The Automotive Service Association (ASA) and its board of directors are pleased to announce that Darrell Amberson of LaMettry’s Collision Center will be moderating the 2019 MSO Symposium, being held Monday, Nov. 4 at the Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas, from 11:30 AM - 6:30 PM.
Darrell Amberson has been an attendee of the event since it s inception in 2011, and he was an ASA board member, when Ron Nagy and other industry peers first dreamed of the event.
“The MSO Symposium is an event like no other. It is exceedingly informative with industry data, particularly as it pertains to MSOs,” states Amberson. “It’s a rare opportunity to learn from some of the largest repairers, and further understand what they have done to navigate the challenges we experience,” he continues. “Every year it provides guidance as to how I should direct my employees and our organization.”
This year’s MSO Symposium in Las Vegas encompasses networking opportunities and a dynamic and interactive agenda set to assist large and growing repair facilities with their business’ efficiency and productivity. Some of the sessions include a deeper dive into: increased use of technology as it relates to FNOL, the future of DRP and OEM certification programs, ride sharing expansion, photo estimating and the changing demands of the vehicle owner, and the evolution of Dealership MSOs.
“I look forward to participating as moderator of the 8th annual MSO Symposium, and joining my peers in this ultimate peer-learning experience,” Amberson states. “Gaining access to industry trends, hearing what other MSOs are doing, and understanding where and how our customer’s experience is being impacted is vital. I don’t know where else you can get that kind of information.” He concludes.
Last year’s event represented more than 4,000 collision repair facilities with a total annual revenue exceeding $7 billion. The program continues to evolve, including a move several years ago that expanded the list of companies and individuals that could attend. This inclusion of insurers, OEMs, and large independent repair facilities has proven to be visionary for the event and the industry.
If interested in registering for the 2019 event, please be advised that attendance is limited and you must qualify to attend. Qualification standards are met by insurers, OEMs, multi-shops operators, and single location repair facilities with revenue exceeding $3 million in annual sales. The only exception is the limited number of sponsors that help underwrite the event. More information can be found at: msosymposium.com.
Early bird registration for the 2019 MSO Symposium ends September 20 . To join leading executives from the largest and most successful collision repair facilities in North America at this exclusive annual event, register by following this link. For questions about registration, or if you are looking for sponsorship information please contact Jennie Lenk at JennieL@msosymposium.com or Brian Nessen at BrianN@msosymposium.com
About LaMettry’s Collision
LaMettry’s Collision has been family owned and operated since 1976. The company was started with a single location in the LaMettry home garage specializing in Corvettes. However, a reputation for quality collision repair work and unmatched service made business take off. Today, LaMettry’s has nine auto body repair shops in convenient Minneapolis – St. Paul Metro locations that provide the very finest auto body repair in the Twin Cities area. Every LaMettry’s Auto Body Shop adheres to industry best practices verified by leading trade certifications like I-CAR for technical training, AMI for Customer Service Certification, GLASURIT for paint certification, and ASE for mechanical certification – just to name a few. LaMettry’s has also worked hard to earn some of the most prestigious manufacturer certifications; including being the only Collision Repair Facility authorized to repair Teslas in the state of Minnesota.
About the Automotive Service Association
ASA-National founded the MSO Symposium in 2011. ASA advances professionalism and excellence in the automotive repair industry through education, representation and member services. For additional information about ASA, including past news releases, go to ASAshop.org or visit ASA’s legislative website at TakingTheHill.com .
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