The Automotive Service and Tire Alliance (ASTA) announced it celebrated Reece Hester’s 45-year career in the automotive and tire industry by raising $37,000 to establish the Reece Hester ASTA Strive for Excellence Scholarship. A retirement dinner was held on November 10, 2022, at Winston’s Grille in Raleigh where a group of 50 colleagues and friends spent the night sharing stories, laughs and memories.
Over the past 45 years, in addition to being a tire dealer, Hester spent the last 17 years as director of the NCTDA, and most recently as associate executive director of the ASTA.
“We made real progress in the establishment of The Reece Hester ASTA Strive for Excellence Scholarship as a testimony to Reece’s impact on the tire and automotive industry,” said Marc Pons, board president of the ASTA. “This endowed scholarship will be awarded to Wake Tech Automotive Technologies students. The ASTA hopes to identify students with exceptional talent, support the next generation of leaders in the aftermarket automotive industry, and shine a light on the important contributions that independent tire and auto service businesses bring to their communities. This scholarship embodies Reece’s desire to better the tire and automotive industry along with his commitment to excellence.”
Donations can be made by visiting waketech.edu.
Or, check donations can be mailed to:
Wake Tech Foundation, Attn: Sara Holmes, 9101 Fayetteville Road, Raleigh, NC 27603