Automotive Lift Institute (ALI) Elects 2015 Board

Automotive Lift Institute (ALI) Elects 2015 Board

Members of the Automotive Lift Institute (ALI) have elected Jerome Lentz of Challenger Lifts as chairman of the board of directors for 2015.
Members of the Automotive Lift Institute (ALI) have elected Jerome Lentz of Challenger Lifts as chairman of the board of directors for 2015.

Jerome Lentz of Challenger Lifts (Louisville, Ky.) has been elected chairman of the Automotive Lift Institute (ALI) Board of Directors for 2015. Voting took place at ALI’s annual membership meeting Nov. 3 in Las Vegas. Lentz’s 2015 term will be his third as chairman of the ALI board.

“Under the direction of Jerome Lentz, ALI has achieved many milestones,” says R.W. “Bob” O’Gorman, ALI president. “The past two years have seen significant growth in the ALI Lift Inspector Certification Program, the successful launch of the online version of the Lifting It Right vehicle lift safety training course, and the formation of significant partnerships with other vehicle service industry organizations. I look forward to working with him again in 2015.”

In addition to Lentz, returning board members for 2015 include Jeff Kritzer of BendPak, Inc. (Santa Paula, Calif.); Peter Liebetreu of Hunter Engineering Co. (Bridgeton, Mo.); Stet Schanze of Gray Manufacturing Co., Inc. (St. Joseph, Mo.); and O’Gorman.

New members include Stan Poweska of PKS Equipment & Engineering, Inc. (Ancaster, Ontario); Matt Webster of Vehicle Service Group (Madison, Ind.); and Associate Class representative Gary Wainwright of Weco, Inc. (Bradford, Ark.).

Representatives on the ALI Board of Directors are drawn from the North American-based vehicle lift manufacturers that belong to ALI. ALI’s Associate Class membership is comprised of North American service organizations supporting the service bay with at least one ALI Certified Lift Inspector on staff. Associate Class members vote to elect their representative to the Board.

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