AOCA is Going to Texas
January has come and gone, but the goals you want to accomplish in 2020 are still at the forefront of your mind. If your goal is to improve your business and the services you provide, you won’t want to miss out on this year’s iFLEX at the Car Wash Show.
San Antonio, Texas better watch out, because AOCA and fast-lube industry professionals are going to be taking over the town from April 6 to 8 in 2020! This three-day convention will give you insight on the latest trends, help you network with other attendees and explore a city that may be brand new to you!
One of the biggest benefits of iFLEX at the Car Wash Show is the education filled sessions that focus on five different topics areas. These topics cover leadership, the latest trends, marketing and so much more!
Here is an overview of some of the sessions for this year’s education:
“Raise the Lid”, Realize and Develop Your Leadership Potential
Are you an owner, a manager, upcoming manager or a technician? The key to your success is leadership! Raise the lid on your leadership abilities and multiply your success exponentially. M. Kevin Davis will inspire, Equip and Motivate you and your teams to increase their leadership reach, resulting in better engagement, productivity, efficiency and profitability.
Speaker: Kevin Davis, President & COO, Fast Change Lube & Oil Inc.
Lube Center Tips and Tricks - Reduce Liability and Increase Profits
Cars are quickly changing and it’s important that your oil change bays are changing with them. The liability of doing it wrong is increasing with every day and the expenses associated with those mistakes are only growing. What worked 10 years ago doesn’t necessarily work today, but you can help your team stay ahead of the curve by attending this year’s Lube Center Tips and Tricks educational session. Get recommendations on using the right oil specification, servicing skid plates, canister oil filters and today’s problem cars.
Speaker: Eric Frankenberger, President, Oil Changers
Weights and Measures Compliance Training Workshop
This year AOCA members get access to the only industry training program that teaches how to ensure operators receive the exact products they order while protecting their fast lube assets from NIST Handbook 130 engine oil and transmission product labeling and receipt requirements violations. The rules are required in most jurisdictions and/or serve as guidance in the rest and can be tricky to decode. This workshop takes the training to its highest level—walking participants through the requirements step by step with the experts who designed the program.
Speakers: Justin Cialella, President and CEO, Victory Lane; Eric Frankenberger, President, Oil Changers; Tom Staker, Director of Training and New Services Grease Monkey Intl.; Joanna Johnson, AOCA Policy Advisor, President, Johnson Policy Associates, Inc.
Hear Firsthand from Industry Leaders on Best Practices and How to be More Profitable
Join the AOCA in an interactive panel discussion on the issues facing operators in today’s business environment. This one-hour session will be a chance to hear from industry experts throughout the country and provide an opportunity for idea sharing and best practices for successful business operations. Come and find out what’s new, what’s working and what to avoid in your shop.
Speakers: Dave Everett, Vice President Business Development /National Sales & Training Director, Service Champ; Mark Bochnowski, President, Lube n’ Go; Matt Webb, President, Premier Oil Change
iFLEX at the Car Wash Show isn’t just about education. Also enjoy a night filled with fun at our President’s Welcome Reception on Sunday, April 5! With music from the hippest DJ in town, you’ll be able to enjoy appetizers and drinks with old friends and new.
AOCA is the voice of the fast lube industry when regulation and/or legislation at the federal or state level is unreasonable and threatens to make doing business more difficult. If you are an AOCA member, join us for our Government Affairs Committee Meeting on Monday, April 6 for a discussion about government affairs issues that directly affect our industry.
With iFLEX at the Car Wash show quickly approaching, secure your housing reservation for the iFLEX discounted room rate of $229 single or double accommodations at River Center Hotel. Hotel registration is available at www.thecarwashshow.com.
For more information or to register, visit this link: www.aoca.org/events.