Guild 21 Conference: Planning for Scanning

Jake Rodenroth, asTech’s director of industry relations.

By Gideon Scanlon   Newport Beach, California — March 8, 2017 — On Thursday, leaders of the collision repair industry joined in on a conference call to hear the second half of a presentation given two months ago.   With listeners from across North America, the most recent Guild 21 call focused on explaining why […]

Guild 21: Industry-wide calibrations and scanning not up to par

By Gideon Scanlon Newport Beach, California — January 10, 2017 — In the mind of Repairify CEO Doug Kelly, the collision repair industry is letting consumers down when it comes to calibrations.   “Many, if not most [repair centres] are not doing it correctly,” Kelly said on Thursday’s Verifax’s Guild 21 conference call with fellow […]

Guild 21: 2018 Honda Accord to feature ADAS on all trim levels

By Tom Davis Newport Beach, California — December 14, 2017 — The latest Guild 21 call centred around Honda’s ambitions for the future and the vehicle technology it is looking to implement over the next three years. Honda’s next step will be with its 2018 Accord, which will be the company’s first mass produced vehicle […]

Guild 21: George Avery on potential best practices for DRPs

George Avery

By Tom Davis Newport Beach, California — October 13, 2017 — The latest Guild 21 conference call aimed to create a conversation on how to improve the relationship between shops and insurers in regards to direct repair programs (DRPs). The guest was George Avery, formerly of State Farm, and now an independent consultant.  Avery, who […]

Guild 21: BMW execs provide inside view of collision program

By Jeff Sanford   Newport Beach, California — September 17, 2017 — The latest Guild 21 conference call hosted two guests from BWM to discuss the company’s Certified Collision Repair Centre (CCRC) program.    The guests were Marcos Ehmann, Manager of Wholesale Body & Paint, and Josh Fahlbush, Insurance Manager for BMW of North America. […]

Next Guild 21 to highlight BMW collision program

Marcos Ehmann and Joshua Falhbush of BMW North America will be the next guests on the Guild 21 Conference Call.

By CRM Staff   Newport Beach, California — September 3, 2017 — Guild 21 has announced its next guests will be Marcos Ehmann and Joshua Falhbush of BMW North America. Ehmann and Falhbush will be the special guests for the next Guild 21 Conference Call, taking place Thursday September 14 at 2 p.m. EST.    […]

Latest Guild 21 Conference Call features Dan Black on FCA vehicles

Pictured is Dan Black, recently featured on the Guild 21 conference call. Black discussed FCA vehicles, as well as body on frame repair, diving into how one should repair various FCA vehicles.

By CRM Staff Newport Beach, California — August 16, 2017 —  The latest Guild 21 conference call, featuring Dan Black, Global Service Support Lead for Body/Chassis/Paint of Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA), revolved around FCA vehicles and body on frame repair. Black hit on a variety of subjects in this area, including FCA vehicles equipped with […]

Dan Black of FCA to guest on next Guild 21 Conference Call

Dan Black of FCA, the special guest on the next Guild 21 call, has 12 years of experience in developing and validating collision repair strategies for FCA.

Newport Beach, California — July 10, 2017 — Guild 21 is following up its latest Conference Call on Toyota repair training and resources with another OEM guest, Dan Black, Global Service Support Lead for Body/Chassis/Paint for Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA). The call takes place on Thursday July 11 at 2 p.m. EST. Guild 21 Conference […]

Guild 21: Agustin Diaz of Toyota on driver assistance tech

Agustin Diaz, Collision Training Administrator for Toyota, discussed precautions and procedures for Toyota sensors and calibrations during the recent Guild 21 call.

By Jeff Sanford Newport Beach, California — June 12, 2017 — The latest Guild 21 conference call suffered some technical glitches, but still managed to provided much-needed direction around an issue more important than ever—the proper recalibration of the new driver assist functions that are rapidly becoming standard issue on the most basic vehicles. The special […]

Next Guild 21 call to focus on Toyota training

Agustin Diaz, Collision Training Administrator for Toyota, will serve as the special guest on the upcoming call.

Newport Beach, California — June 5, 2017 — The next Guild 21 Conference Call will focus on Toyota repair training and resources with special guest Agustin Diaz, Collision Training Administrator for Toyota Motor Sales USA. The call takes place Thursday June 8 at 2 p.m. EST. Guild 21 Conference Calls are open to all members […]