Meet Our Staff
Patrick Vaughan, Owner/Technician
Patrick is a hands on owner. Most of the time, you will find Patrick in the back working on vehicles and ensuring that everything is running smoothly in the bay area of the shop. Patrick is a licensed technician, a drive clean test and repair technician-in addition, Patrick is a Ford specialist, spending 10 years at the dealership. In Patrick's spare time he enjoys being with his family, working on his 1971 Monte Carlo and being "Grandpa Pat" to his two grandchildren.
BJ Van Lammeren, General Manager/Technician
BJ came to Vaughan Auto Service in May, 2010 when the business was just too busy for Patrick to handle alone. BJ is Patrick's son in law and can often be found answering the phones and greeting you as you walk in the door. BJ is a licensed technician, an ASE certified master technician and is a drive clean test and repair technician. BJ has two young children that are a year apart, so when he is not busy here running around at the shop he is busy at home.
Jamie-lyn Dick, Advisor
Jamie started with Vaughan Auto Service in 2011 doing appointment and follow up calls. Her great customer service and relationship skills has moved her to a service advisor role. Jamie has attended many training courses to further her automotive knowledge and is always willing to learn. When she is not working, Jamie enjoys outdoor activities and watching her son play sports. She always says if you cannot find her here she is either at the hockey rink or baseball diamond.
Lou Melo, General Service
Lou started with Vaughan Auto Service in mid 2012. He retired from his old job to find that staying home was not for him. Lou likes to be on the go; he is the one that is responsible for making sure that you get to and from your destination on time in our shuttle van. Lou and his wife live in London and have two children and our proud grandparents of four. When Lou has down time he loves to spend it at the family trailer.
John Park, Technician
Jon was born and raised in St. Thomas Ontario and attended high school there. He has been with Vaughan Auto Service since 2012. Jon finished his apprenticeship here and became a licensed technician in 2014. Jon is a registered Drive Clean Inspector and Repair Technician, who has also studied at CATI (Canadian Automotive/Trucking Institute), which is located in Cambridge, Ontario. Jon enjoys spending his off time relaxing with his friends and family. Jon and his wife started a family with a new baby girl in 2015.
Brian Tipping, Apprentice Technician
Brian was born and raised in London Ontario, where he attended Saunders Secondary School Brian has always had an interest in cars since grade 9. He started with Vaughan Auto Service in late 2016 as an Apprentice Technician and a Drive Clean Inspector. He is currently attending Fanshawe College in the Apprenticeship Program to become a fully licensed technician. Brian does not have much free time as his wife and three children are always on the go. Brian is a BIG Toronto Maple Leafs and London Knights fan, so any spare time he gets he tries to watch his teams play.