Archive for October 2016

RR 164: Scott Norman – Skills USA & Worldskills USA

Where are the industries top young technician’s going to come from?

Skills USA and Worldskills brings to our industry an opportunity to showcase young talent in a competitive environment. Scott Norman, Chairman of the National Automotive Service Technology (AST) committee for SkillsUSA and the USA Technical Delegate for Worldskills gives you an insider’s overview of these two important competitions.

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RR 163: Frank Scandura from Frank’s European

What happens when you put your people and customers first?

Frank Scandura of Frank’s European in Las Vegas Nevada was fortunate to make the transition from technician to service writer to entrepreneur. Many service professionals never find the degree of success that Frank has achieved, without the transition from working in your business to working on it.

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RR 162: Rodger Bland, GEARS Magazine Editor

Do you accept a level of underachievement?

Rodger Bland is a lifelong pursuer of his full potential. For the past twenty years he has dedicated a large part of his life’s energy towards the study of success. He’s learned that even the most successful among us, seldom if ever, realize their true full potential in life.

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RR 161: John Miller from Freedom Automotive

John Miller says, “It is an ongoing educational experience to work on cars”.

John Miller owner of Freedom Automotive in Stafford, TX is a successful baby boomer shop owner who shows no signs of quitting. Besides the shop he is a weekly radio show and writer and editor for Shop Talk, the Houston ASA monthly.

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RR 160: Ray Fisher from ASA Michigan

Executive Director talks about technician & shop licensing, safety inspections and autonomous cars.

ASA Michigan Executive Director, Ray Fisher, is very passionate about serving his members. Leaders like Ray Fisher are strong advocates for the industry, but as he points out, every member of the industry needs to be involved. It is a team effort to help our legislators understand the impact of the rules/laws they are creating and the effect it has on businesses and the motoring public.

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RR 159: Jason Malo form Advanced Automotive Performance

Brothers Jason and Luke Malo shopped their business plan and no bank would help them.

Jason Malo (pictured) and his brother Luke started 10 years ago with a loan from their parents. With their experience in management and fixing cars, they created a business plan and took the plunge. This is a story of how they pulled together and made it work. Never easy but steady.
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RR 158: Tom Meyers

NAPA ASE Technician of the year, 2009, in Chicagoland has a career that spans 40 years and still does it all; but loves diagnostics.

In 2009 Tom Meyers was selected as the NAPA/ASE Technician of the Year for the Chicagoland area, a first for a non-owner technician. He is an ASE Master Certified with L1 Certification and works on everything from computer diagnostics and engine performance to engine installations and rebuilding differentials. In the past 40 years he has always focused on repair quality and the latest automotive technology.

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