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  • 10 Dec 2012 10:25 AM | Jessie Korosec (Administrator)
    Vehicle Service Group (VSG) has acquired the assets of Elektron Bremen GmbH, a global manufacturer of resistance welders, plasma cutters and battery service equipment based in Bremen, Germany. The company joins Chief Automotive Technologies in VSG’s portfolio of collision repair brands.  Read more.
  • 29 Nov 2012 10:17 AM | Jessie Korosec (Administrator)

    MAHLE has entered into a definitive agreement with Robert Bosch GmbH to acquire all assets and the related business of RTI Technologies Inc. RTI Technologies specializes in the development and distribution of automotive maintenance equipment, including air conditioning service, fluid exchange and nitrogen tire inflation systems.
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  • 14 Nov 2012 3:01 PM | Jessie Korosec (Administrator)
    In this month's issue... "Are Ypou Ready For mLearning", "R1234yf -Reaching a Crossroads or Simply a Bump in the Road", Winter Tech Week Update, Charlie Gorman's article entitiled "History Does Repeat Itself", Jessie Korosec's contribution on your ETI Member Experience, Industry News, and Business Insights. Read the November Issue here.
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  • 26 Oct 2012 2:02 PM | Jessie Korosec (Administrator)

    The Equipment and Tool Institute (ETI) announced today its continued support for the adoption of R1234yf by automobile manufacturers to meet the global requirements for more environmentally-friendly refrigerants.

     

    R1234yf has been extensively tested over a six-year period using industry-accepted scientific methods by various industry organizations, independent laboratories, and a consortium of 15 global vehicle manufacturers organized by SAE in a Cooperative Research Program (CRP).  At the conclusion of this process, all of the participants expressed their satisfaction with the performance, risk assessment, and safety of R1234yf.

     

    Recently, one automobile manufacturer announced that it had reversed its position and would not install R1234yf in vehicles that it produces, citing reasons inconsistent with the conclusions reached during the industry-wide development and testing, of which they were an active participant.  ETI is extremely disappointed with this independent change of direction.  Charlie Gorman, ETI Executive Manager, stated, “We are very concerned about the long-term impact on the tool and equipment industry if these kind of independent decisions occur.  If industry testing, validation, and consensus can be ignored, it will make it very difficult for our member companies to dedicate the necessary engineering and financial resources for projects such as this in the future.  Industry–wide cooperation, where appropriate, has always been a cornerstone of the automotive industry, and we continue to fully support this approach.”

     

    For more information, contact Jessie Korosec, Marketing Manager, Equipment and Tool Institute, 3819 N. RT 23, Suite F, Marengo, IL 60152.  Telephone:  248.656.5085; email:jessiek@etools.org.

     

    Founded in 1947, the Equipment and Tool Institute is a trade association of automotive tool and equipment manufacturers and technical information providers. ETI’s mission is to: Advance the vehicle service industry by providing technical data and open dialog between the manufacturers of transportation products, government regulators and the providers of tools, equipment and service information.

     

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  • 02 Oct 2012 11:30 AM | Jessie Korosec (Administrator)
    In this month's issue... "Build A Better Scan Tool",  "A Service Perspective from the OBD Symposium", ETI Member Company Profiles from Spanesi Americas and Innova, Charlie Gorman's thoughts on California S.B. 750, Jessie Korosec's contribution on relationships both business and personal, Industry News, and Business Insights.  Read the October Issue here.
  • 10 Sep 2012 11:47 AM | Jessie Korosec (Administrator)

    Join ETI as a member of the Mechanical Systems Group, Collision Repair Group or Service Information Group before December 31, 2012 and agree to attend 2 of ETI’s 3 Major Events in 2013 and we will waive your Company’s Dues for your first year of membership!  That’s a savings of at least $5,000 in dues!
     

    This is your opportunity to join ETI now and receive these benefits for FREE in 2013:

    • Industry collaboration. ETI represents all segments of the tool and equipment industry. Common problems occur in each industry segment and are best solved through collaboration. Members determine what the issues are and do something about it.
    • Association with a respected trade organization. ETI is one of the few organizations that is respected by vehicle manufacturers and the aftermarket alike. Our members supply products to both markets. ETI offers its members access to important OEM and aftermarket contacts through meetings and seminars.
    • Timely information on new technologies and information about servicing and repairing new vehicle models.
    • Your input and concerns advocated by ETI when industry standards and regulations are developed by governments and the private sector.
    • Input and access to ETI's Market Research. Input into topics and questions development, and access to the data gathered about end users, products, and the market in general.

    Get the most out of your membership by getting involved!  ETI equals valuable industry access, contacts and networking.

     

    Click here to fill out your application to become a member of ETI today!

     

    For more information on Membership in The Equipment and Tool Institute click here

     

    Founded in 1947, the Equipment and Tool Institute is a trade association of automotive tool and equipment manufacturers and technical information providers. ETI’s mission is to: Advance the vehicle service industry by providing technical data and open dialog between the manufacturers of transportation products, government regulators and the providers of tools, equipment and service information.

    For more details about ETI programs and activities, contact Jessie Korosec, Marketing Manager, Equipment and Tool Institute, P.O. Box 82146, Rochester, Michigan  48308. Phone: 248-656-5085; e-mail: jessiek@etools.org.

     

     

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  • 04 Sep 2012 4:55 PM | Jessie Korosec (Administrator)
    ETI's Industry Update keeps ETI members and other interested industry professionals informed on current news within the tool and equipment industry as well as deliver updates on ETI Events, industry committees, and information on trends and general business topics.
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  • 13 Aug 2012 11:26 AM | Jessie Korosec (Administrator)

    ETI congratulates the new Board Members on their appointment to office.

     

    The Equipment and Tool Institute has appointed Robert Vogt and Zachary Parker to fill Open Board Seats expiring in 2014.

     

    Robert Vogt, CEO and Chief Engineer of IOSiX, LLC, an automotive engineering company based in Ann Arbor, Michigan.  Robert holds BSE in Computer Engineering, a BSE in Computer Science, and an MSE in Computer Engineering from the University of Michigan.

    Zachary Parker, CEO and Owner of Redline Detection, a manufacturer of industry-leading automotive diagnostic equipment.  Zachary graduated from USC with a degree in finance.

     

    Previously Elected Officers and Board Members

    President – Dan Brass (SPX)

    Vice President, Programs – Ben Johnson (Mitchell 1)

    Vice President, Marketing – Neil Davis (Snap-on Diagnostics)

    Secretary/Treasurer – Tim Morgan (Elektron, Inc.)

    Immediate Past President – Alan Tecmire (ETAS)

    Brian Herron (Drew Technologies)

    Bob Holland (Chief Automotive Technologies)

    Dennis Keane (SPX)

    Jeff Murphy (RTI)

    Greg Potter (DG Technologies)

    David Rich (Innova Electronics) returning as Technical Director

     

    Founded in 1947, the Equipment and Tool Institute is a trade association of automotive tool and equipment manufacturers and technical information providers. ETI’s mission is to: Advance the vehicle service industry by providing technical data and open dialog between the manufacturers of transportation products, government regulators and the providers of tools, equipment and service information.

     

    For more details about ETI programs and activities, contact Jessie Korosec, Marketing Manager, Equipment and Tool Institute, P.O. Box 82146, Rochester, Michigan  48308. Phone: 248-656-5085; e-mail: jessiek@etools.org.

  • 02 Jul 2012 9:53 AM | Jessie Korosec (Administrator)

    ETI congratulates the new Officers and Board Members on their election to office for 2012-2013.

     

    Officers (one year term)

    President – Dan Brass (SPX)

    Vice President, Programs – Ben Johnson (Mitchell 1)

    Vice President, Marketing – Neil Davis (Snap-on Diagnostics)

    Secretary/Treasurer – Tim Morgan (Elektron, Inc.)

    Immediate Past President – Alan Tecmire (ETAS)

     

    Directors

    Elected to fill board seats for a three year term:

    David Rich (Innova Electronics) returning as Technical Director
    Dennis Keane (SPX)
    Jeff Murphy (Bosch RTI)

     

    Rounding out the Board of Directors completing terms previous elected to are:

    Term expiring in 2013-2014

    Greg Potter (DG Technologies)
    Brian Herron (Drew Technologies)

     

    Term expiring in 2014-2015

    Bob Holland (Chief Automotive Technologies)

     

    Founded in 1947, the Equipment and Tool Institute is a trade association of automotive tool and equipment manufacturers and technical information providers. ETI’s mission is to: Advance the vehicle service industry by providing technical data and open dialog between the manufacturers of transportation products, government regulators and the providers of tools, equipment and service information.

     

    For more details about ETI programs and activities, contact Jessie Korosec, Marketing Manager, Equipment and Tool Institute, P.O. Box 82146, Rochester, Michigan  48308. Phone: 248-656-5085; e-mail: jessiek@etools.org.

     

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  • 26 Jun 2012 9:39 AM | Jessie Korosec (Administrator)

    June 25, 2012, Leesburg, VA – The National Automotive Service Task Force (NASTF) is pleased to announce the appointment of William (“Skip”) Potter as the organization’s Executive Director. Potter will assume the day-to-day management of NASTF as of July 1st.

     

    “After an extensive search process, the NASTF board selected Skip from an impressive list of candidates,” said Ron Pyle, NASTF Chairman. “His background, knowledge and experience make him the ideal choice to take NASTF to the next level.”

     

    Potter’s professional life has been dedicated to the automotive service industry, with the past 24 years in association management providing expertise in non-profit entrepreneurship, volunteer development, financial management, and meetings/events management. He most recently served as Executive Director/CEO of the Chesapeake Automotive Business Association (CABA), and CEO of the Automotive Aftermarket Employee Federal Credit Union. “Since its beginnings in 1999 I have watched NASTF apply its creative solutions to one of our industry’s most complex technical needs, service information. It will be an honor to work, now, as their Executive Director,” he said. Potter will be based in Jacksonville, FL.  

     

    “As I watched the development of NASTF from the bold projects in Arizona 13 years ago and later sat through several crowded NASTF annual meetings in Las Vegas I was always impressed by the work of their talented and dedicated volunteers,” Potter said. An extensive interview with Potter is planned for the upcoming August NASTF E-Newsletter. Attendees will have the chance to meet Potter in person at the next NASTF General Meeting in New Orleans October 13th.

     

    NASTF was established in 2000 to identify, communicate and resolve gaps in the availability and accessibility of automotive service information, service training, diagnostic tools, and equipment for the benefit of automotive service professionals and their customers.  NASTF was incorporated in 2006. Additional details can be found at www.nastf.org.

     

    As a 501(c)6 not-for profit organization, NASTF takes no position on any legislation that may be proposed or pending in state or national legislative bodies.

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