LEESBURG, Va. — The National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) is planning a year-long celebration next year of the many milestones and growth achieved since its founding in 1972.
To kick off the celebration, the Leesburg-based institute designed a commemorative logo.
The ASE said it has worked to improve the quality of vehicle repair and service by testing and certifying automotive professionals, resulting in its standing as the preeminent independent non-profit organization striving to uphold and promote high standards of vehicle service and repair.
From its initial offering of four automobile tests in 1972, the ASE today offers 57 tests and certifications from automobile and medium-heavy truck to transit and school bus, collision repair, parts, military and others.
More than a quarter of a million individuals hold ASE certifications in these areas of the transportation industry.
"The National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence was established by industry leaders to identify competent professional technicians and the repair facilities where they are employed whether vehicle dealerships or independent businesses," ASE President and CEO Tim Zilke said.
"During ASE's celebration in 2022, we plan to partner with industry organizations to showcase service professionals and the work they do to keep America's vehicles safe and on the road."
The ASE 50th Anniversary commemorative logo can be found at asetoolkit.com. Historical information, testimonials, data points and other content will become available over the coming months at ase.com.