Maylan Newton is president and CEO of ESI seminars for the past 20 years. Maylan travels the country, sharing with his audiences, the keys to being successful in the automotive repair industry today. Maylan combines his real-world experience as a shop owner, technician, and service advisor with profit building take-a-ways in a humorous and engaging manner that only Maylan can deliver. Maylan had his own real-world experience when he had a stroke while riding his motorcycle. He was incapacitated for a period and has now dedicated time to share his almost catastrophic event and what it taught him. We discussed his accident and how he and his business survived in episode 140. With over 40 years of automotive industry experience, Maylan Newton has literally been there and done that. Maylan hails from Simi Valley, CA and has shared his wisdom in episodes 108, 140 and in Academy episode 14.
Doug McLeod has worked in the Emergency Management and Business Continuity Planning fields for the past 21 years. He was responsible for the corporate level emergency planning for a large electric utility for 11 years, dealing with preparedness for many types of natural and human caused disasters including earthquakes, windstorms, floods, accidents, terrorism, fires, and succession planning. For the past 10 years, he has provided advice, assistance and training to government agencies, utilities, and businesses to better prepare them to respond to and survive many types of disasters. He is a member of and certified as an Associate Business Continuity Professional with the Disaster Recovery Institute Canada, and a Board Member of the Emergency Preparedness for Industry and Commerce Council in British Columbia.
Doug Callaghan, CEO Vic’s Service Centre in Wainright, Alberta Canada is the winner of the 2016 Auto Care Association ACE (Automotive Career and Education) award. Doug shares his story of transformation, recognized by Auto Care, that earned him this recognition.
Doug made a significant decision in early 2015 when he took how his business was operating and threw it all in the garbage. He started from scratch. Everything. He says, “a lot of owners that ask for the help and invest in the outside training yet fail to provide the leader ship to make those ideas and plans become reality, I was not going to let that happen. I wanted to see an increase in our net profit and a better life for myself and my team”. He continues that commitment today. Doug has experience working with disaster plans with the Credit Union Board that he chairs.
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