September 17 CIECAST Webinar:

Future Industry Disruptions

Frank Terlep, CEO of Autotechcelerators, and Jake Rodenroth, director of OEM and industry technical relations for asTech, shared insight about the major disruptions affecting the collision repair industry now and in the future.

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

August 11 CIECAST Webinar:

The Importance of OEM Certifications

Connor Smith, senior OEM manager for CARSTAR, discussed the importance of OEM guidelines in an environment of frequent vehicle advancement. He also shared 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
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


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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CIECA members shared their thoughts about how the organization helps the industry in this video. Read testimonials from a cross-section of the industry.

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Posted on Aug 28th, 2020
CIECA members and the industry wish Charley Quirt, CIECA's project coordinator, best wishes in his retirement. 
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September CIECAST Webinar Announced
Posted on Aug 20th, 2020
Frank Terlep, CEO of Autotechcelerators, and Jake Rodenroth, director of OEM and industry technical relations for asTech, will talk about future industry disruptions during the next CIECAST webinar on Thursday, September 17 at 11 am CST. 
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