We can help 24 hours a day. Loaners, Towing, Roadside Assistance, and a Service Advisor Available on Saturdays and Sundays.

Mon – Fri 7:00am – 6:00pm

Our Team

Michael Starovich

Founder and CEO

With over 35 years in the automotive industry, Mike is President and CEO of Star Auto Authority. Mike spearheads business growth and development, strategic vision and company culture. In his free time, Mike enjoys spending time with his family, traveling, golfing, and reading non-fiction.

BIll Wilczynski

General Manager

Bill joined Star Auto Authority in 2008. In 2010 he was promoted to General Manager. Bill holds an Automotive Technology degree from Universal Technical Institute (UTI). In his free time, Bill enjoys spending time with his wife and two children. His hobbies include boating, spending time outdoors, and completing home renovations.

Peter Sadalski

Service Manager

Peter has been in the automotive industry since 2007. His hobbies include working with his hands completing home improvement projects, working on cars and his motorcycle, as well as attending concerts and live shows. He also enjoys spending time with his wife, daughter, and cats.

Michael Olson

Assistant Manager

Michael has been in the automotive industry since 1998 and joined Star Auto Authority in October of 2021 as an Assistant Manager. In his spare time Michael likes spending time with his family and volunteers at any organization his godchild in involved in.

Eddy Jimenez

Estimator

Eddy started with Star Auto Authority in 2018, and has been in the automotive industry for more than 5 years. Eddy holds certificates in Automotive Damage Analysis, and Automotive Refinishing from the College of Lake County. He also continues his education by attending BASF advanced collision management classes. Eddy enjoys spending time with his family and friends, and working on his car.

Lyle Meyer

Client Convenience Agent

Lyle has a BS in Marketing, and has owned several businesses in various industries. He joined Star Auto Authority in 2022 as our Client Convenience Agent. In his spare time, Lyle enjoys spending time with his family, watching college basketball, travelling, and spending time outdoors.

Elizabeth Siete

Elizabeth is our Administrative Support Manager. She has a Bachelor of Science in Computer Information Systems from DeVry University, and joined Star Auto Authority in 2014. Elizabeth enjoys horseback riding during summer, trips to Lake Geneva, reading books, watching movies, and bowling with friends.

Micah Kreuscher

Parts Manager

Micah has been in the vehicle repair industry since 1997, and started with Star Auto in January of 2019. In his spare time Micah enjoys spending time with his wife, walking his dogs, riding bicycles, reading, and working out. Micah also enjoys cooking (especially BBQ).

Antonio Alvarez Garcia

With over 25 years in the automotive industry, Antonio joined our team in 2002 as a Detailing Technician Manager. He oversees all vehicle detailing services from start to finish and assists with vehicle washes during peak periods.

Salomon Hernandez

Salomon is one of our Detailing Technicians. He has been in the automotive industry since 1988, and has worked at Star Auto Authority since 2012. If you’ve ever had a car wash from Star Auto Authority, you are likely familiar with Salomon’s excellent work.

Max Sanchez

Max joined Star Auto in 2019 and has been in the industry for 8 years. Max enjoys cooking and spending time with his family.

Dean Schneider

Shop Foreman
With more than 20 years in the automotive industry, Dean joined Star in 2011 as an ASE-Certified Master Technician, Advanced Engine Performance, and many others. He earned an Automotive Technology degree from Lincoln Technical Institute. In their free time, Dean and his wife are avid gamers, enjoy target shooting, a bad movie night, and barbecuing for family and friends. He is a member of ASPCA and belongs to St. John's Lutheran Church.

Brett Bukowski

Automotive Technician
With more than 20 years in the automotive industry, Brett joined Star Auto in 2020. He earned his Associates Degree in Automotive Technology from the Universal Technical Institute in Arizona. Brett has earned numerous certificates and also the Lab Foreman Award. He enjoys drag racing, hot-rods, and fishing.

Chris Ocepek

Automotive Technician
Chris joined Star Auto in 2020 with more than 10 years experience. He attended the Chicago Ford Service Training Center in Glendale Heights, and also College of Lake County in Grayslake. His hobbies include cooking, fishing, drag racing and working in his garage.

Carlos Nava

Automotive Technician
Carlos has been in the automotive industry since 2013 and joined Star Auto Authority in October of 2020 as an Automotive Technician. Carlos attended CLC in Grayslake.

Brandon Hom

Automotive Technician
Brandon has been in the automotive industry since 1998 and joined Star Auto Authority in August of 2021 as an Automotive Technician. Brandon enjoys cooking and going ice fishing in his spare time.

Trevor Linton

Automotive Technician
Trevor has been in the automotive industry since 2010 and joined Star Auto Authority in January of 2022 as a Euro Tech. Trevor is Subaru, Chrysler and Mazda certified, Mercedes electrical systems certified with nearly a dozen Napa associated automotive certifications. In his spare time Trevor likes spending time with his family, work on personal project cars and play video games.

Keith Ohms

Automotive Technician

Keith has been in the automotive industry since 1984, and has been with Star Auto Authority since 2022. He is an ASE Master Technician, and has certifications in L1 Advanced Engine Performance and X1 Exhaust Systems. In his free time, Keith enjoys traveling in his motor home.

Ivan Avila

Apprentice Mechanical Technician

Ivan joined Star Auto Authority in 2021. He has an Automotive/Deisel certification from the Universal Technical Institute and enjoys watching movies in his free time.

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