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News   April 18, 2016   by Steve Pawlett

NACE/CARS MSO Symposium Agenda and Topics Announced


Details have been announced for the 2016 MSO Symposium, taking place during NACE | CARS on Thursday, August 11 in Anaheim, CA.

The program will cover business growth, M&A, private equity, insurance and industry trends, management-focused topics, industry trends and market intelligence.

Now in its 6th year, this popularevent draws attendance from dynamic and fast-growth multi-shop operators throughout the collision repair industry. This year, the Symposium incorporates a broader group of collision repair executives, allowing more inclusivity for some of the best operators in the collision repair industry.

The MSO Symposium will open on Thursday, August 11 with a private luncheon at noon and conclude with a private reception at 6:00 pm.


1:00pm – 1:30pm: Industry Update

PRESENTER: Vincent Romans, Founding Principal & Managing Partner, The Romans Group

1:30pm – 3:00pm: Insurer Panel

MODERATOR: Marcy Tieger, Symphony Advisors LLC

PANELISTS: Russ Hoffbauer, State Farm; Clint Marlow, Allstate; Chris Andreoli, Progressive

3:00pm – 3:30pm: A Capital Markets View of Collision Around the World

PRESENTER: Rex Green, Managing Director and Global Co-Head of Automotive Aftermarket Investment Banking at Jefferies LLC

3:30pm – 3:45pm: Break

3:45pm – 5:15pm: MSO Panel

MODERATORS: John Walcher, Veritas Advisors, Inc.; Dave Roberts, FOCUS Investment Banking LLC

PANELISTS: Jeff Middleton, Exhibition Automotive CARSTAR; Jake Nossaman, Collision Work; Jim Keller, 1Collision; Darrell Amberson, LaMettry’s Collision; Jim West, CARSTAR Collision Care Centers; Twila Harris, Auto Art; Rick Wood, Cooks Collision

5:15pm – 6:00pm: OE Panel

MODERATOR: Russell Thrall, CollisionWeek

PANELISTS: John Eck, GM; Jeff Hilton, Toyota; Gary Ledoux, Honda; Mark Allen, Audi

The closed and exclusive half-day program is limited to qualified multi-shop owners/operators, large independent shops planning for growth or divestiture, and insurance professionals.



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