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Gary Ledoux

gary ledouxGary Ledoux is a freelance writer with 48 years in the automotive industry.  He can be reached at

Friday, 05 January 2018 18:59

OE Shop Certification Programs: Ford

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For this month’s OE certification profile, we spoke with Ford’s Lisa Fournier, Collision Product Manager, and Dean Bruce, Collision Marketing Manager.

Wednesday, 20 December 2017 19:57

OE Shop Certification Programs: American Honda

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Welcome to the first of what will be a series of articles on one of the hottest topics in the collision industry today: OE shop certification programs. 

Training: Providing a steady stream of automotive technicians, both mechanical and body, is a challenge today---not unlike the 1920’s. 

Wednesday, 08 November 2017 22:03

Post-Repair Inspectors: Their Past and Possible Future

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Post repair inspectors (PRI) are a relatively new part of the industry being “officially” a little over 25 years old and still a niche part of the business.  

The John Eagle verdict that occurred back in October, and the $42M judgement for the plaintiffs, Matthew and Marcia Seebachan, who were severely injured in an incorrectly repaired Honda Fit, was, no doubt, the biggest collision industry story of the year---if not the decade.

Tuesday, 07 November 2017 22:29

In Reverse: Early Industry Pioneers Left Their Mark

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Even before there were cars on the road, a number of people created products, provided services or simply had inauspicious beginnings that, although may have seemed trivial at the time, had a profound and lasting effect on the industry. 

Friday, 27 October 2017 17:03

In Reverse: The Seasons of the Industry

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Welcome to In Reverse, a new column for Autobody News. Each month, we’ll put time and space in reverse to revisit the people, places and events that brought the collision industry to where it is today.