SCRS Announces Details for 2019 OEM Collision Repair Technology Summit at SEMA Show

Mechanicsville, Virginia, October 8, 2019 – The Society of Collision Repair Specialists (SCRS) has recently released the details for one of the three sessions during the 2019 OEM Collision Repair Technology Summit at the 2019 SEMA Show.

The OEM Collision Repair Technology Summit, to be held Thursday, November 7, marks the 5th year this program has been included in the Repairer Driven Education series lineup. To register to attend the Summit, visit and either select the individual sessions or for the best value, purchase a Full Series Pass.

The three sessions spanning the day are designed to put SEMA show attendees in a room with innovators in automotive structural design and technology. The Summit’s distinctly different sessions feature topics that host discussion between companies and individuals with rich histories of producing sophisticated advancements in the automotive and collision repair fields. They will be highlighting developments in modern vehicles, with a focus on emerging trends that influence vehicle repairability and collision industry preparation.

The first session description to be announced is:

OEM Session II: 11:00am – 12:30pm

HELP! A comprehensive conversation surrounding accessibility to OEM procedures and technical support

Accessing, utilizing and documenting an adherence to OEM repair procedures has become one of the most prolific conversations in the collision repair industry. But for many repair facilities, creating practices and processes that account for the variety of places OEM procedures are found, and the places that collision repair staff need to look in the technical documentation can be a challenge, even when the culture within the repair business embraces the decision to use the OEM repair manuals. Even further, following the procedures can often lead to questions that may require a degree of support or service to ensure that repairs are being performed accurately and as intended. This panel discussion will allow various automakers to discuss accessibility and use of their OEM procedures, and resources that exist in the way of help lines, technical support, and other means to support repair facility businesses who have adopted an OEM focus on repairs.

This program will be led by Mike Anderson, President of Collision Advice. Mike is the former owner of Wagonwork Collision Centers, two highly acclaimed shops located in Alexandria, Virginia, and one of the industry’s foremost speakers and consultants who works closely with a number of OEM organizations to bring information and best practices to the thousands of shops he interacts with throughout the year.

The panel will include:

Dan Black
Advanced Body Development and Collision Repair Manager, Fiat Chrysler Automobiles

Eric Mendoza
Collision Operations, Toyota Motor North America

Nicole Riedel
Wholesale Parts Specialist, Subaru of America, Inc.

Scott Kaboos
Chief Instructor for Collision Repair, American Honda Motor Co.

Other OEM Summit sessions being held on Thursday, November 7th include:

OEM Session I: 9:00 – 10:30am
From substrate to surface – preparing for emerging trends in automotive technology

OEM Session III: 3:00pm – 5:00pm
Meeting the OEM expectation in welding

To secure your spot visit to register.

The 2019 OEM Collision Repair Technology Summit is made possible with support from PPG Automotive Refinish; AkzoNobel; BASF; CCC Information Services, Inc.; Reliable Automotive Equipment; Enterprise; Toyota Wholesale Parts; and Spanesi-Americas.

To learn more about SCRS’ education series at the SEMA Show visit

About SCRS’ Repairer Driven Education: The 2019 RDE series marks the 10th delivery of collision repair education programs produced by SCRS for the SEMA Show. The series will feature 5 days of seminar offerings, many of which are uniquely designed and being offered only at the 2019 SEMA Show. Repairer Driven Education includes general sessions Monday – Wednesday, the OEM Collision Repair Technology Summit on Thursday, and the IDEAS Collide Showcase on Friday. The 2019 RDE series is made possible with support from AASP, AirPro Diagnostics, AkzoNobel, American Honda Motor Co., Axalta, BASF, CCC, Celette, Enterprise, GM, Hedson Technologies, PBES, Podium, PPG, Pro Spot, Reliable Automotive Equipment, Spanesi Americas and Toyota. Better your business by registering today at

About SCRS: Through its direct members and 38 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 Web site: You can e-mail SCRS at the following address: