The North American Council of Automotive Teachers, Inc. (NACAT) has named Bill Haas as its new business manager.
Haas is an industry veteran with more than 40 years of automotive service and repair industry experience.
Bill has assumed the business manager role effective August 1, 2014. The part-time position will allow Haas to continue his business management training, consulting and coaching through Haas Performance Consulting LLC.
"I look forward to working with the NACAT board and membership. This group has enormous talent and a passion for their profession,” said Haas. “They take their responsibility of preparing the automotive technicians of the future with the knowledge and life skills necessary to succeed very serious."
Haas was vice president of education and training for the Automotive Service Association (ASA) from 2000 – 2012. During that time, he worked with shop owners and managers, automobile manufacturers, insurance companies, part suppliers and program groups, tool and equipment companies, advisory committees, information providers, and many industry organizations. He has been a guest speaker at multiple industry events. His expertise has been requested at both the State and National levels, as he has provided testimony at hearings of the U.S. Congress and several state legislatures regarding important legislation and regulations affecting the automotive industry.
Bill received the Accredited Automotive Manager (AAM) credential from the Automotive Management Institute in 1996 and has been a member of the Automotive Management Institute’s faculty since 2002.
“NACAT is excited to bring Bill on board as the new business manager. Bill brings with him an enormous amount of experience in the automotive industry. In addition, Bill’s wide range of knowledge and contacts with people in the industry will continue to help NACAT grow and better serve its members. Dan Perrin will guide Bill through a transition in August, with Bill taking on the full duties and responsibilities of the NACAT Business Manager on September 1,” said Rob Thompson, NACAT president.