David Lang is the Bosch/ASE Master Automobile Technician of the Year.

Mountain People & Places - January 2018

David Lang, of Independent Vehicle Service, in Albuquerque, N.M., was recognized as the Bosch/ASE Master Automobile Technician of the Year at the Fall Board of Governors meeting of the ASE in San Diego. Lang was among 47 other automotive professionals who were recognized. The annual awards banquet spotlights top scorers on the ASE Certification Tests. 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.

Perkins Paint and Collision, a division of Perkins Motors, has been acquired by Service King Collision Repair Centers. The deal officially closed Friday, Dec. 1, with operations of Perkins Paint and Collision, located at 2025 Sheldon Ave. in Colorado Springs, transitioning to Service King immediately. The 30,000-square-foot facility provides Service King the capacity to repair up to 300 vehicles per month in addition to its three existing collision repair centers in the market. David Perkins and his team have built a best-in-class reputation and we look forward to continuing that tradition in the future as one Service King family,” said Clayton Geisendorff, Service King market director. The company operates four Colorado Springs locations.

Jasper Endows Today & Tomorrow (JETT) awarded a $3,000 grant to Metal Mission, of Denver, at the company’s Jasper, Ind., facility. At the event, “Will Read & Sing for Food,” Jasper presented eight 2017 grants totaling $28,830.00 to local and national non-profit organizations. JETT also raised another $18,000 to go toward the organization’s 2018 grants. JETT is a giving circle for Jasper Engines & Transmission Associates and their families that focuses on pooling resources to have a greater combined impact on its communities. More than 500 volunteer hours were also donated by JETT members this year.

ASA Colorado will hold its annual Summit training event, Saturday, Jan. 27, at Lincoln Tech, Denver. There will be more than 25 classes, including hands-on training at the school’s new facility for every level of technician, owner, service writer and manager, as well as an opportunity to network with Lincoln Tech’s graduating class and other service professionals. On Friday, Jan. 26, there will be a “pre-party” at Unser Karting & Events. For more info, visit asacolorado.org, or call 303-202-5231.


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