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I-CAR Announces OEM Speaker and Demo Schedule for NACE
7/24/2014

I-­CAR has announced its lineup of OEM speakers on the I-­CAR Main Stage, taking place Thursday, July 31 and Friday, Aug. 1 at NACE in Detroit. Speakers include technical experts from Ford, Honda, BMW, General Motors and I-CAR.

“Building off the I‐CAR Conference on July 30, where vehicle technology trends will be discussed in depth, we are pleased to deliver additional OEM collision repair information to the NACE audience over the course of the two­‐day event,” said I-CAR President and CEO John Van Alstyne. “The I‐CAR Main Stage will bring industry experts together to share insights relating to evolving vehicle technology and related collision repair methods and processes that repair facilities and insurance professionals must understand to perform complete, safe and quality repairs for the ultimate benefit of the consumer.”

The I-­CAR Stage will also feature vehicle and parts displays from the 2015 Ford F-150, Chrysler, General Motors, BMW and Honda. The stage is located at the center of the NACE show floor, surrounded by leading OEMs. Registration is not required for any presentations on the Main Stage.

The I-­CAR Main Stage schedule of presentations includes:

Thursday, July 31
  • 10 a.m. – Ford Motor Company: 2015 F‐150 Collision Repair Program
    Gerry Bonanni, senior engineer, Paint and Body Repair, and Larry Coan, damageability product concern engineer
  • 12 p.m. – I­‐CAR: Vehicle Technology Trends and Collision Repair Considerations
    Jason Bartanen, director, industry technical relations
  • 2 p.m. – American Honda Motor Co.: Honda and Acura High-­Strength Steel Repair Guidelines
    Dean Gay, service information analyst
  • 4 p.m. – BMW: BMWi - Carbon Fiber and Aluminum Structure Design and Repair
    Toby Moser, body and paint curriculum developer and instructor
Friday, Aug. 1
  • 11 a.m. BMW: BMWi - Carbon Fiber and Aluminum Structure Design and Repair
    Toby Moser, body and paint curriculum developer and instructor
  • 2 p.m. General Motors: General Motors - Corvette Stingray Aluminum Repair and Heavy Duty Truck Frame Repair
    Randy Boyd, global service engineering team leader, body structures and closures
  • 4 p.m. I­‐CAR: Vehicle Technology Trends and Collision Repair Considerations
    Jason Bartanen, director, industry technical relations

Additional live demonstrations will be held in the nearby I-­CAR Demo Zone where attendees can watch presentations on techniques in riveting and bonding, MIG welding, MIG brazing, spot welding, and aluminum and MIG welding. There will also be an ABARIS carbon fiber repair presentation on Friday afternoon. No registration is required for the Demo Zone.


More information:

I-CAR

NACE/CARS



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