Homer Hogg, Vice President of Truck Service at TravelCenters of America, has was recently appointed as the new chairman of the Automotive Service Excellence (ASE).
As an ASE board member since 2015, Hogg said he’s honored to serve in his new role and recognizes the valuable service that ASE provides to the industry.
Through its testing and certification services, ASE benefits employers, consumers, and, most importantly, service professionals themselves.
Hogg, an ASE Certified Master Technician, said he understands the value and importance of ASE certification in the workplace, as it is a sign of expertise and knowledge that instills confidence in customers.
“As a medium/heavy duty truck ASE Certified Master Technician, I know the value and significance of ASE certification,” Hogg said. “It is an important designation in the workplace and motorists see it as a sign of expertise and knowledge, signifying that they are in good hands when their vehicle is serviced. As technology gets more complex, I am proud to share that ASE has several new initiatives in the works to address the evolving transportation industry.
To keep pace with technology advancements, ASE has introduced several new initiatives. The ProProctor remote testing option, launched in partnership with Prometric, enables service professionals to recertify their ASE certifications online, providing more flexibility for the certification process. ASE has also introduced the Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS) Specialist Certification Test (L4) and is developing safety tests for hybrid and electric vehicles, in order to support the growing demand for these technologies.
Hogg is committed to advancing and promoting the value of ASE throughout the industry and beyond, encouraging vehicle service and repair facilities to help their employees earn ASE certifications and celebrate their achievements. ASE has designated June as Automotive Service Professionals Month to recognize the hard work of ASE-Certified service professionals who are dedicated to providing high-quality services to customers.
As the new chairman of ASE, Hogg said he and the board of directors are proud of the value that ASE provides to the transportation industry and its customers. They look forward to enhancing and advancing the careers of service professionals from coast to coast, by working with industry experts to create the guidelines and assessment criteria for new vehicle technologies, and providing certification opportunities for service professionals.
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