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Automotive Lift Institute names Bendpak’s Jeff Kritzer its chairman for third term

Doug Brown of Vehicle Service Group was also elected to a new three-year term

Las Vegas—Longtime Automotive Lift Institute (ALI) Board of Directors participant Jeff Kritzer of BendPak (Santa Paula, Calif.) was elected to a third one-year term as chairman of the board at the organization’s annual meeting in Las Vegas on Nov. 1.

Jeff Kritzer was elected to a third one-year term as chairman of the ALI Board of Directors at the organization’s annual meeting on Nov. 1.

Doug Brown of Vehicle Service Group (Madison, Ind.) was elected to a new three-year term. He joins returning board members Buck Gasner of DEKRA North America (Marietta, Ga.), Brian Spikes of Challenger Lifts (Louisville, Ky.), Allan Pavlick of Stertil-Koni (Stevensville, Md.), Gary DiAngelo of Total Automotive Lifting Solutions (Oakville, Ontario), past chairman Stet Schanze of Gray Manufacturing Company (St. Joseph, Mo.), and ALI President R.W. “Bob” O’Gorman on the board for 2022.

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. ALI is dedicated to promoting the safe design, construction, installation, inspection and use of vehicle lifts in North America.

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

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