The Society of Collision Repair Specialists (SCRS) is inviting members of the collision repair industry to an open virtual meeting on July 20 from noon to 2 p.m. CST.
The open meeting is for anyone wishing to learn more about the current state of the association’s activities and pressing industry topics. Attendees are not required to be a member of SCRS to participate and there is no cost to attend, but pre-registration is required.
The meeting will include updates and presentations from SCRS staff and committees outlining current initiatives. The agenda will also feature guest presentations and comments from industry colleagues.
Tom Gattuso, trade show director for SEMA, will give an update on work being done to prepare for the SEMA Show.
Dustin Peugeot, CEO and co-founder of Matrix Trade Institute and John Helterbrand, department chair of Automotive Collision Repair at Ranken Technical College, will both provide an Education Committee presentation on programs from each organization that use unconventional approaches to technician development to aid in the industry’s need for skilled workers.
The Industry Issues committee will include topical contributions from John Eck, collision manager for General Motors, who will be joined by Chris Blackmore, CRN and MPL manager for General Motors; Brandon Laur, vice president of Business Development and Client Experience at ClaimsCorp, Inc.; and Patrick McGuire, Esq.
The Membership Committee will focus on a number of new program releases, including but not limited to the release of the Blueprint Optimization Tool (BOT), an update on the SCRS Multiple Employer 401(k) program from Scott Broaddus, partner, Virginia Asset Management, and a Database Enhancement Gateway (DEG) Report from Danny Gredinberg, administrator of the DEG.
Attendees will also get to hear from the candidates running for three open seats on the SCRS Board of Directors:
- Amber Alley, Barsotti’s Body and Fender (Calif.)
- Trace Coccimiglio, Valet Auto Body (Utah)
- Tony Adams, Weaver’s Collision Center (Kansas)
- Josh McFarlin, AirPro Diagnostics (Fla.)
- John Mosley, Clinton Body Shop (Miss.)
Nominee bios can be found by clicking here. The election is only open to members whose dues were paid in full June 30, 2020. To join as a member of SCRS to take advantage of other member benefits, click here.
To register for the virtual meeting, click here.