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Local Automotive Instructor Receives National Award

Leesburg, VA., December 3, 2014 Randy Nussler, an automotive instructor and ASE Master automobile technician from Chapin, South Carolina, was recently honored with a national achievement award as the Gates Tools for Schools/ASE Instructor of the Year. Forty-seven automotive professionals were recognized on November 19, 2014, at the Fall Board of Governors meeting of the National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) held at the Hyatt Regency Pier 66 in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida.

The ASE annual awards spotlight top scorers on the ASE Certification Tests from among the ranks of the more than 300,000 ASE-certified professionals nationwide. Bobby Bassett, Manager of Training, Automotive Aftermarket North America; Glenn Dahl, Chairman of the ASE Board of Directors; and Timothy Zilke, ASE President & CEO, presented the award to Nussler.

“Randy is one of the outstanding ASE-certified professionals recognized annually by different segments of the automotive service and repair industry.  Each of these elite technicians is presented with an industry-specific award recognizing their achievement,” said Zilke.

Nussler is employed as an automotive instructor by Midlands Technical College in Colombia. He has been a technician for 18 years. “ASE has been honoring outstanding automotive professionals in our industry for more than 40 years, and we are proud to once again recognize forty-seven outstanding individuals from all across the nation,” said Zilke. “This is all made possible by the support of our many award sponsors, whose ranks include some of the best-known names in the industry. We are proud to partner with Gates to recognize Randy’s commitment to excellence in providing the very best in automotive technology education to his students. This dedication is reflected in the talented professionals we recognize each year and Randy represents the best of the best.”

Thirty-eight different companies from both OEM and Aftermarket segments sponsored the individual technician recognition awards in the Auto, Truck, Collision and Parts categories, along with three instructor awards. In addition to looking for top scores on ASE tests, award sponsors examine on-the-job excellence, community service and other factors when selecting honorees.

The National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) was founded in 1972 as a non-profit, independent organization dedicated to improving the quality of automotive service and repair through voluntary testing and certification of automotive professionals.  More than 300,000 ASE-certified automobile, truck, and collision repair technicians, and parts specialists work in dealerships, independent shops, service stations, auto parts stores, fleets, schools, and colleges across the nation.  For more information about ASE, visit the Web site at www.ase.com.

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