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Mark Steinke, production manager at Rydell Collision Center in Grand Forks, N.D., receives $1,000 to attend NACE.
The Automotive Management Institute (AMI) and the Automotive Service Association (ASA) have announced that Mark Steinke, production manager for Rydell Collision Center, Grand Forks, N.D., is the recipient of this year’s Emil Stanley Merit Award.
Steinke has worked in the collision repair industry for more than nine years. He is currently completing the necessary requirements to earn his Accredited Automotive Manager (AAM) designation. When not working in the shop, he contributes his time to various community and industry organizations.
As the scholarship recipient, Steinke will receive $1,000 to be applied toward expenses to attend educational sessions and view the latest repair technologies and equipment during the 2013 International Autobody Congress & Exposition (NACE), Oct. 16-18 in Las Vegas.
“I am honored to be selected as the recipient of this scholarship.," said Steinke. "I’m looking forward to the training and networking opportunities that this scholarship makes possible. This opportunity will provide me with new knowledge acquired from many of the best instructors in the industry.”