RR 049: Bob Greenwood from AAEC

Bob Greenwood

Bob Greenwood, AAM is President and CEO of Automotive Aftermarket E-Learning Centre Ltd.   AAEC is a company focused on providing Business Management Resources and Development for the Independent Sector of the aftermarket industry.

Bob has over 40 years of Business Management experience within the Independent sector of the automotive aftermarket industry in North America, consulting with shops on all facets of their business operations.  His 18 years of running his own local consulting and accounting firm in Ottawa, Ontario created some of the most productive and financially successful entrepreneurs within the Independent sector today.

Bob is a frequent key-note speaker at various industry, company and association conventions throughout North America. He brings a very unique insight from his personal experiences working with the service provider, the wholesale sector, the warehouse ditribution sector and manufacturers within the aftermarket.

Bob is one of 150 world-wide AMI approved instructors. He has created Business Management development courses for automotive shop employers/managers, which are recognized as being the most comprehensive, industry specific courses of their kind in North America.

On November 4th, 2003 during Automotive Industry Week in Las Vegas Nevada, in recognition of his contributions to the automotive aftermarket industry, Bob was the first, and is the only Canadian Business Management Consultant to be presented the very prestigious Northwood University Automotive Aftermarket Management Education Award for 2003 by Dr. David E. Fry, President of the University. “This award is presented to individuals in the automotive aftermarket field who have made noteworthy contributions to education. Recipients are people of stature and the award is recognition of dedication over a number of years to the educational process and the field of Automotive Aftermarket. The award is unique in that it is the only education award of its kind in the industry”.

On November 23rd 2012, Bob was one of 37 Canadians out of the 400,000 people within the Canadian automotive industry honoured by the Governor General of Canada and awarded the prestigious Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal.  “This medal honours significant contributions and achievements by Canadians.  To be eligible for this honour, a person must have made significant contribution to a particular province, territory, region or community within Canada, or an achievement abroad that brings credit to Canada. It is presented to automotive aftermarket industry professionals who have distinguished themselves as highly respected by community and industry leaders.”

We cover strong topics so worthy of your investment of time. We talk about paying yourself as an owners salary, how much business training is needed each year, why culture is so important, why good people leave businesses, his five business building blocks, how the wife of the business owner helps get things done, that succession planning is not being discussed properly and who the most likely suiters are to buy your business. And find out what Bob says is the return of $1 invested in training and education on yourself and your people.

A big episode for taking notes and confirming many of your own business strategies or tactics on your pathway to remarkable results.

You can reach Bob at 1-800-267-5497 or visit his website, www.aaec.ca.

About the author, Carm Capriotto, AAP

Carm is the founder and host of the Remarkable Results Radio Podcast; the only one of its type in the automotive aftermarket. Carm calls on his 35 years’ experience in the aftermarket to bring engaging stories from his guests.

Listen to raw, unfiltered, honest, and sincere stories that include insights, trends, best practices and expertise. Each interview brings an opportunity to learn one new thing through the stories of personal achievement. Many podcast guests tell their story of transformation from working in their business to working on it.

As host, Carm uses his enthusiasm and passion for the aftermarket especially the service sector to take his listeners on a journey showcasing successful service professionals’ path to Remarkable Results. He also enjoys interviews with aftermarket industry thought leaders who bring their industry perspectives to his listener.