ASE Announces 2022 Award Winners

ASE Announces 2022 Award Winners

Fifty-two technicians and instructors were honored as 2022 winners.

The National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) announced its award winners for 2022.

“We want to congratulate all of the award winners and wish them continued success in their respective careers,” said Tim Zilke, ASE president and CEO. “We had a tremendous group of nominees, and they all were deserving of this recognition.”

Big O Tires/ASE Automobile Technician of the Year
Steven Whittenberg (Jefferson City, Missouri)                                                 

BMW/ASE Master Automobile Technician of the Year
Michael Hanson (Shelby Township, Michigan)

BodyShop Business/ASE Master Collision Repair and Refinish Technician of the Year
Thomas Alderman (Ocala, Florida)

The Bosch Automotive Service & Maintenance Module/ASE Master Automobile Technician of the Year
Paul Polis (Ham Lake, Minnesota)                                                                  

The Bosch Diesel Workshop/ASE Master Automobile Technician of the Year
Brent Ordway (Dothan, Alabama)                                                                   

The eXtra Program/ASE Technician of the Year
John Weber III (Dayton, Ohio)                                                           

Bridgestone Retail Operations/ASE Master Automobile Technician of the Year
Scot East (Prosper, Texas)

Byrl Shoemaker/ASE Education Foundation Instructor of the Year
Juwan Willis (Pontiac, Michigan)                                                         

CCAR/Electude/ASE Instructor of the Year
Sara Heller (Branchburg, New Jersey)

Cengage Learning/ASE Master Automobile Technician of the Year
David Rodriguez (Twin Falls Idaho)

Delco Remy/ASE M/H Truck Electrical/Electronic Systems Technician of the Year
Mark Ehlers (Lisle, Illinois)

First Student/ASE Master School Bus Technician of the Year
Brock Hollingsworth (Coffeyville, Kansas)

First Transit/ASE Master Transit Bus Technician of the Year
Raul Rivera (San Juan, Puerto Rico)                                                                          

First Vehicle Services/ASE Master Automobile and M/H Truck Technician of the Year
Daniel Williams (Longview, Texas)                             

Freightliner/ASE Master M/H Truck Technician of the Year
Travis Neimoth (Lincoln, Nebraska)

Gates Tools for Schools/ASE Instructor of the Year
Michael Thomason (Lawton, Oklahoma)

Gates/ASE Master Automobile + L1 Technician of the Year
Zachary Ashton (Applegate, California)

GM/ASE Master Automobile Technician of the Year
Frank Tiedt (Milwaukee, Wisconsin)

GM/ASE Parts Consultant of the Year
Eddie Yarborough (Sanford, North Carolina)

GM/ASE Service Consultant of the Year
Jere Price (St. Louis, Missouri)                                                                                               

Acura/ASE Master Automobile Technician of the Year
John Rodriguez (Sherman Oaks, California)

Honda/ASE Master Automobile Technician of the Year
Scott Hemsley (Walnut Creek, California)

I-CAR Platinum/ASE Master Collision Repair and Refinish Technician of the Year
Brian Toltzmann (Hoffman Estates, Illinois)

Midas International/ASE Master Automobile Technician of the Year
Lorenzo Ramos (Greenwood Village, Colorado)

Mitchell1/ASE Educator of the Year
Nathaniel Nie (Mission Viejo, California)                                             

Motor Age/ASE Master Automobile + L1 Technician of the Year
Justin Bennett (Statesville, North Carolina)

NAPA/ASE Master Automobile Technician of the Year
Margarette Langdon-Lewis (Belfast, Maine)

Navistar/ASE Master M/H Truck Technician of the Year
John Schick IV (Grand Rapids, Michigan)

Navistar/ASE Master School Bus Technician of the Year
Anthony DeCicco (Exton, Pennsylvania)

Infiniti/ASE Master Automobile Technician of the Year
Gary Kulinec (Peoria, Arizona)            

Nissan/ASE Master Automobile Technician of the Year
Dennis Corson (Augusta, Maine)

NTB/ASE Master Automobile Technician of the Year
Jacob Boone (Washington, Missouri)

Pep Boys/ASE Master Automobile Technician of the Year
Michael Todd Cooper (Hemet, California)

Pronto/ASE Master Automobile Technician of the Year
John Myers (Corona, California)

Car-O-Liner/ASE Master Collision Repair and Refinish Technician of the Year
Gary Hughes (Howell, New Jersey)

NEXIQ/Snap-on/ASE Master M/H Truck Technician of the Year
Adam Vershon (Springfield, Massachusetts)

Snap-on/ASE Master Automobile Technician of the Year
Jason Rogers (Alamosa, Colorado)

SpeeDee Oil Change and Auto Service/ASE Master Automobile Technician of the Year
Jerry Blasingame (Vallejo, California)

Stellantis/ASE Master Automobile Technician of the Year
Leon Morris (Easley, South Carolina)

Stellantis/ASE Master Collision Repair and Refinish Technician of the Year
Ted Hayes (Lawrenceville, Georgia)                                                                                       

Subaru University/ASE Automobile Technician of the Year
David Fleck (Beaverton, Oregon)        

Subaru/ASE Master Automobile Technician of the Year
David Nichols (Minnetonka, Minnesota)          

TechNet Professional/ASE Master Automobile Technician of the Year
Todd Heiberger (Santa Fe, New Mexico)                                                                                

TechNet Professional/ASE Service Consultant of the Year
David James (Grand Junction, Colorado)                                                                                

Tire Kingdom/ASE Master Automobile Technician of the Year
Kenneth Vieira (Hollywood, Florida)

Toyota/ASE Master Automobile Technician of the Year
Stephen Keeney (Maplewood, Minnesota)

Lexus/ASE Master Automobile Technician of the Year
Randal Nielsen (Mobile, Alabama)

Toyota/ASE Master Collision Repair & Refinish Technician of the Year
Gabriel Qahtani (Melbourne, Florida)

Lexus/ASE Master Collision Repair & Refinish Technician of the Year
Ron Efken (Schaumburg, Illinois)

TravelCenters of America/ASE Master M/H Truck Technician of the Year
Nicholas Barajas (Madison, Georgia)

USAF/GM/ASE Master Automobile Technician of the Year
SrA Joshua S. Bright (Hurlburt Field, Florida)

ZF Aftermarket/ASE Master Automobile Technician of the Year
Andrew Jensen (St. Ignatius, Michigan

For more information about ASE, visit www.ase.com.

Group Photo Caption:

Row 5 (Back) L to R:  Todd Heiberger, David Fleck, Randal Nielsen, Jerry Blasingame, Jacob Boone, Frank Tiedt, Zachary Ashton, Scot East, Adam Vershon

Row 4 L to R: Jay Schick, Michael Todd Cooper, Thomas Alderman, Dennis Corson, David Nichols, John Weber III, John Myers

Row 3 L to R: Andrew Jensen, Scott Hemsley, Jere Price, Michael Thomason, Lorenzo Ramos, SrA Joshua Bright, David James

Row 2 L to R: Eddie Yarborough, Brian Toltzmann, Brock Hollingsworth, Margarette Langdon-Lewis, Daniel Williams, Ron Efken, Ted Hayes, Travis Niemoth

Row 1 (Front) L to R: Anthony DiCicco, Mark Ehlers, Gabriel Qahtani, Nicholas Barajas, Brent Ordway, Stephen Keeney, Steven Whittenberg, John Rodriguez, Sara Heller, David Rodriguez, Michael Hanson

Not in Photo: Justin Bennett, Gary  Hughes, Gary Kulinec, Leon Morris, Nathaniel Nie, Paul Polis, Raul Rivera, Jason Rogers, Kenneth Vieira, Juwan Willis Sr.

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