On November 19th, 2014, Erich Beer was named Cengage Learning/ASE Master Automobile Technician of the Year. Beer was one of the highest composite scorers of the ASE certification
exams, which is the industry standard for automotive service professionals. Beer is a Lead Technician at Formula Automotive in Prospect Heights, IL where he has worked for the past 18 years.
Beer is Master ASE certified in both automobile and medium/heavy truck. He is also ASE certified in the area of automobile advanced engine performance. Beer enjoys
the outdoors including fishing for muskies, snowmobiling, and drag racing and is a 30+ year bone cancer survivor. Of being a technician and the value of ASE certification, Beer says: “It’s a challenging field with a lot of variety, you never know what you
will be fixing next. ASE certifications bring pride, satisfaction, credibility, not just when you first pass the test, but every time you look at your certificates.”