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  • Automotive Management Institute Honors Class of 2018 during SEMA

    Monday 19 November 2018

    NORTH RICHLAND HILLS, TEXAS, Nov. 9, 2018 ­- The Automotive Management Institute (AMi), the industry's leading provider of management education for automotive service and collision repair professionals, held its second graduation ceremony of 2018 on October 31 at the Westgate Resort in Las Vegas. The formal graduation ceremony was part of the Red Carpet Awards Breakfast held in conjunction with SEMA and featured some of the most prestigious awards and industry recognition. AMi recognized students earning the Accredited Automotive Office Manager (AAOM), Accredited Automotive Manager (AAM), Accredited Master Collision-Repair Estimator (AMCE) and Accredited Master Automotive Manager (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 personnel development, IT management, risk management and leadership. Photos available... read more

  • The Collision Repair Professional

    Monday 20 August 2018

    Andrew Batenhorst Pride Auto Body Santa Clarita, CA "As a new manager, AMi courses provided me with the necessary knowledge and skills to hit the ground running. I'm well prepared to be the best leader possible and guide my team to a bright future in the collision repair industry." Batenhorst has been a student since 2015 and earned the AAM designation in 2016.

  • 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.

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