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  • AMi Announces Director of Collision Industry Outreach

    Thursday 15 March 2018

    North Richland Hills, Texas, March 14, 2018 ­- The Automotive Management Institute (AMi), the industry's leading nonprofit provider and collaborator of administration and management education for automotive collision and mechanical service repair professionals, announced Michael Cassata joined the organization in the newly created role of Director of Collision Industry Outreach. In this role, Mike will assist AMi in developing industry relationships and soliciting support for its many programs while promoting the broader value and relevance of the organization. In addition, Mike will help in the development of future programs to ensure the continued growth and service to the industry's educational, and professional credential needs. "Mike and I have worked together for many years promoting professionalism and education in the industry. I am excited to have his assistance in the growth and expansion of AMi. He has always been a strong advocate of exceptional customer service, which fits well with our nonprofit organization's service culture," said AMi President Jeff Peevy, AMAM. Mike recently retired from Amica Insurance, where he held positions as National Repair Assistance Program Manager (DRP), National CAT Manager, and Salvage/Recovery Manager. Since his retirement, Mike has offered consulting services through his company, Hammer Insights. He was the founding member of the I-CAR Rochester Committee and continues to serve on numerous industry adv... read more

  • AMi begins Continuing Education Requirement

    Tuesday 27 February 2018

    North Richland Hills, Texas, February 26, 2018 ­- The Automotive Management Institute (AMi), the industry's leading management professional designation provider announced new continuing education requirements to maintain its professional designations. AMi will provide designation graduates holding one of its many professional designations until Dec. 31, 2018 to complete six credit hours of AMi-approved training to maintain a "current designation status." After 2018, anyone holding an AMi professional designation must complete a minimum of six credit hours of approved training within the 12-month calendar year. Graduates not meeting the continuing education requirement will lose permission to claim designation status."Ongoing advancements in customer service, marketing, leadership, and management compels AMi to require continuing education requirements to maintain the relevance of its professional credentials," said AMi Chairman, Sheri Hamilton. Individuals not meeting the annual C.E. requirements will no longer be listed on the orgainzation's verification of credential holders website and will be required to stop using AMi designations as a current credential. "The AMi core belief refers to learning as the only source of a sustainable competitive advantage. To be true to this belief and to promote the need to learn continually, it only made sense to develop this requirement," said Jeff Peevy, AMi president. AMi graduates may fullfil the annual six credit hours contining edu... read more

  • AMi begins Approving Articles, Videos and Podcasts for Credit

    Monday 15 January 2018

    North Richland Hills, Texas, Jan. 16, 2018 ­- The Automotive Management Institute (AMi) announced today it had begun the launch of its new "Alternate Methods of Learning" or AML Program. The program makes AMi credits available for reading articles, watching videos or listening to podcasts. The AML program will allow individuals pursuing an AMi certificate or designation to obtain additional elective credit hours and continue progress toward their professional achievement. Also, the individual's AMi transcript will maintain a record of the articles, videos or podcasts they have read, watched or listened to and passed a short quiz to prove comprehension. "With over 2,000 industry professionals pursuing AMi certificates or professional designations, we believe it will provide tremendous value to the industry," said AMi President Jeff Peevy, adding "now the AMi professional can provide not only a record of courses they have taken, but also the AMi approved articles, videos, and podcasts they have used to stay current or prove areas of interest or specialization." AMi believes verifiable, role-based credentials benefit repair businesses when filling employee positions by minimizing the risk of hiring unqualified candidates. This new program takes that even further by providing additional insights into the individual's relevant educational achievements and ongoing efforts to stay up-to-date and growing. For the Industry Professionals: Lo... read more