Hoffman Estates, Ill. (June 11, 2021) –
Service King continued its support of the collision repair industry’s future by awarding its annual Service King Way Grant: In Honor of Mario Malacara to a deserving student. Established in 2017, the Service King Way Grant honors the memory of Mario Malacara, an admired member of the Service King family, who dedicated his life to improving the collision industry through mentorship and legislative efforts. His legacy lives on through the grant, allowing him to continue inspiring the next generation of collision repair professionals.
“The Mario Malacara Scholarship memorializes his commitment to our company and our industry,” said Service King CHRO Sean Huurman. “We are honored to continue Mario’s legacy through this scholarship. In keeping with our core value of service, a value Mario lived daily, we are confident we can have a real and meaningful impact on future generations entering the collision repair business.”
The $2,500 Service King Way Grant: In Honor of Mario Malacara was awarded to:
- Juan Castaneda (Universal Technical Institute – Houston, TX).
Service King has supported the efforts of the Collision Repair Education Foundation since 1994. For additional information about Service King, visit www.serviceking.com.
Industry members interested in getting involved and supporting the Collision Repair Education Foundation’s efforts to assist secondary and post-secondary collision repair training programs should contact Brandon Eckenrode, Director of Development, at 312-231-0258 or Brandon.Eckenrode@ed-foundation.org. Monetary donations can be made online.
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: www.CollisionEducationFoundation.org.
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