James Gorman- Working Partner
Jim is married with two kids, and has been working in the automotive repair industry for 23 years. He opened CMD Automotive in 1995 and has been a working partner ever since. Jim is an ASE Re-Certified Master Automotive Technician. He is also a certified MIG and TIG welder, is certified in anti-theft systems as well as a locksmith, and holds a certification in Advanced Fuel Systems. He also has a Federal Air frame and Power plant License, and is a factory-certified BMW technician. Jim’s vast experience means your car will be well taken care of at CMD, giving you the confidence you should find in an auto repair shop.
Dwight Patterson- Working Partner
Dwight is married and got started in the automotive industry at Motorsports Technology College. He has been in the automotive repair industry for 30 years, and has been at CMD since 1998. Dwight is an ASE Re-Certified Master Automotive Technician, is a licensed vehicle inspector, has systems training in air conditioning service, and is a certified MIG and TIG welder. There is nothing Dwight cannot do with a vehicle.
Mike Holmes- Service Advisor
A relative newcomer to Charlotte, Mike is originally from Boston. A family man, Mike is married and has three children. A graduate from Massasoit Community College in Boston, Mike previously worked at an independent European auto repair shop for 14 years. Calling CMD his new work home, he doesn’t mind being next door to Triple C Brewery.
Kevin Davis- Service Manager
Kevin is a native Charlottean from the Northeast side of town. A graduate of CPCC, ASE, Hybrid Maintenance and Michelin Certified, he is the smiling face you’ll see at the front desk. When he’s not at work or dancing the west coast swing, he can be found on his Harley.
Joel Herman- Technician
Joel is married with three kids and has been in the automotive industry for 20 years, and joined CMD in 2009. He took part in a co-op at CPCC with General Motors, which got him his start as an automotive technician. He tends to focus on foreign cars that come into the shop, particularly BMW’s, Mercedes, and Audi’s. If it can be taken apart, Joel can put it back together.
Ryan Duarte- Technician
Ryan has been a car enthusiast his whole life and has been working on cars professionally for 12 years. His expertise is in Audi and Volkswagen brands. Self taught and quick to catch on, Ryan is married with two dogs and is originally from Massachusetts.
Jon Belfi- Technician
Jon has been in the Charlotte area for three years, he is originally from New Jersey. He has been a mechanic since he was 15 years old (that’s over 21 years!) so he knows his way around an engine.
Devin Brennan- Technician
Six foot eight inch Devin almost made us have to buy a new lift tall enough for him to get under. Specializing in Audi and VW’s, he grew up in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida. He started the Concord Car Club two years ago and it has already grown to over 1,200 members. Like our other mechanics, Devin is a true car-guy at heart.
Austin Caricari- Technician
Originally from Rock Hill, Austin attended York Tech. He’s been a mechanic for 12 years, and when he’s not at work he’s having fun with his wife and two dogs Nala and Callie. Austin is a dad-to-be, his wife is expecting their first child this fall.