ASTE 2021 Awards Announcement

The Automotive Service and Technology Expo (ASTE) honored winners and sponsors during the closing awards banquet on Saturday September 25 in Cary, North Carolina. Below are the honorees:

Most Outstanding Booth By Attendee Vote – Shopmonkey

Most Outstanding Booth by Board Vote – Jarhead Diagnostics

Diamond Sponsors – Tekmetric, Advance Auto Parts/Carquest and NAPA Auto Parts

Platinum Sponsors – Motorage and ILM Auto Supply

Gold Sponsors – Autoshop Solutions, Garage Gurus, Shop-Ware and AutoLeap

Silver Sponsors – Autel US, Automotive Training Institute, AutoZone, Dorman Products, Jasper Engines & Transmissions, Overall Parts Solutions,, Sirius XM, Shopmonkey, Topdon

Bronze Sponsors – Elite, Mitchell 1, Total Energies, Turnkey Marketing, Schaeffler

Apprentice Sponsor – Total Energies


The Independent Garage Owners of North Carolina (IGONC) also named award winners during the event. Below are the list of honorees:

Member of the Year – Chad Whitley of Whitley Automotive in Locust, NC

Associate Member of the Year – Justin Allen of Hunter Engineering

IGONC President’s Award – Todd Compton of Compton’s Automotive in Charlotte, NC


IGONC inducted one member as a Lifetime Member: Paul Morro with Morrobuilt. IGONC also honored two past presidents: John Hill of AutoTrends in Greensboro, NC was IGONC President from 2019-2020, and Stan Creech of Creech Import Repair in Raleigh, NC was IGONC President from 2020-2021.

Written by Maddi Hennessey

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