RR 062: Tom Ham of Automotive Management Network

Tom Ham, with the help of his wife Deb, is the creator and owner of Automotive Management Network an 12,000 plus member website that is the largest information center for vehicle service facility owners and managers.

Tom got his start in the auto service industry pumping gas in the late 60’s. Tom and his wife operate Auto Centric, an import specialty shop in Grand Rapids. Tom and Deb have five children including two sons and a daughter who served in the Iraq War as U.S. Marines.  He writes extensively on industry topics.  Tom’s previous episodes HERE.

Tom Ham created Automotive Management Network.com, in 2003, which today has more than 12,000 members. Tom’s wife Deb is his partner in both endeavors.  AMN logo Large RGB_LRAutomotive Management Network is a free automotive aftermarket forum that is packed with management resources, articles and discussions on almost any subject you can think of.

Tom has held a Michigan mechanic’s license since 1975, but now spends his day managing the shop and the website. He has served as a board member with ASA Michigan. Over the years he has created many systems, documents and checklists to help with shop management. These can all be found on  AutomotiveManagementNetwork.com along with a wide variety of other shop management information.

Tom Ham is an expert in the area of shop management software systems. While he does not sell software systems, he writes extensively about them, how to shop for them and which features to look for. There is even a section on live webinars. Enjoy this inside story of an important industry resource, from Tom Ham and Automotive Management Network.

He shares a great idea on looking for sales opportunities during the holiday slow season.

Click the picture link and scope out Automotive Management Network where you will find Resources, Discussions, Links, Directories, Training, Document, Checklists. Basic membership if FREE to professionals in the auto and vehicle service industry.

Automotive Management Network Website.

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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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