Former ALI Leader Passes Away

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June 11, 2020—A longtime Automotive Lift Institute (ALI) leader, E.K. "Chic" Fox, passed away at his home in Indialantic, Fla., on June 6 after battling a long illness, according to a press release.

According to the release, Fox was named the first president of ALI in 1974 after working 12 years in support of the organization, and retired in 2005. His leadership is credited with moving ALI onto the path of redefining industry safety requirements and establishing ALI as the safety watchdog for the North American vehicle lift industry.

It was during Fox’s tenure that ALI moved the industry from a basic lift design standard to a performance-based safety standard approved by ANSI; developed requirements for third-party lift testing and certification; introduced the ALI Gold Certification Label; and created the first lift safety training materials including Lifting It Right.

Fox is survived by his wife and career partner, Anne, as well as widespread family. Per his wishes, no services will be held.

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