Aaron Kaurala Named 2016 Bosch/ASE Master Automobile Technician of the Year
At its Fall Board of Governors Meeting in Concord, North Carolina, the National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) held its annual awards banquet on November 16, 2016. Among the awards presented at this event, Aaron Kaurala of Berkley, Michigan was named 2016 Bosch/ASE Master Automobile Technician of the Year. Kaurala is a member of the team at Curt’s Service in Oak Park, Michigan which is a Bosch Car Service Center.
Aaron has 30 years of experience as an auto technician and has been 20 with Curt’s Service in Oak Park, Michigan as a Master Auto Technician. Aaron received his education while in High School and then while in the Air Force as a heavy equipment mechanic. Additional training was received after the Air Force at the MoTech Automotive Education Center and is a State of Michigan Master Auto and Master Heavy Truck Technician as well as a Bosch Master Technician. Aaron and his wife Lori, have three children, Stephen (24), John (22) and James (20).
Bosch has sponsored the Bosch/ASE Master Automobile Technician of the Year award since 2012. The winner receives an ASE recognition plaque, together with an all-expenses-paid trip to the awards banquet and $1,000 in cash. To qualify for nomination, a candidate must be currently employed at a Bosch Car Service shop, have achieved Bosch Master Technician status, and be a current ASE Master Automobile Technician with Advanced Engine Performance Specialist Certification (L1).
The names of qualifying candidates are submitted to ASE, which then uses the most recent ASE test scores and other criteria to determine the winner. The National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) was established in 1972 as an independent non-profit organization working to improve the quality of vehicle repair and service by testing and certifying automotive professionals. ASE promotes excellence in automotive repair and service and has over 300,000 Automotive Technician and Service Professional members who hold ASE Certifications.