Exposing Excellence In Collision Repair
Meetings And Presentations

Hod Lipson, PhD - Guild 21 May 2017

Autonomous vehicles:  Will we need body shops?

Repairers, Insurers, and OEMs, learn about our future!  


Mike Anderson - Guild 21 March 2017

Inventing the Future . . .

Repairers, Insurers, and OEMs, the chant lives on!  
We are thrilled to have Mike
back to present in March:

Mike Anderson is the former owner of Wagonwork Collision Centers, two highly acclaimed shops located in Alexandria, Virginia. He is an Accredited Automotive Manager (AAM). His technical staff was ASE-certified and his collision technicians were also certified by Lincoln Basic Motorsports Welding accreditation course and held numerous OEM certifications.

During Mike’s last Guild21 presentation the audience interaction was so great that the presentation had to be cut short due to time constraints. We won’t limit interaction this time, either! Set your calendar date and time to continue the SCANNING discussion.


George Avery - Guild 21 February 2017

George began his career in the auto body repair industry working as an auto body technician and painter in Southern California.

George joined State Farm Insurance working in various roles as an auto estimator, estimator trainer, auto claim representative handling property/ injury claims and management.  George moved to the State Farm Home Office in Bloomington Illinois as an auto claims instructor.  He was later promoted to management in the Learning and Development department where he was responsible for developing and delivering auto estimating curriculum for auto estimating personnel and management companywide.


George assumed an Auto Estimating Consultant role in the Property and Casualty Claims department.  Responsibilities included providing guidance and direction to management in thirteen states.  As a corporate consultant, George served as the committee chair for several corporate committees responsible for auto estimating procedures companywide.  George served as a resource for media requests and managed the State Farm Repair Facility Advisory Council.

Beginning in 2005 George served as the State Farm spokesperson to the auto repair industry.  After 37 years George retired from State Farm Insurance in June of 2016.

George provides consultant services and is available to speak at local, national, and international industry events on a variety of topics.  In addition, is an active participant in the National Auto Body Council (NABC) and Collision Industry Conference (CIC).