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C o M PA N y P R o F i l E national inStitUte for aUtomotive Service excellence (aSe) improving the image of Service Technicians national Institute for Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) PRESIDEnT/CEO: Timothy Zilke LOCATIOn : Headquartered in Leesburg, Va. with 750 test centers throughout the U.S. BUSInESS: Provide certification credentials to automotive service professionals nUMBER OF EMPLOYEES: 43 OBJECTIvE : “Certifying the Automotive Professional” Certifying the Automotive Professional certification is still the only nationallyrecognized credential for professionals The National Institute for Automotive working in the service, parts and colliService Excellence (ASE) was founded sion segments for passenger and heavyin 1972 in response to allegations of duty markets. repair service fraud in the early 1970s. The National Association of Attorneys General did an investigation and found “ASE is unique in the automotive that it was actually technician incompe- industry in that it engages all segments, both OEM and aftermarket. Our tence, not fraud, that had given repair founding is a clear demonstration that, shops a bad reputation. working together, our industry can accomplish anything we set our minds Automotive service industry leaderto achieving,” said Tony Molla, vice ship decided that it was time to keep president, communications. up with the training necessary to stay abreast of changing automotive ASE has gone on to provide common technology by developing a system ground for knowledge standard that ensured that technician technical development for not only working knowledge stayed current through technicians but also secondary and periodic testing and certification. post-secondary programs. ASE partThus, ASE was established to recogners with the National Automotive nize competent mechanics through Technicians Education Foundation voluntary technician certification. ASE (NATEF) to provide training, as well as provide management services for the Automotive Youth Educational System (AYES) and the Automotive Training Managers Council (ATMC). A joint project with SkillsUSA, NATEF and AYES has resulted in the development of the National Student Skills Standards Assessment (NA3SA). Providing Credentials ASE provides certification credentials in 12 different areas, making a total of 53 tests covering auto, truck, parts, collision, machinist, school bus, transit bus and specialty areas in advanced engine performance and undercar specialist categories. Tests are offered four times a year—twice in written and twice in electronic formats. 26 | AFTERMARKET INSIDER | OCTOBER • NOVEMBER 2009

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Aftermarket Insider - October/November 2009

Aftermarket Insider - October/November 2009
President's Message
New Members
You’re Invited...
“Be Car Care Aware” Vehicle Check-Up Events
Industry Events
Member Profile
Technology Update
International Focus
Association News
Market Research
Company Profile
Government Affairs
Industry News
Market Research

Aftermarket Insider - October/November 2009

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