Auto Service World
News   September 12, 2002   by Auto Service World

iATN Reaches 40,000 Member Milestone

The International Automotive Technicians’ Network (iATN), the world’s largest community of automotive technicians, repair shop owners and other allied automotive service professionals, recently accepted its 40,000th active member. iATN membership now spans 126 countries and collectively, members have more than 820,000 combined years of experience.
iATN ( has experienced strong membership growth since its inception in 1995 when the network had 50 members. “This consistent growth reflects how valuable iATN is to technicians around the world,” said Brent Black, iATN founder and president.
Automotive service professionals join iATN because of its technical resources, as well as to participate in the camaraderie unique to this close-knit group. TechMail, the heart of the network, lets technicians initiate help requests for their repair problems, as well as help other members with their repairs.
In addition to the online resources, iATN regularly hosts a convention and other group events that give members an opportunity to meet face-to-face and network off-line. “iATN members are a very diverse, professional community working toward a common goal of providing the best repair service to their customers. With its size and commitment to the profession, this group also has tremendous strength and ability to impact and shape the future of automotive repair,” adds Black.

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