Nov. 15, 2017—The National Automotive Service Task Force (NASTF) named industry veteran Donny Seyfer as its executive officer. He replaces Skip Potter.
Ratchet+Wrench last spoke to Potter in August about the technician shortage and NASTF's search for a new executive director.
Seyfer brings more than 30 years’ experience as a technician, shop owner/manager, trainer and 15 years of association and trade show experience to the role. Seyfer has served on several NASTF teams including co-chairing the tool and equipment team as well as serving as a member of the board of directors.
When Potter announced his retirement in August, the NASTF Board tapped Seyfer to act as interim director and made the decision Oct. 31 to offer him the position after an extensive search for Potter’s successor.
“This is the perfect platform to expand and continue my mission to help those of us who turn the wrench or wield the scan tool. Most important to the NASTF mission is the opportunity to continue to connect all of the different channels of our amazing industry and make the world a little smaller. Now more than ever, success for all depends on being able to work together. I appreciate the opportunity,” Seyfer said.
Additionally, NASTF volunteers have been hard at work for several months to modernize the vehicle security professional program also known as the Secure Data Release Model to improve vehicle owner security and streamline the process for locksmiths and repair shops who participate in the program.