By Levy Joffrion
WIN Names Four To Board, Officers
Two women associated with the Automotive Service Association (ASA) are among six new directors named by the Women's Industry Network (WIN) to its board. They are Terri Neely, director of operations for Nagy's Collision Centers; and Ruth Weniger, CEO of Airbag Solutions, an ASA associate member.
In addition, two other women also associated with ASA are among four returning board members who have been elected as officers and will comprise WIN's executive committee for 2011. Jennifer Justice-Haley, operations manager for Valley Paint & Body Inc., will serve as vice-chairwoman. And Denise Caspersen, manager of ASA's Collision Division, will serve as secretary.
WIN also thanked outgoing board member Geralynn Kottschade for her years of service on the board. Kottschade is a former chairman of both ASA and NACE. She is co-owner of Jerry's Body Shop.
ATMC Seeks Entries For Training Awards
The Automotive Training Managers Council (ATMC) is calling for entries for its 2011 training awards.
ATMC will honor outstanding or innovative training programs through its Annual National Excellence in Training Awards. The awards are open to any person or entity providing training in the automotive industry.
There is no charge for ATMC members to apply for an award. A $150 application fee is required for nonmembers.
The deadline to apply is Sept. 15. To download an application, please go to www.ATMC.org.
ATMC is a non-profit organization dedicated to the advancement of training and professional development within the automotive service industry.
Obama Speech Echoes ASE's Longtime Efforts
The National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) could have taken a bow when President Barack Obama made a speech recently at the Northern Virginia Community College. Obama spotlighted what's working in career and technical education and the ASE family has supported the goals of his "Skills for America" initiative for nearly 40 years.
"The organizations within the ASE family - including the National Automotive Technicians Education Foundation (NATEF) and Automotive Youth Education Systems (AYES) - have been providing the industry-accepted credentials and school-to-work process for many years," said Tim Zilke, president of ASE. "In fact, Northern Virginia Community College, which the president specifically mentioned in his speech, is one of our NATEF-accredited programs."
ALLDATA Expands Database of OE Info
ASA Associate member ALLDATA LLC, a provider of vehicle manufacturers' service and repair information for professional mechanical and collision repair shops, has significantly expanded its OE information database.
In May, repair information was updated for 118 vehicle models. Currently the ALLDATA Repair S3000 database includes more than 33,000 engine-specific vehicles, 93 unique vehicle makes, nearly 12 million images and more than a million repair articles and TSBs.
Chief Automotive Technologies Donates Frame Rack
|Chief Automotive Technologies has donated this Fuzion frame rack to Bridgerland Applied Technology College in Logan, Utah, in support of the school being selected as the 2010 winner of the Collision Repair Education Foundation's "Ultimate Collision Education Makeover" school grant. The $35,000 donation will enable students in the college's collision repair program to learn on up-to-date equipment using the latest technology. As a result, they will be better prepared to work in the industry upon graduation.
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