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AYES Announces New Officers, Directors

Gregory Settle, manager of operations learning and performance at Mercedes-Benz USA, is chairman of the Automotive Youth Educational Systems (AYES) board of directors for 2013. Dave Camden, vice president of dealer operations with Toyota Motor Sales, is vice chairman.

Dan Vespertino, director of service operations at Subaru of America, serves as treasurer, while Charles Klasman, program manager of BMW STEP/BMW Group University, serves as secretary. Mike Durkin, director of dealer service and warranty operations with GM Customer Care & Aftersales, is past chairman.

New directors joining the AYES board include …

Rich Diver of Diver Chevrolet in Wilmington, DE;
Troy Fee of Pep Boys;
Eddie Cox of Norman Frede Chevrolet in Houston;
Doug Greenhaus of the National Automobile Dealers Association; and
Jim Norton of Jim Norton Toyota in Tulsa, OK.

AYES is a school-to-career process for high school automotive technology students. Its goal is to encourage quality students with a good mechanical aptitude to pursue careers in the field of automotive technology and prepare them for entry-level positions.

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