Jacob Tully of Alexandria, Kentucky was named the 2017 Mitchell 1/ Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) Technician of the Future during the ASE Fall Board of Governors Meeting and Annual Technician Awards, held recently in San Diego, California. Tully received a $1,000 cash prize, a one-year subscription to ProDemand® auto repair software from Mitchell 1, and airfare and hotel accommodations to attend the event to receive his award.
“We would like to congratulate Jacob on being named the 2017 Technician of the Future,” said Nick DiVerde, senior marketing director, Mitchell 1. “His accomplishments have demonstrated his commitment to excelling in his chosen field and we know he will be successful in his future endeavors.”
Tully graduated top of his class from Universal Technical Institute in Orlando, Florida and is currently enrolled in their BMW STEP training program.
Tully decided he wanted to become an automotive technician because he’s always had a passion for cars. After working for about a month at a neighbor’s independent service shop, he realized that was what he wanted to do for the rest of his life. He credits his neighbor with being his mentor and teaching him about cars and how to service them. Tully sees his ASE certifications as the key to achieving his dream of one day working in a BMW dealership. In his free time, he enjoys working on his own car.
To qualify to win the Mitchell 1/ASE Technician of the Future award, the winner must be ASE Certified, must have registered as a student, and have the highest cumulative test scores on the A4, A5, A6 and A8 tests.
About Mitchell 1 Headquartered in Poway, California, Mitchell 1 has been a leading provider of repair information solutions to the motor vehicle industry for 100 years. Mitchell 1 offers a complete line of integrated software and services to help automotive and commercial truck professionals improve productivity and profitability. ProDemand® optimized with SureTrack® is the most complete solution for OEM and real-world repair information and diagnostics. Manager™ SE is the industry standard for mechanical estimating and shop management information. The SocialCRM shop marketing service delivers automated marketing and customer outreach tools to help shop owners improve their bottom line profits. For the commercial trucking segment, TruckSeries provides information required to estimate labor times, diagnose and repair all makes of Class 4-8 trucks. Mitchell 1 is a recipient of the ASE Blue Seal of Excellence award. For more information about Mitchell 1 products and services, visit the company’s website at www.mitchell1.com. Follow Mitchell 1 on social media at www.facebook.com/Mitchell1ShopSolutions and www.twitter.com/Mitchell1.