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CREF announces new Board of Trustees appointments

Tuesday, October 3, 2017 - 07:00
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The Collision Repair Education Foundation announced the appointment of four new members to its Board of Trustees including: Kevin Burnett, Gerber Collision & Glass; Don Mikrut, Audatex, a Solera Company; Jay Sharp, National Coatings & Supplies; and Karen Sullivan, Allstate Insurance.

Through the guidance, support, and direction of the Board of Trustees, the Collision Repair Education Foundation is able to continue its support of secondary and post-secondary collision students, their school programs, and instructors.

Russ Hoffbauer, chairman of the Foundation board said, “We are excited to have new representatives of these very supportive organizations join the foundation. Our vision is to help supply the collision repair industry with a sufficient number of qualified employees.  Having representatives from all segments of the industry is critical as we continue working toward that vision.”

Clark Plucinski, executive director of the Foundation stated, “All of us at the Collision Repair Education Foundation are thrilled to include such committed and dedicated individuals to our Board of Trustees. We rely on the support and leadership of our board to set an example through their generous support and strengthen the collision repair education system.”

About the Collision Repair Education Foundation:

The Collision Repair Education Foundation, founded in 1991, is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to supporting collision repair educational programs, schools, and students to create qualified, entry-level employees and connect them with an array of career opportunities. For information on how to donate to programs supported by the Education Foundation visit us online at:


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