SCRS Repairer Driven Education (RDE) Series

Las Vegas Convention Center

SCRS Repairer Driven Education (RDE) Series - SEMA Show


RDE regular session tickets* = $75 each (advanced)
= $85 each (after early bird deadline/onsite) 
OEM Collision Repair Technology Summit sessions* = $75 each (advanced)
= $85 each (after early bird deadline/onsite)
SCRS RDE Sky Villa After-party (THURS)* = $85 each (advanced)
= $100 each (after early bird deadline /onsite)
RDE Full Series Pass BEST VALUE! = $375 each (advanced)
= $400 each (after earlybird/onsite)


Full series pass includes one regular session in each available time slot + + OEM Collision Repair Technology Summit Sessions + 1 Ticket to After-party on Thursday night.


*items included in Full Series Pass


Need help registering for SCRS Repairer Driven Education? Call our registration customer service at 866-229-3687.





9:30 a.m. — 11:30 a.m.


RDE1 | Getting Paid for Investing in Facility, Equipment and Training
Tim Ronak, AkzoNobel Automotive and Aerospace Coatings


RDE2 | Scheduling and Work in Progress (WIP)
Tom Hoerner, BASF Corporation


RDE3 | Competing with Consolidators
David Luehr, Elite Body Shop Solutions, LLC


11:30 a.m. — 12:15 p.m.

FREE1 | 2015 F-150 Repair Information
Gerry Bonanni, Ford Customer Service Division


12:30 p.m. — 2:30 p.m.

RDE4 | Compensation Solutions
Mike Lanza, The Sherwin-Williams Company

RDE5 | Paint Shop Performance
John Fagan, PPG Refinish

RDE6 | Aluminum Damage Analysis and Joining Methods
Larry Montanez, P&L Consultants

3:00 p.m. — 5:00 p.m.


RDE7 | Process Driven Collision Repair
Lee Rush, The Sherwin-Williams Company


RDE8 | Getting it All Right on the Internet in 2016
Mark Claypool, Optima Automotive


RDE9 | Understanding Numbers and What They Tell You About Your Growth Opportunities
John Niechwiadowicz, QLC, Inc.




9:30 a.m. — 11:30 a.m.


RDE10 | The Myths, Mysteries and Fallacies Surrounding Accurate Repair Planning
Bob Gilbert, AkzoNobel Automotive and Aerospace Coatings


RDE11 | Removing, Replacing and Joining Advanced Materials
Dave Gruskos, Reliable Automotive Equipment, Inc.


RDE12 | The Lean Office - Organizing the Shop Office for Maximum Efficiency
Judy Lynch, The Sherwin-Williams Company


11:30 a.m. — 12:15 p.m.


12:30 p.m. — 2:30 p.m.

RDE13 | Don't Let Consolidators and MSOs Steal Your Insurance Work
Michelle Nelson, B2B Automotive


RDE14 | Welding Technologies - A Comprehensive Tutorial on Modern Equipment
Toby Chess, SCRS


RDE15 | In-Process Quality Assurance
Lee Rush, The Sherwin-Williams Company


3:00 p.m. — 5:00 p.m.

Craig Seelinger, BASF Corporation


RDE17 | Advanced and Evolving Automotive Structural Technologies
Ken Boylan, Chief Automotive Technologies


RDE18 | Post Repair Inspections (PRI's)
Larry Montanez, P&L Consultants





OEM Collision Repair Technology Summit

The OEM Collision Repair Technology Summit is one of the most unique networking and learning opportunities available to the collision repair industry, designed to put SEMA show attendees in a room with innovators in automotive structural design and technology. The Summit’s focus is on emerging trends in vehicle construction and technology and how both of those aspects influence vehicle repairability and collision industry preparation.

The presentations will feature companies and individuals with rich histories of producing sophisticated advancements in the automotive and collision repair fields, and will highlight architectural and technological developments in modern vehicles, and how those advancements intersect with the repair process. Every participant in this industry can benefit from better insight into how vehicles and materials are evolving, what that means in the repair process and what will be expected of those who are performing these repairs. The future of our collision repair industry is highly skilled professionals, working on highly sophisticated automobiles that require the industry to embrace the necessary investments in training and equipment; but also relies on informed business owners who understand how to define for themselves what a sustainable and successful business model to support that investment looks like.

Space will be limited, early registration is encouraged. Sessions can be selected individually or as part of the full series pass.


9:30 a.m. — 11:30 a.m.
OEM1 | Advanced Automotive Technology

Structural Connectivity - Understanding the Future of Automaker Joining Techniques
A panel of specialists with a variety of backgrounds in automotive joining will discuss the advanced structural joining approaches being used in modern automotive architecture. The panelists will have expertise in riveting, bonding, welding of aluminum, steel and mixed materials, and factory-level joining.

Tech Crunch –The Role of Programming and Diagnostics in Post-Repair Road Worthiness
A panel of automakers, technology specialists and programmers discuss the real world application of vehicle scans, diagnostics and calibrations. These subject matter experts will bring a focus on the technical aspects of vehicle scan code requirements and the role that diagnostic testing plays in repairing vehicles and restoring roadworthiness. Learn why you don’t know what you don’t know if you aren’t performing full system scans.

12:30 p.m. — 2:30 p.m.

OEM2 | The Future of Aluminum in the Automotive Industry

Attendees will be treated to a fascinating presentation on technological advancements in aluminum manufacturing, construction and engineering, joining and future advancements that are predicted to be impacting how frequently the material will be present in your repair facility, and how it will be used on automotive bodies. The presentation will include perspectives on how light weighting is driving innovation, and the role repairability plays in aluminum development.

Following the presentation, a panel of automakers who utilize aluminum in their vehicle construction will join the presenter on stage to further discuss the real world application of aluminum structures in vehicle design, vehicle safety and vehicle repairability.

3:00 p.m. — 5:00 p.m.

OEM3 |
The Continuing Evolution of Advanced Steels in Automotive Bodies

Those familiar with the ongoing substrate battle in automotive light weighting get the sense that recent release of mass-market aluminum vehicles coupled with the looming governmental expectations for weight reduction are driving major changes and innovations in the steel industry. Aluminum may have been all the rage in collision industry information, but steel continues to be poised to play to most significant role in the automotive footprint for the foreseeable future; although, not necessarily the same steel that that the industry is accustomed to. Join our esteemed presented as he explores the factors driving innovation and research in the steel industry.

Following the presentation, a panel of automakers known for their use of steel will join onstage to again further discuss the real world application of steel structures in vehicle design, vehicle safety and vehicle repairability.



11:30 a.m. — 12:15 p.m.


FREE3 | Bring Measurements to the Blueprinting Process
Tom McGee, Spanesi Americas


9:00 p.m. — 12:00 a.m.





9:30 a.m. — 11:30 a.m.

Jack Molodanof, Attorney at Law


RDE20 | Optimizing Your Shop Sales Mix
Charlie Whitaker, Valspar Automotive


RDE21 | U.S Wage/Hour Compliance Under the FLSA - Are Your Pay Systems Legal?
Cory King, Fine, Boggs & Perkins LLP


11:30 a.m. — 12:15 p.m.

FREE4 | Repair Planning Considerations for Welded Components

Toby Chess, SCRS


12:30 p.m. — 2:30 p.m.

Cory King, Fine, Boggs & Perkins LLP


RDE23 | Business Financials: Balance Sheets, Income Statements and Cash Flow
Mike Anderson, CollisionAdvice


RDE24 | Marketing to, Selling and Servicing Today's Connected Consumer
Frank Terlep, Summit eMarketing Sherpas