NACAT Joins ASE Family

Release date: 2/10/2011

North American Council of Automotive Teachers votes to join with the ASE Family of organizations.

LEESBURG, Va., February 10, 2011 – The National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) today announced the Board of Directors for the North American Council of Automotive Teachers (NACAT) have voted to join the organization with the ASE Family. “The ASE Family vision of providing life-long career services for entry level and experienced automotive professionals will be greatly enhanced with the addition of NACAT,” said Tim Zilke, ASE President & CEO. “We look forward to working with Executive Manager Dan Perrin and the NACAT board moving forward.”

The ASE Family of organizations consists of ASE, along with the National Automotive Technicians Education Foundation (NATEF), Automotive Youth Educational Systems (AYES), the Automotive Training Managers Council (ATMC) and NACAT. “The NACAT board sees a natural fit with the ASE Family for our membership,” said Jeff Curtis, NACAT President. “The resources and expertise of ASE will help ensure the continued growth and effectiveness of NACAT and we look forward to being a major part of providing the qualified men and women our industry needs today and into the future.”

The North American Council of Automotive Teachers (NACAT) is the only international organization devoted to teachers and trainers of automotive technology and its related fields. NACAT's mission is to promote, update and improve automotive service education. It is the ongoing goal of NACAT to develop and maintain a strong professional organization that will serve the needs of automotive educators in public and private enterprise throughout North America. For more information, visit the website at

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 nearly 400,000 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 website at

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