HOFFMAN ESTATES, IL – July 10, 2012– The Collision Repair Education Foundation has announced that Clark Plucinski has been named its Executive Director, effective July 30, 2012. His appointment was approved by the Foundation Board of Trustees at its June 25th meeting in Kansas City.
“We are pleased to have someone of this caliber lead the Collision Repair Education Foundation going forward”, stated Chris Northup, Chairman of the Board of Trustees. “Given Clark’s history with the Education Foundation, and his years of commitment of bringing high quality prepared technicians to our industry, Clark is a perfect fit for our organization to continue to grow and prosper in providing dollars and products to those who provide our future technicians and leaders.”
Clark Plucinski has 40 years industry experience starting as a Collision Repair Technician in 1970 at a major GM dealership. Clark was co-owner and President of BCP Auto Body, Inc. from 1973 – 1996; a four location collision repair business located in the Metropolitan, D.C. area, before becoming True2Form’s Executive Vice President of Sales & Marketing, a chain of 43 collision repair businesses located in four states. In August of 2010, True2Form was acquired by the Boyd Group. As a result of this merger, True2Form is now part of the Boyd/Gerber family and the largest collision repair chain in North America – with 187 locations in 15 U.S. states and 4 Canadian provinces. Plucinski has been featured in numerous national publications. He has held various board seats to include: I-CAR, the Collision Repair Education Foundation, CAPA, ASA Collision Division Committee, and President, Washington Metropolitan Auto Body Association. Mr. Plucinski received the I-CAR Founder’s Award, the ASA Special Achievement Award, elected into “The Hall of Eagles” and Body Shop Business, a leading industry publication, voted Mr. Plucinski “Collision Shop Executive of the Year” for 1996.