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Monday, 11 June 2018 21:05

MSO Symposium Announces Advisory Board for 2018


The MSO Symposium, an exclusive and preeminent meeting for leadership in the collision repair industry, announced its 2018 Advisory Board following a meeting of industry executives, ASA staff and board members. 

This year’s Advisory Board members include:

Bruce Bares, Certified Collision, CEO - Master of Ceremony

Darrell Amberson, LaMettry’s Collision, President of Operations

Chris Abraham, Service King Collision Repair Centers, CEO

Tim Adelmann, ABRA Collision & Glass, President

Scott Benavidez, Mr. B’s Paint & Body Shop Inc., Owner

Paul Gange, Fix Auto, President & CEO

John Harris, John Harris Body Shops 

Jim Keller, 1 Collision Network, President

Michael Macaluso, CARSTAR, President

David Mitchell, Car Guys Automotive, CEO

Ron Nagy, Nagy Collision Centers, President

Tim O’Day, The Boyd Group, President & COO

Vince Romans, The Romans Group, Managing Partner & CEO

Dave Roberts, FOCUS Investment Banking, LLC., Managing Director and Automotive Group Team Leader

Mark Sanders, Caliber Collision Centers, President & COO

Roy Schnepper, Butlers Collision, President

Marcy Tieger, Symphony Advisors, LLC., Managing Director

Russell Thrall III, CollisionWeek, Publisher & Editor-In-Chief

John Walcher, Veritas Advisors, Inc., President

Rick Wood, Cooks Collision, President & co-CEO

The 2018 MSO Symposium will take place during NACE Automechanika on Thursday, August 9, in Atlanta, GA, at the Georgia World Congress Center.

This year’s symposium will offer insight on the latest trends and developments in the collision repair industry, as well as discuss unique dialogue revolving around some of the greatest challenges that large multi-shop organizations face. Attendees will benefit from the program's knowledgeable speakers, presentations, networking opportunities and diverse panel discussions. 

The MSO Symposium is the place for executives representing multi-shop operators (MSOs), along with single-location collision repair facilities with annual sales exceeding $3 million, to come together to discuss how these trends will impact their business and the industry. In addition, speakers and panelists will share their experiences and knowledge to provide this prominent sector of the collision repair industry insight as to how they facilitated their business’ growth and overcame obstacles on their path to success.

Registration for the MSO Symposium is now open at 

The event is also open to property and casualty insurance company executives and OEM representatives.

For inquiries, please contact Jennie Lenk at, or Brian Nessen at

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