Bridgestone Announces 2023 ASE Master Technician of the Year

Bridgestone Announces 2023 ASE Master Technician of the Year

A longtime Firestone Complete Auto Care employee, Andrew Richards was chosen for his dedication to continuing education.

Bridgestone Retail Operations, a subsidiary of Bridgestone Americas, has named Andrew Richards as the 2023 Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) Master Technician of the Year. Richards, a graduate of Universal Technical Institute in Houston, was recently celebrated at an award ceremony by the National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence.

Richards began his career at a Firestone Complete Auto Care store in Arlington, Texas, in 2012 as a maintenance tech. Over the years, he has dedicated himself to enhancing his technical skills, achieving ASE Master certification and L1 certification. Currently serving as a lead technician, Richards is known for mentoring new technicians and contributing to their professional development. In addition to his professional achievements, Richards volunteers with the National Stuttering Association, assisting individuals with stuttering challenges in group speaking and public presentation skills.

Marko Ibrahim, president of Bridgestone Retail Operations, praised Richards for his work.

“Andrew sets the standard through his example, infusing those around him with positivity and humility. His unwavering commitment to our Promise to Care and delivering the industry’s most trusted service is evident,” Ibrahim said. “It is indeed a privilege to honor Andrew’s professional growth and dedication to excellence with this year’s ASE Master Technician of the Year award.”

Richards expressed his dedication to customer service and safety.

“Each day, my number one goal is to ensure our customers receive service that benefits them and helps keep them safe on the road,” Richards said. “I’m so proud of the work we do in Arlington, and receiving this award should be a celebration for us all.”

The ASE Technician of the Year is selected by employers based on ASE test scores, job performance and community involvement. BSRO, which operates over 2,200 retail locations in the U.S. under various brand names, considers this recognition as one of the highest honors for technicians in the vehicle service industry.

You May Also Like

Advance Foundation Gives $1.75M to Aid Military Veterans

More than 100 supplier partners of Advance Auto Parts contributed to the funding for the donation.

Advance-Auto-Parts-Foundation

The Advance Auto Parts Foundation (AAPF) donated $1.75 million to several nonprofit organizations dedicated to supporting veterans across the United States. This funding, contributed by more than 100 supplier partners of Advance Auto Parts, will aid in employment support for female veterans, provide custom homes for injured veterans and offer frontline support to veterans at risk for suicide.

Eaton Named a ‘World’s Most Admired Company’

Eaton was bestowed with this honor by Fortune magazine for the seventh straight year.

Eaton Named a ‘World’s Most Admired Company’
PPG Recognized as a ‘World’s Most Admired Company’

PPG was recognized with this honor by Fortune Magazine for the 16th year in a row, and ranked #2 in the chemicals industry.

Eaton Named a ‘World’s Most Admired Company’
O’Reilly Auto Parts Honors Amalie Oil Co. for Sales & Service

Amalie Oil was recognized during O’Reilly’s Supplier Awards at its 2024 Leadership Conference in Dallas.

Amalie-Oil-sales-and-service-O'reilly-auto-parts
NPW Honors Top Suppliers at 11th Million Dollar Dinner (Gallery)

During the black-tie event, new brands joined the NPW Million Dollar Vendor Club as the company celebrated a milestone year in 2023.

NPW-Million-Dollar-Dinner-2024

Other Posts

Dana Earns ‘Top Employer 2024’ Awards in 16 Countries

The company was also selected as a Top Employer across Europe and North America due to overall cross-country performance in those regions.

Dana Earns ‘Top Employer 2024’ Awards in 16 Countries
Valvoline Instant Oil Change Recognized in Franchise 500

The company ranked first among oil change and preventive automotive maintenance brands and 27th overall.

Dana Earns ‘Top Employer 2024’ Awards in 16 Countries
Northwood Opens Nominations for 20 Under 40 Award

The award recognizes Northwood alums making an impact in their respective careers.

Northwood-University-20-under-40
ASE Education Foundation Names 2023 Instructor of the Year

Scott Fisler, an ASE-certified automotive instructor from St. Francis, Wisconsin, was honored as the Byrl Shoemaker/ASE Education Foundation Instructor of the Year.

2023-Bryl-Shoemaker-Award-Honoree