The automotive aftermarket is bidding farewell to an industry legend, as CCC Intelligent Solutions’ Susanna Gotsch prepares for retirement, closing the book on a prolific 30-year career. Gotsch worked in the many different avenues of CCC since her 1992 start with the company, having built up skills in product development and management, before moving on to head up CCC’s data warehouse development team. In 2000, she also began serving as the company’s industry analyst, a role which would become her full-time responsibility. Gotsch also developed and has led CCC’s Crash Course publication since 1995.

Gotsch was recognized as a “Most Influential Women in the Collision Repair Industry” in 2011 and served on the board of the Women’s Industry Network from 2013 to 2019.


Lordco’s 33rd annual trade show is slated to occur this April 3 and 4, says the company. Registration closes on March 30, 2023, at 5 p.m. PST. Please note that registration for suppliers is invitation-only. The event is traditionally held at the Pacific Coliseum and PNE Agrodome. Last year, the company said it hosted “hundreds of partners representing the best tools, equipment and chemical lines the industry has to offer.”

Photos from last year’s Lordco Trade Show, which marked the first time in two years that attendees connected at the Vancouver-based event.


Markham, Ontario’s Pfaff Autoworks recently hosted the Automotive Parts Manufacturer’s Association (APMA) and other Project Arrow stakeholders for the reveal of Project Arrow. Suppliers were treated to a super-secret glimpse at the Canadian-built car on December 20, where 80 attendees met at a tightly guarded event at Pfaff Autoworks. Viewers were forced to abandon their smartphones and tape over any camera lenses before they were permitted a walkaround of the four-seater ZEV. Every part of the Arrow model is Canadian-made, according to Flavio Volpe, president of the APMA–aside from the infotainment screen, which he says is made by Lenovo in absence of a Canadian supplier.


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