News: Consolidator Report
CARSTAR Auto Body Repair Experts, now in its 23nd year of operations, has named new advisory board members and a new vice chair to help lead what the company says are “aggressive growth and expansion efforts” for 2012.
CARSTAR Auto Body Repair Experts, now in its 23nd year of operations, has named new advisory board members and a new vice chair to help lead what the company says are "aggressive growth and expansion efforts" for 2012.
Gary Boesel, who’s been in the CARSTAR network for 20 years and owns Alpine CARSTAR Auto Body and Jordan Road CARSTAR Collision in the Denver area, has been named vice chair for the CARSTAR Advisory Board for 2012.
Joining the CARSTAR Advisory Board as new members are Bob Arnoldink, owner of Auto Body Xperts CARSTAR in Wayland, Mich.; Gerald Wicklund, owner of Wicklunds CARSTAR in Liberty, Mo.; and Kyle Wharff, owner of Ace Sullins CARSTAR in Miramar, Fla. They will serve three-year terms.
Returning to the CARSTAR Advisory Board are Scott Hotalen, owner of Stanton CARSTAR in Binghamton, N.Y.; Debbie Callahan, co-owner of Lakeside Collision CARSTAR in Mt. Laurel, N.J.; Dave Brinkman, owner of CARSTAR Collision Center in Fairfield, Ohio; Charlie Eilers, owner of Charlie’s CARSTAR in Cahokia and Columbia, Ill.; and Jeff Middleton, owner of Exhibition Automotive CARSTAR in Kent, Wash.
Dean Fisher, owner of CARSTAR Yorkville in suburban Chicago, transitions from the 2011 Vice Chair to become an Emeritus Advisory Board member. John Burns, owner of Burns CARSTAR in Lake Hamilton, Fla., and Brett Bailey, owner of A & B CARSTAR of Riverside in Kansas City, Mo., also move from the CARSTAR Advisory Board to become Emeritus Advisory Board members.
Several other long-time CARSTAR owners completed their three-year terms and will rotate off of the CARSTAR Advisory Board, including Kerry Woodson, general manager of Jungerman’s CARSTAR in St. Peter, Mo., and Clay Hansen, owner of CARSTAR Layton Collision Center in Layton, Utah, who in addition to serving on the board has also led the CARSTAR business development committee.
“We thank all of our Advisory Board members for their service and their dedication to building CARSTAR for all of the independent store owners,” said David Byers, CEO of CARSTAR Auto Body Repair Experts. “They contribute a tremendous amount of time and intellectual capital helping lead and grow this organization. We welcome our new Vice Chair Gary Boesel and our new Advisory Board members, and look forward to adding their perspective and experience to the leadership team of CARSTAR.”