The CEO Commitment with Mike Bennett [RR 647]

Mike Bennett has been in the industry since 1985. He is an ASE Master Tech who has worked for GM as Technician, Shop Foreman, Service Manager and Service Director for 2 locations.

Mike bought his current shop, Mike’s Kars, in Gettysburg, PA in 1999. It is a a four-bay shop with 3 technicians. In 2011, he became a full-time coach with Automotive Training Institute helping shop owner’s to re-engineer and grow their businesses. Mike Bennett’s previous episodes HERE.

Key Talking Points

  • Coaching CEO’s to their next level- changing focus, being director of “what’s next?” Developing knowledge and skillset of true CEO mindset. Operate effectively in the position.
  • Getting outside perspective from different industries
  • Glass ceiling- going beyond being a shop owner and day to day operations
  • Growth-minded individuals- if you’re willing to grow, growth will occur. Are you willing to put in the work?
  • Growth of business only moves as fast as the leader goes
  • Necessary qualification- position within the business, what is their level of involvement? Do they have solid organization below them? Second in command (COO)?
  • 20 groups define peer networking
  • Changes in the industry- increased professionalism and training
  • Pandemic accelerated timeline for businesses to rise and the businesses that don’t adapt for change to fall.
  • Succession- hot topic and reality of mortality in the working world. What does your legacy/succession look like? Sell to fund retirement?
  • Thanks to Mike Bennett for his contribution to the aftermarket’s premier podcast.
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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.