ASE Announces Officers for 2014

Release date: 1/6/2014

The National Institute for Automotive Serrvice Excellence (ASE) today announced the officers for its Board of Directors for 2014.

The National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) today announced the officers for its Board of Directors for 2014., Glenn Dahl, Senior Coordinator, Technical Education, Bridgestone Retail Operations, LLC, Bloomingdale, Ill is Chairman;. Greg Gaulin, Owner, Gaulin’s of Williamsville, NY, is Vice-Chairman; Mike Durkin, Director of Dealer Service and Warranty Operations for General Motors, Warren, Mich., is Treasurer, and Jeff Walker, Owner, Walker’s Automotive Service in Pleasantville, NJ, is Secretary. Rob Barto, Manager, Technical Training Design, Nissan North America, Franklin, Tenn., serves as Past Chairman.

 “2013 saw continuing improvement in the ASE program, including the launch of our new G1 Auto Maintenance and Light Repair certification,” said Tim Zilke, ASE President & CEO. “The leadership of the ASE board is vital to ensuring the ASE program keeps pace with our changing industry. We are grateful for the commitment of ASE’s all-volunteer board and the ongoing support by the companies that encourage such talented people to serve. With their counsel and guidance, ASE continues to improve the high-quality certification program our automotive professionals rely on to demonstrate their commitment to excellence.”

“I’d also like to offer our sincere thanks to outgoing board member Phil Fournier, Owner of Phil’s Auto Clinic, for his service over the years,” Zilke continued. “Phil volunteered his time to serve on the ASE board to the benefit of our industry and the thousands of automotive service professionals who proudly wear the ASE Blue Seal. We thank Phil for his service and wish him continued success.”

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 330,000 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

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