Five automotive technicians from Enterprise Fleet Management have earned certification as an ASE World Class Technician, including four this year, the fleet management company has announced.
The technicians work in the company's National Service Department, which is one of the largest service organizations in the country.
Less than 1% of the estimated 879,000 technicians working in the U.S. have received the certification that's presented by the National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence and the Auto Care Association.
The four 2019 honorees included Travis Guenzler and Jason Hodge, account managers; Ryan Egleston, national service supervisor; and Amos Eaton, service advisor. In 2017, Kelley Hatlee, customer support supervisor, earned the award.
"The fact that we now have five ASE World Class Technicians is a huge accomplishment, especially considering only a few dozen were recognized in North America this year," said Tom Gieseking, vice president of fleet operations for Enterprise Fleet Management. "The honor speaks volumes to Enterprise's commitment to ensuring our clients receive top-notch service."
To earn World Class Technician status, individuals must test and obtain ASE certification in 22 specialty areas. In addition, individuals must acquire the titles of master automobile technician, master medium/heavy duty truck technician, and master collision repair technician. They must also earn two advanced level diagnostic certifications in gasoline and diesel engines. The distinction is valid for life.
Enterprise Fleet Management's service department comprises more than 100 ASE-certified technicians and has been recognized with the ASE "Blue Seal of Excellence" award for 22 consecutive years.
Enterprise Holdings, which also includes rental fleets, manages the largest fleet in the world through an integrated network of more than 10,000 rental locations. This global network of independent regional subsidiaries and franchises also operates the Enterprise Rent-A-Car, National Car Rental and Alamo Rent A Car brands in more than 90 countries.
Combined, Enterprise Fleet Management and its affiliate Enterprise Holdings manage more than 2 million vehicles, employ 100,000 worldwide, and accounted for $24.1 billion in revenue in fiscal year 2018.
Since 2008, Enterprise Holdings and its affiliates have spent almost $2.4 billion making acquisitions and corporate-venture capital investments or commitments in the U.S., Canada, the U.K., France, Ireland, Spain, Brazil, and China.