In announcing these appointments, Allen Pennebaker, 2015 Chair of the NASTF
Board of Directors, said "The various NASTF
committees are where the work gets done and we are fortunate to have such a high quality of leadership again in 2015.
In addition to the ethanol presentation, the NASTF
General Meeting will include other revealing sessions, including "Aftermarket Outlook - Headwinds, Tailwinds & Strategic Shifts" presented by Steve Handschuh, President of the Automotive Aftermarket Supplier's Association; "Why You Need an LSID" by David Lowell, Director of the NASTF
Security Data Release Model project; and NASTF
Committee news about service information, tools, training, security, collision and NASTF
In an interview for NASTF
by Bob Chabot, President of ManicMedia and Independent Co-chair with Cabaniss on the Communications Committee, Cabaniss described the founding vision of NASTF
, saying,"That Arizona effort[involving discussions between OEM representatives and local Arizona shop owners] ended in the spring of 2000.
Section (6)(b) of the Massachusetts law expressly recognizes the NASTF
Service Information Request (SIR) Internet-based problem resolution service as a mechanism for addressing information access and tool availability questions prior to enforcement actions being pursued.
The next NASTF
General meeting will be held on May 3, 2011 from 1 pm until 5 pm at the Gansevoort Miami Beach in Miami Beach, Florida.
Bartanen noted that the I-CAR Repairability Technical Support initiative has set out to establish direct links to OEM collision repair procedures on the OEM websites and that they intend to work with NASTF
to avoid duplication of effort.
Since December 2004, in the entire United States there have been a total of 291 information requests filed on the NASTF
Fall General Meeting will be held from 1-4:30 pm (Pacific) in Casanova Room 605 at the Sands Expo/Venetian Hotel in Las Vegas, NV during the AAPEX/SEMA trade shows.
Topics already scheduled for the NASTF
Fall 2013 General Meeting include counterfeit tools, collision tech info needs, OEM tools, vehicle security and education.
We suspect," Potter continued, "that the problem of counterfeit tools is a greater threat in independent shops than it is in franchise dealerships so NASTF
hopes to use this presentation to close that gap.
Moss was nominated by the Board of the Automotive Service Association (ASA) to represent ASA on the NASTF
Board of Directors following the departure of Ron Pyle.
Schmatz was welcomed to the Board by Skip Potter, Executive Director of NASTF
who noted "The addition of AAIA to NASTF
's base of committed supporters is an exciting opportunity for our entire industry.