Industry Education Alliance 2015 Awardees

Release date: 8/19/2015

ASE Industry Education Alliance Recognizes Outstanding Instructors at Annual Conference

Leesburg, VA – The ASE Industry Education Alliance is proud to announce its recognition of 20 outstanding instructors working in Auto, Medium/Heavy, and Collision Technology training programs. This year's to-date ASE Alliance Instructors were recognized at the annual ASE Industry Education Alliance Instructor Training Conference held July 27-31, 2015, in Kansas City, Missouri.

2015 current honorees are:

Byron Cesari, Bucks County Technical High School, Bensalem, PA
Mike Fleming, Monte Vista High School, Spring Valley, CA
Brian Garner, Sandhills Community College, Sanford, NC
Anthony Gibbons, Greater Altoona Career & Technology Center, Patton, PA
Terry Halladay, New Mexico Junior College, Hobbs, NM
Michael Hedger, CCISD Clear Springs High School, Kemah, TX
Alan Hughes, Pasadena I.S.D., Pasadena, TX
Brian Johnson, Blue Ridge Community College, Hendersonville, NC
Kris Killam, S.P. Waltrip High School, Missouri City, TX
Brian LaCroix, Capital Region Career & Tech BOCES, Shaftsbury, VT
Mark Lessman, Faribault High School, Faribault, MN
Robert Lyle, Westbury High School, Missouri City, TX
Justin Morgan, Sinclair Community College, Brookville, OH
Wally Remic, NWTC, Oconto Falls, WI
Ron Shane, Central High School, El Centro, CA
Shawn Taylor, Parkside High School, Salisbury, MD
Eric Varrelmann, Arrowhead Union High School, Hartland, WI
Scott Westenberg, Capital Area Career Center, Laingsburg, MI
David White, Parkside High School, Salisbury, MD
Thomas Yoder, Central Westmoreland CTC, Belle Vernon, PA
"The ASE Industry Education Alliance is proud to recognize the best of the best in Career and Technical Education," said Trish Serratore, president of the National Automotive Technicians Education Foundation (NATEF) and Automotive Youth Educational Systems (AYES). "These outstanding instructors represent the dedication, commitment and experience our industry needs to train the automotive professionals of tomorrow."
The ASE Alliance Instructor program showcases instructors who have gone above and beyond on behalf of their students and career and technical education. ASE Alliance Instructors must be ASE-certified Master technicians with 5 years teaching experience and must currently work at a NATEF accredited program. They must support their students in work-based learning assignments and participate in instructor training. Other qualifications and information about how to nominate an instructor are at

The ASE Industry Education Alliance is a group of organizations under the ASE umbrella providing a career resource from entry-level to retirement for automotive industry personnel and serves as a model for other industries. The ASE Industry Education Alliance consists of the National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence (ASE), the National Automotive Technicians Education Foundation (NATEF), Automotive Youth Educational Systems (AYES), and the Automotive Training Managers Council (ATMC). For more information, visit the NATEF website at, or contact Trish Serratore at 703-669-6633, or

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