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National Tire & Battery announces ASE Tech of the Year

(L to R): Tim Zilke, ASE president; Ron Gooch, DVP TBC Retail Group; Chris Fryar (Tech of the Year) and Mike Phillips, ASE board chairman.
<p>(L to R): Tim Zilke, ASE president; Ron Gooch, DVP TBC Retail Group; Chris Fryar (Tech of the Year) and Mike Phillips, ASE board chairman.</p>

National Tire & Battery (NTB) and the National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) have honored Christopher Fryar as the National Tire & Battery/ASE Technician of the Year.

A resident of Waco, Texas, Fryar received the honor at ASE’s annual board meeting held on Nov. 14, 2012 in San Antonio, Texas.

Fryar has over 12 years’ experience in the automotive industry and holds several certifications including ASE Master Technician and L1 Advanced Engine Performance certifications. He is the lead automotive technician with NTB in Waco, Texas.

“Being an automotive technician means solving complex problems in a timely fashion,” said Fryar. “ASE certifications let me prove my expertise and skill to the customer before I ever pop the hood. I enjoy the growth and challenges that ASE brings to the table. ”

Fryar was selected as the Merchant’s Tire & Auto Centers/ASE Technician of the Year based on his test scores and number of ASE Certifications as well as his commitment to continued education in the automotive maintenance industry.

“TBC Retail Group stresses the importance of ASE testing, certifications and continued automotive maintenance education through our company-wide training program and those of our partners,” said Bill Ihnken, president & COO, TBC Retail Group, Company Owned Division.

“The recognition of our associates on a national level lets customers know that we are committed to providing expert service every step of the way. I am proud of Chris’s accomplishments and look forward to watching him excel in his career.”

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