on the road with kathleen

Bullish on AAPEX

Posted by Kathleen Schmatz on November 20, 2014
While the dust has settled on yet another AAPEX in Las Vegas (my 40th to be exact), the buzz about the show and events surrounding it has not diminished.

Reacting to Event Fatigue in Our Industry

Posted by Kathleen Schmatz on June 30, 2014
At the Auto Care Association, we are sensitive to this reality and acknowledge that many of our members and colleagues suffer from “event fatigue.”

New Vehicle Technology on Steroids

Posted by Kathleen Schmatz on January 10, 2013
I’ve been reading news reports from the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas and am just amazed at how much new technology is being unveiled for vehicles this week. 

Just Gimme the Facts

Posted by Kathleen Schmatz on November 27, 2012

Last month’s Automotive Aftermarket Industry Week (AAIW) in Las Vegas was a big success! There was a ton of buzz at AAPEX, reacting to more learning opportunities than ever before, better food on the show floor and the introduction of the fancy enhancements that are being constructed at the Sands Convention Center.

Keywords: aapex, technology, events

Buzzin’ With the Catalog Crowd

Posted by Kathleen Schmatz on April 15, 2011

The sky was a perfect blue. There was a warm and welcome breeze. The few clouds above were the perfect fluffy kind that are on the opening of The Simpsons. Tampa Bay never looked better.