As the industry and the National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) celebrate Automotive Service Professionals Month, Pep Boys is recognizing automotive technicians in each business region with its annual “Top Tech” award program.
“Pep Boys’ promise to our customers is ‘We go further to help you go farther,’ and our Top Techs are the ones who truly deliver on this promise day in and day out,” said Brian Kaner, CEO, Pep Boys. “As we celebrate our centennial this year, we’re especially proud of our Top Techs for demonstrating the same values on which our business was founded 100 years ago.”
The 2021 Top Tech award winners are:
- Loy Chour, Anaheim, California
- John Morin, St. Augustine, Florida
- Dan Stone, Fairless Hills, Pennsylvania
- David Wade, Lone Tree, Colorado
- Jose Massanet, Trujillo Alto, Puerto Rico
The Top Techs were selected based on multiple factors, including ASE certifications; strong productivity and performance metrics; mentorship; and living the company’s values. The respective stores of each Top Tech now have the distinction of being home to the country’s most outstanding technicians.
ASE has designated June as Automotive Service Professionals Month.
“Pep Boys leads the industry in supporting technical training by sponsoring team members’ certifications and providing paid time for testing,” the company said in a news release. “Given the critical role service technicians play at Pep Boys, the company continues its emphasis on the ‘Race to 2026’ initiative designed to recruit talented technicians in the automotive industry and close America’s skills gap.” The “Race to 2026” program includes initiatives to attract workers to the skilled trades, while supporting Pep Boys’ own employee network through Top Tech and similar recognition, as well as a scholarship program, tuition assistance, apprenticeships and additional company-sponsored training and certifications.