NACE reveals details for OEM training sessions

Major OEMs have committed training resources to NACE, including vehicle-specific training on (clockwise, from top left) the Cadillac CT6, the 2017 Chrysler Pacifica, the 2017 Ford F-Series Super Duty and the 2017 Audi Q7 Hybrid.

North Richland Hills, Texas — June 8, 2016 — The veil has at last been lifted. NACE has released details for the OEM training sessions that will take place at NACE 2016. This year’s event is set for August 9 to 13 at the Anaheim Convention Center and promises to feature record involvement and expanded training from companies such as Audi, BMW, FCA, Ford, GM, Honda, Hyundai, Toyota and others.

The OEMs will provide information on their latest vehicles, materials and technology, how to address specific repairs. Details on their respective certified collision repair programs will also be included.

“The support and participation of the car manufacturers is significant to the show’s development,” says Dan Risley, ASA President & Executive Director. “Although NACE | CARS received support in the past, the industry has never before experienced this level of OEM involvement. Service and repair professionals will benefit from attending and learning directly from the car manufacturers on how to repair the cars of today and tomorrow.”

The following OEM training sessions are offered on a complimentary basis with the purchase of a conference or expo pass.

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. 

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.

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.

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.

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. 

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.

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.

For more information, please visit naceexpo.com.


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