Toronto, Ontario — Dave Luehr’s Elite Body Shop Solutions has announced the next installment in its free Elite Webinar Series: Five Disruptions the Collision Industry Will Face in 2020 and Beyond.
Frank Terlep, automotive industry executive, entrepreneur, author and disrupter, will present on Thursday, January 23, at 1 p.m. CST (2 p.m. EST). Terlep will discuss the five major disruptions the collision repair industry will face in 2020 and beyond—including how organizations can best prepare.
The disruptions include the digitization of the automobile, the digitalization of business, digital intermediaries, mergers and acquisitions and consolidation, as well as new calibration and test drive requirements.
“Frank Terlep is a highly-respected member of the collision repair industry and we are honoured to have him speak as part of the Elite Webinar Series,” said Dave Luehr, founder of the Elite Academy. “We’ve been watching him disrupt the auto and collision industries since the mid-1980s during his long and successful career and it will be exciting to hear his insights.”
Terlep recently published a book, Auto Industry Disruption: Who and what is being disrupted and what to do about it. He also launched his fourth business, AutoTechcelerators, which is introducing Test Drive CoPilot™, a patent-pending product and service created to change the way test-drives, road tests and dynamic calibrations are performed, managed and documented forever.
Key takeaways will include an understanding of how the digitalization of the automobile will challenge what we have come to know about the automotive industry; why all businesses must become digital and implement technology to compete; why and how digital intermediaries are getting between the consumer and the shop; why mergers, acquisitions and consolidation will not go away anytime soon and new ways to perform, manage, document and get reimbursed for test drives.
Established in 2014, Elite Body Shop Solutions seeks to serve the independent collision repairer through providing a unique and inspirational portfolio of educational services designed to help them consistently reach their business goals while helping the individuals involved move closer to their true personal potential.