ATMC 25th Anniversary Meeting Launches New Structure

Release date: 9/30/2009

Automotive Training Managers Council announces governance by board of directors.

Leesburg, VA., September 30, 2009 - The Automotive Training Managers Council (ATMC) Fall meeting in Atlanta celebrated the organization’s 25th Anniversary and marked a milestone as the leadership announced a new structure and governance for the group. ATMC membership approved a change in the bylaws to allow the shift to governance by a Board of Directors and created the new staff position of ATMC President. The Board approved the selection of David Milne to fill the president’s position. Milne will assume his ATMC responsibilities in addition to his duties with the ASE Test Development staff. ASE provides management services for ATMC.

ATMC Officers include Chairman Corey Glassman, Fluke Corporation; Vice Chairman Stefan Baier (TTi), Treasurer John Saia (Toyota), and Secretary Tim Zilke (ASE). In addition to the officers, the ATMC Board of Directors includes Bobby Bassett (Gates), Rod Boyes (Melior), Al Ebron, (NAFTC), Steve Lee (Lincoln Tech), Byron Morgan, (Hunter Engineering), Darrell Rowe (Bridgestone Retail Operations) and Paul Seidel, (Delta College).

“ATMC has updated its bylaws and governance to better serve its members,” said Milne. “This new structure will allow for more strategic direction from the Board of Directors and a more efficient management structure to better execute the ATMC mission and improve the value of ATMC to its membership.”

Members attending the September meeting in Atlanta participated in presentations detailing Adult Learning Methods and an exercise to help better define their individual management style. A panel discussion made up of training managers from the retail, fleet and manufacturer segments offered insight into the minds of ATMC customers and sparked a discussion within the group, while a popular presentation by John Saia detailed Toyota’s training philosophy and methods and provided many of what Saia called “nuggets” for members to take away. A final presentation by representatives of the Georgia Board of Education outlined the challenges and opportunities at the secondary and post-secondary educational levels. Attendees gave the meeting content high marks.

The Automotive Training Managers Council is a non-profit organization dedicated to the advancement of training and professional development within the automotive service industry. Founded in 1984 by original equipment and aftermarket automotive training professionals for the exchange of training ideas and strategies for both technical and sales/marketing training professionals, ATMC members are focused on improving the ROI, or “return on instruction” through networking and the sharing of ideas for more effective training performance. ATMC also provides a service to the industry through research and publications related to training and human performance technology issues in the automotive arena. For more information, visit the ATMC website at

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