Southeast Community College’s
Jon Kisby received a national achievement award as the Cengage/ASE Master
Automobile Technician of the Year. Fifty-three automotive professionals were
recognized last month at the Fall Board of Governors meeting of the National
Institute for Automotive Service Excellence in Phoenix, Arizona.
“Sharing the banquet room
with some of the top transportation industry professionals in the nation is an
experience I will not soon forget,” Kisby said. “It was an honor to be
sponsored by Cengage and ASE for this award.”
Kisby, an ASE Certified
automotive technician and former instructor at SCC’s Milford Campus, is now the
Dean of Agriculture, Welding and Transportation. ASE President and CEO, Timothy
Zilke, said Kisby’s commitment to excellence in automotive instruction is one
reason he was recognized for this award.
“Jon, an automotive
instructor who was recently promoted, is one of the outstanding ASE certified
professionals recognized annually by different segments of the automotive
service and repair industry,” Zilke said. “Each of these elite technicians is
presented with an industry-specific award recognizing their achievement.”
The National Institute for
Automotive Service Excellence was founded in 1972 as a non-profit, independent
organization dedicated to improving the quality of automotive service and
repair through voluntary testing and certification of automotive professionals.
ASE Certified automobile, truck, bus, and collision repair technicians, and
parts specialists work in dealerships, independent shops, service stations,
auto parts stores, fleets, schools, and colleges across the nation.