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Automotive Lift Institute elects Jeff Kritzer chairman of board

Thursday, November 14, 2019 - 08:00
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Jeff Kritzer of BendPak (Santa Paula, California) was elected chairman of the Automotive Lift Institute (ALI) Board of Directors at the organization’s annual meeting in Las Vegas on Nov. 4. ALI is dedicated to promoting the safe design, construction, installation, inspection and use of vehicle lifts in North America.

Allan Pavlick of Stertil-Koni (Stevensville, Maryland) and Gary DiAngelo of Total Automotive Lifting Solutions (Oakville, Ontario) were each elected to three-year terms. They join returning board members Doug Brown of Vehicle Service Group (Madison, Indiana), Stan Poweska of PKS Lifts (Ancaster, Ontario), past chairman Stet Schanze of Gray Manufacturing Company (St. Joseph, Missouri), ALI President R.W. “Bob” O’Gorman and Associate Class Representative Buck Gasner of DEKRA North America (Marietta, Georgia). Also at the meeting, long-time ALI administrative manager Heather Almeida was appointed board secretary and treasurer.

The ALI Board of Directors includes representatives of vehicle lift manufacturer members, as well as a representative elected by the ALI Associate Class. ALI Associate Class membership is available to North American lift service organizations with at least one ALI Certified Lift Inspector on staff.

For more information about ALI and its lift safety initiatives, visit or call (607) 756-7775. You can also connect with ALI on Facebook at, on Twitter at, and on YouTube at
About ALI

Founded in 1945, the Automotive Lift Institute (ALI) is a trade association of North American-based lift manufacturers. ALI’s mission is to promote the safe design, construction, installation, service, inspection and use of automotive lifts. In 1947, ALI developed the first Commercial Standard covering vehicle lifts published by the National Bureau of Standards. Today, ALI sponsors several national lift safety standards and offers third-party certification programs for automotive lifts and automotive lift inspectors.

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