Rochester, MI. –
ETI’s Annual ToolTech conference continues
to be the premiere industry event regardless of the recent challenges
affecting the automotive industry. This year more than 75
professionals participated in this April’s ToolTech 2009 in San
“This year’s ToolTech was
very well received by the attendees. The speakers, including
presentations from Honda and Toyota, were very informative and support
ETI’s commitment to quality programs and events for our member
companies,” said Jessie Korosec, ETI Marketing Manager. “ETI would
like to thank all of the OE’s for attending and participating in the
sought after One-on-One Meetings. We would also like to thank the
attendees for their support and we look forward to seeing everyone at
next year’s ToolTech in Napa Valley, California the week of April 19,
ToolTech is the only event
in the automotive-related tool and equipment industry that focuses
exclusively on the companies who buy and sell tools and equipment.
Participants can network with industry peers, meet potential customers,
meet potential product providers, confer with clients, meet in
one-on-one structured meetings, and gain valuable insights from
presentations by industry leaders.
“2009 Tool Tech was great. Given the difficult economic
conditions facing everyone this year, I was very impressed with the
strong attendance and the enthusiasm of the attendees as well as the
ETI staff! This clearly demonstrated the high value we place on the ETI
functions and especially this annual event. There is simply no other
cost effective opportunity available to allow OEMs and the tool and
equipment industry to come together in this type of open atmosphere
allowing us to discuss our needs and issues. Tool Tech gives everyone
the opportunity to improve what we do on a daily basis by allowing the
open sharing of ideas and information related to our real world needs.
Tool Tech helps me make those final buying decisions each year without
pressure and it helps me ensure we acquire the best possible tools and
equipment,” remarked Suzuki’s Dennis Blough, Manager, Service, Tools,
Equipment, and Information.
“I enjoyed my time at ToolTech. The One-on-One meetings went well
and I appreciated the information the speakers presented,” said Dan
Brass, VP of Sales, Bright Solutions.
Founded in 1947, the Equipment and Tool Institute is a trade
association of automotive tool and equipment manufacturers and
technical information providers. ETI’s mission is to: Advance the
vehicle service industry by providing technical data and open dialog
between the manufacturers of transportation products, government
regulators and the providers of tools, equipment and service
For more details about ETI programs and activities, contact Jessie
Korosec, Marketing Manager, Equipment and Tool Institute, 134 W.
University Drive, Suite 205, Rochester, Michigan. Phone: 248-656-5085;
Fax: 603-971-2375; e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org