Jim Rowledge of Kiowa, CO, has been named the 2005 TECH-NET Professional Auto Service/ASE Technician of the Year. He was selected for the award after meeting the criteria set by CARQUEST Auto Parts.
Rowledge had the highest composite scores of A1-A8 and L1 ASE tests among ASE Certified Master Technicians who designated they were part of the TECH-NET Professional Auto Service program and took the Fall 2004 or Spring 2005 ASE automobile certification exams.
"It is an honor to win the award and I could not have done it without the support of a lot of people," said Rowledge, an automotive technician with 30 years of experience. "I work for a great owner (Paul Rush) and CARQUEST supports us with quality parts and professional programs like TECH-NET Professional Auto Service and CARQUEST Technical Institute."
Rowledge has been a CARQUEST Technical Institute (CTI) student since 2000 and credits CTI as playing a large part in his winning this award. He is an ASE Certified Master Technician, an ASE Advanced L1 Technician, State of Colorado IM240 Technician, MACS Air Conditioning Technician and is the lead technician at Broadway Estates Conoco in Centennial, CO. Rowledge participates and belongs to iATN (www.iatn.net) and answers questions on a daily basis on the Auto Answerman website (www.theautoanswerman.com) message board.
His employer, Broadway Estates Conoco, is owned by Paul Rush, a finalist for the 2004 CARQUEST Excellence Award and a TECH-NET Professional Auto Service member. Broadway Estates Conoco is serviced by the CARQUEST of South Broadway store, which is managed by Tim Sarazin and the Sales Pro is Alan Pulver.
Rowledge will receive an all-expense paid trip for two to the ASE board meeting where he will be presented with a trophy and a gold ring. He will also be honored as the co-Grand Marshal, along with the CARQUEST Excellence Award Winner, at the 2006 CARQUEST Auto Parts 300 NASCAR Busch Series event in Charlotte, NC.
Rowledge will receive in total more than $20,000 worth of prizes. Some of his prizes include an OTC/SPX – Genisys Pathfinder Deluxe Kit; an International Tool Box – 42" Combo Tool Box; numerous promotional tool sets from Blackhawk Tools; a Master Fan Clutch Removal Set from Lisle; a Carbon Tune System Machine from Motorvac; a Wheel Speed Sensor Tester from Waekon Hickok; and a 3/8" and 1/2" cordless impact wrench from CARQUEST Products, Inc.