August 11 CIECAST Webinar:

The Importance of OEM Certifications

Connor Smith, senior OEM manager for CARSTAR, will discuss the importance of OEM guidelines in an environment of frequent vehicle advancement. He will also share how the steps to review guidelines can be added to the repair process, where information can be accessed and how to make it a priority for teams. Connor is a long-time member of CARSTAR, holding various positions across departments including insurance, analytics, procurement and operations.

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Connor Smith
CIECA develops electronic communication standards
that allow the collision industry to be more efficient.
Paulette Reed

Paulette Reed has been named CIECA’s business analyst/technical project manager, effective July 20, 2020. In her new role, Reed will be responsible for coordinating and managing the organization’s committee meetings and activities as well as the CIECA Standards for the collision repair industry. "I’m excited to work with the different segments and be an advocate for greater standards use and development,” said Reed. Read More


July 28 CIECAST Webinar:

CIECA 2020R1 Standards Release – Enhanced Quality Assurance Tools & Processes

Andy Bober discussed CIECA’s 2020R1 Standards Release, including its new automated build process created for the publication of the CIECA standards. Andy, a software engineer at Entegral, has over 20 years of experience in Information Technology. His specialties and skills include software development, SDLC, team development, mentoring, technical architecture, JSON Schema, NodeJS, Java, JavaEE, and web services. Learn more.

Brent Johnson
Paul Barry

Paul Barry has been named executive director of CIECA, effective June 1, 2020. In his new role, Barry will work with CIECA’s board of trustees to develop a clear mission and objectives for the organization as well as an effective strategy to accomplish those objectives. “My goal as executive director is to help the board identify challenges faced by the industry and work with all segments of CIECA’s member companies to develop a strategic roadmap to take us to the next chapter," said Barry. Read more...

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August CIECAST Webinar Announced
Posted on Jul 28th, 2020
Connor Smith, senior manager of OEM for CARSTAR, will present during the next CIECAST webinar. Smith will discuss “The Importance of OEM Certifications,” on Tuesday, August 11, at 11 am CST.
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CIECA Names Technical Project Manager
Posted on Jul 20th, 2020
CIECA announced today that Paulette Reed was named CIECA’s new business analyst/technical project manager, effective July 20, 2020. In her new role,
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The Importance of OEM Certifications
Tuesday, August 11th, 11:00 CDT
Connor Smith, senior OEM manager for CARSTAR, will discuss the importance of OEM guidelines in an environment of frequent vehicle advancement. He will also share how the steps to review guidelines can be added to the repair process, where information can be accessed and how to make it a priority for teams. Connor is a long-time member of CARSTAR, holding various positions across departments including insurance, analytics, procurement and operations.
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