Mr. Linden has held several positions with Midas International since 1987, and has won some of their most prestigious awards pertaining to developing and delivering training. He has had the opportunity to write, produce, and act in over 50 training videos. The latest group of training videos has received over one million hits on You Tube and its related affiliates.
He received his teaching credentials from the University of Pittsburgh, maintains 15 ASE Certifications and sits on a number of ASE test writing committees and ASE test development committees.
Mr. Saxonberg has been with Toyota Motor Sales USA, Inc. for 23 years. He brings over 45 years of collective experience in automotive service and repair to the CCAR Board. Over his career, Mr. Saxonberg has served the industry in numerous management capacities including technical training design, service technologies, environmental compliance and advanced vehicle technologies. Mr. Saxonberg earned his Bachelors of Science degree in Business from the University of Denver.
Joe has been a passionate advocate for the automotive aftermarket for nearly three decades. His experience includes retail shop management, franchise operations, government relations, regulatory compliance, and consumer advocacy.
In his current position as Interim President, Joe helps guide retailers and other automotive service providers in developing industry standards that strengthen the relationship between the motorist and the auto repair industry.
Throughout his career,Joe has been active on the board of numerous organizations including AMRA, Automotive Undercar Trade Organization, Car Care Professionals Network, AAIA, and Southern Illinois University (Carbonale) Automotive Technology.