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Equipment and Tool Institute’s ToolTech 2012 Continues to Impress and Inform Tool and Equipment Professionals and Industry Insiders.

01 May 2012 3:09 PM | Deleted user

ETI’s Annual ToolTech conference continues to be the premiere tool and equipment industry event drawing more than 100 professionals from over 40 companies to this year’s ToolTech 2012 in Palm Springs, 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 latest tool and equipment information, issues, technologies, and specifications and learn about opportunities to do business in today's marketplace while preparing for tomorrow's challenges.

Featured talks by respected industry speakers included: 

“The OEM’s and The Aftermarket…A New Direction…Renewed Partnership”
Charlie Gorman, Executive Manager, Equipment and Tool Institute
Brian Herron, Vice President, Drew Technologies.   

“OEM Tools Service Model Changes and Equipping The Aftermarket “
Bob Augustine, Technical Training Manager, Christian Brothers Automotive Corp
Donny Seyfer, Operations Manager, Seyfer Automotive, Inc.

“Writing OEM Repair Software That Will Survive In The Aftermarket”

Scott Bolt, Manager Product Development, MAHLE Test Systems


“The New J2534…What Will Version 05 Mean To You?”

Greg Potter, Director Automotive Sales, DG Technologies


“Diagnostics via Telematics - The need for improved connectivity standards”

Robert Vogt IV, CEO, IOSiX


“Collision Repair in The Aftermarket – Panel Discussion”
John Hall, Assistant Manager, Service Technology, Honda Motor Co.
Jason Bartanen, Technical Director, I-Car
Tom Brizuela, BMW North America


ToolTech 2012 Presentations are available on our website at:


 “ToolTech 2012 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 Marketing Manager.  “Once again, the One-on-One Meetings 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 San Diego, California the week April 22, 2013.”


"ETI's ToolTech 2012 gets a two-thumbs up!  One for a superb schedule that kept getting better with each presentation and a second for a great location with wonderful atmosphere.  The Equipment and Tool Institute brought attendees excellent programming for each day!  With its "always-on" wide-spread networking opportunities and information sharing, if you want to find out the scoop on automotive industry service happenings then it is time to get out from under email and attend this can't miss ETI event!" stated Bernard Carr, Product Development Manager, Robert Bosch LLC, Diagnostics Business Unit.



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; e-mail:

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