Greg Bunch is the founder of Transformers Institute and has assembled a team of professionals dedicated to transforming the automotive service and repair industry through the most dynamic and progressive programs together under one roof.


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Greg Bunch


Greg has worked as technician, service advisor, manager, business owner, speaker, and consultant. He is on the Ratchet & Wrench Editorial Advisory Board and is a founding board member of AIST. Greg owns Aspen Auto Clinic, an award winning 5-location automotive service business, and also Transformers Institute whose goal is to "Transform the auto industry."

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Fernando Miranda


Fernando is an incredibly accomplished executive with over 23 years in the automotive industry. He has done it all, from parts and services all the way to complete executive operations. He is a resourceful entrepreneur who builds and leads top-performing teams on multi-million business projects. His ability to communicate, problem solve, innovate, and teach are second to none. He has held executive VP roles for fortune 500 companies, and now brings his entire suite of skills to the Transformers Institute team. If you are looking to advance your career, redefine the industry, or strike out as an entrepreneur - you can count on Fernando to bring your skills and thinking to the next level.

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Dan Taylor


Dan's passion is helping businesses and organizations succeed! As an established business coach and consultant Dan brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to the Transformers Institute board.

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Jason Servidio


Jason has worn many hats in his career such as technician, service advisor, manager, Aspen Auto Clinic VP, trainer, and even high-ticket item in-home salesman. Selling has become his passion! His management, leadership, and ability to train and motivate others is truly inspirational. Jason now teaches sales and management training through the Transformers Institute.

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Rick Mills


Rick has more than 25 years of experience helping businesses grow through team building, improving communications, and strategic planning. He is an accomplished author and has written more than 500 training documents to train leaders for profit and non-profit organizations. Rick provides digital design and direct mail services for Transformers Institute.

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Ron Haugen



Business Development Director and Marketing Consultant for Transformers Direct Marketing

Ron started his career as an automotive technician in 1982 in Des Moines, Iowa. In 1997 he opened his own 2 bay repair shop, Westside Auto Pros. Over the next 21 years he grew it into a 14-bay state of the art facility grossing 4 million a year in sales.

Ron has been involved in the industry as co-chair of Vision Training and Expo in Kansas City, a member of the Ratchet & Wrench editorial board, past president of ASA Midwest Des Moines, and serving on the advisory board for Auto Vitals.

Ron is a Master at Marketing in the Auto Shop Industry and is the Transformers Direct Marketing Coach. He helps shop owners to grow and expand their businesses quickly, with reliable methods.

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Ryan Clo


Ryan Clo is a twenty-year veteran of the Automotive Service industry. He currently owns two specialized Automotive Service businesses located in Cincinnati, OH. Both businesses have systems and processes in place so that his presence is not required on a daily basis. Ryan’s first business, Dubwerx, has a 99% customer satisfaction rate while maintaining profitability and growth.
Ryan is very passionate about helping fellow shop owners grow and thrive, he is also involved in the growing startup community in Cincinnati, OH meeting with other entrepreneurs regularly to discuss best practices and the future of business. Ryan volunteers his time serving on the editorial board for an industry magazine and two community non-profits in Cincinnati, OH

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Frank Scandura


Frank Scandura has over 40 years of automotive experience and over 25 years of experience as a service center entrepreneur. He is most known for his expertise in European vehicles and is the author of the book, “How To Take Care Of Your Vehicle So It Will Take Care Of You”.


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Matt Lachowitzer


Business Coach and Mastermind Group Facilitator, Founder and CEO of Matt’s Automotive Service Center

Matt is a husband, father of 3, avid Minnesota Vikings fan, and owner and founder of Matt’s Automotive Service Center. A Herman, MN native, Matt started this company as a two-bay shop back in 2009. He has expanded the company into 5 locations with beautiful, state of the art facilities all over the Fargo-Moorhead area with over 40 full time team members. Matt enjoys being a pillar in the community, giving back in any way he can, and providing knowledge and education in the biggest ways possible. As a result of being a continuous educator and an amazing pillar in the community, Matt won Entrepreneur of the Year in 2015 through the Fargo-Moorhead West Fargo Chamber of Commerce. When Matt’s not working, he enjoys fishing, riding ATV’s, watching football, and traveling with his family.

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Tim Swiontkowski


"Tim Swiontkowski is the founder and President of Stellar Autoworks in Plymouth, Minnesota. He is a trained technician and after receiving his Automotive degree he went on to Business School where he created the business plan for Stellar Autoworks.

Since opening Stellar Autoworks in 2010, Tim no longer works in the day to day operations. Instead, his passion for helping other shop owners get their businesses out of their heads has brought Tim and his Shop Systems Mastery Group to the Transformer's Institute family."

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Hannah Kennedy


Hannah has served in various roles in the automotive industry from luxury auto sales, to marketing for a Houston franchise, to owning and operating Kennedy Auto Solutions with her husband Kurt. Hannah manages the business operations while simultaneously serving as the service advisor. With a Bachelor of Science in Education degree from Baylor University, Hannah is excited to use her teaching skills in the workplace to contribute to improving the customer experience in the automotive repair industry. Hannah excelled in the Transformer’s Institute Service Advisor’s course graduating at the top of her class and awarded with the Professional Communicator Award. She now coaches in the advanced service advisor training program.

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Brian Sump


Brian Sump is not your typical shop owner. A former professional athlete, Sump had never turned a wrench in a shop before starting Denver-based Avalon Motorsports in 2007. Brian is now a multi-location shop owner and founding member of Transformers Institute.

Adam Kushner


Adam is a marketing consultant focused on sound investment advice that provides quantifiable returns. Adam is a founding board member of Transformers Institute and a lifelong student of the automotive aftermarket.


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