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Association of Diesel Specialists (ADS)
About ADS
 

 

The Association of Diesel Specialists (ADS) is the worldwide diesel industry's leading trade association, dedicated to the highest level of service on diesel fuel injection and related systems. Members are located throughout the world and consist of independent repair shops specializing in diesel fuel injection, drive-in, governor and turbocharger service. Members also encompass original equipment manufacturer (OEM), manufacturers and distributors of replacement parts and allied equipment and schools offering programs in diesel mechanic training.

To members, ADS means worldwide recognition by diesel owners and operators and an industry support network. To member's customers, ADS signifies a network of professionals dedicated to the achievement of high-caliber service.

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Mission

 

The mission of the Association is “to provide programs and services to its members that will assist them in achieving success in the operation of their businesses in the diesel industry throughout the world.” ADS pursues its mission by designing, developing, and offering programs and services to:

  • Provide an international forum for all segments of the diesel industry to communicate, interact and share information
  • Assist ADS members to acquire and master the highest level of professional business management skills necessary to successfully operate their businesses
  • Encourage the development of an adequate population of competent diesel technicians to meet the current and future needs of the diesel industry
  • Work actively to educate legislators, regulators, the public and the ADS membership to understand and acknowledge the importance of the diesel industry to the well-being of society
  • Strive to achieve and maintain recognition for ADS as the leader for all segments of the international diesel industry
  • Support the professional operation of the Association of Diesel Specialists in a democratic manner with fiscal integrity

Vision

We, the membership of the Association of Diesel Specialists, see ourselves as the leading international organization of professionals that provides sales and expert service for yesterdays, today’s and tomorrow’s diesel systems. Our goal is to be the complete resource for training, technical service information, member promotion and networking opportunities.

Our Association encourages participation at all levels of membership and is operated with the highest level of fiscal integrity. We embrace the economical, durable and clean diesel engine as one of the key elements for addressing global pollution and fossil fuel depletion.


Green Statement

The Association of Diesel Specialists (ADS) believes in the future of clean diesel as part of an environmental solution to global greenhouse gas issues. ADS believes in the future of the inherently more efficient clean diesel power plant as a method of reducing our dependence on fossil fuels. ADS applauds the work of engine manufacturers in their efforts to continuously reduce emissions in diesel engines to near infinitesimal levels. ADS believes that the use of clean diesel will improve the sustainability of consumers, businesses and communities by reducing the environmental and societal cost of their activities.

ADS does not condone the use of devices made to intentionally contravene emission controls for use in equipment or vehicles used on a regular basis. ADS believes that intentionally bypassing or altering emission controls in the name of performance enhancement undermines individual and group efforts to promote the use of clean diesel as a viable alternative power plant for the future.


Leadership

The Association of Diesel Specialists is governed by a Board of Directors representing all segments of membership. Board officers work with the Association's professional headquarters staff and committees to work toward meeting the Association's mission to provide programs and services to members which will assist them in achieving success in the operation of their businesses. Learn more about the benefits of membership and how you can gain access to the networking and knowledge resources that the ADS community has to offer.

 

ADS Past Presidents

2014-16
Charles Oliveros
Williams Diesel Service, Inc.
Ocala, Florida

1994-96
JIM CAVANAUGH 
Donnelly Diesel Service
Buffalo, New York

1974-76 
G.O. REGGIO, JR.*
Gerhardt's Inc.
Jefferson, Louisiana


2012-14
Andy Girres
Diesel Specialties Inc.
Sioux City, Iowa


1992-94
JAMES E. BLEWITT
Fuel Injection Sales & Service, Inc.
Allentown, Pennsylvania
 
1972-74 
FRED HOLMES*

2010-12
Charles Hess
H.G. Makelim
South San Francisco
California

1990-92 
STEVE BAILEY
Diesel Injection Service Co., Inc.
Louisville, Kentucky

1970-72
LLOYD A. BAILEY*
Diesel Injection Service Co., Inc.
Louisville, Kentucky


2008-10
Ken O'Brien
Cadel
Mississauga, Ontairo
Canada

1988-90
ALTON C. DEANS*
Diesel Equipment Company
Greensboro, North Carolina

1968-70
L. M. "RED" OTTENAD*


2006-08
Tom Folmar
Southeast Power Systems
Orlando, Florida

1986-88 
EUGENE H. SCHEY 
Diesel Injection Service, Inc.
Sun Prairie, Wisconsin

1966-68
W. J. CONNELL*
Foxboro, Massachusetts


2004-06
ROBERT M. BREUNIG
Diesel Injection Service, Inc.
Sun Prairie, Wisconsin

1984-86
HAROLD KLEBANOFF*
Laban Equipment Corp.
Valley Stream, New York

1964-66 
MANUEL A. GERHARDT*
Gerhardt's, Inc.
Jefferson, Louisana


2002-04
CAM MANDEL 
Taber Diesel Service Ltd. 
Taber, Alberta, Canada

1982-84
A. FRED SCHROETER*
Diesel Specialities, Inc.
Sioux City, Iowa

1961-64
STAN E. FRANKLIN*


2000-02 
HARRY ELLISON
Central Motive Power, Inc.
Denver, Colorado

1980-82
LOYD LOVESETH*
Edmonton, Alberta, Canada

1959-61
HENRY B. SIROTEK*


1998-2000 
HARRY MOORE
Industrial Diesel, Inc.
Norfolk, Virginia


1978-80 
HARRY W. VOGLER*
Central Motive Power, Inc.
Denver, Colorado

1956-59
H.E. WITTERSHEIM*
Virginia Beach, Virginia


1996-98 
BRUCE GERHARDT 
Gerhardt's, Inc.
Jefferson, Louisiana


1976-78 
MARSHALL HATCH*
Hatch and Kirk, Inc.
Seattle, Washington
* deceased