SCRS Video Release: The Rules and Challenges of Structural Repair on Modern Vehicle

Prosser, Washington, February 20, 2019 – The Society of Collision Repair Specialists (SCRS) has released a new video on their YouTube channel ( featuring the first of three panel discussions held as part of the OEM Collision Repair Technology Summit at the 2018 SEMA Show.

During the open and interactive session on The Rules – and Challenges – of Structural Repair on Modern Vehicle Architecture, panelists explore how modern vehicle architecture and design specifically influence repair facility processes. From research of advanced substrates and mixed-material designs to joining processes and equipment necessities, the program explores the range of considerations necessary to perform structural collision repair.

Moderated by:

Ron Reichen, Precision Body and Paint in Beaverton, Oregon, and
Danny Gredinberg, Administrator of the Database Enhancement Gateway.

Panelists include:

Robert Hiser | Auto/Steel Partnership
Lead, Advanced High-Strength Steel Repairability

Mike Kukavica | Porsche Cars North America
Collision Repair Technology Instructor, AfterSales Technical Training

Shawn Hart | Audi of America
Collision Instructor/Curriculum Designer

Dan Black | FCA
Advanced Body Development Service Engineer and Collision Repair Manager

With an ever-increasing focus on vehicle design with intentional flow of energy through structural components, and away from occupants, understanding how to anticipate and identify signs energy travel through the vehicle, and impacts that it may have in the repair process are critical for technicians and owners alike.

This video is an opportunity to learn directly from Audi of America, the Auto/Steel Partnership, FCA and Porsche Cars North America about vehicle structure design and how these companies support and encourages proper structural repair.

For more information about SCRS, or to join as a member, please visit, call 1-877-841-0660 or email


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: