GM's Bob Stewart To Address Counterfeit Tools Nov. 6
ST. JOHNS, Fla., Aug. 23, 2013
ST. JOHNS, Fla., Aug. 23, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Fall 2013
General Meeting of the National Automotive Service Task Force (NASTF) is
Wednesday, November 6, 2013 and one of the important topics on the afternoon
agenda is counterfeit tools. Bob Stewart, Manager of Aftermarket Service
Support for General Motors was recently charged with coordinating the GM
response to this threat and has agreed to share his knowledge with the
independent aftermarket in a session titled "Who's Cheating Whom."
"It's an issue that was raised with NASTF by a technician earlier this year,"
explained Skip Potter, Executive Director of NASTF. "Since NASTF is the
primary connection in the industry between independent technicians and the
OEMs, our General Meeting in Las Vegas is a great opportunity for us to bring
them the OEM perspective on this topic."
"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."
"There are significant risks in the use of counterfeit tools," notes Stewart.
"I have interesting findings to share with those attending this NASTF
Additionally, Stewart expects to share some identifying characteristics of
counterfeit tools that will help technicians avoid costly mistakes.
The NASTF Fall General Meeting will be held from 1-4:30 p.m. (Pacific) in
Casanova Room 605 at the Sands Expo/Venetian Hotel in Las Vegas, NV during the
AAPEX/SEMA trade shows.
NASTF General Meetings are free to attend and no pre-registration with NASTF
is necessary. However, registration for the AAPEX/SEMA trade shows is highly
recommended. AAPEX/SEMA registration opens online in May with a discounted
rate as low as $25 effective through October 14. To register for a show badge,
NASTF was established in 2000 to identify, communicate and resolve gaps in the
availability and accessibility of automotive service information, service
training, diagnostic tools, and equipment for the benefit of automotive
service professionals and their customers. NASTF was incorporated in 2006 as
a 501(c)(6) not-for-profit organization. Additional details can be found at
NOTE TO PRESS: NASTF logos are located at www.nastf.org/media.
Contact: Skip Potter
SOURCE National Automotive Service Task Force
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