FTR 032: Pierre Respaut – Has Seen a Technical Revolution in His Lifetime

Pierre Respaut has a steep history as an automotive shop owner, dealership mechanic/technician, and trainer. He is in the aftermarket for fifty years.

Pierre worked at BMW and Ferrari dealerships and owned “Ultimate Cars”, a BMW specialty repair shop for 30 years. After he closed the shop he was recruited to help improve a VW dealership from 2010-2012.

Pierre was also a contract trainer for Bosch and is involved in various capacities, with STS, TST, the BIMRS tech and support groups (BIMRS.ORG). Our interview covered his role as VP of the Board os TST: Technicians Service Training a 501(c) (3) corporation. Look for Pierre’s other episodes HERE.


Key Talking Points:

  • Continues to learn every day and he says it keeps him young
  • Young at heart even with 50 years in the industry
  • Like a shark, if you stop swimming you die.
  • No one should be entering the industry unless they commit being a perpetual learner.
  • Networking helps you solve problems and is critical to your success. This podcast is a large part of personal networking to listen to the context of the aftermarket.
  • More and more in the industry are acting like professionals. An exciting change
  • Don’t stop reading and go to seminars and hands-on training.

  • A special thanks to Pierre Respaut for sharing his passion – For The Record.
  • Books mentioned in the content library HERE
  • Leave me an honest review on iTunes. Your ratings and reviews really help and I read each one of them.
  • Email Carm HERE.




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About the author, Carm Capriotto, AAP

Carm is the founder and host of the Remarkable Results Radio Podcast and the pioneer of automotive aftermarket podcasts. Carm calls on his years of 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 of over 1,000 episodes, Carm uses his enthusiasm and passion for the aftermarket especially the service sector to take his listeners on a journey showcasing successful service professionals’ paths to Remarkable Results. He also enjoys interviews with aftermarket industry thought leaders who bring their industry perspectives to his listener.

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