Gary Ledoux

gary ledouxGary Ledoux is a freelance writer with 48 years in the automotive industry.  He can be reached at mayorclum@yahoo.com

Monday, 16 April 2018 18:06

OE Shop Certification Programs: Toyota

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For this month’s OE certification profile, we spoke with George R. Irving Jr., National Manager for Wholesale Parts and Certified Collision Centers for Toyota USA.

 

Duke Norman

Recently, Collision Safety Consultants (CSC), based in Belmont, NC, announced the opening of eight new locations.

This month, we’re looking at the Assured Performance Certification Network, representing Ford, Nissan, FCA, Infiniti, Hyundai and Kia (Ford was handled in a previous profile.)

The 1930s ushered in the biggest financial calamity of all time: the Great Depression.

Wednesday, 14 February 2018 00:17

OE Shop Certification Programs: Audi

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For this month’s OE certification profile, we spoke with industry icon Mark Allen, Manager of Collision Programs/Collision Training and EV After Sales for Audi.

Tuesday, 13 February 2018 23:24

In Reverse: John Loftus – The Dragon Slayer

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“In the early 1980s, body shops had it tough,” said industry veteran John Loftus in a January 2018 interview.

Friday, 05 January 2018 18:59

OE Shop Certification Programs: Ford

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For this month’s OE certification profile, we spoke with Ford’s Lisa Fournier, Collision Product Manager, and Dean Bruce, Collision Marketing Manager.

Wednesday, 20 December 2017 19:57

OE Shop Certification Programs: American Honda

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Welcome to the first of what will be a series of articles on one of the hottest topics in the collision industry today: OE shop certification programs. 

Training: Providing a steady stream of automotive technicians, both mechanical and body, is a challenge today---not unlike the 1920’s.