The People of Protech Automotive Services, Plainfield Pike, Johnston, Rhode Island

Our People

We are automotive technicians, not just mechanics.

The days of carburetors and mechanical ignition systems are long gone. Todays cars can easily have 50 miles of wiring and up to 50 or more individual on-board computers called modules. All of our technicians have formal training, college degrees, and various certifications including ASE master certifications.  Our technicians are among the best in the industry, and they continue to prove their excellence every day here at Protech.  Stop in to meet them, chances are you may already know them. We all live in the Cranston, Johnston, and Scituate area and are proud to provide exceptional service to our neighbors.

Tony Bodine, President

Tony has a business management degree from Johnson & Wales University and a degree in Advanced Automotive Technology, from the New England Institute of Technology.  He has many years of experience in the technical and management side of the industry.  Tony was inspired to create Protech after seeing how the general public was disgusted with the entire industry.  He wanted to create a service experience that was founded on honesty, integrity, quality, and lasting relationships.  Tony wants to get customers involved in their service experience, and he encourages them to ask questions and become an educated consumer. He Truly enjoys talking to customers and explaining what we do different here at Protech that sets us apart from everyone else.

Cindy Davignon, General Manager

Cindy has experience in nearly all areas of the automotive industry. Before joining Protech, she was a manager at a local car dealership. Her love of cars dates back to when she was a small child. Cindy’s personality and exceptional attention to customer service creates an experience that helps us alleviate customer concerns associated with traditional car care centers. Cindy strives to make Protech a place where customers feel comfortable having their vehicles serviced by friendly, knowledgeable staff.

Nick Hill, Service Manager

Nick has had an extensive career in the automotive industry as a technician and a service manager.  His knowledge of service and repairs to all makes and models of cars and trucks helps him to deliver a level of customer service that you won’t find anywhere else.  Nick strives for perfection in everything he does, and is willing to go the extra mile for every customer at Protech.

Sabrina DeVos, Service Advisor

Sabrina joined the Protech team in 2011 as a service advisor.  Her passion for cars drove her to pursue an education  at New England Tech, where she graduated with a degree in advanced automotive technology and high performance.  Sabrina’s goal at protech is to provide customers with the information they need to make the right decisions about maintaining their car.

Bill Shaughnessy, Head Technician/Shop Foreman

Bill has more than 20 years of experience diagnosing and repairing vehicles, and he is among the best in the world.  He is nationally recognized through international competitions as one of the top technicians in the country.  Bill can fix anything. He specializes in BMW, Mini-cooper, Mercedes-Benz, KIA, Hyundai, Acura and Honda, but is not limited to just those makes.  If you have a vehicle that has been to countless shops that can’t find answers to fix it, Bill just needs to spend a little time with it.

Andrew Leinesio, ASE-Certified Master Technician

Andrew has more than seven years experience in automotive services and is a Toyota-certified expert. He is a graduate of the New England Institute of Technology. Andrew’s goal is to always make sure that all customers’ needs are met. Andrew will always go the extra mile for all of his customers. He is a graduate of Toyota University.