ST. PAUL, MN, November 16, 2022 – NOVUS Glass and ProColor Collision successfully concluded its three-day national conference, titled ’Full Speed Ahead’, to put the spotlight on the critical issues currently facing the aftermarket industry.
Held in Dallas, TX, from October 19-21, the second annual conference brought together more than 200 participants, including high-powered speakers, technology experts, bestselling authors and top authorities from the industry, who explored the collaborative opportunities and relevant challenges impacting the automotive aftermarket industry.
Current industry issues such as evolving automotive technologies, scanning and calibration trends, achieving operational excellence, the reality of artificial intelligence (AI) and its future impact on the automotive industry were discussed. Olympic speed racer, New York Times bestselling author and Hall of Fame speaker, Vince Poscente, used his personal experiences to deliver a wildly entertaining, thought-provoking and substantive insight on how individuals can thrive in a high-performing, competitive landscape.
Featured keynote speeches included leading artificial intelligence expert Hod Lipson; OE certification authority Tanya Sweetland; Vice President of Quality Repair and Market Development for CCC Intelligent Solutions Dan Risley; Director of Strategy & Collision Business for Ford Motor Company Jennifer Boyer; CEO & Co-Founder of HealthEE by HBG Christian Stearns, and Vice President of Sales for NOVUS Glass & ProColor Collision, Scott Bridges, among others. Another interesting highlight was a panel discussion between experts examining the consequences of COVID-19 within the automotive aftermarket world.
“The 2022 USA Conference – Full Speed Ahead, was a powerful opportunity for all our franchisees to take a deep dive into the issues that affect our industry with the objective of identifying actionable solutions to achieve full-speed performance, succeed in a competitive market while growing stronger together as a unified network,” Steve Leal, president & CEO of Fix Network World, said. “Full Speed Ahead is about more than just moving forward quickly; it is about doing so together. A unified network is a powerful tool for cultivating a culture of high performance within your own business.”
The power of meeting in person was plain to see as franchisees were visibly delighted to be able to reconnect, after a long period apart, and network, learn and exchange ideas. Full Speed Ahead provided an opportunity for attendees to come together and learn from one another, while also celebrating their successes.
2022 NOVUS Glass & ProColor Collision Award Winners
USA Network Community Service Award
Cesar Dominguez – ProColor Collision South San Francisco
ProColor USA Flagship Location
Leo & Robert Vartanian – ProColor Collision Northridge
NOVUS Glass Top Franchise Sales Growth
Craig Gostnell – NOVUS Glass Grants Pass & Coos Bay
NOVUS Glass Top Franchise Sales Location
Gary Neves – NOVUS Glass Concord & Davis
Franchisee of the Year
Eddie Unruh – NOVUS Glass Wrens
Tony Buryakov – ProColor Collision Sacramento
NOVUS Glass Hall of Fame Inductee
Troy Eberhardt – NOVUS Glass Cheyenne
President Circle Awards
The NOVUS President’s Circle Members are the top franchise growth performers throughout the franchise network.
Members are highly regarded for their outstanding entrepreneurship, their dedication to providing the highest quality of customer service, and their consistent loyalty to promoting our brand.
President Circle Award Winners
- Craig Gostnell – NOVUS Glass Grants Pass & Coos Bay
- Eddie Unruh – NOVUS Glass Wrens
- Wesley Wenger and Cam Boeckner – NOVUS Glass Atmore & Baldwin
- Jake Zamansky – NOVUS Glass Carbondale
- Lynn Washington – NOVUS Glass Denver & Colorado Springs
- Alan Paull – NOVUS Glass Wilmington
- Cye Kashani – NOVUS Glass Redmond
- Chuck Payne – NOVUS Glass St. George
- Leo and Robert Vartanian – ProColor Collision Northridge
- Tony Buryakov – ProColor Collision Sacramento
A silent auction was also held on the sidelines of the 2022 USA Conference, with attendees raising $14,081 to benefit Ronald McDonald House Charities of Fort Worth (RMHCFW) for families with sick children. In addition, there was a team building activity where conference attendees worked together to combat hunger by packing up 1,200 pounds of food to support Tarrant Area Food Bank, a local pantry serving one million meals each week.
“Full Speed Ahead signifies our commitment to moving forward together as a franchise network, despite the challenges posed these past few years. We are proud to have an engaged and supportive network of franchisees who are dedicated to building profitable businesses,” Leal concludes.
ABOUT FIX NETWORK WORLD
Fix Network World is a global leader in the automotive aftermarket services sector, consisting of Fix Auto, NOVUS Glass, ProColor Collision, Speedy Auto Service and SRP brands. Each of our locally owned and operated collision, glass and mechanical repair facilities offer hassle-free vehicle care and services. Our company and our network continue to grow nationally and globally, thanks to a solid foundation based on entrepreneurship and innovation. With over 2,000 points of service around the world, Fix Network is the premier global automotive aftermarket services solution.
In the United States, the Fix Auto brand is owned by Fix Network and licensed to Driven Brands.
ABOUT PROCOLOR COLLISION
ProColor Collision’s mission is to be a collision repair leader in the United States by offering an outstanding customer experience in state-of-the-art facilities. ProColor was launched in 2001 in Quebec, Canada, and has a reputation for quality and consistency in collision repair. It offers independent body shops in the US an opportunity to join one of the largest automotive aftermarket services networks globally. ProColor Collision franchises are not currently being offered for locations in Hawaii, Indiana, Kentucky, Maryland, Minnesota, Nebraska, New York, North Dakota, Rhode Island, South Dakota, Texas, Utah, Washington, or Wisconsin, or to residents of these states. For more information, visit: www.procolor.com.
ABOUT NOVUS GLASS
NOVUS Glass is part Fix Network, the global leader in the automotive aftermarket services sector. As a longstanding trusted brand, NOVUS customers have come to rely on the experts for their windshield repair and replacement needs. With their Repair First, Replace When Necessary® commitment, NOVUS Glass can repair more windshields with greater optical clarity and structural integrity than any other system in the industry and guarantees repairs for the life of the windshield. With more than 1,000 points of service worldwide NOVUS continues to lead the industry in glass repair and replacement. For more information, visit www.novusglass.com.
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