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Feature   July 1, 2004   by CARS Magazine

iATN Announces Training Sessions and Speakers for 2004 Convention

The International Automotive Technicians' Network (iATN) 2004 Convention will feature three technical sessions, two management classes, an interactive TechNight Live: West Coast Diagnostic Challenge, a special luncheon presentation on OBD-II Techn...


The International Automotive Technicians’ Network (iATN) 2004 Convention will feature three technical sessions, two management classes, an interactive TechNight Live: West Coast Diagnostic Challenge, a special luncheon presentation on OBD-II Technology and a keynote dinner presentation on “The State of the Industry.” The convention will take place Sept. 24-26, at the Coast Anaheim Hotel, in Anaheim, Calif.

Speakers and presenters for this year’s convention will bring extensive backgrounds and practical real-world experiences to their respective sessions. Injector Guru Jim Linder and Injector Wizard Doug Garriott, both of Linder Technical Services (LTS), will teach “Fuelish Tips,” and John Thornton, Pro-Tec Auto Repair, Inc., will lead a class on “Air:Fuel Sensors.” Tom Roberts of Autonerdz will present “Primary Failure Analysis Technique,” and George Witt, George Witt Service, Inc., will lead the management class, “Become the Manager Everyone Wants to Work For.” Craig Van Batenburg, AAM, Automotive Career Development Center (ACDC), will teach “How to Sell Diagnostic Labor and Get Paid for It!” Jonathan Riggle, iATN, will be on-hand to lead the TechNight Live: West Coast Diagnostic Challenge. The special luncheon address on OBD-II Technology will be given by Paul Baltusis, senior OBD technical specialist for Ford Motor Company. Kathleen Schmatz, president and CEO of the Automotive Aftermarket Industry Association (AAIA), will give the keynote address on “The State of the Industry” during the closing dinner on Sept. 25.

For a schedule of events for the convention and more information about training sessions, speakers and registration, visit: http:// members.iatn.net/meetings/2004/. Members are encouraged to register early as the convention is expected to sell out quickly due to its new biennial schedule. All attendees must register on-line, as there will not be on-site registration.

For additional information about iATN, including the latest membership statistics and how to join the network, visit iATN at www.iatn.net.


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