Donny Seyfer

Fast & Furious

In mid-May a group of 108 of the country’s best technicians gathered in Detroit for the first of two new programs created to give the Congress of Auto Repair and Service (CARS) a stand-alone presence in supporting our members. That…

The Two Roads to Success

As shop owners and managers, the busier we are, the better the business. But do you ever feel that something is happening, and you’re too busy to pay attention? You really need to pay attention. At the Automotive Aftermarket Suppliers…

The Positive Power of Teamwork

Hello, ASA members! It’s been a busy first of the year for the ASA board, our operations committees and our awesome ASA staff. You’ve probably heard that we’re launching new regional training programs. We had a great time recently in…

Get Out and Learn

It’s hard to believe it has been 64 years since a visionary group of independent shop owners founded the Automotive Service Association. We’ve seen a lot of change within our industry over the past six decades, and that pace of…

The Value of Networking

If you attended NACE and CARS classes in July, you noticed the industry is undergoing what financial analysts call “disruption.” This means that the way we do business, which has worked in the past, is not working now. And for…

The Membership ROI

The Membership ROI When you run a trade association, attracting new members, particularly those who have never been part of an association before, is a challenge. Most membership organizations approach this problem by offering a bunch of no-brainer discounts on…

Structural Integrity

ASA works like a complex machine. Our structure isn’t unique; other organizations operate in similar ways. But, unlike ours, their members don’t govern the organization. So here, I’d like to answer some questions I hear asked on a regular basis.…

ASA’s New Chapter

The past two years have been quite a ride. Your association has seen major change and made an unprecedented comeback. When Darrell Amberson, AAM, took over as chairman, he and the board had much to do. The ASA board and…

ASA’s New Scan Tool Matrix Resource Center

See how this new resource will provide a greater knowledge of scan tools. For more than three years, the ASA Mechanical Division Operations Committee has been working with carmakers, some of the brightest technicians in the country, AutoShop Solutions and…