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  • 06 May 2013 1:13 PM | Jessie Korosec (Administrator)
    The Equipment and Tool Institute has released their two latest Market Research Studies for purchase.  Both are available on the website at http://www.etools.org/ETIMarketResearch.

    ETI surveyed the automotive repair market regarding Information Access to find out what information resources technicians are using in the repair of vehicles and how they are using the information, and also surveyed automotive repair facilities to find out more about their familiarity with and use of flash reprogramming tools and any new information involved with flash reprogramming.  The findings of these research studies have proven to be very helpful and enlightening to our members and other automotive aftermarket parties who received the research at ToolTech 2013.

    ETI uses this research to help all segments of the automotive industry provide aftermarket shops with better tools, equipment, products, and information solutions.

    Previous Market Research Studies have included J2534 Reprogramming, J2534 Update, TPMS, Telematics, Collision Repair, A/C Service, Hybrid and Battery Service.

    If you have an idea for a future marketing Survey Project, please send an email to jessiek@etools.org.

    Founded in 1947, the Equipment and Tool Institute (www.etools.org) 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.

     

  • 01 May 2013 11:39 AM | Jessie Korosec (Administrator)

    The Equipment and Tool Institute (www.etools.org) congratulates the new Officers and Board Members on their election to office for 2013-2014.

    Officers (one year term)

    President – Ben Johnson (Mitchell 1)
    Vice President, Programs – Neil Davis (Snap-on Diagnostics)
    Vice President, Marketing – Tim Morgan (Spanesi Americas, Inc.)

    Secretary/Treasurer – Bob Holland (Chief Automotive Technologies)
    Immediate Past President – Dan Brass (Bosch Automotive Service Solutions)

    Directors

    Elected to fill open and expired board seats to a three year term:

    Term expiring in 2016
                Greg Potter (DG Technologies)

                Jim Fish (Bosch Automotive Service Solutions)
                Brian Herron (Drew Technologies)

    Open seat expiring in 2015
                Kathy Kedzior (MAHLE Powertrain, LLC) 

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

    Term expiring in 2014
    David Rich (INNOVA Electronics) (Technical Director)
    Dennis Keane (Bosch Automotive Service Solutions)

    Jeff Murphy (Mahle RTI)

    Term expiring in 2015
    Robert Vogt (IOSiX, LLC)
    Zachary Parker (Redline Detection)

     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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  • 24 Jan 2013 12:33 PM | Jessie Korosec (Administrator)

    In an effort to assist our members in bringing new and improved equipment and tools to the marketplace, The Equipment and Tool Institute (ETI) has launched a series of Market Research Projects.  The current survey is an update to research done in 2009 and covers Flash Reprogramming, or J2534 as it is also known. 

    We are surveying automotive repair facilities in an effort to find out more about their familiarity with and use of flash reprogramming tools and any new information involved with flash reprogramming.  ETI will use this research to help all segments of the automotive industry provide aftermarket shops with better flash reprogramming solutions. 

    There will be a presentation on the findings of ETI’s Market Research Study at ToolTech 2013 in San Diego, California April 23-25, 2013 and DVD’s with the complete study information including spreadsheets, PowerPoint presentations, and documents will be made available to all attendees.

    If you are part of an automotive repair facility and are interested in participating in our survey, please go to the following link:

    http://www.emartecgroup.com/PR/PRlogin.html

    This survey can only be taken on-line.

    Previous Market Research Studies have included J2534 Reprogramming, TPMS, Telematics, Collision Repair, A/C Service, Hybrid and Battery Service which are available on our website at www.etools.org.

    If you have an idea for a future marketing Survey Project, please send an email to 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.

    For more details about ETI membership, programs, events, and activities, 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.

  • 21 Jul 2011 10:19 AM | Jessie Korosec (Administrator)

    Rochester, MI - The Equipment and Tool Institute is excited to announce the recent launch of their new Facebook page and Corporate Twitter account. The company’s new social media site is a place where members can learn more about ETI and interact on a number of industry topics.

     

    The Equipment and Tool Institute’s Facebook page will keep members informed of ETI’s latest news and events, will feature announcements, press releases, and photos. 

     

    ETI recognizes the value in social media as a platform for communicating and is committed to growing into a more active role in this evolving landscape. “Facebook and Twitter have the power to enhance ETI’s ability to connect with our members in a timely manner,” said Jessie Korosec, ETI Marketing Manager. “We are excited to enter the social media space by incorporating Twitter and Facebook into our communications efforts.”

    Becoming part of The Equipment and Tool Institute’s Facebook page is fast and easy. Just click the ‘Like’ buttons on the page. The Equipment and Tool Institute Facebook page can be found at facebook.com/EquipmentandToolInstitute

    Twitter users can now follow ETI at http://twitter.com/#!/EtoolsTweet.

     

    For more information, contact Jessie Korosec, Marketing Manager, Equipment and Tool Institute, 134 W. University Drive, Suite 205, Rochester, Michigan. Phone: 248-656-5080; Fax: 603-971-2375; e-mail: 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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  • 15 Jul 2011 11:12 AM | Jessie Korosec (Administrator)

    Winter Tech Week 2011

    When:         December 6-8, 2011

    Where:        Portofino Hotel, Redondo Beach, California

     

    Information is power.   Winter Tech Week provides ETI Members with the opportunity for dialogue with the OEM’s and to receive the necessary information to provide the needed tools and equipment.  ETI Members gain knowledge of new technologies that affect the aftermarket tool and equipment industry, receive instruction on the servicing and repair of new model vehicles, and learn of repair and service tools that may be needed for the new models. 

     

    Through OEM presentations, panel discussions, hands-on demonstrations, and vehicle viewing these professionals discuss the upcoming service needs of new makes and models and the changes necessary in the tool and equipment industry to meet those needs.

     

    Winter Tech Week is the only industry event where the OEM’s share information regarding their vehicles to ensure that the industry has the necessary information to provide the needed tools and equipment, showcase their new launches, and discuss any new tools or equipment that these new vehicles may require.

     

    The main focus of ETI’s Winter Tech Week is to ensure that the proper tools, equipment, and information are in the shops by the time the new models hit the streets.  Winter Tech Week also provides an opportunity to ensure that everything is updated for models that have already been released.

     

    In addition to OEM meetings, ETI Vertical Group meetings will be held.  These are important meetings.  Get updated on what is going on within your particular segment of the Automotive Repair industry.  Discuss what activities and projects we need to engage in as a group.  Remember, one of the major benefits of ETI membership is the ability to tackle issues on an industry basis.

     

    ETI members and those who attend Winter Tech Week can:

    ·         Learn about the new technologies being implemented and plan for those new technologies

    ·         Learn about repair and service tools needed for new models   

    ·         Gather specifications needed to ensure that vehicles are properly diagnosed, repaired or adjusted   

    ·         Discuss information required by regulations and industry agreements  

    ·         Learn about service procedures required for new models

     

    Winter Tech Week provides automakers with the opportunity to:

    • Give instruction on servicing and repairing of new models
    • Discuss new technologies that may affect the aftermarket tool and equipment industry
    • Provide the information needed so that tool companies can provide quality tools and equipment
    • Listen to concerns and/or difficulties from other industry professionals
    • Showcase new vehicle launches and discuss any new tools or equipment that new vehicles may require
    • Collaborate with ETI members to determine the best course of action to resolve issues

    The OEM Appreciation Dinner will be held on Thursday, December 8, 2011 at The Automobile Driving Museum in nearby El Segundo (www.automobiledrivingmuseum.org).  The Automotive Driving Museum exists to preserve automotive history, interpret the historical significance, educate our guests and provide them with the opportunity to take a ride in one of the museum’s historic collector vehicles.

     

    The ADM has a diverse collection of over 150 vehicles from all eras. The oldest example is an 1886 Benz Motorwagon and the newest is THE one-of-one 1999 350Z concept car that was donated by Nissan. The core of the collection features some great examples of Packard spanning from 1916-1958. The ADM was the first and only museum in the world that has identified, exhibited and will soon serve as the official registry for cars built by Howard “Dutch” Darrin, famous coach builder of the stars. Some celebrity vehicles belonged to owners such as Howard Hughes, Errol Flynn, Ry Cooder, Jean Peters, Anthony Davis and Eleanor Roosevelt.  All of the cars have fluid in them and most are used for our Sunday Ride Program.

     

    Automobile Driving Museum was founded in 2001 by Earl Rubenstein and Stanley Zimmerman, long time automobile collectors and friends. They had dreamed about a museum that allowed the public to actually sit in and experience riding in a Classic and Special Interest Vehicle.

     

    Hotel Information

    The Portofino Hotel & Yacht Club

    260 Portofino Way

    Redondo Beach, CA 90277

    310.379.8481

     

    The Portofino Hotel & Yacht Club is one of the few oceanfront hotels in the Los Angeles area that offers waterfront views of the Pacific.  The Portofino is located close to many well known Los Angeles attractions that make southern California one of the world's most popular destinations.  Perched on a lush private peninsula on King Harbor close to the Redondo Beach Pier, guests will enjoy a peaceful oasis from the bustle of the city.  For those that love the sun and surf, this Southern California hotel is nestled between Hermosa and Manhattan beaches, and only minutes from the Queen Mary, Aquarium of the Pacific, Beverly Hills, Hollywood, Disneyland and Universal Studios.

     

    ETI has secured a block of rooms for all attendees at the Portofino Hotel & Yacht Club at the conference rate of $155 per night plus tax. The conference rate includes internet.  Please call the Portofino at 1-310-379-8481 and ask for reservations to make your hotel arrangements.   Reservations made after the November 18th deadline are on a space available basis, and the conference room rate is not guaranteed. 

    Hotel Amenities include:

    • Complimentary wireless high speed internet in guestrooms, meetings rooms, business center, and public areas
    • Complimentary use of beach cruiser (old fashioned bicycles)
    • Discounted overnight self/ valet parking per night of $15.00
    • Business Center open 24 hours daily.
    • Outdoor heated pool and whirlpool open from 7:00 a.m. – 10:00 p.m.
    • Fitness Center open daily 24-hours, equipped with 1 treadmill, 2 eliptical machines, stationary bike, free weights and exercise ball
    • Airports:  Los Angeles International Airport (LAX): 6 miles North of the hotel, Long Beach Airport (LGB): 19 miles South East of hotel

  • 26 May 2011 9:27 AM | Jessie Korosec (Administrator)

    Rochester, MI. – ETI congratulates the new 2011-2012 Officers and Board Members on their election to office beginning June 1, 2011:

     

    Officers (one year term)

    President – Alan Tecmire (ETAS)

    Vice President, Programs – Dan Brass (SPX)

    Vice President, Marketing – Ben Johnson (ALLDATA)

    Secretary/Treasurer – Neil Davis (Snap-on Diagnostics)

    Immediate Past President – Mike Cable (RTI Technologies)

     

    Directors

    Elected to fill open and expired board seats to a two year term:

                Brian Herron (Drew Technologies)    

     

    Elected to fill open and expired board seats to a three year term:

    Jim Graninger (Robert Bosch) - Re-Elected

    Peter David (ProgRama) – Re-Elected

    Bob Holland (Chief Automotive Technologies)

     

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

    Garret Miller (SPX Service Solutions)

    David Rich (Innova Electronics Corp.)

    Tim Morgan (Elektron, Inc.)

    Greg Potter (DG Technologies)

    Nick Zala (Helm Incorporated)

     

    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, 134 W. University Drive, Suite 205, Rochester, Michigan. Phone: 248-656-5085; Fax: 603-971-2375; e-mail: jessiek@etools.org.

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  • 28 Mar 2011 9:25 AM | Jessie Korosec (Administrator)

    Rochester, MI – The Equipment and Tool Institute has launched the Inventors Hub on their website, www.etools.org.  The site is for inventors, technicians, and engineers interested in the opportunity to share their ideas with the key manufacturers and distributors of automotive tools and equipment.  Inventors can go on the website and submit their patented ideas for review by ETI’s member companies.

     

    ETI Member Companies will be able to evaluate the submissions and contact inventors directly if they are interested in pursuing the idea.  This gives ETI Member Companies the chance to hear from inventors, technicians, and engineers who may have solutions to tool and equipment problems they may be experiencing, an idea for a tool that doesn’t exist or a way to improve an existing tool.

    “ETI’s Inventors Hub serves as a conduit between automotive tool inventors and our member companies that manufacture and distribute tools and equipment to assess innovative ideas and develop new tools for the automotive industry.  This is a valuable opportunity for both sides to develop a product that may save time and eliminate frustration”, says Jessie Korosec, ETI Marketing Manager.

     

    For more information, contact Jessie Korosec, Marketing Manager, Equipment and Tool Institute, 134 W. University Drive, Suite 205, Rochester, Michigan.  Phone: 248-656-5080; Fax: 603-971-2375; e-mail: 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 Dec 2010 9:35 AM | Jessie Korosec (Administrator)

    Rochester, MI. – In an effort to assist our members in bringing new and improved equipment and tools to the marketplace, The Equipment and Tool Institute (ETI) has launched a series of Market Research Projects.  The current survey covers numerous Collision Repair topics. 

     

    We are surveying automotive repair facilities in an effort to find out more about their familiarity with and use of different types of collision repair equipment for different vehicles.  ETI will use this research to help all segments of the automotive industry provide aftermarket shops with effective tool and equipment solutions. 

     

    The findings of The Equipment and Tool Institute's Collision Repair Market Research will be made available to all attendees at ETI's ToolTech 2011 in Miami Beach, Florida, May 3-5, 2011.

     

    If you are part of an automotive repair facility and are interested in participating in our survey, please go to the following link:

     

    www.a-i-m.com/publicityeti

     

    This survey can only be taken on-line.

     

    Previous Market Research Studies have included J2534 Reprogramming, TPMS, and Telematics.

     

    If you have an idea for a future marketing Survey Project, please send an email to 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.

     

    For more details about ETI programs and activities, contact Jessie Korosec, Marketing Manager, Equipment and Tool Institute, 134 W. University Drive, Suite 205, Rochester, Michigan. Phone: 248-656-5080; Fax: 603-971-2375; e-mail: jessiek@etools.org.

     

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  • 07 May 2010 4:10 PM | Charlie Gorman (Administrator)

    Rochester, MI. – ETI congratulates the new 2010-2011 Officers and Board Members on their election to office beginning May 1, 2010:

    Officers (one year term)

    President – Mike Cable (Hickok)

    Vice President, Programs – Alan Tecmire (ETAS)

    Vice President, Marketing – Dan Brass (Bright Solutions)

    Secretary/Treasurer – Ben Johnson (Alldata)

    Immediate Past President – Dave Schaar (SPX Service Solutions)

    Directors

    Elected to fill open and expired board seats to a one year term:

                Jeff Murphy (RTI Technologies) 

    Jim Graninger (Robert Bosch)

    Elected to fill open and expired board seats to a three year term:

    Greg Potter (Dearborn Group Technologies) Re-Elected

    Neil Davis (Snap-on Diagnostics) Re-Elected

    Nick Zala (Helm Incorporated)

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

    Peter David (ProgRama)

    Garret Miller (SPX Service Solutions)

    David Rich (Innova Electronics Corp.)

    Tim Morgan (Celette North America)

    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, 134 W. University Drive, Suite 205, Rochester, Michigan. Phone: 248-656-5085; Fax: 603-971-2375; e-mail: jessiek@etools.org.

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  • 07 May 2010 4:06 PM | Charlie Gorman (Administrator)

    Rochester, MI. –Greg Potter, Dearborn Group Technology, has been awarded ETI’s 16th Founder’s Award at this year’s ToolTech 2010 in Napa Valley, California.  The ETI Founder’s Award was established to honor those individuals who have made numerous contributions to the Institute.

    Greg PotterAs with most trade associations ETI thrives on volunteerism from its members as well as its business partners.  Mr. Potter has demonstrated unselfish dedication to the principles that drive ETI since he began his involvement with ETI over 16 years ago.

    Mr. Potter is currently on ETI’s Board of Director’s and Chairs ETI’s Scan Tool Vertical Group.  He also served as President of ETI’s Board of Directors from 2004-2006 and ETI’s Technical Director from 1997 to 1999.  Mr. Potter has been active with the ETI Board since 1996 and has attended 15 Summer Tech Weeks, 14 Winter Tech Weeks and 16 Annual Meetings/Tool Techs.  Mr. Potter epitomizes the intent of ETI’s Founders Award.

    Mr. Potter graduated cum laude from Lawrence Technological University with a Bachelor’s in Science in Electrical Engineering, and a Master in Business Administration.  He is currently on the I-CAR International Board of Directors and is an active member on several standards committees with the Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE).

    Greg has served over 27years in the Automotive Service Industry.

    About ETI

    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, 134 W. University Drive, Suite 205, Rochester, Michigan. Phone: 248-656-5080; Fax: 603-971-2375; e-mail: jessiek@etools.org.

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