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Dan Stander, AAM, Fix Auto Highlands Ranch in Littleton, Colo., succeeds Ron Nagy.
Automotive Service & Repair Week (ASRW) has announced that Dan Stander, AAM, Fix Auto Highlands Ranch in Littleton, Colo., will serve as the next event chairman for the International Autobody Congress & Exposition (NACE). The 2013 event is scheduled for Oct. 17-19 (with an education conference beginning Wednesday, Oct. 16) at the Mandalay Bay Convention Center in Las Vegas.
Stander succeeds Ron Nagy, who has concluded a two-year term as the NACE chairman from 2011-2012. "Nagy’s enthusiastic, diligent service the past two years is sincerely appreciated by the Automotive Service Association (ASA) and ASRW staff," said the organization in a recent release.
Stander is a second-generation collision shop owner with 30 years of experience. He holds the Accredited Automotive Manager (AAM) designation from the Automotive Management Institute (AMI) and is a graduate of the University of Colorado. As an ASA member for 30 years, Stander is active in the ASA-Colorado affiliate, currently serving as president of ASA Colorado’s Collision Division and on the state organization’s Board of Directors. Stander is also instrumental in ASA’s activities at the national level with his involvement in the ASA Collision Division Operations Committee and its Refinish subcommittee, as well as serving on the ASA Board of Directors as Collision Division director.
He also serves on an industry committee within the Database Enhancement Gateway administrative team and the Database Task Force, with members from AASP and SCRS. Since 2007, Stander has taken an active role as an educational presenter and leader in the collision repair industry during NACE, and has attended the annual event each year since 2007.