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

Early bird deadline is Friday, October 13th.


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


Monday, October 30, 2017

3:00 p.m. — 5:00 p.m.


RD1 | N233 | Current and Future Technologies 2017 and Beyond
Ken Boylan, Chief Automotive Technologies


RD2 | N237 | Culture, Culture, Culture – Would you work in your own shop?!
Judy Folk, Sherwin-Williams Automotive Finishes


RD3 | N241 | Severity – Why it does not matter and what to do about it!
Tim Ronak, AkzoNobel; Greg Griffith, AkzoNobel



Tuesday, October 31, 2017

9:30 a.m. — 11:30 a.m.


RD4 | N233 |  Navigating the World of Automotive Glass Repair and Replacement
Gary Hart, Independent Glass Association; Bob Beranek, Auto Glass University


RD5 | N237 |  The Basics of Blueprinting
John Shoemaker, BASF


RD6 | N241 |  The Forgotten Art of Relationship Building: How to Reconnect Without Technology
Frank LaViola, Body Shop Solutions, LLC


11:30 a.m. — 12:15 p.m.


FREE1 | N258 | The creation of car colors of the next 3 to 5 model years.

Z P Czornij, Head of Design, BASF Corporation


12:30 p.m. — 2:30 p.m.

RD7 | N233 |  Preparing and conducting Negotiations for Collision Repair Shops
Keith Manich, Automotive Training Institute


RD8 | N237 |  Leadership: What Game Are We Playing?
Casey Lund, Warrensburg Collision


RD9 | N241 |  Social Media Mania
Jim Saeli, Management Success


3:00 p.m. — 5:00 p.m.

Matthew McDonnell, Big Sky Collision Centers


RD11 | N237 |  Adhesive Joining in Modern Repairs
Toby Chess, Kent Automotive


RD12 | N241 |  The Time Has Arrived For Change: Lead with Service, Stop processing and Start Servicing
Phoenix Solutions Group; Ryan Taylor, Body Shop Booster



Wednesday, November 1, 2017

9:30 a.m. — 11:30 a.m.


RD13 | N233 | Creative Compensation Solutions – How to Develop, Pay and Motivate Employees in a Team Environment
Michael Lanza, Sherwin-Williams Automotive Finishes


RD14 | N237 | Building the Business Case for Diagnostics in Collision Repair
Jake Rodenroth, Collision Diagnostic Services


RD15 | N241 | Building a Bigger Estimating Toolbox
Will Latuff, Latuff Brothers Auto Body
10:30 a.m. — 12:00 p.m.


RD26 | Westgate Ballroom D&E | The Anatomy of a Lawsuit: The Crucial Details of the $42 Million Dollar Verdict
Todd Tracy, The Tracy Law Firm


12:30 p.m. — 2:30 p.m.

RD16 | N233 | Which Certifications Are Right For My Business?
Tim Ronak, AkzoNobel; Greg Griffith, AkzoNobel


RD17 | N237 | 100% Disassembly Best Practices - with Parts Mirror Matching
Mike Anderson, Collision Advice


RD18 | N241 | Get Attached to Following Procedures: A Comprehensive Guide to OEM Joining
Dave Gruskos, Reliable Automotive Equipment

3:00 p.m. — 5:00 p.m.

RD19 | N233 | Creating a Better Version of Yourself
Mike Jones, Discover Leadership Training


RD20 | N237 | Thorough Estimate Techniques for Special Finishes
John Niechwiadowicz, QLC Inc on behalf of BASF


RD21 | N241 | How to Find, Read and Understand OEM Repair Procedures
Larry Montanez, P&L Consultants


Thursday, November 2, 2017


OEM Collision Repair Technology Summit

The OEM Collision Repair Technology Summit is designed to put SEMA show attendees in a room with innovators in automotive structural design and technology. The Summit’s three session times will feature distinctly different topics that host discussion between companies and individuals with rich histories of producing sophisticated advancements in the automotive and collision repair fields. The event content will highlight architectural and technological developments in modern vehicles, with a focus on emerging trends that influence vehicle repairability and collision industry preparation. 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.


9:00 a.m. — 10:30 a.m.
OEM1 |
N241 | OEM Session I: How Automotive Research is Driving Change in Vehicle Design, Technology and Function

11:00 a.m. — 12:30 p.m.


1:00 p.m. — 2:00 p.m.

FREE3 | N241 | Choosing a Clearcoat is not so Clear: Helping You Understand Your Choices

Jennifer Boros, PPG; Darin Poston, PPG; Gareth Hughes, PPG; Jack Dickens, PPG

9:00 p.m. — 12:00 a.m.


Friday, November 3, 2017


9:30 a.m. — 11:30 a.m.

RD22 | N233 | You Schedule How?
Charlie Whitaker, Valspar Automotive North America


RD23 | N237 | Sales Training For Estimators
Jim Saeli, Management Success; Kareem Abouzeid, Shop Owner, Knockout Collision Repair; Dino DiGiulio, Shop Owner, Body Best Collision Center; Jeff Yokum, Shop Owner, Yokum’s Body Shop  


11:30 a.m. — 12:15 p.m.

| Keep It Simple – focus on doing the basic things well

Ralph Meichtry, BETAG Innovation; Dave Flockhart, BETAG Innovation


12:30 p.m. — 2:30 p.m.

RD24 | N233 | Last Call for Sellers
David Roberts, FOCUS Investment Banking LLC


RD25 | N237 | Heavy Duty Truck Collision Analysis and Repair
Ken Boylan, Chief Automotive Technologies


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