Meet Our Staff
The staff at our AA Transmission & Auto Repair service and repair center are all highly trained and certified technicians with one common goal in mind - quality service at honest prices. Our transmission center is diligent in applying the ATRA Member Code of Ethics to all of our transmission repair and diagnostic services for the purpose of better assisting our customers with their repair needs and concerns. Our transmission technicians are always polite and courteous in their effort to provide you with the quality of service you want and deserve.
Daniel F. Bedford
Dan Bedford started at AA Transmission in 1986. It was his first job after graduating from Wyoming Technical Institute. He then left for California for nearly 11 years, working as a transmission rebuilder and automotive mechanic. He returned to Billings in 1996 and worked for local transmission shops until starting his own business, Accel Transmissions in Huntley. In 2007 He purchased Performance Automatic Transmissions, and when it became available in 2008 he made the jump and also purchased AA Transmission, where he worked 22 years before.
Dan is ASE certified and has a wide range of experience which includes foreign vehicles and "big boy toys".
Joshua M. Turner
ASE Certified Automotive Techncian
Joshua Turner and his family are new to Montana and are really enjoying the friendly people and the beautiful local scenery. Joshua completed his Associate of Occupational Studies Degree in Automotive Technology with Ford Accelerated Credential training in 2004 at Universal Technical Institute in Phoenix, Arizona with high marks in all course. His extensive additional training and experience in automotive repair as well as operating his own automotive business have afforded him wide expertise with many types of vehicles and their repairs. His keen interest in serving his customers with the most up-to-date skills, knowledge, and abilities have led to him receiving the following certifications: ASE, Ford STST Credentials, EPA Certified Section 609, MOOG Certified, UTI Sun Oscilloscope Operator, Emission System Tester, Monroe Ride Expert, and Certified ALL DATA Automotive Information Specialist. His high degree of academic and customer service commitment also earned him the Universal Technical Institute's Lab Foreman: Automotive Undercar Award and the Universal Technical Institute Directors' Honor List Award. Joshua is an excellent addition to our automotive repair and customer service team.
Stephan K. Rudicil
Part-Time Automotive Mechanic/Shop assistant
Stephan, a native of Sidney, MT, left his tile floor maintenance business he started and managed since the age of 16 to pursue an automotive career through Montana State University College of Technology (now known as City College). He has a background carpentry, computer repair, and automotive repair, including climbing into his 1978 Ford F20 at the ripe old age of 11 to do his own auto repairs. He also has experience in customer service and sales. He will soon be completing his ASE Certifications. We are happy to have him on board and look forward to him completing his education as it will augment his natural ability. In addition to being a Part Time assistant, he also is a favorite of our shop dog "Missy".
Tanya is the office manager and provides customer services as well keeping the office running efficiently. She has four years experience in the automotive field, and 12 years experience in customer focused businesses.