Auto Value, Bumper to Bumper Name 2020 Tech of the Year - Tire Review Magazine

Auto Value, Bumper to Bumper Name 2020 Tech of the Year

Mark Calzia, of M.C. Tire & Automotive in Moline, Ill., was crowned the 2020 Technician of the Year.

Auto Value and Bumper to Bumper have named Mark Calzia of M.C. Tire & Automotive in Moline, Ill. the 2020 Technician of the Year.

Calzia achieved the highest score on a custom ASE exam given to U.S. finalists in San Antonio Mar. 13 during the Auto Value and Bumper to Bumper Technician of the Year finalist trip.

M.C Tire & Automotive is a Bumper to Bumper Certified Service Center and customer of IWI Motor Parts.

Auto-Value-Bumper-to-Bumper-Technician-of-the-Year

Calzia was one of 18 U.S. finalists. He and the other finalists and their guests traveled to San Antonio Mar. 12-15 to celebrate their accomplishments and crown the winner. The group was also joined by the Canadian Technician of the Year Jason Meilleur of River Park Automotive (a Piston Ring Service Supply CSC) in Winnipeg, Canada, and the Mexican Technician of the Year Luis Alfredo Calles Rivas of Mecatec Express (a customer of Almex Refacciones) in Tamaulipas, Mexico.

His score of 94 out of 100 possible points earned him the title, $2,500 and a trip to the ASE Awards Ceremony in Clearwater, Fla. this November to represent all of the Auto Value and Bumper to Bumper Certified Service Center locations and technicians.

Finalists were selected by their Auto Value and Bumper to Bumper suppliers based on several criteria, including ASE certification, status as a Certified Service Center, training, personal biographies and letters of recommendation.

“Every single one of these technicians are winners by virtue of being selected as a finalist from among nearly 3,800 service center locations which employ over 10,000 techs,” said JC Washbish, vice president of sales and marketing for Auto Value and Bumper to Bumper. “Their presence on this trip proves that they have distinguished themselves from their peers through education and training and that they’ve had a positive impact on their customers’ lives. A special congratulations to Mark, Jason and Luis, who are all excellent representatives of the Auto Value and Bumper to Bumper brands.”

You May Also Like

OTAA to host free training for members in Akron, OH

The association said these workshops are designed to enhance technician’s technical expertise and keep them up-to-date with the latest industry advancements.

Stock-technician-training-1400

The Ohio Tire and Automotive Association (OTAA) will offer free technician training sessions for its members, taking place April 9-11 in Akron, OH at Babcox Media. The association said these workshops are designed to enhance technician's technical expertise and keep them up-to-date with the latest industry advancements.

To register, visit otaatraining.com.

Hankook Tire debuts Great Catch Rebate through July 7

Drivers who purchase at least four tires from eligible lines will qualify for savings of up to $120.

2024-Great-Catch-Rebate-1400
GT Radial Formula Drift team welcomes 14-year-old driver

Minowa, who will be the newest and youngest driver in the Formula Drift 2024 pro season, will be debuting with Team Jerry Yang Racing.

GT-Radial-FD-Driver-Hiroya-Minowa
TIA is now accepting nominations for open board of directors positions

The newly-elected board members will serve three-year terms with the potential for re-election to two additional terms.

OTR-Conf---DIck-Gust-1400
Professional race car driver to compete on Bridgestone Potenza RE-71RS tires

Tom O’Gorman will compete on Bridgestone Potenza RE-71RS tires in the World Racing League Grand Touring Over class during the 2024 season.

Other Posts

Kumho Tire becomes an Official Tire of Formula DRIFT

As part of the sponsorship, Kumho Tire will receive a significant footprint at each of the eight Formula DRIFT events in the 2024 series, including track signage and activation during race weekends.

Kumho_Tire_USA_Formula-DRIFT-sponsorship-1400
Discount Tire acquires six Suburban Tire Auto Repair Centers

The six locations in the Chicago area will continue to operate under the Suburban Tire Auto Repair Centers brand name.

Suburban-Tire-Discount-Tire
Sun Auto Tire & Service expands Texas store count

The company has acquired Carrollton Complete Automotive, which offers a range of automotive services.

Sun-Auto-Carrollton
Yokohama Rubber to supply its BluEarth-XT AE61 as OE on Toyota’s Yaris Cross

Yokohama Rubber said the BluEarth-XT AE61 is a summer tire developed specifically for use on crossover urban SUVs.

Yokohama-BluEarth-OE