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  • Automotive Management Institute Recognizes 2016 Industry Partners

    Thursday 08 September 2016

    NORTH RICHLAND HILLS, TEXAS, August 30, 2016 — The Automotive Management Institute (AMi), the industry’s leading provider of management education for automotive collision and mechanical service repair professionals, held its annual “Celebration of Excellence” awards ceremony Aug. 12 at the Sheraton Park Hotel in Anaheim, Calif.     The Institute created three new awards to express its appreciation for its industry partner’s support over the past year. Two individuals and one organization were selected to receive the new awards in recognition for their support of the Automotive Management Institute’s “Next Generation” initiative:  •    The AMi Collision Training Provider of the Year - Mike Anderson, AMAM, CollisionAdvice, was recognized as the top collision repair segment training professional to embrace the “Next Generation of AMi”, vision and core belief.   •    The AMi Mechanical Training Provider of the Year - Jeremy O’Neal, AMAM, AdvisorFix, was recognized as the top service repair segment training professional to embrace the “Next Generation of AMi”, vision and core belief.   •    The AMi Industry Partner of the Year - the award was presented to Kukui and accepted by Todd Westerlund, CEO, in recognition for its efforts in building the new AMI website, which supports its new learning manage... read more

  • Automotive Management Institute Honors Class of 2016

    Thursday 08 September 2016

    NORTH RICHLAND HILLS, TEXAS, August 30, 2016 — The Automotive Management Institute (AMi), the industry’s leading provider of management education for automotive service and collision repair professionals, held its annual graduation ceremony Aug. 12 at the Sheraton Park Hotel in Anaheim, Calif.     The ceremony honored the 22nd class of Accredited Automotive Managers (AAMs). The graduating class of 2016 includes 23 automotive service and collision repair professionals who earned the Institute's prestigious AAM designation by successfully completing AMi courses and accumulating a minimum of 120 credits.          This year’s event also recognized 59 members of its first graduating class of Accredited Master Automotive Manager (AMAM) designation by successfully completing AMi courses and accumulating a minimum of 180 credits.          The Automotive Management Institute collaborates with training providers across the industry aligning training courses into comprehensive educational curricula, that when completed, results in professional designations and certificates. The education represented by these programs have proven to make positive impacts on business KPI scores and overall profitability.   AMI courses concentrate on seven core areas of business management education: financial management, sales & marketing, operational management, HR and personnel development, I... read more

  • AMi Welcomes Kukui as the First Learning Foundation Partner

    Friday 08 July 2016

    The Automotive Management Institute (AMi), the industry’s leading provider of management education for automotive collision and mechanical service repair professionals, is proud to recognize Kukui as its first Learning Foundation partner. Kukui generously donated its services to build and maintain the new AMi website.  The AMi Learning Foundation Program enables AMi to provide learning tools, educational programs and professional recognition at the lowest cost possible to the industry.    Thanks to Kukui’s support, AMi recently launched the Institute’s “next generation” with a new suite of front office and management certificates and professional designations for both the collision repair and mechanical service repair segments.       “Kukui quickly embraced our ‘next generation’ vision and volunteered to develop and provide on-going maintenance for our new website,” said Jeff Peevy, AMi president. “With their support, we have launched an impressive website, providing clarity to those in the industry seeking a competitive advantage. We thank them for their support and professional guidance in this huge industry project.”   “We were thrilled to have the opportunity to help AMi modernize its site and raise awareness for the Learning Foundation Program,” said Kukui President and CEO Todd Westerlund. “We feel confident that AMi’s new site will ser... read more