47 Technicians Honored at ASE Annual Meeting

Release date: 11/28/2017

Leesburg, VA, November 28, 2017 – Forty-seven automotive professionals were recognized on November 15, 2017, at the Fall Board of Governors meeting of the National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) held at the Marriott Mission Valley in San Diego, California. The annual awards banquet spotlights top scorers on the ASE Certification Tests. Thirty-six different companies from both OEM and Aftermarket segments sponsored the individual technician recognition awards in the Auto, Truck, Collision, Parts and Service categories, along with awards for automotive instructors. 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 recognized the best of the best in our industry for more than 40 years, and this year we honored forty-seven outstanding individuals from 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 receiving these awards. The enthusiasm and professionalism displayed by all of our award winners is a testament to the high quality individuals wearing the ASE Blue Seal and we are proud to have them as part of the ASE family,” Zilke concluded.

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 a quarter of a million 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.

2017 ASE Award Winners

AWARD TITLE

WINNER

CITY

STATE

EMPLOYER

Axalta Coating Systems/ASE Refinish Technician of the Year

Gabriel Miranda

Miami

FL

In-n-Out Auto Body; My Beautiful Cars

Big O Tires/ASE Master Automobile Technician of the Year

Sean Murphy

Gilbert

AZ

Big O Tires

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

Terence Koloc

Norwood

MN

Lenzen Chevrolet Buick

Bosch/ASE Master Automobile Technician of the Year

David Lang

Albuquerque

NM

Independent Vehicle Service

Bridgestone Retail Operations /ASE Master Automobile Technician of the Year

Jonathan Fisher

Camp Hill

PA

Firestone Complete Auto Care

Byrl Shoemaker/ASE Education Foundation Instructor of the Year

Norman Chapman

Centralia

WA

South Puget Sound
Community College

Cengage Learning/ASE Master Automobile Technician of the Year

James Truxal

New Carlisle

OH

Sinclair Community College

Chrysler/ASE Master Automobile Technician of the Year

James Yanuzzelli

Parlin

NJ

Buhler Chrysler Jeep Dodge Ram

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

Chad Eismont

Hunker

PA

Ron Lewis Chrysler Jeep Dodge

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

James Zurn

New Prague

MN

Ryder Systems

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

Brian Stevens

Gretna

NE

Truck Center Companies Omaha

Gates/ASE Master Automobile & L1 Technician of the Year

Rob Vicelli

Villa Park

IL

Rob's Automotive

GM/ASE Master Automobile Technician of the Year

Bryan Rasmusson

Wausau

WI

Kocourek Chevrolet

GM/ASE Parts Consultant of the Year

Dale Huffines

Mt. Pleasant

TX

Sisk Motors

GM/ASE Service Consultant of the Year

Nicole Traas

Williamson

NY

Cavallaro Neubauer Chevrolet

USAF/ASE Technician of the Year (Sponsored by GM)

SSgt Michael Brooks

Navarre

FL

United States Air Force

Honda/ASE Master Automobile Technician of the Year

Chris Roberds

McKinney

TX

Honda Cars of McKinney

Acura/ASE Master Automobile Technician of the Year

Richard Lyons

Auburn

WA

Acura of Seattle

I-CAR Platinum/ASE Master Collision Repair & Refinish Technician of the Year

Kurt Money

Santa Rosa

CA

Shotwell Body & Paint

Merchant's Tire & Auto Centers/ASE Master Automobile Technician of the Year

John Hughes

Midlothian

VA

Merchant's Tire & Auto Center

Midas International/ASE Master Automobile Technician of the Year

Christopher Bradley

Westmont

IL

Midas

Mitchell1/ASE Master Automobile Technician of the Future

Jacob Tully

Kissimmee

FL

BMW STEP Training Program

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

Kevin Dwyer

Clarksville

TN

Avis Budget Group

National Tire & Battery Southeast/ASE Automobile Technician of the Year

Heath Bomar

Acworth

GA

National Tire & Battery

National Tire & Battery West/ASE Master Automobile Technician of the Year

Steve Dziedzic

Oswego

IL

National Tire & Battery

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

Jay Schick

Rockford

MI

West Michigan International Trucks

Navistar/ASE Master School Bus Technician of the Year

Kenneth Allen

Tucson

AZ

RWC Group

Navistar/ASE Parts Specialist of the Year

Jordan Cox

Altoona

IA

O'Halloran International

Nissan/ASE Master Automobile Technician of the Year

Thomas Ley

Rocklin

CA

Future Nissan of Roseville

Infiniti/ASE Master Automobile Technician of the Year

Brian Messinger

Slatington

PA

Bennett Infiniti of Allentown

Pep Boys/ASE Master Automobile Technician of the Year

Antonio Carrillo

Hutto

TX

Pep Boys

PPG/ASE Master Refinish Technician of the Year

Brian Yoder

Huntingdon

PA

Stuckey Ford Collision Center

Pronto Smart Choice/ASE Master Automobile Technician of the Year

Kevin Fraser

Estherville

IA

S & R Auto and Tire

RepairPal/ASE Master Automobile Technician of the Year

Michael Aubrey

West Springfield

MA

Spartan Auto Care Center

Snap-on/ASE Master Automobile Technician of the Year

Steven Sellers

Columbus

IN

Eldon's Automotive Service

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

Bryce Andersen

Hastings

MN

Raymond Auto Body

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

Steven Remus

Riverview

FL

Southeastern Freight Lines

SpeeDee Oil Change & Auto Service/ASE Master Automobile Technician of the Year

Patrick Sacco

Marrero

LA

SpeeDee Oil Change & Auto Service

Subaru/ASE Master Automobile Technician of the Year

Christopher Johnson

Chesapeake

VA

R.K. Subaru

Subaru University/ASE Master Automobile Technician of the Year

Daner Torres

Portland

OR

Wentworth Subaru

TECHNET Professional/ASE Master Automobile Technician of the Year

Steven Neiffer

Havre

MT

Bergren Transmission & Auto Care

Tire Kingdom/ASE Master Automobile Technician of the Year

Brian Woodstock

Jupiter

FL

Tire Kingdom

Toyota/ASE Master Automobile Technician of the Year

Frank Gaspar

Cortlandt Manor

NY

Curry Toyota

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

Raymond Patterson

Vista

CA

Toyota Carlsbad

Lexus/ASE Master Automobile Technician of the Year

Timothy Putt

Enola

 PA

Bobby Rahal Lexus

Volvo/ASE Master Automobile Technician of the Year

Xavier Brown

Corvallis

OR

Sheppard Motors

ZF/ASE Aftermarket Master Automobile Technician of the Year

Timothy Sincebaugh

Auburn

NY

Sincebaugh Automotive



2017 ASE Award Winners

Front row (L to R): Antonio Carrillo, Frank Gaspar, Chris Roberds, Gabe Miranda, David Lang, Niki Traas, Chris Bradley, Steve Remus, Brian Messinger, Kevin Dwyer, John Hughes

2nd Row (L to R): Tim Sincebaugh, Jordan Cox, Jay Schick, Xavier Brown, Heath Bomar, Jim Truxal, Steve, Sellers, Chris Johnson, Brian Woodstock

3rd Row (L to R): Bryce Andersen, Bryan Rasmusson, Ken Allen, Tim Putt, Sean Murphy, Brian Yoder, Jim Yanuzzelli, Jon Fisher, Chad Eismont, Dale Huffines

4th Row (L to R): Jim Zurn, Kevin Fraser, Rick Lyons, SSgt Michael Brooks, Tom Ley, Mike Auburn, Terry Koloc, Brian Stevens

Top Row (L to R): Kurt Money, Jake Tully, Steve Neiffer, Rob Vicelli, Norm Chapman

*Not pictured: Steve Dziedzic, Ray Patterson, Patrick “PJ” Sacco, Daner Torres