SERVICE SPECIALISTS ASSOCIATION
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October 1-3, 2019
Newport, Rhode Island
A FEW HIGHLIGHTS FROM THE EVENT CAN BE SEEN BELOW
* Traditional Golf outing on Tuesday October 1, 2019
Wednesday October 2, 2019 and Thursday October 3, 2019 will be filled with valuable topics to enlighten your convention experience.
Just to note a few:
To start things off on Wednesday morning, we will have David Saline from Drive. Drive is one of the industry’s top business consulting groups, specializing in mechanical, collision and heavy-duty truck repair. David will bring Drive’s technology, training and innovative management systems to all our members. One very significant point of David’s credentials is that he himself is an owner of a H.D. truck repair shop in Albuquerque, N.M., which allows him to directly relate to our cares and concerns. David also holds over 40 technical certifications as a H.D. truck mechanic, along with competing in the Technology and Maintenance Counsel’s annual Super Tech contest.
Also, on Wednesday will be Rick Martin. Rick is a dedicated professional to the truck technology industry with 48 years of experience, and has trained thousands on brakes, steering, transmissions, driveline, electrical systems, anti-lock braking systems, and collision mitigation systems. The collision mitigation systems are important to all of us doing alignments, as steering sensors must be re-calculated. The subject of steering sensors will be one of Rick’s presentations. Rick will also be presenting “Attracting Fleets to Independent Service Garages”.
We will of course continue to have some of the past convention’s favorite sessions, roundtable discussions, and an informative presentation by our keynote speaker, this year from Hendrickson.
Also speaking at this year's event is Stan Moczulski. Stan is a retired Automotive Tech Instructor having taught for 20 years in PA and 2 years in SC. He is a product of Career and Tech Ed and went through the CoOp program as a student. After graduating Easton High School he served in the US Air Force as a crew chief on the F4 Phantom II and Flight Engineer on the C5. After his military service he reentered the work force as an automotive technician worked the ranks to management and self- employment owning and operating 2 successful automotive repair shops. He hired CoOp students from CIT and LCTI during those years and enjoyed the teaching aspect of the business. An opportunity presented itself in 1995 for a teaching position at LCTI. He sold the business, and began the dreaded Temple VITAL program. In 1999 the Automotive position opened at CIT and he made the move to his Alma Mater so to speak! He was the 2005-2006 AYES Instructor of the year.
He retired from CIT in 2015, moved to SC and found himself doing it all over again at Indian Land High School.
Over the last 20 years, Stan was also a consultant/designer/SME for an educational online training system known as Today’s Class. In 2016 he was asked by Todays Class if he would be interested in spearheading a new venture in business and industry to provide the same type of training to fleets and MD/HD trucking companies. He jumped ship from teaching again and now represents one of the best online interactive web based training companies.
Please check our website and Facebook page for more details as the convention date nears.