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Ryan Schultz, an ASE Certified collision repair and refinish technician from St. Cloud, Minn., was recently honored with a national achievement award as the BodyShop Business/ASE Master Collision Repair & Refinish Technician of the Year. He was one of 48 automotive professionals recognized on Nov. 18, 2021, at the Fall Board of Governors meeting of the National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) held at The Scott hotel in Scottsdale, Ariz.
The ASE annual awards spotlight top scorers on the ASE Certification tests from among the ranks of the approximately quarter-million ASE Certified professionals nationwide. Jason Stahl, editor of Bodyshop Business, Mark Polke, board chair of ASE and Timothy Zilke, president and CEO of ASE, presented the award to Schultz.
“ASE has recognized the best of the best in our industry for more than 40 years, and this year we honored 48 outstanding individuals from across the nation,” said Tim Zilke, president and CEO of ASE. “We couldn’t do this without the support of our award sponsors, who include some of the best-known names in the industry. Their commitment to excellence is reflected in the talented individuals receiving these awards. The enthusiasm and professionalism displayed by our award winners testifies to the high-quality of ASE Certified technicians and specialists. We are proud to have them as part of the ASE family.”
Forty-one companies from both OEM and aftermarket segments sponsored the individual technician recognition awards in the auto, collision, truck, bus and parts categories, along with awards for instructors. 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.