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Additional Speakers Announced for the 2016 FenderBender Management Conference

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March 23, 2016—FenderBender on Wednesday revealed more of its speakers for the 2016 FenderBender Management Conference, which will be held Sept. 19-21 near Chicago.

The five industry leaders announced by FenderBender on Wednesday bring a variety of collision repair experience to the educational sessions and deep-dive workshops they will lead at the conference.

Registration is open. More more speakers will be announced in the upcoming weeks.

2016 FenderBender Management Conference speakers will now include:

  • Darrin Huggins National Collision Director, Berkshire Hathaway Automotive

[Session] It’s All About the People: How the Right Shop Culture Ensures Success

  • Bob McSerry Owner, North Haven Auto Body

[Session] Using Diagnostics to Boost Repair Accuracy, Speed and Profitability

  • Steve Trapp North American Services Manager, Axalta Coating Systems

[Session] Surefire Strategies for Hiring and Retaining Quality Staff

  • Luigi Scola  Co-Owner, CARSTAR Scola’s Collision Center

[Session] Mastering Efficiency Through Nonverbal Communication

  • Larry Baker Owner, Baker Collision Express

[Session] How to Maintain a Double-Digit Net Profit Margin

In January, long-time industry consultant Mike Anderson was announced as the conference’s keynote speaker.

Previously announced 2016 FenderBender Management Conference speakers include:

  • Mike Anderson Owner, Collision Advice

[Keynote] Choice, Chance, Change: Practicing the Three C’s to Grow Your Collision Repair Business
[Session] Get Paid: How to Improve Negotiations with Insurers

  • Aaron Marshall Manager, Marshall Auto Body

[Workshop] Lean Theory and Real-World Implementation

  • Ron Reichen Owner, Precision Paint and Body

[Session] The New DRP: Using OE Certifications to Drive Business

  • Kevin Rains Owner, Center City Collision and Precision Frame & Body

[Session] Social Media Marketing that Works

  • Jim Keller President, 1CollisionNetwork

[Session] Marketing is Everything: An Advanced Approach to Building a Better Bran

With sessions and speakers pulled from the best FenderBender magazine content from the last several years, the FenderBender 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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