ASE technician award winners are, from right to left, front row: Jeff Miller, John McKeage, Cass Pujol, Steve Keeney, Bill O’Hara, Ronnie Bush, Jerry Bisbee and Carl Hader; second row: Bruce Nelson, Chris Cargill, Scott Chaney, Roger Christopher, Chad Cassidy, Terry Sparks, Brad Stump, Dave Ellingsen and Rick Edgar; third row: Steve Urich, Kevin Collins, Bob Phipps, Rob Brennan, Chuck Stockton and Kurt Wegner; fourth row: Bill Cochran, Jeremy Hockett, Lloyd Koppes, Mark Hunter, Larry Willis, Skip Meserve, James Larson and Mike Gerhart; fifth row: Andy Dziduch, Chris Gorman, Greg Sampley, Keith Warner, Tim Ehrhart, John Flieger and Dana Haglin; last row: Brian Wiggins, Joe Tuholski and Lenny King. Not pictured: Dave Benkert, Jerry Denaple, Marlon Gonzalez and Butch Sarzynski
Forty-five automotive professionals were recognized at the fall board meeting of the National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) held at the Fairmont Hotel in Newport Beach, Cal. The annual awards banquet spotlights top scorers on the ASE certification tests. Thirty-eight 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.
“ASE has been honoring the best of the best in our industry for more than 40 years, and this year we recognized forty-five outstanding individuals from all across the nation,” said Tim Zilke, ASE president and 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 330,000 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 Website at www.ase.com.