Ryan Kooiman

Ryan originally joined Standard Motor Products as a Technician Training Developer. Prior to that he was the lead tech/drivability specialist at a 20 bay independent shop in Michigan. He was the founder of West Michigan Auto Repair Society, chairman of the MI chapter of SAE, has attended numerous ASE test-writing workshops, and presented training at numerous conferences each year. Ryan also presented many of our PTS On-Demand webinars.

Ryan is teaching:

  • Push Button Start Systems
  • Gasoline Direct Injection

John Forro

John Forro has achieved A.S.E. Master certified automobile technician with L-1 Advanced Engine Performance certification as well. John has also achieved certifications in heavy truck and body repair throughout his career.  John has authored 20 Automotive manuals to date, produced several automotive training videos appeared in many of the industry trade magazines and won the Motor Top 20 tool award for Silver Bullets.  John has been featured in several of the Automotive Video Inc. training films on such subjects as Silver Bullets, Quick Check Diagnostics and Mode $06.

John is teaching:

  • Hands on High Voltage Part 1
  • Hands on High Voltage Part 2
  • Scantool Shootout OEM vs. Aftermarket
  • Train the Trainer: Hands on Limited Hybrid at AVI Studios with John Forro - Instructors Only

Dirk Fuchs

Dirk Fuchs is the ZF Aftermarket Technical Training Manger for the United States and Canada. He has uniquely designed the training department to provide programs tailored to each audience, covering the full ZF product range of ZF transmissions, Lemförder chassis, SACHS shocks and clutches and TRW Corner Module components (friction, chassis, and suspension).Programs range from sales training to technical offerings covering diagnostics and manufacturer specific systems training.

Dirk is teaching:

  • Hands on High Voltage Part 1
  • Hands on High Voltage Part 2
Read about Bill Haas, one of AVI's Instructors.

Bill Haas

Bill Haas is the owner of Haas Performance Consulting LLC, with 40 years of experience in the automotive service and repair industry. Clients now have access to Bill’s solution based focus, expertise, unique perspectives and in-depth knowledge of the industry. Services available include business management seminar development and delivery, keynote presentations, business consulting, performance coaching, and strategic planning facilitation.

Bill is teaching:

  • Advanced Financial Strategies for Peace of Mind
  • Strategies to Harness the Power of the Phone

Sara Fraser

Sara Fraser is a millennial who has a love for life, travel, and connecting with other humans!  She has over 15 years of retail management experience, the last 6 of them as an office manager for a used car sales and service center.  To bring her customer service, marketing, and business knowledge to the automotive industry she has recently joined the team at Haas Performance Consulting.  Sara loves helping others grow and succeed and is excited to share her expertise on management and social media, her views on how and why the younger generations think and act, and how to work and manage a business within a multigenerational workforce.  When she isn’t working Sara spends her time traveling, attending theatrical productions, music festivals, concerts, advocating for human and animal rights, celebrating life in general and connecting with other people from all over the world.

Sara is teaching:

  • Social Media from Concept to Engagement
  • Strategies to Harness the Power of the Phone

Jim Wilson

James Wilson has over 40+ years of experience as an ASE Master certified technician, dealership technician, fleet technician, shop owner, and trade school instructor for automotive and diesel technology. Wilson has worked for OTC/Bosch, Allen Test Products, Bear Automotive, Target training, and Mitchell International, to name a few, and formed his own training company, Auto Dynamics Ltd.

Wilson worked in training and development for SPX/OTC, which is now Bosch Automotive Service Solutions. He also spent time training technicians and instructors in the Midwest and has trained in Columbia, South America, and attends OEM training whenever possible.

Jim was a Sr. Training Instructor at Bosch as of April 2014 to October 2018. Jim has returned as a consultant to Bosch for training and development
The Vision Trade/Training lists him as one of the best-known instructors as he has trained there since it’s beginning.

As AVI’s OTC scan tool expert, he has taught programs on Genisys, Pegisys, EVO, fuel trim, mode $06, and has been an instructor at AVI Training Conferences.

Jim has done several webinars for technicians in the last few months for  AVI.
James revived Auto Dynamics Limited to provide training support for companies and technicians.

Jim is teaching:

  • European Diagnostics

Niel Speetjens

  • Owned and operated – Speetjens Transmission Service in The Netherlands for 20 years
  • 16 years as an automatic transmission instructor
  • Worked for ATSG & ATRA as an instructor
  • Worked for Electude - Netherlands as an instructor
  • Worked in Research and Devolvement with Sonnax
  • Worked for Worldpac as a tech instructor
  • Worked with ZF Saarbrucken in R&D on mechatronic wear patterns
  • Worked for Worldpac as a tech instructor
  • ZF Factory trained on all 5, 6, 8 & 9 speed transmissions
  • Lemförder/TRW Chassis, Brake and ADAS expert
  • ZF Certified High Voltage expert

Niel is teaching:

  • The Common, But Modern, Chassis

Nelson Davis

Director of Training, Technical Instructor and Field Representative with Motorcar Parts of America

Employed by Motorcar Parts of America - April 2012

ASE Certified Master Auto Technician with L – 1 Advanced Engine Performance Certification

Member of ASE Training Managers Council

Over 40 years of experience as an Automotive Technician and Automotive Technical Trainer with several companies, written and developed numerous training programs, training manuals, training materials, and training videos

Hobbies: Fishing, Camping, Gardening, Corvette’s, Auto Racing

Home: Kernersville, NC

Nelson is teaching:

  • Toyota/Honda Charging Systems