CIECA NEWS & EVENTS

Trueclaim.ai has joined CIECA as a new Corporate Member. Established in 2021 and based in Montreal, Canada, the company was founded by Elie Lloyd, a software engineer and certified architect.

 

Lloyd’s parents owned a body shop for more than 25 years before the family began supplying collision re...

02-29-2024 04:03 PM - Comment(s)

Written by Abby Andrews

February 13, 2023

Originally published in Autobody News


The collision repair industry is poised for another year of change in 2024, according to Ryan Mandell, director of claims performance for Mitchell International.

Mandell was the featured guest for CIECA’s firs...

02-13-2024 11:51 AM - Comment(s)

CIECA welcomes  ADAS Find as a new CIECA corporate member. Founded in 2023 by Owen VanEck and Aiden Foley, the Michigan-based company was established to provide the auto repair industry with a simple and affordable platform for identifying necessary ADAS calibrations and initializations.

Va...

02-06-2024 02:03 PM - Comment(s)

CIECA announced that its next CIECA Webinar is scheduled for Thursday, February 22 at 11 am PST/1 pm CST/2 pm EST: “Embracing Technology to be Successful in the Collision Industry.” The one-hour webinar will feature Mike Anderson, owner of Collision Advice.

 

“People tend to be skeptical about ne...

02-01-2024 06:30 PM - Comment(s)

During the CIECA Board of Trustees meeting in Palm Springs, CA, on January 18, the organization’s Board of Trustees named the following officers for 2024:

 

Chair: Ashley Denison, Chief Information Officer, Caliber Collision

 

Vice Chair: Brady Bonner, Vice President of Client Sales and Suppor...

01-31-2024 03:25 PM - Comment(s)

As the collision industry begins using the new CIECA API Standards (CAPIS), created by the Architecture Committee, we will talk to member companies about their experience. We recently asked Jeff Schroder, founding CEO of Car-...

01-11-2024 08:36 AM - Comment(s)

CIECA welcomes ShopLoaner as a new corporate member. The Cincinnati, OH-based company traces its roots back to the 1990s when one of the company founders wrote a DOS software program to help car dealerships fill out rental agreements for their loaner vehicles. Over time, the software evolved into a ...

01-10-2024 01:13 PM - Comment(s)

CIECA announced that its next CIECA Webinar is scheduled for Thursday, January 25 at 11 am PST/1 pm CST/2 pm EST: “Top Collision Industry Trends to Watch in 2024.” The one-hour webinar will feature Ryan Mandell, director of claims performance for Mitchell International, Inc.

 

Mandell said that o...
01-04-2024 06:28 PM - Comment(s)

CIECA has announced the reactivation of the Standards Development Committee focused on Vehicle Damage and Imaging (VDI)/Estimating. The committee will be chaired by CIECA Past Chair Phil Martinez, principal technical consultant at Mitchell International, an Enlyte Company.

 

“Now that new CIECA A...

12-14-2023 11:11 AM - Comment(s)

CIECA welcomes 1Source ADAS as a new Corporate Member. Established in 2023 by CEO Tommy Ames and COO Robby Read, the company provides Advanced Driver-Assistance Systems (ADAS) software that generates a post-repair report identifying needed calibrations based on a collision repair estimate.

 

Ames...

12-06-2023 03:13 PM - Comment(s)

The next CIECA Webinar is scheduled for Thursday, December 14 at 11 am PST/1 pm CST/2 pm EST: “The Increasing Demand of AI and Data in the Collision Industry.” The one-hour webinar will feature Sumit Chauhan, co-founder and chief operating officer (COO) of CerebrumX.

 

During the live broadcast, ...
11-16-2023 04:10 PM - Comment(s)

CIECA welcomes Industrial Finishes and Systems as a new Corporate Member. Established 65 years ago by Stuart Barr, the family-owned company focuses on automotive and industrial paint, coatings and supplies, as well as specialty vehicle and industrial wood finishing products. With about 350 employees...

11-14-2023 02:20 PM - Comment(s)

The Collision Industry Electronic Commerce Association (CIECA) announced today that its second standards release of the year, the 2023R2, is now available to members as of October 19, 2023. A CIECA Technical Webinar will be held on Thursday, November 9 at 11 am PT/1 pm CT/2 pm ET to discuss the rele...

10-23-2023 04:41 PM - Comment(s)

New CIECA member Propel is committed to boosting small businesses in the collision industry through the company’s review management platform. Established in January 2023, the company is led by CEO Gaurav (Rav) Mendiratta and an eight-member dedicated team. Propel helps businesses gather Google Revie...

10-02-2023 10:55 AM - Comment(s)

In 2022, one of CIECA’s active committees, Recycled Parts and Inventory, was discussing recycled electric vehicle (EV) parts. The committee, chaired by Ginny Whelan, senior consultant for the Automotive Recyclers Association (ARA), ultimately found that questions kept arising about how an EV’s lifec...

10-02-2023 10:47 AM - Comment(s)

Originally published in Automotive Recycling magazine

When an insurance company emails an estimate to a body shop or a recycler buys or sells a vehicle, up until recently, little thought was given to the personally identifiable information (PII) being shared. That is no longer the case.


“Those in...

08-16-2023 10:08 AM - Comment(s)

CIECA welcomes SafEST as a new Corporate Member. Established in 2023, SafeEST integrates with the CCC Secure Share Network to help identify required services and link collision repairers with sublet providers offering post-repair services and safety system calibrations. 


“By identifying wha...

08-15-2023 10:50 AM - Comment(s)

The next CIECA Webinar is scheduled for Thursday, August 24 at 11 am PT/1 pm CT/2 pm ET: “Current & Forecasted Collision Industry Trends.” The one-hour webinar will feature Bart Mazurek, Vice President, Automotive Services Group (ASG) Consulting & Services, CCC Intelligent Solutions.

During t...
08-03-2023 03:30 PM - Comment(s)

Revv has joined CIECA as a Corporate Member. The company was founded in 2022 by CEO Adi Bathla and CTO Rashmi Sinha with a vision to revolutionize the collision industry. Based in New York City, the co-founders and their team use advanced artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning technologie...

07-21-2023 12:43 PM - Comment(s)