I-CAR announced that Jeff Peevy, senior director segment development – Collision Repair & Field Operations, has been recruited to lead the Automotive Management Institute (AMI) as its next president. His last day with I-CAR will be May 15. Managers already in place running the day-to-day operations in both the Collision Repair Segment and Field Operations will continue in their current leadership roles under new reporting relationships.
The opening created by Peevy’s departure is not expected to be immediately filled; the organization plans to take time to determine how to best leverage the opportunity this change creates as it continues to increasingly better serve the collision repair industry moving forward.
Peevy has been associated with I-CAR for nearly 25 years. He joined the organization in 1990 as a committee member, served as an instructor and rose to become a top regional manager, leading the South Central Region for six years. In 2006, he was promoted to national field operations manager and then joined I-CAR’s leadership team in Hoffman Estates to head Field Operations in 2007, later becoming senior director, directing both Field Operations and the newly formed Collision Repair Segment team since 2012.
I-CAR states that Peevy’s contribution to its work and his leadership role in the collision repair industry was driven by his passion for complete, safe and quality repairs for the ultimate benefit of the consumer and the principle that every person across the collision industry must be trained. More recently, he was involved in defining the attributes and benefits of a learning culture and building industry awareness around this. This same passion, coupled with his years of experience at I-CAR, has provided a foundation that prepares him for his next challenge at AMI, I-CAR states.
“The I-CAR ecosystem will miss Jeff, and at the same time, we also are thrilled that he is taking on a new challenge that will also serve the interests of our industry,” said I-CAR CEO and President John Van Alstyne. “While Jeff has played a key role helping drive positive change at I-CAR over the past several years, this commitment transcends Jeff – customer-focused continuous improvement is now part of our DNA at I-CAR. We wish Jeff well and look forward to exploring possible synergies with AMI that will benefit the collision repair industry, especially in new curriculums such as our new production management role, which will be launching later this year.”