Pictured: This year's board for the Santa Clara CAA Chapter. Photo: Current CAA President Randy Greenblat at far left and David Mello is second from the right.
The California Autobody Association (CAA) is a non-profit trade organization made up of roughly 1,000 individual and independent businesses within the automobile collision repair industry. The main focus of the CAA is to enable the auto body industry to survive and succeed by helping its members produce a quality repair for the consumer at a fair price for a fair profit. By being involved in the CAA, body shop owners show they care about the future of this industry and will always strive to make it better for all involved.
David Mello, the owner of Anderson Behel has long been a member of the CAA since 1989 when he purchased the shop. He has also been a key officer in the Santa Clara Chapter of CAA (SC-CAA) and also at a state level. By working with other leading body shop owners and representing the collision industry in Sacramento, Mello has played a pivotal part in his local chapter and statewide.
Current SC-CAA President Randy Greenblat lauded Mello for his service and dedication to the CAA. “David Mello is one of those people who wants a better collision industry and that’s why he got involved at the state level, where real change can happen. He’s held every position at the state level, including president in 2002. He was also the Santa Clara Chapter’s president in 1997 and he was just recently named as the organization’s Member of the Year in 2011. Without go-to guys like Mello in organizations such as the CAA, they couldn’t succeed in this business and perform their missions the way they do. David is accountable, dedicated and his integrity is unquestioned, and that’s why I’m happy to be his friend and his associate.”