Panel Discussion: Innovation & the Idea Factory

August 31
10:15 AM - 11:00 AM

As F&I Agents we live in a resilient industry. As products and profit segments fade, they are quickly replaced by new and innovative products that have been multiplying for years. Credit Insurance is all but gone as GAP and yes GAP Plus emerged as an F&I staple. Think Tire & Wheel or Tire Alone or Just Wheel. Cosmetic Repair anyone? This session brings us a panel of four forward thinking experts on this subject to address some historical product innovations and a look ahead to what our future might have waiting.


  • John Barbero, Metro Tech Automotive


  • Matt Croak, Wise F&I
  • Mackie Hughes, MagniShield
  • Mike Reth, Axiom 
  • Tony Wanderon, National Auto Care