iFLEX 2015: Education, Networking, and Fun!

iFLEX proved to be better than ever this year. More than 600 owners, operators and vendors joined us in Lake Buena Vista, Florida for the annual event.

The exhibit hall was a main attraction, as always, with 89 vendors showcasing the latest and greatest products and services.

The presentations this year included 20 education sessions about every aspect of the industry including the latest trends, management trips and ways to grow your business.

Keynote Speaker and Former Disney Executive Dennis Snow closed the event out with clear and impactful takeaways on the keys to customer service excellence. All AOCA members are invited to download and print his handout, complete with templates you and your team can use to improve your own processes.

And no iFLEX event would be complete without lots of networking. Attendees enjoyed six networking events, not to mention all the unplanned, but always useful, networking that happened between sessions in the hallway.

Keep your eye out for news on the location and date of iFLEX 2016!

View Educational Sessions from iFLEX 2015

Didn't attend an education session at iFLEX 2015? AOCA recorded the 17 education sessions that included four tracks: employee management, business practices, advertising & marketing, and technical training.

When you purchase the recordings through the AOCA store next week, you will receive links to download all available sessions- complete with audio and presentation material.

AOCA members can take advantage of a special $75 rate to receive electronic access to the recorded sessions. Non-members can purchase the same package for $125, still a great value for over 15 hours of educational content!

A Special Thanks to Dr. Scotti Lee

Dr. Scotti Lee has served 24 years on the AOCA Board of Directors. He shared a vision and passion for AOCA, believed in the mission of the organization, and helped to motivate, affect change and improve the organization as a whole. Without Scotti, the Government Affairs Program would not be where it is today. Scotti has dedicated an enormous amount of time administering the AOCA Tech Hotline and will continue this service going forward. On behalf of the entire AOCA Board, membership and staff, we thank you for your dedication and commitment.

2015 AOCA Board Announced

The Automotive Oil Change Association (AOCA) is pleased to announce its newly elected 2015 Board of Directors.

AOCA 2015 Board Members:

President: Len Minco, Kwik Kar Lube & Auto Care of Hudson Oaks and Aledo
*Vice President: David Haney, Oil and Lube Express
Treasurer: Bob Falter, Multi Management, Inc.
Secretary: Dave Jensen, Pennzoil 10 Minute Oil Change
Past President: Jimmy Grant, Fast Lube
*Director: Steve Barram, Integrated Services, Inc.
Director: Amber Kossak, Solid Start/True Brand
Director: Jeff Malicote, Valvoline Express Care
*Director: Mike Prince, Terrible Herbst, Inc.
Director: Harold Smith, Express Lube
Director: Adam Sturdivant, Kent Lubrication Centers
*Indicates new board member

2015 AOCA Bylaws Approved

AOCA is pleased to announce that the Bylaw revisions were approved as proposed at the annual membership meeting on March 9, 2015. Click here for a copy of the new Bylaws for your review. Please contact Meredith Robertson with any questions.


March 2015

? iFLEX 2015: Education, Networking, and Fun!

? View Educational Sessions from iFLEX 2015

? A Special Thanks to Dr. Scotti Lee

? 2015 AOCA Board Announced

? 2015 AOCA Bylaws Approved

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