Danny King, President/Owner
Owning them, driving them, crewing for a privateer Porsche race team in the Speedvision Cup, and being fascinated by them from an early age, Dan knows Porsches inside and out.
In his words, after seeing the 959 released when new, “It blew my mind”. From that point on, he knew that his life would revolve around the Porsche brand. Prior to founding P3 Autokräfte, Dan was considered top talent in the regional Porsche world, and had been courted by nearly every shop that worked on Porsches in the area. Dan was at The Wheel Source for a number of years which he remembers fondly. Particularly thrilling was the year he and Alan worked as the crew to campaign The Wheel Source Porsche GT3 in the Speedvision Cup in 2000. He is an avid Porsche, BMW, Audi, and VW owner.
Danny founded P3 Automotive in 2002, years later changing the name to P3 Autokräfte to showcase the German specific facility. He is ASE certified, as well, as certified as a BMW technician.
Ronnie Swift, Master Automotive and Racing Technician
Back in 2004, Ronnie got his start at P3, and was a great fit then. After learning a good deal of the trade from the masters, he left to pursue a dream of working in the top levels of professional racing. Having been a crew chief for production-based and prototype cars, he has racing in his blood. He’s still a weekend warrior for the pros, but has joined forces with the talent at P3 to build the business to the top European shop in this region of Ohio. Also, he the proud owner of a 996 Porsche Turbo.
John Dane, German Auto Technician
The proud owner of a Ford Model-T and a ’69 Cutlass Convertible, his first car, and he has beautifully restored it. John’s automotive background started at a very young age helping his father maintain agricultural equipment and business fleets as part of the family’s business; electrical contract work. He is a classically trained, master electrician that that personally developed years of experience in restoration, engine building, and service prior to being in the automotive industry. He serviced his first Porsche over 20 years ago, and developed a great respect for German engineering. Over the decades, John has continually honed his skill and mastery of automotive service. He joined p3 in 2013 specializing in routine maintenance and engine service.
Mason Ghearing, Master Technician
Mason has a background in Honda, VW, and Audi as a graduate from UTI in 2007 and Sinclair in 2005. His passion for German cars show through with his daily-driven VW Golf R. From Tail Of The Dragon, an Audi race car to a 5-series BMW, there is no shortage of the same love of cars we all have.
Eric McKenna, Service Advisor
Eric joins P3 as a diehard Porsche fanatic and owner. Currently, he’s he proud owner of a ’78 SC that is undergoing restoration. He purchased the car 20 years ago, and though it’s changed hands, he couldn’t live without it, and bought it back. He’s also the owner of a Boxster for daily excitement. His general Porsche knowledge and trivia-level facts make him very sought after for automotive trivial pursuitHe keeps clients up to speed with scheduling, service inquiries, and front-of-house operations.
Jody Rutherford, Resource Manager
With 14 years of experience in the automotive industry, specializing in part selection, ordering, and dealer supply management, she is an absolute resource to keep the operation in top performance. As her title implies, she oversees the scheduling, coordination, and resource allocation for the shop, and doesn’t miss a beat. Not one to brag, you’d never know she’s a vintage and antique tractor aficionado, and is a tractor pulling pilot. Beyond her automotive experience, she studied wildlife management in college. With a diverse background, her stellar ability to multi-task, and knowing automotive parts at an expert level, it makes her well suited to keep P3 Autokräfte on the rails.
Kara King, Relationship Manager
Growing up in an automotive family filled with German cars, it was a natural fit to gravitate to join the ‘P3 Family’.
A budding car-gal, Kara, has warmed up to the car world, in fact, works on her own BMW E36. Though cars may not hold the top spot in her mind, it’s the people that she loves about the industry and culture. She manages the front of house, owns the phones, and knows the numbers. Pursuing a career in accounting, she helps keep the business running smooth from front to back.
Joe Byers, Service Advisor
Formerly working as a shadowy government operative, Joe joined the team to slow down his pace of life and work around his automotive passion. All kidding aside, he joins the P3 team during the ‘summer high season’ to be the additional support for our clients. His enthusiasm for cars and speed is contagious, and evident in his garage donning an AC Cobra, Porsche 996, C5 Corvette, and Miata.
Kendrick Kenny, Intern
BMW E30 owner and currently earning his degree in Industrial Engineering, Kendrick joins us as our intern and master of efficiency to fill in the gaps for our full-time techs. His desire to learn comes through in his work and effort. We are proud to have him as part of out team.
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