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ASA-AZ Training and Expo 2017: Don't Get Left Behind

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On June 9-11, 2017, ASA-AZ will be hosting its 2017 Training and Expo at the WeKoPa Resort and Conference Center in Scottsdale, AZ.

The only event of its kind in AZ, the 2017 AZ Training and Expo features over 55 hours of technical and management training for both collision and mechanical shops.


Some of the industry’s best trainers will be in attendance. Bob Ward of Wardden LLC will present “The Perpetual Business” and “How to Use Financial and Operational Data to Maximize Profits,” and Attorney Thom K. Cope will deliver a presentation on “Interviewing, Discipline and Termination.” Advanced Auto Parts’ Chris Chesney will discuss “Make Diagnostics a Profit Center,” with Bob Cooper of Elite Worldwide covering “The Employee Management Show” and “Eight Steps to a More Profitable Shop.”

Jeremy O’Neal of AdvisorFix is scheduled to present “Next Generation Telephone Skills for Optimized Repair Shop Profits” and “Dominate Google Through Positive Online Reviews.” “Marketing Strategies That Work for You” with Amy Mattinat, owner of Auto Craftsmen in VT and SMP’s Calvin Higgins’ “Diagnosing the Top Duramax Diesel Problems” are also on the agenda.


John Thornton from Protec Auto will present “Identifying Engine Mechanical Problems with Electronic Tools,” Walt Commans will discuss “ASE Preparation Testing Strategies,” and “Advanced GDI” will be covered by Delphi’s David Hobbs. “What You Need to Know About Telematics and Emerging Vehicle Technology” will be presented by Ben Johnson of Mitchell 1, and Bolt On Technologies’ Frank Dragoni will discuss “Show, Don’t Tell: Digital Inspections Sell.”


GM’s Marlon Kunz will present “Body Electrical Systems” and “GM: Beyond the Four Strokes.” Michael Quinn of Certified Collision Group will discuss “The State of OEM Certification Programs,” while “Enforcement Trends and How to Handle an Audit: Avoid the Top 5 Body Shop Citations” will be presented by GNG EnviroSafe’s Braden Thomas.


ASA-AZ’s 2017 Training and Expo will also include the following three I-CAR courses: “Vehicle Technology Trends and Diagnostic Overview,” “Understanding the Cycle Time Process,” and “Hazardous Materials, Personal Safety and Refinish Safety.”


This year’s sponsors include Auto Zone, Federated Insurance, Bolt On Technologies, Parts Authority, NAPA Auto Parts, O’Reilly Auto Parts, Reliable Risk Management, Auto Nation Parts Centers, Our Town America, Kukui, Jasper Engines & Transmissions, Repair Pal, LKQ and Sherwin-Williams. In addition to the sponsors, the following companies will also be participating in ASA-AZ’s 2017 Expo: Alldata, GNG Envirosafe, I-CAR, Ignite Payments, Mitchell 1, RO Writer and Elite Worldwide.


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