ST. JOHNS, Fla. (Jan. 22, 2016) — The National Automotive Service Task Force (NASTF) recently re-elected five directors to its 15-member voluntary board and added one new member.
The newly elected director, Jim Von Ehr, joins the board as an OEM at-large director. He is retired from Nissan Motor Co., leaving two years remaining on his NASTF leadership term, the organization said.
Bob Stewart, a long-serving NASTF volunteer and manager of aftermarket service support for General Motors Co., was elected to fill Mr. Von Ehr's remaining NASTF term.
The five existing volunteers re-elected to serve on the board through Dec. 31, 2018, are:
- Scott Brown, president of iATN;
- Chris Chesney, senior director of customer training for CARQUEST Technical Institute/Advance Auto Parts Pro;
- Steve Douglas, senior director of environmental affairs for the Alliance of Automobile Manufacturers;
- Doug Greenhaus, chief regulatory council for the National Automobile Dealers Association (NADA); and
- Bill Moss, owner of Euro Service Automotive.
Directors continuing with unexpired terms include: Allen Pennebaker (Orinda Motors); Claude Hensley (Lockman Locksmiths); Bill Long (Automotive Aftermarket Suppliers Association); Aaron Lowe (Auto Care Association); John Lypen (Motor Information Systems); Greg Potter (Equipment & Tool Institute [ETI]); Julia Rege (Global Automakers); Mark Saxonberg (Toyota Motor Sales USA); and Donny Seyfer (Seyfer Automotive).
Current NASTF officers re-elected to another one-year term for 2016: Allen Pennebaker continues as NASTF chair of the board, Steve Douglas as vice-chair and John Lypen as treasurer/secretary. Charlie Gorman, who retired as ETI's executive manager in 2014, will continue in a non-voting position as NASTF's immediate past chair.
NASTF was established in 2000 to identify, communicate and resolve gaps in the availability and accessibility of automotive service information, service training, diagnostic tools and equipment for the benefit of automotive service professionals and their customers. The organization was incorporated in 2006 as a 501(c)(6) not-for-profit organization.