The Automotive Management Institute (AMI) honored its 18th class of Accredited Automotive Managers (AAMs) on Oct. 6, 2011. The graduating class of 2011 recognized 65 automotive service professionals who earned the Institute’s prestigious AAM designation by successfully completing AMI courses and accumulating a minimum of 120 credits.
The continuing education offered by AMI helps automotive service professionals improve their business management skills. In addition to providing business management classes, the Institute offers the AAM designation, the industry’s first business education accreditation. AMI courses concentrate on five core areas of business management education: financial management, marketing and sales, operations and service, management and administration, and personnel and human resource development.
“It is my pleasure to recognize these individuals for their achievements and the commitment they put into their education,” said AMI Chairman Tony Passwater. “The character and dedication of these men and women make them an asset to our industry.”
AMI Executive Director Toni Slaton, AAM, added, “This elite group of automotive service professionals join the 1,580 before them who understand the important role continuing education has on their career and business success. It was an honor to recognize these graduates for their accomplishments.”
The graduation took place during an awards ceremony held during Automotive Service Repair Week (ASRW) in Orlando, Fla.