Connecticut Collision Repair Specialists Launch Meeting Season with Industry Leaders

Connecticut Collision Repair Specialists members recently gathered to begin their 2014 – 2015 meeting season by hosting a dinner banquet in October and a general member meeting in November at the Hilton Garden Inn in Milford. Industry leader Dan Risley, President & Executive Director of Automotive Services Association (ASA) provided dinner guests with an industry update and an overview of ASA activities year to date. Larry Montanez, Collision Consultant with P & L Consultants was the keynote speaker at the November meeting.

“These two meetings are the beginning of our 2014-2015 meeting season and we we will continue to address industry issues for our members” says Lisa Siembab, CCRS Executive Director. Our focus this year will be Estimating/Production best practices, human resources, financials within the shop and aluminum repair training.”

P & L Consultant and co-owner, Larry Montanez offered members a reality check with Aluminum Repair methodology. Montanez informed attendees that there are considerabl differences in the training requirements between the 2015 F-!50 and the other aluminum vehicles. “Today’s repairer must focus on their skills at repairing steel before even considering taking on the F-!50 or any other vehice with similar material.” stated Montanez.

CCRS will also be electing their new 2015-2017 Executive Board in January.

Written by CCRS

The Connecticut Collision Repair Specialists consisted of professionals from all segments of the collision industry working together to expand and improve the industry and opened lines of communication through training opportunities, open forums and involved cooperation. They were committed to the future of the collision repair industry, providing the leadership needed, raising the professional image of the individual and the industry, and developing new leaders to carry its goals forward. CCRS is now ASA CT. Please visit for more information.

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