Dave Williams, Owner
Dave has spent over 35 years in the automotive industry. His first experience in the world of Volkswagens began with the search for a used engine. He found one at a local wrecking yard and, soon after, became an employee of the yard. A couple of years later, he began rebuilding engines for another local business and continued to accumulate Volkswagen experience. In 1980, Dave opened his own Volkswagen repair and machine shop business in downtown San Jose. Five years later, he teamed up with Sharon and together they opened Peninsula Automotive.
Today, Dave spends each day preparing repair estimates, interacting with service customers about their estimates, their repairs, and reviewing invoices with customers. He also offers his expertise by answering customers’ questions and assists in the parts department.
Sharon Williams, Owner
Sharon’s Volkswagen experience spans the last 25 years. When she teamed up with Dave back in 1985, she had very little knowledge of automobiles and even less about Volkswagens. However, her background in accounting, consumer lending, and business management helped contribute to the early success of Peninsula Automotive. Over the years, she has learned a great deal about Volkswagens and Audis, and has grown to love them as much as the rest of us.
Today you will find Sharon assisting customers with their service and parts needs. Her responsibilities also include marketing, accounting, and inventory control. When she is not working, she enjoys gardening, dancing, and spending time with friends and family.
Mike L, Service Technician
Mike joined Peninsula Automotive in 1998 as a factory trained service technician. His employment history includes local Porsche, Audi, and VW dealerships and an independent service facility specializing in the repair of Audis. Mike stays updated on the latest technologies and currently holds ASE Master Technician Certification.
Mike spends much of his spare time trading stocks and mutual funds.
Mike M, Service Technician
Mike has been with Peninsula since 2002. He is a service technician, engine builder, and machinist. He has owned a VW repair garage and a machine shop offering over 35 years of knowledge and experience to our customers. Mike spends his time off riding his three-wheel trike and enjoying his family and friends.
Gary, Service Technician
Gary recently joined Peninsula with a huge passion for Volkswagen stemming from a long family history of loving cars. He is a service technician working on water cooled engines and standard repairs, but in his free time you will find him working on his air cooled Volkswagens- a 1967 and 1968 Bug. Gary began his training working side by side with a local VW shop owner here in Campbell. He is dedicated to servicing cars with meticulous detail and constantly expanding his knowledge for providing the best service possible. When not pursuing his love for automobiles you will find Gary outside enjoying adventures from kayaking, snowboarding, 4x4m and fishing.
Robert, Service Technician
Robert joined Peninsula in 2012 as a Service Technician with years of Volkswagen experience. His primary focus has always been the repair and maintenance of air-cooled Volkswagens. Robert’s skills include engine rebuilding and restorations. We are pleased to welcome Robert to our team of experts.