May 2023 CIECA Webinar To Discuss Future Of Automotive Tech

The Collision Industry Electronic Commerce Association’s (CIECA) next webinar, titled ‘The Future of Automotive Technologies’, is scheduled for 18 May 2023 at 11am USA PT. The one-hour webinar will feature Chris Chesney, Vice President of Training & Organisational Development for Repairify.

During the live broadcast, Chesney will discuss where the industry is placed in relation to government goals, the effects of the global economy, and constantly advancing technologies. He will also focus on the challenges presented by technology and social issues, as well as illustrating critical issues the industry must prepare for.

“There is no doubt that over the last 10 years, our industry has seen more change than any time in history,” said Chesney. “As always, we’ve adapted by investing in knowledge, skills, people, and equipment, which has positioned many of us in an advantageous position in our markets.”

Chesney said the industry should not be complacent. “Our industry is going to experience change at an ever-increasing rate over the next two decades and the change we need to prepare for is probably not what you think,” he said.

Chesney leads Repairify’s training offerings for customers, industry partners, employees, and in-network technicians. A self-taught technician, he has held every primary role in the automotive service industry in a career spanning over 50 years. This includes master technician, shop owner, service advisor, technical and management educator, and independent training consultant.

Chesney has also spent 22 years leading the Carquest Technical Institute (CTI), is an active member of the Auto Care Association’s Emerging Technology Council ADAS Working Group, the ASE Training Managers’ Council, founding member of the TechForce Foundation Future Tech Success Cabinet, and a member of the Board of Directors for Christian Brothers’ Automotive.

All industry segments, including CIECA members and non-members, are invited to attend the webinar. A question-and-answer session will follow the presentation.

Attendees can earn Automotive Management Institute (AMi) credit toward an industry-recognised professional designation and specialty degree by attending this webinar.

To register for the webinar, click here.