NW dealer association seeks new exec. director
KENNEWICK, Wash.-The Northwest Tire Dealers Association is searching for a new executive director after longtime exec Dick Nordness resigned to pursue other interests.
Mr. Nordness served the association for more than 12 years and presided over its legal battles against the Washington state attorney general over studded tire use.
ASA offers `Right to Repair' course
BEDFORD, Texas-The Automotive Service Association (ASA) is offering a three-hour seminar called ``You Have the Right to Repair.''
The course, taught by Bill Haas, ASA's vice president of service repair markets, will feature live demonstrations of many of the original equipment manufacturers' Web sites and teach how to take advantage of non-traditional information sources. The seminar concludes with an analysis of current service information availability issues, including what the ASA claims the industry risks should any right to repair legislation become law.
Besides an overview of service information resources, attendees will receive six credits toward the association's Accredited Automotive Manager (AAM) designation.
For more information on the seminar or to schedule one for an organization, contact Mr. Haas at (800) 272-7467, ext. 222. A schedule of this course and other courses is available at www.amionline.org.
ASA also announced it is offering members special discounts on human resources management programs through Paychex Inc., a national provider of payroll processing and human resource outsourcing solutions.
The program will provide ASA members discounts off payroll processing and set-up fees of selected human resource services. For more information, contact ASA at (800) 272-7467, ext. 295.
2005 Autopromotec set for May
BOLOGNA, Italy-Promotec S.r.l. will hold the 21st biennial Autopromotec May 18-22 at the Exhibition Center in Bologna.
Autopromotec is an international exhibition for the automotive service industry. Last year 83,850 car repair specialists from 103 countries attended, according to Promotec.
The upcoming exhibition will feature three new product groups-vehicle parts, components and car services. For more information, contact Promotec at +39 051 733000, e-mail: [email protected] or visit its Web site, www.autopromotec.it.
ASA, Minn. auto service group partner
BEDFORD, Texas-The Automotive Service Association (ASA) has signed a partnership agreement with the Alliance of Automotive Service Providers, Minnesota (AASP-MN).
Based in Minneapolis, AASP-MN's membership includes independently owned automotive service businesses and industry suppliers dedicated to improving the state's automotive service industry and the success of its members.
Ron Pyle, ASA president and chief staff executive, said ``joining forces on the issues we commonly support increases our strength and effectiveness in making a positive difference for automotive service professionals. We look forward to working with AASP-Minnesota to support and advance our industry.''
``AASP-MN is always looking for ways to enhance its value to our membership and the industry at large,'' said Gary Lofald, the group's president. ``Our partnership with ASA provides the framework to work cooperatively together on issues of mutual interest and make the automotive service industry a better place to do business.''
Bedford-based ASA's board recently approved the pact.
To submit association news, contact Vera Fedchenko at (330) 865-6143.