44 Technicians Honored at ASE Annual Meeting

Release date: 11/21/2012

Forty-four automotive professionals were recognized on November 14, 2012, at the ASE Fall Board Meeting in San Antonio, TX.

Leesburg, Va., November 20, 2012 – Forty-four automotive professionals were recognized on November 14, 2012, at the Fall Board of Governors meeting of the National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) held at the Hilton Palacio del Rio in San Antonio, TX. The annual awards banquet spotlights top scorers on the ASE Certification Tests. Thirty-seven 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, and one recognizing a U.S. Air Force technician. In addition to looking for top scores on ASE tests, award sponsors may also consider such factors as on-the-job excellence, community service and more when selecting honorees.

“ASE has been honoring the best of the best in our industry for more than 30 years, and we are proud to once again recognize forty-four outstanding individuals from all across the nation,” said Tim Zilke, ASE President & CEO. “This is all made possible by 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.
 

2012 ASE Award Winners
Award/Company Winner City State Employer
AYES/ASE Instructor of the Year Curtis Silver Voorhees NJ Atlantic County Institute of Technology
Big O Tires/ASE Automobile Technician of the Year  Gary W. Wilson, Jr. Louisville KY Big O Tires, LLC
BodyShop Business/ASE Master Collision Repair & Refinish Technician of the Year Rylan Kligora Delavan WI Kunes Country Chevrolet Cadillac
Bosch/ASE Master Automobile Technician of the Year  Sevan Garabedian Yorba Linda CA Integrity in Motorcar
Bridgestone Retail Operations/ASE Master Automobile Technician of the Year William Mackey Lavon TX Firestone Complete Auto Care 
Chrysler/ASE Master Automobile Technician of the Year George G. Brooks, Jr. Millville NJ Lilliston Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep
Chrysler/ASE Master Collision Repair & Refinish Technician of the Year Kyle Drinkuth Wilmington NC Neuwirth Motors
Delco Remy/ASE Master M/H Truck Electrical/Electronic Systems Technician of the Year Gene Coleman Batesville MS Federal Express
Delmar Cengage Learning/ASE Master Automobile Technician of the Year Mark Herman Aberdeen SD Harr Motors
Dupont/ASE Refinish Technician of the Year Charles W. Bourne, III Charlottesville VA B&W Auto Body
Freightliner/ASE Master M/H Truck Technician of the Year Mike Jundt Norfolk NE Norfolk Truck Center
Sterling/Western Star/ASE Master M/H Truck Technician of the Year Paul Robichaud Fort Kent ME Daigle and Houghton, Inc.
Gates/ASE Master Automobile & L1 Technician of the Year Brett Conner El Paso TX Bob's Big Boys Toys
GM/ASE Master Automobile Technician of the Year Robert Kaiser Chapman ME Carroll's Auto Sales
Honda/ASE Master Automobile Technician of the Year Robert Heidrick Lawrence KS Frank Ancona Honda
Acura/ASE Master Automobile Technician of the Year Chris Roberts Naperville IL Continental Acura
Identifix/ASE Aftermarket Drivability Technician of the Year Tod Wirth Richfield WI Auto Technologies, LLC
Merchant's Tire & Auto Centers/ASE Automobile Technician of the Year Albert Fogle Boonsboro MD Merchant's Tire and Auto Center
Midas International/ASE Automobile Technician of the Year  Kevin Morandi Homer Glen IL Midas International
Mitchell 1/ASE Technician of the Future Brent Horner Lima OH University of Northwestern Ohio - Student
Motor Age Training/ASE Master Automobile & L1 Technician of the Year Daniel Fuller Southbury CT Gateway Community College                 West Chevrolet
NATEF/ASE Instructor of the Year Edward R. Hensley, Jr. Kansas City MO Millcreek Center, Olathe Schools
National Tire and Battery/ASE Automobile Technician of the Year  Christopher Fryar Waco TX National Tire and Battery
Navistar/ASE Master M/H Truck Technician of the Year Jay Schick Rockford MI West Michigan International Trucks
Navistar/ASE Parts Specialist of the Year Mark S. Armstrong, Sr. Clay Township MI Tri County International Trucks
Nissan/ASE Master Automobile Technician of the Year Chris Beasley Concord NC Ben Mynatt Nissan
Pep Boys/ASE Master Automobile Technician of the Year Frank Messina Sewell NJ Pep Boys
Peterbilt/ASE Master M/H Truck Technician of the Year Ed Rice Winter Haven FL Rush Truck Center
PPG/ASE Master Refinish Technician of the Year Jeffrey Shoemaker Omaha NE AA Collision 
Snap-on/ASE Master Automobile Technician of the Year Mark Calzia Moline IL M.C. Tire & Automotive
Snap-on/ASE Master Collision Repair & Refinish Technician of the Year Neal Cummings Indianapolis IN Church Brothers Collision
Snap-on/ASE Master M/H Truck Technician of the Year Stephen Selman Hutto TX American Equipment Services
SpeeDee Oil Change & Tune-Up/ASE Automobile Technician of the Year  Seth Desjarlais Johnston RI SpeeDee Oil Change & Tune-Up
Subaru/ASE Master Automobile Technician of the Year Fred Pinkney Durango CO Morehart Murphy Regional Auto Center
TECH-NET Professional/ASE Master Automobile Technician of the Year Jesse Gordon Castle Rock CO Aspen Park Tire and Auto
Tire Kingdom/ASE Automobile Technician of the Year  Ray McCall Orange Park FL Tire Kingdom
Toyota/ASE Master Automobile Technician of the Year Daniel Stevenson League City TX Mike Calvert Toyota
Toyota/ASE Master Collision Repair & Refinish Technician of the Year Tommie Young Conroe TX Fred Haas Toyota World
Lexus/ASE Master Automobile Technician of the Year William Goodfellow Graham WA Lexus of Tacoma
USAF/ASE Technician of the Year TSgt. Jared Calvin Knob Noster MO Whiteman Air Force Base
Valvoline Career Tech/ASE Instructor of the Year Michael Steele Gadsden AL Gadsden City Schools/Gadsden City H.S.
Valvoline/ASE Master Automobile Technician of the Year Glenn Kenney Ellijay GA Roland Tire
Valvoline/ASE Parts Specialist of the Year Eric Dunlap Sumner IL Advance Auto Parts
Volvo/ASE Master Automobile Technician of the Year George S. Collins, IV San Diego CA San Diego Volvo



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ASE 2012 Technician Award Winners


Top Row: George Brooks, Ed Rice, Albert Fogle, Jesse Gordon, Rob Heidrick, William Goodfellow

4th Row: Will Mackey, Chris Roberts, Michael Steele, Ray McCall, Frank Messina, Stephen Selman, Kevin Morandi

3rd Row: Gary Wilson, Eric Dunlap, Neal Cummings, Mark Armstrong, Tommie Young, Seth Desjarlais, Brent Horner, Brett Conner, Kyle Drinkuth

2nd Row: Jeff Shoemaker, Rylan Kligora, Paul Robichaud, Tod Wirth, Gene Coleman, Ed Hensley, Chris Fryar, Chris Beasley, Jay Schick, Glenn Kenney

1st Row: Charlie Bourne, Bob Kaiser, Sevan Garabedian, Fred Pinkney, Dan Stevenson, TSgt. Jared Calvin, Dan Fuller, Curt Silver, Mark Calzia, George Collins
 

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