The Collision Industry Electronic Commerce Association (CIECA)’s January 2021 CIECAST webinar, titled ‘Preparing for the EV Revolution’, will feature three presenters from different segments of the collision industry who will explore the potential impacts resulting from the introduction of electric vehicles (EVs).
The presenters are John Eck, Collision Manager, Wholesale Dealer Channel, General Motors Customer Care & Aftersales; Chris Evans, Claim Consultant, P&C Claims, State Farm Insurance Companies; and Pete Tagliapietra, Business Development Leader, NuGen IT.
During the one-hour live broadcast at 1 pm USA CST on Tuesday 26 January, the presenters will share insights on how OEM commitment to large-scale production of EVs will affect different segments of the collision industry, what can be done to prepare, and the role CIECA Standards will play in the future. A Q&A session will follow the presentations.
Attendees can earn Automotive Management Institute (AMi) credit toward an industry-recognised, professional designation and specialty degree by attending the webinar.
To register for the January 2021 CIECAST webinar, click here.
ABOUT THE PRESENTERS
John Eck has more than 30 years of automotive aftermarket experience with General Motors and has held numerous field sales, marketing and management positions in several business segments in the USA, Canada and South Africa. He is currently responsible for managing the collision business, including GM Dealer Wholesale parts strategies, programmes, and industry relationships.
Additionally, Eck serves on the I-CAR Board of Directors Finance Committee, held the position of President and Chairman of the board for the OEM Roundtable from 2017 to 2020, and is an active participant on the Collision Industry Conference (CIC) Governance Committee.
Chris Evans joined State Farm in 1988 as a field claim adjuster in Ohio and eventually moved to State Farm’s corporate offices. He has held various positions in claims and is currently a claim consultant with responsibilities for the Western United States and In-Office Auto Claim operations. Evans represents State Farm at many industry activities, such as serving on I-CAR’s Board of Directors, Chairman Emeritus to the Collision Repair Education Foundation (CREF) and Committee Chair for CIC. Evans is a SkillsUSA alumnus and serves as National Committee Chair for the Collision Damage Appraisal competition.
Pete Tagliapietra has more than 35 years of experience in the collision industry, working in various segments. In his current role, Tagliapietra assists with the new product strategy for the combined market segments served by OE Connection. He also helps develop and launch new product initiatives and facilitates strategic partnerships with companies and individuals. As a strong industry supporter, Tagliapietra presents at industry events and is involved in several associations, including CIC, CIECA and the Society of Collision Repair Specialists (SCRS). He is an active member of CIECA’s Board of Trustees and advocates standards development for the collision industry.