HOFFMAN ESTATES, IL – March 28, 2011 – The Collision Repair Education Foundation announced the slate of Trustees and Executive Committee for 2011. The Education Foundation is honored to have the following representatives on the Executive Committee:
Chairman — Doug Webb, CSi Complete
Vice Chairman — Chris Northup, GD and C
Secretary– Tim O’Day, Gerber Collision & Glass
Treasurer — Terry Fortner, LKQ Corporation
Member-At-Large — Geralynn Kottschade, Jerry’s Body Shop
Member-At-Large — Bill Daly, Allstate Insurance Company
Member-At-Large — Joseph Allen, CCC Information Services Inc
Immediate Past Chairman — Chris Evans, State Farm Insurance
In addition to the Executive Committee, the Foundation Board of Trustees consists of: Terry Angell – Warren Tech; Guy Bargnes; Stacy Bartnik – CARSTAR; Domenic Brusco – PPG; Mary Knapp – Dennis Technical Education Center; Nick Notte – Sterling Collision Centers; John Saia – Toyota Motor Sales USA, Inc.; Rick Tuuri – Audatex, a Solera Company; and John Ward – Enterprise Holdings.
Trustee Emeriti consist of: J. Laurence Costin – CCC Information Services, Inc.; Lirel G. Holt; Frank D. McGiboney; Chuck S. Sulkala – Acme Body and Paint, Inc.; and the late Russell Verona – East Rockford Collision Center. Chairmen Emeriti consist of: Clark Plucinski – True2Form Collision Repair Centers.
Collision Repair Education Foundation Executive Director Scott Kruger said, “The Collision Repair Education Foundation celebrated a very successful year in 2010 – completing our first ever Ultimate Collision Education Makeover and awarding our second, tripling the number of product donors to schools, and raising a record amount of cash donations to support our scholarship and grant programs. Our success is shared with our Board of Trustees who commit their time, expertise, and resources to affect real and positive change in collision repair education programs in our high schools and colleges nationwide.”