BETHESDA, Md. –
March 27, 2018 – The Auto Care Association
today announced the latest recipients of the prestigious 2018 World Class
Technician award. In partnership with the National Institute for Automotive
Service Excellence (ASE), the two organizations provide this annual designation
to recognize professional technicians who have achieved the extraordinary
accomplishment of ASE certification in 22 specialty areas during the 2017
certification test administered by ASE.
There are an estimated 879,000 technicians in the United
States, with more than 300,000 of them holding ASE certification. Nearly 2,000 technicians
have earned the respected status of “World Class Technician” since its
inception over 30 years ago.
The newest round of World
Class Technicians include:
- Michael Aubrey – W. Springfield, Mass.
- Thomas Baunach – Bethlehem, Pa.
- Bret Beard – Benicia, Calif.
- Daniel Beerends – Norwalk, Iowa
- Christopher Bellios – Round Lake, Ill.
- Kenneth Bridges – Brewer, Maine
- Andrew Buehler – Anna, Ohio
- Chad Cassidy – Panama City, Fla.
- Daniel Clark – New Britain, Conn.
- Mark Cossitt – Winston-Salem, N.C.
- Jonathan Couch – Porter, Texas
- Jonathan Dickerman – Weymouth, Mass.
- Mark Esser – Longwood, Fla.
- Daniel Gippert – Centerach, N.Y.
- Wade Hannah – Adelanto, Calif.
- John Hayes – Monroe, Wis.
- Thomas Heintz – Gresham, Ore.
- Anthony Jackson – Las Vegas, Nev.
- Othniel Jordan – Newport News, Va.
- Jeff Kahn – Ripon, Wis.
- Derek Kershaw – Las Vegas, Nev.
- Jay Kurtz – Hilton, N.Y.
- Daniel Lopez – Katy, Texas
- Christopher Mathus – Reading, Pa.
- Josh Mathus – Alton, Ill.
- Richard Meyer – Batavia, Ill.
- Charles Mielke – Westminster, Md.
- Stephan Mohr – Sanford, N.C.
- Cory Nation – Las Vegas, Nev.
- Steve Navis – Avondale, Ariz.
- James Patterson – Dalton, Ga.
- Richard Raposa – Marion, Conn.
- Steven Schleifer – Rahway, N.J.
- Paul Seghposs – Fremont, Calif.
- Brian Thibodeau – Washburn, Maine
- James Trost – Pleasanton, Calif.
- Jean Pierre Widmaier – Evanston, Ill.
- Ryan Woods – Sequim, Wash.
of the World Class Technician Award are highly skilled technicians and
represent the best in the automotive repair industry,” said Auto Care
Association President and CEO Bill Hanvey. “This is a monumental accomplishment
that only the most exceptional individuals will achieve in their careers.”
“ASE has recognized the best
of the best in our industry for more than 40 years,” said ASE President and CEO
Tim Zilke. “The enthusiasm and professionalism displayed by the number of
certifications these individuals hold is a testament to their commitment to
excellence in our industry. We are proud to have them as part of the ASE
information about the Auto Care Association’s World Class Technician
certification qualifications, timing and recognition, visit www.autocare.org/worldclass.