By Levy Joffrion
Two Industries Cite Bobby Likis
Bobby Likis, longtime ASA member and supporter, has been honored by both the broadcast and automotive services industries.
Likis has been named to the 2011 "Talkers 250," the broadcast industry's prestigious list of the top 250 talk-show hosts in America. And Bobby Likis Car Clinic/ PreRepair has won awards for "Best Auto Service Shop" and "Best Oil Change" in a 2011 Gannett-sponsored challenge.
iATN Open to Students
The International Automotive Technicians' Network (iATN) has developed a way for automotive students to join the organization.
Students are eligible for "student membership" if they are 18+ years of age, attending automotive education training courses (college, vocational or similar) and referred by an educator or instructor who is a member of iATN. Student memberships are offered at no cost and offer "read-only" privileges.
For more information, visit www.iatn.net.
Russ Verona Award Goes to Tucson Shop
I-CAR has presented this year's Russ Verona Memorial Award to Eric Grossman, owner of Eric's CARSTAR in Tucson, Ariz.
The award recognizes an outstanding Gold Class Professionals-designated business. It was created in honor of the late Russ Verona, one of I-CAR's founding fathers and the first business to earn the I-CAR Gold Class Professionals designation. Verona was a longtime ASA member and leader, and a former chairman of NACE.
Grossman's shop was the third shop in the nation to earn the
I-CAR Gold Class Professionals business designation and has maintained this designation for more than 21 years.
3M Donates Kits To 500 Schools
3M has come to the aid of 500 secondary and post-secondary collision programs across the country by donating Perfect-It Denibbing System Kits through the Collision Repair Education Foundation.
This product donation, valued at $280,000, will ease collision department budgets by providing students with the opportunity to work with up-to-date supplies.
3M said it valued what these schools are all about and what they do to prepare the next generation of techs, estimators and owners for the collision repair industry.
I-CAR Course Studies Electrical Damage
I-CAR in August premiered its newest course, "Basic Electronics Damage Analysis (DAM13e).
The course teaches how electrical systems work and what can be done when these systems are damaged. Information on how to recognize collision damage to wiring, the possibilities for repair, and the tools and steps required when troubleshooting an electrical circuit problem are also covered.
For more information, visit www.i-car.com or call I-CAR Customer Care at (800) 422-7872.
Most Influential Women 2011
|These five women have been recognized by AkzoNobel as this year's Most Influential Women in the Collision Repair Industry. From left are Barbara Davies, Sharon Mazanec, Jennifer Justice-Hayley, Susanna Gotsch and Michelle Rolls. Justice-Hayley is an ASA member. She is operations manager for Valley Paint & Body Inc., Amelia, Ohio.
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