Haas has spent more than 40 years in the automotive service industry. According the the ASA, this depth of expertise gives him a wealth of insider perspective on the business challenges that shop owners deal with on a daily basis. Those day-to-day issues will be the subject of Haas’s unique take on service-related and shop management advice.
Titled “Coach’s Corner,” Haas’ column will offer business solutions to ASA members and nonmembers alike. His first installment deals with the need to offer training programs to a shop owner’s working techs to ensure their continued service meets the quality performance standards the owner has established.
“Bill Haas is a well-respected industry leader and we are fortunate to have him contributing to the ASA Blog,” said Dan Risley, president and executive director of ASA. “Bill has a proven track record of providing training and information to help shop owners and managers better manage their business. Our members will benefit from his experience and knowledge.”
Currently, Haas provides coaching and consulting to automotive shops. During his career, he also has worked as a technician in a new car dealership and in several independent shops, as well as a shop manager, parts counter professional, shop owner and technical trainer. Since 2002, he has been a member of the Automotive Management Institute (AMi) faculty.
Haas also served as vice president of education and training for ASA, where he worked with shop owners and managers, advisory committees, vehicle manufacturers, information providers, tool and equipment companies, insurance companies, parts suppliers, program groups and related industry organizations.
To read Bill Haas’ inaugural blog post, visit www.ASAshop.org.