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News   November 13, 2018   by Allan Janssen

ALI elects new chairman

Jerome Lentz of Challenger Lifts was elected chairman of the Automotive Lift Institute (ALI) Board of Directors at the organization’s recent annual meeting.

Jerome Lentz of Challenger Lifts has been elected chairman of the Automotive Lift Institute.

ALI members elected a slate of directors for the 2019 term at the associations’s annual meeting in Las Vegas late last month.

Lentz is joined on the executive committee by Buck Gasner of DEKRA North America, who was re-elected to a second two-year term as associate class representative.

Doug Brown of Vehicle Service Group was elected to the board for the first time. Returning members are Jeff Kritzer of BendPak, Stan Poweska of PKS Lifts of Ancaster, Ont., Harold Yeo of TLS Lifts of Oakville, Ont., past chairman Stet Schanze of Gray Manufacturing Company, and ALI President R.W. “Bob” O’Gorman.

The ALI Board of Directors includes representatives of vehicle lift manufacturer members, as well as a representative elected by the ALI Associate Class. ALI Associate Class membership is available to North American lift service organizations with at least one ALI certified lift inspector on staff.

Founded in 1945, the Automotive Lift Institute (ALI) is a trade association of North American-based lift manufacturers. ALI’s mission is to promote the safe design, construction, installation, service, inspection and use of automotive lifts. In 1947, ALI developed the first Commercial Standard covering vehicle lifts published by the National Bureau of Standards. Today, ALI sponsors several national lift safety standards and offers third-party certification programs for automotive lifts and automotive lift inspectors.

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