Collision Hub is pleased to announce the addition of Jason Bartanen and Holly Goodwin, AIC to assist the company in its next phase of growth and service to the industry.
“After completing a two-year collision industry research project, it was clear there were needs that I could not deliver in the way the industry stakeholders and consumers deserved and are demanding,” said Collision Hub, CEO Kristen Felder.
“We’ve accomplished many things over the last ten years, but there is much more to be done. Holly and Jason bring unique skills and experiences to the company and will ensure we continue to meet the industry’s needs with unique products, services and training.
Bartanen will assume a new role within Collision Hub as Director of Collision Industry Relations. Working closely with all industry stakeholders, Bartanen will bring an exciting line up of new products and services to market, with a primary focus on technicians.
With over two decades of experience with the industry’s training leader, I-CAR, he brings a wealth of knowledge and leadership in building high-performance teams and world-class training, products and services. Additionally, Bartanen has been a long-time member of the SkillsUSA national Collision Repair Technology (CRT) committee, is a member of both Fox Valley and Northeast Wisconsin Technical Colleges’ collision repair program advisory committees, and speaks frequently at local, state, national and international conferences.
As a member of the Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE), he has been an active participant with the Equipment and Tool Institute (ETI) and has been a frequent presenter at Great Designs in Steel (GDIS), an annual event that brings vehicle material engineers together to share their expertise in automotive steel advancements.
“I’m excited to be joining the Collision Hub team,” Bartanen said. “I’m most excited about the opportunity to reconnect with collision repair technicians from across the country, building products and services designed to help them excel. With all of the turmoil in the industry, both technical and business focused, I feel like the technicians have been a bit alienated and I want to see that change; Collision Hub is the perfect mechanism to lead that change. I believe there are opportunities to enhance OEM and other network programs, with a greater focus on the technicians repairing collision damaged vehicles.”