On January 30, the Alliance of Automotive Service Providers of Illinois (AASPI) held its annual meeting at the Hilton Hotel in Lisle, IL. In addition to providing an opportunity to elect the association's new officers and directors, the meeting featured a workshop on enhancing estimating skills and maintaining a better relationship with DRP partners, presented by Roger Cada. According to AASPI Executive Director Michael Lane, "The program was so good that we are going to repeat it downstate later this year."
During his presentation, Cada shared how to better understand the KPIs used by the insurance industry to critique a shop's estimates. Over 40 collision repair industry professionals attended the meeting, and the overwhelming response lauded the workshop as "terrific."
AASPI also elected its 2016 officers and directors. Michael Mattson of Accidental Auto Body in Waukegan will serve as the association's president with Bob Gottfred of Chicago's Erie-LaSalle Body Shop serving as vice president. Doug Fiala of Douglas Auto Body in Brookfield was elected as secretary/treasurer. The two directors elected at AASPI's annual meeting were Nick DePaul of Parkville Auto Body in Bensenville and Mike Randazzo from Randazzo's Gallery Collision Center in Bradley.
Event sponsors were United Fire Group, which sponsors garage liability coverage for AASPI members, and the sponsoring agency, Nicoud Insurance.
For more information visit www.aaspi.org or cal 217-528-5230.