Phil Jones, Manager & Lead Tech
Annette Spetalieri, Bookkeeper /Shop Administrator
Annette is a native born Northern Virginian. She grew up in Alexandria and graduated from Edison High School. Following high school, she attended the University of Virginia where she earned a bachelor degree in Biology and Environmental Science in 1986. Following her college graduation, she worked in the environmental industry performing regulatory compliance inspections of commercial, residential and industrial properties assessing environmental safety standards in Maryland for the Department of Environmental Health. Phil and Annette met in 1987 in an Open Water Scuba Course. They married in 1988 and opened Fleet Authority in 1991. Annette is the behind the scenes administrator at Fleet Authority. She handles the books as well as account payables and receivables. On many a day if you call the shop she will be there answering the phones to assist you. She schedules appointments and helps with the daily operations.
Phil has been repairing vehicles for more than 45 years. He always wanted to be a mechanic. He took vocational automotive classes at Chantilly High School and auto courses at NOVA Community College. He has turned wrenches at various independent repair shops in the Northern Virginia area here he gained valuable experience as a master technician specializing in bus and truck repairs. Eventually, he transitioned into shop management. He has handled repairs on several major transit systems including Fastran, the Connector Bus, and TRIPS. Phil was inducted into the AUTOMOTIVE HALL OF FAME by the Institute of Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) and the Automotive Service Industry Association (ASIA) on April 03, 1990. This designation is bestowed upon only those mechanics who are the best of the best. This award earned him the designation of "World Class Technician". At one point, Phil was certified in literally every ASE designation that existed. He is considered both a MASTER TRUCK and MASTER AUTOMOBILE technician. He has been a Virginia State Safety Inspector for over 38 years. The Better Business Bureau invited him to serve as a technical expert during arbitration and court cases between disgruntled consumers and other independent shops. If you bring your vehicle to Fleet Authority for repairs, rest assured that quality service will be provided. Phil has high standards for the repairs performed at Fleet Authority. It doesn't leave the shop without his stamp of satisfaction and approval.