SAN DIEGO — Bridgestone Retail Operations L.L.C. has recognized Jonathan Fisher, a technician at a Firestone Complete Auto Care store in Mechanicsburg, Pa., as its 2017 ASE Master L1 Technician of the Year.
Mr. Fisher joined Bridgestone Retail in 2007 as a C-level technician, the company said, and has attained 11 ASE certifications since. Prior to joining the firm, Mr. Fisher attended Cumberland Perry Area Vocational School, graduating in 2005 with a diploma in automotive technology.
Mr. Fisher was honored at the recent National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) annual Awards Banquet in San Diego, alongside 45 outstanding technicians from across the industry.
"Jonathan exemplifies our company's commitment to being a trusted service provider in tire and automotive care," Bridgestone Retail President Joe Venezia said, noting he is one of more than 5,000 ASE-certified technicians employed by Bridgestone.
"We are proud to celebrate his work ethic, initiative and outstanding contributions to his community."
In addition to his professional accomplishments, Mr. Fisher and his wife are active in the Mechanicsburg community, where he is a deacon and board member at his church.
His passion for automotive service extends to his personal life as well, Bridgestone said, listing his favorite hobby as fixing things, including his first car, a 1988 Chevy Monte Carlo SS.
ASE Master L1 Technician of the Year honorees are submitted by their employers, Bridgestone said, based on criteria, including ASE test scores, on-the-job performance and out-of-work activities.