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Speakers Announced for the 2016 Ratchet+Wrench Management Conference

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Jan. 26, 2016—Ratchet+Wrench on Tuesday released a glimpse of the speaker lineup for its 2016 Ratchet+Wrench Management Conference, which will be held Sept. 22-24 near Chicago.

In addition to the keynote address from longtime industry veteran and entrepreneur Greg Sands, six additional auto care leaders will bring their diverse backgrounds and respective expertise to lead educational sessions and deep-dive workshops at the conference.

Register now to receive early-bird pricing (ends Jan. 31). And stay tuned, as more speakers will be revealed in the upcoming weeks.

Speakers will include:

  • Mike Daniel Owner, Driver’s Edge Auto Repair

[Workshop] Understanding and Using Key Performance Indicators to Drive Growth

  • Joe Marconi Owner, Osceola Garage

[Session] Increasing Productivity and Efficiency with the Right Shop Culture

[Session] Making Sales about Relationships, not Salesmanship

  • 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

  • Michael Risich Founder and CEO, Bolt On Technology

[Session] Maximize Shop Management and Customer Retention Efforts with an Advanced Multi-point Inspection Strategy

  • 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

  • Mitch Schneider Owner, Schneider’s Auto Repair

[Panel Discussion] How to Avoid Falling Victim to the Shortage of Qualified Technicians

  • Greg Sands Founder and Investor, Mudlick Mail

[Keynote] Stand Out and Thrive: The Keys to Success in a Fast-Changing Industry

With sessions and speakers pulled from the best Ratchet+Wrench magazine content from the last several years, the Ratchet+Wrench Management Conference includes educational sessions, deep-dive workshops, panel and roundtable discussions, a keynote address, and networking opportunities all aimed at helping shop owners and managers make money, save money and work smarter.

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