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Eco-Friendly Committee Names New Director

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Oct. 1, 2015—The Green Service Standard (GS2) committee, an eco-friendly technology group for the automotive aftermarket, named Tony Passwater as its new director on Tuesday. The GS2 committee was launched last year in Las Vegas to organize an industry standard for shop operators to certify vehicles according to the rating system.

Passwater brings over 40 years of automotive service and repair experience as an organizer and leader. As director, Passwater will oversee the criteria for the knowledge of areas required to attain GS2 accreditation. The GS2 accreditation serves as a public registry of individuals with the experience and understanding of how to evaluate efficiency rating and climate scores.

“It will be an honor to serve as director of the Green Service Standard committee and build upon all the good work that has been done since its launch,” said Passwater. “Most auto shop employees are products of their experience, and the core of our mission will be to connect technicians, estimators and service writers to the most rewarding state-of-the-art challenges we can find.”

Over the years, Passwater has worked for many leading industry organizations as well as many volunteer committee positions. He has been actively involved in the Automotive Service Association (ASA), Automotive Management Institute (AMI), I-CAR, Collision Industry Conference (CIC), and Society of Collision Repair Specialist (SCRS).

“Tony Passwater is a leader, educator and award-winning journalist. He has enjoyed distinguished careers in industry and academia, and will expand GS2's partnerships with ASE, I-CAR and its industry presence nationally,” said Steve Leal, president at Fix Auto Canada. “I look forward to working with him as we educate and train specialists for multi-platform technologies in today's rapidly changing auto industry. He will make an impact on student careers and lives, and will reinforce the committee’s commitment to being at the forefront of tomorrow’s automotive standards and practice.

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