Automotive Industry Veteran Greg Buckley to Serve as Keynote Speaker for Think Kukui Trade Show

- Event will also feature industry awards in more than a dozen categories -

San Jose, CA – Greg Buckley, a more than 40-year veteran of the automotive repair industry, will keynote the 2015 Think Kukui Trade Show, presented by Kukui Corp. Buckley is owner of Buckley’s Auto Care in Wilmington, Delaware and also helped develop the Virtual Service Advisor program, which helps automate the service writing process. An advocate of using technology to grow business, Buckley will discuss technology trends that will impact repair shops in the future.

“Greg is a pioneer who is always on the hunt for new tools to improve operations and increase sales. He has tremendous foresight and is well acquainted with the challenges shop owners face daily,” said Todd Westerlund, President and CEO of Kukui Corp.

The Think Kukui Trade Show will be held January 16-17, 2015 at the San Jose Airport Doubletree by Hilton Hotel San Jose and will feature a wide spectrum of exhibitors as well as educational seminars presented by the leading management coaches. The event also offers the opportunity to network with fellow shop owners and learn more about new services and products from a range of exhibitors.

Kukui, a developer of marketing software solutions for the automotive repair industry, will also showcase its revolutionary Success Platform and give its clients the chance to connect one-on-one with their individual marketing directors to discuss marketing challenges.

Buckley, who will share his insight with attendees at 3 p.m. on Saturday, January 17th, grew up in the automotive repair business and remembers waiting on his first customer at the age of eight and mastering an oil change by 10. He serves on the NAPA AutoCare National Advisory Council and is also a trainer for the Automotive Training Institute.

In addition to Buckley, this year’s speakers also include: Cecil Bullard, owner of the Institute for Automotive Business Excellence; Matt Winslow, Director of Speakers and Content for the Automotive Training Institute; Maylan Newton, CEO of Educational Seminars Institute and Bill Haas, an automotive coach with the Institute; and Dave Schedin, founder of CompuTrek Automotive Consulting and Jude Larson, a partner and trainer with the company.

The trade show will also include the annual Kukui Industry Awards, which recognize repair shops in 13 categories. Awards include: Superior Customer Service, Hybrid Shop of the Year, Female Shop Owner of the Year, Coach of the Year, Humanitarian of the Year and Shop of the Year.

To RSVP for this unique event, contact Christina Solorzano, Kukui’s Director of Marketing and Communications, 877-912-7448 or [email protected]
The deadline for registrations is January 5, 2015.

More information about the trade show an also be found at: www.kukuitradeshow.com

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