ETI ToolTech 2012 conference a success

ETI's Annual ToolTech conference continues to be the premiere tool and equipment industry event drawing more than 100 professionals from over 40 companies to this year's ToolTech 2012 in Palm Springs, California. 

The Equipment and Tool Institute's ToolTech conference provided an unparalleled opportunity to attend outstanding and perceptive industry focused presentations and take away valuable insights into the latest tool and equipment information, issues, technologies, and specifications and learn about opportunities to do business in today's marketplace while preparing for tomorrow's challenges.

Featured talks by respected industry speakers included: 

"The OEM's and The Aftermarket…A New Direction…Renewed Partnership"
Charlie Gorman, Executive Manager, Equipment and Tool Institute 
Brian Herron, Vice President, Drew Technologies.   


"OEM Tools Service Model Changes and Equipping The Aftermarket"

  • Bob Augustine, Technical Training Manager, Christian Brothers Automotive Corp 
  • Donny Seyfer, Operations Manager, Seyfer Automotive, Inc.


"Writing OEM Repair Software That Will Survive In The Aftermarket"

  • Scott Bolt, Manager Product Development, MAHLE Test Systems

"The New J2534…What Will Version 05 Mean To You?"

  • Greg Potter, Director Automotive Sales, DG Technologies


"Diagnostics via Telematics - The need for improved connectivity standards"

  • Robert Vogt IV, CEO, IOSiX

"Collision Repair in The Aftermarket – Panel Discussion" 

  • John Hall, Assistant Manager, Service Technology, Honda Motor Co. 
  • Jason Bartanen, Technical Director, I-Car 
  • Tom Brizuela, BMW North America

ToolTech 2012 Presentations are available on our website at:

"ToolTech 2012 was one of the best attended and most informative events ETI has put on.  The speakers were outstanding and the information relayed was very valuable to our members as were the many networking opportunities," said Jessie Korosec, ETI Marketing Manager.  "Once again, the One-on-One Meetings were a success and the Company Showcase was an excellent platform to highlight products and services.  We would like to thank the attendees for their support and we look forward to seeing everyone at next year's ToolTech in San Diego, California the week April 22, 2013."