The Automotive Service Association (ASA) and its board of directors are pleased to announce Dean Fisher of Driven Brands will serve as the Master of Ceremonies for the 2022 MSO Symposium, being held Monday, Oct. 31 at The Venetian in Las Vegas from 9:30 a.m. – 6:30 p.m.
Dean Fisher brings well-rounded insight to this year’s event with almost 50 years of experience in the automotive industry: from owning multiple automotive-related companies, to bringing his independent collision repair facility into the CARSTAR family and becoming a franchise owner, and holding varying leadership roles on the corporate team at CARSTAR, including chief operations officer and president of the CARSTAR brand. Dean now serves as president of collision companies within Driven Brands and is focused on helping ABRA, CARSTAR and Fix Auto USA to maximize its franchisees’ growth, profitability, and operational standards.
Dean has been a regular attendee of the MSO Symposium since its inception in 2011 and explains just one of many reasons for attending the event. “The panel discussions on different topical items are always my favorite. Hearing the interchange between MSO groups of varying sizes all coming together to discuss what’s working, where we have opportunities, and what we can do together to make the industry better is unmatched.”
This year’s MSO Symposium in Las Vegas encompasses networking opportunities and a dynamic and interactive agenda set to assist small to large and growing repair facilities with their business’ efficiency and productivity. “The MSO Symposium is an open forum for MSOs, from small regionals to large consolidators, to have high-level strategic discussions on these topical issues,” continued Fisher.
Sessions at the 2022 event include a deeper dive into: the electric vehicle discussion; Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) opportunities; AI; and the labor space. To join leading executives from the largest and most successful collision repair facilities in North America at this exclusive annual event, register by following this link.
“I’m humbled and honored to be moderating this year. Looking back, I remember attending the MSO Symposium championing an independent model with a franchise network of 200 locations. Now I’m moderating ahead of my retirement and at the peak of my career, supporting a network of almost 1,000 independently owned locations,” Fisher concluded.
If you would like to register for the 2022 event, please be advised that attendance is limited and you must qualify to attend. To qualify, you must be a MSO, insurer, OEM, or single location repair facility with $3 million or more in annual sales. The only exception is the limited number of sponsors that help underwrite the program.
About MSO Symposium
The MSO Symposium is an annual conference directed by many of the most experienced, high-growth executives working within the multi-shop operators, or MSOs, of the automotive collision repair industry and brought to you by ASA. This event, now in its 11th year, offers unique opportunities to learn from and network with industry peers and leaders, acquire knowledge from field experts on current topics influencing the collision repair business, and discover equipment and services made for collision repair business’ success.
About the Automotive Service Association
ASA-National founded the MSO Symposium in 2011. ASA advances professionalism and excellence in the automotive repair industry through education, representation and member services. For additional information about ASA, including past news releases, go to ASAshop.org or visit ASA’s legislative website at TakingTheHill.com.