Tuesday, 25 May 2021 23:31

ASA Annual Business Meeting: New Officers Selected, Board Members Sworn In

Bob Wills is retiring as ASA's chairman. Bob Wills is retiring as ASA's chairman.


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The Automotive Service Association’s power-packed 2021 Annual Business Meeting, held May 21, included the naming of officers, board members being sworn in, board and staff member reports and an Open Board meeting.

It also included the retirement of beloved outgoing ASA Chairman Bob Wills, AMAM.


“Bob has dedicated a great deal of his time over the past couple of decades by being involved at various levels within ASA---always with a selfless goal of improving the automotive service industry,” said ASA President Ray Fisher, AMAM. “Normally, I would say he would be dearly missed, but we continue to tap his expertise and also keep in touch with him as we move forward. The association and myself will forever be indebted to him for his years of service. Thank you, Bob.”


During the meeting, which was held in-person with a virtual component, a new chairman, chairman-elect, secretary-treasurer and mechanical division director were chosen.


ASA board leadership will include:


  • Chairman Fred Hules II, AMAM, of Tech 1 Auto, Peoria, AZ
  • Chairman-Elect Scott Benavidez, AMAM, of Mr. B’s Paint & Body Shop Inc., Albuquerque, NM
  • Secretary-Treasurer Tom Piippo, AMAM, of Tri-County Motors, Rudyard, MI


In addition, Judi Haglin, AMAM, of Haglin Automotive & Boulder Transmission, Boulder, CO, was sworn in as general director. Incumbent Mike LeVasseur of Pennsylvania was also sworn in as collision division director.


ASA members elected Haglin and LeVasseur during an April 23 to May 7 election.


Meanwhile, the board appointed John Firm, AMAM, of Firm Automotive, Fort Worth, TX, to serve as...

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