By Levy Joffrion
Registration Open! ASA-AZ Sunrise event to deliver business advice, networking, fun
Registration is open for the Automotive Service Association of Arizona’s Sunrise 2013 – Automotive Training Expo & Convention. Packed with peer networking opportunities, educational sessions to help your business thrive, golf and other fun activities, Sunrise 2013 will be held July 19-21 in Prescott, Ariz.
The registration deadline is July 12, and presenters include Doris Barnes, Walt Commans, Bob Cooper, Mike Hinman and Gary Wagnon. Sunrise will be held at the Prescott Resort & Conference Center. The link to register is www.asaaz.org/members/. For more information about the event, visit www.asaaz.org; or contact Luz Rubio at (602) 544-2600 or email@example.com.
‘Market vs. Need’ Piece Soon to be Published
ASA members Scott Benavidez and April Hernandez, AAM, both members of ASA’s Collision Operations Committee, have co-authored an article to ignite conversations about “Market vs. Need” within the collision repair industry. Each day, repairers discuss with insurers what is needed to completely repair a damaged vehicle vs. the limitation from insurers due to “what the current market does” in repairing a vehicle. ASA’s collision volunteers are bringing this conversation to the forefront on behalf of consumers and repairers.
Now in the final stages of production, expect this timely report to be released soon.
IBIS In Switzerland
As this issue goes to print, the attentions of the global collision repair community are on Montreux, Switzerland, and IBIS 2013. (The event took place May 20-22.) With delegate numbers at 380, IBIS attracted an audience from all corners of the globe including Australia, Brazil and China.
With the theme, “Future business models: strategies for success,” the program explored the issues most influencing markets around the world, as well as how the future might look.
IBIS 2013 was sponsored by 3M, Audatex, Akzo Nobel, Automechanika, BASF, Enterprise, Innovation Group, Quindell Portfolio Plc and SunCorp Group.
Caspersen Accepts New Position
Denise Caspersen, ASA’s longtime collision division manager, recently left her position to pursue other opportunities in the collision industry. Caspersen, a 2008 recipient of Akzo Nobel’s Most Influential Woman Award, is a well-recognized name in the industry. Caspersen capped a 16-year career with the association first holding the position of research manager for several years before delving into the role of collision division manager in 2005.
Since then, she has worked closely with the Collision Operations Committee to address a variety of issues on behalf of ASA members – from the current PartsTrader application tied to State Farm’s DRP pilot program, to engaging with industry vendors (information providers, paint manufacturers, parts manufacturers and distributors), to presenting educational sessions at ASRW|NACE|CARS. Caspersen’s new role with the National Autobody Parts Warehouse will include a focus on industry relations, project management and strategic planning. ASA extends a big “Thank you!” to Denise for her many years of work for the association.
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