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Kayla Maksen

About Kayla Maksen

Kayla Maksen is a Marketing Specialist at WrenchWay. Kayla graduated from the University of Wisconsin- Whitewater in 2019 with a major in marketing and a minor in experiential and sport marketing. Kayla began her career in Event Coordinating and Client Relations. That experience set off her desire to explore the creative, innovative, and exciting career that is marketing for the automotive, collision, and diesel industry at WrenchWay. In her free time, Kayla enjoys playing volleyball, catching up on the latest movies/TV shows, baking, and getting together with family and friends.

The Future of Analytics & Service ft. Marcus Aman, Bayley

Episode Description In this week’s episode of Beyond the Wrench, Marcus Aman, CEO and Co-Founder of Bayley Service Intelligence joins us to talk about the tool he created to help shops measure data and increase profit, the importance of analytics, and the future of service work. Watch the Full Episode The Importance of Analytics &

2022-11-22T13:00:12-05:00By |Beyond the Wrench|

Instructor Spotlight Series: Jack Stow

This article is part of an ongoing series to highlight fun/unique things different schools across the country are doing to attract students to their technician program, keep them engaged in the program, and set them up for a successful career as a technician. Instructor Spotlight: Jack Stow School: North Kansas City Schools Automotive Technology #

2022-11-15T09:15:27-05:00By |Industry Spotlights|

Growing High School Automotive Programs ft. Ben Zimmerman, Verona High School

Episode Description In this week's episode of Beyond the Wrench, Ben Zimmerman, Automotive Teacher, Verona High School joins us to talk about the increase in enrollment in his program, the support he receives from the industry, and how he teams up with local schools to run his advisory board meetings. Watch the Full Episode Increasing

2022-11-22T13:01:59-05:00By |Beyond the Wrench|

Bettering Your Business ft. Craig Zale, Craig’s Car Care

Episode Description In this week’s episode of Beyond the Wrench, Craig Zale, CEO, Craig’s Car Care joins us. Craig shares his perspective on investing in training, the importance of culture, and how to be profitable. Watch the Full Episode Investing in Training For most people in this industry, if we're not trying and learning new

2022-11-22T13:02:41-05:00By |Beyond the Wrench|

Roundtable Recap: How to Get the Most Value From Your Advisory Committee

Recently, three amazing automotive educators joined us to discuss how to drive engagement at advisory committee meetings. Check out the full recording and event highlights below. Watch the Recording Importance of a Strong Advisory Committee Advisory committees allow instructors to develop industry partnerships. Those partnerships can act as advocates for you and your program. Not

2022-10-31T15:46:40-05:00By |For Schools|

TechMission 2022 Recap: Promote and Improve Technician Careers

Last week, we hosted our third annual TechMission event. We want to give a HUGE shout-out to all our panelists, moderators, sponsors, and attendees. Without your support, we wouldn't be able to host an event like this. This year, our theme was “Promote and Improve Technician Careers.” We know how amazing this industry is and

2022-10-27T08:31:56-05:00By |News|

Breaking Down Diagnostics ft. Matt Fanslow, Riverside Automotive & Pedro De La Torre, Logic Auto

Episode Description In this week’s episode of Beyond the Wrench, we are joined by Matt Fanslow, Diagnostic Technician/Shop Manager, Riverside Automotive, and Pedro De La Torre, Technician, Logic Auto. Matt and Pedro discuss what motivates them in the automotive industry, changes in the industry, and a class Pedro is teaching about his discovery with Subaru.

2022-11-22T13:03:26-05:00By |Beyond the Wrench|

The Value of a Technician ft. Josh Arnold, Toyota of Corvallis

Episode Description In this week’s episode of Beyond the Wrench, we are joined by Josh Arnold, Master Technician, Toyota of Corvallis. Josh walks us through a tool he created to track his hours, the importance of paving a career path, and advice for young technicians. Watch the Full Episode Paving a Career Path There is

2022-11-22T13:04:09-05:00By |Beyond the Wrench|

Instructor Spotlight Series: Curt Ward

This article is part of an ongoing series to highlight fun/unique things different schools across the country are doing to attract students to their technician program, keep them engaged in the program, and set them up for a successful career as a technician. Instructor Spotlight: Curt Ward School: Joliet Junior College # of years teaching:

2022-10-18T09:03:56-05:00By |Industry Spotlights|

Profitability and Productivity ft. Arun Coumar, Driven Capital Partners

Episode Description In this week’s episode of Beyond the Wrench, Arun Coumar, Founder and CEO, Driven Capital Partners joins us. Arun shares his expertise on pain points in running a business, the importance of having processes and procedures in place, and advice on managing your finances. Watch the Full Episode Pain Points in Running a

2022-11-22T13:04:41-05:00By |Beyond the Wrench|
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