Voting Open for ASA Directors
Elections for the 2015 Automotive Service Association national board of directors will be held in February.
All regular members in good standing with ASA are eligible to vote for one position of general director and one position of Collision Division director. Only Collision Division members may vote for a director of that division, and members of both the Collision and Mechanical divisions may vote for one position of general director, for which there are two candidates.
Voting will take place Feb. 1-28, 2015. Casting a vote is done by visiting ASA’s website (www.ASA shop.org) and accessing the secure voting link. Whether voting by phone or via the Internet, ASA members will need their member number plus a three-digit personal identification number to vote (these numbers are located on your AutoInc. mailing label).
The voting line will be open 24 hours a day, seven days a week, until voting closes at 5 p.m. Central Time Feb. 28, 2015. Please see the November issue of AutoInc. for candidate information.
AutoInc. Changing In the New Year
Exciting plans are under way for our association with our communications products for 2015! Here is what you can expect for AutoInc. magazine: ASA’s national publication will undergo a complete redesign from cover to cover and everything in between! Instead of 12 smaller issues, we’ll be producing six larger, bimonthly issues of AutoInc. packed with information. There will be articles on mechanical and collision industry topics, business management and technical information, plus legislative updates. Also, some key departments that members especially enjoy, such as “What Would You Do?” “Generationally Speaking” and “Just Run It.” In addition, we will be incorporating more videos into the digital edition of AutoInc. to enhance your reading experience.
Super Saturday ‘Super Success’
More than 120 attendees came through ASA-PA’s first Super Saturday Training Event and Expo, held Nov. 1 at the Fort Washington, Pa., Holiday Inn.
The number of independent service and repair professionals attending plus many testimonials from those who attended has prompted ASA leaders to call it “a super success.”
Following are the comments of several who attended the event.
• Joe Savage. Savage Automotive Technologies, Philadelphia – “First-class event. I really enjoyed the training classes. The Expo offered great choices of different products. Thanks ASA-PA!”
• Sean Greene. Village Auto Repair, Lansdale, Pa. – “Fantastic event; can’t wait for next year.”
• Mark Mintzer. LIP Collision, North Wales, Pa. – “A super day. Top-notch training.”
• The event featured nationally acclaimed trainers for both ASA-PA’s mechanical and collision members. In addition to the training event, the Expo featured many vendors showcasing their offerings. Members were able to chat with them and take advantage of their goods and services.
ASA Promotes Two Employees
Leona D. Scott
The Automotive Service Association (ASA) has announced promotions for two of its employees. Robbie Addison Haas has been named director of affiliate relations and strategic accounts, and Leona Dalavai Scott has been named director of marketing and communications.
Haas, in addition to being director of affiliate relations and strategic accounts, will continue managing ASA’s collision and mechanical divisions. She has been with the association 19 years.
Dalavai Scott joined ASA’s marketing and communications department in 2004 as editor of AutoInc. Prior to that, she spent many years working for nonprofits and editing publications as well as working on various marketing and communications initiatives. She holds degrees in journalism and political science from the University of Kansas.