My Door Is Always Open

by Shannon Christian, AASP-MN Collision Division Director

I am thrilled to introduce myself as the new Collision Division Director for the Alliance of Automotive Service Providers of Minnesota. My name is Shannon Christian, and I bring with me a wealth of experience and a deep passion for the automotive service industry.

With over 30 years in the field, I have honed my skills in various aspects of collision repair, from hands-on technical expertise to managing state-of-the-art repair facilities. My journey has been driven by a commitment to excellence, a dedication to lifelong learning and an unwavering focus on safety and customer satisfaction.

As we navigate the ever-evolving landscape of automotive technology, I am excited to lead AASP Minnesota’s collision division towards new horizons. My vision is to foster a collaborative environment where our members can thrive, share knowledge and drive innovation. Together, we will tackle the challenges of modern collision repair, ensuring that we not only meet, but exceed, customer expectations.

In the coming weeks, I look forward to meeting many of you in person, visiting your facilities and learning about the unique contributions each of you brings to our association. Your insights and experiences are invaluable, and I am eager to listen, learn and collaborate with you all.

I am also committed to advocating for our industry’s interests at both the state and national levels. It is essential that we have a strong voice in legislative matters that affect our work, and I promise to represent our collective concerns with vigor and integrity.

Education and training are pillars of our success, and as your Collision Director, I will prioritize the continuous professional development of our members. We will work together to ensure access to cutting-edge training resources that empower us to stay ahead of the changing technology, OEM requirements and customer service.

I believe that our strength lies in our unity. As a team, we can elevate the standards of collision repair in Minnesota and set an example for others to follow. I am honored to be a part of this journey with you and am confident that, with your support, we will achieve great things.

Please feel free to reach out to me at any time. Whether it’s to discuss ideas, address concerns or simply to say hello, my door is always open. I am here to serve you and to work towards a brighter future for AASP Minnesota.

Want more? Check out the May 2024 issue of AASP-MN News!