Two Canadians are on the Auto Care Association’s annual list of World Class Technicians.
Kit Mak of Vancouver, B.C., and Mark Robinson of Mississauga, Ont. were on the list of 45 technicians across North America given the 2019 World Class Technician award.
The program is held in partnership with the National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence (ASE).
ASE and Auto Care Association provide the annual designation to recognize professional technicians who have achieved the extraordinary accomplishment of ASE certification in 22 specialty areas during the 2018 certification test administration.
The tests include: A1-A8 (automotive), T1-T8 (medium/heavy truck), B2-B5 (collision repair) and L1, L2 (advanced).
More than 2,000 technicians have earned “World Class Technician” status since the inception of ASE more than 30 years ago.
The last Canadians to qualify (James Mcleod Sr. of Newmarket, Ont. and Tony Tasillo of Moffat, Ont.) did so in 2017. Once qualified, the World Class distinction is valid for life.
The full list of 2019 World Class Technicians is:
Carlos Acevedo Ramos – Bayamon, Puerto Rico
John Adams IV – Euless, Texas
Brian Beauchemin – Cumberland, Rhode Island
Richard Benson – Houston, Texas
David Boyce – Westport, Massachusetts
Kevin Brown – Leander, Texas
Michael Campbell – Chicago, Illinois
William Childers – Lizella, Georgia
Roberto De La Torre – San Juan, Puerto Rico
John Dibartolomeo Jr. – Atco, New Jersey
Amos Eaton – Pevely, Missouri
Ryan Egleston – Saint Louis, Missouri
Leroy Fleming – Bel Air, Maryland
Luke Franta – Santa Margarita, California
Robert Gouveia – Everett, Massachusetts
William Gray – Metairie, Louisiana
Travis Guenzler – Catawissa, Missouri
James Hahn – Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Brad Harder – Emporia, Kansas
Jason Hodge – Saint Charles, Missouri
Tyler Hurt – Debary, Florida
Scott Jensen – Boynton Beach, Florida
Steven Johansson – Troy, Michigan
Raymond Johnson – Holly Springs, North Carolina
John Jones – Gahanna, Ohio
Steven Kuhr – Moore, Oklahoma
Brian Lacroix – Medley, Florida
Kit Mak – Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
Steven McAtee – Milton, Kentucky
Jeramiah Mihelich – Waltham, Massachusetts
Michael Mizzi – Willow Spring, North Carolina
Frank Naelitz – Lorain, Ohio
Matthew Olsen – Burlington, Massachusetts
William Onessimo Jr. – Rockland, Massachusetts
David Piper – McKinney, Texas
Kenneth Ratliff – Bethel, Ohio
Robert Reiss – Carnegie, Pennslyvania
Mark Robinson – Mississauga, Ontario, Canada
Steven Sears – East Bridgewater, Massachusetts
Jacob Shuter – Manchester, New Hampshire
Michael Springman – Pensacola, Florida
John Stacey – Whitesboro, Texas
Curtis Walker – Woodland, California
Ryan Weaver – East Falmouth, Massachusetts
Thomas Wheeler – Lincoln, Maine