Mike Chung is director, market intelligence at Auto Care Association. With more than a dozen years of experience in market research, Chung and his team provide the industry with timely information on key factors and trends influencing the health of the automotive aftermarket and serving as a critical resource by helping businesses throughout the supply chain to make better business decisions. Chung has earned a Bachelor of Science in chemical engineering from Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), a Master of Science in environmental health management from Harvard University and a Master of Business Administration with a concentration in marketing from Montclair State University.
Hunt Demerest, CPA at Paar-Melis. Hunt is Accredited in Business Valuation and a licensed Certified Public Accountant that has been with the firm since 2006. He specializes in business taxes, valuations, and does consult work with our clients all across the country. When he’s not in the office, Hunt enjoys spending time with his family, golfing, working on and racing his cars. Listen to Hunt's previous episodes HERE.
John Wafler has spent all of his working career in the automotive industry and has experienced almost every position in an automotive repair facility (yes, he started as a technician back in 1982) and also owned his own automotive repair business for several years. This background, in addition to the post-secondary education he received in Business Management, Marketing, and Computerized Management Systems gives him a unique perspective on what it takes to be a successful business owner in today’s challenging automotive aftermarket service industry.
John also worked as a Systems Integrator/Franchise Consultant/Management Trainer for Pace Automotive Systems in Canada for seven years and for Horizon Training and Management for the next five years, where he was introduced to RLO Training and the “Series One” Automotive Management Workshops developed by Bob O’Connor.
At RLO Training John started as a Bottom-Line Impact Groups Facilitator with Bob O’Connor back in 2001, and since then has helped hundreds of shop owners achieve high levels of success through his training, facilitation, and coaching. Listen to John's previous episodes HERE.
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