AASPI Events & Education

AASPi Events and Education

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2018 AASPI Annual Meeting February 24, 2018 A Knockout Event

AASPI will host its 2018 Annual Meeting on Saturday, February 24, 2018 (location to be announced). This event will feature two very exciting programs:

Todd Tracy: Texas attorney, who won a $42M lawsuit (see article by by John Yoswick in the December issue of Autobody News) will present at our Annual Meeting “The Anatomy of a Lawsuit: The Crucial Details of the $42 Million Verdict.” .” (See Bodyshop Business SEMA report) According to Tracy, “this is a defining moment in your industry.”  The Dallas Morning News described Tracy as a car accident lawyer with “the stance and presence of a middleweight boxer.”

During the session, Tracy will recount crucial details of the depositions, the trial and the decision-making information presented to the jury that led to the precedent-setting verdict. According to AASPI, those details can:

* Help collision repair businesses avoid their own $42 million dollar verdict.

* Help clarify the facts that led a jury to conclude that OEM procedures were paramount.

* Define how business decisions made in the course of repair can have dramatic effect on both the repair outcome and ultimate responsibility.

Above understanding the intricacies of the case, understanding the liability implications is significant to collision repair business owners and operations.

Mike Anderson: There is no one in collision repair who hasn’t heard of Mike Anderson. He is an acclaimed champion of everything that is, or could be right about the industry. As one of the most knowledgeable people in his field, he is a sought after speaker, author and consultant, who can discuss and teach on a wide range of topics relating to everything – from the politics affecting collision repair, to researching repairs properly via technology, to giving and getting the best from insurers, and to performing an exactly correct repair – just to name a few things! If there is anything Mike doesn’t know, he will find out about it.

Mike is the former owner of Wagonwork Collision Centers, two highly acclaimed shops located in Alexandria, Virginia. Currently, Mike owns and operates CollisionAdvice, an industry research, reference and consulting business. In addition, Mike also serves as a facilitator for Axalta’s highly recognized Business Council 20 Groups in both the US and Canada. He also facilitates numerous courses for the Axalta Performance Services Educational Series. In 2014, Mike was home less than 20 days, preferring to spend his time traveling all over North America teaching, serving on advisory boards and committees, and generally living to support the industry.

Speaking with passion as well as firsthand experience, Mike teaches pertinent cutting edge management and operational techniques. But that’s not all; he is guaranteed to leave you laughing and highly motivated as well!

SAVE-THE-DATE: February 24, 2017 9am – 4pm Location to be Announced. Registration information will be posted on the AASPI website and through direct email promotion. Watch for this update.