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 | Family Business Succession – The Family Component
Lee Rush, Sherwin Williams


RDE2 | Developing New Talent in a Shrinking Workforce While Reducing Labor Cost
Charlie Whitaker, Valspar


RDE3 | The Future landscape of accident repairs
Dave Gruskos, Reliable Automotive Equipment, Inc


11:30 a.m. — 12:15 p.m.


12:30 p.m. — 2:30 p.m.

RDE4 | Today's Marketing Landscape: Reaching People, Not Demographics
Frank Terlep, Summit eMarketing Sherpas

RDE5 | Maximize Quality Control to Minimize Re-work and Liability
Dennis Keicher, 3M; Shawn Collin, 3M

RDE6 | You Charge "How Much" Per Hour?!
Tim Ronak, AkzoNobel Automotive and Aerospace Coatings NA

3:00 p.m. — 5:00 p.m.


RDE8 | Competing with Consolidation: 5 ways to make more money and outmaneuver your biggest competitors in 2017
Brad Mewes, Supplement


RDE9 | The Millennial Takeover- Your 5 Year Survival Guide
Mark Claypool, Optima Automotive; Charlie Robertson, Professor, Cerritos College




9:30 a.m. — 11:30 a.m.


RDE10 | Structural Repair and Materials for 2016 and Beyond
Ken Boylan, CHIEF Automotive


RDE11 | Repair Plan Like you Mean It
Michael Giarrizzo, Jr., DCR Systems LLC


RDE12 | Selling and Marketing in an Increasingly Competitive Marketplace
Steve Trapp, Axalta Coating Systems


11:30 a.m. — 12:15 p.m.


FREE2 | Accessing and Utilizing OEM Collision Repair Procedures and Documentation

Chris Caris, OEM Collision Repair Roundtable


12:30 p.m. — 2:30 p.m.

RDE13 | Marketing To Your Referral Sources – The Business of Acquiring Business Leads
Frank LaViola, Collision Industry Marketing


RDE14 | Address Problems in the Shop Before They Happen
Mike Jones, Discover Leadership Training



3:00 p.m. — 5:00 p.m.

Mike Lanza, Sherwin Williams


RDE17 | Who Pays For What? Interpreting the results for your business
Michael Anderson, Collision Advice


RDE18 | What the Collision Industry Needs to Know, Today
Tom McGee, Spanesi





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 |
Collision Repair Technology Summit - Restoring Vehicle Functionality through Electronic Technology and Diagnostics

12:30 p.m. — 2:30 p.m.


11:30 a.m. — 12:15 p.m.


FREE3 | Color Matching and Styling: More than Painting by Numbers

John Parran, Director of Marketing, U.S. & Canada, PPG Automotive Refinish; Charley Hutton, Owner, Charley Hutton’s Color Studio; Frank Jemiola, Global Technical Manager, Pigments, PPG Automotive Refinish; Gareth Hughes, Americas Technical Director, PPG Automotive Refinish; Jennifer Boros, Marketing Director, Collision Segment, PPG Automotive Refinish; Bill Eibon, Director, Technology Acquisition, PPG OEM Coatings

9:00 p.m. — 12:00 a.m.





9:30 a.m. — 11:30 a.m.

Thomas Hoerner, BASF


RDE20 | Managing Collision Centers Technical Training needs of today and tomorrow
Patrice Marcil, Axalta Coating Systems


RDE21 | Optimizing the Consumer Experience
Michael Callahan and Will Shen, CCC Information Services


11:30 a.m. — 12:15 p.m.

Documenting Commonly Performed, and Often Overlooked Collision Repair Estimate Items

Ron Reichen, Precision Body and Paint


12:30 p.m. — 2:30 p.m.

Steven Feltovich, Sherwin Williams


RDE23 | Advanced Vehicle Systems: Are We Ready?
Jake Rodenroth, Collision Diagnostic Services


RDE24 | Case Study of the Procedures for Steel Quarter Panel Replacement
Larry Montanez, P&L Consultants


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