ASE Announces New Officers for 2019

Release date: 1/10/2019

LEESBURG, Virginia, January 10, 2019 – The National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) has announced the officers for its 2019 Board of Directors. The new Chair is Tom Trisdale, Vice President, Product Quality and Service Support, Toyota Motor Sales. Bobby Bassett, North American National Training Manager, Gates Corporation, is Vice Chair; Mark Polke, Director of Workshop Concepts, North America, Robert Bosch LLC, is Treasurer; and Brad Pellman, President, Pellman's Automotive (Boulder, Colorado), is Secretary. Ted Hayes, Owner, Hayes Chrysler Dodge Jeep (Lawrenceville, Georgia), serves as Past Chair.

Transitioning off the Board of Directors after several years of highly valued service are Mike Durkin of General Motors and Tom Ward of Snap-on. Mike Hasinec of Penske Truck Leasing also concludes his term on the ASE Board of Governors.
“The leadership of the ASE board is vital to ensuring that ASE keeps pace with our changing industry," said Tim Zilke, ASE President & CEO. "We are grateful for the commitment of ASE’s all-volunteer board and for the ongoing support from their companies that allow ASE to fulfill its mission. With the participation of these outstanding new officers, ASE will continue to improve the high-quality certification programs that automotive professionals rely on to demonstrate their knowledge and commitment to excellence.”
The National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) was founded in 1972 as a non-profit, independent organization dedicated to improving the quality of automotive service and repair through voluntary testing and certification of automotive professionals.  Approximately a quarter of a million ASE Certified automobile, truck, and collision repair technicians, and parts specialists work in dealerships, independent shops, service stations, auto parts stores, fleets, schools, and colleges across the nation.  For more information about ASE, visit

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