45 Technicians Honored at ASE Annual Meeting

Release date: 12/5/2013

Forty-five automotive professionals were recognized on November 20, 2013, at the Fall board meeting of the National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) held at the Fairmont Hotel in Newport Beach, California.


Leesburg, VA., December 5, 2013 – Forty-five automotive professionals were recognized on November 20, 2013, at the Fall board meeting of the National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) held at the Fairmont Hotel in Newport Beach, California. 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 & 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 Web site at www.ase.com.
 

2013 ASE Award Winners
Award/Company Winner City State Employer
Axalta Coating Systems/ASE Refinish Technician of the Year Leonard King Frederick MD Europros Collision Center
Big O Tires/ASE Automobile Technician of the Year Marlon Gonzalez Winchester CA Big O Tires
BodyShop Business/ASE Master Collision Repair & Refinish Technician of the Year Larry Willis Harriman TN Sexton Automotive of Oak Ridge
Bosch/ASE Master Automobile Technician of the Year Andy Dziduch Hickory Hills IL European & Japanese Auto Service
Bridgestone Retail Operations/ASE Master Automobile Technician of the Year William O'Hara Fairfield CA Firestone Complete Auto Care
Byrl Shoemaker/ASE Industry Education Alliance Instructor of the Year Carl Hader Grafton WI Grafton High School
Cengage Learning/ASE Master Automobile Technician of the Year Joseph Tuholski Tucson AZ Milex Auto Service
Chrysler/ASE Master Automobile Technician of the Year Keith Warner Hoxie AR Cavenaugh Chrysler Dodge Jeep
Chrysler/ASE Master Collision Repair & Refinish Technician of the Year Christopher Cargill Toledo OH Yark Automotive Group
Delco Remy/ASE Master M/H Truck Electrical/Electronic Systems Technician of the Year Jerry Denaple Buford GA Publix Supermarkets
Freightliner/ASE Master M/H Truck Technician of the Year Jerry Bisbee Blanchard OK The ATC Freightliner Group
Western Star/ASE Master M/H Truck Technician of the Year Steven Urich Nunn CO Transwest Truck Trailer & RV
Gates Tools for Schools/ASE Instructor of the Year Ronnie Bush Jackson TN Tennessee College of Applied Technology - Jackson
GM/ASE Master Automobile Technician of the Year Kevin Collins Johnstown PA Thomas Buick GMC
Honda/ASE Master Automobile Technician of the Year Mark Hunter Royersford PA J.L. Freed & Sons, Inc.
Acura/ASE Master Automobile Technician of the Year Jeffrey Miller Mount Wolf PA Bobby Rahal Acura
Identifix/ASE Aftermarket Drivability Technician of the Year William Cochran Hazlet NJ Kenny & Billy's Service Center
Merchant's Tire & Auto Centers/ASE Automobile Technician of the Year Anthony Sarzynski Baltimore MD Merchant's Tire & Auto Center
Midas International/ASE Automobile Technician of the Year Christopher Gorman New Lenox IL Midas Auto Service
Mitchell1/ASE Technician of the Future James Larson Williamsburg OH Porsche of the Village
Motor Age Training/ASE Master Training Specialist of the Year Lloyd Koppes Cincinnati OH Toyota Motor Sales
National Tire and Battery/ASE Automobile Technician of the Year Bruce Nelson Coon Rapids MN National Tire and Battery
Navistar/ASE Master M/H Truck Technician of the Year Brad Stump Harrisburg PA Five Star International
Navistar/ASE Master School Bus Technician of the Year Brian Wiggins Twin Falls ID Rush Truck Center
Navistar/ASE Parts Specialist of the Year Timothy Ehrhart Clarion PA Zacherl Motor Truck Sales
Nissan/ASE Master Automobile Technician of the Year John McKeage Lisbon ME Lee Nissan of Topsham
Infiniti/ASE Master Automobile Technician of the Year David Ellingsen Elkton MD Porter Infiniti
Pep Boys/ASE Master Automobile Technician of the Year Michael Gerhart Williamstown NJ Pep Boys
Peterbilt/ASE Master M/H Truck Technician of the Year Jeremy Hockett Wichita KS Doonan Truck & Equipment of Wichita
PPG/ASE Master Refinish Technician of the Year Scott Chaney Franklin KY Chaney Auto Works
Snap-on/ASE Master Automobile Technician of the Year Skip Meserve Fallston MD DJ's Car Care
Snap-on/ASE Master Collision Repair & Refinish Technician of the Year John Flieger Wayland MA Middlesex Auto Body
Snap-on/ASE Master M/H Truck Technician of the Year Robert Phipps Kneeland CA Bettendorf Trucking
SpeeDee Oil Change & Tune-Up/ASE Automobile Technician of the Year Cass Pujol Colfax CA SpeeDee Oil Change & Tune Up
Subaru/ASE Master Automobile Technician of the Year Greg Sampley Schoolcraft MI Maple Hill Subaru
TECH-NET Professional/ASE Master Automobile Technician of the Year Dana Haglin Boulder CO Haglin Automotive
Tire Kingdom/ASE Automobile Technician of the Year Rob Brennan Pembroke Pines FL Tire Kingdom
Toyota/ASE Master Automobile Technician of the Year Stephen Keeney Coon Rapids MN Carlson Toyota
Toyota/ASE Master Collision Repair & Refinish Technician of the Year Roger Christopher West Allis WI Don Jacobs Toyota
Lexus/ASE Master Automobile Technician of the Year David Benkert Cincinnati OH Performance Lexus
USAF/ASE Technician of the Year SrA Chad Cassidy Ramstein AFB Germany US Air Force
Valvoline Career Tech/ASE Instructor of the Year Terry Sparks Cookeville TN Tennessee College of Applied Technology - Livingston
Valvoline/ASE Master Automobile Technician of the Year Richard Edgar Redmond WA City of Seattle
Valvoline/ASE Parts Specialist of the Year Charles Stockton Midland MI Advance Auto Parts
Volvo/ASE Master Automobile Technician of the Year Kurt Wegner Santa Fe NM Santa Fe Volvo

 

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2013 ASE Technician Award Winners

Front row (R to L): Jeff Miller, John McKeage, Cass Pujol, Steve Keeney, Bill O’Hara, Ronnie Bush, Jerry Bisbee, Carl Hader

Second row: Bruce Nelson, Chris Cargill, Scott Chaney, Roger Christopher, SrA Chad Cassidy, Terry Sparks, Brad Stump, Dave Ellingsen, Rick Edgar

Third row: Steve Urich, Kevin Collins, Bob Phipps, Rob Brennan, Chuck Stockton, Kurt Wegner

Fourth row: Bill Cochran, Jeremy Hockett, Lloyd Koppes, Mark Hunter, Larry Willis, Skip Meserve, James Larson, Mike Gerhart

Fifth row: Andy Dziduch, Chris Gorman, Greg Sampley, Keith Warner, Tim Ehrhart, John Flieger, Dana Haglin

Last row: Brian Wiggins, Joe Tuholski, Lenny King

*Not pictured: Dave Benkert, Jerry Denaple, Marlon Gonzalez & Butch Sarzynski

 


 

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