53 Technicians Honored at ASE Annual Meeting

Release date: 11/19/2019

Leesburg, VA, November 19, 2019 – Fifty-three automotive professionals were recognized on November 13, 2019, at the Fall Board of Governors meeting of the National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) held at the Arizona Grand Resort and Spa in Phoenix, Arizona. The annual awards banquet spotlights top scorers on the ASE Certification Tests. Forty-one companies from both OEM and Aftermarket segments sponsored individual technician recognition awards in the Auto, Truck, Collision, Bus, Parts and Service categories, along with awards for instructors. Award sponsors look for top scores on ASE tests, on-the-job excellence, and community service when selecting honorees.

"ASE has recognized the best of the best in our industry for more than 40 years, and this year we honored 53 outstanding individuals from across the nation," said Tim Zilke, ASE President & CEO. "We couldn’t do this without the support of our award sponsors, who 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 our award winners is a testament to the high-quality of ASE Certified technicians and specialists. We are proud to have them as part of the ASE family."

2019 ASE Award Winners

AWARD TITLE

WINNER

CITY

STATE

EMPLOYER

Auto Value/Bumper to Bumper/ASE Master Automobile Technician of the Year

Jason Jackson

Seal Beach

CA

Automotive Excellence

Axalta Coating Systems/ASE Refinish Technician of the Year

Steve Baker

San Diego

CA

Philip Thearle's Autowerks

Big O Tires/ASE Automobile Technician of the Year

Christopher Jost

Omaha

NE

Big O Tires

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

James Raub

Phillipsburg

NJ

Red's Body Shop

Bosch/ASE Master Automobile Technician of the Year

Brandon Pinette

Buchanan

MI

Classic Imports Incorporated

Bridgestone Retail Operations/ASE Master Automobile Technician of the Year

Darin Stalker

Fordland

MO

Firestone Complete Auto Care

Byrl Shoemaker/ASE Education Foundation Instructor of the Year

Roger "Dale" Henry

Columbus

MS

East Mississippi Comm. College

Cengage/ASE Master Automobile Technician of the Year

Jonathan Kisby

York

NE

Southeast Community College

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

Marvin Rogers

Fayetteville

NC

Waste Management

FCA/ASE Master Automobile Technician of the Year

Frank Kloiber

West Allis

WI

Ewald Chrysler Jeep Dodge Ram

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

Steven Eastman

Brandon

VT

Foster Motors

First Student/ASE Master School Bus Technician of the Year

Adam Erickson

Oronoco

MN

First Student

First Transit/ASE Master Transit Bus Technician of the Year

Scott Murphy

Buffalo

NY

First Transit

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

Jerid Friese

Marble Hill

MO

TAG Truck Center

Gates/ASE Master Automobile & L1 Technician of the Year

Gregory Weigart

Savannah

MO

Kruse's Auto Center

GM/ASE Master Automobile Technician of the Year

John Peschke

Woodstock

IL

Martin Chevrolet

GM/ASE Parts Consultant of the Year

David Massey

West Bend

WI

Griffin Chevrolet

GM/ASE Service Consultant of the Year

Jeffery Fullen

Republic

OH

Sharpnack Chevrolet Buick Cadillac

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

TSgt Ezra Goldtooth

Nellis AFB

NV

United States Air Force

Honda/ASE Master Automobile Technician of the Year

Bradley Cadwell

Casper

WY

Honda of Casper

Acura/ASE Master Automobile Technician of the Year

Jeffrey Wachter

Chicago

IL

McGrath Acura of Morton Grove

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

Walt Rundell

Godfrey

IL

Rankin Technical College

Midas International/ASE Master Automobile Technician of the Year

David Newman

Pittsburgh

PA

Midas of Pittsburgh

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

David Alspaugh

Virginia Beach

VA

Advanced Technology Institute

NAPA/ASE Master Technician of the Year

Jacob Sorensen

West Jordan

UT

McNeil's Auto Care

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

Timothy Creech Jr.

Williamsburg

VA

National Tire & Battery

National Tire & Battery West/ASE Master

Automobile Technician of the Year

Chafic "Chuck" Haddad

Akron

OH

National Tire & Battery

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

Kevin Fisher

Louisa

KY

Worldwide Equipment

Navistar/ASE Master School Bus Technician of the Year

Douglas Bernitt

Auburndale

WI

Midstate Truck Service

Navistar/ASE Parts Specialist of the Year

Raul Villalobos

Oxnard

CA

Gibbs Truck Centers

Nissan/ASE Master Automobile Technician of the Year

Scott Detwiler

Charleston

TN

Nissan of Chattanooga East

Infiniti/ASE Master Automobile Technician of the Year

Matthew Klebeck

Oak Ridge

TN

Harper Infiniti

Pep Boys/ASE Master Automobile Technician of the Year

Cameron Campbell

San Clemente

CA

Pep Boys

PPG/ASE Master Refinish Technician of the Year

Norman Kranz

Green Bay

WI

Broadway Ford/Hyundai

Pronto Smart Choice/ASE Master Automobile Technician of the Year

Jeremy Pennington

Peoria

AZ

Larry Harker's Auto Repair

RepairPal/ASE Master Automobile Technician of the Year

George "Eddie" Creel

Pflugerville

TX

Dave's Ultimate Automotive

Snap-on/ASE Master Automobile Technician of the Year

William Hurrelbrink

Emlenton

PA

Hurrelbrink Auto Repair

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

William Dallas

Mt. Angel

OR

Mt. Angel Auto Body

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

Craig Raider

Perrysburg

OH

Ryder Truck Rental

Mitchell1/Snap-on/ASE Technician of the Future

Zachery Ward

Massena

NY

Parkway Dodge Chrysler Jeep Ram

Solera/Identifix/ASE Aftermarket Drivability Technician of the Year

Timothy Stone

Stockton

CA

Woodard's Automotive

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

Dwayne Dodson

Ione

CA

SpeeDee Oil Change & Auto Service

Subaru/ASE Master Automobile Technician of the Year

Michael Flud

Fresno

CA

Lithia Subaru

Subaru University/ASE Technician of the Year

Thomas Witbeck

Ogden

UT

Nat. Ctr. for Automotive Science & Technology, Weber State Univ.

TECHNET Professional/ASE Master Automobile Technician of the Year

Jerry Campbell

Elkton

MD

Crouch Automotive & Diesel

TECHNET Professional/ASE Service Consultant of the Year

Gerald Holcom

Kansas City

MO

S&S Service Center, Inc.

Tire Kingdom/ASE Automobile Technician of the Year

Christopher Doyle

St. Augustine

FL

Tire Kingdom

Toyota/ASE Master Automobile Technician of the Year

Christopher Corzatte

Seattle

WA

Burien Toyota

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

Andres Solis

Vista

CA

Toyota Carlsbad Collision

Lexus/ASE Master Automobile Technician of the Year

David Knox

Spring Hill

TN

Lexus of Cool Springs

TravelCenters of America/ASE Master M/H Truck Electrical/Electronic Systems Technician of the Year

Grayson Wilkes

Chatham

VA

Travel Centers of America

Volvo/ASE Master Automobile Technician of the Year

Tyler Moquin

Broad Brook

CT

Gengras Volvo

ZF/ASE Aftermarket Master Automobile Technician of the Year

Thomas Anderson

Coon Rapids

MN

BLVD Autoworks



2019 ASE Award Winners

2019 Award Winner Group Photo


Front row (L to R): Frank Kloiber, Walt Rundell, Tyler Moquin, Jerry Campbell, Michael Flud, Dave Massey, Jason Jackson, Zach Ward, Steve Baker, Brad Cadwell, Tim Stone, Eddie Creel, Dwayne Dodson

2nd Row (L to R): Scott Murphy, Darin Stalker, Jerry Holcom, Scott Detwiler, Norm Kranz, Bill Hurrelbrink, TSgt Ezra Goldtooth, Chuck Haddad, Jeff Fullen, Brandon Pinette, TJ Anderson, Jake Sorenson

3rd Row (L to R): Chris Jost, Adam Erickson, Jerid Friese, Jeff Wachter, Bill Dallas, Chris Doyle, Tim Creech, Steve Eastman

4th Row (L to R): Chris Corzatte, Craig Raider, Dave Newman, Cameron Campbell, Raul Villalobos, Jeremy Pennington, Andres Solis, David Alspaugh, Greg Weigart

Top Row (L to R): Jon Kisby, Marvin Rogers, David Knox, Matt Klebeck, Grayson Wilkes, Kevin Fisher, Tom Witbeck, John Peschke, Jim Raub, Dale Henry

*Not pictured: Doug Bernitt

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 approximately 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 www.ase.com.

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