FTR 032: Pierre Respaut – Has Seen a Technical Revolution in His Lifetime
Pierre Respaut has a steep history as an automotive shop owner, dealership mechanic/technician, and trainer. He is in the aftermarket for fifty years.
Pierre worked at BMW and Ferrari dealerships and owned “Ultimate Cars”, a BMW specialty repair shop for 30 years. After he closed the shop he was recruited to help improve a VW dealership from 2010-2012.
Pierre was also a contract trainer for Bosch and is involved in various capacities, with STS, TST, the BIMRS tech and support groups (BIMRS.ORG). Our interview covered his role as VP of the Board os TST: Technicians Service Training a 501(c) (3) corporation. Look for Pierre’s other episodes HERE.
Key Talking Points:
Continues to learn every day and he says it keeps him young
Young at heart even with 50 years in the industry
Like a shark, if you stop swimming you die.
No one should be entering the industry unless they commit being a perpetual learner.
Networking helps you solve problems and is critical to your success. This podcast is a large part of personal networking to listen to the context of the aftermarket.
More and more in the industry are acting like professionals. An exciting change
Don’t stop reading and go to seminars and hands-on training.
A special thanks to Pierre Respaut for sharing his passion – For The Record.
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