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Third Annual MSO Symposium on Tap for ASRW

Automotive Service & Repair Week (Oct. 16-18, 2013) will also feature ASA Affiliate Executive Director Leadership Forum.


Automotive Service & Repair Week (ASRW) has announced that the following industry meetings will take place during ASRW: the ASA Affiliate Executive Director Leadership Forum and the Thirrd Annual MSO Symposium.

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ASRW will take place Thursday and Friday, Oct. 17-18, with education beginning Wednesday, Oct. 16, at the Mandalay Bay Convention Center in Las Vegas.

The Automotive Service Association (ASA) will be hosting the Affiliate Executive Director Leadership Forum Wednesday, Oct. 16, from 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. for affiliate executive directors, affiliate liaisons, affiliate board members and the ASA Board of Directors. This meeting will provide an opportunity for the affiliate staff and board members to share best practices and concerns, as well as strategically plan for the coming year. A new affiliate executive director chairperson will also be elected during this time, who will speak on behalf of the group during a two-year term.


“As affiliate leaders, it is our job to create the vision for our affiliates," said Ray Fisher, AAM, ASA-Michigan president. "We will work together to help focus on setting goals and strategizing steps for success for the health of the automotive service industry, our association and our affiliates, but most importantly, our members.”

The Third Annual MSO Symposium will take place Wednesday, Oct. 16, at the Mandalay Bay Convention Center. Registration for the symposium will open in June. To date, the MSO Symposium is sponsored by Axalta Coating Systems, BASF, Enterprise Rent-a-Car, Mitchell and UniCure Spraybooths. Details regarding the exact program content and schedule will be released in the near future.


“The MSO Symposium has quickly become a very important event for the collision repair industry," said Tim O’Day, president and COO, Gerber Collision & Glass. "Holding it in conjunction with NACE, where everyone attending is part of and committed to our industry, makes it convenient, valuable and efficient for shop owners, and we’re looking forward to attending again this year.”

Added Dan Risley, ASA interim executive director, “We’ve been inundated with interest from industry groups, new and returning, requesting to be a part of ASRW this year, and these functions represent just the first of many that will be taking place in conjunction with ASRW. We’ll be announcing others in the coming weeks."


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