I-CAR, the Inter-Industry Conference on Auto Collision Repair, announced its 2016 International Board of Directors and Executive Committee following its strategic planning session and annual membership meeting in Orlando, Fla., earlier this month.
The Board of Directors is comprised of representatives from each of the following six industry segments - collision repair; insurance; OEM vehicle manufacturers; equipment, tools, and supplies; education, training, and research; and related industry services.
James Roach (American Honda Motor Company) will lead as Chair of the Executive Committee. In addition, the following will serve on the Executive Committee: Timothy O’Day, Gerber Collision & Glass (Vice Chair); Chris Evans, State Farm Insurance Co. (Treasurer); Mark Woirol, Tech-Cor (Secretary); Ron Vincenzi, Oakland Auto Body, A Cooks Collision Company (Member-At-Large); Eugene Scambray, Copart (Member-At-Large); and Joseph Laurentino, National General Insurance Company (Immediate Past Chair).
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The remaining Directors include – Mark Algie, 3M; Mark Allen, Audi of America; John Donley, IAnet; John Eck, General Motors Company; Jim Guthrie, Car Crafters Inc.; Tim Hession, GEICO; Robert Hills, Universal Technical Institute (UTI); Richard Perry, Chief Automotive Technologies; Roy Schnepper, Butler’s Collision Inc.; Randy Stabler, Pride Collision Centers Inc.; Kyle Thompson, USAA; Marcy Tieger, Symphony Advisors LLC; Rick Tuuri, AudaExplore – a Solera Company, Education Foundation Representative; Gary Wano, GW & Son Auto Body, Inc.; and Michele Wyatt, Mutual of Enumclaw Insurance Company.
Jim Roach, Chair of the I-CAR International Board of Directors stated, "Every vehicle owner expects that their collision-damaged car will be properly and safely repaired. Our industry is obliged to meet these expectations, despite the challenges posed by more sophisticated and rapidly changing vehicle technology. The I-CAR Board of Directors has never been more committed to fulfilling its vision of providing every person in the industry with the information, knowledge and skills required to perform complete, safe and quality repairs for the ultimate benefit of the consumer.”
The overall strategic direction for I-CAR is set by the Board of Directors. In addition, the Board of Directors also assists in obtaining resources in support of the I-CAR Mission.