meet the team
35+ years of service / top 12 installer
Since he was 14, Tom has been working on and building cars and motorcycles. He’s what one might call a gearhead. After learning how to do things correctly, he started putting together more advanced custom car audio systems. He enjoys designing and building out of the ordinary looking custom installations.
Tom started working for Audio Advisors in 1986 in the car audio department. He has attended several manufacturer training courses for car electronics since then, and has received many certifications from companies like JL Audio and Rockford Fosgate, as well as receiving awards, such as, “Mobile Electronics Magazine’s: Top 12 Installers in the United States” for 2012.
Tom has built several cars for IASCA and CAN car audio competitions. His 1969 Trans Am was featured in Hot Rod and Popular Hotrodding magazines.
35+ years of service
Brent Kirk started in 1985 and since then has had vast experience in the car stereo and security installation field. Has worked in the complete wiring of many street cars and race cars. Not one to shy away from the action Brent owns and drives a Pro Stock Truck. He is also a drag a racing enthusiast which brings this action to help achieve the absolute best performance of any of your vehicle modifications. One of his great works, a 1966 Chevy II was featured in a magazine cover highlighting the commitment to innovation, detail and quality in all that he does. We are proud to have him as part of our team.
10+ years of service
Jerit was a Serious Autosport client from the moment he was old enough to drive. His passion drove him to enhance the performance and sound of his car always learning more along the way. Need a fact? Jerit recites technical specs like they are sports stats. He is a true automotive enthusiast.
After many years, Jerit finally joined our team in 2011 and his enthusiasm continues to this day. He is extremely organized and on top of all projects from beginning to end.
10+ years of service
Jason spent four years in the United States Air Force working on F-16’s and in his spare time he would wrench on his 1967 Volkswagen Beetle or his Jeep Wrangler. During his service he also studied competitive driving at Willow Springs Raceway which is just outside of Edwards AFB.
After the Air Force, Jason volunteered at a few speed shops to maintain his mechanical aptitude and engineering skills. Over the year’s he’s worked on several custom projects including turbocharged NSX’s and supercharged Honda Preludes and now his current ride which is an extremly fast 2006 Mitsubishi Evolution IX.
5+ years of service
Tony "Thor" Mangs
Imported directly from an autonomous region of the European continent commonly known as Finland, this ancestor of Nordic warriors has been directly embedded into the custom car culture through the guidance and tutelage of his equally classically trained predecessor and father, Tom Mangs. Tony is currently our youngest serviceman specializing in 12-volt warfare and a future top 10 installer nationwide just like the decedents before him. His willingness to accept any challenge has earned Tony a nickname of Thor, the Scandinavian God of Thunder. His powers are associated with thunder, lightning, storms, oak trees, strength, and the protection of vital electronics in nearly any automotive installation. At times you can find him clutching to his mighty hammer which allows Tony to break free from most sticky situations. Serious Autosport is proud to call this man of men a champion in the industry and an integral part of the future of our company.
Mario Vega Rivera
Mario’s got the creative mettle to make your custom vehicle wrap come to life. He owned and managed a screen printing shop for 8 years, and now leads our in-house design shop, Triple Triangle Designs, with a focus on quality on every screen printed t-shirt, embroidered cap, and vinyl lettering installed.
Between custom vehicle wraps, Mario also uses his creative skills as our staff photographer and web designer.
Tym Switzer is a 30 year veteran of the high performance automotive industry and culture. Interested in all things internal combustion and computer related from before he was a teenager, it is no surprise that his aptitudes and interests led to an early career as a professional automotive technician. With certifications in all vehicle systems with a strong emphasis on electrical/electronics and advanced drive-ability, it was a natural progression into the developing import performance culture of the early 90’s as an enthusiast with the turbocharged 4 cylinders he was working on in his spare time.
Working from the mid 90’s exclusively in the import performance aftermarket into the 2000’s, Tym then went on to run his own performance shop for nearly 17 years building solutions for clients who wanted performance beyond the norm, including 6 cylinder monsters producing over 2500whp. His specialties include performance turbocharger system design, performance fuel system design, engine management calibration, product design and manufacturing, automotive electrical systems and custom motorsport wiring to name a few. This experience has allowed him to work around the world and has seen his hands inside some of the most exotic cars on the planet.
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