Wednesday, 06 October 2021 14:36

ASTE 2021, IGONC Award Winners Recognized

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The Automotive Service and Technology Expo (ASTE) honored winners and sponsors during the closing awards banquet Sept. 25 in Cary, NC.

The honorees included Shopmonkey, which won Most Outstanding Booth By Attendee Vote, and Jarhead Diagnostics, which won Most Outstanding Booth by Board Vote.


Sponsors were also recognized:


  • Diamond Sponsors---Tekmetric, Advance Auto Parts/Carquest and NAPA Auto Parts
  • Platinum Sponsors---Motorage and ILM Auto Supply
  • Gold Sponsors---Autoshop Solutions, Garage Gurus, Shop-Ware and AutoLeap
  • Silver Sponsors---Autel US, Automotive Training Institute, AutoZone, Dorman Products, Jasper Engines & Transmissions, Overall Parts Solutions, Autotext.me, Sirius XM, Shopmonkey, Topdon
  • Bronze Sponsors---Elite, Mitchell 1, Total Energies, Turnkey Marketing, Schaeffler
  • Apprentice Sponsor---Total Energies


The Independent Garage Owners of North Carolina (IGONC) also named award winners during the event.


The honorees included:


  • Member of the Year---Chad Whitley of Whitley Automotive in Locust, NC
  • Associate Member of the Year---Justin Allen of Hunter Engineering
  • IGONC President’s Award---Todd Compton of Compton’s Automotive in Charlotte, NC


IGONC inducted one member as a Lifetime Member: Paul Morro with Morrobuilt.


IGONC also honored two past presidents: John Hill of AutoTrends in Greensboro, NC, was IGONC president from 2019-2020, and Stan Creech of Creech Import Repair in Raleigh, NC, was IGONC president from 2020-2021.