The Automotive Management Institute (AMI) and the Automotive Service Association (ASA) jointly announced that Mark Steinke, production manager for Rydell Collision Center, Grand Forks, N.D., is the recipient of this year’s Emil Stanley Merit Award.
The award honors Emil Stanley who was publisher of Automotive Body Repair News (ABRN) until his death in 1989. Mr. Stanley was committed to strengthening the professionalism of the collision repair industry through education. He was recognized as a strong advocate of the International Autobody Congress & Exposition (NACE), the world's largest collision repair event sponsored annually by ASA.
Steinke has worked in the collision repair industry for more than 9 years. He is currently completing the
necessary requirements to earn the Institute’s Accredited Automotive Manager (AAM) designation. When
not working in the shop, he contributes his time to various community and industry organizations.
As the scholarship recipient, Steinke will receive $1,000 to be applied toward expenses to attend
educational sessions and view the latest repair technologies and equipment during the 2013 International
Autobody Congress & Exposition (NACE), Oct. 16-18, in Las Vegas.
“I am honored to be selected as the recipient of this scholarship. I’m looking forward to the training and
networking opportunities that this scholarship makes possible. This opportunity will provide me with new
knowledge acquired from many of the best instructors in the industry,” said Steinke.
The Emil Stanley Award is made possible by a grant from ASA to AMI's resource development
AMI was established to answer the demand for continuing education tailored specifically for the business
needs of the automotive service industry. The Institute offers the Accredited Automotive Manager (AAM)
designation, the first business management accreditation exclusively for the automotive service professional.
To date, AMI programs have attracted more than 225,000 enrollments throughout North America. AMI is a
not-for-profit educational foundation to which tax-deductible contributions can be made. For more
information about the Institute, its curriculum, or EXCEL, please contact AMI at (800) 272-7467, ext. 129,
or visit the AMI Web site at http://www.amionline.org.
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