Fix Auto Ontario Regional Meeting shines the spotlight on improvement and process
On the floor at the Fix Auto Ontario Regional Meeting. See the gallery below for more than 60 photos from the event!
Vaughan, Ontario -- October 20, 2014 -- Discussions around continual performance improvements were one highlight of the recent Fix Auto Ontario Regional Meeting, held at the Springhill Suites by Marriott Toronto Vaughan. The meeting was hosted by Fix Auto Ontario General Manager Daryll Oâ€™Keefe and brought together representatives from every location in the Ontario network.
"Fix Auto Regionals take place twice a year, and theyâ€™re an opportunity for us to bring together all of our Strategic Partners and Fix Auto corporate leadership in one location,â€ says Oâ€™Keefe. â€œThis helps Fix Auto keep ahead of industry trends, allows us to update each other on new opportunities and ideas to increase performance, and reinforces the strength of Canada's largest collision shop franchise network."
In addition to continual performance improvement, discussions also focused on processes to further increase and streamline production. Attendees also zeroed in on aluminum repairs. This is an area that was once primarily restricted to facilities performing repairs on high-end vehicles, but aluminum is seeing increased use in mass-market autos, with vehicles such as the 2015 Ford F-150 leading the charge.
Speakers from Fix Auto taking the podium during the event included Guy Barbeau, VP Operations; Carl Brabander; VP Marketing, Tony Desantis, VP Sales, and Gabrielle Comtois, VP Finance.
Education and discussion wasnâ€™t limited to formal presentations. Stakeholders also had the opportunity to tour the attached Supplier Tradeshow, featuring exhibits from over 15 vendor partners.