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AMI graduates Accredited Automotive Managers

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AMI graduates Accredited Automotive Managers

The Automotive Management Institute (AMI) recently honored its 19th class of Accredited Automotive Managers (AAMs).

The graduating class of 2012 recognized 80 automotive service and repair professionals who earned the institute's AAM designation by successfully completing AMI courses and accumulating a minimum of 120 credits.

AMI says its continuing education helps auto service professionals improve their business management skills. The AAM designation is the industry’s first business education accreditation.

AMI courses concentrate on five core areas of business management education: financial management, marketing and sales, operations and service, management and administration, and personnel and human resource development.

“It is my pleasure to recognize these individuals for their accomplishment,” says AMI vice chairman Tim McDonnell. “The professionalism and commitment of these men and women truly make them an asset to our industry.”

“This elite group of automotive service professionals join the 1,646 before them who understand and respect the significance continuing education has on their career and business success,” says AMI executive director Toni Slaton, AAM.

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Above: Among the 80 AMI 2012 graduates are (L to R): Rod Zimmerman, Capital City Automotive, Olympia, Wash.; Roger Wright, Sterling Autobody Centers, Natick, Mass.; Charlie Parker, ASA Texas, Kerrville, Texas; Bob Mosher, Sanel Auto Parts, Concord, Mass.; Danny Kent, Parkway Automotive Services, Little Rock, Ark.; Ben Hurst, Parkway Automotive Services, Little Rock, Ark.; William Halliburton, Halliburton Auto Clinic, Alexandria, La.; Eric Davis, Alexander's Diagnostic, Austintown, Ohio; Dennis Sins, Superior Paint & Body, Kiln, Miss.; Ernesto Velasco, Price Rite Auto Care, Inc., Fort Worth, Texas; Matthew Allen, Virginia Auto Service, Phoenix, Ariz.; Stan Peters, Peters Body Shop & Towing, Inc., Quincy, Ill.; Steve Connolly, Environmental Automotive, Millersville, Md.; Don Schnitzler III, Don's Auto Repair, Inc., Cincinnati, Ohio; and Diane Velasco, Price Rite Auto Care, Inc., Fort Worth, Texas.

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