One of his passions was to provide technical knowledge to the industry. His technical presentations at the Collision Industry Conference (CIC), alongside his dear friend Toby Chess, were just a small glimpse of his desire to give back to the collision industry.
A long-time SCRS board member that bled "SCRS blue," March embodied our philosophy of working together. He never passed up an opportunity to tell someone seeking his assistance as to why it was important for them to support SCRS and become a member. Those who contacted him seeking assistance were far more in number than one could imagine. As a result of his technical expertise and high visibility, he was involuntarily elevated and designated as the collision industry's technical expert.
March would receive countless e-mails and calls on a daily basis from collision repairers, car manufacturers, information providers, equipment manufacturers and vehicle owners alike who were seeking his input and guidance. He provided his help to these individuals, many of whom he never met, at his own expense and without acknowledgement. It was not for recognition, but rather his belief that helping others was something he was supposed to do.
March's heart was larger than the thousands of lives he came in contact with. We will miss him dearly, although the gift he left behind will remain for years to come. This is the gift of "unconditional giving." It is one of the legacies he will most be remembered for and something all of us have admired for many years. March quietly led by example and is someone all of us should aspire to emulate.
SCRS lost more than a board member and a dear friend on Sunday, August 26th -- we lost a part of our family. God bless March and our prayers are with his family during this difficult time.