Cortland, NY – Automotive Lift Institute (ALI), a trade association of North American vehicle lift manufacturers, elected Jerome Lentz of Challenger Lifts (Louisville, KY) chairman of the board of directors at its annual membership meeting on Oct. 28. Lentz takes over from Douglas Grunnet of Stertil-KONI USA (Streator, IL) who was recognized at the meeting for his extensive contributions to the organization over his three-year term.

Continuing in their roles on the ALI board of directors are Gary Kennon of Vehicle Service Group (Madison, IN), Gary DiAngelo of Wheeltronic Ltd. (Mississauga, ON), Jeff Kritzer of BendPak, Inc. (Santa Paula, CA), Pete Liebetreu of Hunter Engineering Co. (Bridgeton, MO) and R.W. (Bob) O’Gorman (ALI president).

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About ALI

Founded in 1945, ALI is a trade association of North American-based lift manufacturers. ALI’s mission is to promote the safe design, construction, installation, service, inspection and use of automotive lifts. In 1947, ALI developed the first Commercial Standard covering vehicle lifts published by the National Bureau of Standards. Today, ALI sponsors several national lift safety standards and offers third- party certification programs for automotive lifts and automotive lift inspectors.


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