(Left to right) Tim Zilke, Dwayne Dodson, Jonathan Brown and Tom Trisdale.


Dwayne Dodson, an ASE Certified automotive technician from Ione, California, was recently honored with a national achievement award as the SpeeDee Oil Change & Auto Service/ASE Master Automobile Technician of the Year. Fifty-three automotive professionals were recognized on November 13, 2019, at the Fall Board of Governors meeting of the National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) held at the Arizona Grand Resort and Spa in Phoenix, Arizona.

The ASE annual awards spotlight top scorers on the ASE Certification tests from among the ranks of the approximately quarter million ASE certified professionals nationwide. Jonathan Brown, Franchise Support Director for SpeeDee; Tom Trisdale, ASE Board Chair; and Timothy Zilke, ASE President & CEO, presented the award to Dodson.

“Dwayne, who is a manager/technician at SpeeDee Oil Change & Auto Service in Jackson, is one of the outstanding ASE certified professionals recognized annually by different segments of the automotive service and repair industry. Each of these elite technicians is presented with an industry-specific award recognizing their achievement,” said Zilke.

“ASE has honored extraordinary industry professionals from across the nation for more than 40 years,” Zilke continued. “This is made possible by the support of our many award sponsors, whose ranks include some of the best-known names in the industry. We are proud to partner with SpeeDee Oil Change & Auto Service to recognize Dwayne’s commitment to excellence in providing the very best in auto repair. This dedication is reflected in the talented professionals we recognize each year and Dwayne represents the best of the best.”

Forty-one companies from both OEM and Aftermarket segments sponsored the individual technician recognition awards in the Auto, Truck, Bus, Collision and Parts categories, along with awards for instructors. In addition to looking for top scores on ASE tests, award sponsors examine on-the-job excellence, community service and other factors when selecting honorees.

 he National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) 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. Approximately a quarter million 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.  For more information about ASE, visit www.ase.com.