Diamond Standard Director of Engineering Elected to CAPA Tech Committee - BodyShop Business

Diamond Standard Director of Engineering Elected to CAPA Tech Committee

The Certified Automotive Parts Association (CAPA) has announced the election of Fred Hoyle, Diamond Standard’s director of engineering at the Production Bumper Stampings Inc. (PBSI) manufacturing division to its Technical Committee.

“Fred brings to the table over 30 years of experience and demonstrated knowledge in automotive OEM tool and die design, as well as precision-engineering product development process techniques for alternative structural parts,” said Geoff Crane, business development manager of Diamond Standard Brand.

Hoyle has held numerous positions of increasing responsibility in a TS 16949 certified environment ranging from Tool and Die Builder to Quality Manager to Director of Engineering.

“In his current position, Fred has brought his experience and excellent communication skills to bear on technical writing part specifications and was instrumental in the development of the copyrighted Diamond Standard Brand part protocols/standards finalized in January, 2010,” Crane said.  

Hoyle has 20 patents to his credit covering bumpers and hoods.

Mike O’Neal, president of Diamond Standard Parts, LLC said, “We hope that Fred’s addition will be a valuable voice from our Diamond Standard group, which has been involved with structural parts both OEM and Aftermarket for the last 50 years. I have no doubt he will be very helpful in the technical aspects of the structural parts models being developed.”


More information:

Diamond Standard

You May Also Like

Cruise Postpones Release of Driverless Taxi Service

Cruise, a GM subsidiary, recently announced that it will miss its goal of launching a large-scale self-driving taxi service in 2019.

Cruise, a GM subsidiary, recently announced that it will miss its goal of launching a large-scale self-driving taxi service in 2019. Cruise CEO Dan Ammann said the company plans to dramatically increase the number of its autonomous test vehicles on the road in San Francisco, but will not be offering rides to regular people this year, according to an article from The Verge.

Cutting Edge Automotive Solutions Partners with Andretti Rallycross

Andretti Rallycross announced that Cutting Edge Automotive Solutions will serve as technical partner on Cabot Bigham’s No. 02 OINK Clothing Beetle for the remainder of the 2019 Americas Rallycross season, showcasing their SP Tools USA brand.

Ford, Volkswagen Expand Collaboration to Include Autonomous, Electric Vehicles

Ford Motor Company and Volkswagen AG announced they are expanding their global alliance to include electric vehicles – and will collaborate with Argo AI to introduce autonomous vehicle technology in the U.S. and Europe.

CCAR Updates Website with More OSHA Alliance Resources

CCAR (Coordinating Committee For Automotive Repair) has announced the addition of new Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) Alliance content on its main website, www.ccar-greenlink.org.

CARSTAR McLaren Lake Forest and CARSTAR McLaren Irvine Open in California

Owned by husband-and-wife team James and Mary Davis, CARSTAR McLaren Lake Forest and CARSTAR McLaren Irvine are a family business.

Other Posts

CIECA to Offer Webinar on What Businesses Need to Know to Implement CIECA Standards

CIECA will hold its next CIECAst webinar, “Implementing CIECA Standards: Implementation Guide and Appendix C – BMS, Code Lists and Shema Components,” on Tuesday, Dec. 11, 2018 at 11 a.m. CST.

CARSTAR Urges Customers to Stay Winter Ready

Cold weather can create some of the harshest driving conditions of the year. The months between October and February top the list for accidents, vehicle damage and injuries.

CIECA Adds Broadly as Corporate Member

The Collision Industry Electronic Commerce Association (CIECA) announced that Broadly has joined CIECA as a corporate member.

NABR Launches BillableGenie Online Searchable Database of Insurer-Paid Not-Included Procedures

National AutoBody Research (NABR) has announced the launch of its BillableGenie online service, an independent, centralized source of actual data on insurer paid not-included procedures and operations, labor rates, labor rate concessions and other manually entered estimate line items.