|Alexander earns Accredited Automotive Manager designation|
|Written by Wauneta Breeze|
|Thursday, 14 August 2014 00:00|
Sheila Alexander, right, graduated from the Automotive Management Institute as an Accredited Automotive Manager at a conference held in Detroit earlier this month. Lonnie, left, was recertified as an Inter-Industry Conference on Auto Collision Repair (I-CAR) Platinum Individual. (Courtesy Photo)
By Sheri Hink-Wagner
The Wauneta Breeze
Sheila Alexander graduated from the Automotive Management Institute as an Accredited Automotive Manager (AAM) on Aug. 1, 2014 at a cap and gown ceremony held in conjunction with the Automotive Service Association (ASA) conference held during Industry week at the Henry Ford Museum in Detroit, Mich.
Sheila is a member of the AMI’s 20th graduating class of AAMs. The prestigious AAM is awarded to automotive service professionals after they successfully complete course work and earn 120 credits of management education.
More than 1,700 individuals have earned the AAM designation and approximately 100 new graduates are added each year.
Industry Week, held July 28 to Aug. 2 included several of the industry’s key events, including the International Autobody Congress & Exposition (NACE), the Congress of Automotive Repair and Service (CARS), the Inter-Industry Conference on Auto Collision Repair (I-CAR) Conference, and the Collision Industry Conference (CIC) Meeting.
Lonnie and Sheila Alexander have attended and taken training at the conference for the past 28 years. In that time they have traveled to Dallas, Texas, Las Vegas, Nev., Orlando, Fla., New Orleans, La., and Atlanta, Ga. to attend the conference and train on new industry standards.
Lonnie was first certified as an Inter-Industry Conference on Auto Collision Repair (I-CAR) Platinum Individual in 2007, a designation he has held ever since. He was recertified as an I-CAR Platinum Individual for another year at this year’s conference.
Lonnie and Sheila have been employed at Sinner’s Auto and Body Shop for nearly 28 years.
I-CAR, the Inter-Industry Conference on Auto Collision Repair, is an international not-for-profit organization dedicated to providing the information, knowledge and skills required to perform complete, safe and quality repairs.
It was formed in 1979 out of a collaboration across the six segments of the collision repair Inter-Industry: collision repair; insurance; original equipment manufacturers (OEMs); education, training and research; tools, equipment and supply; and related industry services.
The organization’s focus is to provide individuals involved in collision repair access to high-quality training solutions.