MT. LAUREL, NJ – Automotive Resources International (ARI), a global fleet solutions provider specializing in complex car and truck fleets, is proud to announce that employee John "Jack" Conn recently received the coveted status of World Class Technician issued by the Institute for Automotive Service Excellence (ASE). ARI now employs 11 of 126 total World Class technicians certified by the Institute.

Conn earned the prestigious title by achieving ASE certification as a Master Tech in Car, Truck, and Body plus two advanced levels. An ARI employee since 2006, Conn also brings to the table more than 30 years of experience in the automotive repair industry.

"ARI continues to invest in our most important asset -- our personnel," said Barbara King, manager of ARI's Technical Resource Centers. "We currently employ more World Class technicians than any other fleet management company."

ASE credentials are a universal measurement of automotive service expertise. Technicians must pass a written exam and prove two years of relevant work experience. After achieving certification status, individuals must maintain knowledge levels and re-take assessments every five years.

"Earning ASE distinction demonstrates mastery of automotive repair knowledge, and our technicians invest a great deal of their own time into preparing for the tests," says King. "This level of dedication translates into excellent service for our clients."

About ARI

ARI, a subsidiary of Holman Enterprises, based in Mt. Laurel, N.J., is the largest privately-held fleet leasing and management company in the world. As a single-source fleet management leader, ARI customizes innovative solutions that streamline fleet operations, help lower the cost of fleet ownership and create long-term value for customers.

Today, with a workforce numbering more than 1,200 and offices throughout the U.S., Canada, Mexico, Puerto Rico and Europe, the company manages more than 2,000 outsourced fleets (over 650,000 autos and trucks) in North America and, combined with its strategic partners, more than 1.5 million fleet vehicles globally.