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...

Elizabeth Heimsoth, Automotive Specialists | Rushville and Glenwood, IN

“I always come away from an ATI class with top quality, innovative information to use. Everyone is always friendly and inviting. [The coaches] always keep class entertaining and jam-packed with so much knowledge!! Have met so many great people and good friends for life.”

Caitlin Bethanis, Ryan's Servicenter | Lanoka Harbor, NJ

“As a manager in this business, I always approach the classes at ATI with an open mind… Not only have I applied the things I learned in these classes to my shop but also in my life in general… I highly recommend not only ATI and their coaches but every class they host! Never disappointed in any aspect of our visit!”

Erin and Ben Nielsen, Ben Nielsen's Skyline Automotive

“My husband, Ben, and I have been with ATI for over three years. Our business has grown tremendously and we are very happy with the support and education ATI has given us!”

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

Gary Fowler | Genuine Car Care

"Things are going great and can only get better."

Onna Keaney | South Side Tire & Auto

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

Mark Denton | Big O Tires

We've got great industry connections

  • Automotive Management Institute
  • Automotive Service Association
  • Women's Industry Network
  • Society of Collision Repair Specialists
  • Auto Care Association