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CCAR Announces New President and CEO

Daren S. Fristoe, president and COO of the Coordinating Committee for Automotive Repair (CCAR), announced that Charles E. Ayers of Midas International Corporation has accepted the position of president and CEO with CCAR effective Jan. 1. Fristoe has been actively seeking a replacement for some time, with his search focused on candidates with an extensive

Cindy Tursi, Former AASP/NJ Executive Director, Passes Away

“There aren’t enough words to describe what she did for the industry and for the association – it would take more of a book than a paragraph,” said AASP/NJ President Jeff McDowell. “Through determination, attention to detail and her commitment to wanting us all to be successful, she continually went over and above what was required of her.”

SCRS Launches Part Quality Complaint Form

The Society of Collision Repair Specialists (SCRS) is requesting repairers’ participation in a research project to document the condition of parts as received by collision repair facilities. If you have examples of poor quality, mislabeled, incorrect or incomplete parts you have received, SCRS is asking for you to complete a complaint form and submit it

Part Distributor and Insurer Elected to CAPA’s Board of Directors

The Certified Automotive Parts Association (CAPA) announced the election of John Palumbo of PartsChannel, Inc. and Bill Brower of Liberty Mutual Insurance to its Board of Directors. Palumbo is a widely recognized leader in the collision repair industry, CAPA says. Palumbo’s 15 years of experience began in 1996 as chief financial officer at Keystone. His

ARA Issues Second Statement Cautioning Against Strict Adherence to OEM Repair Policies

The Automotive Recyclers Association (ARA) says it is again urging the collision repair industry to ensure that any official, industry-sanctioned “repair standards” for collision repair include all recognized procedures – not just those of the OEMs.

Northern Michigan Body Shop Association Presents Mike Anderson at January Event

The Northern Michigan Body Shop Association will present well-known industry speaker Mike Anderson at its January meeting. Anderson will present "Educate, Not Alienate" and "Understanding Continuous Improvement." More about Anderson: • Nationally recognized speaker, consultant, and contributor to trade journals • Programs consistently rated as having “exceeded attendees expectations” • Founder of “” • Owned/Operated

ARA Cautions Giving Automotive Manufacturers Complete Authority Over Repair Procedures

The Automotive Recyclers Association (ARA) is calling on the collision repair industry to proceed cautiously in recognizing only automotive OEMs’ published repair procedures as the official industry-sanctioned repair standards for collision repair.

NACE, CARS 2012 Event Chairmen Announced

Automotive Service & Repair Week  (ASRW) announced Bill Moss, AAM, owner of Ferris EuroService Automotive, will serve as the next event chairman for the Congress of Automotive  Repair and Service (CARS); Ron Nagy, AAM, president and owner of Nagy’s Collision Center, will return for a second term as the event chairman for the International Autobody