New ASE Leadership, Board Members Assume Roles

New ASE Leadership, Board Members Assume Roles

Dave Johnson has become ASE president and CEO, replacing Tim Zilke.

With the New Year comes new leadership at the National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) – one thing remains constant: the effort the new ASE officers and board members put into supporting the organization remains as dedicated and focused as ever.

On Jan. 1, Dave Johnson officially took on the role of ASE president and CEO, replacing Tim Zilke, who retired from ASE on Dec. 31 after a 30-plus year career at ASE. 

“Over the last six months, I took the time to learn more about ASE and meet with a variety of stakeholders to understand how ASE can best meet their needs and exceed their expectations,” said Johnson. “I am looking forward to working with the ASE officers and board members who bring a wealth of knowledge and experience to ASE and collaborating with the exceptional ASE team to support technicians, service providers and car owners. Together, we will ensure that ASE continues to be the driving force of the transportation industry.”

In addition, Donna Wagner now serves as vice president of industry and media relations for ASE after a stint as assistant vice president of the ASE Education Foundation. She took over for Trish Serratore who also retired at the end of the year.

The new officers for the 2024 board of directors have begun their terms:

• Tom Trisdale, vice president, quality, Toyota, is serving as the new chair;
• Jason Rainey, vice president, NAPA AutoCare/AAA is serving as vice chair.
• John Wolf, president, Snap-on Business Solutions, and Tom Palermo, general manager, Preferred Automotive Specialists, have taken on the roles of treasurer and secretary, respectively.
• Homer Hogg, last year’s chair, and vice president, truck service, Travel Centers of America, is now serving as past chair.

ASE also elected eight new members to its board of governors:

• Matt Allen of Virginia Auto Service;
• Scott Jones of Nissan;
• Ryan Kooiman of Standard Motor Products;
• Rebecca Mahan of DriV/Garage Gurus;
• Mike McRoberts of Rush Truck Centers;
• Natae Rayner of Kia;
• Dick Tejano of First Student; and
• Susan Trevaskis of Advance Auto Parts.

For more information, visit the National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence (ASE).

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