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Sherwin-Williams Automotive Finishes to Host Annual Vision Group Conference in Naples


Sherwin-Williams Automotive Finishes has announced it will hold its annual Vision Group Conference at the Naples Grande Beach Resort in Naples, Fla., Dec. 10-12, 2014. The conference will provide more than 100 leading North American collision facility owners and managers with training, top industry speakers and group breakout sessions designed to continuously improve shop productivity and profitability.

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The following presentations will take place at the conference:

  • Keynote: “Are you on P.A.C.E.?” by G.B. Outlaw. This presentation will focus on an Inspire2Action (I2A) message. Organizations must climb their Performance Mountain every day for optimal performance; requirements are changing as DRPs drive performance. As the industry changes, organizations must be prepared to keep pace with the change. Outlaw works with many collision repairers to be sure they’re staying on P.A.C.E. Learn how your organization can stay on P.A.C.E. from one of the industry’s leading business coaches – specific to collision repair!
  • Special Presentation: “The Future Technology of Repairs” by Kim Hazelbaker, senior vice president, Highway Loss Data Institute. An extensive review of the future technology of vehicles and how repairers need to prepare for these technologies.
  • “The Perfect Body Shop,” conducted by Sherwin-Williams Automotive Finishes Business Consulting Services Managers Leroy Rush, Steve Feltovich, Judy Lynch, Ted Williams and David Dewalt.

After the keynote and guest speakers are finished, a number of breakout sessions will be held in tandem with peer-to-peer discussion groups throughout the three-day event. The discussion groups will give attendees the chance to review financial performance, define their goals and build implementation plans.


“The theme of this year’s annual conference is ‘The Time is Now,’” said Greg Eisenhardt, A-Plus manager at Sherwin-Williams Automotive Finishes. “It combines both a big picture industry view, as well as hands-on best practices sharing, to support and educate our Vision Group Members as they formulate their specific 2015 business plans. This is just one of several meetings our Vision Group members attend and interact extensively with their peers. These are all designed to keep their businesses at the industry forefront.”

Sherwin-Williams Vision Group members are part of the brand’s A-Plus Network. Members not only benefit through their Vision Group participation, but are also assisted by the program’s business-building opportunities. These include specialized marketing and management programs, business training, loyalty benefits and specialized programs and services.

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