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Industry Legend Chris Yato to Highlight Mobile Solutions July Training

Master Tech Subwoofer Bootcamp to include tips and techniques from Yato’s iconic builds

TEMPE, ARIZ., June 17, 2019 (MEDIAWIRE) – Mobile Solutions, leading installation and fabrication trainer for the mobile electronics industry, announced that its next Master Tech Subwoofer Bootcamp, scheduled for July 27-30 at its Tempe, Ariz., facility, will feature one of the industry’s most storied fabricators. Chris Yato, who is currently Interior Fabrication Group Leader / Senior Fabrication Technician at American Honda Motor Corporation, will rejoin the aftermarket for the informative four-day session.

The Mobile Solutions Master Tech Subwoofer Bootcamp focuses on design concepts, technical considerations and build components to create enclosures that integrate with the vehicle and optimize the sound quality of the installed subwoofers. The class delves into the use of wood, metal and other materials to ensure a stylish, audible addition that will stand up to the rigors of the automotive environment.

Yato made his mark as a senior fabricator at Alpine Electronics, where he and design partner Steve Brown crafted some the industry’s most iconic builds for road and water. During their tenure, the Consumer Electronics Show served as the unveiling platform for their latest work, making Room N101 in the North Hall one of the most anticipated exhibits to visit during the show.

As part of the curriculum, Yato will show and break down some of his most popular builds, detailing the whys behind design and build decisions as well as previously unknown techniques used to achieve some of their most unique characteristics. He will also talk with attendees about their own work and impart proven strategies for improving skill and design.

Other components of the July session will be taught by some of the industry’s top fabricators, including Gary Bell, Juan “JT” Torres and Tom Miller. Garry Springgay, acoustics engineer and owner of Cogent Audio Labs in Mesa, Ariz., will lead a discussion of practical acoustics, and Phoenix-based metal fabrication artist Jim Shaner will instruct attendees on TIG welding and metal-forming techniques.

“Every year before CES, the talk would always be about what vehicle or boat Alpine would show in their booth,” said Bryan Schmitt, founder and lead instructor for Mobile Solutions. “And people would keep talking about Chris’ and Steve’s work for months after. Seeing those builds, as well as some of the builds Chris performed later at 5 Axis really inspired the industry and encouraged installers to expand their fabrication skills. Having Chris attend our next subwoofer class is a real honor and an event our attendees will never forget.” For more information on Mobile Solutions training, please visit

Mobile Solutions USA is an innovation-driven company creating tools and delivering training that enables custom automotive electronics, audio and interior installations progress with a level of efficiency not often achieved in the aftermarket automotive business. With the patented Smart Templates™ brand of design tools and many other innovations, Mobile Solutions USA serves the aftermarket automotive technician, fabricator and retail store community through direct sales and distributors around the globe. For more information, call (480) 968-2074 or visit

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