SOLD '15 program to offer presentations on building a successful vehicle aftermarket business

Aug. 18, 2014
Service Opportunities and Learning Days, or SOLD '15, scheduled prior to the start of HDAW 2015, will provide seminars on servicing natural gas vehicles, suspension parts and discussions on a recent technician tool and equipment survey.

The Service Opportunities and Learning Day program, or SOLD ‘15, was developed to provide information to operate a successful business. 

This year, the focus will be on "Are You A Happy Service Shop Owner Or Manager?"

Are you happy with your shop attitude? Quality of productivity? Shop efficiency? Quality of work output? Is your shop profitability where it should be?  Do your technicians, service writers, shop managers, parts providers, salespeople and office personnel come to work happy because they are part of a TEAM? 

We want you to join us at SOLD ‘15 and let our expert presenters teach how to build a business to be even more successful. If you’re not happy, then you can’t afford to miss SOLD ‘15. If you are planning to attend HDAW, add a day to your schedule and attend this program, developed specifically for the shop owners and managers.

Details on SOLD ‘15:

Date and Time: Jan. 25-26, 2015. Begins at 12 PM (noon) Sunday, Jan. 25 through Monday, Jan. 26, 2015

Location: The Mirage Resort and Casino, Las Vegas (Prior to HDAW 15) 

The program:

Sunday – 12 PM

Robert (Bob) Greenwood will conduct a four Heavy Duty Business Management Session Focusing on “Elevating Service Excellence” and “How Productivity Mathematics Measure Service Results”

Greenwood is a recognized International expert in shop management and efficiency.  He has been awarded the Northwood University Automotive Aftermarket Management Education Award.  Bob’s regular program takes in excess of three days.  He will give all of us some ideas in this four hour presentation that we can take home to improve our service shop operations and put a smile on our faces.

Greenwood’s presentation will be followed by a one hour reception where all SOLD15 attendees can meet Bob and all the presenters for the Monday A.M programs

Monday - 8 AM

Leo Thomason, co-founder and executive director of NGVI (Natural Gas Vehicle Institute.)  Leo will inform us of what we need to know so we can find out what we don’t know regarding vehicles in our shop equipped with CNG or LNG fuel systems.  This normally a two- to three-day program.  Leo has agreed to help us with enough information so we can get started making our shop areas safe for our technicians and customers.

Monday - 9:20 AM

A nine-member panel with the top suspension manufacturers, the top aftermarket providers discussing “Genuine Parts vs Aftermarket Parts." The participants are all senior management of their companies.

Monday 11:00 AM

Tony Molla, Vice President of Communications for ASE. SOLD ‘15 will conduct a survey involving technicians on the tool or piece of equipment they purchased in the past 12 months that has had the greatest impact on their job performance. Tony will present the five tools that have the greatest impact.

SOLD ‘15 is a production of ACOFAS. (American Council of Frame and Alignment Specialists).  ACOFAS is an organization that focuses on technician education. 

For more information regarding SOLD ‘15 please contact Gordon Botts at [email protected] or visit

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