I-CAR announced the 2015 recipients of two of its industry awards. Among those honored were James Losel, recipient of the Jeff Silver Award, and Mike Loy’s Collision, recipient of the Russ Verona Award. I-CAR states that the recognized individual and business both respectively exemplify the I-CAR spirit of professionalism, integrity and excellence.
“As we bring 2015 to a close, the I-CAR awards are a wonderful way to celebrate those industry leaders who have made a big difference in helping us better serve the industry with the critical information and knowledge that contributes to complete, safe and quality repairs for the ultimate benefit of the consumer,” said John Van Alstyne, I-CAR CEO and president. “The response to these awards has been overwhelmingly positive as the industry recognizes exemplary models of what I-CAR stands for – being fiercely committed to reaching every collision repair professional.”
I-CAR recognized the significant contributions of the following individuals and businesses during the Collision Industry Conference at the SEMA Show 2015:
- The Jeff Silver Award was presented to James Losel who, just like the award’s namesake, embodies a true passion for training and professional growth. Individuals must hold an I-CAR Platinum certification for at least five years, promote the Platinum certification and training, and bolster the collision industry’s positive image through their work. Losel is an estimator for State Farm Insurance, holds an I-CAR Platinum designation and is an ASE Master Technician. He is training the next generation of collision repair professionals through his work instructing and serving on the Erie Community College Advisory Board.
- Mike Loy’s Collision, recipient of the Russ Verona Award, has been an I-CAR Gold Class-designated shop for 20 years. Owner Mike Loy is an active participant in several charities and I-CAR committees across Ohio and promotes Gold Class through local marketing channels. The award, named in honor of the first business leader whose business earned the Gold Class designation, recognizes businesses that demonstrate dedication and professionalism in the collision repair industry.