The Automotive Body Parts Association (ABPA) recently recognized Bob Frayer of NSF International with its Industry Award for his achievement to expand the collision parts replacement industry during the past year. Frayer, director of NSF’s Automotive Aftermarket Parts Certification Program and Engineering Laboratories, received the award at ABPA’s annual convention, held in Tampa last month.
NSF International, a 15-year leader within the automotive industry, launched the NSF Automotive Aftermarket Parts Certification Program in 2010 to help ensure that auto aftermarket parts (e.g. steel bumpers, step bumpers, brackets, reinforcement bars and absorbers) meet rigid quality, safety and performance standards.
Frayer and other NSF engineers independently evaluate and compare aftermarket auto parts to original equipment (OE) service parts to ensure the highest level of performance in terms of form, fit and function. NSF also requires an on-site inspection of the manufacturer’s quality system to verify that the company has a traceability program, complaint process and an in-plant quality assurance system in place.
“We are always pleased when we have the opportunity to publicly recognize the achievements of individuals who quietly and proficiently advance the cause of this industry and the parts we represent,” said ABPA Executive Director Stan Rodman when presenting the award. “Bob Frayer and NSF International are playing a large part in focusing attention to the quality products which now permeate our industry and which better allow our members to compete in the marketplace. This award is our way of just saying thanks for a job well done.”
“It is an honor to receive this award on behalf of NSF International from the ABPA. NSF and ABPA share a common mission, and that is protecting public health and safety and helping to ensure the safety and performance of auto parts contributes to that mission,” said Frayer. “We want to help make sure safe parts are available to collision repair professionals.”
In addition to overseeing NSF International’s Automotive Aftermarket Parts Certification Program, Frayer oversees NSF’s Engineering Laboratories. He holds a Master of Business Administration, a Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering and a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering all from the University of Michigan.
NSF Automotive Aftermarket Parts Certification Program