CARS to Feature Session with Mitchell 1 National Training Manager 

North Richland Hills, Texas, June 2, 2015 – CARS, the premier event for automotive service professionals, is excited to announce the involvement of Tim McDonnell, Mitchell 1 National Training Manager, in a “Shop Management Unleashed” session brought to you by Mitchell 1. This session will take place Wednesday, July 22 from 1pm – 2:30pm at the COBO Center in Detroit, Michigan during NACE | CARS 2015.

This session, targeting those involved with leadership management and mechanical technical tracks, will address the optimization of repair shop efficiency. McDonnell will help attendees discover whether they are reaching their profit-generating potential and provide solutions to maximize results for their business and customers through Mitchell 1’s Manager SE shop management system.

This 90-minute session is based on content from Mitchell 1’s popular two-day shop management workshop and will help you unleash the time-saving power of Mitchell 1 or ShopKey shop management software.

Topics Include:

  • Configuring Work-in-Progress Screen, Shortcuts, User Preferences
  • Automating HazMat, Shop Supplies, Labor Rates, Tax Settings, Customer Types, Late Fees
  • Setup for the way you work: Reports/Printers, Security, Vehicle Recommendations
  • Repair Order Tips: Options, Parts, Labor, Sublet, Notes, Symptoms, Revisions, History
  • Simplify Repeated Tasks: Part Kits, Canned Jobs
  • Manager SE Overdrive: connecting to industry’s widest selection of parts catalogs
  • How inventory and purchase orders work with electronic parts ordering
  • Follow-up tools generate additional business and customer loyalty
  • Extending your shop management system into your driveway and your bays with Mobile ManagerPro

Current users of the Mitchell 1 Shop Management System will find this session valuable, as well as anyone interested in learning about the features and benefits the software offers to increase efficiency in all aspects of an auto repair business. CARS is excited to have Mitchell 1 on board for the expanded 2015 event, featuring more mechanical specialty and technical training than ever before, with sessions, such as Mitchell 1’s, focused on leadership from all segments of the automotive service repair industry.

Visit the full program to view all available sessions and learn more about the opportunity above. More information about NACE | CARS 2015 can be found at

Read the PRESS RELEASE on the NACE|CARS website

About the Speaker:

Tim McDonnell

Tim McDonnell is National Training Manager for Mitchell 1, creating multimedia materials and providing training for Mitchell 1 customers and sales team. You may have seen Tim online, where he moderates and actively contributes to Mitchell 1’s Shop Management user forum at  He lends his voice and audio engineering expertise to the training videos included with all Mitchell 1 products, as well as the phone system you experience when you call Mitchell 1.

Tim began his Mitchell 1 career in 1985 as a technical editor, researching and creating parts interchange for the auto recycling industry. In 1989, he became the first representative for the newly created On-Demand electronic repair information product. In 1996, Tim began supporting the newly created Series I/II shop management software, which we know today as Manager SE.

International Autobody Congress and Exposition (NACE) – the world’s collision repair event – represents the only B2B event of its kind specifically designed for collision repair industry professionals from around the globe. NACE features a comprehensive educational Conference and Expo with hundreds of diverse exhibiting companies displaying the latest equipment, products, services and technology available to today’s collision repair industry.

Congress of Automotive Repair and Service (CARS) – the premier event for automotive service professionals – features a high-quality education lineup led by industry leaders, along with an exhibitor showcase of automotive service and repair related equipment, products and services.

About the Sponsor:

The Automotive Service Association (ASA) is the sponsor of NACE and CARS. ASA is the largest international not-for-profit trade association of its kind dedicated to and governed by independent automotive service and repair professionals. ASA advances professionalism and excellence in the automotive industry through education, legislative representation and member services. For additional information about ASA or to join, go to


About the Author

Jill Schafer

Jill Schafer is the Marketing Communication Manager at Mitchell 1 and has over 20 years of marketing experience with high-technology organizations, including over 10 years in the automotive information industry.