The Automotive Management Institute (AMI), in conjunction with Babcox Publications, recently announced Chris Pfefferle, manager, Pfefferle Tire and Auto Service, Fairfield, OH, as the recipient of the “Tom B. Babcox Memorial Scholarship.” The scholarship recognizes a management-oriented member of the Automotive Service Association (ASA) Mechanical Division. The recipient receives $1,000 to be applied toward expenses to attend AMI seminars offered during the Congress of Automotive Repair and Service (CARS) in Las Vegas, Nov. 4-7.
Pfefferle has worked in the automotive service industry for 13 years and is currently working on completing the necessary requirements to earn the Institute’s Accredited Automotive Manager (AAM) designation. He holds multiple certifications through Valvoline, Goodyear, Michelin and AC Delco. Pfefferle is a member of ASA, Better Business Bureau (BBB), Rotary Club and the Chamber of Commerce. When not working in the shop, he contributes his time to various community and industry organizations.
“I am honored to receive the Tom B. Babcox Memorial Scholarship and will use this opportunity to strengthen my knowledge of the industry. I firmly believe continuing education is paramount to success in our changing industry,” said Pfefferle.
AMI was established to answer the demand for continuing education tailored specifically for the business needs of the automotive service industry. The Institute offers the Accredited Automotive Manager (AAM) designation, the first business management accreditation exclusively for the automotive service professional. To date, AMI programs have attracted more than 184,000 enrollments throughout North America. AMI is a not-for-profit educational foundation to which tax-deductible contributions can be made.
For more information about the Institute, its curriculum or EXCEL, contact AMI at (800) 272-7467, ext. 241, or visit the AMI web site at www.amionline.org.