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iNDUSTRY NEWS congratulations In a Class All Their Own: The World Class Technician Program of the more than 768,700 automotive technicians working in the United States today, just an elite 17 of them earned the designation of AAIA World Class Technician this year. Presented by AAIA and the National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence (ASE), this honor recognizes technicians who have tested and obtained ASE certification in 22 specialty areas. A select 1,793 have earned this prestigious designation since the program’s inception more than 23 years ago. “ase is grateful for the support aaia provides to our service professionals in recognizing these outstanding individuals each year.” Tim Zilke, ASE President and CEO A AI A /ASE “This recognition partnership between AAIA and ASE represents the most significant achievement award available to our ASE-certified professionals,” said Tim Zilke, ASE president and CEO. “ASE is grateful for the support AAIA provides to our service professionals in recognizing these outstanding individuals each year and we look forward to celebrating a quarter century of this commitment to excellence with AAIA in 2011.” “Just imagine the knowledge and skills needed by a technician to pass 22 ASE tests and achieve the AAIA World Class Technician Award,” said Kathleen Schmatz, AAIA president and CEO. “These folks are truly the best of the best and we are proud to be associated with them through our annual recognition in conjunction with ASE.” Something to Show for it Recipients receive a special certificate signed by the presidents of ASE and AAIA, a toolbox plate and an embroidered shoulder insignia. Additionally, their name is inscribed in a special honor book located in the Automotive Hall of Fame in Dearborn, Mich. These technicians are one class act. 10 | AFTERMARKET INSIDER 2010 | VOLUME 65

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Aftermarket Insider Volume 65

Aftermarket Insider Volume 65
President's Message
An Unwelcome Oil Change
Investigating the Cold, Hard Truth About the Right to Repair Battle
Industry News
Member Profile
Campaign Update
Technology Update
Industry News
International Focus
Market Research

Aftermarket Insider Volume 65