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Posted 7/23/2007
By Levy Joffrion

Message from Your ASA Chairman

Be sure to check out Aaron Clements' message to fellow ASA members. A video clip is posted on YouTube, with easy access from the ASA site, www.ASAshop.org. Simply click on the YouTube window on the right side of the home page.

ASA Announces 2008 Convention Site

The Automotive Service Association has announced that its 2008 Annual Convention will be held May 1-3 at the Hyatt Regency in Santa Clara, Calif. Visit ASA's Web site, www.ASAshop.org, for details as they become available.

Mitchell 1, ACDelco Team Up on Software

Mitchell 1 and ACDelco have teamed up to deliver an advanced shop management tool. The newest addition of ACDelco's Web Integrated Service Environment (WISE) software, WISE 3.0, is said to deliver e-business solutions that integrate every facet of a shop's business into a single, seamless process.

For more information, contact your Mitchell 1 sales representative or the ACDelco WISE Help Desk at (800) 825-5886, prompt 3.

Complete Survey, You Could Win $50

Complete AutoInc.'s 2007 Readership Survey online, and you could win a $50 gift card to The Home Depot! Members of ASA and subscribers to AutoInc. are invited to take AutoInc.'s readership survey located online in the Members Only section of the ASA Web site.

Go to www.ASAshop.org and enter your six-digit member number to enter the Members Only area. Your member number can be found on the mailing label of this issue of AutoInc. (right above your name). Upon entering the Members Only area, you will see a link to the "AutoInc. Readership Survey." Subscribers to AutoInc.: Please contact Karin White at karinw@ASAshop.org or (800) 272-7467, ext. 252, for a direct link to the online readership survey.

Every eligible entry will be entered into a drawing for a $50 gift card to The Home Depot (only one entry per member or subscriber). Survey deadline: Midnight, Aug. 10, 2007. The winner will be featured in an upcoming issue of AutoInc.

NASTF Board to Meet at ASA

The summer board meeting of the National Automotive Service Task Force (NASTF) will be held Aug. 7 at ASA's national office in Bedford, Texas. NASTF is a not-for-profit, no-dues task force established to facilitate the identification and correction of gaps in the availability and accessibility of automotive service information, service training, diagnostic tools and equipment, and communications for the benefit of automotive service professionals. NASTF is a voluntary, cooperative effort among the automotive service industry, the equipment and tool industry, and automotive manufacturers.

ASE Announces Staff Changes

The National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) has named Tim Zilke to succeed Ron Weiner, who has been ASE's president and CEO for 25 years. Weiner is retiring. The change will be effective Jan. 1, 2008.

Zilke, the current COO/CFO, is a 15-year veteran of ASE.

Other changes within the organization include the promotion of Trish Serratore to senior vice president and the extension of Bill Kersten's tenure as president of the National Automotive Technicians Education Foundation. Originally set to retire in 2008, Kersten has agreed to remain in his position to continue work he began in 2005.

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