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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

  • Automotive Management Institute Honors Class of 2017 at NACE Automechanika

    Tuesday 22 August 2017

    NORTH RICHLAND HILLS, TEXAS, August 22, 2017 - The Automotive Management Institute (AMi), the industry's leading provider of management education for automotive service and collision repair professionals, held its graduation ceremony July 27 at the McCormick Place West Convention Center in Chicago. During this year's second graduation ceremony held in conjunction with NACE Automechanika, AMi recognized seven Customer Service Representatives, one Accredited Master Collision-Repair Estimator, six Accredited Automotive Managers and 20 Accredited Master Automotive Managers. "It was honor to recognize and celebrate the accomplishments of this group of industry professionals during our graduation ceremony. This ceremony was the second graduating class for 2017. 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. AMi recognized its first graduating class of Customer Service Representatives (CSR). The six students receiving certificates completed required courses and accumulated a minimum of 60 credits. This year's event also recognized its first graduating class of Accredited Master Collison-Repair Estimators (AMCE). The designation requires students complete multiple categories of training and professional achievement, including business related and soft-skills, technical damage analysis and information p... read more

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