13 Finalists to Compete for Technician of the Year Honors

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Auto Value and Bumper to Bumper have announced their 13 Technician of the Year finalists for 2018.

These finalists have been recognized as some of the industry’s top professional technicians across the U.S. for their superior knowledge, attention to continued education and training, and commitment to their valued profession.

Finalists will be sent to the Bob Bondurant School of High Performance Driving in Phoenix, Ariz., where they will take a custom tailored Automotive Service Excellence test to determine the 2018 Auto Value Technician of the Year as well as the 2018 Bumper to Bumper Technician of the Year. 

The two Technicians of the Year will be honored on stage this fall at the 2018 Auto Value and Bumper to Bumper Aftermarket Jackpot Convention in Las Vegas, and the ASE Technician of the Year Awards Ceremony in Ft. Lauderdale, Fla. In addition, each will receive a $2,500 cash prize to go along with this national recognition.

To qualify as a finalist, professional technicians must have met a stringent set of requirements that included attending over six hours of live training; participating in over 10 supplier channel partner classes either in a live environment or online, all while maintaining current ASE certifications.

The Auto Value and Bumper to Bumper Technician of the Year program was open to all Auto Value and Bumper to Bumper Certified Service Center shops. Each Auto Value and Bumper to Bumper shareholder member across the United States was able to submit their finalists to compete at the national level.

This training program is supported by the Aftermarket Auto Parts Alliance and is also available to the professional technician membership in Canada and Mexico. The Auto Value Technician of the Year for Canada and Mexico also will be in attendance at the Bob Bondurant School of High Performance Driving with the U.S. Technician of the Year finalists. 

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Technician name, shop name, city and state

Andrew Langello, Treasure Coast Automotive, Vero Beach, Fla.

Shareholder member: Bennett Auto Supply

Scott Chaney, Trojan Auto Care, Troy, Ohio

Shareholder member: Hahn Automotive Warehouse Inc.

Christopher Broom, Broom Auto, Ruston, La.,

Shareholder member: Parts Warehouse Inc.

Colin Harris, Highway 7 Service Center, Newall, Iowa

Shareholder member: The Merrill Co.

Daniel LaFlower, RG Automotive, Halifax, Mass.

Shareholder member: Norwood Motor Parts Co. Inc.

Don Lim, Ward Service, Monrovia, Calif

Shareholder member: Hanson Distributing

John Long, John's Auto Service, Cleburne, Texas

Shareholder member: 4M Parts Warehouse

Matthew Wilson, Angelina Tire and Auto, Lufkin, Texas

Shareholder member: ABC Auto Parts

Michael Creighton, Creighton's Auto Repair, Newton, Pa.

Shareholder member: Eastern Warehouse Distributors

Nate Brindley, Shoemakers Garage, Kalamazoo, Mich

Shareholder member: Auto-Wares Group of Companies

Robert Queneau, Morrison Tire and Service, Garden Cove, Calif.

Shareholder member: Warren Distributing Inc.

Tim Bowling Jr., T-N-T Performance, Syracuse, Ind.

Shareholder member: Auto-Wares Group of Companies

Ronald D. Leach Jr., Byrne's Garage, New Albany, Ind.

Shareholder member: Moog Louisville Warehouse

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