Win a Comped Hotel Room and Pass to the New Orleans Conference!

Entry Deadline - Friday, October 18

Ask Frenchy at the Industry Summit

Do you have an F&I question and need answers to help grow your management team? We’ve teamed up with industry expert and IAS instructor, Eric Mélon, AKA “Frenchy”. As one of the instructors at IAS’ exclusive SmartDealerUniversity, Frenchy has a perspective that digs a little deeper into F&I management, while providing insightful, thought-provoking answers.


Now’s your chance. We want to hear from you!

In this session, Frenchy will frame his presentation around topics submitted directly by F&I Magazine readers and Industry Summit conference attendees. If Frenchy selects one of your questions as his five topics, you’ll receive a free full conference pass to Industry Summit 2019, plus up to three nights of accommodations at the New Orleans Marriott.


Qualifications to win include:

  1. Participants must be currently working at a dealership.
  2. Participants may submit as many topics as they like but only one per person will be selected.
  3. Frenchy will personally choose the five winning topics.
  4. Deadline to enter is Friday, October 18, 2019 at midnight.



  1. Five winners will receive a complimentary full conference pass to Industry Summit 2019, taking place November 4 - 6 at New Orleans Marriott.
  2. Up to three nights of accommodations (room and tax November 4 - 6) will be provided at the New Orleans Marriott. Winner is responsible for airport transfers. Meals and incidentals are not included with the conference pass.


Dig deep

Let us hear your thoughts on the most important, insightful, and honest management topics of the day! Frenchy and IAS will cover it all at the 2019 Industry Summit. We hope to see you there! For more information on Industry Summit, please visit

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About Frenchy


Eric Mélon, AKA "Frenchy" has spent more than 33 years working in the automotive industry, developing a world-class reputation for training thousands of successful sales and management personnel throughout the world. Frenchy is currently Senior Vice President, Head of the Dealer Channel at IAS. He first joined First Dealer Resources, now IAS, in 2004 to direct their sales training initiatives and grow dealer relations nationally. Prior to joining FDR, Frenchy served as a dealer development consultant for Chicago based Stuker & Associates, a premier, world-renowned sales training organization. While there, Frenchy was responsible for both national and international accounts as he trained management and sales personnel through the United States, Australia, Canada, and Europe. Prior to working with Stuker & Associates, Frenchy enjoyed a successful career working in automotive retail, with extensive experience in sales, sales management, and upper management.


Frenchy’s style of training at IAS’ SmartDealerUniversity is passionate, powerful and uncompromising. His message is concise and direct and participants of his class are challenged, pushed, provoked, and entertained. Frenchy’s rewards for training come in the form of making a difference in people’s lives. These rewards continue to flourish, a large number of people trained by him over the years say that he has done more than make a difference – he was positively impacted their careers, literally changing their lives.