The Automotive Management Institute (AMI) and the Automotive Service Association (ASA) have jointly announced Stefany Lorang, creative director for LaMettry’s Collision in Inver Grove Heights, Minn., as the recipient of this year’s Emil Stanley Merit Award.
The award honors Emil Stanley, who was publisher of Automotive Body Repair News (ABRN) until his death in 1989. Stanley was committed to strengthening professionalism of the collision repair industry through education. He was recognized as a strong advocate of the International Autobody Congress & Exposition (NACE), the world's largest collision repair event sponsored annually by ASA.
Lorang has worked in the collision repair industry for more than seven years. She has a bachelor’s degree in marketing management from the University of St. Thomas and is currently completing the necessary requirements to earn the Institute’s Accredited Automotive Manager (AAM) designation. When not working in the shop, she contributes her time to various community and industry organizations.
As the scholarship recipient, Lorang will receive $1,000 to be applied toward expenses to attend educational sessions and view the latest repair technologies and equipment during the 2014 International Autobody Congress & Exposition (NACE), to be held July 30-Aug. 2 this year in Detroit.
“I am honored to be selected as the recipient of this scholarship,” said Lorang. “I’m looking forward to a full schedule of classes, networking with other industry professionals and experiencing Detroit.”