Jeff Kritzer of BendPak (Santa Paula, California) was elected chairman of the Automotive Lift Institute (ALI) board of directors at the organization’s annual meeting Nov. 4 in Las Vegas. ALI is dedicated to promoting the safe design, construction, installation, inspection and use of vehicle lifts in North America.
Allan Pavlick of Stertil-Koni (Stevensville, Maryland) and Gary DiAngelo of Total Automotive Lifting Solutions (Oakville, Ontario) each were elected to three-year terms. They join returning board members Doug Brown of Vehicle Service Group (Madison, Indiana), Stan Poweska of PKS Lifts (Ancaster, Ontario), past chairman Stet Schanze of Gray Manufacturing Company (St. Joseph, Missouri), ALI President R.W. “Bob” O’Gorman and Associate Class Representative Buck Gasner of DEKRA North America (Marietta, Georgia). Also at the meeting, longtime ALI administrative manager Heather Almeida was appointed board secretary and treasurer.
The ALI Board of Directors includes representatives of vehicle lift manufacturer members, as well as a representative elected by the ALI Associate Class. ALI Associate Class membership is available to North American lift service organizations with at least one ALI Certified Lift Inspector on staff.