Long-Term ASE-Certified Technicians Recognized

Release date: 2/26/2009

Medallions issued to senior technicians.

Leesburg, VA. February, 26, 2009 - In an effort to recognize the longevity and loyalty of its certified technicians, the National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence has begun issuing commemorative medallions to those professionals who have been certified for a total of 25 years or more.

Approximately 18,000 ASE technicians received a blue and silver metal medallion embossed with the familiar gear-shaped ASE logo. The initial rollout of ASE's recognition program included some professionals who had been certified with the Institute even longer.

Looking ahead, ASE officials note they will search their records each June and mail out medallions to those who newly qualify.

"This program is our way of saying thank-you to our long-time certified techs," noted ASE President Tim Zilke. "We wanted to recognize the dedication to professionalism such longevity shows."

To find out more about this program, view our frequently-asked questions here.

Incorporated on June 12, 1972, the National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence was established 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 approximately 400,000 ASE-certified professionals who work in dealerships, independent shops, service stations, collision repair shops, auto parts stores, fleets, machine shops, schools and colleges throughout the country. For more information about ASE, visit the website at www.ase.com.

In Recognition of Professionalism and Commitment to Excellence

ASE recently sent this boxed medallion to those who have been ASE certified for a total of 25 years. ASE will search its records annually in order to make this an ongoing recognition program.

For more information:

Tony Molla: (703) 669-6614
E-mail: tmolla@ase.com



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