People Watching 8/19/19

• The Midwest Auto Care Alliance (MWACA) has named Dustin Holland, a longtime automotive industry media professional, as its director of membership. Holland is in charge of membership growth and retention, shop involvement, cultivating new chapters and SOS groups, and more. Holland has worked for Parts & People magazine.

Brent Hesje, CEO of Fountain Tire Ltd. in Edmonton, Alberta, will received the 2019 “Hall of Fame” award from the Tire Industry Association (TIA) this Nov. 4 in Las Vegas. TIA’s 2019 “Ed Wagner Leadership Award” will go to Edward Burleson Sr., president and owner of Central Marketing Inc. in Colonial Heights, VA.

Technician.Academy and Randy Meyer Racing have announced John Lipscomb and Beau Fleming as the “Respect Is Learned in the Pits” contest winners for 2019. Lipscomb of Gloucester, VA attends Lincoln Technical Institute in Nashville for automotive and high performance. Fleming of Franklin, KY also attends Lincoln Technical in Nashville, where he’s pursuing a degree in automotive technology.

Jon Kisby is the Mitchell 1 “Educator of the Year.” Kisby has spent the past 14 years at Southeast Community College in Milford, NE as an instructor in the General Motors Automotive Service Educational Program (GM ASEP).