Friday, 08 October 2010 17:45

LKQ/Keystone and NSF to Discuss Assured Quality Aftermarket Replacement Parts in CREW Webcast October 21, 2010 at 11:00am

The Collision Repair Executive Webcast (CREW) will welcome Ron Wagman, Senior Vice President of Operations, Wholesale Parts and Terry Fortner, Vice President of Industry Relations and Market Development, both from LKQ/Keystone Automotive Industries, along with Rob Frayer P.E. Director of Engineering NSF International, the third party, not-for-profit entity responsible for administrating the AQRP program. NSF provides certification to the NSF Automotive Aftermarket Parts Certification Program for rebars, front bumpers, rear step bumpers, absorbers and brackets.

Mr. Wagman and Mr. Fortner will discuss LKQ’s Total Alternative Parts Solution, including the company’s NSF developed program to assure the quality and integrity of replacement collision crash parts. They will also address some of the industry myths about aftermarket parts. Mr. Frayer will provide information about the history of NSF, its automotive parts certification program, program requirements, and the new part approval process.

CREW’s December webcast will feature Jack Gillis of the Certified Automotive Parts Association (CAPA), to provide another view on certified aftermarket parts.

CREW is designed to provide collision repair service providers, property and casualty insurance personnel and automobile physical damage industry suppliers, partners and constituents with high-level, current information about the rapidly changing industry.

Each webcast includes topical, high-level industry information, as well as a special guest presenter. The delivery format is a web-based visual presentation of the content, a simultaneous audio conference call and the capability for participants to question the presenters. Erick Bickett Fix Auto, Matthew Ohrnstein, Symphony Advisors, and Vincent Romans, The Romans Group, produce and present the semi-monthly, one-hour Webcast meeting.

There are a limited number of spots available. Reservations are required. If you are interested in joining the CREW webcast on Thursday, October 21, 2010 at 11:00 a.m. Pacific Standard Time or any future CREW session please contact Liz Stein at (714) 279-2027 or via e-mail at crew@fixauto.com

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