CIECAst September 2020 Webinar Highlights Collision Industry Disruptions

CIECAst September 2020 Webinar Highlights Collision Industry Disruptions

The Collision Industry Electronic Commerce Association (CIECA) has announced that its next CIECAst webinar, “Collision Industry Disruptions: What They Are & How They Will Disrupt the Industry.”, will be held on Thursday 17 September 2020 at 11 AM USA CST. It will run for one hour and feature Frank Terlep, CEO of Autotechcelerators, and Jake Rodenroth, Director of OEM and Industry Technical Relations for asTech, as presenters.

During the one-hour broadcast, Terlep and Rodenroth will share insight about the major disruptions affecting the collision repair industry now and in the future. Following the CIECAst presentation, there will be a Q&A session.

“All aspects of the automotive ecosystem are experiencing major disruptions and the collision industry is experiencing several disruptions at once,” said Terlep. “This eye-opening presentation will identify what they are so businesses can prepare for the future.”

Webinar attendees will learn about the following industry disruptions:

  • How COVID-19 “fast-tracked insure-tech”
  • Disruption via vehicle electrification
  • Connected cars and big data
  • Artificial intelligence (AI)
  • How virtual reality (VR) and augmented reality (AR) will dramatically change industry training and repair procedures
  • The role of CIECA Standards in future disruptions

Terlep has worked in the automotive industry for more than 40 years and has been at the forefront of vehicle and collision technologies since the mid-1980s. He was one of the initial 14 members of the Collision Industry Electronic Data Interchange Subcommittee (CIEDES), the organisation that preceded the CIECA; is an active CIECA member and was chairman of the organisation in the early 1990s. Over his career, Terlep has helped design and launch many technological advancements for the industry including a Windows-based estimating and management system, an online parts procurement platform, a mobile app and digital marketing platform, as well as a leading remote scanning and calibration software platform. He recently developed Test Drive CoPilot, a new platform created to change the way test drives are performed, managed and documented, and Calibration CoPilot, which manages and documents advanced driver-assistance system (ADAS) calibrations.

Rodenroth entered the automotive business as a technician for Mercedes-Benz at 18 years of age, and spent the next 13 years with Osteen’s Auto Body working in various roles. In 2014, he joined ABRA Auto Body & Glass as the corporate operations manager. In his current role, Rodenroth is responsible for product integration and training in the collision industry for diagnostic interface device company asTech. He has worked with organisations like I-CAR and VeriFacts Automotive to create awareness and build curriculum about diagnostics in the collision space. He also works with groups like the Society of Collision Repair Specialists (SCRS) and Mike Anderson’s Collision Advice to help educate the industry on constantly changing vehicle technology.

To register for the September 2020 CIECAst webinar, click here. 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.