Driving the Conversation

Driving the Conversation

The podcast series is hosted by I-CAR, and features industry leaders providing their view on a variety of topics related to the transformative and rapid changes within the collision repair industry. The audio series offers listeners access to current and valuable information to give them better insights into the opportunities and challenges facing the collision repair industry.


March 8, 2021 31 mins
Join us in this episodes discussion with Terry Mostul, owner of Artistic Auto Body, Inc., a dedicated EV collision repair center serving the entire Northwest. As featured in Collision Reporter: THE ELECTRIFICATION ISSUE, Terry’s Artistic Auto Body, Inc. is an 18-year-Gold Class shop, and he shares with us a deeper dive into the conversation of the opportunities, considerations and challenges associated with creating a dedicated EV ...
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In this podcast we are speaking to an auto collision technician who was featured in a recent edition of Collision Reporter, and is someone I already know and admire— Leah Gatton, yes, a woman in our “male-dominated” industry who brings 16 years of experience in our industry, as a refinishing tech. Leah, I am so happy to welcome you to our “Driving the Conversation” podcast series.
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September 25, 2020 21 mins
This podcast dives into the details, opportunities and challenges behind the Podcast Guest’s expertise in virtual and traditional insurance claims, including lessons learned in a huge uptick in virtual claims during the pandemic. The Podcast Guest, Jonathan Chase, is Director, Claims Process & Centralized Services for National General Insurance Company. The podcast supports & supplements Jonathan’s recent article “Virtual Claims...
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August 6, 2020 18 mins
We have such an important and timely discussion planned for anyone in the collision repair industry who may be caught during this pandemic thinking, "Well, business might be a little slower and I'd like to take some time to get my tech certified with some of the new I-CAR courses, but they're virtually conducted right now and we can't do a hands-on training. So what do I do? Can I still get the same educational value out of the onl...
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July 29, 2020 26 mins
We've recently heard from some great experts at Bosch on Driving the Conversation podcast, they've provided insights on the tooling and equipment size of this evolving conversation. And, today, we're adding to this dialogue with perspective from the experts, asTech. And, speaking of asTech, some of you may recall that earlier this year Jake Rodenroth, asTech's director of OEM and industry technical relations, was part of I-CAR's vi...
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July 23, 2020 21 mins
We have an important and timely discussion plan for everyone in the collision repair industry who is trying to wrap their heads around everything about ADAS, especially the equipment, and what to consider investing in, how and where to start, and it can be really overwhelming. And yet there is a need to become really critical as we get on the cusp of our new model years rolling out with even more ADAS features or advanced driver as...
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Stacey Moellering (I-CAR) and guest Mike Muller (Global Product Manager at Bosch Automotive Service Solutions) talk about research required for ADAS systems, how Bosch thinks differently, and the continuing learning curve of up and coming technologies. Thanks for tuning in!
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May 27, 2020 20 mins
This podcast dives into the details, opportunities and challenges behind the podcast guest’s expertise in research, the automotive industry, and ADAS. This segment guest, Susannah Gotsch, is Director, industry analyst of CCC Information Services, Inc., and the author of the recently released “Crash Course 2020 Trend Report.” This publication has become a key resource for the industry in understanding how broader trends within th...
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April 28, 2020 29 mins
This podcast dives into the details, opportunities and challenges behind the Podcast Guest’s central theme for 2020: “Don’t Just Win – Dominate!” amid the “radically changing” era of collision repair. The Podcast Guest, CEO of Collision Advice, Mike Anderson, is the 2019 Hall of Eagles Inductee, and is often cited as being one of the “industry’s most influential individuals” for his passion and commitment to the industry, includin...
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Hosted by Stacey Moellering, Associate Vice-President of Marketing and Segment Development, this episode features discussion with Sean Carey, President of SMG Management Consultants, LLC. This podcast takes a 10,000 foot level view of the auto collision segment and its relationships with OEMs, Insurers, and others relative to Automated Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS), as well as provide perspective as to “what’s next” for the futu...
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April 13, 2020 28 mins
Hosted by Stacey Moellering, Associate Vice-President of Marketing and Segment Development, this episode features discussion with Jake Rodenroth, Director of OEM and Industry Technical Relations at AsTech—Automotive Service Technicians. This podcast dives into the details, opportunities, and challenges associated with Jake’s expertise in Automated Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS). Additional details can be found in The ADAS Issue ...
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January 13, 2020 29 mins
The following “Driving the Conversation” roundtable moderated by David Smith (Senior Vice President, Supply Change Strategy, Caliber Collision, Inc.) represents edited highlights of a recorded panel discussion with several Gold Class collision repair shop owners of various sizes and locations.
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November 27, 2019 25 mins
This podcast episode is all about supporting the industry’s talent trajectory. Focused on topics like recruiting, training and retaining our next generation of industry professionals.
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August 1, 2019 9 mins
Learn more about BodyShopology.com, a free collision repair body shop locator for consumers and why this new shop locator tool, powered by I-CAR, is beneficial for consumers and the collision repair inter-industry.
With the BodyShopology locator We are creating a new conversation with consumers about the importance of considering a shop’s training and credentials as important factors when selecting a collision repair shop following...
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May 14, 2019 17 mins
This episode features I-CAR President & CEO, John Van Alstyne, and I-CAR Director, Marketing, Stacey Wesselink, reflecting on the insights gleaned from the Collision Reporter THE 40TH ANNIVERSARY ISSUE, Driving The Conversation Roundtable with Industry/I-CAR experts Lori Barrington, Lou DiLisio Jr., Jeff Hendler, Bob Jansen, Clark Plucinski, Doug Roach, Jeff Silver, and Chuck Sulkala. Notable quotes are played on the podcast, and J...
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July 11, 2018 7 mins
Three experts on the materials side of the automotive industry talk about their biggest takeaways when it comes to advanced materials. Each panelist offer their unique perspective: Michael Hoke, of Abaris Training Inc. in Reno, Nevada, explain that attention to detail can make a large difference when working with advanced materials. Jody Hall of Steel Market Development Institute in Southfield, Michigan, shares the importance of co...
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Our three materials experts explain how they believe the automotive industry is working more collaboratively, upstream, to design for collision repair with the new advanced materials that make up today’s vehicles. In addition, they also share what we can learn from this collaboration between the automotive companies and material producers. One thing all of our panelists agree on loud and clear is the increasing role of collaboratio...
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June 6, 2018 14 mins
You will hear from three experts on the materials side of the automotive industry about their excitement of how advanced and complex materials are rapidly developing in many of today’s leading vehicles. You will also hear some of their concerns about the materials evolution in the automotive industry. Each of our panelists raise interesting points on how these new advance materials are a major benefit in the automotive industry: Jo...
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January 24, 2018 28 mins
Three industry experts provide a comprehensive lens from a tooling and equipment perspective on what you need to do now, pay attention to, forget about or embrace for the road ahead. We’ll also break down what readiness means, and how tooling and equipment helps shops get ready for the advanced materials and systems in vehicles. The experts weigh in on which of these “readiness attributes” are most important and how they interrel...
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September 19, 2017 9 mins
Elise Quadrozzi, I-CAR’s Director of Business Development, hosts a discussion about the important subject of Diagnostics. Collision repair industry experts Jake Rodenroth, Mike Anderson and Gerry Poirier share their thoughts about what the future holds. Looking ahead, what can the industry anticipate one year from now? Diagnostics has become a pressing industry issue, and is sparking the development of best practices industrywide.
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