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CEICA welcomes all industry segments to ‘Back to the Future of Collision Repair’ presentation

The June 30 webinar will be hosted by Erick Bickett, who will share insight about the current landscape of the collision repair industry and what changes are expected to happen in the future.

Sanford, N.C.—CIECA (Collision Industry Electronic Commerce Association) announced that its next CIECAst webinar will feature Erick Bickett, the founder of CIECA and the past CEO and co-founder of ACAB Automotive Group and FixAuto USA. Bickett’s presentation, “Back to the Future of Collision Repair & How CIECA Brings All Industry Segments Together,” will be held on Tuesday, June 30, at 11 a.m. CST. All industry segments, including CIECA members and non-members, are invited to attend.

Erick Bickett

During the one-hour live broadcast, Bickett will share insight about the current landscape of the collision repair industry and what changes are expected to happen in the future. He will discuss how the industry has been affected by COVID-19 and offer businesses tips on what they need to do to prepare and be sustainable for the long-term. He will also talk about the critical role that CIECA plays for all segments of the collision repair industry.

“CIECA is the only industry organization providing standard methods of electronic commerce used by the entire collision industry community,” said Bickett.

Bickett has 39 years of experience in the collision industry. He and his partner started Auto Center Auto Body (ACAB) in 1984, now part of Fix Auto USA. They also founded Fix Auto USA, which was sold along with ACAB to Driven Brands in April. Over his career, Bickett has been involved in the establishment of several other companies, including Caliber Collision and CynCast, a technology company serving thousands of collision repair shops that was later sold to Enterprise Rent-A-Car. In addition, Bickett and his partners set up the Collision Career Institute (CCI), an educational organization supporting apprenticeships in the collision industry.

Following the CIECAst presentation, there will be a Q & A session.

Attendees can earn Automotive Management Institute (AMi) credit toward an industry-recognized, professional designation and specialty degree by attending this webinar.

To register for the CIECAst, visit: https://www.cieca.com/info.php?pnum=25e6e8ba2bfca8&preview=1.

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