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Local Service Technician Recognized For Excellence
SpeeDee Greer
Shown, from left, Glenn Dahl, John Linden, award recipient Brad Greer of Oakdale, and Tim Zilke, at the Fall Board of Governors meeting of the National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida.

Brad Greer, an ASE Certified automobile technician from Oakdale, was recently honored with a national achievement award as the SpeeDee Oil Change & Auto Service/ASE Automobile Technician of the Year. Forty-seven automotive professionals were recognized on Nov. 19, 2014, at the Fall Board of Governors meeting of the National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) held at the Hyatt Regency Pier 66 in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida.

The ASE annual awards spotlight top scorers on the ASE Certification Tests from among the ranks of the more than 300,000 ASE-certified professionals nationwide. John Linden, National Training Manager; Glenn Dahl, Chairman of the ASE Board of Directors; and Timothy Zilke, ASE President & CEO, presented the award to Greer.

“Brad 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.

Greer is employed by SpeeDee Oil Change and Auto Service in Modesto. He has been a technician for 28 years.

“ASE has been honoring outstanding automotive professionals in our industry for more than 40 years, and we are proud to once again recognize 47 outstanding individuals from all across the nation,” said Zilke. “This is all 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 SpeeDee Oil Change and Auto Service to recognize Brad’s commitment to excellence in providing the very best in vehicle maintenance and repair services to his extended community. This dedication is reflected in the talented professionals we recognize each year and Brad represents the best of the best.”

Thirty-eight different companies from both OEM and Aftermarket segments sponsored the individual technician recognition awards in the Auto, Truck, Collision and Parts categories, along with three instructor awards. 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. More than 300,000 ASE-certified automobile, truck, and collision repair technicians, and parts specialists work in dealerships, independent shops, service stations, auto parts stores, fleets, schools, and colleges across the nation.

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