Collision Repair Education Foundation (CREF) Archives - aftermarketNews
CREF Awards $130K in Scholarships to Collision Students

With the industry’s support, CREF’s scholarships benefitted nearly 90 collision students, the organization said.

CREF Promotes Brandon Eckenrode to Executive Director

Eckenrode was formerly the foundation’s managing director.

I-CAR’s Jeff Silver Memorial Scholarship Established

Silver’s family says the scholarship is designed to help remove financial barriers for students studying collision repair.

ASE Education Foundation Partners on 10 Training Scholarships
3M and CREF Host Student Career Fair

The two-day event was tailored for students seeking insights into career opportunities available in the collision repair industry, along with opportunities to interview with local collision shops.

CREF Golf Outing Raised $100K for Collision Students

Held in July in Pittsburgh, the event sold out to capacity with 146 sponsors and industry supporters.

3M Donates to 300 Schools Through CREF

3M donated almost $890,000 in products and supplies to 300 schools around the country.

CREF Invites Collision Industry To Fall Student Career Fairs

CREF also has an electronic student resume database with contact information for over 600 collision students.  

2009 CREF Scholarship Winner Pays it Forward

Susan Bock’s journey serves as an inspiring example of the heights that can be reached with a desire to grow.

CREF Introduces 2022 Executive Committee

The committee of seven industry professionals will work to support the industry through engagement with collision schools and students.

ITT Nominates Christopher O’Shea for Board of Directors
Former ABRA Executive Donates $500K to CREF

A 35-year collision veteran who retired after ABRA merged with Caliber Collision, Tim Adelmann was inspired by a simple sign he saw at an airport that said, “See something, say something.”

CREF Announces New Leadership, Celebrates 30th Anniversary

The Board of Trustees has selected Brandon Eckenrode as the organization’s next managing director, effective July 1, 2021.

CREF Welcomes 6 New Trustees

CREF supports high school and college collision programs, students and instructors across the country.