The mPower Collision Podcast goes beyond P&C headlines to explore the latest trends in auto physical damage. Hosted by Ryan Mandell, the series includes in-depth interviews with experts from around the industry—carriers, repairers, OEMs, part suppliers, technology service providers and more. In each episode, Ryan provides insight and analysis on the market factors affecting automotive insurance claims and the delivery of proper, safe vehicle repair.
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Episode 4: What Vehicle Lightweighting Means for Collision Repair
July 21, 2021
Ryan and Edwin Pope, principal analyst at IHS Markit, discuss the growing use of lightweight materials in new automobile design and construction. While these alternatives are helping to improve safety, boost fuel economy and reduce costs, they are also creating new challenges affecting insurance claims and the delivery of proper and safe repair.
Episode 3: The Changing World of Automotive Recycling
May 11, 2021
In this episode, Ryan welcomes Jeff Helget, vice president of operations at B&R Auto Wrecking. Together they explore how the automotive recycling industry is adapting to growing vehicle complexity, the pandemic’s impact on the supply chain, and changes in method of inspection including virtual and automated estimating.
Episode 2: Silver Linings: Successfully Navigating an Uncertain Future
February 25, 2021
Paul Prochilo, CEO of Canada’s Simplicity Car Care multi-shop operation and chairman of the Canadian Collision Industry Forum (CCIF), joins Ryan to discuss how COVID-19 has changed his business and the industry. Hear how the pandemic, despite its challenges, has produced silver linings and find out what they mean for the future of proper, safe vehicle repair.
Episode 1: Re-Imagining What’s Possible in a Pandemic
December 7, 2020
Ryan and Tony Cotto, director of auto and underwriting policy at National Association of Mutual Insurance Companies (NAMIC), discuss the impact of COVID-19 on automotive insurers. Learn how carriers have quickly adapted to a new normal and how they’re re-imagining the future of claims post-pandemic.
About the Host
Ryan Mandell is the director of claims performance for Mitchell’s Auto Physical Damage division. In this role, he works hand-in-hand with insurance executives and material damage leaders to provide actionable insights and consultative direction. Ryan is an accomplished business leader with expertise in management, analytics, strategy and product development.