Tuesday, 16 March 2021 21:26

Auto Care Association, ASE Announce 2021 World Class Technicians


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The Auto Care Association on March 16 announced the latest recipients of the prestigious 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 achieved the extraordinary accomplishment of attaining ASE certification in 22 specific areas during the previous calendar year.


There are an estimated 756,600 technicians in the U.S., with approximately 231,000 holding ASE certification. More than 2,000 technicians have earned the respected status of “World Class Technician” since its inception more than 30 years ago.


The class of 2021 World Class Technicians:


  • Albert Antongeorgi, Toyota de Puerto Rico, Catano, PR
  • Nestor Bagliano, Automotive Dealer Repair, Mentor, OH
  • Gregory G. Birtzu, Brampton, Ontario, Canada
  • Jason R. Breed, General Motors, Hartland, MI
  • Kevin W. Brown, Braxton County Board of Education, Birch River, WV
  • Douglas A. Burklund, Las Vegas, NV
  • Jeff W. Butzke, Lincoln College of Technology, Franklin, KY
  • Daniel K. Calderone, Exelon/Atlantic City Electric Utility Fleet, Milmay, NJ
  • Timothy S. Clayborn Sr., Warrenton, VA
  • Joseph R. Conway, SUNY Delhi, Liberty, NY
  • Michael D. Fathergill, City of Hamilton, OH
  • Mark V. Fera, Illinois State Toll Highway Authority, Wood Dale, IL
  • Michael J. Finch, Buzz Chew Chevrolet-Cadillac, East Patchogue, NY
  • James S. Goff, First Student, Riverside, CA
  • Michael D. Gonzalez, Catlett, VA
  • Alex L. Goodemoot, N.A. Williams, Princeton, TX
  • Brittany M. Grande, Norristown, PA
  • Alfred A. Hayden IV, Sullivan Tire, Brockton, MA
  • John H. Howard, County of Fairfax, Fredericksburg, VA
  • Richard G. Hoyt, First Student, Moultonborough, NH
  • Joseph R. Indurante, Illinois State Toll Highway Authority, Franklin Park, IL
  • Michael R. Jenkins, Toyota of Naperville, Carol Stream, IL
  • Charles B. Jennings, Fowlerville, MI
  • Ronald E. King, DATTCO Sales and Service, Kensington, CT
  • David C. Lannom, TBC, Lakeland, FL
  • Thomas S. Mancuso III, Fairfax County Department of Vehicle Services, Fredericksburg, VA
  • James E. Maxwell, Nashville Auto Diesel College, Gallatin, TN
  • Michael B. O'Guin Jr., Lincoln Tech College, Goodlettsville, TN
  • Troy M. Olson, Nashotah, WI
  • John J. Page, Las Vegas, NV
  • Jeremy J. Pease, OAM Automotive & Fabrication, Westhampton, MA
  • Shaun Philp, Tallahassee, FL
  • John C. Pinter, First Student, Eaton Township, OH
  • Charles O. Ralston, Valparaiso, IN
  • James W. Ramsey III, NTB, Irving, TX
  • Russell Rhodes, Firestone Complete Autocare, Temple, TX
  • Nicolas A. Rose, Plymouth, MA
  • Brent J. Runnals, VIP Tires & Service, White River Junction, VT
  • Joseph W. Simmons, Eaton, OH
  • Joel E. Thomas, Mansfield ISD, Glen Rose, TX
  • Thomas A. Vettraino, Addison Auto, Littleton, CO
  • Philip R. Younger, Palm Bay, FL


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...

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