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News   February 15, 2011   by Auto Service World

Event Chairmen Appointed for Automotive Service & Repair Week 2011


Automotive Service & Repair Week (ASRW) 2011 has announced that Ron Nagy, AAM, president and owner of Nagy’s Collision Center, will serve as the event chairman for the International Autobody Congress & Exposition (NACE); and Mitch Schneider, AAM, owner and operator of Schneider’s Automotive, will return for a second term as the event chairman for the Congress of Automotive Repair & Service (CARS).
Each chairman is responsible for representing his segment of the industry and its respective show. ASRW 2011 is scheduled for Oct. 6-8 (with an education conference beginning Wednesday, Oct. 5) at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, Fla. (Thursday-Saturday).
Nagy replaces Jerry Burns who has concluded a two-year term as NACE chairman from 2009-2010. His diligent service the past two years is sincerely appreciated by the ASA and ASRW staff.
Nagy, an active member of the collision repair industry, is a second generation owner/technician whose industry experience began in 1982 when he went to work in his father’s shop after high school. He and his brother/business partner, Dan, purchased the shop from their father in 1995 and today Nagy’s Collision Centers celebrate 38 years of business in six locations throughout northeast Ohio. Recognized for excellence, Nagy’s Collision Centers were the recipients of the 2008 Wooster Small Business Award and the 2010 Fox 8 Best Body Shop Award. Nagy, who serves as president over the I-CAR certified gold multi-location shop, holds an I-CAR platinum designation, is certified as a master ASE collision technician and holds the Accredited Automotive Manager (AAM) designation from the Automotive Management Institute (AMI).
Schneider is a fourth generation mechanic/technician recognized as a champion of service dealer and technician causes. For more than 30 years, he has operated Schneider’s Automotive, a successful six-bay, family-owned and -operated service facility in Simi Valley, Calif. Schneider’s Automotive has won recognition throughout the area, including being twice ranked among Los Angeles magazine’s annual list of 100 best repair facilities. As a frequent speaker and keynote at major conventions and meetings of automotive organizations, Schneider addresses the challenges and problems affecting the automotive service industry.
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.
For additional information, contact Hanley Wood Exhibitions at P.O. Box 612128, Dallas, Texas 75261-2128, call (888) 529-1641 or (972) 536-6444, or visit www.ASRWevents.com.

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