Napa Auto and the National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence have named Howard Wilde III the 2012 Napa/ASE Technician of the Year and David McGuire the 2012 Napa/ASE Parts Specialist of the Year.
Wilde has owned and operated his repair business, Jake’s Auto Care, in Norwalk, Ohio, since 1982 and joined the Napa AutoCare family in 1992. Wilde’s business is serviced by Napa owner Tom Scanlon from Norwalk Auto Parts and Napa’s Columbus distribution center.
McGuire is the store manager and general manager of the Danbury, Conn. store of a four-store and one-IBS operation group owned by Paul LoStocco. McGuire is the 13th individual to receive this national recognition award presented annually to an outstanding automotive parts specialist within the Napa system.