An investment in an Aim employee means an investment in the betterment of Aim itself. This is certainly the case with Aim mechanics Paul Garza Jr., who works out of Aim’s used truck center in Toledo, OH, and Payton Freeman, who works out of Aim’s ProShop in Yuma, AZ.
Training with his supervisor, Darren Osmun, Garza earned his Commercial Driver’s License A from Northwest CDL Test Center in Perrysburg, OH. He will now be able to test-drive the vehicles he’s working on as well as shuttle vehicles to and from locations as needed.
“This is a great step forward with helping me to advance my career at Aim,” said Garza.
Freeman passed an Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) exam from the National Institute for ASE, which has been committed to improving the quality of vehicle repair and service since 1972.
Freeman passed his Medium/Heavy Duty Truck: Brakes test, adding to his previously passed Medium/Heavy Duty Truck: Gasoline Engines and Medium/Heavy Duty Truck: Diesel Engines exams, which he completed last year.
Working with lead technician Edgar Serrano at the two-man Yuma shop, Payton is a jack-of-all-trades, working on cars, trucks, pallet jacks, forklifts, tractors and trailers for a beverage distributor, one of Aim’s valued customers.
“With Edgar’s help, Payton has completed all assigned training and then some, including the 3 ASEs he’s already obtained in just a year of working at Aim,” said Mike Buchanan, Aim service manager in Arizona. “Payton applies what he has learned to his assigned work, and he continues to grow his knowledge with everything he does.”
“I am a firm believer in lifelong learning and continuing education,” said Freeman. “That’s why I decided to get my ASEs because they help me improve my technical knowledge. I plan to complete all my ASEs to become a master certified diesel technician.”