Last week in Newport Beach, California, Axalta Coating Systems presented the National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) Refinish Technician of the Year award. Leonard King of Euro Pros Collision Center in Gaithersburg, MD, won this prestigious award. Leonard began his career in the industry 25 years ago.
Axalta has been a sponsor of the award for more than 10 years. Scott Diaz, an Axalta Training Manager, presented King with the award before an audience of several hundred at the Fairmont Hotel. “Axalta is pleased to present the Technician of the Year award. Technicians are invaluable, in that they are the direct users of our refinish products and they help restore cars to their original beauty, utilizing Axalta’s exceptional paint products. We appreciate their knowledge, attention to detail and all they do to help demonstrate brilliant color,” Diaz stated.
ASE was established in 1972 as a non-profit organization to help improve the quality of automotive service and repair through the voluntary testing and certification of automotive technicians and parts specialists. Today, there are more than 330,000 ASE-certified professionals at work in dealerships, independent shops, collision repair shops, auto parts stores, fleets, schools and colleges throughout the country. For more information about ASE, visit the Web site at www.ase.com. ASE has been honoring the best of the best in our industry for more than 30 years.