40 Technicians Honored at ASE 2011 Annual Meeting

Release date: 12/5/2011

Forty automotive professionals were recognized at the ASE Fall board meeting, held in Charlotte, N.C.

Forty automotive professionals were recognized on November 16, 2011, at the Fall board meeting of the National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) held at the Marriott City Center in Charlotte, NC. The annual awards banquet spotlights top scorers on the ASE Certification Tests. Thirty 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.
 
This year’s celebration in Charlotte was enhanced by a visit from five former Team ASE drivers, who volunteered their time to sign autographs and meet the award winners in person. NASCAR drivers Kasey Kahne, Jason Leffler and Mike Bliss were joined by Ted Musgrave and Jimmy Spencer to help make the reception a memorable affair. In addition, there were two new award sponsors this year, one being the first ever from the military, representing the US Air Force.
 
“ASE has been honoring the best of the best in our industry for more than 30 years, and this year we recognized forty 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 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.
 
For more information:
Tony Molla (703) 669-6614
E-mail: tmolla@ase.com                    
 
 
ASE 2011 Award Winners
 
Award / Company
Award Winner
ASCCA/ASE Master Automobile Technician of the Year

 
Patrick Nicoll
Pat’s Automotive
Santa Maria, Calif.
AYES/ASE Instructor of the Year

 
David White
Parkside High School
Willards, Md.
BodyShop Business/ASE Master Coll. Repair & Refinish Tech of the Year

 
Michael Baker
Pro-Tech Collision
Pacific, Mo.
Bridgestone Retail Operations/ASE Master Automobile Tech of the Year

 
Noel Barnhart
Firestone Complete Auto Care
Delmar, Iowa
Chrysler/ASE Master Automobile Technician of the Year

 
Scott Rosencrantz
Garber Chrysler Dodge
Jeep Ram
Flushing, Mich.
Chrysler/ASE Master Collision Repair & Refinish Technician of the Year

 
Mike Hunkler
Larry Hillis Chrysler Dodge
Jeep Ram
Poplar Bluff, Mo.
Delco Remy/ASE M/H Truck Electrical/Electronic Sys Tech of the Year

 
Joseph DeLap
Ryder
Dakota, Ill.
Delmar Cengage Learning/ASE Automobile Technician of the Year

 
William Davis
JD Byrider
N. Baltimore, Ohio
Freightliner/ASE Master M/H Truck Technician of the Year

 
Robert McNees, Jr.
Truck Centers, Inc.
Middle Brook, Mo.
Sterling/Western Star/ASE Master M/H Truck Technician of the Year

 
Kevin Treichel
Don’s Truck Sales
Greene, Iowa
Gates/ASE Master Automobile & L1 Technician of the Year

 
Andreas Miller
Stonum Automotive
Longmont, Colo.
GM/ASE Master Automobile Technician of the Year

 
Jeffrey Heinz
Hendrick Auto Mall
Apex, N.C.
Honda/ASE Master Automobile Technician of the Year

 
Joseph Londo
Bianchi Honda
Erie, Penna.
Acura/ASE Master Automobile Technician of the Year

 
Sandro Giordano
Acura of Turnersville
Blackwood, N.J.
Identifix/ASE Aftermarket Drivability Technician of the Year

 
Andy Olson
Courtesy Car Care
Holmen, Wisc.
Midas International/ASE Automobile Technician of the Year

 
John Gillies III
Midas Auto Service Experts
Ludington, Mich.
Mitchell 1/ASE Technician of the Future

 
Steven Ray
The Automaster BMW
Essex Junction, Vt.
Motor Age Training/ASE Master Automobile & L1 Tech of the Year

 
Joseph Young
San Diego Miramar College
San Diego, Calif.
NATEF/ASE Instructor of the Year

 
Bradley Dressen
Butte College
Orland, Calif.
Navistar/ASE Master M/H Truck Technician of the Year

 
Shawn Lehman
Tri County Motor Sales
Stoystown, Penna.
Navistar/ASE Master School Bus Technician of the Year

 
Kenneth Passmore
Midwest Transit Equipment
Indianapolis, Ind.
Navistar/ASE Parts Specialist of the Year

 
Adam Russell, Sr.
Goodman Truck & Tractor
Amelia, Va.
Navistar/ASE Truck Paint & Refinish Technician of the Year

 
Collin Harris
Int'l Truck Sales of Richmond
Manquin, Va.
Nissan/ASE Master Automobile Technician of the Year

 
Glenn Ferrer
Nissan of St. Augustine
Palm Coast, Fla.
Infiniti/ASE Master Automobile Technician of the Year

 
John Roderich
Fields Infiniti of Glencoe
Phillips, Wisc.
Pep Boys/ASE Master Automobile Technician of the Year
Mark Regan
Pep Boys
Walpole, Mass.
Peterbilt/ASE Master M/H Truck Technician of the Year

 
John Wood
Interstate Truck Center
Oakdale, Calif.
PPG/ASE Master Refinish Technician of the Year

 
Robert Bender
Bender Auto Repair
Saltsburg, Penna.
Snap-on/ASE Master Automobile Technician of the Year

 
Jack Harlan III
Harlan’s Auto Care
Canfield, Ohio
Snap-on/ASE Master Coll. Repair & Refinish Technician of the Year


 
Neal Nuce
Precision Collision
Repair Center
Wake Forest, NC
Snap-on/ASE Master M/H Truck Technician of the Year

 
Steven Sass, Sr.
A.N.D. Service, Inc.
Carlstadt, NJ
Standox/ASE Refinish Technician of the Year
Daniel Walsh
Boch Collision Center
West Bridgewater, Mass.
Subaru/ASE Master Automobile Technician of the Year

 
Daniel Pratt
Flatirons Subaru
Firestone, Colo.
TECH-NET Professional/ASE Master Automobile Tech of the Year


 
Michael Byer
Mike Byer
Auto & Truck Repair
Asheville, NC
Toyota/ASE Master Automobile Technician of the Year
Warren Butrim
Koons Toyota of Annapolis
Arnold, Md.
Toyota/ASE Master Coll. Repair & Refinish Technician of the Year

 
Leonel Dufault
Toyota of North Dartmouth
Westport, Mass.
Lexus/ASE Master Automobile Technician of the Year

 
Anthony Bausano
Lexus of Smithtown
Huntington, N.Y.
USAF/ASE Technician of the Year
Msgt. Andrew Slater
Ramstein Air Base, Germany
US Air Force
Valvoline Career Tech/ASE Instructor of the Year

 
John Kasper
Millington High School
Memphis, Tenn.
Volvo/ASE Master Automobile Technician of the Year

 
Jesse Berryman III
Koons Volvo
Westminster, Md.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
ASE 2011 Technician Award Winners:
Top row: Steven Sass, Brad Dressen, Ken Passmore, Adam Russell, Mike Hunkler, John Roderich.
4th row: Warren Butrim, Pat Nicoll, Kevin Treichel, Anthony Bausano, Scott Rosencrantz, Noel Barnhart, Andreas Miller.
3rd row: Steven Ray, Collin Harris, John Gillies, Dan Walsh, Rob Bender, Neal Nuce, John Kasper.
2nd row: David White, Sandro Giordano, Alan Davis, Shawn Lehman, Jesse Berryman, Rob McNees, Jack Harlan, Joseph DeLap, John, Wood, Glenn Ferrer.
1st row (seated): Joseph Londo, Dan Pratt, Joseph Young, Mike Baker, MSgt. Andrew Slater, Mike Byer, Leo Dufault, Andy Olson, Jeff Heinz, Mark Regan.

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