Bill Haas, AAM, keynote speaker and trainer at ATE.Hybrid Automotive’s Jeff and Nicole Sloan.From left: Marie Perez-Gluesenkamp and Dean Gluesenkamp, of Dean’s Car Care in Portland, Ore., and Chuck Tiller, of Aluminum Head Rebuilders.Ryan Jonsson (left), of Wagonmaster Group, distributor of BG Products, and Bob Colerick, of Auto Tech Services in Rochester, Wash.From left: Darren Grey, Tony Miller and Emily Sundstrom from Valley Automotive Electric in Covington, Wash., and A.J. Johnston, of Jasper.Justin Capps (left), of Mac Auto in Gig Harbor, Wash., and Kukui’s Mike Giblin.From left: Jennifer Kahler, Jim Temple and Brandon of Cuda WashingtonFrom left: Pete Bristow, of Bristow’s Auto Service Repair, Bob Ward, of Perpetual Business and keynote speaker, and Shanghn Kennedy, of Intrepid Insurance.From left: Mitchell 1’s Kelly Heath, ASA Northwest’s Carla Lovell and Poulsbo RV’s Don Winnett.From left:  Steve Haase, of Jet Chevrolet, Eddie Fabela, ACDelco, Anthony Lucido, CoAuto in Reno, Nev., Justin Van Eaton, Jet Chevrolet, and Joe from ACDelco.Les Porter (left), of Mudlick Mail, and Yan Gendel, from Eastside Auto Care in Redmond, Wash.Chris Robinson (left), of NAPA, and Tim Szender, from Quality Auto Electric in Seattle.Chris Chesney of CTI addresses attendees at ATE.Joel Baxter (left), AMAM, co-owner of B&B Auto & Truck in Bremerton, Wash., visits with Dan DeBusk at the Moose Radiator booth.Ron Valdez (left), of LKQ, with Guy Sutherland, of City Radiator & Auto Repair, located in Everett, Wash.Tim Szender, of Quality Auto Electric in Des Moines, Wash., visits with Randy Hess at the NAPA booth.Fred Wilson (right), AAM, of High Road Automotive in Seattle, purchases an advanced terminal test kit from Pat Chan at the AES trade booth.Tom Roberts (right) explains the Pico Scope to customers at the Autonerdz booth.More than 90 shop professionals attended a Sunday morning workshop by Jeremy O’Neal, “Selling the Invisible Service Solution.”

Education, tradeshow and networking highlight ASA-Northwest’s Automotive Training Expo

SeaTac, Wash.—The Automotive Training Expo (ATE) returned to Seattle for its 2019 event, March 22-24. Classes were once again sold out and the trade show was a success.

Several new technical classes were added this year, which included both intermediate and advanced alignment courses, hybrid/EV classes, advanced driver assist systems (ADAS), as well as OEM training for VW, BMW, Mercedes-Benz Sprinter, plus plenty of basic classes for entry-level techs.

Attendees came from throughout the Northwest, western Canada, California, and other U.S. states and territories.

In addition to the three days of training classes, ATE offered a two-night trade show with more than 50 vendors showcasing automotive parts and products, tools and equipment, plus training and business services. Thousands of dollars in prizes and giveaways are provided each year to attendees.

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