I-CAR, ASE Present Master Technician of the Year Award
Nov. 30, 2017—I-CAR announced its second annual I-CAR Platinum/ASE Master Collision Repair and Refinish Technician of the year award to Kurt Money of Shotwell’s Auto Body in Santa Rosa, California.
Money has more than 42 years of experience as a collision repair technician. Money was selected from hundreds of individuals who hold both I-CAR Platinum recognition and ASE Master Collision Repair and Refinish certification.
The award was presented on Nov. 15 at the annual ASE Technician Awards banquet in San Diego.
He has been an I-CAR live and hands-on instructor for over 25 years and won two Instructor of the Year awards during that time. He was recognized in 1998 as 3M/ASE Collision Repair Technician of the Year. He is currently a technician at Shotwell’s Auto Body and is Platinum Recognized as a steel structural, electrical and mechanical, refinish, aluminum structural, and non-structural technician.
“No two accidents are the same, the work is different every day,” Money says. “The cars are changing with new metals and materials and I love coming to work every day and doing the work.”
Learning has been important to Money his entire career.
“When I started, I just learned from the guy next to me. I would ask ask why things worked a certain way and couldn’t get an answer,” he says. “I don’t want to do work just because I’m told that’s the way, I want to know the reason. Training and education have given me those answers. It’s what people need,”
“I-CAR is thrilled to recognize the value Mr. Money places on continuing education and technical knowledge, along with his unwavering commitment to the industry and to I-CAR,” says John Van Alstyne, president and CEO of I-CAR. “It is a testament to the quality of his work and his ability to pass knowledge and skills along to other technicians.”