How long have you been with AB and how many years of industry experience do you have?
I have worked for Anderson Behel since July 21st, 2004.I've been in the automotive industry for 15 years.
Favorite part of the job?
My favorite aspect of my job is the opportunity to meet people from different cultures and from different parts of the world. Learning new things everyday that doesn't necessarily have to do with my industry, but with everyday life, helps me to grow as a person.
What do you do when you're not working at AB?
Playing my drums with my band or outside enjoying the great weather the Bay Area has to offer.
Technology and music top my list.
What are the 3 things you want to do in your life?
1.) I would love the opportunity for my band I to play in front of a big crowd of cheering fans 2.) The ability to start a fire by rubbing two sticks together 3.) I'd love to go into space one day.
What sports teams do you follow?
The San Francisco 49ers, San Francisco Giants and the San Jose Sharks?
What was the title of the last book you read?
Oryx and Crake. It’s kind of a post apocalyptic novel. Very interesting read.
Back to the Future
Favorite TV Shows?
The Walking Dead is Awesome!
Pets and their names?
My Ball Python named Bob.
Favorite outdoor activities?
My favorite outdoor activity would be BBQ-ing with my friends.
Magazines or newspapers you read?
Drum Magazine and Popular Science are a few of my favorites, oh and I read the San Jose Mercury News online.
If you could have any kind of car, what would you get and why?
It’s a tough choice between the DeLorean from Back to the Future for obvious reasons or the Flubber Mobile from the Absent-Minded Professor so I can just fly over the red light holding up traffic.
If you could have lunch with anyone (dead or alive) who would it be?
I would love to have lunch with Nikola Tesla, so I can ask him if free wireless electricity is really possible.
What are some of the customer service things you're proud of at AB?
I enjoy when a customer comes walking in and is visibly upset at the fact they need our services, and it turns out to be something that I can fix right there on the spot, by either polishing the house paint off of their fender or clipping the front bumper back onto the car. The look of relief when they find it its nothing at all is priceless.
What are some of the changes you've seen in this industry over the years and how has AB reacted to these?
The industry is constantly changing and everyday is a new learning experience, even for the most seasoned estimators and technicians. Anderson Behel has kept up with the changes to our industry by offering job specific education and training courses to maintain the highest level of workmanship as well as workplace comraderie with monthly birthday celebrations and delicious cake.