Shop Kinks Award
Mark Sisel, an employee at Manitowoc Motor Machining and Parts, Manitowoc won the first place "Shop Kink" award at the recent AERA (Automotive Engine Rebuilders Association) International Tech Show held in Dallas, Texas on April 5. His submitted entry was an adjustable crankshaft. For his winning entry, he received an all expense paid trip to the Dallas Convention plus a cash award. Roger Klump (right) of Martin Wells, presents the first-place award to Sisel.
Perfect Circle Names 1998 Machinist of the Year
Scott Wichlacz has been named Perfect Circle's 1998 automotive Machinist of the Year. Wichlacz was selected from a group of national finalists by a panel of automotive business magazine editors.
Wichlacz is founder and owner of Manitowoc Motor Machining & Parts, Inc. in Manitowoc, WI. He has passed all three ASE Machinist Certification tests as well as other ASE automotive and heavy-duty tests/ He is a board member of the Automotive Engine Rebuilder's Association and the Wisconsin Auto Parts Association, as well as a member of the Automotive Parts Rebuilder's Association.
October 1998 issue of Motor Service, page 18
Scott Wichlacz receives Charles W. Yount Award
Scott was given the Yount Award in recognition of outstanding service to the industry on December 1, 2007. The Charles W. Yount Award is named after the longtime AERA supporter whose name bears the award. To receive this award the candidate must be nominated by a previous winner of the Yount Award and recommended to the Executive Committee.
Scott Wichlacz receiving the Charles W. Yount Award on December 1, 2007, from Jan Juhl of AERA, during the Board of Directors Midyear Meeting in Dallas, Texas.
(Photograph by Allie Hartmann)