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ASE Announces 2023 Award Winners


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The National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) has announced its award winners for 2023.

“Each year, ASE takes great pleasure in recognizing those individuals who have distinguished themselves in the automotive service industry. Together with our industry partners and award sponsors, we salute the best of the best,” said Tim Zilke, ASE president and CEO. “The honored individuals come from all segments of the automobile, collision, truck, school bus, parts, educator and training sectors. Although they come from different areas, they all share a commitment to excellence.”

Award Winners

Auto Value/Bumper to Bumper/ASE Master Automobile Technician of the Year

  • Harrison Keyes, Jerry’s Automotive Service LLC (Waukesha, Wisconsin)

Axalta/ASE Collision Repair & Refinish Technician of the Year

  • James Rice, Ford Body Shop (Carthage, Missouri)

Big O Tires/ASE Master Automobile Technician of the Year

  • Brandon Stoutmeyer, MFA Petroleum (Lebanon, Missouri)                              

BMW/ASE Master Automobile Technicians of the Year

  • Patrick Nicodemus, BMW of Des Moines (Clive, Iowa)
  • James Troxell, Apple BMW (York, Pennsylvania)
  • Christopher Wilder, BMW of San Diego (Spring Valley, California)
  • Timo Wolf, Momentum BMW (Houston, Texas)

BMW/ASE Master Collision Repair & Refinish Technician of the Year

  • Gabriel Qahtani, Platinumwerks Collision (Cocoa, Florida)

BodyShop Business/ASE Master Collision Repair & Refinish Technician of the Year

  • Thomas Baunach, PA Brown Daub Chevrolet (Bethlehem, Pennsylvania)

Bridgestone Retail Operations/ASE Master Automobile Technician of the Year

  • Andrew Richards, Firestone Complete Auto Care (Grand Prairie, Texas)

Byrl Shoemaker/ASE Education Foundation Instructor of the Year

  • Scott Fisler, Milwaukee Area Technical College (St. Francis, Wisconsin)

CCAR/Electude/ASE Instructor of the Year

  • Tracey Hicks, Frederick County Public Schools (Frederick, Maryland)

Cloyes/ASE Automobile Technician of the Year

  • David Senula, Gloucester County (Franklinville, New Jersey)

Delco Remy/ASE M/H Truck Electrical/Electronic Systems Technician of the Year

  • David Harrach, City of Mesa Fleet Department (Gold Canyon, Arizona)

Discount Tire/ASE Automobile Technician of the Year

  • Joe Bologna, Ellisville Tire and Service (St. Louis, Missouri)

Enterprise Holdings/ASE Master Automobile Technician of the Year

  • Joseph Lanham, Enterprise Holdings (Mount Washington, Kentucky)

First Student/ASE Master School Bus Technician of the Year

  • Joseph Taylor, First Student (Glenside, Pennsylvania)

Freightliner/ASE Master M/H Truck Technician of the Year

  • Jason Spore, Peach State Truck Centers (McDonough, Georgia)

Garage Gurus/ASE Automobile Master + A9 + L1-L4 Technician of the Year

  • Jesse Keyes, Dobbs Tire & Auto (St. Peters, Missouri)

Gates Tools for Schools/ASE Instructor of the Year

  • Joseph Young, Miramar College (San Diego, California)

Gates/ASE Master Automobile + L1 Technician of the Year

  • Jason Rigby, Christian Brothers Automotive (Cumming, Georgia)

GM/ASE Service Consultant of the Year

  • David Hudson, Caldwell County Chevrolet (College Station, Texas)

GM/ASE Master Automobile Technician of the Year

  • Woodrow Robison, Lee Chevrolet/Buick (Greenville, North Carolina)

GM/ASE Parts Specialist of the Year

  • Jeff Armour, Feldman Chevrolet (Mason, Michigan)

Honda/ASE Master Automobile Technician of the Year

  • Frank Currid, Proctor Honda (Crawfordville, Florida)

Acura/ASE Master Automobile Technician of the Year

  • John Heberlein, Courtesy Acura (Morrison, Colorado)

I-CAR Platinum/ASE Master Collision Repair & Refinish Technician of the Year

  • Barto (Tim) Gruber, Classic Bodyworks (Pearl City, Hawaii)

Midas International/ASE Master Automotive Technician of the Year

  • David Lang, Midas/Auto Resource Center (Huntington, Virginia)

Mitchell1/ASE Technician of the Future

  • Benjamin Fisher, Advance Development and MFG (Branford, Connecticut)

Motor Age Training/ASE Master Automobile + L1 Technician of the Year

  • Jared Deskins, Nissan North America (Hammond, Louisiana)

NAPA/ASE Master Automobile Technician of the Year

  • Steve Vinkemeier, Pro Auto Inc. (Plato, Minnesota)

Navistar/ASE Master M/H Truck Technician of the Year

  • James Singleton, Highway Motors Inc. (Bridgewater, Virginia)

Navistar/ASE Master School Bus Technician of the Year

  • Jeremy Adkins, Sternberg Automotive Group (Ferdinand, Indiana)

Nissan/ASE Master Automobile Technician of the Year

  • Shawn Bauman, Mark Arbuckle Nissan (Shelocta, Pennsylvania)

Infiniti/ASE Master Automobile Technician of the Year

  • Barry Nielsen, Ray Catena Infiniti of Bridgewater (South Amboy, New Jersey)

Pep Boys/ASE Master Automobile Technician of the Year

  • Jeremy Luther, Pep Boys (Marrero, Louisiana)

Pronto Auto Service/ASE Master Automobile Technician of the Year

  • Ian Sharp, Schweitzer’s Automotive (Junction City, Oregon)

Parts Plus Car Care Center/ASE Master Automobile Technician of the Year

  • Colin Gallagher, Shaffer Auto (Port St. Lucie, Florida)

Snap-on/ASE Master Automobile Technician of the Year

  • Dylan Dickey, Honest Accurate Auto Service (Colorado Springs, Colorado)

NEXIQ/Snap-On/ASE Master M/H Truck Technician of the Year

  • Craig Bekkala, Bekkala’s Diesel Repair, LLC (Calumet, Michigan)

Car-O-Liner/ASE Master Collision Repair & Refinish Technician of the Year

  • Joseph Dukeman, Caliber Collision (Smithfield, North Carolina)

Stellantis/ASE Master Automobile Technician of the Year

  • Zachary Bollinger, Cole Chrysler Dodge (Arroyo Grande, California)

Subaru University/ASE Technician of the Future

  • Pierce Cartwright, CMA’s Subaru of Winchester (Slanesville, West Virginia)

Subaru/ASE Master Automobile Technician of the Year

  • James Pedicone, Chilson Subaru (Eau Claire, Wisconsin)

TechNet Professional/ASE Master Automobile Technician of the Year

  • Chad Van Handel, Van Handel Automotive (Sisters, Oregon)

TechNet Professional/ASE Service Consultant of the Year

  • David Anderson, Reggie’s Motorworks (Noblesville, Indiana)

Toyota/ASE Master Automobile Technician of the Year

  • Harold Williams, Toyota of North Austin (Belton, Texas)

Lexus/ASE Master Automobile Technician of the Year

  • Timothy Putt, Bobby Rahal Lexus (Enola, Pennsylvania)

Toyota/ASE Master Collision Repair and Refinish Technician of the Year

  • William Lehmann, Freeman Collision Center (Santa Rosa, California)

Lexus/ASE Master Collision Repair and Refinish Technician of the Year

  • Jared Luttrell, Sewell Lexus of Fort Worth (Burleson, Texas)

TravelCenters of America/ASE Master M/H Truck Technician of the Year

  • Lucas Coyle, Travel Centers of America (Upland, Indiana)

USAF/GM/ASE Master Automobile Technician of the Year

  • SSgt Fernando Carrasquillo Morales, United States Air Force (Crestview, Florida)

ZF Aftermarket/ASE Master Automobile Technician of the Year

  • Roger Briggs, H-Tel Autocare (Jonesborough, Tennessee)

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