I-CAR® Names Scott Kaboos to New OEM Technical Lead Role
May 02, 2022
HOFFMAN ESTATES, IL, May 2, 2022 – I-CAR®, the Inter-Industry Conference on Auto Collision Repair, today announced the addition of Scott Kaboos, a 20-year industry veteran, to the newly created position of Principal, OEM Technical Lead, and will also serve as a collision repair Subject Matter Expert (SME). Kaboos joins I-CAR following several years with American Honda Motor, where he led the development of Honda’s Collision Repair Technical and Training Programs
Kaboos’s responsibilities will involve further building I-CAR’s technical collaboration with all vehicle manufacturers (OEMs), including collaborative curriculum, training, technical information and technical services initiatives. He will also serve as a SME contributing broadly as a member of the organization’s expanding technical SME team, imparting technical expertise to all I-CAR products, programs and services.
Scott Kaboos, AMAM. AMCE
“Scott brings deep industry knowledge and experience with an OEM perspective,” said I-CAR President and CEO John Van Alstyne. “He compliments our expanding technical team and reinforces our commitments to technical leadership and deeper and broader OEM collaboration.” Beyond Honda, Kaboos earlier served as an instructor at both the college level and with I-CAR, and he started his collision repair career as a structural repair technician, all relevant to his new role. He holds several individual industry achievements, including I-CAR Platinum™, ASE Master Collision Technician as well as AMAM (Accredited Master Automotive Manager) and AMCE (Accredited Master Collision Repair Estimator) designations.
“Over the past two years, we have been focused on expanding and elevating I-CAR’s technical capabilities and capacity to keep pace with the extraordinary acceleration of technical knowledge, skills and information our industry needs to perform ‘complete, safe and quality repairs’ on the advanced vehicles of today - and tomorrow,” said Jeff Peevy, I-CAR Vice President, Technical Products, Programs and Services. “The addition of Scott further rounds out I-CAR’s technical team, joining Bud Center, Director, Technical Products & Curriculum, Dirk Fuchs, Director, Technical Programs & Services and Niel Speetjens, Senior Manager, ADAS/EV Lab Research & Specialty Training; the latter two joining I-CAR in 2021, with both bringing technical expertise in ADAS and Electric Vehicle technologies.”
Van Alstyne adds “the strategic expansion of our technical capabilities – people, processes and facilities – is in direct response to I-CAR’s commitment to provide and maintain industry technical leadership in the face of the ‘Technical Tsunami’ we continue to navigate as an industry.”
About I-CAR: Founded in 1979, I-CAR is a not-for-profit education, knowledge, and solutions organization designed to support the evolving needs of the Collision Repair Inter-Industry. I-CAR, which is accredited by IACET (International Accreditors for Continuing Education and Training) is focused on improving the quality and safety of auto collision repair for the ultimate benefit of both the industry and the consumer. For more information, please visit www.i-car.com