SCRS adds consolidation seminars to SEMA education series

Las Vegas, Nevada — October 15, 2013 — The Society of Collision Repair Specialists (SCRS) has announced the addition of three new seminars to its Repairer Driven Education (RDE) series scheduled for SEMA 2013.

Among the new additions is a panel entitled, “Competing in a Consolidated Marketplace,” which will be headed by Tim Ronak of AkzoNobel and is scheduled from 3 to 5 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 6. During the panel Ronak will touch on the latest consolidation information available as of November 2012, and will further analyze the data to highlight industry impacts, how consolidation has been affecting business practices and how best to survive in the current landscape.

The SCRS has also organized another seminar designed to address the industry’s trend towards consolidation. In addition to the Wednesday session on competition in a consolidated marketplace, a second panel entitled “If I Knew Then What I Know Now–Lessons Learned From Selling My Body Shop” has been scheduled. The panel of industry veterans will discuss the lessons they have learned over the course of their careers, and will be composed of Aaron Clark. Pat O’Neil, Dan Bailey and Mike Anderson. The seminar will be held Nov. 7 from 3 to 5 p.m..

The final new addition to the RDE lineup is the “Creating a Parallel Universe: Reinventing the Collision Industry” panel, which will be led by Scott Biggs from the Assured Performance Network. Biggs will discuss and help delegates understand profit, prosperity and business survival. The forum will discuss the trend in the context of the collision industry as an evolving landscape so that those in attendance can better understand how the business is changing and where it’s heading. The panel will be held on Friday, Nov. 8, from 12:30 to 2:30 p.m.

SEMA takes place from Nov. 5 to Nov. 8, 2013 and will be held at the Las Vegas Convention Center. For more information on SEMA, please visit

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