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Stet Schanze Re-elected ALI Chairman, Buck Gasner Elected Associate Class Representative




Las Vegas (Nov. 1, 2016) – Members of the Automotive Lift Institute (ALI) elected their 2017 board of directors at the organization’s2017-elect annual meeting on Oct. 31 in Las Vegas. Stet Schanze of Gray Manufacturing Company (St. Joseph, Missouri) was elected to a second term as chairman. Buck Gasner of DEKRA North America (Marietta, Georgia) was elected to a two-year term as Associate Class representative.



In addition to Schanze, returning members of the board for 2017 include Jeff Kritzer of BendPak (Santa Paula, California), past chairman Jerome Lentz of Challenger Lifts (Louisville, Kentucky), Stan Poweska of PKS Lifts (Ancaster, Ontario), Harold Yeo of TLS Lifts (Oakville, Ontario), Matt Webster of Vehicle Service Group (Madison, Indiana), and ALI President R.W. “Bob” O’Gorman.

The ALI Board of Directors is comprised of representatives from the North American-based vehicle lift manufacturers that are members of ALI, plus one elected Associate Class representative. ALI Associate Class membership is available to any North American service organization with at least one ALI Certified Lift Inspector on staff.

To learn more about ALI, visit www.autolift.org or call (607) 756-7775. You can also connect with ALI on Facebook at www.facebook.com/LiftInstitute, on Twitter at twitter.com/LiftInstitute and on YouTube at www.youtube.com/LiftInstitute.


About ALI

Founded in 1945, the Automotive Lift Institute (ALI) is a trade association of North American-based lift manufacturers. ALI’s mission is to promote the safe design, construction, installation, service, inspection and use of automotive lifts. In 1947, ALI developed the first Commercial Standard covering vehicle lifts published by the National Bureau of Standards. Today, ALI sponsors several national lift safety standards and offers third-party certification programs for automotive lifts and automotive lift inspectors.




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