C&M is honored that one of our talented technicians, Pete Raucci, has achieved the distinction of World Class Technician from the Automotive Aftermarket Industry Association (AAIA). The World Class Technician award is given to professionals who have attained certification in all 22 of the Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) specialty areas. Pete is one of the few who can truly say that he knows cars from top to bottom and one of the few technicians who reaches this level. Out of the more than 850,000 automotive technicians working in the United States, less than 20 qualify for this honor each year. Says Kathleen Schmatz, AAIA president and CEO, “The AAIA World Class Technician Award is for automotive diagnostic and repair professionals what the Super Bowl is for professional football players.”Congratulations, Pete! We’ve known for years that you’re world class, and we’re thrilled that the AAIA has made it official.