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SCRS Announces OEM Collision Repair Technology Summit Session on EVs


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The Society of Collision Repair Specialists (SCRS) has announced the participating subject matter experts in the OEM Collision Repair Technology Summit session on electric vehicles (EVs).

To register to attend the Summit held Nov. 4 during the 2021 SEMA Show, visit www.scrs.com/2021RDE.

The Summit session on EVs will take place in the Upper South Hall of the Las Vegas Convention Center, just down the hall from the Collision Repair & Refinish section of the SEMA Show, from 9–10:30 a.m.


The panel will feature:


  • Jennifer Goforth, director of global aftersales mechanical engineering, General Motors
  • John Eck, collision manager, customer care and aftersales, General Motors
  • Andy McDonald, global body repair program senior manager, Lucid Motors
  • Andy Hall, head of vehicle safety, Lucid Motors
  • Kelly Logan, senior manager, collision repair program, Rivian
  • Dan Black, manager of service engineering, Rivian


Panel moderators will include Ron Reichen, Precision Body & Paint of Oregon, and Kye Yeung, European Motor Car Works of California, both of whom own repair facilities with experience in operating within certified collision repair networks that include electric vehicles.


The session will explore the unique vehicle platforms each of the participating manufacturers have developed, and how their EV offering differs from other more traditional vehicles. From construction to repairs characteristics and means in which the collision repair industry will need to adapt, panelists will thoroughly explore considerations and opportunities afforded to the industry by EV.


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