Longtime Member Sam Mikhail joins AASP/NJ Hall of Fame at Annual Meeting - BodyShop Business

Longtime Member Sam Mikhail joins AASP/NJ Hall of Fame at Annual Meeting

As he had for the previous 30 years, Sam Mikhail of Prestige Auto Body attended the Alliance of Automotive Service Providers of New Jersey (AASP/NJ)'s annual membership meeting. What Mikhail didn't expect was to become the 28th member of AASP/NJ's Hall of Fame.

As he had for the previous 30 years, Sam Mikhail of Prestige Auto Body attended the Alliance of Automotive Service Providers of New Jersey (AASP/NJ)’s annual membership meeting at the Crowne Plaza Hotel of Clark in late October, expecting to learn and enjoy the night’s presentations from Erica Eversman and Larry Montenez. What Mikhail didn’t expect was to become the 28th member of AASP/NJ’s Hall of Fame.

"I am honored and thrilled to receive such a prestigious honor," Mikhail said from his shop in Garwood, N.J. "It really never crossed my mind. To be acknowledged by my peers this way is very, very gratifying."

Mikhail’s was one of several awards presented during the event. Flemington Auto Body (Flemington, N.J.) was named the Stan Wilson/New Jersey Automotive Body Shop of the Year; Edison Generator Tire and Auto Center (Dayton, N.J.) was named New Jersey Automotive Mechanical Shop of the Year, and Deivy Planco was awarded the Russ Robson Scholarship, which is given each year to an automotive repair student in memory of the late AASP/NJ former president.

But the surprise Hall Of Fame announcement was clearly the highlight of the night, according to AASP/NJ

"Sammy has been an incredibly dedicated member to the association for what seems like forever," AASP/NJ President Jeff McDowell says with a laugh. "Seriously, Sam is the kind of guy who is there anytime you need him. I don’t think he’s missed a meeting in decades. Sam’s a fighter. You might not agree with everything he fights for, but he you can’t deny that he has been and always be an asset to our association and our industry. We’re proud to have him in the Hall of Fame. It’s overdue."


More information:

AASP/NJ

NORTHEAST Automotive Services Show  

You May Also Like

Body Bangin’: Why Follow OEM Repair Procedures?

Micki Woods interviews Logan Payne of Payne & Sons Paint & Body Shop on the importance of following OEM repair procedures.

Micki Woods, master marketer for collision repair shops and owner of Micki Woods Marketing, has released the latest episode of "Body Bangin'," the video podcast that is taking the industry by storm!

In this episode, Woods interviews Logan Payne, manager at Payne & Sons Paint & Body Shop in Dallas, Texas, from the Texas Auto Body Trade Show on why it's important to follow OEM repair procedures. Main point no. 1? Don't let the techs write the sheet — divide up the writers' job versus the old way where the estimator handled everything from beginning to end.

Body Bangin’: Getting Paid for Calibrations

Micki Woods interviews Andy Hipwell and James Rodis of OEM Calibration on how to get started doing ADAS calibrations.

Body Bangin’: What Are The Consolidators Up To With Laura Gay

Micki Woods interviews Laura Gay of Consolidation Coach on the current state of auto body shop consolidation.

Body Bangin’: The Magic of a Massive MSO with Patrick Crozat

Micki Woods interviews Patrick Crozat, the COO of G&C Auto Body, which is the largest privately-owned, family-owned auto body shop group.

Body Bangin’: Changing Your Mindset with Mike Jones

Micki Woods interviews Mike Jones of Discover Leadership Training on changing your mindset to change your life.

Other Posts

Body Bangin’: Rivian Collision Program and Insurance

Micki Woods interviews Frank Phillips, collision repair program manager of Rivian, on how Rivian’s collision program works.

Body Bangin’: Favorite Takeaways from the Southeast Conference

Live from the Southeast Collision Conference, Micki Woods does a post-show wrap-up on the Southeast Collision Conference with the SCC committee.

Body Bangin’: Overcoming Objections

Live from the Southeast Collision Conference, Micki Woods interviews Ron Reichen and Barry Dorn on overcoming objections, the talent shortage and the SCRS blend study.

Body Bangin’: Easily Find and Add Non-Included Operations

Live from the Southeast Collision Conference, Micki Woods interviews Scott Ayers on the Blueprint Optimization Tool (BOT).