AAIA-ASE world class technicians honored by Chilton and Delmar

Jan. 1, 2020
This year, 17 outstanding individuals qualified for the World Class Technician Award sponsored by Delmar and Chilton. AAIA and ASE work together to recognize these professional technicians who have tested and obtained ASE certification in 22 specialt

This year, 17 outstanding individuals qualified for the World Class Technician Award sponsored by Delmar and Chilton. The Automotive Aftermarket Industry Association (AAIA) and the National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) work together to recognize these professional technicians who have tested and obtained ASE certification in 22 specialty areas during the 2009 test administrated by ASE.

The 17 World Class Technicians are:

  • Douglas C. Bastow, Mount Laurel, N.J.
  • David M. Broadwater, Mount Laurel, N.J.
  • Ronald A. Chappell, Gainesville, Fla.
  • Christopher V. Dalton, Mount Laurel, N.J.
  • Donald A. Denne, Bountiful, Utah
  • James A. Dunlap, Houston, Texas
  • David K. Ernest, Riverview, Fla.
  • Ray E. Garver, Clare, Mich.
  • James C. Hochhalter, Castle Rock, Colo.
  • Francis E. McGovern, Mount Laurel, N.J.
  • James Mellody, Throop, Pa.
  • Thomas L. Monroe, Fort Wayne, Ind.
  • Liberto Pastor, Elmhurst, N.Y.
  • Harvey J. Redmond, Mount Laurel, N.J.
  • Lewis J. Turpin, Kingston, Tenn.
  • Larry W. Wagley, Denton, Texas
  • Floyd G. Webb, III, Tallahassee, Fla.

We are excited to recognize and support these leading technicians and their outstanding achievement," says Kristen Davis, director, professional transportation industry training solutions, Delmar. "Their dedication to their training and their mastery of automotive service and repair is truly inspiring and mirrors our commitment to providing leading training solutions for the automotive industry."

AAIA and ASE announced that this year's World Class Technicians will each receive a special reward in honor of their achievement.



Chilton, part of Cengage Learning and a source of reference sources for automotive professionals and do-it- yourself automotive enthusiasts, and Delmar, also part of Cengage Learning and a provider of learning solutions for ongoing career development and education, will be awarding each technician with a $100 American Express gift card and a choice of product.

Each technician will be able to select from among the following Chilton and Delmar products:
• One year access to www.chiltonpro.com for the technician and two colleagues.
• One year access to one Delmar online ASE Technician Test Preparation course for the technician and two colleagues.
• A complete set of Chilton 2010 Service Manuals.
• A Chilton 2010 Labor Guide Manual or CD-ROM.

"I sincerely hope that other companies doing business in the automotive aftermarket will follow the most generous lead of Chilton and Delmar in demonstrating their appreciation for the best of the best professional technicians," says Kathleen Schmatz, AAIA president and CEO.

"We commend Chilton and Delmar for this very generous recognition of these outstanding technicians who really do represent the best of the best," said Tim Zilke, ASE president and CEO. "All too often those dedicated men and women who provide world-class service and repair each and every day in service bays across the nation are not recognized for the vital role they play in keeping America moving. We encourage doing all we can to acknowledge their contribution and commitment to our industry and the motoring public who depend so much on their skills and professionalism."

"It is a great privilege for us to be able to provide recognition to each technician in celebration of their exceptional accomplishment and we look forward to the opportunity to present future World Class Technicians with well-deserved honors," adds David Koontz, publisher, Chilton. "In knowing a World Class Technician recipient personally, I can attest not only to the time, effort and skill required to pass 22 ASE certification tests, but also to the ongoing dedication demonstrated by these individuals which honors the industry, profession and the organizations that support this award."



Since the World Class Technician recognition was established 23 years ago, only 1,793 technicians have been honored. Recipients receive a special certificate signed by the presidents of ASE and AAIA, a toolbox plate and an embroidered shoulder insignia. Additionally, their name is perpetually inscribed in an honor book located in the Automotive Hall of Fame in Dearborn, Mich.

For more information about ASE visit www.ase.com.

For more information on Chilton products, visit www.chilton.cengage.com.

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