GAAS 2014 will include many outstanding speakers with a unique background pertinent to the subject being discussed.
To find out more about any of our presenters, just click on their name below.

John Blodgett
Vice President, Sales and Marketing, MacKay & Company

Fred Blumer
CEO, Vehcon, Inc.

Michael C. Buzzard
Vice President, Marketing & Sales Strategies, Uni-Select USA, Inc.

Todd Campau 
Manager, Aftermarket Products, IHS Automotive

James W. Carter
President & CEO, Ernst & Young Capital Advisors, LLC

Charles Dayton
President, ActionStrategy

Brian DeRe
Co-Owner, DeRe Tire and Auto

Jim Dykstra
Founder and President, Aftermarket Telematics Technologies

Brian Evanoka
Director of U.S. Business Development, UNI-Select USA

Steve Ganster
Managing Director, Technomic Asia

Charlie Gorman
Executive Manager and COO, Equipment and Tool Institute

Adam Gottlieb
Senior Managing Director, Industrial Opportunity Partners

John Hatherly
Managing Partner, Wynnchurch Capital

Bret Jordan, CFA
Managing Director, Automotive Aftermarket Equity Research, BB&T Capital Markets

Derek Kaufman
CEO, Mission Motors

Pete Kornafel
Chairman, Global Automotive Aftermarket Symposium Scholarship Committee

Tim Lee
Treasurer, University of the Aftermarket Foundation


Bill Long
President and COO, AASA

William D. "Bill" Maggs
President and CEO, National Pronto Association

Robert E. "Bob" McKenna
Retired President and CEO, MEMA

Bailey Overman
Senior Analyst of Industry Analysis, AASA

John Passante
President and CEO, The Organizational Development Group

Trevor Rezner
General Manager, Matthews Tire

Darrell Rowe
Chairman, Automotive Tranining Managers Council

Kathleen Schmatz
President and CEO, Auto Care Association

Mark Seng
Global Aftermarket Practice Leader, IHS Automotive

Malcolm Sissmore
North America Sales Director for Telematcis, Diagnotic Tools, Service Data and Training and Country Director for Canada, Delphi Products & Service Solutions

Jim Snipes
Manager of Manufacturing, Standard Motor Products

Tom Stockham
CEO, eXperticity

William A. Strauss
Senior Economist and Economic Advisor, Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago

Dennis Welvaert
Chairman, Global Automotive Aftermarket Symposium

Molly MacKay Zacker 
Vice President of Operations, MacKay & Company

Stu Zurcher 
President, Strategic Alliance Group


Roster of Past Presenters

View a list of the presenters that have appeared at GAAS over the years.