Mitch Schneider is a fourth generation "mechanic/technician" and is a frequent speaker at major conventions and meetings of automotive industry trade organizations. Schneider is also an award-winning journalist and is a regular contributor and senior contributing editor for Motor Age magazine. He provides commentary on the evolving relationship between service dealers, jobbers, warehouse directors and manufacturers. Schneider has also appeared on the TNN cable show "Truckin USA" where he hosted the "Tech Tips" segment. In addition to operating the award-winning Schneider's Automotive for 22 years in Simi Valley,CA, he is also the president and founder of Schneider's Future-Tech, a service company specializing in conducting management seminars for automotive service dealers, jobbers, and warehouse distribution companies, and manufacturers. Finally, Schneider has also served as automotive service dealer spokesperson for the AFTER MARKET AUTOMOTIVE PARTS ALLIANCE, headquarters for AUTO VALUE, ALL PRO & BUMPER to BUMPER and is still seated on their National Automotive Service Advisory Panel.