BOONVILLE, Mo. — Randy Stephenson, a maintenance technician for First Student, has earned the Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) Master Technician certification.
Stephenson is responsible for maintaining a fleet of buses that provide transportation services for the Boonville R-1 School District and Prairie View State School in Missouri. Stephenson has 35 years of experience in the transportation industry.
The National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence is a nonprofit organization that works to improve the quality of vehicle repair and service by testing and certifying repair and service professionals. ASE master technicians must complete a series of rigorous tests to earn the certification.
“Earning ASE master technician certification requires years of hands-on work and learning,” said David Weller, First Student regional maintenance manager. “We are proud to have Randy join our other master technicians in leading our effort to ensure excellence in our maintenance operations. Their dedication to the work and passion for continued professional development represent the best our industry has to offer.”
The shop location Stephenson works at recently earned the ASE’s Blue Seal of Excellence.