As a Garage Guru and Assistant Manager of our Technical Support Center in Southfield, MI, James is on the front lines of DRiV’ initiative to alleviate the shortage of ASC- certified automotive technicians in the U.S.  The Garage Gurus program provides on-site, online and on-demand training resources for up and coming automotive technicians.   As James says, “It’s our way to help our industry face the challenges of the rapidly changing automotive repair industry.”

James received his bachelor’s degree in automotive technology at the Lincoln Technical Institute and, immediately after graduation, started his career in the industry.

 “Our Technical Support Centers are located in 12 major markets across the country.  In addition, we have approximately 35 vans on the road, taking training to our customers daily.”

“I love being a Garage Guru for DRiV.  I jumped at the opportunity.  I take pride in knowing I’m doing my part to help our industry and I still get to talk about cars every day!”