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  • Collision Repair Management Minute

    Monday 18 June 2018

    Daniel Schnepper General Mgr. Butler's Collision Roseville, MI "Through the different AMi courses I have taken, I have learned different ways to handle different customers, learning not all customers are the same. Every customer has different characteristics and needs, learning how to handle all the different customer needs to provide them with a great experience. I implemented great marketing ideas that help sell my business and boost our sales. I have learned how to deal with employees and help them feel needed, wanted and appreciated creating a good friendly work environment." Schnepper has been a student since 2005; he earned the AAM designation in 2016.

  • Service Repair Management Minute

    Monday 18 June 2018

    Doug McAllister Owner/President Douglas Automotive Barrington, IL "I started my business in 1983 and it quickly outgrew my ability to manage it. I needed some management training and fast! I started taking as many management classes as I could. Management Success, Kelly Bennett, Bottomline Impact, Vin Waterhouse and most recently Elite Pro Service and Jeremy O'Neal. We grew to 2 locations in 1998 and opened our 3rd in 2015, with combined 2017 gross sales of $4.4 million. I am confident none of this would have been possible without the help of all these industry trainers and colleagues along the way." McAllister has been a student since 1999; he earned the AMAM designation in 2018.

  • Automotive Management Institute Honors Class of 2018 at ASA Annual Business Meeting & Conference

    Monday 04 June 2018

    NORTH RICHLAND HILLS, TEXAS, June 4, 2018 ­- The Automotive Management Institute (AMi), the industry's leading provider of management education for automotive service and collision repair professionals, held its first graduation ceremony of 2018 on May 4 at the Walt Disney World Swan & Dolphin Hotel and Resort in Orlando, Fla. The formal graduation ceremony was part of the Automotive Service Association's "Celebration of Excellence" award ceremony, which recognized individuals and organizations that have made significant contributions to AMi, ASA and/or the automotive repair industry. AMi recognized students earning the Accredited Automotive Manager (AAM), Accredited Master Collision-Repair Estimator (AMCE) and Accredited Master Automotive Managers (AMAM) designations during the ceremony. "It was honor to recognize and celebrate the accomplishments of this group of industry professionals during our graduation ceremony. We are excited to see the growth of AMi reflected in the number of graduates and the diversity of certificates and professional designations being awarded" said AMi President, Jeff Peevy, AMAM. AMi role-based designations highlight the growing role soft skills and business management education play in the success of today's automotive repair business. Students focus on multiple core categories of training and professional development: financial management, sales & marketing, operational management, HR and p... read more