SCRS Repairer Driven Education: RDEOEM14 - SCRS Presents: OEM Collision Repair Technology Summit $

November 5, 2014 - 9:00am - 5:00pm
Las Vegas Convention Center, Upper North Hall, N231-N241

SCRS REPAIRER DRIVEN EDUCATION (RDE) series will feature seminar offerings. Each of the courses has been individually selected or crafted by SCRS because the content specifically focuses on issues and information that are relevant to collision repair professionals operating in today’s marketplace, and appeals to the diverse array of marketplace perspectives that exist within the collision repair industry.

RDEOEM14- SCRS Presents: OEM Collision Repair Technology Summit

A completely unique networking and learning opportunity designed to put SEMA show attendees in a room with a content-rich agenda focused on emerging trends and evolution in vehicle design, construction and technology as it relates to the collision repair environment. The format, featuring elevated discussions surrounding shop-floor issues, will include high level speakers, panel discussions, breakout sessions, hands-on technology displays and organized interaction with OEM representatives and others with direct impact on vehicular changes relative to collision repair. This event will give great insight into current and future requirements necessary to maintain pace with the automakers in your repair business, while operating in our highly competitive marketplace.


9:00 AM – 9:15 AM     

Welcome Address
Aaron Schulenburg
SCRS | Executive Director
9:15 AM – 10:00 AM    
Presentation: Aluminum Transportation Group
Doug Richman | Technical Committee Chairman, the Aluminum Association's Transportation Group and Vice President-Engineering/Technology, Kaiser Aluminum
10:00 AM - 11:15 AM   
Panel I – Automobile Developments: How Automotive Manufacturing is Driving Change in
the Repair Industry |
A panel of automaker technical experts will discuss advancements in vehicle design specific to materials and architecture that will impact repair process and approach.
Mark Allen                    
Audi of America | Specialist - Collision Programs & Workshop Equipment
Tom Brizuela 
BMW of North America | Body & Paint Technical Team Leader
Leo Gruzas                  
General Motors | Manager, Body/Exterior Service Engineering
Benito Cid
Mercedes-Benz, USA | Collision Business Manager
Andy MacDonald         
Tesla Motors | Body Program Manager
Joseph DiDonato
Toyota Motor Sales, USA | Collision Training Administrator, Technical Training & Body Department

Moderated by:
Jason Bartanen
I-CAR | Director, Industry Technical Relations
 11:15 AM – 12:00 PM
Presentation: Auto/Steel Partnership
David Rigg | Advanced High-strength Steel Repairability Chair, the Auto/Steel Partnership and Global Service Lead, Structures, General Motors Company
Lunch Break (1 Hour)
1:00 PM – 2:00 PM     
Panel II – Equipment Development: How vehicle design and materials relate to equipment longevity and design
A panel of collision repair equipment manufacturers will discuss how vehicle design and substrate materials relate to tool and equipment design, application and longevity.
Per Madsen
Car-O-Liner Company | Managing Director, Singapore
Ken Boylan
Chief Automotive Technologies | Global Training Manager
Stéphane Jourdan
Celette France SAS | Technical Director
Brandon Lowder
Global Finishing Solutions | Vice President of Refinish
Ron Olson
Pro Spot International | CEO
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Tim Morgan
Spanesi Americas | Managing Director
Moderated by:
Lou DiLisio
Automotive Industry Consulting, Inc. | President
 2:10 PM – 3:35 PM      
Panel III – Marketplace Development: How specialization is shifting collision repair business practices
A panel of collision repair professionals will discuss the commitment to certified collision repair programs and advancing technology, how their businesses differ from traditional collision repair businesses and the costs associated with training, equipment and resources. They will illustrate business cases for how such investments can produce an ROI, even when faced with current market pressures.
Kye Yeung
European Motor Car Works (California) | Owner
Paul Sgro
Lee’s Garage (New Jersey) | Owner
Eric McKenzie
Park Place Dealerships (Texas) | Director of Body Shop Operations
Ron Reichen
Precision Body and Paint (Oregon) | Owner
Luis Pineda
Spectrum Collision Center (California) | General Manager
Rodney Antepenko
Westmont Body Werks (Illinois) | Owner

Moderated by:
Dusty Womble
Roger Beasley Collision Center (Texas) | Operating Partner / General Manager
3:45 PM – 4:45 PM      
Panel IV – OEM Certification Development: The programs behind OEM partnership 
A panel of automakers and their designated certifying partner companies will discuss the development and implementation of OEM certification programs. The sessions will discuss what they look for, the advantages such programs create for the marketplace, and how the programs are changing the future outlook for the industry.
Mark Allen
Audi of America | Specialist - Collision Programs & Workshop Equipment
Gary Scott
Axalta Coating Systems | Business Segment Manager, OEM Aftermarket
Paul Massie
Ford Customer Service Division | Collision Product Marketing Manager
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Scott Biggs
Assured Performance | CEO
Benito Cid
Mercedes-Benz, USA | Collision Business Manager
Vic Mueller
Summit Consulting Int’l | Mercedes Benz Collision Business Manager
Rick Leos
Toyota Motor Sales, USA | Wholesale Parts & Collision Strategy Consultant
Bob McDonald
Summit Consulting Int’l | President and Toyota/Lexus Certified Collision Business Manager

Moderated by: 
Jordan Hendler
Washington Metropolitan Auto Body Association | Executive Director

 5:00 PM
Closing Remarks

For more information, visit the SCRS RDE website.