National Express increases its team of ASE certified technicians and Blue Seal locations for service excellence

04 October 2022 12:00 PM

House Springs, MO Team Blue Seal Location

The ASE Blue Seal Team in House Springs, Missouri, USA

National Express LLC is celebrating seven of its team members achieving Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) Master Technician status, including one as a Quadruple ASE Master Technician. 

They are:

  • David Maclean – Cambridge, NS (School Bus)
  • Jonathan Eaton – North Bay (School Bus)
  • Mark Anderson – San Bernardino, CA (Med/Heavy Truck) Quadruple ASE Master
  • Nathan Ricker – North Bay, ON (School Bus)
  • Reilly Joret – Newtown, PA (School Bus)
  • Ron Burkhart – Akron, OH (Med/Heavy Truck)
  • Ryan Bramm – Mt. Vernon, IL (School Bus)

A service location itself is also able to earn recognition through ASE’s Blue Seal of Excellence, one of the highest accolades within the automotive service industry. To achieve Blue Seal recognition, a minimum of 75% of technicians must be ASE certified at the location and must have ASE certified technicians for each area of service performed. Most recently, our locations in Everett, WA; Macomb, IL; Boston, MA; Temple Hills, MD; Durham, NC; and Oakland, CA renewed their Blue Seal of Excellence status, and our House Springs, MO, and Pickerington, OH, locations became newly qualified for the recognition. These renewals and new qualifications recognise the immense dedication our technicians have to their craft and maintenance excellence.

National Express  supports the ASE certification of our technicians through our internal ASE Advantage Program, which provides training and incentives for technicians who seek to be certified in all maintenance aspects of the transportation industry.

ASE describes master status as being “the best of the best”— the gold standard for technicians across the United States.

Since we established ours ASE Advantage Program, the number of Certified Technicians, Master Technicians, total company ASE certifications, and Blue Seal locations has nearly doubled.

“National Express is dedicated to our technician’s continued growth and development. Part of this development is through supporting and encouraging ASE certifications, which are viewed by the service industry as a trustworthy symbol of technician credibility and supports our Company values,” said John Finn, SVP of Fleet Maintenance for National Express. “Our talented team of maintenance professionals have dedicated countless hours to earn these prestigious certifications. Their commitment to being the best-of-the-best in their field is a true example of our Company’s promise to put safe, reliable company-owned vehicles on the road.”

The National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence is a non-profit organization that works to improve the quality of vehicle repair and service by testing and certifying automotive professionals. ASE Certified Technicians work in every part of the automotive service industry.