CIC Presentations Include Comparison of Airline, Collision Repair Industries

The discussions also covered I-CAR's new mobile app and state legislation impacting the industry.

The CIC Governmental Committee held a panel discussion that included, from left, Emil Nusbaum, Jill Tuggle and Jeff Haury.

The second Collision Industry Conference (CIC) of the year was held April 17 in Seattle, WA, drawing hundreds of attendees from around the country to the Pacific Northwest.

The Estimating and Repair Planning Committee kicked off the meeting with a presentation looking at similarities and differences between commercial airline practices and collision repair principals. Kirsten Bossenbroek Spalding, an engineering liaison for Boeing, discussed repair and documentation requirements and quality control practices in her industry which, like collision repairers, works to prioritize customer safety in sophisticated transportation vehicles.

Risley fullDan Risley, right, incoming chairman of the Collision Industry Conference, stands with the past chairs who attended the meeting in Seattle.

I-CAR’s Jeff Peevy shared details about the training organization’s new Repairability Technical Support (RTS) app.

The Governmental Committee offered a look at recently proposed and enacted state legislation impacting the industry. During that discussion, Jeff Haury, a Washington state shop owner and claims consultant, talked about lobbying for legislation in his state that called for the use of OEM repair procedures, saying he was puzzled by the opposition to that concept. “There's a roomful of us here talking about how to fix a car,” Haury noted. “And yet we have to try to pass a law in order to be able to do that?”

Also at the meeting, a committee of past CIC chairs announced Dan Risley of CCC Intelligent Solutions will begin his term as the new chairman of the conference at the next meeting, being held in Denver in July.

Keep an eye on Autobody News for a full recap of these presentations from John Yoswick.

John Yoswick

John Yoswick is a freelance writer and Autobody News columnist who has been covering the collision industry since 1988, and the editor of the CRASH Network... Read More

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