Former AASP/NJ President Nick Kostakis was inducted into the Alliance of Automotive Service Providers of New Jersey (AASP/NJ)’s Hall of Fame late last month. The induction ceremonies took place during the Saturday Night Dinner Dance at the NORTHEAST 2006 Trade Show, AASP/NJ’s annual flagship event. The event was held March 24, 25 and 26 at the Rockland Community College Arena in Suffern, NY.
Kostakis, owner of Angelo’s Auto Body in Irvington, was elected AASP/NJ President in 2001 and served through 2003. He also played a crucial role in the merger of the state’s two automotive repair associations prior to his election. Along with his activity on the local level, Nick also served as president of AASP National following his term with AASP/NJ.
“This an incredible honor,” a surprised Kostakis said following the presentation. “Being put in the company of people who have been elected in past years is very humbling for me. There’s no greater honor than to be honored by one’s peers.”
Kostakis, a Warren resident, has been active in AASP/NJ for close to two decades. “The association does so much for the industry,” he says. “ I’m just proud to be a part of it.”