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AOCA Presents Courage and Leadership Awards

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LAS VEGAS, Nov. 15, 2021—The Automotive Oil Change Association presented eight awards to industry leaders at a welcome reception prior to iFLEX 2021.

Justin Cialella, AOCA board president and CEO of Victory Lane Quick Oil Change, presented the first Courage and Leadership Awards as part of a new recognition program from the AOCA. The award recognizes operators and their teams.

The award recipients are:


DIAMOND PLATED AUTOMOTIVE, WASILLA, ALASKA

Kami Lorentz, Customer Service Advocate “Customer Service Champion”

  • Jacob “JT” Thornton, Tire Tech, Lube & Mechanics “MacGyver”
  • Jessica Streight, Apprentice Customer Service Advocate
  • Cory Perich, Tire Lead & Lube Hood Tech “Outstanding Leader”
  • Keith Santerre, Parts & Inventory Supervisor “Positive Motivator”
  • Nominated by Gretchen Geist, President/CEO 


GREAT CANADIAN OIL CHANGE TEAM OF REGINA, SASKATCHEWAN

  • Gage McKay- Store Manager “Outstanding Leader”
  • Jon Fitzsimmons- Assistant Manager “MacGyver”
  • Colton Crone- Store Manager “Positive Motivator”
  • Scott Wibe - Assistant manager
  • Riley Trapp- Senior Tech “Engine Whisperer”
  • Carter Halwas- Senior Tech “Customer Service Champion
  • Nominated by Aaron Carr, Managing Partner 


HOFFMAN JIFFY LUBE TEAM IN ALBANY, NEW YORK

  • Brenden McAuley, Store Manager “Outstanding Leader”
  • Andrew Sale, Asst. Manager
  • Jeff Ciarfello, Asst. Manager
  • Maxwell Jones, Team Leader “Positive Motivator”
  • Bianca Gonzalez, Team Leader
  • Alex Culora, Team Leader
  • Nominated by David Brooks, Director of Operations 


LUBE EXPRESS TEAM IN CASPER, WYOMING

  • Solomon Stapleton, Manager
  • Brendan Vest, Assistant Manager
  • Brendon McComas, Assistant Manager
  • Denny Fay, Technician
  • Damian Gaylord, Technician
  • Zamain Huffer, Technician
  • Justin Mockensturm, Technician
  • Brandy Pickler, Reception/Cashier
  • Alex Tougher, Technician
  • Kathy McKenzie, Bookkeeper
  • Nominated by Deanna Eickhoff-Brownell, Co-Owner


PM ATTENDANT TEAM IN EDMONTON, OKLAHOMA

  • Tiffany Colon CIO
  • Ash Bullard VP of Sales
  • Jennifer Klakulak VP of Marketing
  • Heather Day VP of Customer Management
  • Nominated by Ricardo Colon, CEO


PREMIER OIL CHANGE TEAM IN PALO CEDRO, CALIFORNIA

  • Angelise Peters, HR & Compliance “Compliance Queen”
  • Jacobe Krizman, District Manager “Customer Service Champion”
  • Jason Harlow, Store Manager
  • Philly Jones, Store Manager
  • Justin Krizman, Store Manager
  • Tim Long, Store Manager
  • Steven Vanthida, Store Manager
  • Nominated by Matt Webb, Owner


SPRINGDALE AUTOMOTIVE TEAM IN LOUISVILLE, KENTUCKY

  • Doug Dennison Jr, Operations Manager
  • Lauren Dennison, 2nd Generation Owner
  • Nominated by Kurt Shelton, Owner


VALVOLINE INSTANT OIL CHANGE TEAM OF VISTA and BAKERSFIELD CA 

  • Daniel Ramirez, Service Center Manager
  • Luis Velasquez, Service Center Manager
  • Berny Lopez, Service Center Manager
  • Jimmy Herrera, Field Training Specialist, “Positive Motivator”
  • Nominated by Steve Lynn, Director of Operations


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