47 Technicians Honored at ASE Annual Meeting

Release date: 11/24/2014

ASE honors forty-seven automotive professionals at its annual awards banquet.

Leesburg, VA, November 24, 2014 – Forty-seven automotive professionals were recognized on November 19, 2014, at the Fall Board of Governors meeting of the National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) held at the Hyatt Regency Pier 66 in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida. 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 recognized the best of the best in our industry for more than 40 years, and this year we honored a record forty-seven 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 receiving these awards each year.” The award winners represent a wide variety of automotive professionals working in auto, truck, collision, parts and educational segments of the industry and hailed from across America. “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 300,000 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.
 

2014 ASE Award Winners
Award/Company Winner City State Employer
Axalta Coating Systems/ASE Refinish Technician of the Year Jeff Kowal Great Falls MT Mitchell's Crash Repair
Big O Tires/ASE Automobile Technician of the Year Ron Knuckles Louisville KY Big O Tires
BodyShop Business/ASE Master Collision Repair & Refinish Technician of the Year Darrin Morrison Des Moines IA Fisher Body & Paint
Bosch/ASE Master Automobile Technician of the Year Keith Young Festus MO Meyer's Automotive Service
Bridgestone Retail Operations/ASE Master Automobile Technician of the Year Jamie Bullis Shakopee MN Firestone Complete Auto Care
Byrl Shoemaker/ASE Industry Education Alliance Instructor of the Year Beno Rubin Virginia Beach VA Tidewater Community College
Cengage Learning/ASE Master Automobile Technician of the Year Erich Beer Prospect Heights IL Formula Automotive
Chrysler/ASE Master Automobile Technician of the Year Don Tomanski Walbridge OH Yark Automotive Group
Chrysler/ASE Master Collision Repair & Refinish Technician of the Year Bob Stock Menomonee Falls WI Griffin's Hub Chrysler Jeep Dodge
Delco Remy/ASE Master M/H Truck Electrical/Electronic Systems Technician of the Year Brett Lanpher Camby IN TravelCenters of America
Freightliner/ASE Master M/H Truck Technician of the Year Jeff Schlecht Clearwater NE Truck Center Companies
Western Star/ASE Master M/H Truck Technician of the Year Mike Young Augusta ME O'Connor Motors
Gates Tools for Schools/ASE Instructor of the Year Randy Nussler Chapin SC Midlands Technical College
GM/ASE Master Automobile Technician of the Year Dean Peterson Milwaukee WI Andrew Chevrolet
Honda/ASE Master Automobile Technician of the Year Pat Meyer Indianapolis IN Penske Honda
Acura/ASE Master Automobile Technician of the Year Larry Sax Augusta GA Acura of Augusta
Identifix/ASE Aftermarket Drivability Technician of the Year Ed Kiekover Zeeland MI OK Tire Stores
Merchant's Tire & Auto Centers/ASE Automobile Technician of the Year Dave Wilson Baltimore MD Merchant's Tire & Auto Center
Midas International/ASE Automobile Technician of the Year Shane Schultz Freemont IN Midas
Mitchell1/ASE Technician of the Future Joe Grenchik Carbondale IL Student: Southern Illinois University
Motor Age Training/ASE Master Training Specialist of the Year Mark Ambrecht Clemons IA Des Moines Area Community College
National Tire and Battery/ASE Automobile Technician of the Year Jason Gruber St. Peters MO National Tire & Battery
Navistar/ASE Master M/H Truck Technician of the Year Fred Short Hermansville MI Schultz Equipment & Parts
Navistar/ASE Master School Bus Technician of the Year Darrell Sargent Jacksonville FL Maudlin International Trucks
Navistar/ASE Parts Specialist of the Year Gerald Gann Lacys Spring AL Southland International Trucks
Nissan/ASE Master Automobile Technician of the Year Greg McReynolds Abilene TX McGavock Nissan
Infiniti/ASE Master Automobile Technician of the Year Tony Crescioni Charlmette LA Ray Brandt Infiniti
Pep Boys/ASE Master Automobile Technician of the Year Vu Nguyen Murieta CA Pep Boys
Peterbilt/ASE Master M/H Truck Technician of the Year Greg Roehl Janesville WI JX Peterbilt
PPG/ASE Master Refinish Technician of the Year Kevin Reyer Sheboygan Falls WI Sheboygan Chevrolet
Pronto Smart Choice/ASE Master Automobile Technician of the Year Bobby Soward Pipe Creek TX Belden's Automotive & Tires
Repair Pal/ASE Master Automobile Technician of the Year John Zeiss Fords NJ Ray & Dana's Inman Auto Care
Snap-on/ASE Master Automobile Technician of the Year Gerry Wolfe Lititz PA Wolfe's Auto Service
Snap-on/ASE Master Collision Repair & Refinish Technician of the Year James Hampe Maryville TN Auto Collision Experts
Snap-on/ASE Master M/H Truck Technician of the Year John Cory Great Meadow NJ Cory Brothers
SpeeDee Oil Change & Tune-Up/ASE Automobile Technician of the Year Brad Greer Oakdale CA SpeeDee Oil Change & Tune-Up
Subaru/ASE Master Automobile Technician of the Year Dan Welser Jacksonville FL Subaru of Jacksonville
TECH-NET Professional/ASE Master Automobile Technician of the Year Matt Spurgeon Richmond IN Beach Automotive
Tire Kingdom/ASE Automobile Technician of the Year James Foulk Edgewater FL Tire Kingdom
Toyota/ASE Master Automobile Technician of the Year John Sloan Maple Grove MN Rudy Luthers Toyota
Toyota/ASE Master Collision Repair & Refinish Technician of the Year Collin Fluckiger Tolland CT Lynch Toyota
Lexus/ASE Master Automobile Technician of the Year George Pavlos Santa Rosa CA Freeman Lexus
USAF/ASE Technician of the Year MSgt. Robert Forbes Ramstein AFB Germany US Air Force
Valvoline Career Tech/ASE Instructor of the Year Steve Christy Church Point LA Lake Region Vocational Center
Valvoline/ASE Master Automobile Technician of the Year John Boudreaux Gray ME Service Chevrolet Cadillac
Valvoline/ASE Parts Specialist of the Year Bill Caudill Blacklick OH AutoZone
Volvo/ASE Master Automobile Technician of the Year Brian Burgard Melbourne FL Volvo of Melbourne


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2014 ASE Technician Award Winners

Front row (L to R): Steve Christy, Tony Crescioni, Vu Nguyen, Dan Tomanski, Fred Short, Dan Welser, Collin Fluckiger, Beno Rubin, John Sloan

2nd Row (L to R): Jeff Kowal, Larry Sax, Brian Burgard, Gerald Gann, MSgt. Robert Forbes, Jamie Bullis, Ed Kiekover, Mike Young, Erich Beer, Keith Young

3rd Row (L to R): Darrell Sargent, Matt Spurgeon, Randy Nussler, Gerry Wolfe, John Cory, John Boudreaux, Darrin Morrison, John Zeiss

4th Row (L to R): Jeff Schlecht, Dean Peterson, Kevin Reyer, Bill Caudill, Dave Wilson, George Pavlos, Bobby Sowards, Mark Armbrecht,

5th Row (L to R): Brad Greer, Pat Meyer, Greg McReynolds, Greg Roehl, Bob Stock, Jim Hampe, Shane Schultz

Top Row (L to R): Jason Gruber, Joe Grenchik, Ron Knuckles, James Foulk, Brett Lanpher







 

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