Tuesday, 14 January 2020 11:20

HD Repair Forum Announces Formation of Committees to Address Collision Industry Setbacks

HD Repair Forum Announces Formation of Committees to Address Collision Industry Setbacks HD Repair Forum

HD Repair Forum is proud to announce the creation of four committees: Education, Technology, Parts, and OEM Repair Standards.

These committees have been established to address the macro-level issues found throughout the heavy-duty collision repair industry and are co-chaired by leaders from various segments of the market. Insight on the direction of each of these committees will be presented during the 2020 HD Repair Forum being held March 24-25 in Fort Worth, Texas.


“The purpose of these committees is to address challenges and solve problems throughout the year, not just during the HD Repair Forum. The key to the success of these committees is strong leaders who share a passion to drive change and a vision for a path that improves the industry for all stakeholders,” Brian Nessen, HD Repair Forum president and co-founder shares.


Education Committee Co-Chairs


Doug Schlueter - I-CAR

Brandon Eckenrode - CREF


OEM Repair Standards Committee Co-Chairs


Kevin Clary - Daimler Truck North America

Rohit Mathew - Carlisle & Co


Parts Committee Co-Chairs


T.J. O’Hanlon - Navistar

Mark Polzin - Budget Truck & Auto


Technology Committee Co-Chairs


Chuck Olsen - AirPro Diagnostics

Aaron Polzin - Budget Truck & Auto


A complete list of committee members and mission statements are available on the committee pages of the HD Repair Forum’s website.


Collision repairers, shop owners and management, fleet repairers, OEM/manufacturers, insurance professionals and appraisers, equipment/service/technology companies, and any others serving the heavy-duty collision repair industry are encouraged to participate. If you are interested in learning more about the committees or contributing, you may send your inquiries to Jennie Lenk: jenniel@hdrepairforum.com. As evidenced by the diverse cross section of companies and individuals currently serving on committees, all industry stakeholders are welcome to participate.