AAPEX Announces Repair Shop HQ Educational Lineup

AAPEX Announces Repair Shop HQ Educational Lineup | THE SHOPAAPEX 2022 has announced the lineup of its Repair Shop HQ technical and business management training for the annual AAPEX trade event, scheduled Nov. 1-3, at The Venetian Expo and Caesars Forum Conference Center in Las Vegas, show organizers announced.

Selected by a panel of shop owners from over 150 submissions, the educational programming aims to equip service professionals with the skills to meet the challenges of today and tomorrow, AAPEX officials said. Beginner, intermediate and advanced-level training will be led by the industry experts, including Mike Reynolds, Mobile Automotive Service Solutions; John Thornton, Autotrain, Inc.; Eric Ziegler, EZ Diagnostic Solutions; Greg Bunch,Transformers Institute; Bob Cushing, Advance Auto Parts; and Kim and Brian Walker, Shop Marketing Pros.

Technical training will include ADAS systems and calibrations, hybrid and EV case studies, CAN Bus diagnostics, electrical diagnosis, modern induction systems, and using current probes to diagnose driveability dilemmas.

Business management training will focus on a range of topics, including marketing strategies, inclusive hiring, onboarding and employee retention practices, the modern connected shop, confident selling and building a culture that employees will embrace.

Click here to view the full lineup of speakers.

All sessions will take place in training theaters in Repair Shop HQ, located on Level 1 of The Venetian Expo, and are accredited toward the Automotive Aftermarket Professional (AAP) and Master Automotive Aftermarket Professional (MAAP) designations.

Attendees may sign up for training when registering for AAPEX at or visit sessions on the Training Schedule to register. The fee per session is $50.

A.J. Hecht

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