U.S Expert Joins Collision Repair Expo Training Program

Scott Kaboos, the OEM Technical Relations Lead at I-CAR in the U.S.A will be sharing his wealth of collision repair experience as part of the upcoming Collision Repair Expo.

Taking place from 11 – 13 April 2024 at the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre, the Collision Repair Expo (CRExpo), is Australia’s only comprehensive show for the collision repair industry. The Expo, proudly sponsored by SAPE Group will bring together the industry’s best and brightest, showcase the country’s leading collision repair companies, and offer unparalleled training opportunities.

Scott will join other international speakers Dirk Fuchs, who is a respected EV and Hybrid technology specialist, and award-winning business coach Robert Snook, as part of the exclusive Collision Repair Training Program at the Expo, which is offered free to anyone in the automotive trade.

Bringing decades of experience to the Expo, Scott has also worked as both a structural repair technician, General Manager and a college instructor for Collision Repair and Refinishing, as well as five years working for American Honda developing their Collision Repair Technical and Training Program.

In his three valuable Expo sessions, Scott will focus on a variety of advanced collision repair topics.

The ‘Static ADAS Calibration, Challenges and Pitfalls’ session will explore the common pitfalls when performing static ADAS calibrations, and how I-CAR in the U.S is trying to help shops overcome these challenges in their businesses.

The ‘Mixed Attachment Methods For Steel Panel Replacement And Sectioning’ session will delve into today’s complex repair procedures that require multiple attachment methods, equipment and skills that are sometimes required to replace a single panel. Scott will share these procedures and how to attain the necessary skills for efficient, quality repairs.

With today’s steel vehicles made of different strength materials, some are repairable but many are not. The ‘Measuring, Anchoring And Pulling’ session will inform attendees how 3D measuring is critical in understanding structural deviation and how proper anchoring is necessary to avoid creating additional damage and focusing pulling forces. In many cases repairers are now pulling to replace instead of pulling to repair.

The valuable Collision Repair Training program will also ensure workshops are best prepared to safely and efficiently repair electric and hybrid vehicles, while also providing vital insights into key business management challenges such as attracting and keeping staff, and opening business revenue streams.

U.S based Dirk Fuchs is a renowned expert and speaker in Hybrid and EV technology and Founder and CEO of Electric Mobility Consulting.

Dirk’s free-to-attend sessions are: Prepare your Workshop for Electrification; EV Battery Handling and Service in Collision Repair; EV System Repair and Component Replacement.

Dirk will also host a special half-day training program ‘Electric/Hybrid Vehicle Awareness’ that features a fantastic overview of EV system principles, high voltage electric system hazards and safe EV working. This session will be in high demand and ticket prices are great value.

Robert Snook is a multi-award-winning business owner, global keynote speaker, respected business coach, consultant, mentor, and trainer.

Robert will host two important seminars; Solving the People Puzzle – Attracting, Recruiting, Developing and Retaining a Team Fit for the Future; and Open Your Business Revenue Stream and Step Off the Hamster Wheel.

Access to the CRExpo is FREE – anyone in the automotive trade can register to attend. You can register for free, explore the Collision Repair Training program, and optionally purchase a ticket for the special 4 hour Collision Repair EV Training session with Dirk Fuchs at www.collisionrepair.com.au

The combined AAAExpo and CRExpo are the nation’s only comprehensive exhibition for Australia’s automotive repair and service industry. Across the three days of 11 – 13 April 2024 an expected 9,000 trade visitors from across Australia, New Zealand and beyond will descend on the Melbourne Exhibition Centre to connect, learn, and build their businesses or careers.

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