Presented by CARSTAR Senior OEM Manager

The Collision Industry Electronic Commerce Association (CIECA) announced today that Connor Smith, senior manager of OEM for CARSTAR, will present during the next CIECAST webinar. Smith will discuss “The Importance of OEM Certifications,” on Tuesday, August 11, at 11 am CST. All industry segments, including CIECA members and non-members, are invited to attend.

During the one-hour live broadcast, Smith will discuss the importance of OEM guidelines in an environment of frequent vehicle advancement. He will also share how the steps to review guidelines can be added to the repair process, where information can be accessed and how to make it a priority for teams. Following the presentation, there will be a Q & A session.

Smith is a long-time member of CARSTAR, holding various positions across departments including insurance, analytics, procurement and operations – before moving into his current role of senior OEM manager. Focused on helping collision repairers understand the importance of becoming certified, Smith works closely with vehicle manufacturers to better understand vehicle advancement and shares best practices with facilities.

Attendees can earn Automotive Management Institute (AMi) credit toward an industry-recognized, professional designation and specialty degree by taking a short quiz after the webinar.

To register for the CIECAst, visit:


For more information, contact:

Stacey Phillips
CIECA Marketing &
Communications Coordinator
Mobile: 858-401-2692

About CIECA:
CIECA (Collision Industry Electronic Commerce Association) develops collision industry Information Technology (IT) standards and provides implementation guides for electronic commerce. CIECA is composed of members of the automobile collision repair industry: repairers, insurers, vehicle manufacturers, parts and material suppliers, information and software providers, general service providers and related segments and industries. CIECA’s goals are to deliver benefits to all participants through reduced development and support costs, lower cost of implementation, reduced barrier to entry and faster development times. 


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