EMERYVILLE, Calif. — RepairPal has announced the addition of Mort Schwartz to its advisory board. Schwartz, an accomplished executive and leader in the automotive industry, was recently inducted into the Automotive Hall of Fame last month in Dearborn, Mich.
RepairPal is a free online auto resource that provides accurate and complete auto maintenance and repair information to consumers. RepairPal’s service provides consumers with fair service price estimates, a comprehensive auto shop directory with user reviews and expert insights from ASE-certified mechanics. RepairPal’s unique, patent-pending system relies on multiple sources of proprietary data to provide accurate repair price estimates for most major and minor repairs on 98 percent of passenger vehicles in the U.S.
Other RepairPal advisors include Hal Logan, senior vice president of strategic planning and industry relations for Manheim Inc.; Christopher Michel, founder and former CEO of Affinity Labs and Military.com; James Currier, founder and former CEO of Tickle.com and co-founder of Ooga Labs; Stan Chudnovsky, former CEO of Tickle.com and co-founder of Ooga Labs; and David Potts, principal of Cascade 10, an industry veteran and strategic consultant to the online automotive industry.
Schwartz’s 40-year career includes directorships and chairmanships of several major industry organizations including the Automotive Parts and Accessories Association, the Automotive Warehouse Distributors Association and the California Automotive Wholesalers Association. He is a founder of the Global Automotive Aftermarket Symposium. Schwartz currently serves on the board of directors of WORLDPAC, a major aftermarket parts distributor, is a consultant to General Parts Inc., and serves as a Trustee of the University of the Aftermarket Foundation.
Schwartz served as a Captain in the U.S. Army and taught at Rutgers University. He earned his bachelors and masters degrees in industrial engineering from New York University. He was the recipient of a doctor of laws honoris causa from Northwood University in 2007.