Saturday, January 21, 2023
LAST UPDATED: 12-28-22
7:00 – 8:00 AM Registration and Breakfast (Burritos, Muffins, Coffee, and Juice – Included)
8:00 – 9:30 AM Morning Classes
9:30 – 10:30 AM Break in the Exhibit Area (Snacks and Beverages Provided)
10:30 AM – 12:00 PM Morning Classes
12:00 – 1:30 PM Lunch (BBQ, Sides, Dessert, Beverages – Included) – Visit the Exhibit Area
1:30 – 3:00 PM Afternoon Classes
3:00 – 3:30 PM Break in the Exhibit Area (Snacks and Beverages Provided) Raffle Winners
3:30 – 5:00 PM Afternoon Classes
Closing Party – Top Golf in Thornton
What You Need to Know to Work on Electric Vehicles
Basics of Welding
Lincoln Tech Instructors
Basic Electrical Training
Advanced Electrical Training
Tom Smith, NAPA
Intro to the Lab Scope (in bays)
Jorge Banuelos, BG Automotive
Mastering the Autel System
Kip Nuesch, Advance
Tony Salas, Powertrain
Repairing ADAS Systems
How to Be a Lean Tech (1.5 Hours)
Jarod Alexander, BG Auto
Update on EV Repair Issues (1.5 Hours)
Nathan Bryant, EV Thrive
Advanced Lab Scope (in bays)
*** PLEASE NOTE – CLASSES AND INSTRUCTORS SUBJECT TO CHANGE
Management/ Service Advisor Classes
How Effective is Your Marketing – Know Your Results and Leverage Your $$ in This New Economy (1.5 Hours)
Judi Haglin, Haglin Automotive
Developing Future Leaders (1.5 Hours)
Phil Carpenter, UrbanAutocare;
Phil Christensen, BG Auto
Putting Apprenticeships into Practice
Doc, ACC, NAPA
Opportunities and Challenges in the EV Market
Dirk Fuchs, ICAR
Turning Profit into Reality by Managing Your KPI’s
Mike Bennett, ATI
Are You Too Reliant on One Employee? How to build a team without unicorns.
Jimmy Alauria, Victory
It’s Not Our Fault! Building Value
Maylan Newton, ESI
Front End Management Success
Dana Nkana, Scott’s Auto
Become a Next Level Service Advisor (1.5 Hours)
Austin, BG Automotive
Becoming the Best #2 You Can Be (1.5 Hours)
Using Virtual Reality to Train Your Techs
The Problem Solver – How to build a team culture where problems stay solved.
Success or Struggle, You Decide!
7 Habits of Highly Successful Service Advisors
Rivian 8:00 AM – 12:00 PM | (Repeated) 1:30 – 5:00 PM
Lincoln Tech Instructors 8:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Lincoln Tech Instructors 1:30 – 5:00 PM
Lincoln Tech Instructors 8:00 AM – 12:00 PM | (Repeated) 1:30 PM – 5:00 PM
Tom Smith, NAPA 8:00 AM – 12:00 PM | (Repeated) 1:30 PM – 5:00 PM
Instructor: Tom Smith started in the automotive industry in 1984 at a local independent shop. In 1986, he made the switch to dealership life. He worked for Saleen Autosport and Shelby Automobiles before settling down at Chevrolet. Along the way, he owned his own shop, which is where the idea of teaching came to me. After closing my shop, he began teaching High School and college classes, while continuing to work at the dealer. He has since spent years traveling all over providing professional level training to shops and technicians across the nation. He stopped traveling to run the G.M. Training Center in Colorado, but realized that he missed the road. So he is back on the road providing advanced training to shops around the country, and very happy to be back and to be part of your professional advancement.
Intro to the Lab Scope
Jorge Banuelos, BG Automotive 8:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Instructor: Jorge Banuelos - BG Automotive
My name is Jorge. I was born and raised in northern Colorado. My home town is Ault. My girlfriend and I now live in Fort Collins.
The reason I chose automotive was because I wanted to know how vehicles functioned. Growing up on the family farm, I helped my family do some repairs, but I wanted more. I now love seeing how I can help someone get their vehicle back on the road and how much my work impacts them on a positive level.
After high school, I enrolled in school at WYO Tech. After WYO Tech, I jumped into the work force and tested for all my ASE certifications. I am a Master Technician, and with the help of my BG Automotive family, I have received additional training in Ford Diesel, BMW, and GM.
Outside of work, I love to stay healthy. Hitting the gym every morning before work helps me stay fit to stay focused all day long. I also enjoy spending time with my family and our old English sheep dog Francine.
The thing I love most about BG Automotive is that everyone has the same team attitude; everyone is here to help our team and your family team.
Advanced Lab Scope
Jorge Banuelos, BG Automotive 1:30 PM – 5:00 PM
Kip Nuesch, Advance 8:00 AM – 12:00 PM | (Repeated) 1:30 – 5:00 PM
How to Be a Lean Tech
Jarrod Alexander, BG Automotive 8:00 AM – 12:00 PM | (Repeated) 1:30 – 5:00 PM
Instructor: Jarrod Alexander, BG Automotive
My name is Jarrod. I have been with BG Automotive since 2015. I am from Flagstaff, a similar town to Fort Collins in Arizona.
I chose the automotive field because I love to be challenged mentally and physically. When I was younger I loved to figure out how things went together-- from a simple puzzle to a washing machine-- I was all about it.
After High school I attended Universal Technical Institute. After graduating I continued on to receive my ASE master L1, Ford, and GM Certifications. The great part about being on the BG Automotive team is that they continue to send me to different classes to provide training in our ever-changing field. Outside of work, I continue the automotive theme. I'm restoring a 1967 Barracuda. When I’m not thinking with my automotive brain, it’s all about the family. My wife and two girls love hiking, and I just started to teach my girls about bass fishing. That has been a blast seeing the smile it brings them.
What I love about BG Automotive the most is the way everyone cares about everyone. When we need a simple push of a vehicle into the shop, the entire team comes running to help. IT’S GREAT!!!!
Tony Salas, Powertrain Training 8:00 AM – 12:00 PM | (Repeated) 1:30 – 5:00 PM
Instructor: Tony Salas – Powertrain Training
Antonio “Tony” Salas is an automotive and diesel instructor with more than 25 years of teaching experience. He has provided contract training for General Motors Fleet and Commercial as well as AC Delco. His training experience includes light and medium duty diesel from Powerstroke, Duramax and Dodge Cummins; in addition, he teaches VW TDI and International Navistar classes. Mr. Salas also instructs various other topics such as electrical/electronics, automatic transmissions, and body control features. His experience includes instruction in the post-secondary level where he developed curriculum and taught for the community college in Las Vegas. He has provided entry level training in various subjects.
Mr. Salas holds an associate degree in automotive and diesel technology. He is an ASE Master technician and holds a teaching credential from Cal State Long Beach. Mr. Salas currently operates Powertrain Performance LLC where he holds classes and runs an automotive and diesel repair facility.
Update on EV Repair Issues
Nathan Bryant, EV Thrive 10:30 AM – 12:00 PM | (Repeated) 3:30 PM – 5:00 PM
Hunter 8:00 AM – 12:00 PM | (Repeated) 1:30 PM – 5:00 PM
How Effective is Your Marketing – Know Your Results and Leverage Your $$ in This New Economy
Judi Haglin, Haglin Automotive 8:00 AM – 9:30 AM | (Repeated) 1:30 PM – 3:00 PM
Becoming the Best #2 You Can Be
Phil Christensen, BG Automotive 1:30 PM – 5:00 PM
Doc, ACC and NAPA 8:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Dirk Fuchs, ICAR 8:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Dirk Fuchs, ICAR 1:30 PM – 5:00 PM
Developing Future Leaders
Phil Carpenter, Urban Autocare 8:00 AM – 9:30 AM
Instructor: Phil Carpenter – Urban Autocare and Phil Christensen – BG Automotive
Phil Carpenter: Phil has been in the automotive industry since 2002. He has spent time as an Audi Certified Technician, Service Advisor, Parts Specialist, Service Manager, and General Manager. Currently, he is the Director of Operations at Urban Autocare and Avalon Motorsports in Denver, CO (five total locations). His credentials include an ASE Master Certification and an Associate's Degree in Automotive Technology. Phil has led his team to win many industry awards as an independent shop manager including Motor Age Top 10, BBB Torch Award, and other community awards. He enjoys spending time with his wife and 5 children, playing soccer, hiking, and camping. As the President of the Mechanical Division for ASA Colorado he wants to hear from you about how we can support our fellow independent repair shops in Colorado.
Mike Bennett, ATI 8:00 AM – 12:00 PM | (Repeated) 1:30 PM – 5:00 PM
Instructor: Mike Bennett – ATI
Mike Bennett has more than 3 decades in the Independent Auto Repair industry. Mike has been an ASE Master Technician and is the owner of Mike’s KARS Inc. in Gettysburg, PA. Fully immersed in the industry for his entire professional career as a master technician, shop foreman, general manager and automotive shop owner, Mike has a unique & broad perspective on the shop owner experience. Mike communicates with real-world experience and a “been there and done that” perspective. As an Alumni shop owner with Automotive Training Institute, he continues to operate his shop with his wife Shelle. Mike is a nationally certified Executive trainer and he has spent the last 10 years as a full-time business coach & executive coach with ATI as well as leading 2 of ATI’s premier shop owner 20 groups.
Become a Next Level Service Advisor
Austin, BG Automotive 10:30 AM – 12:00 PM | (Repeated) 3:30 PM – 5:00 PM
Are You Too Reliant on One Employee? How to build a team without unicorns
Jimmy Alauria, Victory 8:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Class Description: This seminar teaches the exact reason why the auto repair industry is burning out its best talent (Unicorns) meanwhile still not maximizing the potential revenue of each location. In this course you will learn what Jimmy found out and how you can fix what is the biggest organizational mistake auto repair shops are making that is costing them to lose great people and millions in lost revenue.
Jimmy Alauria is the CEO of Victory Teambuilding Group and 3A Automotive & Diesel Repair in Phoenix, AZ. He is a 23-year veteran of the auto repair industry. After finishing his hockey career, Jimmy learned quickly that building a winning team in his family auto repair shop was based on the same principles he experienced being on winning hockey teams. In 2016, Jimmy bought his family business and has grown the sales to nearly $3 million per year in their single location operation. Over the past 16 years, Jimmy has shared his experience in the shop as a speaker, trainer and coach and in 2021 launched his own consulting company, Victory Teambuilding Group, to help auto repair shops build winning teams. Jimmy has been happily married for 20 years to his wife and business partner, Nadine. In his free time he enjoys ice hockey, snow skiing and mountain biking.
The Problem Solver - How to build a team culture where problems stay solved
Jimmy Alauria, Victory 1:30 PM – 5:00 PM
Class Description: Being an executive in the modern auto repair shop requires a lot of skills in how to motivate and inspire employees to buy into a culture of solving problems both organizationally and on the vehicle problems we are paid to fix. This seminar teaches owners and managers the three types of employees they need to know in order to build a team that solves problems and keeps them solved.
It’s not our fault! Building Value
Maylan Newton, ESI 8:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Class Description: With today’s sophisticated automobiles and complex control systems, getting paid for your diagnosis, inspection, and research to repair the systems is more important than ever. We have a sophisticated car driven by someone who doesn’t understand that. We didn’t build it, buy it or break it. We are just trying to keep you on the road! How do we build value and justify the investment in time, equipment, and knowledge to the customer? Join us as we guide service advisors on building value for the cost of inspection and testing of these computers on wheels.
Instructor: Maylan Newton – ESI
With over 40 years of automotive industry experience, Maylan Newton has literally been there and done that. From shop owner, technician, and service advisor to one of the most renowned industry trainers and speakers in the country. Maylan combines his real-world experience with profit-building takeaways in a humorous and engaging manner that only Maylan can deliver. As the president and CEO of ESi seminars, Maylan travels the country, sharing the keys to being successful in the automotive repair industry in his sold-out classes. Maylan is also the author of The Joy of Hiring, available now on Amazon.com.
Success or Struggle You Decided!
Class Description: Ever wonder why some businesses are always packed and making money while others seem to struggle? This class will outline the four major differences in owner/manager thought processes or stages in business and how they affect the business! THIS IS NOT JUST FOR SHOP OWNERS; this class applies to everyone in leadership roles!!
Dana Nkana, Scott’s Automotive 8:00 AM – 12:00 PM | (Repeated) 1:30 – 5:00 PM
Bill Haas 1:30 – 5:00 PM
Class Description: There are no secrets to what makes a person successful in their career. A career as a service advisor does not have to be frustrating or unrewarding. Learn the seven habits identified by Stephen Covey. Implement the seven habits and you are assured a rewarding career to be celebrated.
The seven habits will help you: