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Give Me 10 Update: Collaboration with Education [AW 186]

Dec 2, 2023

“Give Me 10 Mission: To provide a work-based learning model that any industry can utilize to bridge the skills gap. Combining classroom instruction with on the job work based learning opportunities. This program integrates the classroom with employers to create an introduction to a career path of the student’s choice. 

The program simplifies the relationship between an industry lead business and vocational education that can lead into a career path. We ask for no money. Our “ask” is for your time. Time to integrate a student into your business to create a career fit. It starts with 10 hours and can grow into a new employee. Can you “Give Me Ten?”

Sue Dixon, the creator of the “Give Me Ten” program, discusses the importance of collaboration between the automotive industry and education. The “Give Me Ten” program, which exposes students to the automotive industry and helps them explore potential career paths, is highlighted. The discussion also covers the need for updated curriculums, industry involvement, and the success of the “Give Me Ten” program in providing work-based learning experiences.

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Technician’s Three-Year Succession Plan [RR 906]

Dec 1, 2023

Andy Bizub and part owner Brandon Ludwikowski discuss the transition from technician to business owner, the importance of a positive attitude, and the tools and knowledge required for technicians. The conversation also covers the division of responsibilities within the company, decision-making processes, and the importance of understanding business fundamentals and financials.

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RR 058: Robert Redding from ASA

Oct 30, 2015

Share this…Bob Redding, ASA Legislative Representative goes ON-POINT with an eye opening discussion on the 2nd annual Safety Inspection Forum at the Hunter Engineering Center in St. Louis this year on December 2nd, 2015 … Noon till 4PM. ASA is a co-host again this year with ASA Midwest and the Missouri Alliance of Automotive Service…

RR 057: John Passante discussing the Women’s Board Book on Leadership

Oct 23, 2015

Share this… Dr. John Passante is an important contributor in an important, never been done before, industry project that will be introduced at AAPEX 2015. It’s a new book highlighting the success stories of some of today’s leading female aftermarket professionals and it will be unveiled at AAPEX 2015. The book, “A Woman’s Perspective on…

RR 056: Multi-Shop Ownership: Opportunities & Challenges

Oct 20, 2015

Share this… Jose Bueso is partner in Dynamic Automotive in the Maryland Washing DC area. Along with partners Dwayne Myers and Lee Foreman they’ve have three locations, been a Motor Age top shop in 2014 is involved with the Auto Care Association, Car Care Professional Network. This partnership team was just recognized with a ‘Head…

RR 055: Louis Efron from Telsa

Oct 16, 2015

Share this… Louis Efron is this year’s keynote speaker at the AAPEX General Session on Wednesday, November 04, 2015, 8:00 AM – 8:50 AM, in the Palazzo Ballroom at The Venetian. The event is open to all AAPEX and AAIW attendees and there is no fee to attend. Louis Efron, currently at Tesla Motors, is…

RR 054: Social Media Best Practices

Oct 13, 2015

Share this…    Greg Buckley of Buckley Auto Care says it was a thrill working alongside his dad, when he was eight years old, helping with his brother to build the 49 year legacy business. He is a busy man being a member of ASA, an ATI Coach, and is Car Seat Certified and is…

RR 053: Danny Sanchez from Autoshop Solutions

Oct 9, 2015

Share this… Danny Sanchez is owner and founder, of Autoshop Solutions and grew up spending countless hours working around his dad’s auto repair shop in California, eventually taking over and running the business himself. Autoshop Solutions started in 1998, when Danny founded Auto Web Solutions. The Internet was starting to take off, and Danny took…

Mike Davidson

RR 052: Mike Davidson from Parkway Automotive

Oct 6, 2015

Share this… Mike Davidson from Parkway Automotive in Little Rock, Arkansas, been in the industry for 31 years and a business owner for 18. His team includes 6 techs who support eight lifts and seven bays with a shop foreman, two service advisers and an estimator. He’s on track to do $1.7 million this year.…

RR 051: Bill Hanvey from AASA

Oct 2, 2015

Share this… Bill Hanvey is the Sr Vice President of AASA (Automotive Aftermarket Suppliers Association). He has oversight of AASA’s internal operations while leading their marketing and new member initiatives while serving as executive director of the Brake Manufacturers Council and the AASA Marketing Executives Council. His resume is impressive with The Schaeffler Group USA,…

RR 050: Joe Sevart of I70 Auto Service

Sep 29, 2015

Share this… A special thanks to Joe Sevart, in celebrating a milestone, as the 50th podcast guest! Joe Sevart from I70 Auto Service in Kansas City, MO, received a very high honor from NAPA in 2014 as their NAPA/ASE Technician of the Year. Please watch this special video done as a tribute to Joe:…

RR 049: Bob Greenwood from AAEC

Sep 25, 2015

Share this… 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,…

Jeff Matt

RR 048: Jeff Matt from Victory Auto Service

Sep 22, 2015

Share this… Meet Jeff Matt owner and founder of Victory Auto Service & Glass, a family-owned, award-winning auto repair and auto glass business with six locations in Minnesota and Florida, is known for its honest, dependable service. Before opening Victory Auto in 1997, Jeff worked as an automotive technician and dreamed of opening a shop where the customer…

Trish Serratore

RR 047: Trish Serratore SR Vice President of ASE

Sep 18, 2015

Share this… Trish Serratore is the Senior Vice President of ASE along with being President of the National Automotive Technicians Education foundation (NATEF) and the Automotive Youth Educational Systems (AYES). She works closely with all of the organizations within the ASE Industry/Education initiative, which also includes ASE and the Automotive Training Managers Council (ATMC), to…

RR 046 Greg Skolnik from Motor Works

Sep 15, 2015

Share this… Greg Skolnik from Motor Works in Rockville, MD is a 40 year industry veteran and a  shop owner for 37 years. Greg has a 3,000 SQ FT facility with 6 bay/lifts plus an alignment bay. The shop team is made up of  2 techs, one apprentice, one service adviser, one ops manager and…

Kim Walker

RR 045: Kim Walker from 5 Stones Media

Sep 11, 2015

Share this… Kim Walker from 5 Stones Media is a social media expert, but before she became involved with Five Stones Media she was a school counselor and a teacher. Her husband Brian, started his own shop while he was a Mercedes technician in North Carolina. Then asked Kim to leave her school job and…

Rick Bilger

RR 044: Rick Bilger from Advanced Auto Pros

Sep 7, 2015

Share this… Rick Bilger a 40 year service professional owns Advanced Auto Pros in Greely, CO.  His Grandfather and Dad were mechanics/technicians and Rick practices his craft in a 10 bay facility with 4 techs, and two service advisors. Rick, a pilot, offers some very interesting and unique strategies in this episode. Much to learn…

Trish Serratore

RR 043: Trish Serratore President NATEF & AYES

Sep 4, 2015

Share this… Trish Serratore is the President of the National Automotive Technicians Education foundation (NATEF) and the Automotive Youth Educational Systems (AYES) as well as Senior Vice President at ASE. She works closely with all of the organizations within the ASE Industry/Education initiative, which also includes ASE and the Automotive Training Managers Council (ATMC), to…

Dave Toole

RR 042: Dave Toole from Tooles’ Garage

Sep 1, 2015

Share this… Dave Toole, owner of Toole’s Garage in San Carlos, CA has a family affair, with Dave’s entire family working in the business. A great discussion on family and a few challenges as every family business knows. However he knows his role; as the glue of the organization. He keeps it going and all…

Jim Murphy

RR 041: Jim Murphy from Elite Worldwide

Aug 28, 2015

Share this… Jim Murphy prefers to use only one word when describing himself: coach, “That’s all I am, and honestly, that’s all I want to be,” he says. In nearly every position Murphy has held throughout his 30-plus-year career in the repair industry, his work has revolved around shop improvement. After graduating from Oregon State…

Roger Lanctot

RR 040: Roger Lanctot from Strategy Analytics

Aug 20, 2015

Share this… Roger Lanctot, Associate Director Global Automotive Practice from Strategy Analytics, Inc., a global research and consulting firm that provides insights and strategic business solutions to companies operating at the convergence of information, communications and entertainment technologies. Roger Lanctot has a powerful voice in the definition of future trends in automotive safety, powertrain, and…

Bill Nalu

RR 039: Bill Nalu from Interstate Auto Care

Aug 18, 2015

Share this… Bill Nalu form Interstate Auto Care in Madison Heights, MI has a very interesting story … he tells it well so I won’t spoil much of it. He has 30 years in the business to include some time as a Shell dealer. He and his brother are partners in the business. Let me…

Kathleen Schmatz

RR 038: Kathleen Schmatz from the Auto Care Association

Aug 14, 2015

Share this… Kathleen Schmatz, President and CEO of the Auto Care Association shares her views and thoughts on the industry and the association she has led for the last 11 years. Before becoming President and CEO Kathleen served as executive vice president. She joined the Auto Care Association after 30 years with Babcox, a leader…

Bill Moss

RR 037: Bill Moss from EuroService Automotive

Aug 11, 2015

Share this… Bill Moss, Owner and Certified Master technician of EuroService Automotive in Warrenton, VA.  Bill has been fixing cars since before he was old enough to drive them. Such a strong desire to be around cars led to his first job at an Arlington service station when he was 16 years old. While home…

RR 036: Peter Meier from Motor Age

Aug 7, 2015

Share this… Pete Meier the Director of Training for the UBM Advanstar Automotive Group of publications goes ON-POINT here in episode 36. I’m sure you’ve read Pete in either Motor Age, ABRN, Aftermarket Business World or Dealer News. His primary goal is to bring working technicians the information they need to succeed. Pete is an…

Jerry Kezhaya

RR 035: Jerry Kezhaya from The Auto Shop

Aug 3, 2015

Share this… Jerry Kezhaya from The Auto Shop in Plano Texas has been in business since 1981. Plano is a northern suburb of Dallas with a population on 280,000. According to Jerry it is the top growing county in the US.  His shop is large 35,000 sq ft. He has 21 lifts and has two…

RR 034: NACE-CARS 2015

Jul 30, 2015

Share this… Enjoy a narrative from Carm Capriotto as he recounts the four days spent in Detroit at the NACE/CARS 2015 Expo and Conference in July 2015. Listen to his observations and actual quotes from speakers along with specific ‘hot’ subjects having an impact on the aftermarket right now! Get out your pen and paper…

RR 033: Donny Seyfer from Seyfer Automotive

Jul 27, 2015

Share this… Co-Owner of Seyfer Automotive, in Wheat Ridge, CO. Donny Seyfer, a 3rd generation owner, has over 30 years of automotive experience as a technician, manager and service consultant. His Dad started in 1961 and his grandfather was building race cars before that. Seyfer Automotive provides general repair, and maintenance with a special focus…

RR 032: Malcolm Sissmore on Telematics

Jul 24, 2015

Share this… 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…

RR 031: Todd Holiday from Winchester Tire

Jul 20, 2015

Share this… 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…

RR 030: Donny Seyfer Chairman ASA

Jul 17, 2015

Share this… 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…

RR 029: Andy Massoll from Curt’s Service

Jul 14, 2015

Share this… 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…

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