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ASA Mechanical Committee Meets in Kansas City


7/20/2010

he Automotive Service Association (ASA) Mechanical Division Operations Committee recently met in Kansas City, Mo., for its annual meeting to discuss several topics affecting the mechanical repair industry.
 
BEDFORD, Texas — The Automotive Service Association (ASA) Mechanical Division Operations Committee recently met in Kansas City, Mo., for its annual meeting to discuss several topics affecting the mechanical repair industry. The meeting was held in conjunction with the SkillsUSA 46th Annual National Leadership and Skills Conference, where ASA members had an opportunity to serve as judges in several categories.

Eleven committee members divided judging duties among the Automotive Service Technology Competition and the Customer Service Competition. In addition, Jerry Burns, AAM, ASA chairman, served as a judge for the Automotive Refinishing Technology Competition. Judging took place June 24, followed by a two-day operations committee
meeting.

“Working with the SkillsUSA staff and student competitors was an incredibly rewarding and enlightening experience. The students were terrific, and the volunteer staff and advisers show a real dedication to our youth,” said Bill Moss, AAM, ASA Mechanical Division director and owner of Ferris Automotive Inc., Warrenton, Va.

Throughout the meeting, the ASA volunteer leadership focused their discussions on a variety of topics, ranging from legislative activities to subcommittee tasks (current and future) to cooperative efforts with other groups and the Automotive Service and Repair Week (ASRW) event coming up Oct. 10-13 in Las Vegas.

 In addition to Moss, the following operations committee members were present: Howard Pitkow, AAM, assistant division director, Wagenwerx Inc., Wyndmoor, Pa.; Mike Brewster, AAM, Gil’s Garage Inc., Burnt Hills, N.Y; Douglass Kirchdorfer, AAM, Downing Street Garage, Denver, Colo.; Dave Kusa, Autotrend Diagnostics, Campbell, Calif.; Diane Larson, AAM, Larson’s Service Inc., Peabody, Mass.; Vernie Menke, Menke’s Automotive Repair, Newburgh, Ind.; Merle Pfeifer, AAM, Sparks Car Care Inc., Federal Way, Wash.; Tom Piippo, Tri-County Motors, Rudyard, Mich.; Terry Wynter, AAM, Terry Wynter Auto Service Center, Fort Myers, Fla.; and Betty Jo Young, AAM, Young’s Automotive Center, Houston, Texas.












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