Standox recently hosted its 2012 Standox Partnership In Excellence (PIE) Member Conference in Maui, Hawaii, for collision center PIE members from the U.S. and Canada.
The PIE Program is a business partner with Standox customers, maintaining a shared goal to achieve a sustainable competitive advantage through quality networking, innovative marketing and intelligent programs. Member benefits include member conferences, training programs, strategic partner relationships, business council membership and Bowtie Bucks rebates.
The meeting was held at The Ritz-Carlton, Kapalua on the island of Maui and gave PIE members the opportunity to network and learn from each other in a relaxing environment. The conference serves as a forum for collaboration and networking among the collision center owners and managers who attend. Attendees also can take the knowledge they gain from conference sessions and from their peers back to their collision centers, inspiring their future business decisions.
Opening the conference were industry experts Greg Horn of Mitchell International, Bruce Cooley of DuPont Performance Coatings (DPC) and George Avery of State Farm. They each offered valuable insights into key industry trends impacting collision repairers and insurance business models. Steve Trapp of DPC also presented attendees with scorecard Improvement.
The conference also featured an informative discussion by Dave Smith of Enterprise Rent-A-Car on human resource insight. Scott Bragg of Marketing Associates closed the conference with a presentation about inbound marketing and digital strategy.
“Standox has been hosting PIE Member Conferences for over a decade,” said Keith Sena, brand manager. “It allows our key customers the opportunity of three days of networking, learning and relaxing. Our focus with the conference is to give our customers a detailed review of key industry trends that will affect them in the coming year, give them some specific tools that they can use to improve their businesses in areas that they’ve said are important to them, and, of course, put a group of smart business people in the same room to allow them to learn from each other.”