The Automotive Management Institute (AMI) and the Automotive Service Association (ASA) jointly announced Preston Osborn, service manager for Seyfer Automotive in Wheat Ridge, Colo., as the recipient of this year’s Emil Stanley Merit Award.
The award honors Emil Stanley, who was publisher of Automotive Body Repair News (ABRN) until his death in 1989. Stanley was committed to strengthening the professionalism of the automotive industry through education. He was recognized as a strong advocate of the International Autobody Congress & Exposition (NACE), the world’s largest collision repair event sponsored annually by ASA.
Osborn has worked in the collision repair industry for more than five years. He holds several ASE certifications and recently completed the necessary requirements to earn the Institute’s 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, Osborn will receive $1,000 to be applied toward expenses to attend educational sessions and view the latest repair technologies and equipment during NACE | CARS 2015 July 21-25 in Detroit.
“I am honored to be selected as the recipient of this scholarship,” said Osborn. “It provides me with the opportunity to attend education and training to help me stay on the cutting edge of the automotive industry.”
The Emil Stanley Award is made possible by a grant from ASA to AMI’s resource development program, EXCEL.
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