Chris Yato

Editor in chief of Dealerscope

In this day and age of challenges to the traditional mobile electronics business model, running a tighter, more efficient back office is no longer a wish; it’s imperative to survival. Small- to medium-sized M.E. establishment owners need to focus on keeping costs in check by maximizing the way they re-invest capital into their businesses, all while ensuring that their installers stay on top of industry trends and developments. That was the impetus behind the formation of Automotive Technology Group, a Tempe, Ariz.-based joint venture between Mobile Solutions (mobilesolutions-usa.com), brainchild of expert trainer Bryan Schmitt, and Todd Ramsey’s Ramsey Consulting Group. With the creation

The World's Most Famous Sound-Off By Brett Solomon DAYTONA BEACH, FLA.—It is hard to believe that sound-off stalwarts, manufacturers and a plethora of alcohol-enhanced teenagers descended upon Daytona Beach for the fifteenth year in a row. However, this year's Spring Break Nationals was arguably the best ever. First of all, according to the Daytona News Journal, this was the biggest student attendance of spring break in Daytona since 1989. That helped to set the atmosphere for strong attendance and enthusiasm for the Car Audio Expo in Daytona Beach's Ocean Center. Paul Papadeas, president of Spring Break Nationals ("The World's Most Famous Sound-Off and

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