SCRS Announces Panelists for OEM Collision Repair Technology Summit Session on Scanning

Prosser, Washington, September 23, 2016 The Society of Collision Repair Specialists (SCRS) has announced additional details on the morning session (9:30 - 11:30am) of the OEM Collision Repair Technology Summit (Summit). The Summit, to be held Thursday, November 3rd during the 2016 SEMA Show in Las Vegas, Nevada, will continue to focus on emerging trends in vehicle construction and technology, and how those aspects influence vehicle repairability. The program is designed to put SEMA Show attendees in a room with innovators in automotive structural design and technology, providing one of the most unique networking and learning opportunities available to the collision repair industry.

Attendees can register now to attend any of the three different segments offered through the day, which can be selected individually or collectively as part of the RDE Full Series Pass. Registration options can be found at
The first, session (OEM1 | Restoring Vehicle Functionality through Electronic Technology and Diagnostics) will discuss how vehicle technology and function advancements meet consumer expectations for safety, convenience and luxury options, and the role of diagnosing accident and repair related failures in the systems. Restoring the functions, calibrating sensors and documenting the restoration of the technological elements in the vehicle become a pivotal part of the repair process.
Moderator John Ellis of Ellis & Associates will lead a two part panel to explore the responsibilities expected of the collision repair providers and solutions available for the industry to fulfill those tasks.

This session will feature two distinguished panels.

The first will be comprised of automakers with documented positions outlining the necessity to perform pre and post-repair scans as part of the repair process. The conversation will cover the technological developments that are precipitating the need for a more systematic approach to identifying, documenting and correcting Diagnostic Trouble Codes. The panel will include:
FCA | John Hughes, Collision Repair Responsible
Nissan North America | Justin Miller, Planner, Certified Collision
American Honda Motor Co. | Chris Tobie, Collision Business Specialist
Toyota Motor Sales, USA | Eric Mendoza, Collision Repair & Refinish Training Assistant Manager

The second panel will feature diagnostic equipment and service providers that have developed technological solutions for the industry. The conversation will identify different mechanisms available to the collision repair community, and address unique challenges and advantages associated with each. Repairers in attendance will leave with a better understanding of options available to their business. The panel will include:
AirPro Diagnostics, LLC | Chuck Olsen, Executive Director of Operations
Robert Bosch LLC | Bob Pattengale, Training Manager
Collision Diagnostic Services | Doug Kelly, CEO
Snap-On Diagnostics | Jason Gabrenas, National Diagnostics Trainer
I-CAR | Jason Bartanen, Director - Industry Technical Relations
This is a "can't miss" session according to SCRS. The future of our collision repair industry is highly skilled professionals, working on highly sophisticated automobiles that require the industry to embrace the necessary investments in training and equipment; but also relies on informed business owners who understand how to define for themselves what a sustainable and successful business model to support that investment looks like.
Attendees are encouraged to register early, as space will be limited for each of these sessions. Click here to register for the SEMA Show and SCRS Repairer Driven Education series, including the OEM Collision Repair Technology Summit.
The 2016 OEM Collision Repair Technology Summit is made possible with support from Capital One® Spark Business®; PPG Automotive Refinish; Audatex; AkzoNobel; BASF; CCC Information Services Inc; Reliable Automotive Equipment; and Toyota Motor Sales, USA.
About SEMA and the SEMA Show: The SEMA Show is a trade show produced by the Specialty Equipment Market Association (SEMA), a nonprofit trade association founded in 1963. Since the first SEMA Show debuted in 1967, the annual event has served as the leading venue bringing together manufacturers and buyers within the automotive specialty equipment industry. Products featured at the SEMA Show include those that enhance the styling, functionality, comfort, convenience and safety of cars and trucks. Additional details available at or, (909) 396-0289.
About SCRS' RDE Series: REPAIRER DRIVEN EDUCATION (RDE) series will feature 4 days of seminar offerings, many of which are uniquely designed and being offered only at the 2016 SEMA Show, including the OEM Collision Repair Technology Summit. Each session has been individually selected or crafted by SCRS because the content focus on information that is relevant to the diverse array of marketplace perspectives within the collision repair industry. Better your business, and register at
About SCRS: Through its direct members and 40 affiliate associations, SCRS is comprised of 6,000 collision repair businesses and 58,500 specialized professionals who work with consumers and insurance companies to repair collision-damaged vehicles. Additional information about SCRS including other news releases is available at the SCRS website: You can e-mail SCRS at the following address:

SCRS Admin Office


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Aaron Schulenburg

Executive Director | Society of Collision Repair Specialists (SCRS)



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