RALEIGH, NC — Richard Robb of Elkhorn, Wis., has been named the 2004 TECH-NET Professional / ASE Technician of the Year.
Owner of Hi-Tech Automotive, he is an ASE certified master automobile technician with L-1 certification. Robb was selected for the award after meeting the criteria set by CARQUEST and excelling on the Spring 2004 ASE automobile certification exams.
“I was very surprised and pleased to be named the TECH-NET/ASE Technician of the Year,” said Robb, an automotive technician with 29 years of experience. “It is a great honor to be recognized by CARQUEST. They support me with quality auto parts and professional program like TECH-NET and CARQUEST Technical Institute.”
Robb became an automotive technician in 1975. He started Hi-Tech Automotive 12 years ago and today his business has four bays. His wife Laura works with him in the family business.
As part of the award, Robb will receive an all-expense paid trip for two to the ASE Board meeting where he will presented with a trophy and a gold ring. Along with the CARQUEST Excellence Award Winner, he will also be honored as the co-Grand Marshal of the 2005 CARQUEST Auto Parts 300 NASCAR Busch Series event in Charlotte, N.C. Robb will serve on the CARQUEST Advisory Council and will receive in total $20,000 worth of prizes. His prizes will include an OTC/SPX – Genisys Pathfinder 2003 Deluxe Kit w/ Import; an International Tool Box – CARQUEST Racing Box; Numerous Promotional Tool Sets from Blackhawk Tools; a Carbon Tune System Machine from Motorvac; and an EVAP Master Diagnostic Kit from Hickok Inc.
TECH-NET Professional Auto Service is designed to create a North America association of repair facilities with common goals and objectives. This comprehensive business-marketing plan has been developed to enable independent auto service centers to provide superior service combining high quality CARQUEST replacement parts with highly trained automotive technicians.
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