Retail

World Class Technicians are honored

Posted on May 1, 2014

Of the more than 812,000 automotive technicians working in the United States, 22 outstanding individuals have qualified for the prestigious 2014 World Class Technician Award. The Auto Care Association and National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) work together to recognize these professional technicians who have tested and obtained ASE certification in 22 specialty areas during the 2013 test administrated by ASE.

The 2014 World Class Technicians are:

Nicholas C. Atherton, Council Bluffs, Ind.

Jared M. Avent, Lincoln, Calif.

George E. Ayers, II, Mount Laurel, N.J.

Freddie L. Castillo, Grapevine, Texas

Mark W. Couvrette, Sacramento, Calif.

Arnold E. Demann, Martin, Mich.

James B. Fields, Winchester, Va.

John S. Furtek, Mount Laurel, N.J.

Franklin W. Harris, Nashville, Tenn.

John R. Hubbard, Mount Laurel, N.J.

Alberto L. Lopez, Lancaster, Calif.

Andrew S. Meyer, West Chester, Ohio

Joe R. Mitchell, Grapevine, Texas

Troy A. Nolan, Houston, Texas

Robert J. Palczewski, Bloomingdale, Ill.

Gary L. Perttula, Sun City West, Ariz.

Kenneth J. Placzek, Westmont, Ill.

Kristopher L. Stevens, Haltom City, Texas

James W. Trusley, Jr., Dallas, Ga.

Chad E. Wade, Iowa City, Iowa

Michael Whalen, Dixon, Calif.

Matthew Z. Younger, Irving, Texas

“Recipients of the World Class Technician Award are truly the best of the best and the Auto Care Association is proud to recognize these professionals with ASE,” says Kathleen Schmatz, president and CEO, Auto Care Association. “Passing 22 ASE tests is a monumental achievement requiring exceptional knowledge and skills.”

“This recognition partnership between the Auto Care Association and ASE represents one of the most significant achievement awards available to our ASE-certified professionals,” says Tim Zilke, president and CEO, ASE. “ASE is grateful for the support the Auto Care Association provides to our service professionals in recognizing these outstanding individuals each year and we celebrate over a quarter century of this commitment to excellence with the Auto Care Association.”

Since the World Class Technician recognition was established 28 years ago, only 1,885 technicians have been honored. Recipients receive a special certificate signed by the presidents of ASE and the Auto Care Association, a logo medallion and embroidered shoulder insignia. Additionally, their name is perpetually inscribed in an honor book located in the Automotive Hall of Fame in Dearborn, Mich.

This year, Cengage Learning, a leading educational content, software and services company for the academic, professional and library markets, and home to Chilton automotive repair information and the award-winning Delmar ASE Test Preparation series, will be awarding each technician with a gift card and one year access to ChiltonPRO, an electronic automotive repair information system.

For more information, visit www.ase.com and www.autocare.org.

Related Topics: ASE, Auto Care Association, National Institute for Automotive Service Excellen, World Class Technician Award

Comments ( 0 )
More Stories
News

Two Asian Automotive Shows in One in March

Tyrexpo Asia 2017 and the inaugural edition of GarageXpo Asia will be held in conjunction with each other March 21-23, 2017, in Singapore. The events are organized by SingEx Exhibitions Pte. Ltd.

Bobby Hendry from 31 Inc. was from one of 80-plus vendors at the Tire Factory trade show. Here he talks to Mike Fleming, equipment supply manager for the dealer group, and Marc Thompson from Point S Everett in Everett, Wash.
News

Point S Rebranding Exceeds Expectations in the U.S., and Points to More Growth

Tire Factory Inc. members have rebranded the vast majority of their 206 stores to the Point S banner at a breakneck pace. And leaders of the Oregon-based cooperative are unveiling new programs with two big hopes: the momentum of current members continues, and more independent tire dealers join their network.

News

Cooper Enjoys a Full-Year Income-to-Sales Ratio of 8.5%

Cooper Tire & Rubber Co. posted net income of $69.3 million on net sales of $783.9 million for its fourth quarter ended Dec. 31, 2016. That compares to income of $59.2 million on sales of $775.5 million for the same period in 2015.

ATV has added 6 stores to its network of American Tire Depot stores in California.
News

ATV Opens 6 American Tire Depot Stores

ATV Inc. has acquired six stores in the greater Los Angeles metro area. The purchase expands ATV's network of American Tire Depot stores to 98 outlets, all in California.

News

MATDA Joins TIA's Social Media Platform

The Mid-America Tire Dealers Association (MATDA) has joined the social media content platform developed by the Tire Industry Association (TIA) and the Automotive Marketing Foundation (AMF).

News

Toyo’s Net Tire Sales Drop 6.7% in 2016

Toyo Tire & Rubber Co. Ltd. reported a net loss of 12.3 billion yen on net sales of 381.6 billion yen for its fiscal year ended Dec. 31, 2016. That compares to net income of 1.6 billion yen on net sales of 407.8 billion yen for fiscal 2015.

Be the First to Know

Get the latest news and most popular articles from MTD delivered straight to your inbox. Stay on top of the tire industry and don't miss a thing!