By Levy Joffrion
ASE Announces Alliance Changes
The National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) has announced changes in leadership of the ASE Industry Education Alliance.
Trish Serratore has been named president of Automotive Youth Educational Systems (AYES) in addition to her role as president of the National Automotive Technicians Education Foundation (NATEF). Chuck Roberts has been named vice president of both organizations and will assume day-to-day operational responsibility.
The ASE Industry/Education Alliance is a group of organizations under the ASE umbrella with the mission to connect motivated technicians to the best training and certification programs, lifelong learning, and facilitating the connection between industry and education to ensure pools of available talent to meet employment needs now and in the future. The ASE Industry Education Alliance consists of ASE, NATEF, AYES, the North American Council of Automotive Teachers (NACAT) and the Automotive Training Managers Council (ATMC).
ASA-Texas Cites John Miller
The Automotive Service Association of Texas has named John Miller its member of the year for 2012 for his legislative work and for publishing the Houston chapter newsletter every month.
Miller is the owner of Freedom Automotive Services Inc. of Stafford, Texas, a city in the Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown metropolitan area.
Foundation Names Two Award Donors
From the Collision Repair Education Foundation comes word of two significant awards it has received recently.
Allstate Insurance Co. has contributed $95,000 to the foundation and PPG Industries Foundation has awarded the foundation a $20,000 grant. Allstate’s gift was the largest contribution to the foundation in 2012.
The awards from Allstate and PPG Industries Foundation enhance the Education Foundation’s ability to offer grants and scholarships to students at career and technical schools and colleges.
Voting Open for ASA Director
Elections for the 2013 Automotive Service Association national board of directors are being held now through the end of February. All regular members in good standing with ASA are eligible to vote for one position of general director.
Casting a vote is done by calling (800) 868-3272 or visiting a secure voting site, which may be accessed from ASA’s website. Whether voting by phone or via the Internet, ASA members will need their member number plus a three-digit personal identification number to vote. (These numbers are located on your AutoInc. mailing label.)
The voting line is open 24 hours a day, seven days a week, until voting closes at 5 p.m. Central Time Feb. 28, 2013. See page 21 for more details.
White Auto Body Continues Tradition of Giving During Holidays
Two families received early Christmas gifts, thanks to White Auto Body in Florissant and O’Fallon, Mo., an ASA member-shop. From left are Valerie White, Steve Franklin, Steve White and Mary Franklin. Steve Franklin had an old, unreliable vehicle. Getting a refurbished 2003 Nissan Altima is allowing him to get to work and avoid vehicle repairs.
The transmission on Larry Bounty’s (inset) vehicle went out and he had to rely on family and friends for his transportation needs. The refurbished 1998 Honda Civic he received is allowing him to be self-sufficient. Valerie and Steve White, the owners of White Auto Body, have given 30 vehicles to needy persons over the last 13 years.
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