By Stacie Lutz, AAM
What Are They Up To?
AutoInc. Profiles Past Chairmen of ASA
Don Seyfer, AAM
Q: What are you doing currently?
Q: What advice would you give to ASA members aspiring to serve on the board?
Q: What are your best memories and accomplishments as chairman?
ASA-Washington Announces Outstanding Member of the Year
Aboard the beautiful Carnival Pride during the Annual Winter Retreat and Management Cruise held Jan. 21-28, Kelly Wright, ASA-Washington's chairman of the board, presented the affiliate's highest honor - its "Outstanding Member of the Year" award - to Brian Johnson, AAM, Motoring Services, Kennewick, Wash.
Johnson, a 25-year veteran of the automotive industry, started his involvement in ASA after seeking ways to help his business become more successful. Johnson began to turn his business around by implementing the knowledge he gained through local unit meetings, state retreats, networking with fellow ASA members and seminars that ASA offered.
In 1989, Johnson became president of the Tri-City ASA chapter and was influential in getting other automotive businesses involved with ASA by encouraging them to get ASE certified. The chapter was growing and so did Motoring Services. It quadrupled in size by 1992 and Johnson began plans for a new building to continue the growth of the business. In 1993, Motoring Services moved into a new facility with much more capacity. Johnson's employees have been involved with ASA both on the local and state level. Johnson continues to seek out training through ASA, R.L. O'Connor, quality organizations, chambers of commerce, local colleges, community education and other venues.
Motoring Services has won several awards, including 1998 Northwest Automotive Shop of the Year, 1999 Silver Mid-Columbia Business of the Year, 2001 Washington state Small Business Person of the Year, 2001 Washington state Quality Award, and 2002 ASA National Advertising Commercial of the Year.
Congratulations to Brian Johnson on being ASA-Washington's 2006 Outstanding Member of the Year!
Reminder of the Month
Interested in becoming a national board member?
Any national regular member interested in being considered for the Automotive Service Association (ASA) national board of directors should contact the national office and request a Consideration Form. Contact Jo Ann Abramuk toll-free at (800) 272-7467, ext. 211. Forms must be completed and received no later than Friday, June 29, 2007.
ASA-South Dakota Announces Board
At a February meeting, officers of the ASA-South Dakota affiliate were announced. Those serving a one-year term - all residents of South Dakota - are Terry Steenholdt, T.D.S. Auto Repair Inc., Sioux Falls, president; Kevin Evans, Midtown Service, Sioux Falls, vice president; Doug Koima, All Tune and Lube, Sioux Falls, treasurer; and Al Carstens, Nordstroms Installation, Garretson, secretary.
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