Mechanicsville, Virginia, October 30, 2020 – The Society of Collision Repair Specialists (SCRS) Repairer Driven Education (RDE) series launches on Monday, in conjunction with SEMA360.

To register to attend the educational sessions, visit The sessions can be accessed as an individual session purchase, or as a Full Series pass.

The release schedule will include the following sessions:

Monday, Nov 2

Estimating Resources For Collision Repairers: Integrating The Blueprint Optimization Tool (BOT) And Database Enhancement Gateway (DEG) Into Your Repair Plan Process
Mike Anderson, Collision Advice
Danny Gredinberg, Database Enhancement Gateway (DEG)
Barry Dorn, Dorn’s Body & Paint
Michael Bradshaw, K&M Collision

Overcoming Insurer Objections To Payment For Needed Repair Procedures
Tim Ronak, AkzoNobel

Beyond The Scan: Interpreting Component Level Data
Chuck Olsen and Josh McFarlin, AirPro Diagnostics

The Modern Customer Journey
Bob O’Brien, Podium

Comprehensive Training In Glue Pull Repair – Advanced Session
Chris White and Gene Fetty, KECO Body Repair

Tuesday, Nov 3

Leveraging Your OEM Certifications
Mike Anderson, Collision Advice
Dave Gruskos, Reliable Automotive Equipment

Industry Disruption…Vehicles, Technology And Market Pressure That Will Disrupt Your Business And What To Do About It
Frank Terlep, Auto Techcelerators

The Art And Science Of Seam Sealer Duplication
Ryan Marinnan, 3M

Tech Recruiting And Development – Cracking The Code
Dustin Peugeot, Matrix Trade Institute
Kevin Wolfe, LeadersWay

Wednesday, Nov 4

Litigating And Winning Short Pay Claims
John Parese, Buckley Wynne & Parese

Scanning And Diagnostics: Get Educated And Be Prepared, In Order To Get Paid
Aaron Clark and Eric Newell, AirPro Diagnostics

Marketing In 2020: Will People Find You? What Will They See?
Eric Reamer, PR Media Coach
Robert Grieve, Nylund’s Collision Center

The Millennial Generation. What You Don’t Know CAN Hurt You
Michael Lanza, Sherwin-Williams Automotive Finishes

Thursday, Nov 5

OEM Collision Repair Technology Summit


GM: Global perspective on electrification, safety systems, emerging trends and collision repair
John Eck, Jennifer Goforth, John Willis, Nathaniel Skutt and Christopher Blackmore of General Motors

Ducker: A look at Aluminum, Materials and the Changing Landscape of Automotive Design in North America
Scott Ulnick and Abey Abraham, Ducker

AUDI: A new era of electric is here
Mark Allen, Audi of America

SUBARU: Required Repair Procedures and the “Why?” Behind Detailed Inspections
Devin Wilcox, Subaru of America

FORD: 2021 F-150 and Mustang Mach E Overview
Gerry Bonanni and Rob Lien, Ford Motor Company

Friday, Nov 6

The Real Deal!! Performing Calibrations The OE Way
John Shewbridge, Hunter Engineering

Order Of Importance: Car, Client And Then The Shop, And Why?
Dave Smith, Auto Damage Experts

Why Ignoring QUALITY CONTROL Will Cost You Profits And Sales
Lee Rush, Sherwin-Williams Automotive Finishes

Material Planning: How To Use The Best Materials AND Increase Your Profit
Jason Scharton, 3M

All session will remain available through August 2021. Learn more at

SCRS will also be holding a raffle for attendees of the Repairer Driven Education series. The raffle will be for a prize package, donated by Reliable Automotive Equipment (RAE) valued at over $19,500! The package includes one (1) New X-Pac Riveting System with X-press tool box, one (1) Wieländer+Schill work station WS60 steel dent puller with airpuller (AP95), one (1) Vario Drill (WS90), one (1) Flexi Therm Multi-heating pad-System and one (1) Body Saw (WPS 4000).

To be entered into the drawing, participants will need to register for Repairer Driven Education sessions ( and attend the sessions. SCRS issues certificates of completion once the viewer has watched 90% of the session. Attendees will receive an entry into the drawing for each course they complete and earn a certificate for by 5:00pm EDT on Friday, November 6th.

The 2020 OEM Collision Repair Technology Summit is made possible with support from BASF, CCC Information Services, Enterprise, GM Genuine Parts, Sherwin-Williams Automotive Finishes, Toyota Wholesale Parts and SEMA360.

Additional support for the RDE series is provided by AASP, 3M, AirPro Diagnostics, AkzoNobel Performance Coatings, Axalta, PBES, Podium, PPG Automotive Refinish, Reliable Automotive Equipment and Spanesi-Americas.

To learn more about SCRS’ education series at SEMA360, and to interact with select speakers, visit our showcase booth at