Brent Henkle Joining the Elite Body Shop Solutions Team

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Nashville, TN, August 17, 2021 – An expert over 30 years in the making, Brent Henkle joins forces with the most prominent business in body shop leadership and management training.

“We’re proud to announce that Brent Henkle, a matchless professional in our industry, is now working together with the rest of the Elite team on crafting unique solutions for body shop owners,” said Dave Luehr, the leader behind the brand. “His vast and versatile skills will be indispensable in helping our body shop clients succeed.”

Brent obtained hands-on experience with Price’s Collision Centers, working closely with every department to optimize performance, grow the business, and elevate employee engagement. During his 34 years in automotive, he dedicated 13 years to collision centers alone, specializing in process and management optimization.

Transforming how body shops use their management systems

With Elite, Brent will focus on his role as the Training Manager. He will use the position to help body shops harness the power of their management systems, which are often the most underused, and yet the most essential tools in the business.

Working directly with body shops and all their departments, Brent helps them customize the system to reflect the shop’s unique workflow. As a result, Brent’s invaluable expertise allows shops to determine their optimal work-in-progress, improve cycle time, and above all, reduce chaos across the board. Add to that, Brent works on improving body shops’ scheduling and parts management procedures, to increase productivity across the business.

His “secret”?

What makes Brent’s approach so effective is that he doesn’t treat individual sectors – he tackles the organization as a whole to make sure every department performs properly, toward the same goals. Brent knows the technology, but even more so, he knows body shop people. He has worked with CEOs, CFOs, and with technicians alike through his training, and his Elite solutions will focus primarily on empowering people through tech and maximizing the use of tech through people.

Dave added: “Brent will be an asset in equipping our clients with the savvy they need to skyrocket their businesses. We’re so excited as a team to see him working with body shops and witness his expertise first-hand.”

Collision repairers who would like to talk to Brent about improving workflow and increasing efficiency can reach him at

About the Author:

Dave shares his experience from over 30 years as a collision repair industry leader in leadership, lean and Theory of Constraints. Once the owner of a body shop himself, Dave draws on the realities of a real world collision repair shop in his consulting, writing and keynote speeches.

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