I-CAR (the Inter-Industry Conference on Auto Collision Repair) board of directors recently announced its 2020-2021 board officers and executive committee members, following a nomination process by the I-CAR board governance and nominations committee, and ratified by the I-CAR Board on Aug. 26:
Kyle Thompson, ASAA, Chair
Jim Guthrie, Car Crafters, Inc., Vice Chair
Mark Allen, Audi of America, Treasurer
Dan Friedman, Enterprise Holdings, Inc., Secretary
Tim O’Day, Gerber Collision & Glass, Immediate Past Chair
“On behalf of the executive committee, I am thrilled to serve alongside some of the most respected and knowledgeable leaders in the collision repair inter-industry, in continued pursuit of I-CAR’s now 41-year mission of improving the quality, safety and efficiency of auto collision repair for the ultimate benefit of both the industry and consumer,” said Kyle Thompson, USAA, and I-CAR board chair.
“The collective experience and insights of my fellow executive committee members, along with the exceptional perspectives from all of our board members and our new member council, offer an incredible depth of knowledge, innovative thinking and business acumen for guiding us through this extraordinary era of profound change and opportunity,” he said.
In accordance with the new governance model enhancements the board adopted in Nov. 2019, ultimately reducing the overall size of the board to 13 -17 members, the number of board officers and executive committee members was equitably reduced from seven members to five members (for more information, see https://info.i-car.com/about-us/governance).
Additionally, the board chair and immediate past chair positions are now two-year terms, while the vice chair, treasurer and secretary positions remain one-year terms. Terms for the new officers became effective immediately following the Aug. 26 board meeting.