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Where the Voices, Ideas and Insights that are Shaping the Future of the Automotive Aftermarket Reside. This Page Displays All Three Podcast Formats: Remarkable Results, Town Hall Academy and For The Record

RR 032: Malcolm Sissmore on Telematics

July 24, 2015

Malcolm Sissmore is a wealth of knowledge on telematics and provides great insight on the subject.  Malcolm is with Delphi Product and Service Solutions. He is the North American Sales Director: Traditional Markets & Telematics and the Country Director Canada. Many of our guests have discussed telematics technology as a potential disruptor or opportunity. Besides…

RR 031: Todd Holiday from Winchester Tire

July 20, 2015

Meet Tod Holiday the second generation owner of the 43 years young Winchester Tire and Alignment in Memphis, TN. Like so many of our podcast entrepreneurs this is a great story on growing up in a family business when before school and after-school were all about being at the business helping out. (I’m sure you…

RR 030: Donny Seyfer Chairman ASA

July 16, 2015

In May 2015 Donny Seyfer was named Chairman of ASA. He says it is a ‘NEW’ organization that is changing in many positive ways. Donny shares his inside view on the Automotive Service Association and discusses the biggest benefits to the membership. He also talks about their big expo and conference NACE/CARS, in July 2015,…

RR 029: Andy Massoll from Curt’s Service

July 14, 2015

Curt’s Service started out as so many shops did back in the day as a Sunoco Station. That was 34 years ago that Curt Massoll got the bug. Andy Massoll, second generation owner of Curt’s Service in Oak Park Michigan. Guest Andy Massoll is second generation owner and has a top shop designation from Motor…

RR 028: Leigh Anne Best from Brakes For Breasts

July 10, 2015

(NOTE: This episode was recorded and released in July 2015. The picture above is the presentation for the 2015 fundraising efforts. $141,868 was collected.) In 2011, Leigh Anne Best and fellow shop owner Laura Frank began the “Brakes for Breasts” fundraiser with 5 local auto shops in Ohio. In 2012, they expanded “Brakes for Breasts” to 27 shops across 17…

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RR 027: Bogi Lateiner from 180º Automotive

July 7, 2015

Meet Bogi Lateiner from 180º Automotive in Phoenix, AZ.  She graduated Phi Beta Kappa from Oberlin College in just three years with a double major in Womens’ Studies and Pre-Law. Listen to her story on how she got where she is today. Her nine year old shop has an all-female tech team, working eight bays…

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RR 026: Craig Clark from Alfred State College

July 3, 2015

Where are we getting our future technicians? Without one doubt this is a big aftermarket concern. There are many great post-secondary training institutes or colleges in the US. One that I happen to know a lot about is in Wellsville, NY. It’s Alfred State College part of the State University of NY system. Craig Clark,…

RR 025: Frank Butkus-Leutz from Desert Car Care

June 30, 2015

Frank Butkus-Leutz of Desert Car Care in Chandler, AZ, is clearly a vibrant, excitable and passionate shop owner. He is enthusiastic about unity in the industry and helping his fellow shop owner. This outspoken jazz trombonist tells his story from growing up in Harlem to serving in the Persian Gulf as a signalman.  An interesting…

RR 024: Jill Trotta from Repair Pal

June 26, 2015

Jill Trotta, Director Automotive Group at RepairPal provides an in-depth discussion on the benefits and value of this shop referral site. A few of our previous podcast guests are RepairPal members and that got me curious and prompted a call to Jill for an interview. According to Jill there are 1200 participant shops in their…

RR 023: Maryann Croce from Croce’s Transmissions

June 23, 2015

Maryann Croce of Croce Transmissions in Norwalk, CT and her husband Tony combined her banking career and his automotive technical skills and bought a transmission business 15 years ago. They have 4 bays, 4 techs and one service adviser As so many in the aftermarket know when husband and wife’s and families, for that matter,…

RR 022: Amy Mattinat from CCC Women’s Board

June 19, 2015

Amy Mattinat, the current president of the Car Care Council Women’s Board discusses the organization she leads. When you think about the number of woman who make up the majority of customers and decision maker at service counters, the role the Women’s Board is very important to the industry.  Amy outlines the council’s value and…

RR 021: Bill Hill from Mighty Auto Pro

June 15, 2015

Bill Hill owner of Mighty Auto Pro from Medina, OH has owned the 19 bay 10,000 sq ft shop for 17 years. He employs 13 associates that includes 5 techs, 2 service writers, 1 customer service specialist along with a customer service assistant and a shuttle driver. He believes that processes and procedures are very…

RR 020: Michael Haeg from Century Interactive

June 12, 2015

Michael Haeg is the Director of Business Development at Century Interactive. He says they are phone nerds and have a solution called ‘service setter’ that shops use to improve their phone skills and close more sales. Who wouldn’t want that? Michael points out that the “owning the phone” has a bigger impact on business today…

RR 019: Greg Buckley from Buckley’s Auto Care

June 8, 2015

Greg Buckley of Buckley ‘s Auto Care says it was a thrill working alongside his dad, when he was eight years old, pumping gas. This 49 year legacy business has 5 bays, 3 techs and 2 service writers. He is a busy man being a member of ASA, an ATI Coach, a member of the…

RR 018: Michael Rukov, YANG

June 4, 2015

Michael Rukov, Products and Marketing Manager of One-Stop Parts Source is the Chairman of YANG. The Young Auto Care Network Group is a part of the Auto Care Association whose membership is under 40 years old. Michael talks about the start of the group two years ago, their goals for 2015 and the plans to…

RR 017: Dave Serio from Vehicle Service Plus

June 1, 2015

Dave Serio from Vehicle Service Plus, in Bel Air, MD, takes his turn on the Remarkable Results Podcast. Dave is not just a 30 year shop owner but a Saturday morning radio show host for the last 19 years.  Dave has been in the business since 1979 and owned other shops. His current 5 bay…

RR 016: Dave Striegel on NAPA Conference

May 28, 2015

Dave Striegel owner of Elizabeth Auto Care in Elizabeth PA is also owner of Shop Docotor.com, a business coaching company and he was our inaugural interview in episode one of the Remarkable Results Podcast.  Since this is the first episode of Remarkable Results: ON POINT, Dave was a perfect choice to lead off the new…

RR 015: Judy Walter from Zimmerman’s Automotive

May 25, 2015

Besides growing up in the 57 years young family business, Judy Walter the CFO and co-owner of Zimmerman’s Automotive, Mechanicsburg, PA with her uncles works with a family staff of 12 out of 29 team members. This is a true blue family enterprise. At  they have a 20,000 sq foot facility, sporting a 12-bay shop with seven…

RR 014: Matthew Roayaee from Auto Check-Cypress Station

May 18, 2015

Matthew Roayaee is franchise owner of Auto Check- Cypress Station in Houston, TX. He’s been in the business for 15 years when he started out as a lube technician. This great entrepreneurial success story is full of great take-a-ways you can and will relate to. He offers wise words on starting a business, on what…

RR 013: Amy Mattinat from Auto Craftsmen

May 11, 2015

Amy Mattinat of Auto Craftsmen in Montpelier, VT had the good fortune to combine her love of cars with a career in the automotive industry. Whether going on ride-and-drives, teaching car care clinics, running her independent repair shop or working with the Car Care Council Women’s Board, she is able to combine her two passions:…

RR 012: Joe Marconi from Osceola Garage – Part 2

May 4, 2015

This week’s guest is Joe Marconi. You may know the name because Joe writes a monthly column in Ratchet and Wrench. He’s been in business for over 35 years and owns Osceola Garage in Baldwin Place, NY. Joe’s interview is over two parts. You are on part two. Part one is in episode eleven. Joe…

RR 011: Joe Marconi from Osceola Garage – Part 1

May 4, 2015

This week’s guest is Joe Marconi. You may know the name because Joe writes a monthly column in Ratchet and Wrench. He’s been in business for over 35 years and owns Osceola Garage in Baldwin Place, NY A great interview broken up over two parts. You are on part one. Part two is episode twelve.…

RR 010: Doug Whiteman from George’s Sierra Shell-Part 2

April 27, 2015

Doug Whiteman, owner of George’s Sierra Shell a successful 42 year old business in Fontana, CA, is Motor Age’s TOP SHOP in 2014. Not only is he a strong operator and shares solid insight to his remarkable success, Doug and team is very involved in many philanthropic efforts in his community (see overview below). As…

RR 009: Doug Whiteman from George’s Sierra Shell-Part 1

April 27, 2015

Doug Whiteman, owner of George’s Sierra Shell a successful 42 year old business in Fontana, CA, is Motor Age’s TOP SHOP in 2014. Not only is he a strong operator and shares solid insight to his remarkable success, Doug and team is very involved in many philanthropic efforts in his community (see overview below). As…

RR 008: Diane Larson from Larson’s Service

April 20, 2015

Diane Larson owner of Larson’s Service, in Peabody, Massachusetts is an industry veteran of more than 25 years. Since losing her partner and husband in 2008 and taking on the responsibility of the shop full time. With a beautiful setting on the side of a pond, she developed a strong team that has allowed her…

RR 007: Gene Morrill-Part 2 Certified Automotive

April 13, 2015

Opened in 1978, Gene Morrill, owner of Certified Automotive in Glendora, CA has accomplished something that has never been done before. He has won Motor Age’s top shop 5 out of last 7 years. (2008, 2009, 2011, 2012, 2013) therefore prompting an in-depth interview that will be presented in two parts.

Listen to some great wisdom; from his passion for being an active owner, his Two Weeks and a Day RULE where you’ll learn how he refocuses his team on what matters, to his special AHA moment when he kicked himself upside the head. Gene also has a Perfect Customer Model and learn how he intends to move to a 2-3 day work week. There is a lot to learn from Gene because he is a giver and wants to share his remarkable results. Part 1 is Episode 6. Part 2 is Episode 7

RR 006: Gene Morrill- Part 1 Certified Automotive

April 13, 2015

Opened in 1978, Gene Morrill, owner of Certified Automotive in Glendora, CA has accomplished something that has never been done before. He has won Motor Age’s top shop 5 out of last 7 years. (2008, 2009, 2011, 2012, 2013) therefore prompting an in-depth interview that will be presented in two parts.

Listen to some great wisdom; from his passion for being an active owner, his Two Weeks and a Day RULE where you’ll learn how he refocuses his team on what matters, to his special AHA moment when he kicked himself upside the head. Gene also has a Perfect Customer Model and learn how he intends to move to a 2-3 day work week. There is a lot to learn from Gene because he is a giver and wants to share his remarkable results. Part 1 is Episode 6. Part 2 is Episode 7

RR 005: Clint Dudley from Shade Tree Auto

March 30, 2015

Clint Dudley from Shade Tree Auto in Grimes, IA is a disciplined goal setter. That could account for an extremely prestigious recognition he received from the US Chamber of Commerce; being recognized as the only small business in Iowa to receive the Blue Ribbon Small Business Award for 2015. Listen as Clint talks about the impact of this recognition on his business. He started his business in much the same way other successful service professionals have. And find out what he believes is the #1 thing that makes a shop great. There are many great take-a-ways from the interview … like what he does for APEX/SEMA for his team. He shares an incredible AH HA moment and says you got to be a NERD to meet the technology challenges today and tomorrow.

RR 004: Dynamic Automotive Part 3

March 30, 2015

This week is Part #3 (episode 4) the final part with the partnership team from Dynamic Automotive, Jose Bueso, Lee Forman and Dwayne Myers. This MSO group was selected top 10 automotive shop in 2014 from Motor Age. They are extremely involved in their communities and are giving back to the industry by being involved…

RR 003: Dynamic Automotive Part 2

March 30, 2015

This is part #2 (episode 3) with the partnership team from Dynamic Automotive, Jose Bueso, Lee Forman and Dwayne Myers. This MSO group was selected top 10 automotive shop in 2014 from Motor Age. They are extremely involved in their communities and are giving back to the industry by being involved with the Auto Care Association…

RR 002: Dynamic Automotive Part 1

March 25, 2015

Jose Bueso, Lee Forman and Dwayne Myers make up the partnership team from Dynamic Automotive. These three successful leaders credit their success to a customer centered culture. Learn how their customer focus has made such a huge success in their business and how being involved in their communities is a secret sauce to their success.…

RR 001: Dave Striegel from Elizabeth Auto Care

March 22, 2015

Dave Striegel has been an entrepreneur since owning his own gas station, back in the day (Do you remember the brand BORON?). Dave shared many great stories on what he feels contributed to his success from his work with Motor Age on the next evolution of marketing and his ‘super clients’ that are a result…

RR 000: Overview & Purpose of Remarkable Results Podcast

March 16, 2015

Everything you wanted to know about the Remarkable Results Podcast. Listen as your host Carm Capriotto interviews today’s most successful and inspiring automotive aftermarket professionals. Eavesdrop as our guest’s talk about their pathway to remarkable results and get inspired by their wisdom, challenges, flashes of brilliance and passion for what they love to do. Carm’s…

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