"This Candid Conversation is with Alex Schuessler the principal founder of SmartEquip. We discuss Alex's background in the equipment Industry. This conversation covers the gross profit changes in equipment, the changed world for OEM dealers relative to the Rental Business and Contractors. The foundational data in Industry from Alex's days with Harvard and MIT and to become a Junior Professor at NYU. His involvement with CAT Rental Services in South America. The use of Statisticians in this Industry and much more. This Version #1 is a Podcast that should not be missed. There will be a continuation of the conversation in October."

About Learning Without Scars Podcast
As a third-generation educator, it is easy to say that teaching and training are in the blood for Ron Slee. From his beginnings as a coach, through his time at McGill University, Ron developed a foundation for the work he does today. From working within dealerships, to operating a consulting company, creating a training business and running twenty groups, Ron has been directly involved in this Industry since 1969. Ron has been known as the industry expert for years, and has brought this expertise to bear through his training programs. Today, Ron provides specialized, job function based internet based subject specific classes, job function skills assessments, as well virtual seminars and webinars. These courses are designed for manufacturers and their dealers, as well as independent businesses in the construction equipment, light industrial, on-highway, engine, and agricultural industries through Learning Without Scars (www.LearningWithoutScars.com). This platform is a continuation of the work begun by Quest, Learning Centers which was established in 1996. This training is aimed at improving dealer parts and service operations through qualified people that are knowledgeable in using operational metrics and current market and operational best practice methods.