Articles by Michael Willins

The topic of technology was a focal point for this year’s conference held last month in Chicago and centered around the theme of “Connecting the Aftermarket.” Some 285 suppliers, leaders, distributors and auto channel affiliates attended the three-day event.
The 13th annual TST Big Event was bursting at the seams in March as more than 360 shop owners and technicians were on hand for a single-day training event featuring some of the nation’s best instructors.
Michael Freeman, market segment manager, automotive refinish with BASF, was jazzed about some new technologies and customer offerings that his company presented during the NACE/CARS show in Detroit. 
BASF
More than 100 participants attended a Schaeffler Auto Group two-day training program, which  brought in trainers from Ohio and Mexico to highlight new technology from Luk, INA, FAG and Ruville.
Repair shop owners attending the 2015 Automotive Distribution Network National Convention in New Orleans learned some simple ways to increase their bottom line without much investment. 
Allen Markowitz
Held July 9-11 at the Atlapa Convention Center in Panama City, the show attracted nearly 200 exhibitors and buyers from throughout the region, including Honduras, Colombia, Venezuela, the Caribbean Islands and elsewhere. 
John Washbish, Latin Auto Parts Expo
The Netherlands' EMM International hopes to change the global bodyshop landscape with a new franchise concept that performs minor repairs while the customer waits.
IBIS 2014
Held each May, the IBIS conference delves into vital industry issues impacting collision repairers, and serves as a global networking opportunity for attendees.
IBIS 2014