Publisher's Perspective: Are You ASE Certified?

Publisher’s Perspective: Are You ASE Certified?

On the surface, that's a simple yes-or-no question. But, it's actually a bit of a loaded question. Earning ASE certification involves answering correctly enough questions to get a passing score, and this is certainly not a simple task.

On the surface, that’s a simple yes-or-no question. But, it’s actually a bit of a loaded question. Earning ASE certification involves answering correctly enough questions to get a passing score, and this is certainly not a simple task. To be one of the 40 technicians honored at the Fall board meeting of the National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) held recently at the Marriott City Center in Charlotte, NC, it goes beyond being a top scorer on the ASE certification tests. It’s also about delivering service excellence on each and every repair, and getting involved in community service to build customer loyalty and trust.

The staffs of Brake & Front End, ImportCar and Underhood Service congratulates the winners, as well as the award sponsors, for their understanding of the need to promote professionalism in our industry and their daily commitment to highest-quality repairs.


The ASE 2011 Award Winners are:

Patrick Nicoll, Pat’s Automotive, Santa Maria, CA;

David White, Parkside High School, Willards, MD;

Michael Baker, Pro-Tech Collision, Pacific, MO;

Noel Barnhart, Firestone Complete Auto Care, Delmar, IA;

Scott Rosencrantz, Garber Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram, Flushing, MI;

Mike Hunkler, Larry Hillis Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram, Poplar Bluff, MO; 

Joseph DeLap, Ryder, Dakota, IL; 

William Davis, JD Byrider, N. Baltimore, OH; 

Robert McNees Jr., Truck Centers Inc., Middle Brook, MO;

Kevin Treichel, Don’s Truck Sales, Greene, IA;

Andreas Miller, Stonum Automotive, Longmont, CO; 

Jeffrey Heinz, Hendrick Auto Mall, Apex, NC; 

Joseph Londo, Bianchi Honda, Erie, PA; 

Sandra Giordano, Acura of Turnersville, Blackwood, NJ;

Andy Olson, Courtesy Car Care, Holmen, WI;

John Gillies III, Midas Auto Service Experts, Ludington, MI; 

Steven Ray, The Automaster BMW, Essex Junction, VT; 

Joseph Young, San Diego Miramar College, San Diego; 

Bradley Dressen, Butte College, Orland, CA;

Shawn Lehman, Tri County Motor Sales, Stoystown, PA; 

Kenneth Passmore, Midwest Transit Equipment, Indianapolis; 

Adam Russell Sr., Goodman Truck & Tractor, Amelia, VA;  

Collin Harris, International Truck Sales of Richmond, Manquin, VA;

Glenn Ferrer, Nissan of St. Augustine, Palm Coast, FL; 

John Roderich, Fields Infiniti of Glencoe, Phillips, WI; 

Mark Regan, Pep Boys, Walpole, MA; 

John Wood, Interstate Truck Center, Oakdale, CA;

Robert Bender, Bender Auto Repair, Saltsburg, PA; 

Jack Harlan III, Harlan’s Auto Care, Canfield, OH;

Neal Nuce, Precision Collision Repair Center, Wake Forest, NC;

Steven Sass Sr., A.N.D. Service Inc., Carlstadt, NJ;

Daniel Walsh, Boch Collision Center, West Bridgewater, MA;

Daniel Pratt, Flatirons Subaru, Firestone, CO;

Michael Byer, Mike Byer Auto & Truck Repair, Asheville, NC;

Warren Butrim, Koons Toyota of Annapolis, Arnold, MD;

Leonel Dufault, Toyota of North Dartmouth, Westport, MA; 

Anthony Bausano, Lexus of Smithtown, Huntington, NY;

Msgt. Andrew Slater, Ramstein Air Base, Germany, U.S. Air Force;  

John Kasper, Millington High School, Memphis, TN; and

Jesse Berryman III, Koons Volvo, Westminster, MD.

You May Also Like

Do You Want The Bad News Or Good?

There are many ways you can help play the long game, and TechForce has free resources to help inspire and promote the profession. 

Let’s start  with the bad news – get right into it, Band-Aid style.

There is likely to be a shortfall of more than 800,000 techs to serve the motoring public over the next five years.

Of course, that not really “news,” at least not of the breaking variety. We’ve been wrestling with numbers like these for decades – the information that fewer students are coming out of school trained to be or at least excited about being part of this industry has been on a lot of minds for a very long time.

Keep On Rockin’ Into The New Year

We are still accepting nominations at

EV Charging

Charging will get better as technology improves and drivers change their behaviors.

Being Happy Gets In The Way of Being Successful

Bryce Kenny says his greatest satisfaction comes from helping others to find the courage to chase their dreams. 

Quality Triumphs!

New technologies have changed how we interact with our cars. Now, replacement parts quality matters more than ever.

Other Posts

What ‘Family-Owned and Operated’ Really Entails

Having family as a part of your business creates a whole new dynamic that most people can’t comprehend.

It Ain’t Bragging If You Can Back It Up

It can be difficult to sit and read about yourself.

Putting Yourself First For Safety

Policies and procedures are only as good as those following them.

Why Is NHTSA Involved With RTR?

A closer look into NHTSA’s involvement with RTR.