North Richland Hills, Texas -- April 18, 2016 -- The MSO Symposium has consistently been one of the most thought provoking sessions at NACE since it was first offered in 2011. The schedule has been released for this year's session, and it promises to bring together an even broader group of collision industry executives and thought leaders. The MSO Symposium will take place as part of this year's NACE event. NACE 2016 takes place August 11 in Anaheim, California.
The program will cover business growth, mergers and acquisitions, private equity, insurance and industry trends, management-focused topics, industry trends and market intelligence. The Symposium receives support from several sponsors, including Car-O-Liner, Axalta, AkzoNobel, Arrowhead Insurance, AudaExplore and Celette.
1:00 – 1:30 p.m.: Industry Update
PRESENTER: Vincent Romans, Founding Principal & Managing Partner, The Romans Group
1:30 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.: Insurer Panel
MODERATOR: Marcy Tieger, Symphony Advisors LLC
PANELISTS: Russ Hoffbauer, State Farm; Clint Marlow, Allstate; Chris Andreoli, Progressive
3:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.: A Capital Markets View of Collision Around the World
PRESENTER: Rex Green, Managing Director and Global Co-Head of Automotive Aftermarket Investment Banking at Jefferies LLC
3:30 p.m. – 3:45 p.m.: Break
3:45 p.m. – 5:15 p.m.: MSO Panel
MODERATORS: John Walcher, Veritas Advisors, Inc.; Dave Roberts, FOCUS Investment Banking LLC
PANELISTS: Jeff Middleton, Exhibition Automotive CARSTAR; Jake Nossaman, Collision Work; Jim Keller, 1Collision; Darrell Amberson, LaMettry’s Collision; Jim West, CARSTAR Collision Care Centers; Twila Harris, Auto Art; Rick Wood, Cooks Collision
5:15 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.: OE Panel
MODERATOR: Russell Thrall, CollisionWeek
PANELISTS: John Eck, GM; Jeff Hilton, Toyota; Gary Ledoux, Honda; Mark Allen, Audi
For more information on NACE and the 2016 MSO Symposium, please visit nacexpo.com.