RENO, NV – September 29, 2015 – The Green Service Standard “GS2” committee today announced that Tony Passwater will take the reins as Director. The GS2 committee was launched last year in Las Vegas to organize an industry standard for shop operators to certify vehicles according to the fueleconomy.gov rating system.
GS2 Committee Chairman, Steven Schillinger said that Tony brings over 40 years of automotive service and repair experience as an organizer and leader. As director, Passwater will oversee the criteria for the knowledge areas required to attain GS2 accreditation, which serves as a public registry of individuals with the experience and understanding of how to evaluate a vehicles FuelEconomy.gov efficiency rating and climate score.
“It will be an honor to serve as director of the Green Service Standard committee and build upon all the good work that has been done since its launch,” said Passwater. “Most auto shop employees are products of their experience, and the core of our mission will be to connect technicians, estimators and service writers to the most rewarding stateof-the-art challenges we can find.”
As a consultant, Passwater has worked for many leading Industry organizations over the years, as well as many volunteer committee positions. He has actively been involved in the ASA, Automotive Management Institute (AMI), ICAR, CIC, and SCRS. In 2014, he achieved the Automotive Management Institute’s Accredited Automotive Managers (AAM) designation. He is also ASE Master Certified and serves currently as director of the Indiana Auto Body Association (IABA).
“Tony Passwater is a leader, educator and award-winning journalist. He has enjoyed distinguished careers in industry and academia, and will expand GS2’s partnerships with ASE, I-CAR and its industry presence nationally,” said Steve Leal, President at Fix Auto Canada. “I look forward to working with him as we educate and train specialists for multi-platform technologies in today’s rapidly changing auto industry,” Steve added. “He will make an impact on student careers and lives, and will reinforce the committee’s commitment to being at the forefront of tomorrow’s automotive standards and practice.
Green Service Standard (www.greenservicestandard.com) The Green Service Standard (G2C), an eco-friendly technology group for the automotive aftermarket, represents 10 vehicle service and repair industry segments in the United States and Canada, including Motor Vehicle Dealers, Automotive Stores, Gasoline Service Stations, Collision Shops, Exhaust System Service, Tire Shops, Glass Replacement Business, Transmission Repair Shops, Car Washes and Automotive Oil and Lube Shops.
Government Standards (www.fueleconomy.gov) FuelEconomy.gov, the U.S. and Canadian government’s official source for fuel economy information. FuelEconomy.gov is a consumer-oriented site aimed at helping the public make informed car-buying, service and repair decisions of fuel efficiency and ecological balance for the vehicles they own. The site provides official EPA fuel economy estimates on vehicles from 1984 to the present, along with fuel economy tips, calculators, and environmental impact information.
Manufacturers’ Green Initiative (www.autoalliance.org) The Alliance of Automobile Manufacturers is an association of 12 vehicle manufacturers including BMW Group, Fiat Chrysler Automobiles, Ford Motor Company, General Motors Company, Jaguar Land Rover, Mazda, Mercedes-Benz USA, Mitsubishi Motors, Porsche, Toyota, Volkswagen Group of America and Volvo Cars North America.
For More Information about GS2, contact Tony Passwater at: [email protected]