Auto Service World
Feature   July 1, 2000   by Auto Service World

COVER STORY: Committed to the AIA

Dennis Wyatt says too few jobbers appreciate what becoming involved in the Automotive Industries Association of Canada can do for them.

Over the years, he has been a strong supporter of the AIA and the work it does. In kind, he has also dedicated a great deal of his time to the organization, working as chairman of the AIA B.C. Interior Division and serving on the board of directors for a decade.

“I’ve always thought that the AIA was important to us and did a lot for our trade. When I became a director, I was amazed at the quality of the people in the AIA. It’s all the heads of the corporations, and these people have all worked in the AIA for many years. They are high quality people, and when you have quality people like that, it’s only going to make for a successful organization.”

He says that it has led to tremendous success in government dealings and items such as the Transportation of Dangerous Goods permits, which he calls a “tremendous success.” The key to the types of programs that the association can advance is their power as a group.

There are the medical benefits and the credit card discounts, for example. “It doesn’t come for free, but you couldn’t do those things as a individual.”

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