Jim Clark - President, ASE and GM Master Technician
Jim is a Double ASE Master and L-1 Advanced Drivability Certified Technician who also has numerous General Motors Master Certifications and over 30 years hands on experience repairing
and restoring vehicles. We have an entire wall displaying about 1/4 of the credentials and certifications he's earned over the years. He spends most of the day in the shop providing top quality repairs and helping
the guys get our client's vehicles back on time and on budget. Jim served as the Shop Foreman for several General Motors Dealers
and was a leading Service Manager for the Goodyear Tire and Rubber Company.
He grew up in Chicago and moved to Kansas City nearly a decade ago, but somehow still has the Chicago accent. Feel free to pick on him, or at least, make fun of 'Da Bears.
Brian Peck - Director of Operations
Brian handles our back end business operations most days, but he's out in the shop when we're busy or when the European cars show up. Brian attended Ohio University as a double major in Business Administration and Telecommunications. He is an ASE Certified Parts Specialist and repaired, restored, and raced Porsche, BMW, Audi, VW, Volvo, and Mercedes vehicles at the International Performance Center in Atlanta.
He held positions as a Parts Manager for a General Motors dealership and worked as a General Manager for Advance Auto Parts in the Kansas City market. He previously held licenses as a commercial transportation insurance adjuster and
spent over 10 years directing and producing in the radio broadcasting industry.
We think he must own a significant amount of stock in Folgers; he drinks coffee all day day. He's also our tech and electrical guy. If the computers aren't working, blame him; or if we fix a crazy electrical problem on your car, thank him! He's a pretty good scapegoat, so really, blame him for anything.
Dan Kliethermes - Service Advisor
Dan is our service advisor and one heck of a nice guy. He attended Longview Community College and focused in the Automotive Technology Program. More often than not, he is the voice you will hear when you call or the face you see first when you visit our shop. His role as service advisor is to help
you to understand what our technicians recommend for repairs and services in a language that isn't shop speak. He's worked in the automotive industry as a service advisor for most of his life - in small and large shops
as well as dealerships. His commitment to honesty is just like the rest of ours - sometimes he gives good news, sometimes he gives bad news, but he always gives the truth.
We heard that he was his high school mascot - although no actual proof has been found. When we ask what his mascot was, he won't say.. but the rumor is that the high school got a grant from Disney right around the time Goofy was added to Mickey Mouse's cartoons. Dan is 5 foot something and most certainly goofy, and can do the Goofy holler with ease.
Mike Archer - Master Technician
Mike, our Heavy Line Technician, is ASE Master Certified in Automobile, Light Truck, and Diesel Engine and has a large
number of General Motors Master Certifications. Like Jim, we have a wall displaying some of the certifications and honors he's earned over more than
30 years. Mike is well versed on import vehicles and is a master of the really hard jobs. Many other shops
use us to handle their difficult work because of Mike's dedication to quality and his superior diagnostic abilities. He's worked in heavy line and drivability positions for several General Motors Dealers.
He has a strange fascination with drinking iced tea from a Ball Mason Jar, and is the king of solitaire.
Troy Jameson - Master Technician
Troy is an ASE Certified Master Technician and has a significant background in our industry. Prior to joining Midwest Auto Services, he
owned a successful repair shop in a suburb of Atlanta. He brings more than 20 years of experience and a wealth of knowledge to work every day.
He's a relatively new addition to our team and is quite professional at all times. We haven't figured out his little quips so this profile will just be professional, informational, and somewhat boring..... for now.
Dylan Kliethermes - Line Technician
Dylan was a student of the General Motors ASEP training program and continues to gain advanced certifications through ACDelco NATEF.
He's very knowledgeable about Mitsubishi, Volvo, BMW, Audi, Mini, and Mercedes and has evolved into our heavy line engine and transmission technician.
His attention to detail and eye for quality makes him a perfect fit for our shop.
He's a little guy, so we give him the tight interior jobs and keep him inside on the windy days for fear he may blow away.
Logan Quick - Line Technician
Logan was a student of MCC Longview's Automotive Program for Applied Sciences. He's
been with us for a while and has learned many hands on processes to conduct maintenance services like oil changes, tire
replacements and repairs, and general services. He's a hard worker who's showing us the next generation of automotive
technicians can handle the demands of a busy shop.
While he is a young man of the 2000's, he can identify many songs of the 70's that are playing in the office. Oddly enough, if you ask him to recite the lyrics of something newer, you get a weird Dr. Seuss rhyme.
Kyndall Moore - Line Technician
Kenny is a graduate of Fort Osage's CTC program and was top of his class. He is attending MCC Longview for an Applied Sciences
Degree and will pursue General Motors ASEP Accreditation.
Kenny is absolutely the hardest and most dedicated employee we've had of the new generation. His work ethic and abilty to learn some very hard techniques and automotive is simply outstanding. We're happy to have him here.
All that said, he insists on cutting the grass at 3PM when it's 107 outside and there isn't a cloud to be found. Brian is trying to teach him how to work smarter, not harder - something us old folks figured out a long time ago.