World Class Technician

World Class Technician

The Auto Care Association and the National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) work together to recognize professional technicians who have tested and obtained ASE certification in 22 specialty areas. 

Fast Facts

  • There are an estimated 879,000 technicians in the U.S.
  • Approximately 250,000 techs are ASE certified
  • Over 2,000 driven techs have earned World Class status
  • The World Class Technician recognition was established more than 30 years ago 

How to qualify

  • ASE Testing is computer based at a prometrics center (available all over the country) 
  • Must attain 22 specific ASE certifications to reach World Class 
    • A1-A8 (automotive), T1-T8 (medium/heavy truck), B2-B5 (collision repair), L1, L2 (advanced)
  • If you have questions about the qualifications, please email:  Julie White 

How long it lasts 

  • Once you're World Class, you're World Class for life! 

What to expect

  • Individuals who have achieved World Class Technician status are announced in early Spring of the ensuing calendar year
  • Recipients receive:
    • A special certificate signed by the presidents of ASE and the Auto Care Association
    • An exclusive embroidered shoulder insignia
    • A personalized plaque and medallion kit
    • Promotion in Auto Care and ASE communications to thousands of industry professionals and media

testimonials

Joel Thomas

[I was able] to show myself I have the knowledge and skills to be one of the best in our industry and help the younger generations progress their skills through ASE and the Auto Care Association.

Joel Thomas,
Director, Mansfield ISD
Brittany Grande

I've always viewed obtaining World Class status as a personal goal rather than a professional goal. It reflects dedication, work ethic, and is one accomplishment that I am most proud of.

Brittany Grande,
General Motors

Attaining ASE World Class Technician certification represents an individual’s drive for continuous improvement beyond what is required in a way that is easily recognized without having an existing relationship with an employer or customer base.

Dan Calderone,
Exelon / Atlantic City Electric Utility Fleet
thomas vettraino

I am very goal-driven and refuse to just settle for average. Knowledge is power. Repairing today’s vehicles requires a broad automotive knowledge base. I strive to learn something new every day and push myself to be the best. Being ASE World Class acknowledges my efforts.

Thomas Vettraino,
Addison Auto

2021 world class technician recipients

  • Joseph R Indurante — Franklin Park, IL.
  • Albert Antongeorgi — Catano, PR.
  • Nestor Bagliano — Mentor, OH.
  • Gregory G Birtzu — Brampton, ON.
  • Jason R Breed — Hartland, MI.
  • Kevin W Brown — Birch River, WV.
  • Douglas A Burklund — Las Vegas, NV.
  • Jeff W Butzke — Franklin, KY.
  • Daniel K Calderone — Milmay, NJ.
  • Timothy S Clayborn Sr. — Warrenton, VA.
  • Joseph R Conway — Liberty, NY.
  • Michael D Fathergill — Hamilton, OH.
  • Mark V Fera — Wood Dale, IL.
  • Michael J Finch — East Patchogue, NY.
  • James S Goff — Riverside, CA.
  • Michael D Gonzalez — Catlett, VA.
  • Alex L Goodemoot — Princeton, TX.
  • Brittany M Grande — Norristown, PA.
  • Alfred A Hayden IV — Brockton, MA.
  • John H Howard — Fredericksburg, VA.
  • Richard G Hoyt — Moultonborough, NH.
  • Michael R Jenkins — Carol Stream, IL.
  • Charles B Jennings — Fowlerville, MI.
  • Ronald E King — Kensington, CT.
  • David C Lannom — Lakeland, FL.
  • Thomas S Mancuso III — Fredericksburg, VA.
  • James E Maxwell — Gallatin, TN.
  • Michael B O'Guin Jr. — Goodlettsville, TN.
  • Troy M Olson — Nashotah, WI.
  • John J Page — Las Vegas, NV.
  • Jeremy J Pease — Westhampton, MA.
  • Shaun Philp — Tallahassee, FL.
  • John C Pinter — Eaton Township, OH.
  • Charles O Ralston — Valparaiso, IN.
  • James W Ramsey III — Irving, TX.
  • Russell Rhodes — Temple, TX.
  • Nicolas A Rose — Plymouth, MA.
  • Brent J Runnals — White River Junction, VT.
  • Joseph W Simmons — Eaton, OH.
  • Joel E Thomas — Glen Rose, TX.
  • Thomas A Vettraino — Littleton, CO.
  • Philip R Younger — Palm Bay, FL.

Past Recipients

2020 World Class Technician Recipients
  • James K Adair Jr. — Phoenixville, Pa.
  • Jason A Arst — Signal Hill, Calif.
  • Brian Atwood — Cedar Rapids, Iowa
  • Clifford Beisler —  Conover, N.C.
  • Rodney B Bennett III — Beaufort, S.C.
  • Jason P Branch Sr. — Castle Rock, Colo.
  • Timothy R Burnley — Lewisville, Texas
  • Brian P. Caycho — Narrowsburg, N.Y.
  • Scott B Dickson — Jacksonville, Fla.
  • Chris J Elkins — Adrian, Mich.
  • Travis C Elliott — Windham, Maine
  • Mike A Evans — Mesa, Ariz.
  • Lucas A Ewald — Naples, Maine
  • Thomas M Flentie — Oak View, Calif.
  • David J Frank — Flint, Mich.
  • Hayden E Frazier — Halifax, Mass.
  • Reuben G Gosewisch — Saint Michael, Minn.
  • Brian C Grabsky — Lombard, Ill.
  • Brian S Haskell Jr. — Naples, Maine
  • Joshua E Hassing — Augusta, Mich.
  • Robert A Heintz — Hopatcong, N.J.
  • Matthew E Heller — Park Ridge, Ill.
  • Dennis L Higdon — Lawrenceville, Ga.
  • Brandon S Homan — Saint Louis , Mo.
  • Raymond B Jackson Jr. — Elkridge, Md.
  • Randall A Kang — Fountain, Colo.
  • Keith W Kelly — Tipp City, Ohio
  • Kenneth D Kerbaugh — Needville, Texas
  • Basil A Konnaris — Oakville, Ontario, Canada
  • William D Krones — Mason City, Iowa
  • Shane E Lally — Brookfield, Conn.
  • Cody A Lana — Riverside, Iowa
  • Marty J Leach — Imlay City, Mich.
  • Kevin S Lockhart — Beaverdam, Va.
  • David R Luka II — Grand Island, N.Y.
  • Eric J Mattice — Bakersfield, Calif.
  • Alejandro F Mayorga — Lompoc, Calif.
  • Jason A Montini — Madison, Tenn.
  • Angel Morales Jr. — Marana, Ariz.
  • Ryan E Moraux — Fairhaven, Mass.
  • Kevin Myers — Weymouth, Mass.
  • Ryan L Oblak — Saltsburg, Pa.
  • Fadi E Oweis — Jacksonville, Fla.
  • John V Paolino Jr. — Pollock Pine, Calif.
  • Kevin Paradis — Westford, Mass.
  • Michael J Pritulsky — Mesa, Ariz.
  • James M Przybylski — Batavia, Ill.
  • Andrew R Ramirez — Lompoc, Calif.
  • Mike J Ream — Defiance, Ohio
  • Michael J Rodriguez — Mansfield Ctr, Conn.
  • Shannon P Saili — Waipahu, Hawaii
  • Michael L Sanders — Doyle, Calif.
  • Michael R Sandmeier — Bel Air, Md.
  • Michael P Schultz — Torrance, Calif.
  • Richard Sena Jr. — Youngtown, Ariz.
  • Gregory S Shelby — Canal Fulton, Ohio
  • Patrick D Shine — Saint Charles, Mo.
  • Stuart N. Simmons  — O'Fallon, Mo.
  • Kevin M Speaks — Duncanville, Texas
  • Meredith D Spencer — Milford, Maine
  • Daniel J Symeon — Tallahassee, Fla.
  • Jeffrey W Tinsley — Dickson, Tenn.
  • Erik C Ulintz — Grove City, Ohio
  • Angel M Velazquez — Gurnee, Ill.
  • Nelson Velazquez Jr. —  Winfield, Ill.
  • Steven M Vezensky — Lakemoor, Ill.
  • John A Warrington — Tolland, Conn.
  • Cleidus Shawn White — Imperial, Mo.
  • Jeffrey J Wood — Saint Charles, Mo.
  • William J Woods — Delta, Pa.
2019 World Class Technician Recipients
  • Carlos Acevedo Ramos – Bayamon, Puerto Rico
  • 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.
  • James Chirichello – Waxhaw, N.C.
  • Roberto De La Torre – San Juan, Puerto Rico
  • 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, Canada
  • 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, Canada
  • 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
2018 World Class Technician Recipients
  • 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.

 

2017 World Class Technician Recipients
  • Dale Banfi, Downers Grove, Ill.
  • James Bennett, Jr., Norfolk, Va.
  • Justin Buckler, Mechanicsville, Md.
  • Karl Chabowski, Rolling Meadows, Ill.
  • Joe Gould, Hastings, Fla.
  • Kenneth Grabowski, Rolling Meadows, Ill.
  • Kelley Hatlee, Gillespie, Ill.
  • Matt Krull, Lester Prairie, Minn.
  • Andrew Lewis, Island Lake, Ill.
  • James Mcleod Sr., Newmarket, Ontario, Canada
  • Dwayne Myers, Woodsboro, Md.
  • Gary Sapp, Pensacola, Fla.
  • John Steinacker, Lamy, N.M.
  • Tony Tasillo, Moffat, Ontario, Canada
  • Lewis Vicinus Jr., Millville, N.J.
  • John Villa, San Luis Obispo, Calif.
  • Ernest Worner, Plantersville, Texas
2016 World Class Technician Recipients
  • Chris Alexander, Tunnel Hill, Georgia
  • John Bridgwater, Castro Valley, California
  • Michael Corbett, West Jordan, Utah
  • Daniel Doherty, Springfield, Pennsylvania
  • Byron Enders, Crestview, Florida
  • Andrew Harrison, Mechanicsville, Maryland
  • Brian Hutson, Fort Smith, Arizona
  • David Jones, Danville, Virginia
  • Kevin Lang, Manchester, Maryland
  • Jesse McCurdy, North Las Vegas
  • Susan Schalk, San Diego
  • Daniel Wolak, Elk Grove Village, Illinois
2015 World Class Technician Recipients
  • Richard Bornhorst, Des Plaines, Ill.
  • David Bourn, Las Vegas, Nev.
  • Benjamin Brown, Joliet, Ill.
  • Charles Cole, Colorado Springs, Colo.
  • Jerry Drake, Tucson, Ariz.
  • Richard Forstner, Baltimore, Md.
  • Fred Goodgame, Hesperia, Calif.
  • Gary Harvey, Cedar Rapids, Iowa
  • Timothy Kennedy, Streamwood, Ill.
  • David Lemeilleur, Kerrville, Texas
  • Robert Macas, Oak Lawn, Ill.
  • Scott Mcdonald, Hendersonvlle, Tenn.
  • Bruce Morris, Spring, Texas
  • Brian Perry, Houston, Texas
  • Walter Ralph, Bradenton, Fla.
  • Daniel Riley, Philadelphia, Pa.
  • Philip Sonnenburg, Grapevine, Texas

 

About ASE

Established in 1972 as a non-profit organization, the National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) is a driving force in the transportation industry. As an independent third party, ASE upholds and promotes high standards of service and repair through the assessment, certification and credentialing of current and future industry professionals, and the prestigious ASE Blue Seal logo identifies professionals who possess the essential knowledge and skills to perform with excellence. Today, there are approximately 250,000 ASE Certified professionals at work in dealerships, independent shops, collision repair shops, auto parts stores, fleets, schools and colleges throughout the country. For more information about ASE, visit www.ase.com.