Wednesday, 24 April 2013 15:44

ASA President Ron Pyle Has Resigned from ASA, Dan Risley Appointed as Interim Executive Director

Ron Pyle has resigned as president and chief staff executive of the Automotive Service Association (ASA), the organization announced April 22.

Pyle, who has served as president of the ASA since November 2002, said the “transition of executive leadership has been in process for several months.” He will continue to work with the association in an advisory role through the end of the year.

“We know Ron’s decision to step down was made with mixed emotions. We understand his choice and appreciate his efforts to ensure a smooth transition,” said Ron Nagy, immediate past chairman of the ASA.

“Consulting with the ASA leadership in the months to come will be of tremendous value to the board and staff of this great association. We thank Ron for his decade of service to the members of ASA. ”The Automotive Service Association (ASA) appointed Dan Risley as interim executive director. The announcement comes following Ron Pyle’s decision to step down as president and chief staff executive. Pyle joined the national staff in July 2002 and assumed the role of president in November 2002.

Risley, who joined ASA in March as executive vice president, said, “I’m grateful for the opportunity to serve an association with the storied history of ASA. The ASA board of directors is committed to strengthening the association through open communication and collaboration. I intend on helping them fulfill that commitment.”

“Dan’s leadership and presence within the auto repair industry are just a few of the underlying reasons we believe he is a perfect complement to ASA,” said Darrell Amberson, AAM, ASA chairman and vice president of operations at LaMettry’s Collision in Minneapolis. “The board looks forward to collaborating with him and leveraging his strengths to better the association and the value our membership receives.”

Risley, who has served the industry in many roles throughout his career, came to ASA after six years at Allstate Insurance Co. where he was a market claims manager. Prior to that, he served as executive director of the Society of Collision Repair Specialists for seven years, from 2001-2008. Pyle will continue to work with ASA in an advisory role until the end of the year.