SCRS Announces Line-Up For 2020 Virtual Summit

SCRS Announces Line-Up For 2020 Virtual Summit

The Society of Collision Repair Specialists (SCRS) has announced its line-up of 2020 OEM Collision Repair Technology Summit virtual sessions, which are available as part of SCRS Repairer Driven Education in conjunction with SEMA360.

The SCRS 2020 OEM Collision Repair Technology Summit sessions will be released on Thursday 5 November at 10:00 AM EDT, with the line-up including GM, Ford, Ducker, Audi and Subaru presentations.

GM: “Global perspective on electrification, safety systems, emerging trends, and collision repair”

GM will provide subject matter experts who will elaborate on the global strategy surrounding electrification of vehicles in the mass market, ADAS and safety systems, emerging trends within new vehicle platforms and the future of collision repair. The remote panel will be led by John Eck, Manager – Collision and feature:

  • Jennifer Goforth, Director – Global Aftersales Mechanical Engineering (GAME)
  • John Willis, Director – Global Aftersales Diagnostics & Electrical Engineering
  • Nathaniel Skutt, Body Structure Advanced Serviceability of Design Engineering (ASDE)
  • Christopher Blackmore, Collision Program Manager

Ford: “2021 F-150 and Mustang Mach E overview”

Ford’s presentation will provide a full rundown of the features for both the new 2021 F-150 and 2021 Mustang Mach E, as well as vehicle specifications and damageability review. EV and technology insights for the F-150 and Mach E will also be discussed. The presentation will be led by Gerry Bonanni, Senior Engineer, Paint and Body Repair, while Rob Lien, Ford Service Publications and Training Commodity Lead, will join in with information on EV and technology.

Ducker: “A look at aluminium, materials and the changing landscape of automotive design in North America”

Scott Ulnick, Managing Principal at Ducker, and Abey Abraham, Managing Director of Automotive and Materials, will provide updates on materials and insights that will have an impact on collisions and subsequent repairs. The programme will also touch on implications from car-manufacturer-specific moves, such as Tesla’s switch to large single-piece structural castings in the body-in-white.

Audi: “A new era of electric is here”

Mark Allen, Manager Collision, Equipment & EV After Sales Service at Audi of America will take our audience through an overview of Audi electric vehicle technology, and its impact on the collision repair ecosystem.

Subaru: “Required repair procedures and the ‘Why?’ behind detailed inspections”

Devin Wilcox, Subaru Collision Certification Manager, will talk about the required quality repair procedures and why such detailed inspections are needed post-collision as well as the need for pre- and post-scanning. This presentation will be focused on why Subaru’s repair procedures are published in such detail.

Register to attend the 2020 OEM Collision Repair Technology Summit sessions here. They can be accessed as a standalone purchase for US$150, or as part of the RDE Full Series Pass for US$375.

Learn more about the SCRS education series at SEMA360 and interact with select speakers by viewing the showcase booth here.