Brian Sump is the AAPEX 2020 Shop Owner of the Year. He owns Avalon Motor Sports and Urbana Auto Care, Denver Colorado Area
Norm Schultz is the AAPEX 2020 Technician of the Year.
He is an ASE Master Certified and he is from Interstate Auto Care, Madison Heights, MI owned by Bill Nalu.
Jason Sexton is the AAPEX 2020 Service Advisor of the Year. He is from Dynamic Automotive, Frederick, MD which is owned by Dwyane Myers, Jose Bueso and Lee Forman
Brian Sump is not your typical shop owner. A former professional athlete, Sump had never turned a wrench in a shop before starting Denver-based Avalon Motorsports in 2007. But in the years since, he has used his business acumen and detailed, process-based management philosophy to grow the German-specialty shop into what a number of industry consultants consider to be an industry leader. Brian now has four locations. Listen to Brian’s previous episodes HERE
Norm Schultz. With no formal trade school training, Norm has worked 50 to 60 hrs per week throughout his 20 career. Getting a minimum of 40 hours of training. Making steps to a proper diagnosis. Because Norm is a ASE master technician in an auto/light truck and heavy duty truck, his workload can vary greatly day to day. His tools of the trade are everything from IATN and Identifix, to a network of seasoned technicians that he networks with regularly. Additionally, Norm has full discretion to source new diagnostic equipment/tools, and sign himself up for online and offline training for himself and his crew. Listen to Norm’s episodes HERE
Jason Sexton has excellent sales skills. He has no problem getting the sale. He loves to learn. To keep him engaged, shop needed to send him to some form of major training a year. He is a sponge for knowledge. He has been to Vision, AAPEX, Automechanika,, Elite Worldwide 6 month Master training class, Jason Servito sales class and more. Listen to Jason’s episodes HERE
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