Several groups honored industry professionals Friday evening during the ASRW Industry Awards, held on Friday, Oct. 12 at the National World War II Museum in New Orleans. The annual awards event provides a platform in which a variety of mechanical and collision repair groups may acknowledge the achievements of some of their outstanding members, customers and industry partners.
Ron Pyle, Automotive Service Association (ASA) president and chief staff executive, emceed the program, which opened with the Automotive Management Institute (AMI) graduation ceremony recognizing those who have earned the Accredited Automotive Manager (AAM) designation.
Following the opening graduation ceremony:
• Tom B. Babcox Memorial Scholarship: Peter Rudloff; Pete’s Garage Inc.; Newark, Del.
• ASA Phoenix Award: Ron Nagy, AAM; Nagy’s Collision Specialists; Orrville, Ohio.
• ASA Chairman’s Award of Excellence: Bill Moss, AAM; EuroService Automotive; Warrenton, Va.
• ASA Legislative Award: Kathryn van der Pol; Adolf Hoepfl & Son Garage; Houston, Texas.
The ASRW Industry Awards are sponsored by Autobody News, ABRN/Motor Age, Bodyshop Business and FenderBender magazines. Thank you to the ASA New Orleans chapter who also sponsored the event and greeted attendees and award recipients.
NACE and CARS will be held during Automotive Service and Repair Week (ASRW) next year when the events rotate back to Las Vegas, Oct. 17-19. Plan now to attend the events designed exclusively for automotive service and repair professionals.