Speaker Expertise

Industry Experts Sharing Valuable Information

ATI’s speakers empower auto repair and collision shop owners to reach their fullest potential by providing information they need to grow their business. They cover the top strategies to combat today’s challenges in an engaging and relatable way – in events hosted online and in cities across North America.

ATI’s speakers have decades of hands-on experience in the automotive industry, many having held a variety of positions within shops as they worked their way up the ladder. Some have owned shops or been part of family businesses. All have personal successes within the industry as innovators, award-winners, owners, managers, profit-makers, or performance generators. They are an extremely successful group of individuals who have first-hand knowledge of the challenges of running a shop and the most successful and efficient strategies for running it well.

Meet the Speakers

John Bonnie, ATI Speaker and Consultant

John Bonnie has spent 45 years in the automotive repair business. He started in a neighborhood Shell Station where he stayed for 10 years and then worked in the tire and automotive aftermarket for close to 35 years. John has spent the better part of his career helping, mentoring, and coaching shop owners and managers to achieve financial success through empowerment, leadership skills, and training.

Chris Brower, ATI Speaker and Consultant

Chris grew up in the automotive industry with his father’s successful family-owned and operated independent repair shop. The business was founded in the 1940s and Chris has transitioned into its fourth generation shop owner and partner where he manages operations and serves as executive director of business strategy and profit model development. His experience includes building, growing and maintaining client relationships, designing standard operating procedures to streamline operations, and managing, supporting and motivating team members to achieve key operational and financial indicators.

Chris is passionate about teaching, coaching and enabling shop owners to take their businesses to the next level. His goal is to help owners work smarter – not harder – and to work on their business instead of in it, giving them more free time. Chris emphasizes strong leadership to achieve team buy-in and empowering owners to move their people in the right direction while holding them accountable to drive results.

Along with his automotive experience, Chris has a strong business background. His strengths include leadership, operations, management, accounting, finance, marketing, and sales. Chris has a Master in Business Administration from York College of Pennsylvania.

Ken Martin, ATI Speaker and Consultant

Ken Martin has owned his own collision repair center for 17 years and has over 35 years of combined experience in the industry. Ken has worked in the consolidator and dealership collision side of the industry and his specialty was and is converting failing shops into successful shops that thrive. Ken is currently the I-CAR state chairman for the state of Arizona and an I-CAR National Advisory Council Member. Ken looks forward to helping you and your team take your shop to the next level.

Frank Rose, ATI Speaker and Consultant

Frank Rose has a unique blend of corporate and field experience and has been training and coaching automotive owners, store managers and service managers since the early 1980s. He is goal and results-oriented, exhibits a high degree of business acumen, and is skilled in communication, employee motivation, and team-building.

An innovator with a keen business sense, Frank continually orchestrates dynamic growth in sales and revenue through strategic management – developing methodologies to stimulate immediate bottom-line results and create long-term competitive advantages. He also is a creative problem solver – adept at identifying problems, defining solutions and implementing new processes and procedures.

Frank Rose began his automotive career as a part-time tire technician and has worked his way up through the automotive industry as a successful store manager, district manager, regional vice president and divisional vice president for some of the nation’s largest tire companies. He also owned and operated an independent automotive repair shop. He has consulted for national automotive service companies and was the sole proprietor of an international management consulting company that assisted its clients in all aspects of managing an automotive retail enterprise.

Frank Rose’s education includes the Darden School of Business Education, Frostburg State College, and Montgomery College. He has served on the board of directors for the Better Business Bureau of Washington, DC, Lincoln Technical Training Institute of Columbia, MD, the Washington DC area Tau Kappa Epsilon Alumni Association and Tau Kappa Epsilon fraternity at the University of Maryland.

He currently lives in Silver Spring, Maryland with his wife Susan and has two children, Andrew and Kara. He is an avid motorcyclist and scuba diver, and his passions include golf, fishing, tailgating and hanging out with family and friends.

What Our Members Say...

Chris Pendl, Family Automotive Service Center

“Very happy that I joined ATI-have made leaps and bounds improvements in the one year since I signed up. My coach is… always there with help, solutions, and great ideas that have really improved my business… If anyone is reading this that is on the fence and worried about the commitment or money only thing I can say is it’s worth it and I even sent an email that I wished I signed up sooner!”

Chris Pendl Family Automotive Service Center
Rod Schindler, Rod’s Japanese Auto Care

“I’ve been in ATI for 7 years now. The only regret I have is not joining ATI sooner… Before ATI we were doing $360k year. The first year after joining ATI we went to $704k and now we are OVER $1.6 Mil with the same amount of technicians and staff. ATI has the best coaching and support for Auto Repair Coaching and Auto Body Shop Coaching.”

Rod Schindler Rod’s Japanese Auto Care
Ron Peters, Peters Body Shop

“When I was approached by ATI to take a one-day class I thought there would be nothing they could offer that I hadn’t already seen. I attended the class and was impressed by the whole organization from the moment I walked into the front door.”

Ron Peters Peters Body Shop

"In the first 6 months, I learned more...than I learned in my prior 20 years experience."

Mark Denton | Big O Tires

"I prepaid my 4-year tuition in 2 years as a result of things I got from ATI."

Andy Bizub | Midwest Performance Cars

"I get more and more out of it every year."

Gary Fowler | Genuine Car Care

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