VeriFacts Automotive has just announced the finalists for its annual ACE Awards (Achievement in Collision Repair Excellence). ACE Award finalists are recognized for outstanding quality of work.
VeriFacts has established two ACE Awards to recognize outstanding performance from individual technicians (The March Taylor Technician ACE Award) and collision repair centers committed to attaining higher repair quality as measured through the VeriFacts Shop Coaching Program.
To qualify for an ACE Award, collision repair centers must have participated in the VeriFacts Shop Coaching Program for at least six months. Mark Olson, COO and co-founder of VeriFacts Automotive, stated, “VeriFacts works with some of the best shops in the country who employ some of the very best technicians in our industry.
Each year one of our biggest challenges is working with our coaches to determine the list of ACE Award finalists from the nearly 5,000 techicians we see each month.”
According to Audie Swedeen, Director of Operations, “All the finalists were nominated by our coaches in each region and then confirmed by our executive management team. We consider many different factors when deciding on a finalist including teamwork, attitude, shop coaching scores and quality levels. There are so many quality
technicians in our program, choosing just one winner is very difficult. All shops and technicians in the VeriFacts coaching program should be recognized”.
In the category of March Taylor Technician ACE Award, the finalists include: Erik Ambartsumyan, Marco’s Auto Body, Pasadena CA; Auturo Atilano, Platinum Coachworks, Covina CA; Jim Carhart, Camden Body of Main Street, Baltimore MD; Ed Daudelin, Evergreen Autoworks, Mill Creek WA; Vahik Dilanchyan, House of Imports, Buena Park CA; Bob Fannin, CARSTAR Wornall, Kansas City MO; Jeff Forrest, Kelly’s Auto Body Collision 1, Bellevue WA; Travis Haberer, LaMettry’s Collision, Eden Prairie MN; Miguel Marquez, DC Autocraft, Burbank CA; Jeff Mase, Collision Plus of Glen Carbon, Edwardsville IL; Luis Moreno, Marco’s Auto Body, South Pasadena CA; Weston Nerhing, Travelers Auto Body, Fresno CA; Juan Nunez, Marco’s Auto Body, Monterey Park CA; Reynaldo Olmeda, Marco’s Auto Body, North Hollywood CA; Luis Portillo, Marco’s Auto Body, San Gabriel CA; Victor Rivera, Autobody USA Lake Forest, Lake Forest CA; Peng Tan, Haury’s Lake City Auto Rebuild, Seattle WA; Craig Todd, CARSTAR Collision Specialists West, Wichita KS; Josh Vanheel, Luther Collision & Glass, Hopkins MN; John Vaughn, Schaefer Auto Body, Fenton MO; Ron Vichayapai, Roosevelt University Collision 1, Seattle WA; Jim Weisenburger, Charlie’s State Avenue Collision 1, Marysville WA; Ben Yada, Metro Auto Rebuild South, Tacoma WA.
In the category of Repair Center ACE Award, the finalists are: Anaheim Hills Auto Body, Anaheim CA; Apex Auto Body, Huntington Beach CA; ARA CARSTAR Everett, Everett WA; Autobody USA, San Juan Capistrano CA; Caliber Collision Centers, Fresno CA; Caliber Collision Centers, Walnut CA; Collision Clinic CARSTAR, Edmonds WA; Charlie’s State Avenue Collision 1, Marysville WA; EMC Collision, Freemont CA; Evergreen Auto Works, Mill Creek WA; FCC Collision Centers, Milpitas CA; House of Imports, Buena Park CA; LaMettry’s Collision, Eden
Prairie MN; LaMettry’s Collision, Lakeville MN; LaMettry’s Collision, Maplewood MN; LaMettry’s Collision, Richfield MN; Luther Collision and Glass, Hopkins MN; Marco’s Auto Body, Pasadena CA; Marco’s Auto Body, Monterey Park CA; Marco’s Auto Body, San Gabriel CA; Marco’s Auto Body, South Pasadena CA; Platinum Coach Works, Covina CA; Prestige Auto Collision Inc., Mission Viejo CA; Schaefer Auto Body, Fenton MO.
The winners will be revealed Tuesday, November 3rd at the 2009 Collision Industry Awards Luncheon, held in conjunction with the International Autobody Congress and Exposition (NACE).
VeriFacts Automotive, LLC was founded to address the implementation of best repair practices within the collision repair industry. The Company provides interactive, on-the-job, technician coaching and serves as an unbiased, third-party to measure and verify collision repair quality. VeriFacts’ coaching methodologies, technical competency and professional integrity position it to provide a wide array of valuable services to the collision repair, insurance and manufacturing communities. For further information, please call VeriFacts at (800) 381-3447 or firstname.lastname@example.org .