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News   September 11, 2012   by Auto Service World

ASRW Announces Launch of Mechanical Management Symposium

Automotive Service and Repair Week (ASRW) is pleased to announce a new, annual event at ASRW specifically for mechanical shop owners called the Mechanical Management Symposium (MMS). The MMS, a six-hour education program, is scheduled for Wednesday, Oct. 10, from 10:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.

Led by Chris “Chubby” Frederick, the schedule for the MMS is as follows:


Session 1

Conducted by Chris Frederick

Chris “Chubby” Frederick

Session 2

The Automotive Industry (Vehicle Manufacturers) and Economic Trends

Dr. Sean McAlinden

Center for Automotive Research

Session 3

The Impact of Electric Traction Vehicles

Mark Quarto

Automotive Research & Development

Session 4

New Car Service Department Market Share & CSI Scores

Larry Edwards

Edwards & Associates

Session 5

Panel Discussion

Moderator: Chris “Chubby” Frederick


Dr. Sean McAlinden, Mark Quarto & Larry Edwards

“Added by popular demand and consistent feedback from our audience, registration for the MMS is currently outpacing other key events at ASRW and is one of the most highly anticipated sessions of this year’s show,” states Ron Pyle, ASA president. “This is an outstanding lineup of speakers and content, and the program will provide considerable value to all attendees who participate.”

Tickets for the event are included in the purchase of a Super Pass or may be purchased individually online or on-site for $175.

About the Events

ASRW includes the International Autobody Congress & Exposition (NACE) and the Congress of Automotive Repair & Service (CARS), which makes it the industry’s leading event for dedicated professionals to conduct business, network and engage in industry issues.

NACE – the world’s collision repair event – represents the only B2B event of its kind specifically designed for collision repair industry professionals from around the globe. NACE features a comprehensive educational Conference and Exposition with hundreds of diverse exhibiting companies displaying the latest equipment, products, services and technology available to today’s collision repair industry.

CARS – the premier event for automotive service professionals – features a high-quality education lineup led by industry leaders, along with an exhibitor showcase of automotive service and repair related equipment, products and services.

For additional information, contact ASRW at P.O. Box 612128, Dallas, Texas 75261-2128; call (888) 529-1641 or (972) 536-6444; or visit

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