2019 GPADA Automotive Technician Careers Conference Agenda

/2019 GPADA Automotive Technician Careers Conference Agenda

8:30am – 9:00am

Registration – Pre-paid $99 / Light Breakfast – LaBella Bean Continental Breakfast

9:00am – 9:05am

Welcome GPADA (John Putzier)

9:05am – 9:30am

Keynote #1 – Dennis Gilfoyle, President & CEO, Junior Achievement / Biz Town, “Skilled Trades Interest Development”.

9:30am – 10:15am

OEM Panel – Introduction (Dave Amati – Moderator)

  • Paul Bucek / John Goncalves – OEM Panel Participants, Ford Motor Company
  • Winston Morgan – OEM Panel Participant, Toyota
  • 10 Minute Comments, Q&A

10:15am – 10:45am

Women in the Automotive Industry, Panel of 4 – Introduction (Lisa McIntyre – Moderator)

  • Cathy Glasgow – Dealer Owner, Butler County Ford
  • Corina Diehl – Dealer Owner, Diehl Automotive Group
  • Kristen Beswick – Service Manager, North Hills Cochran Infiniti
  • Jenny Miller Kovacs- Davies Ford Technician, Ford ASSET Graduate
  • 10 Minute Comments, Q&A

10:45am – 11:00am

Break

11:00am – 11:45am

Keynote #2 – Introduction (Dave Amati)

  • Steve Hamre – Lithia National Automotive Technician Recruiter
  • Lauren Mancuso – Baierl Automotive

11:45am – 12:15pm

Business & Education Collaboration, Panel of 4 – Introduction (Tom Yoder – Moderator)

  • CTC Director Eric Heasley
  • Kara Chan – Rosedale / Mazda
  • Dave Winzek – Smail GMC Service Manager
  • Mark Gizler – Lenape CTE Instructor
  • 10 Minute Comments, Q&A

12:15pm – 12:30pm

Closing: John Putzier

Date

Tuesday, October 15, 2019

Location

Junior Achievement Biz Town
90 Emerson Lane
Bridgeville, PA 15017

Time

8:30am – 12:30pm