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AMI Announces 2011 Emil Stanley Merit Award Recipient


The Automotive Management
Institute (AMI) and the Automotive Service Association (ASA) jointly announced that Chris Renfro, general manager for Car-O-Van Collision Center,
Orlando, Fla., is the recipient of this year’s Emil Stanley Merit Award.

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The award honors Emil Stanley, who was publisher of Automotive Body
Repair News (ABRN) until his death in 1989. Stanley was committed to
strengthening the professionalism of the collision repair industry through
education. He was recognized as a strong advocate of the International Autobody
Congress & Exposition (NACE), the world’s largest collision repair event
sponsored annually by ASA.

Renfro has worked in the collision repair industry for
more than 10 years and has been a general manager for the last four years. He
is currently working on completing the necessary requirements to earn the
Institute’s Accredited Automotive Manager (AAM) designation.


As the scholarship recipient, Renfro will receive $1,000
to be applied toward expenses to attend educational sessions and view the
latest repair technologies and equipment during the 2011 International Autobody
Congress & Exposition (NACE), Oct. 5-8, in Orlando, Fla.

"I’m honored to be the recipient of this award and
I’m looking forward to the training and networking opportunities that this
scholarship will facilitate," said Renfro. "This opportunity will provide me with new
knowledge and help build industry relationships that are critical to my future

The Emil Stanley Award is made possible by a grant from
ASA to AMI’s resource development program, EXCEL.Chris Renfro.

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