ASE elects Mark Polke to board

Posted on July 29, 2014
ASE has elected Mark Polke of Robert Bosch LLC to its board of governors.
ASE has elected Mark Polke of Robert Bosch LLC to its board of governors.

The National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) has elected Mark Polke to its board of governors. Polke is director of service workshop concepts and technical support services for the aftermarket division of Robert Bosch LLC.

ASE says Polke brings over 30 years of aftermarket experience to the its board, including 20 years at Bridgestone/Firestone in sales, operations and marketing roles. Polke also spent several years as an owner/operator and in other capacities in independent repair shops.

“It is an honor to be a member of the board of governors of an organization that I have been part of for so many years,” says Polke. “Like ASE, Bosch is committed to providing high-quality training that equips technicians with the knowledge and skills to keep them current on the constantly changing technologies in today’s vehicles. I look forward to working with the board to help shape the future of ASE ”

Says ASE CEO and President Tim Zilke, “We are pleased to welcome Mark as an ASE governor. The commitment of ASE’s all-volunteer board and the ongoing support by the companies that encourage such talented people to serve are vital to ensuring the ASE program keeps pace with our changing industry.”

ASE 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. For more information about ASE, visit

The Bosch Group is a leading global supplier of technology and services. It comprises Robert Bosch GmbH and its more than 360 subsidiaries and regional companies in 50 countries. For more information, visit, and

Related Topics: Mark Polke, National Institute for Automotive Service Excellen, Robert Bosch LLC

Comments ( 3 )
  • John L.

     | about 2 years ago

    Way to go "Big Guy". Keep on keeping on

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