The AIA of Canada Joins the Campaign Fighting for Consumers’ Right to Access their Car Data

The Automotive Industries Association (AIA) of Canada announces its support for the Your Car. Your Data. Your Choice.™ campaign, adding to the already growing movement focused on ensuring consumer access and control over car data. Your Car. Your Data. Your Choice.™ is an Auto Care Association and Automotive Aftermarket Suppliers Association (AASA) education initiative that …

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Eva Wiese Takes Over as Mercedes-Benz Canada First Female President & CEO

Daimler AG has appointed Eva Wiese as president and CEO of Mercedes-Benz Canada, effective February 1, 2021. Wiese succeeds Dimitris Psillakis, who in October was appointed by the Daimler Board of Management as Head of Marketing and Sales, Mercedes-Benz Cars North America and CEO of MBUSA, effective January 1, 2021, states the news release. “We …

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COVID-free interiors are the promise of Craftsman’s new sanitization treatment

Craftsman Collision has teamed up with Viral Defense Solutions’ DrivePur sanitization treatment to take cleanliness to a new, microscopic level. Joining a growing group of North American body shops, Craftsman becomes the first body shop chain in Western Canada to offer the DrivePur treatment, and the only chain to offer it at all its locations. …

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SEMA Show 2020 Goes Virtual

Photo: Sarah Bruce With the Specialty Equipment Market Association (SEMA) Show joining the growing list of canceled events, its organizers announced an online solution—SEMA360, a virtual marketplace taking place November 2-6. As SEMA official explained, this online platform was created out of an industry request for a marketplace where manufacturers and resellers in the specialty …

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AkzoNobel Supports Artist Sacha Jafri in His Record-Breaking Project

Celebrated artist Sacha Jafri is attempting to create the largest painting ever created on canvas, using AkzoNobel‘s Dulux products. The project Humanity Inspired aims to raise $30 million for charitable causes within health and education and connect a billion people around the world. The final painting is expected to be 160 metres long (larger than …

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CSN Collision Merges with 1Collision

CSN Collision Centres (CSN) and 1Collision Network have announced the merger of their business operations. The companies say the agreement will allow them to offer a unified collision repair experience and claims management solution to the driving public and insurance industry throughout Canada and the United States. “Part of what makes the merger so unique …

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Free Webinar Guides Body Shops to Capture in a Crisis

Color Compass is hosting a free online webinar “Capturing in a Crisis” on Wednesday May 13, at 12:30 PM – 1:30 PM (PST). Color Compass’ own Ryan Bellows will be welcoming well-respected industry representatives Mike Anderson, CEO Collision Advice, and Ryan Taylor, CEO BodyShop Booster Inc., to discuss how to navigate your business and staff …

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