Auto Care Association, ASE Announce 2023 World Class Technicians

Published March 10, 2023

The Auto Care Association has 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.

There are an estimated 887,000 technicians in the U.S., 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.

The class of 2023 World Class Technicians is listed below:

  • Anthony H. Caputa, Arnold, MO
  • Arlen Parker Hart, Athens, GA
  • Bobby Leatherman, Stony Point, NC
  • Bradley Kilwy, Plano, TX
  • Brian Ward, Denton, NC
  • Bryan Jensen, Apple Valley, CA
  • Craig Wilkins, Fillmore, CA
  • Dale Collins, Orange Park, FL
  • Daniel Hammond, Indianapolis, IN
  • Daniel Indovina, Centennial, CT
  • David Yentema, Macedon, NY
  • Don Verville, Cape Coral, FL
  • Gordon Marr, Yorba Linda, CA
  • Gregg Brinlee, Detroit, MI
  • Gregory Pheasant, Sparks, NV
  • James Moody, Heber Springs, AR
  • Jarod Johnson, Lubbock, TX
  • Jason Kirby, Groveland, FL
  • Jeff Autery, St. Louis, MO
  • Joel A. Pritchard, Warren, MI
  • John Lewins, Nashville, TN
  • John Vaccarello, Detroit, MI
  • Jon Ewing, Detroit, MI
  • Jorden Ellis, Corpus Christi, TX
  • Luke Plant, Edmond, OK
  • Marcus Buchholz, Detroit, MI
  • Mario Monsivais, Houston, TX
  • Matt York, Canton, GA
  • Michael Gavrielides, Winterville, GA
  • Nathaniel A. Dillard, Brookwood, AL
  • Paul Bostel, Apple Valley, MN
  • Paul French, Dallas, PA
  • Robert Bridges, Omaha, NE
  • Rodney Prince, Henderson, NV
  • Roger Abbey, Rochester, NY
  • Russell Andrew Ringling, Warrenton, VA
  • Ryan Woods, Old Bridge, NJ
  • Sam Mott, Reno, NV
  • Shawn Williams, Ladson, SC
  • Thomas Kepler, Curtice, OH
  • Tyler Grahl, Newport, TN
  • Victor Hasstedt, Hollister, CA
  • William P. Link, Virginia Beach, VA
  • William Pickham, Bensonville, IL

Congratulations to this year’s ASE World Class Technicians.

The Auto Care Association surveyed this year’s ASE World Class Technician award recipients to learn about their career journeys, what motivated them to pursue the goal of ASE World Class Technician and what achieving this status means to them in their own words.

“To become ASE World Class meant becoming a top person in my field of work, said Joel A. Pritchard, General Motors, Warren, MI. "I strive every day to gain more knowledge in every aspect of the automotive field. I adopt the philosophy of ‘If you're going to do something, you might as well be great at it!’ and World Class status is another step in becoming great at what I want to do.”

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