Sherwin-Williams to Host Annual Vision Conference in Palm Springs, Calif. - BodyShop Business

Sherwin-Williams to Host Annual Vision Conference in Palm Springs, Calif.

A-Plus Network event will offer training, industry speakers and group breakout sessions.

Sherwin-Williams Automotive Finishes announced it will hold its A-Plus Network annual Vision Conference at the La Quinta Resort and Spa in Palm Springs, Calif., Dec. 5-7, 2012. The conference will provide more than 100 leading North American collision facility owners and managers with training, top industry speakers and group breakout sessions, all with an emphasis on continued success in a difficult economic climate.  

The A-Plus Network is made up of an exclusive group of collision repair specialists who reflect the industry’s highest standards. They are part of the Sherwin-Williams value added program that combines business solutions to help them improve customer service, employee growth, insurance relationships, process refinement, productivity and profitability.

The conference agenda will feature many outstanding industry leaders and speakers from the collision repair and business arena, including:

  • Keynote speaker: Rex Green, managing director, BB&T Capital Markets
  • Matthew Ohrnstein, managing director, Symphony Advisors
  • Susanna Gotsch, director and industry analyst, CCC Information Systems Inc.
  • Tom Hablitzel, president, Sherwin-Williams Automotive Finishes
  • Roundtable conducted by Steve Feltovich, manager of business consulting services, and Lee Rush, strategic account manager, multiple shop operators (MSO)/auto auctions; both with Sherwin-Williams Automotive Finishes.


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, discuss lean implementation, build marketing plans and define their goals.

“This upcoming national conference 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,” said Troy Neuerburg, manager of marketing business services at Sherwin-Williams Automotive Finishes. “Our 2012 conference theme is ‘Focus on Your Business.’ 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 2013 business plans. This continues to give them the competitive edge to succeed in this challenging environment.”


More information:

Sherwin-Williams Automotive Finishes

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