The Alliance of Automotive Service Providers of New Jersey (AASP/NJ) presented the Third Annual James Moy Memorial Award to Marc Gabbard, the creator of the "Collision Repair Technicians United" Facebook group, during a special ceremony on the first night of the NORTHEAST 2019 Automotive Services Show.
The award was created in memory of the late James Moy, industry advocate, educator and beloved member of the automotive community who passed away three years ago. Each year at NORTHEAST, the award is presented to an individual in the collision repair industry who works tirelessly to better the field for all.
"I know exactly how much this means to James' family, his colleagues and his friends," a humbled Gabbard said during the ceremony. "The fact that he would think I would be worthy to have this bestowed on my shoulders is overwhelming. James was a fantastic guy; I really enjoyed my conversations with him about the industry, and I really miss that."
Launched in 2014, Collision Repair Technicians United is a self-described "group for members of the auto collision repair industry" where members can "share their experiences, ask for and offer advice about repair procedures, tools and equipment - pretty much anything related to the trade." The page boasted nearly 21,000 members as of March 2019. Gabbard is the owner of a collision repair shop in Yakima, WA.
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