By Levy Joffrion
Chairmen Named For NACE, CARS
Dan Stander, AAM, of Fix Auto Highlands Ranch in Littleton, Colo., will serve as event chairman for this year’s International Autobody Congress & Exposition (NACE). And event chairman of the Congress of Automotive Repair and Service (CARS) will be Bill Moss, AAM, owner of EuroService Automotive in Warrenton, Va.
This will be Moss' second term as event chairman for CARS.
Each chairman will represent his segment of the industry.
NACE and CARS are part of Automotive Service & Repair Week (ASRW), which is sponsored by the Automotive Service Association.
ASRW is scheduled for Oct. 16-19 at the Mandalay Bay Convention Center in Las Vegas.
Telematics High on NASTF Agenda
Telematics ranks high among topics to be discussed at the spring general meeting of the National Automotive Service Task Force (NASTF) to be held March 8 in conjunction with VISION 2013 in the Overland Park Convention Center in Kansas.
Charlie Gorman, NASTF chairman of the board, contends the best telematic solutions in the future may come from open-market development.
Telematics’ technology to transmit vehicle data over long distances is playing a quickly expanding role in service efficiency and consumers’ choice of service facility.
Gorman will make a presentation, “Why Automakers Should Support Telematics,” in which he will offer his insight into telematics in the world of the automaker.
IBIS Set May 20 In Switzerland
The 13th International Bodyshop Industry Symposium – IBIS 2013 – is to take place May 20-22 at the five-star Montreux Palace Hotel, set against the spectacular backdrop of Lake Geneva, Montreux, Switzerland.
IBIS will deliver strategic ideas and global insights from global experts and industry leaders, as well as offer the opportunity to share best practices with your peers and counterparts from around the world.
NATEF Cites Brevard College
The National Automotive Technicians Education Foundation has announced that Brevard Community College in Cocoa, Fla., is the first automobile technology program to achieve accreditation to the new NATEF automobile accreditation standards.
Brevard has recertified as a Master Level training program and has held NATEF accreditation since 1986.
Gifts Help Support Collision Students
Five collision industry members have joined the Collision Repair Education Foundation’s Industry Leadership Circle through its $1000-plus personal contributions to the organization. Tim Adelmann of ABRA Auto Body & Glass; Stacy Bartnik of CARSTAR; Eric Bickett, founder of Fix Auto; Chris Northup of General Distribution Consultants; and Michael Minutillo of Master Auto Body all have donated $1000 or more to the organization.
Donations to the Collision Repair Education Foundation assist in the organization’s efforts to support secondary and postsecondary collision repair students and their schools’ collision programs.
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