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The next CIECA Webinar will be held on Thursday, June 27 at 11 am PT/1 pm CT/2 pm ET: “What the Collision Industry Needs to Know About the Unauthorized Use of Its Information & Data.”

 

The one-hour live broadcast will feature Pete Tagliapietra, managing director of DataTouch, who will be dis...

06-05-2024 03:02 PM - Comment(s)

The next CIECA Webinar will be held on Thursday, May 30 at 11 am PT/1 pm CT/2 pm ET: “The Fundamentals of Generative AI, Large Language Models and Implications for the Collision Industry.” The one-hour live broadcast will feature Gaurav (Rav) Mendiratta, CEO of SocioSquares, an AI software developme...

05-02-2024 03:59 PM - Comment(s)

CIECA’s primary mission is to develop and publish data standards for the collision industry. For the data standards to be effective, they must be meaningful to all collision industry segments and provide a common vocabulary for digital communication. To ensure that goal is achieved, CIECA’s Com...

04-02-2024 08:36 AM - Comment(s)

As a founding CIECA member company, Mitchell, an Enlyte company, has used CIECA standards since the mid-1990s when the initial EMS standard was published. Phil Martinez, Mitchell’s senior technical consultant, said the company has always supported CIECA and its mission.


“We feel that CIECA stand...

04-02-2024 08:36 AM - Comment(s)

CIECA welcomes new Corporate member ADAS Solutions USA, LLC. COO Jerry Cathcart started his first calibration center in Loveland, CO, in July 2021 to perform ADAS static calibrations. He partnered with Daryl Bennett, the company’s current CEO, and Cliff Mayer, VP of Business Development, and th...

03-28-2024 11:30 AM - Comment(s)

CIECA announced that its 15th annual conference, CONNEX 2024: “The Intersection of Data & Mobility,” will be held at the MGM Grand Detroit hotel in Detroit, MI, September 24-25.

 

During the two-day event, insightful speakers will discuss where technology and businesses are headed and what th...

03-07-2024 06:23 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...

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

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 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)

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)