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PPG, ASE Name Master Refinish Technician of the Year

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Dec. 13, 2017—PPG and ASE name Brian Yoder Master Refinish Technician of the year.

Yoder works for Stuckey Ford Collision Center in Hollidaysburg, Penn., and has been an automotive repair and refinish technician for more than 25 years.

The award was presented in November at a reception held during the National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) fall board of governors meeting in San Diego, Calif.

There are approximately 250,000 ASE certified professionals nationwide. The Master Refinish Technician of the Year award is an annual tribute to the PPG collision center technician receiving the highest score on the ASE Painting and Refinish test.

The competition is open to all technicians who took the ASE B2 test in the last year (July 1, 2016–June 30, 2017). Yoder achieved the highest score.

“Brian is an outstanding ASE-certified refinish professional,” says Randy Cremeans, director of training for PPG. “Thousands of technicians take the ASE test each year, and to have the highest score in the country is quite an achievement. It’s a pleasure for PPG to present this award.”

Yoder’s test score reflects his extensive knowledge. Yoder received his initial training at Vale Technical Institute in Blairsville, Penn., where he earned an associate degree in automotive techniques and management. He maintains his refinish certification through regular PPG training courses.

“Being a technician is challenging and rewarding,” says Yoder. “I’m always striving for excellence. The technology I work with is constantly changing. I enjoy what I do and it’s gratifying to be recognized for my work. I thank PPG and ASE for this award.”

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