I-CAR announced its 2017 international board of directors and executive committee following its strategic planning session and annual membership meeting held during the week of March 6 in La Jolla, California.
The board of directors is comprised of representatives from each of the following six industry segments: collision repair; insurance; OEM vehicle manufacturers; equipment, tools and supplies; education, training and research; and related industry services. James Roach (American Honda Motor Co.) will lead as chair of the executive committee. In addition, the following will serve on the executive committee: Timothy O’Day, Gerber Collision & Glass (vice chair); Ron Vincenzi, Oakland Auto Body, A Cook’s Collision Company (treasurer); Mark Woirol, Tech-Cor (secretary); Kyle Thompson, USAA (member-at-large); Mark Allen, Audi of America (member-at-large); and Joseph Laurentino, National General Insurance Co. (immediate past chair).
The remaining directors include Mark Algie, 3M; Stacy Bartnik, ITW Evercoat, Education Foundation Representative; John Donley, IAnet; John Eck, General Motors Co.; Daniel Friedman, Enterprise Holdings; Jim Guthrie, Car Crafters Inc.; Tim Hession, GEICO; Robert Hills, Universal Technical Institute; Sandee Lindorfer, Allstate Insurance Co.; Richard Perry, Chief Automotive Technologies; Roy Schnepper, Butler’s Collision Inc.; Randy Stabler, Pride Collision Centers Inc.; Marcy Tieger, Symphony Advisors LLC; Gary Wano, GW & Son Auto Body Inc.; and Michele Wyatt, Mutual of Enumclaw Insurance Co.
Roach stated, “Every vehicle owner expects that their collision-damaged vehicle will be properly and safely repaired. Our industry is obliged to meet these expectations. And an ever-changing and more sophisticated vehicle technology compels I-CAR to work even harder to make sure that our industry has the information, knowledge and skills required to perform complete, safe and quality repairs. The I-CAR board of directors is resolutely committed to this important goal.”
The overall strategic direction for I-CAR is set by the board of directors. In addition, the board of directors also assists in obtaining resources in support of the I-CAR mission.