ASE announces 2011 Technician Awards

Forty technicians were honored at the ASE Annual Meeting.


Forty automotive professionals were recognized on November 16, at the Fall board meeting of the National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) held at the Marriott City Center in Charlotte, NC.

The annual awards banquet spotlights top scorers on the ASE Certification Tests. Thirty different companies from both OEM and Aftermarket segments sponsored the individual technician recognition awards in the Auto, Truck, Collision and Parts categories, along with three instructor awards. In addition to looking for top scores on ASE tests, award sponsors examine on-the-job excellence, community service and other factors when selecting honorees. 

This year’s celebration in Charlotte was enhanced by a visit from five former Team ASE drivers, who volunteered their time to sign autographs and meet the award winners in person. NASCAR drivers Kasey Kahne, Jason Leffler and Mike Bliss were joined by Ted Musgrave and Jimmy Spencer to help make the reception a memorable affair. In addition, there were two new award sponsors this year, one being the first ever from the military, representing the US Air Force.

“ASE has been honoring the best of the best in our industry for more than 30 years, and this year we recognized forty outstanding individuals from all across the nation,” said Tim Zilke, ASE President & CEO. “We couldn’t do this without the support of our many award sponsors, whose ranks include some of the best-known names in the industry. Their commitment to excellence is reflected in the talented individuals we recognize each year.”

The National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence was established in 1972 as a non-profit organization to help improve the quality of automotive service and repair through the voluntary testing and certification of automotive technicians and parts specialists. Today, there are more than 360,000 ASE-certified professionals at work in dealerships, independent shops, collision repair shops, auto parts stores, fleets, schools and colleges throughout the country. For more information about ASE, visit the Web site at www.ase.com.

 

ASE 2011 Award Winners

 

Award / Company

Award Winner

ASCCA/ASE Master Automobile Technician of the Year



Patrick Nicoll

Pat’s Automotive

Santa Maria, Calif.

AYES/ASE Instructor of the Year



David White

Parkside High School

Willards, Md.

BodyShop Business/ASE Master Collision Repair & Refinish Technician of the Year

Michael Baker

Pro-Tech Collision

Pacific, Mo.

Bridgestone Retail Operations/ASE Master Automobile Technician of the Year

Noel Barnhart

Firestone Complete Auto Care

Delmar, Iowa

Chrysler/ASE Master Automobile Technician of the Year

Scott Rosencrantz

Garber Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram

Flushing, Mich.

Chrysler/ASE Master Collision Repair & Refinish Technician of the Year

Mike Hunkler

Larry Hillis Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram, Poplar Bluff, Mo.

Delco Remy/ASE M/H Truck Electrical/Electronic Systems Technician of the Year

Joseph DeLap

Ryder

Dakota, Illinois

Delmar Cengage Learning/ASE Automobile Technician of the Year



William Davis

JD Byrider

N. Baltimore, Oh.

Freightliner/ASE Master M/H Truck Technician of the Year



Robert McNees, Jr.

Truck Centers, Inc.

Middle Brook, Mo.

Sterling/Western Star/ASE Master M/H Truck Technician of the Year



Kevin Treichel

Don’s Truck Sales

Greene, Iowa

Gates/ASE Master Automobile & L1 Technician of the Year

Andreas Miller

Stonum Automotive

Longmont, Colo.

GM/ASE Master Automobile Technician of the Year



Jeffrey Heinz

Hendrick Auto Mall

Apex, NC

Honda/ASE Master Automobile Technician of the Year



Joseph Londo

Bianchi Honda

Erie, Penna.

Acura/ASE Master Automobile Technician of the Year

Sandro Giordano

Acura of Turnersville

Blackwood, NJ

Identifix/ASE Aftermarket Drivability Technician of the Year



Andy Olson

Courtesy Car Care

Holmen, Wisc.

Midas International/ASE Automobile Technician of the Year

John Gillies III

Midas Auto Service Experts

Ludington, Mich.

Mitchell 1/ASE Technician of the Future



Steven Ray

The Automaster BMW

Essex Junction, VT

Motor Age Training/ASE Master Automobile & L1 Technician of the Year

Joseph Young

San Diego Miramar College

San Diego, Calif.

NATEF/ASE Instructor of the Year



Bradley Dressen

Butte College

Orland, Calif.

Navistar/ASE Master M/H Truck Technician of the Year



Shawn Lehman

Tri County Motor Sales

Stoystown, Penna.

Navistar/ASE Master School Bus Technician of the Year



Kenneth Passmore

Midwest Transit Equipment

Indianapolis, Ind.

Navistar/ASE Parts Specialist of the Year



Adam Russell, Sr.

Goodman Truck & Tractor

Amelia, Va.

Navistar/ASE Truck Paint & Refinish Technician of the Year



Collin Harris

International Truck Sales of Richmond, Manquin, Va.

Nissan/ASE Master Automobile Technician of the Year



Glenn Ferrer

Nissan of St. Augustine

Palm Coast, Fla.

Infiniti/ASE Master Automobile Technician of the Year



John Roderich

Fields Infiniti of Glencoe

Phillips, Wisc.

Pep Boys/ASE Master Automobile Technician of the Year

Mark Regan

Pep Boys

Walpole, Mass.

Peterbilt/ASE Master M/H Truck Technician of the Year



John Wood

Interstate Truck Center

Oakdale, Calif.

PPG/ASE Master Refinish Technician of the Year

Robert Bender

Bender Auto Repair

Saltsburg, Penna.

Snap-on/ASE Master Automobile Technician of the Year

Jack Harlan III

Harlan’s Auto Care

Canfield, Ohio

Snap-on/ASE Master Collision Repair & Refinish Technician of the Year

Neal Nuce

Precision Collision Repair Center

Wake Forest, NC

Snap-on/ASE Master M/H Truck Technician of the Year



Steven Sass, Sr.

A.N.D. Service, Inc.

Carlstadt, NJ

Standox/ASE Refinish Technician of the Year

Daniel Walsh

Boch Collision Center

West Bridgewater, Mass.

Subaru/ASE Master Automobile Technician of the Year



Daniel Pratt

Flatirons Subaru

Firestone, Colo.

TECH-NET Professional/ASE Master Automobile Technician of the Year

Michael Byer

Mike Byer Auto & Truck Repair

Asheville, NC

Toyota/ASE Master Automobile Technician of the Year

Warren Butrim

Koons Toyota of Annapolis

Arnold, Md.

Toyota/ASE Master Collision Repair & Refinish Technician of the Year

Leonel Dufault

Toyota of North Dartmouth

Westport, Mass.

Lexus/ASE Master Automobile Technician of the Year



Anthony Bausano

Lexus of Smithtown

Huntington, NY

USAF/ASE Technician of the Year

Msgt. Andrew Slater

Ramstein Air Base, Germany

US Air Force

Valvoline Career Tech/ASE Instructor of the Year



John Kasper

Millington High School

Memphis, Tenn.

Volvo/ASE Master Automobile Technician of the Year

Jesse Berryman III

Koons Volvo

Westminster, Md.

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