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President and CEO:
With over 35 years in the automotive industry, Mike is President and
CEO of Star Auto Authority. As the chief executive, Mike
spearheads business growth and development, strategic vision and company
He is a member of the Entrepreneurs Organization (EO). In his free time,
Mike enjoys spending time with his family, traveling, golfing, and reading
Bill started out as an ASE-Certified Master Technician at Star Auto
Authority in 2008, and was promoted to Service Advisor in 2009, and in 2010
Bill was promoted to General Manager and is responsible for both the
Mechanical and Collision divisions. He has more than 25 years of experience
in the vehicle service industry. Bill holds an Automotive Technology degree
from Universal Technical Institute (UTI). In his free time, Bill enjoys
spending time with his wife and two children. His hobbies include boating,
spending time outdoors, and completing home renovations.
Greg has been in the automotive industry for 5 years, and started with Star
Auto in 2019. He graduated from Northern Illinois University with a Bachelor
of Science in Finance, and he has an MBA in finance from DePaul University.
In his spare time Greg enjoys traveling, running, and volunteering for the
United Way. He also is a wine enthusiast.
Chris joined our team in 2011, and has more than 28 years of automotive
industry experience. He also holds a degree in Automotive Repair from
Lincoln Technical Institute. In his free time, Chris likes to spend time
with his wife and family, fishing, and road trips. Chris also enjoys
watching his older son play hockey, his younger son compete in archery, and
his three year old daughter beat up her brothers.
Eddy started with Star Auto Authority in late 2018, and has been in the
automotive industry for more than 4 years. Eddy holds certificates in
Automotive Damage Analysis, and Automotive Refinishing from the College of
Lake County. Eddy enjoys spending time with his family and friends, and
working on his car.
Micah has been in the vehicle repair industry since 1997, and started with
Star Auto in January of 2019. In his spare time Micah enjoys spending time
with his wife, walking his dogs, riding bicycles, reading, and working out.
Micah also enjoys cooking (especially BBQ).
Collision Shop Assistant Manager:
Bobbi has been in the Collision industry since 2013 and joined us in 2017.
Bobbi has a degree in tourism and hotel management from the University of
Plovdiv (Bulgaria), and a diploma in bookkeeping from Penn Foster College in
Pennsylvania. In her spare time she enjoys classes at College of Lake
County, photography, and she loves spending time with her family, movies,
and walks outside.
ASE Certified Master Technicians:
Dan has been in the industry since 1989 and started working with Star Auto
Authority in June of 2016. Dan is an ASE Certified Master Technician, with
an additional certification for Advanced Engine Performance. Dan enjoys
spending time with his 12 year old son, renovating houses, and playing
Derrick has been in the industry since 1998, and started working with Star
Auto in July, of 2016. Derrick graduated from Lincoln Tech with a degree in
Automotive Repair. He is an ASE Certified Master Technician with an
additional certification for Advance Engine Performance. Derrick is a big
sports fans (Blackhawks, Cubs, Bears), and loves hanging out with his family
in his spare time. Derrick also enjoys bringing lunches monthly to PADS
homeless shelter in Waukegan.
With more than 20 years in the automotive industry, Dean joined Star in 2011
as an ASE-Certified Master Technician with additional
certifications in Advanced Engine Performance, Exhaust Systems and Service
Consulting. He earned an Automotive Technology degree from Lincoln Technical
Institute, where he also earned awards for High Grades in air conditioning,
brakes and wheel alignments. He has also been honored with five Customer
Care awards from Kmart Auto Service.
In their free time, Dean and his wife are avid World of Warcraft players,
who also enjoy target shooting, a monthly bad movie night, and barbecuing
for friends and family. He is a member of the NRA and ASPCA and belongs to
St. John's Lutheran Church.
ASE Certified Technician:
Fred has been in the industry for more than 30 years and is originally from
Michigan. Fred joined us in 2015 and in his spare time enjoys playing base
guitar, motorcycles, and reading.
Skylar has been in the automotive industry since 2014, and he has been with
Star Auto since 2018. He holds an Automotive Technology Certificate from Fox
Valley Technical College in Appleton, Wisconsin. In his spare time, Skylar
enjoys racing mountain bikes, camping, hunting and fishing. Skylar is also
in the Army National Guard.
Antonio Alvarez Garcia
With 20 years in the automotive industry, Antonio joined our team in 2002 as
our Detailing Technician. He oversees all vehicle detailing
services from start to finish and assists with vehicle washes during peak
Salomon is one of our Detailing Technicians. He has been in the automotive
industry since 1988, and has worked at Star Auto Authority since December,
2012. If you’ve ever had a detail from Star Auto Authority, you are
likely familiar with Salomon’s excellent work.
Business Operations Administrator:
Elizabeth is our Administrative Support Assistant. She has a Bachelor of
Science in Computer Information Systems from DeVry University, and joined
Star Auto Authority in March, 2014. She enjoys horseback riding during
summer, trips to Lake Geneva, reading books, watching movies, and bowling
Ono has been in the collision industry since 1990. He joined Star in 2017.
Ono attended technical school at Istituto D’Arte Palermo (Italy), and
has a degree in Fine Art and an ASE Certification in refinishing. Ono takes
great pride in what he does, and enjoys painting vehicles in a professional
manner with attention to detail. Ono enjoys cooking and baking in his spare
Auto Body Technician:
Bob has been in the automotive repair industry since 1976, and has been with
Star Auto Authority since 2018. He has an Associate Degree in Auto Mechanics
from College of Lake County. Bob enjoys restoring antique cards, metal
detecting, and bike riding in his spare time.
Mario started working with Star Auto in the spring of 2018. In his spare
time, Mario enjoys spending time with his family, and watching soccer.
Braulio joined Star in the Spring of 2019. Braulio has an associate’s
degree in Science from Lincoln College of Technology and in his spare time
enjoys working on cars!
Nicholas joined Star in the Spring of 2019. In his spare time, Nicholas
enjoys riding roller coasters and spending time with his family.
Victor joined Star in the Summer of 2019. Victor earned a degree in
Automotive Technology from Triton College. He has been in the Automotive
industry for 8 years. In his spare time, Victor enjoys playing sports such
as soccer and volleyball.
Daniel joined Star in the Summer of 2019. Daniel has attended the Universal
Technical Institute, a technical Automotive education provider. Daniel has
been in the Automotive industry for 5 years.