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Next CIECAST to Feature Collision Industry Executives Discussing the EV Revolution


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CIECA (Collision Industry Electronic Commerce Association) announced its next CIECAST webinar is scheduled for 1 p.m. CST Jan. 26: “Preparing for the EV Revolution.”

The one-hour live broadcast will feature three presenters from different segments of the collision industry who will explore the potential impacts resulting from the introduction of electric vehicles (EVs.)


They include John Eck, collision manager, wholesale dealer channel, General Motors customer care & aftersales; Chris Evans, claim consultant, P&C claims, State Farm Insurance Companies; and Pete Tagliapietra, business development leader, NuGen IT, an OEC company.


With many OEMs committed to the large-scale production of EVs, the presenters will share insight on how this change will affect the different segments of the collision industry, what can be done to prepare and the role CIECA Standards will play in the future.


All industry segments, including CIECA members and non-members, are invited to attend.

Eck has more than 30 years of automotive aftermarket experience with General Motors and has held numerous field sales, marketing and management positions in several business segments in the U.S., Canada and South Africa.


Eck is currently responsible for managing the collision business, including GM Dealer Wholesale parts strategies, programs and industry relationships.


Additionally, Eck serves on the I-CAR board of director’s Finance Committee, held the position of president and chairman of the board for the OEM Roundtable from 2017-2020 and is an active participant on the Collision Industry Conference (CIC) Governance Committee.


Evans joined State Farm in 1988 as a field claim adjuster in Ohio and eventually moved to...

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