AAIA and ASE Recognize World Class Technicians
BETHESDA, MD – Of the more than 759,000 automotive technicians working in the United States, 20 outstanding individuals have qualified for the 2011 World Class Technician Award. The Automotive Aftermarket Industry Association (AAIA) and 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 2010 test administrated by ASE.
The 2011 World Class Technicians are:
Thomas M. Palermo, Mount Laurel, N.J.
Dale R. Barror, Brant, Mich.
Ricky L. Bolin, Grapevine, Texas
Lamont T. Burck, Windsor Mill, Md.
Thomas V. Cangelosi, Turnersville, N.J.
Michael S. Cassell, Carrollton, Va.
Thomas J. Fontana, Madison, Wis.
Walter C. Hazelton, Cocoa, Fla.
William E. Horcher, Grapevine, Texas
Darby L. Jones, Goleta, Calif.
Corey M. Kansas, Kenosha, Wis.
Charles V. Lamorgia, Mount Laurel, N.J.
Kameron A. Morthole, Henderson, Nev.
Norman B. Petroski, Des Plaines, Ill.
Demetrius J. Pazaris, Deer Isle, Maine
David M. Price, Berryville, Va.
Vince L. Sauberlich, Manawa, Wis.
Allen J. Smith, Greenville, Mich.
Ronald J. Stewart, Mount Laurel, N.J.
Ted Zubek, Chicago, Ill.
“The AAIA World Class Technician Award is for automotive diagnostic and repair professionals what the Super Bowl is for professional football players or what the Stanley Cup is for hockey players,” said Kathleen Schmatz, AAIA president and CEO. “Just imagine the knowledge and skills needed by a technician to pass 22 ASE tests. These folks are truly the best of the best and we are proud to be associated with them through our annual recognition in conjunction with ASE.”