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Yes, We Have ASE Certified Mechanics

The root of a great business begins with a great team. Come by and meet our ASE Certified technicians!

Eric Riesco

Eric Riesco

ASE Certified Master Technician | ACDC Certified Master Hybrid Technician

ASE CertifedWe would say Eric is a jack of all trades, but he’s more like a master of all trades when it comes to automotive repair! Since 1998, he has been an ASE Certified Technician. Then, he passed the Automotive Career Development Center’s (ACDC) Master Hybrid Training Course, making Eric a Certified Master Hybrid Technician. But his credentials don’t stop there! His other certifications and titles include:

  • Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) Master Automotive Technician
  • ASE L1 Advanced: Advanced Engine Performance Specialist
  • ASE Certifications in Brakes, and Suspension and Steering
  • 2 time Golden Wrench Award Winner (Firestone Tires)
  • Associate Member in the SAE (Society of Automobile Engineers) International

Thanks for all you do, Eric! Keep it up!

Julio Santana

Julio Santana

ASE Certified Mechanic

ASE Certifed We are so proud to have Julio on our team! Our ASE Certified Mechanic specializes in suspension and steering work. If your car pulls to one side or the other, you could have an alignment issue that will lead to early wear on your tires. Lucky for you, that is Julio’s specialty! He can absolutely assist you in solving that problem. Julio also has experience servicing and maintaining BMW and Mercedes. Not only is he talented, but he also, clearly, has good taste in cars!
Mitch Harmatz

Mitch Harmatz


Mitch has been the owner of Plaza Automotive since 2001.  He has been widely esteemed for his knack for customer service and community involvement with many organizations. He continually donates time and effort to numerous local associations including:

With any questions about Plaza, auto repair, or the San Pedro community, Mitch is your man!