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Automotive Lift Institute names Doug Brown as chairman

Gary Wainwright is elected associate class representative to ALI Board of Directors

Las Vegas—Doug Brown of Vehicle Service Group has been elected chairman of the Automotive Lift Institute (ALI) Board of Directors, and Gary Wainwright of Weco Inc. joined the board as associate class representative at the lift safety organization’s annual meeting in Las Vegas on Oct. 31.

The ALI Board of Directors includes representatives of vehicle lift manufacturer members, as well as a representative elected by the ALI Associate Class. ALI Associate Class membership is available to North American organizations performing vehicle lift inspections with at least one ALI Certified Lift Inspector on staff.

This is Brown’s first one-year term as chairman of the board. Wainwright will serve his second non-consecutive two-year term.

Joining Brown and Wainwright on the 2023 board are past chairman Jeff Kritzer of BendPak Inc. (Santa Paula, Calif.), Brian Spikes of Challenger Lifts (Louisville, Ky.), Allan Pavlick of Stertil-Koni (Stevensville, Md.), Gary DiAngelo of Total Automotive Lifting Solutions (Oakville, Ontario), Stet Schanze of Gray Manufacturing Company (St. Joseph, Mo.), and ALI President R.W. “Bob” O’Gorman.

About ALI

ALI has served as the lift industry safety watchdog for more than 75 years. Its 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.

For more information, visit or call (607) 756-7775. You can also connect with ALI on Facebook at, on Twitter at, and on YouTube at

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