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Speakers Revealed for Upcoming Ratchet+Wrench Management Conference

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Feb. 16, 2016—Ratchet+Wrench released on Tuesday the names of two additional speakers for the 2016 Ratchet+Wrench Management Conference: Bogi Lateiner, owner of 180 Degrees Automotive, and Amy Mattinat, owner of Auto Craftsmen.

Lateiner and Mattinat, both members of Ratchet+Wrench’s advisory board, will co-present two sessions at the conference. The industry leaders will present “Managing the Customer Experience, for their Satisfaction and Your Bottom Line,” and “10 Cost-Efficient Ways to Gain Customers and Grow Business.”

Lateiner is an award-winning shop owner, writer, speaker and teacher. She is also one of the stars on Velocity’s All Girls Garage.

Mattinat, along with being a successful shop owner, has also been the president of the Car Care Council Women's Board since 2013 and a member of the Automotive Service Association and SEMA Businesswomen's network.

The speaker lineup now includes:
  • Mike Daniel Owner, Driver’s Edge Auto Repair
  • [Workshop] Understanding and Using Key Performance Indicators to Drive Growth
  • Ben Johnson Director of Product Management, Mitchell 1
  • [Session] What You Need to Know about Telematics and Emerging Vehicle Technology
  • Uwe Kleinschmidt CEO, AutoVitals
  • [Session] The Digital Shop: Improving Customer Engagement and Shop Management
  • Bogi Lateiner Owner, 180 Degrees Automotive
  • [Session] Managing the Customer Experience, for their Satisfaction and Your Bottom  Line.
  • [Session] 10 Cost-Efficient Ways to  Gain Customers and Grow Business
  • Joe Marconi Owner, Osceola Garage
  • [Session] Increasing Productivity and Efficiency with the Right Shop Culture
  • [Session] Making Sales about Relationships, not Salesmanship
  • Amy Mattinat Owner, Auto Craftsmen
  • [Session] Managing the Customer Experience, for their Satisfaction and Your Bottom  Line.
  • [Session] 10 Cost-Efficient Ways to  Gain Customers and Grow Business
  • Michael Risich Founder and CEO, Bolt On Technology
  • [Session] Maximize Shop Management and Customer Retention Efforts with an Advanced Multi-point Inspection Strategy
  • Greg Sands Founder and Investor, Mudlick Mail
  • [Keynote] Stand Out and Thrive: The Keys to Success in a Fast-Changing Industry
  • Mitch Schneider Owner, Schneider’s Auto Repair
  • [Panel Discussion] How to Avoid Falling Victim to the Shortage of Qualified Technicians
  • Brian Sump Owner, Avalon Motorsports and Urban Auto Care
  • [Session] Just Say “Yes.” How One Word Can Dramatically Drive Sales
  • [Session] Stop Fighting Fires and Start Leading:  A Guide to Drive Real Business Advancement

The Ratchet+Wrench Management Conference will take place Sept. 22-24 near Chicago and will feature education sessions, workshops, panel and roundtable discussions, a keynote address, and networking opportunities that have been pulled from the best content in Ratchet+Wrench from the last several years.

Registration is now open.

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