VeriFacts announces ACE awards finalists for collision repair technicians

Jan. 1, 2020
VeriFacts Automotive announced the collision repair technician finalists for its annual ACE Awards (Achievement in Collision Repair Excellence).

VeriFacts Automotive announced the repair center finalists for its annual ACE Awards (Achievement in Collision Repair Excellence). The finalists are recognized for outstanding quality of work.

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In 2004, VeriFacts established two ACE Awards to recognize outstanding performance from individual technicians (The March Taylor Technician ACE Award) and collision repair centers (The Repair Center ACE Award) committed to attaining higher repair quality as measured through the VeriFacts Verified Quality (VQ) Program.

To qualify for an ACE Award, repair technicians must have been employed at a repair center that has participated in one of the VeriFacts programs for at least six months. Mark Olson, COO and co-founder of VeriFacts Automotive, said, “VeriFacts has had the unique opportunity to work with over 8,600 of the best technicians in the collision repair industry. Every year we have more talented technicians to consider and choosing the ACE Award finalists continues to be our biggest challenge.” 

According to Audie Swedeen, Director of Operations, “We consider many different factors when deciding on a finalist. The VeriFacts executive management team evaluates technicians based on quality performance indicators as well as a positive attitude, coachability, teamwork and coaches’ nominations. There are so many talented technicians to consider and it truly makes for a challenging process.” 

In the category for “March Taylor Technician ACE Award” the finalists are:

Erik Ambartsumyan
Marco's Auto Body Pasadena (Pasadena, CA)

Thomas Asay
Golden State Collision Roseville (Roseville, CA)

Jesus Ascencio
Avalon Collision Glendora (Glendora, CA)

Greg Barker
Skill Craft (Huntington Beach, CA)

Antonio Castellanos
Drew Auto Center (La Mesa, CA)

Mike Chapman
LaMettry's Bloomington (Bloomington, MN)

Matt Cowlick
Schaefer Auto Body Creve Coeur (Creve Coeur, MO)

Glenn Davis
ARA CARSTAR Everett (Everett, WA)

Fredis Delgado
Cooks Collision - Riverside (Riverside, CA)

Pedro Delgado
Cooks Collision - Riverside (Riverside, CA)

Vahik Dilanchyan
House of Imports (Buena Park, CA)

Erik Endrade
Fix Auto - Tustin (Tustin, CA)

Mark Farish
BodyCraft Shingle Springs (Shingle Springs, CA)

Jeff Freeman
Cooks Collision - Lexington (Sacramento, CA)

Tim Hane
Latuff Brothers Auto Body (St. Paul, MN)

Fuzzy Hoffman
LaMettry's Lakeville (Lakeville, MN)

Martin Huerta
Monterey Collision (San Jose, CA)

James Johnson
LaMettry's Maplewood (Maplewood, MN)

Bill Kidwell
III Craftsman Auto Body Lane Court (Sterling, VA)

Todd Kracht
LaMettry's Richfield (Richfield, MN)

Sal LaCavera
Fletcher Jones Motor Cars (Newport Beach, CA)

Steve Lester
Craftsman Auto Body Gainesville (Gainesville, VA)

Abraham Lopez
Fix Auto - Miramar (San Diego, CA)

Eric Moke
Keenan Auto Body (Clifton Heights, PA)

Angel Ochoa
Fix Auto - Miramar (San Diego, CA)

Reynaldo Olmeda
Marco's Collision Centers of North Hollywood (North Hollywood, CA)

Jose Portillo
Wagonwork Collision Center (Alexandria, VA)

Juan Ramirez
Golden State Collision Yuba City (Yuba City, CA)

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