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CIECA Announces Webinar on How Our Industry Is Addressing Challenges Created by the Coronavirus


Sanford, NC — CIECA announced that it will be holding a special CIECAst webinar on Monday, April 6 at 11 am CST: “How Our Industry is Addressing Challenges Created by the Coronavirus.”

The webinar will feature business leaders from all segments of the collision repair industry and highlight innovative ways companies can continue to provide high-quality service while the coronavirus restrictions are in place.

“CIECA constantly looks for ways to help the collision repair industry approach evolving issues, increase efficiency and meet the needs of its customers,” said Ed Weidmann, CIECA’s executive director. “We hope you can join us for this broadcast, which is aimed at addressing the many issues created by these challenging times.”

Speakers Include:

  • Mike Anderson, Owner of Collision Advice
  • Debbie Day, EVP and GM, Mitchell International
  • Shan McMillon, Owner, Cocoa Auto Salvage, and ARA Executive Committee Member
  • Dustin Nunamaker, Director, Claims Material Damage, Kemper Insurance
  • Dan Risley, VP Quality Repair & Market Development, CCC

To register for the CIECAst, click here.

The CIECAst webinar scheduled for April 21, “The Importance of OEM Certifications,” featuring Connor Smith from CARSTAR, has been postponed until August.

About CIECA

CIECA develops electronic standards, codes and standard messages and provides implementation guides to make the industry more efficient. All standards are developed by members. CIECA membership is open to the collision repair and property restoration industries, and related segments: repairers, insurers, OEMs, parts and material suppliers, information and software providers, car rental companies, towing companies, salvage and recycled parts providers, auto glass replacement facilities, subrogation providers, general service providers and property restoration providers. CIECA’s goals are to deliver benefits to all participants through reduced development and support costs, lower cost of implementation, reduced barrier to entry and faster development times.

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