Association of Diesel Specialists announcing speakers for 2024 Convention

Association of Diesel Specialists logoThe Association of Diesel Specialists (ADS) this week announced two speakers for its 2024 International Convention, set for Jan. 21-22, 2024, at the Gaylord Texan in Gaylord, Texas.

One speaker will be ASE's George Arrants, who will present "What Makes Technicians Leave? And How to Stop Them." Another presenter will be Kevin Looney, who will present "Secnd generation HEUI for International and Ford 6.7 troubleshooting and repair."

When an ADS service member has a quality technician leave, it creates a major void that is difficult to fill. ADS says Arrants' session will address the challenges of retention and recruitment of technicians. He will share his insights into what really motivates technicians to leave employers. It’s more than just pay. He will also offer practical and actionable tips on how ADS members can strengthen relationships with existing technicians and create relationships with technical schools to supplement their workforce effectively.

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“We look forward to having George present at the 2024 ADS International Convention,” says ADS CEO Scott D. Parker. “Losing talent is difficult, particularly in today’s employment environment. Every ADS member will benefit from this session with real takeaway retention ideas."            

Looney's presentation will include a discussion of the unique fuel delivery system found on these engines and some tips for diagnosing them. This will cover EPA 2004, 2007 and 2010. Variable geometry turbocharging (VGT) and general aftertreatment principals also will be included. Engine performance issues that commonly lead to aftertreatment concerns will be discussed as well.

“We look forward to having Kevin Looney as the ADS Technical Training presenter,” adds Parker. “Kevin has been maintaining and repairing equipment and vehicles for nearly 40 years, with a primary focus on domestic light, medium, and heavy duty diesel vehicle diagnosis and repair. ADS is committed to providing quality technical training for its members and this session is another example of that commitment."            

Immediately following the ADS International Convention, HDAW 2024 will kick off. ADS members will interact with more than 2,500 executives and managers at the largest North American gathering of light, medium and heavy duty aftermarket professionals in the industry. HDAW also features a trade show with over 300 exhibitors.        

Interested parties can register for the ADS Convention and HDAW today to take advantage of lower pricing. Registration can be found here.

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