ASA-CO Executive Director Julie Massaro shared, “We are delighted at the turnout and the support we’ve received from our members and supporting vendors this year. It takes a lot of effort from the ASA-CO team to put together this growing training event, and I can’t thank our board, staff and members enough for their tireless efforts in creating this record-setting Summit!”
On Friday afternoon, Larry Linne, author of "Make the Noise Go Away - The Power of a Second in Command," provided leadership training for 80 registered participants. The evening continued with networking and fun at TopGolf. ASA-CO also presented Lifetime Achievement Awards to Randy Pickering and Stan Elmore, past board members who have given back to the industry over the years.
According to Massaro, “We had great evaluations on the event from the post-conference survey, and everyone was very engaged throughout the event. The 2019 ASA-CO Summit far exceeded our expectations. It was great!”
Brad Pellman, chairman of ASA-CO, added, “It is our goal to tie the industry together, from the student level to the master technician, with training and leadership experiences that will not only improve their technical knowledge, but advance their business management skills as well.
“Offering the access to supporting sponsors of ASA is crucial to both their success and ASA-CO’s success in this increasingly complex industry. Ongoing learning not only ensures your future success, but is also knowledge you keep for life. I thank everyone for their participation and support!”
Massaro stated, “Associations can offer high-quality training in a very cost-effective manner since we are out to cover our expenses, not make huge profits. We hold this event to provide training and education for all levels of auto shop staff, from owners to managers, service writers, sales and technicians.”
ASA-CO will hold a golf tournament Sept. 7 to fund the association’s initiatives and the Automotive Student Scholarship Fund. For more information, visit asacolorado.org.