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  • 10 Jul 2014 2:53 PM | Jessie Korosec (Administrator)
    Marengo, IL - The Equipment and Tool Institute is seeking an Executive Manager. Reporting to the Board of Directors, the Executive Manager will have overall strategic and operational responsibility for ETI staff, programs and execution of its mission. The Executive Manager is the Chief Operating Officer of the Equipment and Tool Institute. He/she will provide the vision, strategic direction and management expertise for the organization.

    The candidate must be a dynamic, highly motivated individual who can easily cultivate relationships. Previous budgetary and financial oversight experience, strong communication, writing, and interpersonal skills are also necessary. Candidate must be skilled in making effective and compelling presentations to large groups. Well-developed analytical, organizational and project management skills are critical.

    For more information, i.e. job description, click on the link below, or paste it into your browser.

    http://tinyurl.com/mx7un4s

    ETI has provided an online application form for interested candidates. Click on the link below to access, or paste it into your browser.

    http://tinyurl.com/ldpyeau

    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.


  • 05 Jun 2014 2:51 PM | Jessie Korosec (Administrator)
    Marengo, IL – ETI’s Annual ToolTech conference continues to be the premiere tool and equipment industry event drawing more than 130 professionals from over 40 companies and 4 major Automotive Industry Associations to this year’s ToolTech 2014 in Sonoma, California. 

    The Equipment and Tool Institute's ToolTech conference provided an unparalleled opportunity to attend outstanding and perceptive industry focused presentations and take away valuable insights into the “Connected Vehicle”, this year’s theme.

    There were presentations covering telematics specifications and legislation; Social Media, collision repair, OEM training as well as panel discussions featuring working technicians, vehicle manufacturer representatives and national account service providers.

    ToolTech 2014 Presentations are available on ETI’s website, www.etools.org.

    Members were given the opportunity to present their new products to the press and engage in private one-on-on-one meetings with individuals and companies of interest.

    Since the meeting took place in wine country, it wasn’t all work.  There was plenty of time for networking during the event’s opening reception and the closing dinner which were held at two of Sonoma Valley’s best wineries.

    “ToolTech 2014 was one of the best attended and most informative events ETI has put on.  The speakers were outstanding and the information relayed was very valuable to our members as were the many networking opportunities,” said Jessie Korosec, ETI Meeting and Event Manager.  “Once again, the Discussion Groups were a success and the Company Showcase was an excellent platform to highlight products and services.  We would like to thank the attendees for their support and we look forward to seeing everyone at next year’s ToolTech in Austin, Texas.”.

    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, Phone: 248-656-5085; e-mail: jessiek@etools.org. 

  • 01 May 2014 2:46 PM | Jessie Korosec (Administrator)

    Marengo, IL – ETI congratulates the new Officers and Board Members on their election to office for 2014-2015.

    Officers (one year term)

    President – Neil Davis (Snap-on Diagnostics)
    Vice President, Programs – Tim Morgan (Spanesi Americas, Inc.)

    Vice President, Marketing – Bob Holland (Chief Automotive Technologies)
    Secretary/Treasurer – Brian Herron (Drew Technologies)

    Immediate Past President – Ben Johnson (Mitchell 1)

    Directors
    Nominees for a three year term on the Board of Directors:
    Robert Vogt (IOSiX)

    John Heist (STAR EnviroTech)
    Kevin Fitzpatrick (Autologic)

    Nominee for a two year term on the Board of Directors:
    Pete Richardson (Car-O-Liner)

    Remaining Board Members (not up for election) are:
    Term expiring in 2015-2016
    David Rich (Innova Electronics) (Technical Director)

    Dennis Keane (Bosch Service Solutions)
    Kathy Kedzior (Mahle Clevite)

    Term Expiring in 2016-2017
    Greg Potter (DG Technologies)

    Jim Fish (Bosch Automotive Service Solutions)

    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.

  • 03 Feb 2014 2:43 PM | Jessie Korosec (Administrator)

    Marengo, IL   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. 

    ETI will use this research to help the collision repair equipment manufacturers provide you and your shop with better products. 

    The findings of ETI’s Collision Repair Market Research will be made available to all ETI Member Company attendees at ToolTech 2014 in Sonoma, California, April 28- May 1.

    Previous Market Research Studies have included J2534 Reprogramming, J2534 Reprogramming Update, TPMS, Telematics, Collision Repair, A/C Service, Hybrid and Battery Service, and Information Access 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 programs and activities, contact Jessie Korosec, Marketing Manager, Equipment and Tool Institute at 248-656-5085 or jessiek@etools.org.

     

     

  • 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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