How To Lead

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FenderBender 20th Anniversary Series: Aaron Schulenburg

As part of FenderBender's 20th anniversary celebration sponsored by PPG, we take a look back at the collision repair industry through the eyes of some of its largest influencers. As the executive director with the Society of Collision Repair Specialist (SCRS), Schulenburg is known by many for serving as a innovative and upbeat leader within the collision industry.


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How They Did It

Does your company resemble what you set out to accomplish from the beginning? Are you the leader you wanted to become? Are your employees part of a realized vision? Here are lessons from three top shop operators who had an idea, a plan and the diligence to realize their visions.
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Looking to Cut Back

When you’re constantly focused on the daily operations of your shop, it can be hard to focus on the larger picture. Take a look at areas where you can cut back and assign your tasks to others.


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A Clear Vision

Finding inspiration from successful entrepreneurs and looking back at past experience can help shape the way you lead. Find a style that works for you and the culture you want to create.


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The 2017 FenderBender Awards: Melissa Marscin

Melissa Marscin’s success with the Collision Repair Education Foundation program rests in her communication with both industry donors and collision repair instructors. It’s a twofold approach that keeps money coming in from companies and organizations, and gives schools the opportunity to promote updated curriculum and equipment to students.
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The 2017 FenderBender Awards: Richard Romero

From day one, Richard Romero's goal has been to shatter the traditional industry model and bring the lessons he learned from his years of dealership training into the independent side. That initiative is what helped Dan's Paint and Body increase revenue from $4 million when Romero was hired to $6.2 million in 2016.
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