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  • AMi Announces Recipient of BodyShop Business Magazine Scholarship

    Monday 06 July 2015

    NORTH RICHLAND HILLS, TEXAS, July 6, 2015 ­– The Automotive Management Institute (AMi) – in conjunction with Babcox Media – has announced Justin Kime, office manager of Kime Collision Corp. in Standish, Mich., as recipient of the BodyShop Business Magazine Scholarship. The scholarship recognizes a management-oriented member of the Automotive Service Association (ASA). The recipient receives $1,000 to be applied toward expenses to attend educational sessions and view the latest repair technologies and equipment during the International Autobody Congress & Exposition (NACE), to be held July 21-25 this year in Detroit. Kime has worked in the repair industry for almost two years. He is an I-CAR Platinum Level Estimator and recently completed the necessary requirements to earn the Institute’s Accredited Automotive Manager (AAM) designation. When not working in the shop, he contributes his time to various industry organizations. “I’m grateful to be selected as the recipient of the BodyShop Business Magazine Scholarship and to be given this opportunity to further my education in the collision repair industry,” said Kime. AMi was established in 1989 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 profe... read more

  • AMi Announces 2015-2016 Board of Trustees

    Thursday 18 June 2015

    NORTH RICHLAND HILLS, TEXAS, June 18, 2015 ­— The Automotive Management Institute (AMi) announced the members of its 2015-2016 Board of Trustees. Sheri HAMilton, AAM, ASA- Midwest, Kansas City, Mo., was elected as chair; Darrell Amberson, AAM, LaMettry’s Collision Inc., Minneapolis, Minn., elected as vice chair; Bob Keith, AAM, CARSTAR, Leawood, Kan., re-elected as treasurer; and Gary Keyes, AAM, E&M Motors Inc., Stuart, Fla., elected as secretary. Other board members include Tony Passwater, AAM, AEII, Indianapolis, Ind.; Terry Wynter, AAM, Terry Wynter Auto Service Center, Fort Myers, Fla., and Dan Risley, president, Automotive Service Association, North Richland Hills, Texas. “I look forward to working with this group of trustees, who represent such a diverse range of industry experience and backgrounds. This will be important as we work to ensure Automotive Management Institute’s future success,” stated AMi President Jeff Peevy. The members of AMi’s Board of Trustees represent both mechanical and collision repair shops of varying sizes, and industry associations and companies. AMi was established in 1989 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 ha... read more

  • AMi Accepting Applications for $1,000 Arrowhead Automotive Aftermarket “High Octane” Scholarship

    Tuesday 12 May 2015

    Application Deadline is June 15 North Richland Hills, Texas,May 12, 2015 — The Automotive Management Institute (AMi) is accepting applications for the $1,000 Arrowhead Automotive Aftermarket “High Octane” Scholarship. AMi’s resource development effort, EXCEL, in conjunction with Arrowhead Automotive Aftermarket, established the scholarship, which is awarded to an Automotive Service Association (ASA) Mechanical Division member who strives to be, or is presently working in a management capacity. Arrowhead Automotive Aftermarket, of Overland Park KS (formerly known as Automotive Specialty Markets) is now a division of Arrowhead General Insurance Agency and continues as a leader in the automotive business insurance industry, and provides the scholarship program specifically to address the educational needs of automotive service and repair businesses. The scholarship will be applied toward the recipient’s expenses to attend the 2015 Congress of Automotive Repair and Service (CARS) in Detroit, July 23-25. CARS is sponsored by ASA and offers an educational lineup of AMi seminars, technical training courses and industry sessions, an exposition and the opportunity to network with other automotive service professionals. To be eligible for the award, the following requirements must be met: applicants must work in the mechanical repair industry; must demonstrate an interest in self-improvement through education and... read more

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