Auto Care Association, ASE Announce World Class Technicians

Auto Care Association, ASE Announce World Class Technicians

Forty-four technicians earned World Class Technician status by attaining ASE certification in 22 specific areas.

The Auto Care Association announced the latest recipients of the World Class Technician Award in partnership with the National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence (ASE). The two organizations provide this annual recognition to professional technicians who have attained ASE certification in 22 specific areas during the previous calendar year. 

ASE says there are an estimated 887,000 technicians in the United States, with approximately 250,000 holding ASE certification. As of now, there are 2,224 technicians who have earned the respected status of “World Class Technician” since its inception more than 30 years ago, according to ASE. 

The class of 2023 World Class Technicians is: 

Anthony H. Caputa – Arnold, Mo.  
Arlen Parker Hart – Athens, Ga.  
Bobby Leatherman – Stony Point, N.C.  
Bradley Kilwy – Plano, Texas  
Brian Ward – Denton, N.C.  
Bryan Jensen – Apple Valley, Calif.  
Craig Wilkins – Fillmore, Calif.  
Dale Collins – Orange Park, Fla.  
Daniel Hammond – Indianapolis, Ind.  
Daniel Indovina – Centennial, Conn.   
David Yentema – Macedon, N.Y.  
Don Verville – Cape Coral, Fla.  
Gordon Marr – Yorba Linda, Calif.  
Gregg Brinlee – Detroit, Mich.   
Gregory Pheasant – Sparks, Nev.  
James Moody – Heber Springs, Ark.  
Jarod Johnson – Lubbock, Texas  
Jason Kirby – Groveland, Fla.  
Jeff Autery – St. Louis, Mo.  
Joel A. Pritchard – Warren, Mich.  
John Lewins – Nashville, Tenn.  
John Vaccarello – Detroit, Mich.  
Jon Ewing –Detroit, Mich.  
Jorden Ellis – Corpus Christi, Texas  
Luke Plant – Edmond, Okl.  
Marcus Buchholz – Detroit, Mich.  
Mario Monsivais – Houston, Texas  
Matt York – Canton, Ga.   
Michael Gavrielides – Winterville, Ga.  
Nathaniel A. Dillard – Brookwood, Ala.  
Paul Bostel – Apple Valley, Minn.  
Paul French – Dallas, Pa.   
Robert Bridges – Omaha, Neb.  
Rodney Prince – Henderson, Nev.  
Roger Abbey – Rochester, N.Y.  
Russell Andrew Ringling – Warrenton, Va.  
Ryan Woods – Old Bridge, N.J.  
Sam Mott – Moncks Corner, S.C.  
Shawn Williams – Ladson, S.C.  
Thomas Kepler – Curtice, Ohio  
Tyler Grahl – Newport, Tenn.  
Victor Hasstedt – Hollister, Calif.  
William P. Link –Virginia Beach, Va.  
William Pickham – Bensonville, Ill. 

For more information about the Auto Care Association’s World Class Technician certification qualifications, timing and recognition, visit the association’s World Class Technician webpage

For more information about ASE and service professional certification, visit  

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