By CRM staff
Toronto, Ontario -- May 31, 2019 -- As spring comes to a close, allowing opportunities for growth and reflection, this weeks collision repair news has done the same. From celebrating Tarr’s fresh start as Solera’s CEO to saying goodbye to a cherished member of the collision community, Collision Repair has covered a wide range in the world of autobody this past week. “A week in review” provides time to reflect on any collision repair news you missed, so you’ll be prepared for next week’s lineup of equally unique and current collision stories.
Remembering Industry Leader
John Norris, executive director of the Collision Industry Information Assistance, has died. Known as a passionate champion of the Canadian collision industry, and of the people who worked within it, Norris is also known for playing a major role in the establishment of the Ontario College of Trades.
Solera Gets New CEO
Solera Holdings has a new CEO. The data and software company for the automotive industry announced on Wednesday that Jeff Tarr will be taking over from Tony Aquila as the new CEO. Tarr has two decades of experience leading data and technology-enabled services companies spanning multiple sectors. Most recently, Tarr served as CEO and president of DigitalGlobe, where he led the launch of innovative products that leveraged AI and other new technologies, entered new markets and nearly tripled the company’s revenue.
Auto Industry is Green
A new study provides fact-based arsenal that collision repairers can use in conversations with ecologically intense relations. The auto sector releases less carbon dioxide into the atmosphere than the pharmaceutical sector.
Big WIN for Women in the Industry
The Women’s Industry Network (WIN) welcomed two new board members earlier this month during their annual conference in Florida. Recently, Collision Repair spoke with them about the importance of the women’s network and encouraging young girls to enter the industry.
Skills Canada Crowns Champs
After three days of excitement the Skills Canada National Competition winds down today--but the drama is far from over. This afternoon, the winners for each of the 40 categories are being announced, with each gold medalist guaranteed a spot on Canada's WorldSkills team.