LAS VEGAS (Nov. 4, 2015) — Members of the Automotive Lift Institute (ALI) elected their 2016 board of directors at the group's annual meeting Nov. 2 in Las Vegas.
Stet Schanze, of Gray Manufacturing Co. in St. Joseph, Mo., will serve as ALI's chairman, replacing Jerome Lentz, of Challenger Lifts in Louisville, Ky., who served three terms as chairman and has been a board member for more than 10 years. ALI President Bob O'Gorman presented Mr. Lentz with a plaque honoring his longtime service at the membership meeting.
“Jerome Lentz's leadership has helped advance ALI in many directions,” Mr. O'Gorman said. “Under his watch, we launched the online version of the Lifting It Right training program, grew the ALI Lift Inspector Certification Program and developed successful partnerships with many other safety and training organizations.
“I look forward to continuing to work on these initiatives with new chairman Stet Schanze, who has provided the lift industry with tremendous value since joining the ALI Board three years ago.”
Mr. Lentz will continue to serve on the board as past chairman. The 2016 ALI board also includes Jeff Kritzer of BendPak in Santa Paula, Calif.; Stan Poweska of PKS Lifts in Ancaster, Ontario; Matt Webster of Vehicle Service Group in Madison, Ind.; Harold Yeo of TLS Lifts in Oakville, Ontario; and Associate Class representative Gary Wainwright of Weco Automotive Lifts & Equipment in Bradford, Ark.
The ALI board of directors includes representatives from the North American-based vehicle lift manufacturers that are members of ALI, plus one elected Associate Class representative. ALI Associate Class membership is available to any North American service organization with at least one ALI Certified Lift Inspector on staff.