Database Enhancement Gateway Announces New Administrator for the DEG


Prosser, Washington, May 29, 2017  The Database Enhancement Gateway (DEG) announces Danny Gredinberg as the new administrator of the free online resource developed to address inquiries to information providers (IPs) about collision repair estimating data. With nearly sixteen years of collision repair experience as a certified technician, estimator and senior technical repair advisor, Gredinberg brings a wealth of experience and insight to the position, providing a fresh perspective for the DEG.

As an experienced user of the DEG in his prior roles, Gredinberg saw great benefit from submitting inquiries through the website on errors, inaccuracies or omissions found in the estimating data content. As an end-user, he found the site to be an effective mechanism to make positive changes through feedback and interaction with the IPs.  

"It's an exciting time to be in the collision repair industry," shared Gredinberg.  "The advancement of vehicle technology is evolving and changing quickly; from vehicle construction, advance driver assist systems, repair methods, tooling and training. We sometimes forget how challenging it can be to capture those dynamic changes to the vehicles in order to get the information out to the people working on the cars. The information providers rely heavily on the OEM's for information, but there is a tremendous resource in having regular feedback from technicians and collision repair businesses who have the vehicle in front of them, and can communicate areas where the data may not align with the vehicle reality."

"Danny really seems to be the ideal individual to assume the role of DEG Administrator," added Ron Reichen, member of the DEG Joint Operating Committee. "I've had the opportunity to work with him directly in the past through other programs, and I think we all believe his technical aptitude and passion for advancing the industry are going to serve the industry well. Danny shares the same commitment and values of the DEG, and why it was created. It's important to all of us for the DEG to continue its legacy in the spirit of March Taylor who began this work as a volunteer based on the premise of doing the right things, the right way for the right reasons."

Danny Gredinberg will assume control of inquiries starting on May 29 th, and will work closely with end-users on resolving both existing and new submissions.  
"I am really passionate about giving back to this industry, and being a part of actively helping to raise awareness and understanding of the information necessary to capture accurate repair procedures," added Gredinberg. "The DEG isn't about changing labor times, it's really about helping to educate those using the system to facilitate feedback to those developing it and to get proper information to the collision repair industry in the most efficient way possible. I'm proud to be a part of the DEG which has a proven record of making a difference in the industry and to have the opportunity to work closely with great organizations like the Alliance of Automotive Service Providers and the Society of Collision Repair Specialists."

For more information about the DEG or if you have an inquiry regarding estimating data, please visit www.degweb.org

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About the Database Enhancement Gateway (DEG):
The DEG is an initiative designed to help improve the information in collision repair estimates through proactive feedback about vehicle-specific errors, omissions and inaccuracies in the database and labor times.  With support and funding from the Alliance of Automotive Service Providers (AASP), Society of Collision Repairs (SCRS) and other industry organizations, the DEG can provide its services free of charge to the industry. For more information on the DEG please visit www.degweb.org or email admin@degweb.org
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About SCRS:  
Through its direct members and 39 affiliate associations, SCRS is comprised of 6,000 collision repair businesses and 58,500 specialized professionals who work with consumers and insurance companies to repair collision-damaged vehicles. Additional information about SCRS including other news releases is available at the SCRS website: www.scrs.com. You can e-mail SCRS at the following address: info@scrs.com.

SCRS Admin Office

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Aaron Schulenburg

Executive Director | Society of Collision Repair Specialists (SCRS)

 

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aaron@scrs.com