The speaker schedule for ABPA Atlanta is shaping up and it is looking to be our best lineup yet. More announcements will be forthcoming over the next few weeks, but here is a sneak peek!
Brad Mewes, Supplement
Brad will be speaking about consolidation within the collision repair industry, and how it affects aftermarket parts segment.
Brad provides strategic and financial advisory services to the automotive aftermarket industry world wide, specializing in M&A (Mergers and Acquisitions) and outsourced corporate finance and CFO functions. He has been featured in publications globally including ABRN, Driving Sales News, Aftermarket Business World, Repairer Driven News, Ratchet + Wrench, ABPA Body Language, Australasian Paint and Panel and Motor China Magazine. Prior to founding Supplement Brad spent nearly two decades in collision repair. He also held roles as an equity analyst as well as a management consultant. He received an MBA from UC Irvine (where he graduated top 10% of his class) and an undergraduate degree in Economics from The George Washington University in Washington DC.
Dave Smith, Caliber Collision
Dave is Vice President of Supply Chain Management at Caliber. Dave is a graduate of California State University-Long Beach, where he earned a degree in Business Management with a concentration in Finance. He will be speaking on the growth of Caliber, the company’s plans for the future, and the importance of distributors working with MSO operations.