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Member of the Year

The “Outstanding Member of the Year” award is the highest honor, we as ASA Northwest members can bestow on any individual of our association. Any recipient of this award, without a doubt, can feel extremely proud. The recipient of this award has most exemplified the reason and purpose of our association.

ASA Northwest Outstanding Member of the Year

2019 Outstanding Member of The Year – Jen Smith

Jen Smith awarded the 2019 Outstanding Member of the Year.   This is the highest honor given by ASA Northwest. So many folks in and around this association carve precious time from their lives to serve others both within and outside of our industry.  Their work is...

2018 Outstanding Member of The Year – Kandie Jennings-Molloy

Kandie joined Tom's Automotive in West Seattle in 1991 and served as a service adviser and manager prior to purchasing the business in July 2010. She has earned here Accredited Automotive Manager (AAM) designation, and the prestigious Accredited Master Automotive...

2017 Outstanding Member of The Year – Kevin Marks

Kevin Marks grew up in California, going to high school in Grass Valley, then starting college at College of San Mateo, before transferring to the University of Washington where he was a track and field athlete. Kevin has been around our industry since his early...

2016 Outstanding Member of The Year – Bill FIlley

This gentleman’s story with ASA begins in 1993.  After a fire destroyed the business he was part of at the time, he saw firsthand what the ASA family was capable of.  Members in his local chapter and across the state stepped forward with money, tools, toolboxes, and...

2015 Outstanding Member of the Year – Mark Simons

Mark, Sara and Emily Simons were in Dayton Beach Florida during our winter retreat, in Leavenworth, where Mark was selected as the 2015 ASA Northwest Outstanding Member of the Year. Mark is the owner of Rolf’s Import Auto Service in Lakewood and The I-5 Service Center...

2012 Outstanding Member of the Year – Brian Smith

Brian not only successfully runs his own business, but is also the Affiliate Delegate on the ASA Northwest Board of Directors. There are always many people that stand out and definitely deserve to be the recipient of the award, but we do have to choose just one.
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2011 Outstanding Member of the Year – Butch Jobst

This year’s Outstanding Member of the Year is Butch Jobst.  Butch not only successfully runs his own business, but is also the ASA-WA Secretary on the Board of Directors. There are always many people that stand out and definitely deserve to be the recipient of the...

2010 Outstanding Member of the Year – Richard Weeks

This year’s Outstanding Member of the Year is Richard Weeks.  Richard not only successfully runs his own business, but also is the Allied Division Chairman on the Board of Directors of our Association, and hold positions with other associations too. Richard donates...

2009 Outstanding Member of the Year – Dudley Bain

This year’s outstanding member of the year recipient Dudley Bain with Benefit Consultants Northwest has more than 40 years of extensive leadership experience serving business owners in the Northwest with management, marketing and administration.  Dud is active in the...

2008 Outstanding Member of the Year – Kelly Wright

This well deserved honor went to Kelly Wright, with Preedy Brother’s Tires, Inc. in Spokane. Kelly has been involved with ASA-WA both on the unit level and state since 1992. He has been to every unit meeting in the state and took the presidents conference to the next...

2007 Outstanding Member of the Year – Todd Black

Todd opened his own shop at the age of 25, and today operates 2 locations with 14 employees.  Todd is an ASE Certified technician and holds a Journey Man Certificate.  Todd has been active on the Automotive Advisory Committee at Bellingham Technical College for over...

2006 Outstanding Member of the Year – Brian Johnson

Brian Johnson, Motoring Service in Kennewick was the recipient of the “2006 Outstanding Member of the Year” award. Brian’s dad Dave Johnson started Motoring Services Auto Repair in 1979 and Brian got involved with the business in 1982.  Dave got Brian involved with...

2005 Outstanding Member of the Year – Scott Tveten

Scott Tveten of Tveten’s Auto Clinic in Lakewood has received the highest honor given a member of ASA-WA.  Scott was named the “Outstanding Member of the Year for 2005”. Chip Keen, Chairman of the Board, said the decision was based on many things.  Chip stated “Scott...

2004 Outstanding Member of the Year – Jerry Smith

Jerry Smith of Parts and People/Northwest Motor Edition is the 2004 Outstanding Member of the Year.  Jerry is widely known and respected by ASA Washington members, and has been extremely dedicated to our association and to the automotive industry as a whole. Jerry has...

2003 Outstanding Member of the Year – Chip Keen

Chip has been a member of ASA-WA, on the state and national level since 1990.  With strong support from his wife Linda, they established and built a very successful auto repair business, Hansville Repair.  After 26 years, they sold their business and established...

2002 Outstanding Member of the Year – Reto Filli

Reto Filli, Circle & Square Global Car Service, Port Hadlock was named ASA Washington’s 2002 Outstanding Member of the Year. Reto together with his wife Jana have been very active members of ASA-WA since 1991. Reto has held several positions of leadership in the...

2001 Outstanding Member of the Year – Rick McCabe

Rick McCabe, owner of McCabe’s Automotive Specialists in Tacoma was named ASA-WA’s 2001 Outstanding Member of the Year.  This honor was awarded to Rick by ASA-WA’s President, Elaine Mills. Rick joins 32 other prestigious leaders who have been honored since 1968....

2000 Outstanding Member of the Year – Vern Allen

Vern Allen, with Interstate Batteries of Seattle, was named ASA-WA’s Outstanding Member of the Year for 2000.  This award was presented to Vern by ASA-WA’s President, Elaine Mills. This honor is bestowed upon the member who has contributed the most during the...

1999 Outstanding Member of the Year – Joel Baxter

Joel Baxter, co-owner of B & B Auto Repair, Inc. of Bremerton was named ASA-WA’s Outstanding Member of the Year for 1999.  This prestigious award was given to Joel by ASA-WA’s President Tom Smith. Joel has been a shop owner for over twenty years.  Together with...

1998 Outstanding Member of the Year – Don Wagoner

Don Wagoner, owner of White Pass Garage, in Yakima, Washington was named ASA-WA’s Outstanding Member of the Year for 1998.  This honor was awarded Don by ASA-WA’s President, Tom Smith. Don joins 30 other prestigious leaders who have been honored since 1968.  Together...

1997 Outstanding Member of the Year – Jerry Saling

Jerry Saling, owner of Ray’s Truck Service in Spokane, was named ASA-WA’s Outstanding Member of the Year 1997.  This award was presented to Jerry by ASA-WA’s President Ed Cushman. Jerry joins his father Ray Saling, ASA-WA Outstanding Member of the Year of 1978, as the...

1996 Outstanding Member of the Year – Gini Steffy

Gini Steffy, co-owner of G & S Motors in Lynnwood was named ASA-WA’s Outstanding Member of the Year 1996.  This honor was awarded to Gini by ASA-WA’s President, Ed Cushman. As the first woman to receive this award, and her husband Larry received the Outstanding...

1995 Outstanding Member of the Year – Tom Smith

Tom Smith of Tom Smith’s Automotive, Inc., in Seattle was awarded the Outstanding Member of the Year 1995. Tom has been involved in the auto repair business in Seattle for the last twenty-give years and has actively participated in ASA-WA since 1988.  Tom served on...

1989 Outstanding Member of the Year – Luther Taylor

Luther Taylor, Transmission instructor at Clover Park VIT was presented the Outstanding Member of the year for 1989. During 1989 Luther served as Secretary on the ASA-WA Board of Directors.  Luther currently holds the position of Parliamentarian & Historian on the...

1988 Outstanding Member of the Year – Dan Meyer

In 1984 Dan & Sue Meyer purchased Kay Parks Auto Body and renamed it Kay Parks/Dan Meyer Auto Rebuild. They joined ASA Washington on March 2, 1985, and have been very involved and responsible for much of the success of our association over the past thirty years....

1981 Outstanding Member of the Year – Dan Flanagan

Dan was always curious about moving parts and at age 12, with no experience, began the process of replacing the clutch in his family’s 1934 Oldsmobile.  After much effort, and a lack of proper tools, he finally got the vehicle repaired and it was used until 1947 when...

1976 Outstanding Member of the Year – Pete Hunt

I was born in England, traveled to America on the Queen Elizabeth in 1948, settled in Washington state at the young age of nine and have been here ever since. During high school I worked in a hardware/sporting goods store, this experience has proven to be very...

1974 Outstanding Member of the Year – Mitch Mullan

Mitchell N. Mullan Jr. “What A Wonderful World!” August 21, 1930 to April 19, 2016 Mitch was born on August 21, 1930, and peacefully joined his Heavenly Father on April 19, 2016. Devoted husband, father, and grandfather, Mitch is survived by Agnes, his loving wife and...