AASP/NJ Hall of Fame Induction
Nov. 4, 2019—According to a press release, one of the highlights during the recent Alliance of Automotive Service Providers of New Jersey (AASP/NJ) annual meeting held at Gran Centurions in Clark included the induction of Keith Krehel, president of Krehel Automotive Repair, Inc. in Clifton, N.J., into the association's Hall of Fame.
Krehel is a longtime member of the association, and currently serves as mechanical chairman. He is the 35th member of AASP/NJ to be inducted into its Hall of Fame.
Upon presenting the award to Krehel, AASP/NJ past president Jeff McDowell stated, "This is really special for me to be able to award this to a man who really deserves it...This is to my good friend, a guy who never says 'No' and has always been supportive of the association even when other mechanical shops turned away and dropped their membership."
AASP/NJ treasurer Tom Elder echoed the same sentiments about Krehel's contributions to the association.
"He feels for us and he's been a great asset to our group," he shared.
"It's nice to be acknowledged by your peers, and that is what this was," commented Krehel. "It was a surprise—a shock. I didn't expect it. I always dress in a suit at those meetings and some people thought I was tipped off [laughs]. I was very much honored, flattered and pleasantly surprised to have received that."