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GM Announces Collision Repair Certification Program Launch in 2018

Tue, 25 Jul 2017 20:10:32 +0000

Will look incorporate technologies like OnStar to communicate with customers and streamline repair process. General Motors’ Customer Care and Aftersales division announced it will launch a comprehensive collision certification program in 2018. Previously, GM has had vehicle-specific certification programs such as for various models of the Chevrolet Corvette. In 2015, GM announced an aluminum repair […]

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AMi Launches Designations for Collision Repair Estimators

Tue, 25 Jul 2017 13:57:40 +0000

New professional designation includes I-CAR training and ASE certification requirement. The Automotive Management Institute (AMi) announces the development and launch of two new professional designations for the Collision Repair Estimator role.  “The new designations, represent fourteen months of industry work to identify and develop requirements, which include AMi, I-CAR and Information Provider training and ASE […]

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PPG Names Zamblera VP for Refinish for Europe, Middle East and Africa

Tue, 25 Jul 2017 13:51:07 +0000

PPG (NYSE:PPG) today announced Jérôme Zamblera will become vice president, automotive refinish, Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA), and director, environment, health and safety (EHS), EMEA. Zamblera will report to John Outcalt, vice president, global automotive refinish and Greindl. Zamblera is currently general manager, automotive refinish, EMEA, and also oversees EHS, EMEA. PPG also announced […]

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Metromile Announces Artificial Intelligence Claims System Using Sensor Data

Tue, 25 Jul 2017 13:41:50 +0000

Pay per mile insurer announced a new claim application it hopes will provide a frictionless experience enabling claims to be verified and paid out quickly. Metromile, a pay-per-mile car insurance provider in the U.S., is launching its new automated system powered by their AI smart claims assistant, AVA. According to the company using its Pulse […]

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AkzoNobel Announces New Executive Committee Structure

Tue, 25 Jul 2017 13:24:38 +0000

Ruud Joosten named COO, will lead Paints & Coatings businesses. AkzoNobel today announces a new structure for its Executive Committee. The move follows last week’s announcement that Thierry Vanlancker was taking over the role of CEO for the company. In the new Executive Committee announced today, the following roles will continue: Chief Executive Officer (Thierry […]

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UK National Body Repair Association and Audatex Announce Partnership

Tue, 25 Jul 2017 13:14:01 +0000

Audatex has signed a partnership agreement with the National Body Repair Association (NBRA), the United Kingdoms’s trade association for the auto body repair sector. The deal will add to the efforts by both parties to support the industry at large, as well as helping individual body shops to grow and future-proof themselves against new challenges. […]

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Certified Collision Group Adds 52 Affiliate Collision Repair Centers in 2017

Mon, 24 Jul 2017 13:19:47 +0000

The network’s supply chain partnerships also have grown from 20 to 35 so far this year. The Certified Collision Group (CCG) today announced its 2017 mid-year growth results to its Board of Directors and the industry at large.  Thus far in 2017 CCG has added 52 additional locations to its supply chain and business development […]

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Estify Launches Collision Repair Planning Solution including OEM

Mon, 24 Jul 2017 13:17:00 +0000

Estify announced the launch Estify Pro, a predictive collision repair planning solution.. Estify Pro is a tool that automates vehicle repair planning, a process that has until now been completely manual and subjective. Estify has partnered directly with Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEMs) to create a software platform that generates consistent OEM documentation for repairers and […]

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Angela Rinella Elected Vice President of GEICO Claims

Mon, 24 Jul 2017 13:13:46 +0000

GEICO recently named Angela Rinella as vice president of claims operations at its corporate headquarters in Chevy Chase, Md. Rinella will oversee all of GEICO’s claims operations. Rinella began her GEICO career in 2002, as a telephone claims representative in Woodbury, N.Y., and was part of the team that opened GEICO’s regional center in Buffalo, […]

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AASP/NJ Donates to Prostate Cancer Research

Mon, 24 Jul 2017 13:08:01 +0000

For the second consecutive year, the Alliance of Automotive Service Providers of New Jersey (AASP/NJ) met with representatives from Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center to make a donation to help the organization in its efforts to combat prostate cancer. AASP/NJ’s donation of $1,000 was once again generated in part from the proceeds of the association’s […]

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