars..

What is the weirdest thing you have found in a car during a job that should not have been there?

A pistol in the center console of the vehicle.

What are you known for professionally? What do you have a knack for?

Working fast and efficiently. Getting the job done correctly the first time. I usually have a knack because I’m hungry.

What are you most passionate about professionally? What most excites you about your work & the contribution you can make?

Diagnosing and repairing a vehicle correctly the first time and knowing without a doubt that it won’t be back for the same problem again.

What are you passionate about personally? What do you really enjoy? What can’t you stop talking about?

Cleanliness, organization and golf.

Where can we find you when you’re not working? What’s your favorite way to spend a weekend or a Sunday afternoon?

I enjoy working in the yard and garden. We spend a lot of time with friends on the weekends barbecuing and playing cards. Occasionally I will get the dirt bike out and make some noise just to please my neighbors. But every Sunday morning you will find me at the golf course (weather permitting) playing a skins game with a group of friends.

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Mark Newbound
Master Certified Service Technician Volvo

How did you choose your profession?

Mechanical things have always been interesting to me

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What was your first automotive job?

I worked at a gas station when I was in high school.

How long have you been doing what you do?

For over 40 years now!

What certifications do you hold?

ASE master technician

What unique challenges and rewards come from working on import vehicles?

Import vehicles can be very technical so finding and repairing a difficult problem is very rewarding.

What is the weirdest thing you have found in a car during a job that should not have been there?

I found a cat under the hood of a car. When the cat realized it had been discovered it ran for the door never to be seen again. This happened after I gave the car a good test drive!

What are you known for professionally? What do you have a knack for?

Good communication about needed repairs.

What are you most passionate about professionally? What most excites you about your work & the contribution you can make?

Making a customer feel that they can trust me to do excellent work and give them good value for the money they spend with us.

What are you passionate about personally? What do you really enjoy? What can’t you stop talking about?

See next question.

Where can we find you when you’re not working? What’s your favorite way to spend a weekend or a Sunday afternoon?

I enjoy getting together with family and friends. I play golf almost every weekend and I also play drums in a band.

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Tom O’Connor
Master Certified Technician, VW & Asian Vehicles

How did you choose your profession?

I don’t know if I really chose it as a profession. At a very early age I made things, took things apart. I took apart my tricycle apart. This is a common story among the best mechanics.

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What was your first automotive job?

1963, European Motor Service, it was a small British Car shop. We worked on Anglias, Triumphs, MG, Sunbeam, Hillman, Rover. Cars that are rarely seen anymore

How long have you been doing what you do?

Fifty-two years and counting

What certifications do you hold?

NAISE Master, ASE master with L1, Robert Bosch Certification, Volkswagen Registered Master

What is the weirdest thing you have found in a car during a job that should not have been there?

A loaded hand gun

What are you known for professionally? What do you have a knack for?

Early in my career I worked for and with exceptionally good, European trained mechanics. From them I learned sound diagnostic habits.  That coupled with a natural sense of curiosity, I can sort problems that stump many others. I have very  good smith skills and can make almost anything.

What are you most passionate about professionally? What most excites you about your work & the contribution you can make?

Over a period of years I have had the opportunity to mentor a few of the areas really good mechanics and shop owners.  It’s a lot fun to see a young mechanics skills develop and remember when I was learning those same lesson so many years ago.

I take a great deal of pride in what I do. I really like what I do.

Where can we find you when you’re not working? What’s your favorite way to spend a weekend or a Sunday afternoon?

I think I’m what Outside Magazine calls an Eco-Jock. I’ve hiked segments of Appalachian, Cascade and Pacific Trails. I built the kayak that I paddled from MI to WI. Ridden my bike from Baton Rouge to Cincinnati and so on…

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Andrew Daley
Certified BMW and MINI Technician

How did you choose your profession?

Engineering wasn’t for me, so I decided to look into another field related to working with automobiles but with more hands on work. I have always been a natural problem solver and loved working on and driving anything with a motor growing up so it was a good fit for me.

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What was your first automotive job?

Here at ArborMotion

How long have you been doing what you do?

6 years

What certifications do you hold?

ASE and State certifications

What unique challenges and rewards come from working on import vehicles?

Trying to keep up with the latest technology of the high-end, newer vehicles is a challenge. Although I enjoying learning about it and challenging myself. It is very rewarding solving complicated issues that come with some of the complex systems these vehicles use.

What is the weirdest thing you have found in a car during a job that should not have been there?

A perfectly preserved Monarch butterfly in an air box.

What are you known for professionally? What do you have a knack for?

I’m known for being very thorough and detailed with my work. I have a knack for BMWs and Mini Coopers.

What are you most passionate about professionally? What most excites you about your work & the contribution you can make?

I am very passionate about solving problems and doing quality work. I enjoy sharing the passion for high performance vehicles with my customers. I enjoy hearing their excitement about driving their vehicles after upgrades and the excitement of taking their vehicles to track events.

What are you passionate about personally? What do you really enjoy? What can’t you stop talking about?

I am very passionate about my personal projects and vehicles I drive. I enjoy improving and driving them.

Where can we find you when you’re not working? What’s your favorite way to spend a weekend or a Sunday afternoon?

I enjoy being outdoors, snowboarding, camping, traveling and time with friends and family. I enjoy working on my project cars and going to meets and track events.

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Joe Planck
Junior Technician

Now a proud graduate of the automotive program at Washtenaw Community College, Joe is currently working full time at ArborMotion under the tutelage of our technical director Tim Pott, who is also one of our many Master Certified Technicians. Joe comes from a “car family” and loves anything and everything with wheels!

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Lee McGibney
Car Prep & Detail

You know how every time you pick up your car from being serviced at ArborMotion and it gets pulled into the service isle with a fresh professional hand wash? Lee is the man that makes that happen. A long time ArborMotion employee, Lee makes your car shine when you pick it up which makes him the man everybody loves to see. He will even detail your car for you and is available on an appointment basis so if you are interested, click HERE for more info.

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