The Society of Collision Repair Specialists (SCRS) has announced the participants and session details for the first of three panels to make up the OEM Collision Repair Technology Summit (Summit) at the 2018 SEMA Show.
The summit will be held Thursday, Nov. 1, as part of the 2018 SEMA Show in Las Vegas and will kick off with the 9 to 10:30 a.m. session, “The Rules – and Challenges – of Structural Repair on Modern Architecture.”
To register for the OEM Collision Repair Technology Summit, visit www.scrs.com/rde and either select the individual sessions or purchase a Full Series Pass for the best value.
During the open and interactive session, panelists will explore how modern vehicle architecture and design specifically influence repair facility processes. From research of advanced substrates and mixed-material designs to joining processes and equipment necessities, the program will fully explore the range of considerations necessary to perform structural collision repair.
With automakers intentionally designing flows of energy through structural components and away from occupants, understanding how to anticipate and identify signs of energy travel through the vehicle and the possible impact upon the repair process is also critical for technicians and owners alike.
The morning session will be moderated by Ron Reichen of Precision Body and Paint in Beaverton, Ore., and Danny Gredinberg, administrator of the Database Enhancement Gateway (www.degweb.org). Panelists will include:
- Robert Hiser, auto/steel partnership lead, advanced high-strength steel repairability body structure service engineer, General Motors Company
- Mike Kukavica, Porsche Cars North America, collision repair technology instructor, AfterSales Technical Training
- Shawn Hart, Audi of America, collision instructor/curriculum designer
- Dan Black, FCA advanced body development service engineer and collision repair manager
Other sessions included in the 2018 OEM Collision Repair Technology Summit include:
11 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
“The Evolution of OEM Network and Expectations”
“The Future Impact of Telematics, Technology, Transportation and the Collision Industry”
The 2018 OEM Collision Repair Technology Summit is made possible with support from PPG Automotive Refinish; AkzoNobel; BASF; CCC Information Services, Inc.; General Motors Company: Customer Care & Aftersales; Sherwin-Williams Automotive Finishes, Inc.; and Spanesi Americas.