MAACA Welcomes New Leaders

The Mid-Atlantic Auto Care Alliance's new board members bring experience from all over the industry.

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The Mid-Atlantic Auto Care Alliance (MAACA) appointed a new slate of board members with decades of expertise from various corners of the automotive industry, introducing a wealth of experience and leadership to its ranks.

Dave Wagner steps in as president, bringing his extensive experience from Amp’d Automotive Mobile Programming and Diagnostics. Wagner's journey in the automotive field began when he was 12 in his uncle's shop, eventually leading him to a professional career as a technician in 1996. He has served on the Super Saturday planning committee since 2017 and has been a member of MAACA since its foundation.

Joe Tranchitella, the new vice president, is the owner of Joe & Sons’ Auto Repair in Perkasie, PA. Tranchitella's roots in the automotive sector trace back to 1969 at J&F Texaco in Philadelphia, and he is a founding member of MAACA’s Super Saturday event and former treasurer of the association.

Jon McKenney assumes the role of treasurer, leveraging his experience as a shop owner and lead technician at JBM Automotive in Wrightstown, PA. McKenney's career in the automotive industry began in 1980 in Southampton, PA, and he has been involved with MAACA since its inception, including a two-year stint on the Super Saturday planning committee.

Steve Schaeber has been named secretary, contributing his expertise as the technical editor and manager of service training for MACS, the Mobile Air Climate Systems Association. Schaeber has been involved in the automotive industry since 1989 and served as vice chairman of the SAE Interior Climate Control Service Committee.

Jon Tangye, the new mechanical division director and owner of Epoch Automotive in Doylestown, PA, adds a fresh voice to the board. Tangye is a newcomer to MAACA but a long-time attendee of Super Saturday, and he has contributed to the advisory board of Philadelphia Community College’s automotive program and the Super Saturday planning committee.

Dave Preston is legislative director, bringing insight from running Preston’s Garage & Performance in Hulmeville, PA, since 1974. He has held leadership roles in the Bucks County Inspection Association and the Philadelphia Gasoline Retailers Association, and an advisory position at the Bucks County Technical School.

Tom Gebbie, named past president, has experience in diagnostics sales development at Snap-on Diagnostics. Gebbie has a history of service in automotive associations and practical experience as a former shop owner and member of PennDOT’s Inspection Advisory Board.

Finally, following seven years of service to the members, Ross Colket is departing from the Board of Directors. Colket is owner of Colket Automotive Technical Services in Hatfield (Lansdale), PA, and served as president from 2017 to 2023.

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