Larry Edwards CMC, CSP – Founder & President of Edwards & Associates Consulting, Inc.
Larry is certified by the Institute of Management Consulting as a Certified Management Consultant (CMC) the only accredited body requiring client references, evidence of successful engagements, and completion of sitting examination on ethical practices; He is also certified by the National Speakers Association as a Certified Speaking Professional (CSP). In addition to his top selling book “American Automobile Industry – 100 Years of Doing it the Same Way” he has written over 50 Fixed Operations Management Training Manuals for manufacturers and industry associations, he has also published over 200 articles on strategy, innovation, team building, leadership, diversity, managing dealership service, parts, collisions shops and independent repair facilities.
Larry has done keynote speeches for; Fixed Operations Magazine National Conference, General Motors, Ford, Honda, Nissan, Chrysler and Infiniti national sales meetings as well as dealer State Association Conventions. Additionally, he has conducted numerous workshops at the National Automobile Dealers Convention (NADA) and National Auto Body Conventions (NACE) Automotive Service Association Congress of Automotive Repair Shops Conventions (CARS). Dealership training courses developed by Larry have been translated into 35 different languages and are currently being utilized in 160 countries around the globe.
Larry is a Vietnam War Veteran. He served four years in the U.S. Navy and studied Supervisory Management at Georgia State University. In 2001 He was recognized by “Who’s Who” for his contributions to the art of management.