LAS VEGAS — AAPEX announced the winners of the third annual Service and Repair Awards, which recognize essential services provided by shop owners, service advisors and technicians to keep the motoring public on the road.
AAPEX awarded Shop Owner of the Year to Kristi Hudson, Donnie Hudson and Frank Hudson of Troy Auto Care, Troy, Mich.; Technician of the Year to Brandon Sadler, shop foreman, American Pride Automotive, Williamsburg, Va.; and Service Advisor of the Year to Ray Christensen, J&L Automotive, Alpine, Utah.
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As Shop Owner of the Year, Kristi Hudson, her husband Donnie and brother-in-law Frank run three locations. The shop is a NAPA Auto Care Center – Gold Certified, an ASE Blue Certified Shop and a AAA Approved Auto Repair business.
Kristi Hudson is active in several industry associations, including the Auto Care Association, participates in the Northern Detroit NAPA Business Development Group and is a board member at the Oakland Technical Education Campus. She is a board member for the Jenna Kast Believe In Miracles foundation, a local charity that grants wishes to children with life threatening illnesses. The Troy Auto Family also is active in the community, sponsoring teams and travel abroad programs at the local high schools.