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Complete OEM training schedule released for NACE

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North Richland Hills, Texas — June 29, 2016 — The full schedule for this year’s OEM programming at NACE 2016 has been revealed. This year’s event features record involvement and expanded training from numerous OEMs. NACE 2016 will take place August 9 to 13 at Anaheim Convention Center in Anaheim, California.

Thursday, August 11

9:30 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles: Introducing the all-new 2017 Chrysler Pacifica – This class will provide information relative to the technical specifications, metal strengths and repair procedures. It will be led by John Hughes, MOPAR Collision Repair Responsible Service Engineering, TSO, Fiat Chrysler Automobiles.

10:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.

Service Ready: Honda – Join Honda’s Valerie Sullivan and her team as they show service repair shops how to be Service Ready for their brand. From service information and scan tools to key and immobilizer codes, learn what is available and how you can utilize these resources to make your shop more successful when servicing Honda vehicles.

11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Ford Motor Company: Ford F-Series Repair Information & Introducing the 2017 F-Series Super Duty – Join in on the discussion about Ford’s aluminum-body truck lineup. This repairability presentation will include specifics about the F-150 and the 2017 F-Series Super Duty, including Ford-approved repair procedures. The class wil also include a Q&A session for technicians to speak personally with Ford service engineers. The session will be led by Gerry Bonnani, Service Engineer, Paint and Body Repair, Ford Motor Company.

11:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

I-CAR presents BMW Carbon Fiber – Damage Assessment and Repair Methods. The session will be led by Ricky Hernandez of BMW.

1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.

Audi of America: Introducing the 2017 Audi Q7 Hybrid – Learn the material construction and repair methodology of the new 2017 Audi Q7 Hybrid, led by Mark Allen, Collision Programs and Workshop Equipment Specialist, Audi of America.

1:00 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.

American Honda: 2016 Honda Pilot and Civic body technology and Honda’s ProFirst Certified Collision Repair Facility Program – Learn about Honda’s latest collision industry support activities and accomplishments. This class will include an overview of body technology on the 2016 Honda Pilot and Civic and the ProFirst Certified Collision Repair Facility Program. The session will be led by Gary Ledoux, Assistant National Manager, Collision Parts Marketing, American Honda and Chris Tobie, Collision Business Specialist, American Honda.

1:30 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.

I-CAR presents F-150 Apron Tube Replacement. The session will be led by Shawn Collins of I-CAR.

2:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.

General Motors: Focus on the customer and the importance of a safe repair & overview of Cadillac CT6 Repair Procedures – With a wide range of repair challenges facing the industry, GM is focused on helping body shops access information to make quality, safe repairs. This class will cover what’s new at GM along with how to access new repair information. GM will also discuss the repair procedures for the all-new aluminum unibody Cadillac CT6. The course will be led by John Eck, Manager, Wholesale Dealer Channel, General Motors.

4:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Toyota: Work Smarter. Not Harder. New Skills For Repair Challenges! – James Meyer, Technical Training Administrator, Sr., for Toyota will demonstrate how Toyota’s ‘Fix it Right the First Time’ philosophy pays off. This will be accomplished through a presentation on a typical non-structural/structural repair challenge, in which some repairers might guess at the right thing to do instead of planning the repair, using skill and information resources learned during instructor-led training.

Friday, August 12

9:30 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.

Ford Motor Company: Ford F-Series Repair Information & Introducing the 2017 F-Series Super Duty – Join in on the discussion about Ford’s aluminum-body truck lineup. This repairability presentation will include specifics about the F-150 and the 2017 F-Series Super Duty, including Ford-approved repair procedures. The class wil also include a Q&A session for technicians to speak personally with Ford service engineers. The session will be led by Gerry Bonnani, Service Engineer, Paint and Body Repair, Ford Motor Company.

11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Toyota: Work Smarter. Not Harder. New Skills For Repair Challenges! – James Meyer, Technical Training Administrator, Sr., for Toyota will demonstrate how Toyota’s ‘Fix it Right the First Time’ philosophy pays off. This will be accomplished through a presentation on a typical non-structural/structural repair challenge, in which some repairers might guess at the right thing to do instead of planning the repair, using skill and information resources learned during instructor-led training.

11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Audi of America: Introducing the 2017 Audi Q7 Hybrid – Learn the material construction and repair methodology of the new 2017 Audi Q7 Hybrid, led by Mark Allen, Collision Programs and Workshop Equipment Specialist, Audi of America.

11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

I-CAR presents MIG Brazing – Honda Accord B-Pillar Replacement

1:00 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.

American Honda: 2016 Honda Pilot and Civic body technology and Honda’s ProFirst Certified Collision Repair Facility Program – Learn about Honda’s latest collision industry support activities and accomplishments. This class will include an overview of body technology on the 2016 Honda Pilot and Civic and the ProFirst Certified Collision Repair Facility Program. The session will be led by Gary Ledoux, Assistant National Manager, Collision Parts Marketing, American Honda and Chris Tobie, Collision Business Specialist, American Honda.

1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles: Introducing the all-new 2017 Chrysler Pacifica – This class will provide information relative to the technical specifications, metal strengths and repair procedures. It will be led by John Hughes, MOPAR Collision Repair Responsible Service Engineering, TSO, Fiat Chrysler Automobiles.

1:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.

I-CAR presents BMW “New 7 Series” – New Design, Technology, and Repairs. This session will be led by Anthony McDonald of BMW.

2:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.

General Motors: Focus on the customer and the importance of a safe repair & overview of Cadillac CT6 Repair Procedures – With a wide range of repair challenges facing the industry, GM is focused on helping body shops access information to make quality, safe repairs. This class will cover what’s new at GM along with how to access new repair information. GM will also discuss the repair procedures for the all-new aluminum unibody Cadillac CT6. The course will be led by John Eck, Manager, Wholesale Dealer Channel, General Motors.

For more information or to register, please visit naceexpo.com.

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