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Complete OEM Training Schedule Announced For NACE | CARS 2016

The OEMs will provide information on their latest vehicles, materials and technology, how to address specific repairs and discuss becoming a certified repair shop.

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NACE | CARS has released the full schedule for this year’s OEM programming. NACE | CARS 2016, taking place this Aug. 9-13, will feature record involvement and expanded training from companies, including Audi, BMW, FCA, Ford, GM, Honda, Toyota and more, who will provide information on their latest vehicles, materials and technology, how to address specific repairs and on becoming a certified repair shop.

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NACE CARS 2016 Updated - LogoOEM training will be offered on a complimentary basis with the purchase of a conference or expo pass. The complete training schedule is listed below.

Thursday, Aug. 11

  • 9:30-10:30 a.m.: Complimentary OEM Training with Fiat Chrysler Automobiles: Introducing the 2017 Chrysler Pacifica – with John Hughes, MOPAR Collision Repair Responsible Service Engineering, TSO, Fiat Chrysler Automobiles
  • 10-10:30 a.m.: Service Ready: Honda – with Valerie Sullivan, Parts & Service Communications, American Honda Motor Co.
  • 11 a.m.-12 p.m.: Complimentary OEM Training with Ford Motor Co.: Ford F-Series Repair Information & Introducing the 2017 F-Series Super Duty – with Gerry Bonanni, service engineer, Paint and Body Repair, Ford Motor Co.
  • 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m.: I-CAR presents BMW Carbon Fiber – Damage Assessment and Repair Methods – with Ricky Hernandez, BMW
  • 1-2 p.m.: Complimentary OEM Training Audi of America: Introducing the 2017 Audi Q7 Hybrid – with Mark Allen, collision programs and workshop equipment specialist, Audi of America
  • 1-2:30 p.m.: Complimentary OEM Training American Honda Motor Co.: Honda Collision Repair Update, Including 2016 Pilot/Civic and Honda’s Pro First Certified Collision Repair Facility Program – with Gary Ledoux, assistant national manager, Collision Parts Marketing, American Honda Motor Co. Inc.; and Chris Tobie, collision business specialist, American Honda Motor Co. Inc.
  • 1:30-3 p.m.: I-CAR presents F-150 Apron Tube Replacement – with Shawn Collins, I-CAR instructor, I-CAR
  • 2:30-3:30 p.m.: Complimentary OEM Training General Motors: Focus on the Customer and the Importance of a Safe Repair and Overview of Cadillac CT6 Repair Procedures – with John Eck, manager, wholesale dealer channel, General Motors
  • 4-5 p.m.: Complimentary OEM Training Toyota Motor Sales: Work Smarter. Not Harder. New Skills For Repair Challenges! – with James Meyer, senior collision training administrator, Toyota Motor Sales

Friday, Aug. 12

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  • 9:30-10:30 a.m.: Complimentary OEM Training With Ford Motor Co.: Ford F-Series Repair Information & Introducing the 2017 F-Series Super Duty – with Gerry Bonanni, service engineer, paint and body repair, Ford Motor Co.
  • 11 a.m.-12 p.m.: Complimentary OEM Training With Toyota Motor Sales: Work Smarter. Not Harder. New Skills For Repair Challenges! – with James Meyer, senior collision training administrator, Toyota Motor Sales
  • 11 a.m-12 p.m.: Complimentary OEM Training With Audi of America: Introducing the 2017 Audi Q7 Hybrid – with Mark Allen, collision programs and workshop equipment specialist, Audi of America
  • 11 a.m.-12 p.m.: I-CAR presents MIG Brazing Honda Accord B-Pillar Replacement
  • 1-2:30 p.m. Complimentary OEM Training With American Honda Motor Co.: Honda Collision Repair Update, Including 2016 Pilot/Civic and Honda’s Pro First Certified Collision Repair Facility Program – with Gary Ledoux, assistant national manager, Collision Parts Marketing, American Honda Motor Co. Inc.; and Chris Tobie, collision business specialist, American Honda Motor Co. Inc.
  • 1-2 p.m.: Complimentary OEM Training With Fiat Chrysler Automobiles: Introducing the 2017 Chrysler Pacifica – with John Hughes, MOPAR Collision Repair Responsible Service Engineering, TSO, Fiat Chrysler Automobiles
  • 1:30-2:30 p.m.: I-CAR presents BMW “New 7 Series” – New Design, Technology, and Repairs – with Anthony McDonald, BMW
  • 2:30-3:30 p.m.: Complimentary OEM Training With General Motors: Focus on the Customer and the Importance of a Safe Repair and Overview of Cadillac CT6 Repair Procedures – with  John Eck, manager, Wholesale Dealer Channel, General Motors

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