July 2022 CIECAST Webinar To Discuss New Technologies In Paint And Coatings

The next Collision Industry Electronic Commerce Association (CIECA) CIECAST webinar, scheduled for 28 July 2022 at 11 am USA PT, is titled New Technologies in Paint and Coatings. The one-hour webinar will feature Daniel Benton, Global Product Director of Color Marketing at Axalta Coating Systems, Andy Hysi, eBusiness Manager at AkzoNobel, and Jeff Wildman, BASF’s North American Manager of OEM & Industry Relations.

During the live broadcast, Benton, Hysi, and Wildman will talk about new paint and coatings and how they impact vehicle repair, advanced driver-assistance systems (ADAS), lidar and other new vehicle technologies.

“Like everything in the automotive industry, things are changing rapidly, and this is true for the paint and coatings industry,” said Paul Barry, CIECA’s Executive Director. “We’re excited to share some of the technology changes that are taking place in this segment of the industry and the impact of those changes in the future.”

A question-and-answer session will follow the presentation.

CIECA said Automotive Management Institute (AMi) credits toward an industry-recognised professional designation and specialty degree can be earned by attending the webinar.

Benton leads a global team responsible for developing Axalta’s new colour-matching technologies and colour tools to support the company’s refinish customers. He holds two US patents related to refinish colour.

Hysi manages digital customer-facing applications, eCommerce and web integrations for AkzoNobel customers across the company’s Vehicle Refinish and Coatings Business unit.

Wildman is responsible for managing and coordinating BASF’s North American activities with OEMs and industry influencers. He successfully developed and introduced Growth Insight and Opportunity Optimizer, digital tools that help collision centres better navigate the evolving collision repair market. Wildman is active with several industry organisations and is a trustee on the Collision Industry Foundation (CIF) board.

To register for the CIECAST webinar, click here.