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Automotive Management Institute Honors Class of 2010 at NACE Featured

The Automotive Management Institute (AMI) honored its 17th class of Accredited Automotive Managers (AAMs) on Oct. 11, 2010. The graduating class of 2010 had 95 automotive service professionals who earned the Institute’s prestigious AAM designation by successfully completing AMI courses and accumulating a minimum of 120 credits.

The continuing education offered by the Institute helps automotive service professionals improve their business management skills. In addition to providing business management classes, the Institute offers the AAM designation, the industry’s first business education accreditation.

AMI courses concentrate on five core areas of business management education: financial management, marketing and sales, operations and service, management and administration, and personnel and human resource development.

“It is my pleasure to recognize these individuals for their achievements,” said AMI Chairman Tony Passwater, AAM. “The character and dedication of these men and women make them an asset to our industry.”

AMI Executive Director, Toni Slaton, AAM, added, “This elite group of automotive service professionals join the 1,486 before them who recognize continuing education has become vital to ensuring career and business success. I applaud their diligence to plan for the future.”

The graduation took place during an awards luncheon held during Automotive Service Repair Week (ASRW) in Las Vegas.

AMI was established to answer the demand for continuing education tailored specifically for the business needs of the automotive service industry. The Institute offers the Accredited Automotive Manager (AAM) designation, the first business management accreditation exclusively for the automotive service professional.

To date, AMI programs have attracted more than 195,000 enrollments throughout North America. AMI is a not-for-profit educational foundation to which tax deductible contributions can be made. For more information about the Institute, its curriculum, or EXCEL, please contact AMI at (800) 272-7467, ext. 241, or visit AMI Web site at http://www.amionline.org.

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