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AMI honors class of 2014

Friday, August 15, 2014 - 07:00
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The Automotive Management Institute (AMI) recently honored its 20th class of Accredited Automotive Managers (AAMs). The graduating class of 2014 includes 68 automotive service and repair professionals who earned the Institute's prestigious AAM designation by successfully completing AMI courses and accumulating a minimum of 120 credits.

The continuing education offered by the Institute helps automotive service professionals improve their business management skills. In addition to providing business management classes, the Institute offers the AAM designation, the industry’s first business education accreditation. AMI courses concentrate on five core areas of business management education: financial management, marketing and sales, operations and service, management and administration, and personnel and human resource development.

“It is my pleasure to recognize these individuals for their accomplishment,” said AMI Chairman Tony Passwater. “The professionalism and commitment of these men and women truly make them an asset to our industry.”

AMI Executive Director Toni Slaton, AAM, added: “This elite group of automotive service professionals join the 1,726 before them who understand and respect the significance continuing education has on their career and business success. It was an honor to recognize these graduates for the value they place on their education.”

The graduation took place during the Automotive Service Association’s “Celebration of Excellence” award ceremony Aug. 1 at the Henry Ford Museum in Dearborn, Mich. – a site close to ASA’s NACE|CARS 2014 events in downtown Detroit.

AMI was established to answer the demand for continuing education tailored specifically for the business needs of the automotive service industry. The Institute offers the Accredited Automotive Manager (AAM) designation, the first business management accreditation exclusively for the automotive service professional. To date, AMI programs have attracted more than 228,000 enrollments throughout North America.

AMI is a not-for-profit educational foundation to which tax-deductible contributions can be made.

For more information about the Institute, its curriculum or EXCEL (its program for financial contributions), contact AMI at (800) 272-7467, Ext. 129, or visit the AMI website at

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