WHEAT RIDGE, Colo. — The National Automotive Service Task Force (NASTF) has named auto repair industry veteran Donny Seyfer to replace the retiring Skip Potter as its executive officer.
Mr. Seyfer brings more than 30 years' experience as a technician, shop owner/manager and trainer and 15 years of association and trade show experience to the role. He has served on several NASTF teams, including co-chairing the tool and equipment team as well as serving on the board of directors.
When Mr. Potter announced his retirement in August, the NASTF board tapped Mr. Seyfer to act as interim director and made the decision Oct. 31 to offer him the position. This came after an extensive search for Mr. Potter's successor.
NASTF Chairman Steve Douglas said Mr. Seyfer's decades of experience working with other shop owners, technicians, OEMs, tool companies, trainers and service information providers makes him "uniquely qualified" to bring the industry together and catapult the NASTF to the next level.
"This is the perfect platform to expand and continue my mission to help those of us who turn the wrench or wield the scan tool," Mr. Seyfer said. "Most important to the NASTF mission is the opportunity to continue to connect all of the different channels of our amazing industry and make the world a little smaller.
"Now more than ever, success for all depends on being able to work together. I appreciate the opportunity," he said.
The NASTF is a non-profit dedicated to identifying, communicating and resolving 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.