Who we are
"How you do anything is how you do everything" ~ Jim Rohn
At VAST, we've taken that philosophy and applied it to every aspect of what we do. It doesn't matter if we are developing a custom tune on a high end super car or performing an oil change on a 15 year old Jetta, every vehicle is treated as if it were one of our own and every customer is treated like family.
He has been married for 8 years has 3 kids who all enjoy coming in to occasionally "help" their dad at work.
Zach went to school for auto body repair where he learned to weld and fabricate. Right out of school he spent a good number of years welding, fabricating and machining for many different applications. One of which was fabricating for VAST Performance in 2011, which allowed him to gain a huge amount of experience in performance manifold & exhaust development. From there he transitioned into construction and construction management where he built a successful career in commercial and residential excavating & foundations.
After a few years in construction management, the draw back to the European automotive performance world placed Zach and VAST Performance founder, Mike, together in 2016 to lay the groundwork for the relaunch of VAST Performance.
Gil, Senior Technician
Gil has fully embraced the culture of top notch quality and attention to detail that we emphasize at VAST.
He has always been interested in anything mechanical and modifying almost anything he could. Growing up, his family’s interest in powersports gave him the ability to drive and ride go-karts, dirt bikes, jet skis, boats, cars, scooters, and motorized skateboards. The first car he ever drove was a 1968 Toyota Landcruiser with a 3 on the tree and his very first personal car was a 1996 Audi A4 2.8L FWD. He currently has a 2012 VW CC 2.0T, 2001 Audi A4 1.8T Quatrro, 2000 Audi S4(800+hp) and a 2002 Harley Davidson XL1200S.
He is an ASE master certified technician that started his professional career working at a Mercedes-Benz dealership then quickly grew into the aftermarket, due to the fact that he was constantly modifying many of his vehicles. During many years in the Euro aftermarket he repaired and modified a plethora of different makes and models including but not limited to Audi, Mercedes-Benz, BMW, VW, Ford, GM platforms, Toyota, Nissan, Subaru, Lamborghini, Ferrari, Bentley, Porsche, De Tomaso, Lotus, Aston Martin, Austin-Healey, and Triumph.
On many of those brands, he has performed routine maintenance all the way through full engine builds. He has fabricated and installed custom turbo and supercharger systems, custom, fully adjustable suspension systems as well as building performance engines and transmissions. When he moved to the Audi & Mercedes dealerships, he earned certifications and received factory training on the majority of the newest automotive electrical systems including the new high speed CAN, LIN, and Flexray systems.