BETHESDA, Md. – February 27, 2018 – The Auto Care Association
today announced the latest recipients of the 2019 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 2018 certification test
administration. The tests include: A1-A8 (automotive), T1-T8 (medium/heavy
truck), B2-B5 (collision repair) and L1, L2 (advanced).
There are an
estimated 879,000 technicians in the United States, with more than 250,000 of
them holding ASE certification. Over 2,000 technicians have earned the
respected status of “World Class Technician” since its inception more than 30
The newest round of World Class
Technicians includes 45 recipients:
- Carlos Acevedo Ramos – Bayamon, Puerto
- John Adams IV – Euless, Texas
- Brian Beauchemin – Cumberland, R.I.
- Richard Benson – Houston, Texas
- David Boyce – Westport, Mass.
- Kevin Brown – Leander, Texas
- Michael Campbell – Chicago, Ill.
- William Childers – Lizella, Ga.
- Roberto De La Torre – San Juan, Puerto
- John Dibartolomeo Jr. – Atco, N.J.
- Amos Eaton – Pevely, Mo.
- Ryan Egleston – Saint Louis, Mo.
- Leroy Fleming – Bel Air, Md.
- Luke Franta – Santa Margarita, Calif.
- Robert Gouveia – Everett, Mass.
- William Gray – Metairie, La.
- Travis Guenzler – Catawissa, Mo.
- James Hahn – Milwaukee, Wis.
- Brad Harder – Emporia, Kan.
- Jason Hodge – Saint Charles, Mo.
- Tyler Hurt – Debary, Fla.
- Scott Jensen – Boynton Beach, Fla.
- Steven Johansson – Troy, Mich.
- Raymond Johnson – Holly Springs, N.C.
- John Jones – Gahanna, Ohio
- Steven Kuhr – Moore, Okla.
- Brian Lacroix – Medley, Fla.
- Kit Mak – Vancouver, British Columbia,
- Steven McAtee – Milton, Ky.
- Jeramiah Mihelich – Waltham, Mass.
- Michael Mizzi – Willow Spring, N.C.
- Frank Naelitz – Lorain, Ohio
- Bruno Nicoletti – Portland, Ore.
- Matthew Olsen – Burlington, Mass.
- William Onessimo Jr. – Rockland, Mass.
- David Piper – McKinney, Texas
- Kenneth Ratliff – Bethel, Ohio
- Robert Reiss – Carnegie, Pa.
- Mark Robinson – Mississauga, Ontario,
- Steven Sears – East Bridgewater, Mass.
- Jacob Shuter – Manchester, N.H.
- Michael Springman – Pensacola, Fla.
- John Stacey – Whitesboro, Texas
- Curtis Walker – Woodland, Calif.
- Ryan Weaver – East Falmouth, Mass.
- Thomas Wheeler – Lincoln, Maine
ASE testing is offered
at Prometric centers nationwide. Once
qualified, the World Class distinction is valid for life. For more information
about the World Class Technician certification qualifications, timing and
recognition, visit www.autocare.org/worldclass.
About the Auto Care Association
Based in Bethesda, Md., the Auto Care Association has more
than 3,000 member companies that represent some 150,000 independent automotive businesses
that manufacture, distribute and sell motor vehicle parts, accessories, tools,
equipment, materials and supplies, and perform vehicle service and repair. For
more information, please visit www.autocare.org.
Incorporated in 1972,
the National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) was established
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 more than 250,000 ASE Certified
professionals working in dealerships, independent shops, service stations,
collision repair shops, auto parts stores, fleets, schools and colleges
throughout the country. For more information about ASE, visit www.ase.com.