NACE Releases MSO Symposium Agenda

May 8, 2015
NACE has released the schedule for this year's MSO Symposium.
NACE has released
the schedule for this year’s MSO Symposium. The content will cover business growth, M&A, private equity, insurance and industry trends and other management-focused topics.

The MSO Symposium has been a popular event since its premier in 2011, drawing attendance from the largest multi-shop operators in the collision repair industry. This business event will now cater to a broader group of high-growth and dynamic executives allowing it to be more inclusive of some of the best operators in the collision repair industry. This year’s Symposium features a Chair and Advisory Board to increase industry input and direction relative to the content.

Michael LeVasseur, Chair of the Advisory Board, will act as the Symposium Moderator with Co-Producers Dan Risley, Darrell Amberson and Russell Thrall. The MSO will open Thursday, July 23 at 12pm with a private welcome and strolling lunch. The program, included below, will take place from 1:00 - 5:30pm followed by a private reception at COBO Center in Detroit from 5:30 - 7:00pm.

Here is the 2015 Schedule-at-a-Glance:


  • 12:00pm - 1:00pm: Private Welcome and Strolling Lunch

  • 1:00pm – 1:30pm: MSO Update & State of the Industry Address

                         MODERATOR: Dan Risley

  • 1:30pm – 2:15pm: Claims Management Models

                         MODERATOR: Russell Thrall

  • 2:15pm – 3:00pm: Insurer Panel

                         MODERATOR: Mike LeVasseur

  • 3:00pm – 3:15pm: Break

  • 3:15pm – 4:00pm: Shortage of Qualified Employees, Developing Talent and Retention

                         MODERATOR: Tony Molla

  • 4:00pm – 5:00pm: The ABC’s of Financing

                         MODERATOR: Dave Roberts

  • 5:00pm – 5:30pm: NPS & CSI

                         MODERATOR: Mike LeVasseur

  • 5:30pm - 7:00pm: Private Reception


Tim Adelman, David Byers, Steve Grimshaw, Erick Bickett, Mike LeVasseur, Tim O’Day, Darrell Amberson, Dan Dutra, Carl Garcia, Randy Stabler, Dan Risley & Russell Thrall

Dan Risley, ASA president and executive director, stated, “The MSO Symposium is the only event in the industry geared towards multi-shop operators and executives of single repair facilities planning to grow beyond their first location. The content for this years’ program was created by the leadership in the industry that regularly attends the event. We believe this years’ program will provide attendees with tools and knowledge that will help them in their respective businesses. Staying on the cutting edge of the latest trends in the industry is critical to their long term success. The MSO Symposium is the conduit and an event collision repair professionals should not miss.”

Registration for the MSO Symposium is now open. Visit to learn more about the Symposium and all other events taking place during Industry Week in Detroit July 21-25. These include the CIC summer meeting Tuesday-Wednesday, July 21-22, the CREF Golf Fundraiser July 22, CCIF, MERA, I-CAR classes, training, and demos, NABC, SCRS Board and open meetings, CIECA and featuring NACE | CARS 2015 Conference + Expo Wednesday-Saturday, July 22-25. (Expo will be held Thursday, Friday, and Saturday.)

Now in its 33rd year, NACE | CARS 2015 will feature numerous opportunities for technical training, business education, demonstrations, networking and technology showcases for stakeholders, owners, managers and technicians in the collision and service repair industries.

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