Axalta’s presence at the event also includes guest speakers Patrice Marcil, Axalta Learning and Development Director-North America and automotive industry expert Mike Anderson, President of Collision Advice. Marcil will present to and moderate a panel about the important connection between the collision industry and education at 10:30 a.m. on January 27 in the main conference hall. Anderson will moderate a panel discussion about pre- and post-repair vehicle scanning and calibration at 12:45 p.m. on the same day and in the same location.
“The Canadian collision industry went through significant changes over the last 5 years,” said Marcil. “Some of the challenges include the reduction in the number of shops due to industry consolidation, an increase in specialized jobs in a body shop and the introduction of more advanced materials and technology. It is very important we connect with our schools and instructors to help them provide the workforce the industry now requires.”
CCIF meetings, held three times a year across Canada, provide collision industry professionals the opportunity to network, collaborate and contribute to the future success and sustainability of the Canadian collision repair industry.