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Continental TPMS Training Specialist, Sean Lannoo, to Speak on TPMS at 2018 SEMA Show

Continental TPMS Training Specialist

Continental Commercial Vehicles & Aftermarket, a leading manufacturer and supplier of OE and aftermarket tire pressure monitoring systems (TPMS), has announced that its Sales Technical Training Specialist, Sean Lannoo,  will join a team of TPMS experts at a special TPMS seminar during the 2018 SEMA Show called, “TPMS at 10”.  The educational event, which is sponsored by Tire Industry Association (TIA), will focus on “Understanding Original Equipment TPMS.” It will be held on October 30, 2018 from 10:00am – 11:00am at the Las Vegas Convention Center, South Hall, S115.


Original equipment (OE) TPMS continues to evolve as the new car manufacturers find ways to improve technology and performance. This session will focus on various OE manufacturers and how the TPMS sensors communicate with the vehicle. It will identify some of the necessary procedures and guidelines for maintaining the TPMS and the steps that technicians must take to ensure it functions properly.


Noted speakers for the event also include: Matthew White, Director of Tire Service, Tire Industry Association; Mark J Becker, Assistant General Manager, Pacific Manufacturing Ohio Inc.; and W Devon Rippetoe, Senior Technical Service & Training Representative, Sensata/Schrader Performance Sensors.


Leading TPMS Trainer

Sean Lannoo is a key contributor to Continental’s industry leading aftermarket TPMS program. He travels extensively to provide hands-on technical training at conferences and seminars across the country.


Lannoo has also been a speaker at several educational and training conferences, including the North American Council of Automotive Teachers (NACAT) training conference, Florida Automotive Dealers Association’s annual training conference, California Automotive Teachers (CAT) training conferences, Technical College System of Georgia Instructors Camp, Virginia Association of Trade and Industrial Educators (VATIE) Professional Development Conference, and the ASE Industry Education Alliance Instructor Training Conference.


Lannoo’s dedication to the tire industry has made him well known throughout the tire market. He has conducted over 300 training seminars and trained over 5,000 technicians, part counter personnel, instructors, and students on TPMS technology and service. Sean Lannoo is a TIA Certified Automotive Tire Service Instructor and holds three ASE Certifications.


Continental is one of the industry’s leading innovators and manufacturers of complete Tire Pressure Monitoring Systems, sensors, and service parts as well as passenger and commercial vehicle tires. All VDO branded TPMS replacement parts are made in ISO-certified facilities to the same quality standards as the parts Continental supplies to automakers worldwide.


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Continental develops pioneering technologies and services for sustainable and connected mobility of people and their goods. Founded in 1871, the technology company offers safe, efficient, intelligent and affordable solutions for vehicles, machines, traffic and transport. In 2017, Continental generated sales of €44 billion and currently employs more than 240,000 people in 61 countries.


Information management in and beyond the vehicle is at the very heart of the Interior division. The product portfolio for different types of vehicles includes: instrument clusters, multifunctional and head-up displays, control units, access control and tire-information systems, radios, infotainment systems, input devices, control panels, climate control units, software, cockpits as well as services and solutions for telematics and Intelligent Transportation Systems. The Interior division employs more than 43,000 people worldwide and generated sales of €9.3 billion in 2017.


Within the Interior Division the Commercial Vehicles & Aftermarket Business Unit accommodates the specific requirements of the commercial vehicle, special vehicle and aftermarket sector. A global network of sales and service companies ensures proximity to local customers. Covering the product brands Continental, VDO, ATE, Galfer and Barum the Business Unit offers web based managed services, fleet management and tachograph solutions electronic products, systems and services for commercial and special vehicles, a broad selection of products for specialized workshops and spare parts for the Independent Aftermarket and the Original Equipment Services after end of series production of the vehicle manufacturer.

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