What We’re Reading: Women in Collision

December 8, 2014

The Women's Industry Network is accepting nominations for the Most Influential Women award through December 31st. The award recognizes women in the collision industry based around their professional accomplishments and dedication to going the extra mile at their position.

Candidates will be interviewed by Russell Long, President of Change Innovations prior to selection. Winners of the award will be recognized at the WIN gala May 4th-6th in Baltimore. They will be honored by being given an opportunity to mentor WIN scholarship winners.

"“It is reassuring that so many women continue to make significant contributions within our industry and it is important that they are recognized for the support and inspiration they provide,” Frederica Carter, President of F. Carter Events and 2014 MIW Honoree said.

More than 80 women have been recognized for the award since 1998. 

Ohio legislation seeks to eliminate BID Card, open purchase of salvage to broader public

Last week, the Ohio State Senate passed HB 468, which would eliminate the state's Buyer Identification Card and allow the public to purchase up to five vehicles per calendar year at auction. The bill passed the House in mid-May and will return to it with amendments made in the Senate for a vote of concurrence

According to Automotive Recycling Weekly: 

"Key changes to the bill include a requirement that salvage pools stamp the words "FOR EXPORT ONLY" on the face of the vehicle title for any sale of a salvage vehicle to persons residing in another country.  Information collected by the salvage pools about who is purchasing vehicles may now be submitted to a third party consolidator selected by the Registrar, instead of requiring the submission of that information directly to the state.  If this bill is passed, as is expected, the Bureau of Motor Vehicles will be given 12 months to establish a statewide database for the collection of information to maintain an accurate record of all sales, and to contract with an entity approved as a third party data consolidator to NMVTIS for the development of the database."

Full text of the bill can be found here. The bill passed the Senate 68-12

Fifteenth International Auto Recycling Conference set for late March

Berlin, Germany will play host to the 15th International Automobile Recycling Conference March 25th-27th.

The conference will consist of sessions revolving around issues and trends in the auto recycling industry, keynote speakers, exhibitors and an networking dinner. Keynote speakers will be Erik Jonnaert, Secretary General of the European Automobile Manufacturers' Association and Wolfram Thomas, Group Chief Officer for Environment, Energy and New Business Areas at Volkswagen.

Key topics at the conference will include the role of the recycling industry in the ELV cycle, next generation recycling processes and the European ELV Directive towards 2015.

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