CIECA Webinar To Present 2024 Collision Industry Trends To Watch

The Collision Industry Electronic Commerce Association’s (CIECA) next CIECA Webinar, ‘Top Collision Industry Trends to Watch in 2024’, is scheduled for 25 January at 11 am USA PST. The one-hour webinar will feature Ryan Mandell, Director Of Claims Performance for Mitchell’s Auto Physical Damage division.

Mandell said that over the last several years, the collision industry has faced unprecedented challenges. During the live broadcast, he will discuss the most consequential trends affecting collision repairers, vehicle insurers and vehicle manufacturers.

These include the impact of:

  • More trucks, SUVs and luxury vehicles on the road
  • Fluctuating vehicle prices on total loss frequency
  • Rising average repairable claims severity
  • Inflation and ongoing supply chain disruptions
  • Advanced driver-assistance systems associated with the repair process
  • Increasing refinish and labour costs
  • Record-breaking electric vehicle sales

At Mitchell, Mandell works hand-in-hand with insurance executives and material damage leaders to provide actionable insights and consultative direction for their claims organisations. Prior to joining Mitchell, Mandell was Director of Northern Operations for B&R Auto Wrecking, a manager for Precision Collision Auto Body, and a claims representative for Progressive Insurance. He frequently speaks at industry events on trends in vehicle insurance, collision repair and vehicle complexity.

Webinar attendees can earn Automotive Management Institute (AMi) credit toward an industry-recognised professional designation and specialty degree by attending the webinar. Register here.