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Movers & Shakers: Holley Names New CIO, Lucas Oil Facility Receives ISO Recertification

By SEMA News Editors

Holley Performance Brands Names Charan Mann CIO
Charan Mann

Holley Performance Brands, the performance solutions provider based in Bowling Green, Kentucky, has named Charan Mann as its new chief information officer (CIO).

Mann will oversee the direction of the Holley Performance Brands information technology (IT) strategy. She will develop and execute a technology roadmap to elevate the online experience for Holley's retailer and distributor network, and enthusiasts.

In her most recent role at OneAmerica, Mann led IT operations across all IT disciplines. Before OneAmerica, she held various leadership positions at Zeta Interactive, Selligent and Cummins.

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Lucas Oil's Corydon Facility Achieves ISO 9001:2015 Recertification
Lucas Oil Corydon

The Lucas Oil production facility and laboratory in Corydon, Indiana, has met all the standards for recertification as ISO 9001:2015-Quality Management Systems.

The audit process of an ISO 9001:2015 certification consists of a detailed and thorough evaluation of an organization's entire quality management system in two stages. The first audit stage is a document review to examine a company's quality policies, scope statement, testing and evaluation processes and procedures and record keeping. The second audit stage evaluates how the quality management system is conducted by employees to verify it matches the process outlined in the document review. This is done through employee interviews, by observing employee activities and by reviewing sample records to ensure everything matches, the company said.

"The recertification of ISO 9001:2015 reflects the world-class facilities, technologies, teams and processes that deliver products that boost power, fuel efficiency and engine longevity for customers all around the globe with our proprietary science," said Matt Conrad, general manager of Lucas Oil. "We're proud to have been manufacturing the very best oils, additives and lubricants for more than 30 years, and this certification validates the hard work being done by our entire team. This globally recognized standard exemplifies excellence exhibited by the entire organization and our unwavering commitment to customer satisfaction."

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I-CAR Launches New Early Career Technician Program, I-CAR Academy, Plus Unveils Updated Collision Careers Website

The Inter-Industry Conference on Auto Collision Repair (I-CAR) has launched I-CAR Academy, a comprehensive educational program that includes a revolutionary entry-level collision-repair curriculum for both career and technical schools and collision-repair centers. Now in its 45th year, I-CAR provides educational programming, technical information and services, and talent crisis solutions for the industry and its related value chain. I-CAR Academy is the first industry-neutral, comprehensive early career program designed specifically to attract, train, and retain technicians, and recognize the schools and repair centers training new entrants.

I-CAR Academy is designed to kickstart a technician's education journey, providing an engaging, solid foundation to launch into I-CAR Professional level (ProLevel) curriculum and Platinum Technician certification, along with OEM and supplier certified programs. For shops, additional training and best practices for effective mentoring, which is key to technician development and progression, and culture best practices for shop leaders, which aids in retention, will be available.

Available to schools for the 2024-2025 academic year, I-CAR Academy will ultimately replace the existing education edition curriculum (PDP-EE). A similar curriculum will be available to shops in August, with additional tools tailored to improve shop culture and enhance the leadership and mentorship experiences. Schools and shops interested in the I-CAR Academy program can learn more at

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Collision Careers

I-CAR has launched an enhanced version of

The updated website now includes career path details and downloadable resources for parents, educators and school advisors, as well as a new, engaging video to better serve the collision-repair industry in attracting and retaining skilled collision-repair technicians.

The website and new video feature real, working technicians and students who demonstrate that today's professionals work in a clean, safe, cutting-edge environment, the organization said. The website also houses information outlining career paths, descriptions for different roles within the industry, a search for accredited shops and schools and career guidance tools to illustrate the importance of a career in this field. Additionally, the website connects technician candidates with schools, industry partners and potential employers.

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