The 1Collision Network and NACE announced the speaker lineup recently for their co-hosted, Executive-Level “Thriving in a Consolidating Marketplace” program, to be held Tuesday July 21st, from 8:15-11:30 a.m. at NACE in the Cobo Hall in Detroit.
Dan Risley, ASA president and executive director, and Jim Keller, 1Collision Network president, will kick off the event, with an industry message followed by a presentation on repair technology featuring Caroline Morel, advanced technical service engineer and OEM liaison with 3M, and Don Putney with Collision Equipment Experts.
Frank Terlep, with e-Marketing Sherpas, will cover the technology independent and dealer shop owners’ need to focus to be successful in their marketing efforts. Brian Sinnett and Brian Schwandt with CCC will present Auto Physical Damage Claims Technology and Solutions. Jim Keller, 1Collision Network president, will lead discussions with Mike Cassata, retired Amica Insurance claims manager, and Bob Falco, insurance relations with CarPart.com, on building meaningful insurer relations.
Performance Solutions will be discussed by Doug Schleuter, national MSO manager with I-CAR, and Audie Swedeen with AccuracyDriven4, a shop certification company. Linda Sulkala, with National Auto Body Council, will present Community Involvement, and the Collision Industry Foundation will present recruiting technicians.
Keller will present the latest in Human Resource technology, business valuation, and will also lead a discussion on “Should I buy, sell, affiliate with an MLN, or go it alone?”
Independent and dealer collision repair shops can register by clicking on this link.
To read more on this year’s NACE | CARS Expo in Detroit, click here.