About The Summit
Leaders from the industry will be discussing what it takes to succeed in today’s climate being an auto repair shop owner. Learn from some of the best how to increase efficiency, boost profitability, and overall improve your shop’s processes. Each speaker will host a live Q & A the last 15 minutes of their scheduled hour.
9:30am: Summit Opens
9:45am: Live with Hunt
10:00am: Chris “Chubby” Frederick – ATI
“Economic Forecast: What Shop Owners Can Be Doing to Stay Ahead of the Curve”
11:00am: Aaron Stokes – Shop Fix Academy
“Back to the Basics: Focusing on ARO”
12:00pm: Gerry Frank – Repair Shop Coach
“Identifying the Missing Profit in Your Business.”
1:00pm: Chris Cotton – AutoFix SOS
“How Efficient Are Your Techs?”
2:00pm: Round Table Discussion
Be a part of the post-summit discussion with the speakers.
Chris “Chubby” Frederick founded ATI in 1980, and under his leadership, it grew to the size it is today. In addition to advancing ATI, some of his noteworthy accomplishments include being listed among the Top 100 CEOs by Smart 100 magazine, receiving a Frost and Sullivan Customer Value Leadership Award, and receiving an AMi Recognition Award. Chubby is highly regarded as a thought-leader in the automotive industry and is an avid speaker and writer. He currently writes a monthly column in Motor Age Magazine.
Aaron Stokes is a nearly 20-year veteran of the automotive repair industry, who uses his experience to help other auto repair shop owners build successful businesses. Through Shop Fix Academy, he provides innovative management coaching and training based on the knowledge he acquired growing the automotive repair chains, Eurofix and Autofix. Stokes created Shop Fix Academy to provide comprehensive training for shop owners.
Chris Cotton has been in the auto repair industry for over 27 years. He’s a former multi-unit shop owner that has dedicated his life to helping other shop owners turn their shops into high performing businesses. He has over 16640 hours of auto shop coaching experience. Chris and his coaches have helped their automotive repair clients realize millions of dollars in return on investment (ROI).
AutoFixSOS and its coaches serve their automotive repair shop owners in many ways. Whether it’s through weekly accountability coaching, Auto Shop Owner Peer Groups or their new collaboration P3G (Peak Performer Peer Groups for Shop Managers) with Empowered Advisor. Always looking to the future they continue to bring new ideas and technology to the fore front of the automotive repair industry.