CIECA has announced that its next CIECAst webinar, “Back to the Future of Collision Repair & How CIECA Brings All Industry Segments Together”, will be held on Tuesday 30 June at 11 AM CST. It will run for one hour and feature Erick Bickett, past CEO and co-founder of Auto Center Auto Body (ACAB) Automotive Group and Fix Auto USA.
Bickett will talk about the current landscape of the collision repair industry and what changes are expected to happen in the future. He will discuss how the industry has been affected by COVID-19 and offer businesses tips on what people need to do to prepare and be sustainable for the long-term. Bickett will also talk about the role CIECA plays for all segments of the collision repair industry.
“CIECA is the only industry organisation providing standard methods of electronic commerce used by the entire collision industry community,” said Bickett.
Bickett and his partner started ACAB in 1984 and founded Fix Auto USA, which was sold along with ACAB to Driven Brands in April this year. Over his 39-year career, Bickett has been involved in the establishment of several other companies, including Caliber Collision and CynCast, a technology company serving thousands of collision repair shops that was later sold to Enterprise Rent-A-Car. Bickett and his partners also set up the Collision Career Institute (CCI), an educational organisation that supports apprenticeships in the collision industry.
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Attendees will have the opportunity to take a short quiz to earn credit toward a professional designation from the Automotive Management Institute (AMi) after the CIECAst webinar.