Scoring an ASE: Industry figures loom large in U.S. certification board

Leesburg, Virginia –- January 31, 2020 -– On Thursday, the National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence (ASE), a U.S. professional association, announced its 2020 board of directors–one with significant represantation from the American collision repair industry.

As an independent third party, ASE upholds and promotes high standards of service and repair through the assessment, certification and credentialing of current and future industry professionals in the U.S. The prestigious ASE Blue Seal logo identifies professionals who possess the essential knowledge and skills to perform with excellence.

The new chair, Bobby Bassett, is the North American national training manager of Gates Corporation, an industry training organization providing auto repair and auto maintenance courses.

The new vice chair Mark Polke, is the manager of sales and consulting for Bosch Workshop Concepts, North America.

Collision repairer Brad Pellman from Colorado will serve as treasurer.

“The leadership of the ASE board is vital to ensuring that ASE keeps pace with our changing industry,” said Tim Zilke, ASE president and CEO. “We are grateful for the commitment of ASE’s all-volunteer board and for the ongoing support from their companies that allow ASE to fulfill its mission. With the participation of these outstanding new officers, ASE will continue to improve the high-quality certification programs that automotive professionals rely on to demonstrate their knowledge and commitment to excellence.”

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