Adam Erickson

(L to R) Tim Zilke, Adam Erickson, Scott Greenstreet, Tom Trisdale

Adam Erickson, an ASE Certified school bus technician from Oronoco, was recently honored with a national achievement award as the First Student/ASE Master School Bus Technician of the Year. Fifty-three automotive professionals were recognized on Nov. 13 at the Fall Board of Governors meeting of the National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) held at the Arizona Grand Resort and Spa in Phoenix, 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. Scott Greenstreet, VP of Maintenance, First Student - East; Tom Trisdale, ASE Board Chair; and Timothy Zilke, ASE President & CEO, presented the award to Erickson.

“Adam, who is a school bus technician at First Student in Rochester, 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,” Zilke continued. “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 First Student to recognize Adam's commitment to excellence in providing the very best in school bus maintenance and repair. This dedication is reflected in the talented professionals we recognize each year and Adam represents the best of the best.”

Forty-one companies from both OEM and Aftermarket segments sponsored the individual technician recognition awards in the Auto, Truck, Bus, Collision 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.

The National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) was founded in 1972 as a non-profit, independent organization dedicated to improving the quality of automotive service and repair through voluntary testing and certification of automotive professionals. Approximately a quarter million ASE Certified automobile, truck, bus, and collision repair technicians, and parts specialists work in dealerships, independent shops, service stations, auto parts stores, fleets, schools, and colleges across the nation. For more information about ASE, visit www.ase.com.

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