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I-CAR announces technology panel, early bird registration extension

Thursday, June 27, 2013 - 12:11
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I-­CAR is pleased to announce the addition of seven panelists who join the I-CAR Technology Conference line-up in Boston, July 24-25.

Representing various industry segments, the panelists will discuss the implications of the rapidly evolving vehicle technology landscape on the repair process and the industry as a whole.

Panelists include:

  • Randy Stabler, President, Pride Collision Centers
  • Gary Wano, jr., Executive Vice resident, G.W. Wano & Son Auto Body
  • Mark Allen, Collision Program & Equipment Specialist, Audi of America
  • James Spears, Assistant Vice President, Loss Center of Excellence, USAA
  • Richard Perry, Global Repair Product Manager, Chief Automotive Technologies
  • Mark Woirol, Senior Manager, Tech-Cor Applied Research and Collision Repair Center
  • Jason Bartanen, Technical Director, I-CAR

The panelists will follow keynote speakers Reginald R. Modin, Director, Regulatory Affairs, from Chrysler Group LLC and Lawrence Geise, Vice President of Automobile Frame, Design, Research and Testing, Honda R&D Americas, Inc. on Thursday, July 25.

Also at the conference on July 24, the following technical leaders will present on various topics ranging from regulation to integrated vehicle safety systems and autonomous vehicles. Additionally, they will participate in a panel moderated by John McElroy, Autoline TV host and author, as a capstone to the conference's first day.

The speakers include:

  • Nathaniel Beuse, Associate Administrator for Vehicle Safety Research, National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
  • David Zuby, Chief Research Officer, Insurance Institute for Highway Safety
  • Dr. Kay Stepper, Director, Driver Assistance Systems, Chassis Systems Control, Robert Bosch, LLC
  • Richard Wallace, Director, Transportation Systems Analysis, Center for Automotive Research

I-­‐CAR has also extended early bird registration through July 8. To view the full agenda, register for the conference or reserve a room at The Westin Boston Waterfront, visit or i-­ and click 2013 I-CAR Inter-Industry Conference.

I-CAR, founded in 1979, is an international not-for-profit training organization dedicated to improving the quality, safety, and efficiency of auto collision repair for the ultimate benefit of consumers.

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