Weller won national Mechanic of the Year title this summer in Texas

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Jeff Weller, third from the left, recently received an award for being named as the ASE Technician of the Year. He is pictured with Tim Zilke, Barritt Leitch and Mark Polke

Jeff Weller, an ASE Certified automotive technician from Henning, Minnesota, was recently honored with a national achievement award as the Auto Value & Bumper to Bumper/ASE Master Automobile Technician of the Year. Forty-eight automotive professionals were recognized on Nov. 18, at the Fall Board of Governors meeting of the National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) held at the Scottsdale Resort and Spa 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. Barritt Leitch of Automotive Parts Headquarters; Mark Polke, Chair of the ASE Board of Directors; and Timothy Zilke, ASE President & CEO, presented the award to Weller.

“Jeff, who owns AutoFix LLC in Henning, is one of the outstanding ASE certified professionals recognized annually by different segments of the automotive service and repair industry. Each of these elite technicians is presented with an industry-specific award recognizing their achievement,” said Zilke. “ASE has honored extraordinary industry professionals from across the nation for more than 40 years. This is made possible by the support of our many award sponsors, whose ranks include some of the best-known names in the industry. We are proud to partner with Auto Value and Bumper to Bumper to recognize Jeff’s commitment to excellence in providing the very best in automotive service. This dedication is reflected in the talented professionals we recognize each year and Jeff represents the best of the best.”

Thirty-two companies from both OEM and Aftermarket segments sponsored the individual technician recognition awards in the Auto, Truck, Collision, Parts and Service 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.

About the National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) 

Established in 1972 as a non-profit organization, the National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) is a driving force in the transportation industry. As an independent third party, ASE upholds and promotes high standards of service and repair through the assessment, certification and credentialing of current and future industry professionals, and the prestigious 

ASE Blue Seal logo identifies professionals who possess the essential knowledge and skills to perform with excellence. Today, there are approximately 250,000 ASE Certified professionals at work in dealerships, independent shops, collision repair shops, auto parts stores, fleets, schools and colleges throughout the country. For more information about ASE, visit www.ase.com.