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ASE names new testing, technology staff

LEESBURG, Va. — The National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) has hired Matt Shepanek as its vice president of credential testing programs, succeeding Dave Milne, who is retiring after a 26-year career at ASE.

The ASE also hired Rebecca Sutter to be its chief technology officer.

“Both bring an impressive variety of experiences and knowledge to ASE, and we know they will make a positive impact on our organization,” ASE President and CEO Tim Zilke said.

“As we continue to expand testing options and add technology, Matt and Rebecca will be instrumental in helping us achieve our goals over the next several years.”

In his new role, Shepanek will be responsible for the credential testing programs and the ASE Training Managers Council (ATMC). He has spent his entire career in the automotive industry, starting out as a technician, working for an automotive supplier and spending 19 years at VW/Audi as technical curriculum designer and technical training manager.

Sutter will be responsible for all ASE strategic information technology initiatives, including internal and external technology, IT vendor relations and overall staff IT support. She has over 37 years of technology experience and most recently served as vice president of information systems for Health Communications Inc. in Arlington, Va.