Brent Horner from Lima, Ohio recently received the Technician of the Future award, sponsored by Mitchell 1 and the National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence (ASE).
Debbie Hooge, an independent sales consultant for Mitchell 1 in the Texas region, presented Horner with a $500 cash award and a $1,500 gift certificate from Mitchell 1 toward a subscription to ProDemand or other Mitchell 1 product.
“We would like to congratulate Brent on being named the 2012 Technician of the Future,” says Nick DiVerde, senior marketing director, Mitchell 1. “We are very proud of Brent’s accomplishments as they demonstrate his commitment to being the best automotive technician he can be.”
Horner is currently a full-time student at the University of Northwestern Ohio in the automotive technology and high performance associate’s degree program. During high school, Horner worked at Pohanka Honda of Salisbury, Md. as an automotive technician student intern in the Automotive Youth Educational Systems (AYES) program.
Horner said he decided to be a technician because as a child, he was always in the garage watching his father and uncle work on and build race cars and hot rods. His brother had also taken auto tech classes and he wanted to follow in his footsteps.
To quality to win the Mitchell 1/ASE Technician of the Future award, the winner must be ASE-Certified, must have registered as a student, be under 30 years old and have the highest cumulative test scores on the A4, A5, A6 and A8 tests.