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AMI Presents Awards at ASA Celebration of Excellence

The Automotive Training Institute (ATI), Savage, Md., received the Automotive Management Institute’s (AMI’s) most prestigious honor – the AMI Annual Recognition Award. The award is presented to an organization or individual who has taken specific and significant action to encourage, enhance and support opportunities for automotive service industry professionals to improve their management and business skills, AMI says.

The award was presented by AMI Board of Trustees Chairman George Witt, AAM, during the Automotive Service Association (ASA) Celebration of Excellence, held May 2 in Orlando, Fla.

“ATI, its founder, Chris Frederick, and the entire staff have a great passion for the automotive industry,” said Witt. “Over the past 25 years, this remarkable organization and its coaching and consulting programs have helped more than 5,000 shop owners increase their profits.”

Richard Menneg, president and COO of ATI, accepted the award on behalf of ATI.

Frederick and many on his staff are frequent instructors and speakers at industry events. During the 2008 calendar year, ATI delivered 186 AMI-approved training sessions in cities across the country. ATI also is an EXCEL partner having pledged $25,000 to AMI in 2007.

Terry Wynter of Terry Wynter Auto Service in Fort Myers, Fla., received AMI’s Student Recognition Award for earning the most AMI credits during the 2008 calendar year. The AMI board and staff created the award to commemorate AMI’s 20th anniversary.

The award also was presented by Witt.  

“AMI is pleased to recognize Terry for his outstanding commitment to making continuing education and training a priority in both his business and personal life,” Witt said.

Wynter earned 51 credits by taking AMI classes at the 2008 ASA Annual Convention, the Congress of Automotive Repair and Service (CARS) and the Automotive Video Training Conference. He earned an additional 98 credits by completing nine AMI-approved self-study courses.

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