BEDFORD, Texas, (March 2, 2005) — Longtime Automotive Service Association (ASA) member Don Seyfer will be chairman of the 2005 Congress of Automotive Repair and Service (CARS), which is held in Las Vegas as part of Automotive Aftermarket Industry Week.
Mr. Seyfer, who owns and manages Seyfer Automotive Inc. in Wheat Ridge, Colo., with his son Donny, has held numerous industry and association leadership positions during his career.
CARS 2005 will be held Nov. 3-5 at the Mirage hotel. The event is sponsored annually by ASA's Mechanical Division.
“CARS has evolved over the years and is now the place to be for automotive service professionals,” said Bill Haas, ASA's vice president, service repair markets. “CARS has become the meeting place for service professionals, offering education, a products and services showcase, and abundant networking opportunities. With Don Seyfer's dedication to ASA and the industry at large, you can count on CARS 2005 to offer the very best, and more of it.”
Mr. Haas said each day's agenda is designed to meet the specific needs of owners, managers and employees of automotive repair businesses. “Accentuating this effort are the technical and management sessions available to CARS attendees.”
Mr. Seyfer started his career with four bays in his father's garage in 1961. Seyfer Automotive is an ASE Blue Seal of Excellence facility, a member of the Better Business Bureau and is AAA-approved.
A past NAPA Auto Care Council president and current council member, Mr. Seyfer also is a four-time NAPA/ASE Local Technician of the Year.
He served as director of ASA's Mechanical Division from 1989 to 1994, as past president of ASA-Colorado, has had several terms on the association's Mechanical Division Operations Committee, and was Bedford, Texas-based ASA's chairman from 1996 to 1997.
The theme of this year's CARS show is “Tool Chest for Success.” Additional information about the event, including schedules and online registration, will be available on the official CARS Web site, www.CARSonline.org, as it becomes available.